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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 […]


Presentation on Catholic-Jewish relations features international expert

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Since the mid-’60s, Catholics and Jews have been trying to come to grips with the Holocaust and the massive entanglements that have come to symbolize the deep divisions between the two religions. However, a gathering on Nov. 12 offered insights on how these difficulties might be ultimately resolved. “Catholics […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bible Outreach Program helps rebuild faith of those feeling lost

By JOEY REISTROFFER CHESNEE  Margaret Walker knows the empty, soulless feeling of faith lost. It happened to her, and she endured an excruciating period in life without the Lord. Now she is back, having clawed her way out of the darkness. Her faith today is rock solid in Christ, and she does not want […]


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, […]


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    Apr 29All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    All Day 11th Annual School Gala
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Father/Daughter Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am First Communion Rehearsal
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Black Catholics' Day of Reflection
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Apr 30All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Korean Outdoor Sunday Mass, Greensboro, NC
    From the Calendar of Korean Ministry
    1:00 pm Diaconate Formation Program, Information Meeting
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:30 pm 1st Communion Practice
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    May 1All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day AP Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Interims Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day PTO Board Meeting
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day Progress Reports
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    All Day High School May Day
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    All Day Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    4:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    6:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville