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Our Lady of La Vang celebrating our holy Mary

By ANTHONY TUAN LE If Catholic people in Americas venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe in mid-December, European Catholic people have aspirations of our Holy Mother at Lourdes and Fatima, and then Catholic believers in Asia, especially in Vietnam, solemnly worship Our Lady of La Vang in August. As Catholics, we all understand that though our […]

Evangelization thriving in Peru

By MSGR. DONALD GORSKI May this 2000 year of our Lord be for you a time of rich blessings! May the Child who entered the world 2,000 years ago fill you with that peace that the world can neither give nor understand! The year 2000 here in this parish has been a year in which […]

Arbor Day award goes to Sumter Catholic student

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — This year St. Anne School in Sumter implemented a mandatory service project for each grade, and the fifth-grade students chose to plant trees as part of their service work. When fifth-grade teacher Lilly Plowden heard about the S.C. State Arbor Day poster contest, she had her class enter the competition […]

Advent 2000 — sustaining the Jubilee spirit

My dear brother Priests and Parish Life Facilitators: Warmest greetings and good wishes to you in this holy season of Advent! I thank you for your efforts to join with me in prayerfully and joyfully celebrating the Jubilee Year of grace that is quickly coming to a close. We are reminded of the great challenges […]

Christopher Smith

2nd year at the Pontificio Seminario Romano Maggiore, Rome, Italy Birthplace/date: Greenville, June 28, 1977 Home parish, location: Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville Family: mom, Nancy; Dad, Ed; brothers Terry and Robin Favorite aspect of seminary: liturgical life, atmosphere of prayer Most difficult aspect of seminary: taking German and Greek in Italian 3 people […]

New Catholic high school recognized by diocese

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — On the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a local school named after the famed 16th century Jesuit received a grand present. Bishop Robert J. Baker came to Sumter on Dec. 3 to officially welcome St. Francis Xavier High School into the Diocese of Charleston and to bless the walls […]

Landings evangelization program completes first season at Nativity

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JAMES ISLAND — Since the beginning of this year, one Lowcountry parish has been working in a quiet way to welcome inactive Catholics back to the church. And, just last month, Nativity Parish celebrated the conclusion of its first Landings session by welcoming home to the faith two young women. Landings is […]

Mobile Meals brings Christmas cheer

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Mobile Meals is pretty close to ground zero when it comes to passing along holiday cheer to the needy across the county. Executive Director Jayne McQueen and her Mobile Meals volunteers deliver hot meals along with a smile all year long. During the Christmas season, however, it gets special. “This […]

Five St. Joseph students selected for S.C. Honors Choir

COLUMBIA — Five students from St. Joseph School have been selected to perform in the state’s prestigious S.C. Elementary Honors Choir Feb. 15-17. The group of St. Joseph School students earned the second-highest audition score and was among the largest groups selected from a single school. As a new member of the S.C. Music Educators […]

Diocesan churches fight vandalism, theft

CHARLESTON — Two diocesan parishes were victims of crime in this joyous season. St. Mary Church in Charleston will continue to keep its doors open during the day, although special precautions will be taken regarding the church’s silver altar crucifix, which was stolen and then returned to the parish last week. The 20-pound crucifix was […]

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Feb 221:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
5:00 pm Fish Fry
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
10:00 am Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Bishop to preside closing Mass of annual Statewide college retreat - Buckridge Plantation - Orangeburg
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 2510:15 am First Communion Retreat
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville