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1999

Parish directory showed more than faces

By MARY HOOD HART For the past few months, I’ve been helping to coordinate the production of a parish photo directory for my church, St. Brendan the Navigator in Shallotte, N.C. Our church’s last photo directory was published in 1984, and it included approximately 60 families. For the new directory, to be published at the […]


Parish celebrates St. Vincent and one special Vincentian

By PAUL A. BARRA GLOVERVILLE — All Vincentians are supposed to celebrate the feast of their founder, St. Vincent de Paul, each year. The occasion at Our Lady of the Valley Parish had special overtones in 1999. “We celebrate St. Vincent’s vision of serving the poor,” said Sister Nancy Murphy, a Daughter of Charity of […]


BE students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

DANIEL ISLAND — Nine Bishop England students were named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are: Jeffrey C. Bandy, Jennifer L. Brady, Matthew K. Conte, Thomas F. Durst, Schuyler R. Knowles, Erin E. Lawson, Ashley M. Sands, Jeffrey S. Shirley, and Nicholas E. Stech. The semifinalists from Bishop England High School are among thousands of […]


BE students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

DANIEL ISLAND — Nine Bishop England students were named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are: Jeffrey C. Bandy, Jennifer L. Brady, Matthew K. Conte, Thomas F. Durst, Schuyler R. Knowles, Erin E. Lawson, Ashley M. Sands, Jeffrey S. Shirley, and Nicholas E. Stech. The semifinalists from Bishop England High School are among thousands of […]


Columbia parishes strong support base for Habitat

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “I saw this neighborhood in its better days, and I saw it go down,” recalled Sandra Cochran, life- long resident of the Columbia community known as Arthurtown. Unable to stop the tide that was turning their quiet neighborhood into a place of fear and crime, residents felt helpless, until South […]


Upstate Catechist Workshop a ‘seasonal’ event

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — Religious education teachers from all over the Upstate met at Prince of Peace Parish on Sept. 25 for the 13th Annual Upstate Catechist Workshop. After prayers and hymns, Sissy Beck, a religious education staff member at Prince of Peace, shared the reflection of a young man of means who wanted […]


Stories shared on the subject of time management

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “We often see time as a commodity, something we have control over. In this time management class, we will learn about the gift of time,” said Kathy Hendricks, guest speaker for the Diocese of Charleston Department of Catechesis, Initiation and Evangelization’s sponsored seminar on time management, held Sept. 23 at […]


Jubilee Justice seeks debt relief for poor countries

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — Church leaders from different denominations gathered at St. Peter Church on Oct. 2 to heed the Word of God in practical terms. They had in mind a radical idea. “The concept is both radical and profound, but it’s amazing how much movement there has been on the part of […]


Bishop Baker ordained to the episcopacy Sept. 29.

By NANCY SCHWERIN Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer — Romans 12:12 CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston received its new shepherd in grand scale Wednesday, Sept. 29, amidst a sea of faithful — 3,000 strong — who traveled by the busload to welcome Bishop Robert J. Baker. The North Charleston Convention […]


Bishop Baker’s Sept. 28 vesper homily

There is a story told about a bishop who was invited to give a talk at a city hall outside his diocese, and he ended up getting lost on his way there. As he was going down the street the wrong way, he met a little boy and asked him for directions to city hall. […]


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    Sep 23 Fac./Staff Retreat
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    Sep 2410:30 am Thanksgiving Mass - Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate - St. Joseph's - Columbia
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    Sep 25 Early Dismissal
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    2:00 Dismissal
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    2:00 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
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