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1999

Mepkin kicks off concert season with ‘Messiah’

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER — The Trappist community at Mepkin Abbey began their 1999 concert and lecture season with a performance Jan. 3 of Handel’s “Messiah” in the abbey church. It was, in the words of the Right Rev. Francis Kline, Abbot of Mepkin, “a fitting event for the feast of the Epiphany.” […]


Planning for vocations beyond 2000

By REV. MSGR. JAMES A. CARTER (Note: This is the first in a series of four columns about vocations to the priesthood. This column will review the current situation in the Diocese of Charleston. In the next three weeks, the following topics will be addressed: some reasons why we have a shortage of priests, possible […]


Trust in the Lord and live in his word

By MARY HOOD HART “The past must be abandoned to God’s mercy, the present to our fidelity, the future to divine providence.” St. Francis de Sales At this writing, we are days away from the New Year. During our holiday travels, my family and I stayed at a hotel which was busy making preparations for […]


Faithful of diocese open their hearts to hurricane victims

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS It came as no surprise to Bishop David B. Thompson that the people of his diocese would respond to victims of Hurricane Mitch when asked to become part of that humanitarian effort before Christmas. “The people in South Carolina empathize with the people in Central America, because they know of the […]


Spanish Mass reunites Catholics with their faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER GAFFNEY — The Hispanic community here found a home at Sacred Heart Church recently, and all it took was the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe to welcome them back to the fold. That, and Father Gary Linsky’s promise to say this special Saturday service in Spanish. The pastor was nervous, […]


Williams family shares bond in giving back

By TIM BULLARD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — By selling Tootsie Rolls, Jeremy Williams and his parents have helped the Knights of Columbus raise funds to assist people challenged by life’s disabilities. The family moved to North Myrtle Beach a year ago after living in Raleigh, N.C., for 24 years. “Jeremy has Down’s Syndrome,” said his […]


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    Aug 178:10 am Orientation: 9th and 10th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    11:30 am 1st Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    5:30 pm Family/Teacher Meeting
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    6:00 pm Back to School Night
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    6:30 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 18 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Get the Scoop
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Teacher work day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Teacher PD- M. Beach
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Ministry Moments at SHE Upstate Women's Show
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    12:00 pm Open House/Extra Curricular Fair
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    2:00 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 198:00 am Campus clean-up
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil