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Response to rosaries for life effort in Upstate amazes organizer

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — The people in the Piedmont Deanery know life is a precious gift from God, now they are praying that all people respect it. The movement, “10,000 Rosaries for Life,” started in October at Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, and it has caught fire, with prayers spreading across […]


Vocations support system thrives in Bluffton

By NANCY SCHWERIN BLUFFTON — If seminarians are feeling embraced, it’s probably from the never-ending prayers pouring out of St. Gregory the Great Church. For more than two years, a vocations committee at St. Gregory’s has organized support for diocesan seminarians. Parishioners and families lend their time and resources, praying, writing, sending gifts and generally […]


The congregation of St. Mary’s

n 1788 pioneering Catholics formed the first parish in the Carolinas and Georgia By FATHER SCOTT J.A. BUCHANAN November: To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ In the month of November, Catholics traditionally focus on two liturgical feasts which, although they do not seem closely related, are, in […]


All-Catholic Habitat house dedicated

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — A few short months ago, Jessie Jones’ house was still a dream inside her head. Now, she has the keys to her Habitat for Humanity home in the Saluda Bluffs subdivision. Habitat for Humanity celebrated with Jones in a dedication and blessing service on Oct. 28. Bob Whitley, executive […]


Year of prayer intention for November:

To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER Not just in the month of November, when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls, but all through the year, and even daily, we should meditate on our future with […]


Stack wears out catechists and fires them up

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — When Paul Schroeder introduced John M. Stack to about 100 catechists and directors of religious education at the Holiday Inn Northeast on Nov. 11, he probably won the diocesan Understatement of the Year Award. “Welcome to an experience,” Schroeder said. Then he stepped aside for a human dynamo. […]


Three thumbs up

As the van pulled out of the abortion clinic, the workers gave us a thumbs up By PATRICIA SIBO We had been in front of the abortion clinic for about an hour praying the rosary. The candlelight vigil had begun at 6 p.m., and we were halfway through the fourth of the Glorious Mysteries. It […]


Catechism subject of parish mission led by Cistercian monk

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — In three short days at Corpus Christi Church, Prior Luke Anderson from St. Mary’s Cistercian Priory in New Ringgold, Pa., successfully dispelled the groundless fears that keep the faithful from reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the parish mission titled, “What Catholics Believe and Why,” Father Luke showed […]


David Whitman

1st year at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore Birthplace/date: Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 2, 1968 Home parish: Corpus Christi, Lexington; parents recently moved to Sacred Heart, Gaffney Family: mom; dad; brother, Mike; sister-in-law, Veronica Favorite aspect of seminary: I get to learn more about my faith and myself. Most difficult aspect: The transition from being independent, […]


Teens lead the way through evangelization

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The lights were bright, the music was loud and the laughter contagious at the diocesan youth rally held at St. John Neumann School on Nov. 4, where more than 400 junior high students from throughout South Carolina were captivated by the Gospel message. The presenters, Cultivation Evangelization Team, are […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil