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2004

Pre-Lenten mission focuses on Eucharist, confession and angels

COLUMBIA — At St. John Neumann Church’s pre-Lenten parish mission, Father Edmund McCaffrey received the question, “Teacher, What is the Purpose of Life?” He took a cue from his friend Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, using her response, “to become holy and spend eternity with our Lord in heaven.” Father McCaffrey, abbot, pastor, political science […]


Growing Loris parish breaks ground for new church building

LORIS — Four years of effort finally paid off for the Church of the Resurrection. On Feb. 4, the faith community broke ground for a much-needed church complex. The parish, a mission of St. James Church in Conway, had outgrown its building. Bishop Robert J. Baker presided over an afternoon groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended […]


Stella Maris Church hosts altar server training

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Stella Maris Church hosted a week-long training session July 21-26 for altar servers who serve Masses of the Roman Missal of 1962. Msgr. Lawrence McInerny, pastor, hosted a dozen young men from his parish the first three days and then 20 youths ages 8 to 20 made the trek from the Piedmont […]


Students spend a week learning how to be leaders in their communities

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Catholic high school students met recently at Kinard Conference Center to fine tune their leadership skills at the Diocese of Charleston High School Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) offered each summer. This year’s group was one of the largest ever, but the participants stood out for other reasons. Counselors agreed that these students were […]


‘Advent by Candlelight’ reinforces the true meaning of the season

SPARTANBURG — The spirit of the season descended on parishioners at Jesus, Our Risen Savior the other night in a gentle flicker of candlelight. The parish was determined to keep Christ in Christmas, so they brought in nationally known speaker Miki Hill to discuss how her husband, Tim, and her family of nine children celebrate […]


Msgr. Hamburger dies at 86

COLUMBIA — Msgr. Donald Clarence Hamburger, a retired priest in the Diocese of Charleston, died Dec. 18 at the age of 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 at St. Peter Church. Msgr. Hamburger was born June 28, 1918, in Celina, Ohio. He was a son of the late August Francis and […]


Vocation and avocation go together for Jesuit astronomer

CHARLESTON — Bishop England High School students were honored by a visit Nov. 19 from the only man who claims to be above the pope. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno is the lucky astronomer at Castel Gandolfo Observatory who lives in the apartment directly above Pope John Paul II’s summer quarters. He’s a top planetary scientist […]


Diocese finds success with first all-female retreat

CHAPIN — Karla Hoppmann, a college student who has been active in diocesan youth ministry for years, put her education to good use. She used her developing skills in public relations and advertising to convince Jerry White, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, to have an all-female retreat for high school students. […]


Zambia reminds reservist that Christ came to us in poverty

As a pilot flying cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force, I recently found myself in Zambia, located on the high savannah plains of central Africa. Arriving on a Thursday, I walked around the capital city of Lusaka. I could not help but feel a sense of gratitude for the blessings we have as Americans. […]


‘Nativity’ explains one of the major Christmas traditions

MONCKS CORNER — “Nativity, The Art and Spirit of the Creche” is a new 30-minute TV documentary that explores the history, styles, and spiritual meaning of the Christmas nativity scene. It was filmed last month at Mepkin Abbey. The film combines images of art and craftsmanship with history and thought-provoking insights about why the creche […]


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Apr 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
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6:00 pm First Communion
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Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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Apr 23 Early Dismissal
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2:00 pm Dismissal
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2:00 Dismissal
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2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
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Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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Apr 25 ER/In-service
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Apr 269:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship MASS
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5:30 pm PTO Meeting
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6:00 pm Fall/Winter Sports Banquet
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