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2002

St. Vincent de Paul Youth Conference formed

By Mary Marshall ROCK HILL – Fourteen St. Anne Parish teens, armed with the desire to help needy neighbors in the Rock Hill community, recently joined forces to form the Diocese of Charleston’s first St. Vincent de Paul Youth Conference. The 11th- and 12th-graders, who all attend Northwestern High School, responded to a letter of […]


St. Cyprian’s reaches out to tornado victims

  By Tim Bullard GEORGETOWN — When Georgetown experienced the wrath of a terrifying tornado that destroyed homes Oct. 11 near St. Cyprian Church, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul were quick to provide aid thanks to a parish disaster plan they had in place. Tropical Storm Kyle snuck up on Georgetown […]


All Ministries speakers call the faithful to act every day

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — The 2002 All Ministries Conference stayed on target all day with the theme “Faith in the Marketplace: Putting Faith into Action.” Keynote speaker, Diana Hayes, Ph.D, gave the marching orders that all the other speakers naturally followed in their own sessions, demonstrating their collective vision of how faith should be […]


Our Lady of the Rosary celebrates a golden anniversary

By Terry Cregar GREENVILLE — When Father Charles Day was named pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary six years ago, he initiated regular church dinners as a way of strengthening the sense of community among parishioners. Earlier this month, Father Day led the biggest celebration in the parish’s history — its 50th anniversary jubilee […]


St. Francis Catholic Shop is a ministry of evangelization and prayer

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — Since it opened its doors in 1994, St. Francis Catholic Shop has been more like a ministry of evangelization than selling goods, and new owners Deacon Joe and Kathy Biviano want it to stay that way. Its founder, Barbara Scott, started the venture as one with a calling. Although she […]


OLM Sister Veronica Harte dies at 94

CHARLESTON — Our Lady of Mercy Sister Veronica Harte died at the Motherhouse on James Island Oct. 16. Sister Harte, formerly Anne Harte, daughter of John and Anne Hoey Harte, was born on July 27, 1908, in Gort, County Galway, Ireland. She entered the convent on Aug. 23, 1924, and professed her vows on April […]


Rosemond shares eternal truths in parenting

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — Through entertaining lectures held Oct. 15 at St. Joseph’s gymnasium, John Rosemond, Ph.D., popular syndicated columnist, author, child psychologist and international speaker went through Columbia like a tornado uprooting common myths and mistakes that cripple the effective parenting and teaching of children. The five area Catholic schools sponsored the events […]


Dia de la Hispanidad celebrates faith, culture

BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — So many people came to enjoy a diocese-wide celebration of Hispanic faith and culture on Oct. 12 that the unthinkable happened: a church function had no leftover food. Perhaps as many as a thousand souls packed the huge gymnasium at St. John Neumann School for the first annual Dia […]


Boy Scouts retire American flags with respect and learn about history

By Terry Cregar TAYLORS — The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have — among many things — renewed interest in and appreciation for the American flag. For a small group of young men, that attitude was firmly in place long before those tragic events. Since first being chartered in April 2000 by Prince of […]


First two deacons of Hispanic origin ordained for the diocese Oct. 12

BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — At a special Mass attended by 28 brother deacons, 18 priests and a full-house congregation, two Hispanic men were ordained to the permanent diaconate on Oct. 12. It was more than a song-filled, solemn service; it was history. “These are the first deacons of Hispanic origin ordained for the […]


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Apr 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
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Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
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Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Divine Redeemer - Hanahan
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Apr 269:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship MASS
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
5:30 pm PTO Meeting
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
6:00 pm Fall/Winter Sports Banquet
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet