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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 […]

Speakers emphasize call to holiness and mission at charismatic conference

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The speakers for the 2000 South Carolina Charismatic Conference, Father Tom Forrest and Jim Murphy, had one joint goal for the conference. It was to get people excited about the jubilee year especially during its final two months. Held the last weekend of October at St. John Neumann School, the […]

Catholics and Lutherans look to bright future

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “Imagine a Roman Catholic bishop speaking in a Lutheran church on this Sunday, 400 years ago,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker during his homily for an evening prayer service commemorating the Festival of Reformation, an event sponsored by the Midlands Conference of the South Carolina Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in […]

Pastoral administrators become parish life facilitators

CHARLESTON — What’s in a name? Pastoral administrators will find out now that their titles have changed to meet specifics of recent Vatican directives and the Code of Canon Law to better reflect their ministry. The new title is parish life facilitator. The change was established and developed by Bishop Robert J. Baker and a […]

St. Joseph’s unveils renovations

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — This year certainly has been filled with jubilee for the folks at St. Joseph’s High School. Founders of the school started with a dream in the early 1990s. Through prayer and a lot of hard work, they have gone from “The Little House on Augusta Road” in the 1993, […]

Acknowledging the sin of historical racial segregation

  Msgr. THOMAS R. DUFFY In 1997, my bishop (the Most Rev. David B. Thompson), one Lutheran bishop (the Rev. Dr. David A. Donges), three Episcopal bishops, (the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson, the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, and the Rt. Rev. William J. Skilton), and one United Methodist Bishop (the Rt. Rev. J. Lawrence […]

Philip Grant

1st year at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass. Birthplace/date: Boston, Mass., Oct. 18, 1940 Home parish: St. Patrick’s in Norcross, Ga. Family: mother, 87; father, 96 (both in Boston); and six siblings, three boys and three girls Favorite aspect of seminary: community life, the camaraderie Most difficult aspect: keeping up with all […]

Gatherings bring Encuentro home to the Pee Dee

  By FATHER ‘RICK LABRECQUE The last week of September brought unique gatherings to the two churches of western Horry County in the northeast corner of the diocese. Parish Encuentros were held at Resurrection Church in Loris on Sept. 24 and at the Church of St. James in Conway on Sept. 30. “Encuentro” is a […]

Forum asks, ‘Is there hunger in South Carolina?’

By SISTER PAT KEATING, OP COLUMBIA — More than 150 people came together at Bethel AME Church on Oct. 17 for the “Ending Hunger in South Carolina” forum. Held in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Week, the event was planned by the South Carolina Anti-Hunger Network (SCAN). The group was formed in 1998 by a collaborative […]

A teen-age diary of World Youth Day

By ALISON GRISWOLD Monday, Aug.14 Our pilgrimage begins! Our group of 15 from St. Francis by the Sea (myself, Angela and Dominique Cavalluzzi, Steve Milana, Alyssa Petro, Caroline Rankin, Catherine and Diane Reilley, Molly and Meg Strimpfel, Andrew Wilson, and Christy and Joy Wrightson) was joined by two young adults from Blessed Sacrament in Charleston, […]

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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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