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2003

Pysanky, an egg decorating tradition, lives on in the Upstate

LEXINGTON — With her kistka (a funnel on a stick) in her hand, Paula Kennett is passionately trying to revive the ancient tradition of egg decorating called pysanky for people in South Carolina. The artist in residence from St. John of the Cross Church in Batesburg made one of her many educational stops at Corpus […]



Sea Island Habitat for Humanity celebrates 25th anniversary

JOHNS ISLAND — The Lowcountry was visited March 15 by Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity. Fuller was in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. The affiliate is among 2,000 worldwide. In 1977, one year after Fuller started Habitat, the people of John’s Island applied for affiliate status. […]


How can we find peace amidst all the noise?

It’s been more than three weeks since the bombing of Baghdad first began. It was the feast of St. Joseph and the Gospel for the day recounted the story of the angel coming to Joseph in his dream to assure him that all would be well. Joseph heard, understood, and responded with courage in receiving […]


Bishop welcomes hundreds to the Catholic Church

LEXINGTON — More than 500 people signed themselves with the cross with holy water or signed their names in the Book of the Elect in preparing to join the Catholic Church in South Carolina over four days in four deaneries March 7-10. Bishop Robert J. Baker welcomed 128 catechumens (not previously baptized) and candidates in […]


Third-graders share their concerns about war

MOUNT PLEASANT — Kathy Schlachter, a third-grade teacher at Christ our King/Stella Maris School changed her teaching plan March 17 because of the impending war with Iraq. She talked to the children in her morning class about how things were coming to a head in the Iraq situation. They asked questions and expressed their thoughts. […]


Bishop offers thanks to the priests, religious and laity

CHARLESTON — The Chrism Mass was held April 15. It is an annual event held in dioceses around the world on the Tuesday of Holy Week. Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the sacramental oils, which include the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens, and the Oil of Chrism. He also recognized jubilarians celebrating […]


Diocesan youth conference energizes Catholic teens

WHITE OAK — The 13th annual diocesan youth conference blasted off over the weekend of March 7-9 at the White Oak Conference Center. It was a raucous affair, blending music and spirituality, laughter and prayer, games and liturgy. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Sally Walbourne, a youth minister at St. James in Conway. “Larry […]


St. Joseph Residence groundbreaking to be held Feb. 24 in Charleston

CHARLESTON — The first phase of the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home will officially begin Feb. 24 when Bishop Robert J. Baker blesses the ground in a private ceremony. The first phase of the project involves the complete renovation of the Carter-May Home and the addition of the St. Joseph Residence for retired […]


Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Each year the holy season of Lent provides us a special time of grace and spiritual renewal so that we may become better instruments in sharing the Gospel message. This year, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 5. The present laws of the church regarding fast and abstinence during the season of […]


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    Aug 178:10 am Orientation: 9th and 10th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    11:30 am 1st Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    5:30 pm Family/Teacher Meeting
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    6:00 pm Back to School Night
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    6:30 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 18 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Get the Scoop
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Teacher work day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Teacher PD- M. Beach
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Ministry Moments at SHE Upstate Women's Show
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    12:00 pm Open House/Extra Curricular Fair
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    2:00 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 198:00 am Campus clean-up
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil