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2004

Kathleen Poole, organizer of first state March for Life, dies at 71

COLUMBIA — Kathleen Walsh Poole, chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Citizens for Life and the organizer of the first March for Life in the state, died Nov. 10 at the age of 71. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 13 at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Peter Catholic […]


St. Joseph’s named a top 50 school

GREENVILLE — In just its 11th year of existence, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has achieved the distinction of being named to the 2004 Catholic High School Honor Roll, ranking it among the top 50 Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Known as St. Joseph’s Catholic School since the addition of its middle school last year, […]


Junior high rally shows youths how they can answer God’s call

COLUMBIA — Nearly 500 Catholic junior high students from 32 parishes gathered at the White Oak Conference Center Nov. 6 to explore how they will respond to God’s call. Jerry White, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, told the group that they don’t have to wait […]


Transfiguration, ‘a generous community,’ joins hands to reach its goal

BLYTHEWOOD — During a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 21, 2003, a promise was made by parishioners of Transfiguration Catholic Community that they would have a parish center by the summer of 2004. Through group effort, excellent management and the grace of God, the promise was kept. Transfiguration Parish Life Center was blessed in July, and […]


A look back at 175 years of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy

Editor’s note: On Nov. 28 the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy will celebrate their 175th anniversary. The following history of the sisters was first published in The Miscellany in November 1994. CHARLESTON — Rooted in charity, nourished by the Holy Spirit, evolving with the needs of God’s people, the Sisters of Charity […]


St. Mary hosts church historian Paul Thigpen for parish mission

GREENVILLE — Leading professionals and other Catholic heavyweights of the Upstate gathered in Gallivan Hall on the campus of St. Mary Church Sept. 22 to kick off the fund-raiser for Catholic radio in the area. Bishop Robert J. Baker was on hand to bless the undertaking. “The theme I hear from listeners of Catholic radio […]


A whole lot of healing going on

SIMPSONVILLE — “There’s a healer in town tonight, and it’s not me. It’s Jesus.” With those words, Father Larry J. Hess began a night of healing and reconciliation at St. Mary Magdalene on Aug. 2. In a powerful homily, the pastor from the Diocese of Allentown spoke of his own miraculous reprieve from a heart […]


‘Devotion to Mary always brings victory’

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — The courtyard was nearly full outside Our Lady Star of the Sea Church as people came from around the state for the diocesan Rosary Celebration on Oct. 10. Many brought decorated statues of Mary to carry in the procession. One of the larger contingencies came from one of the smallest places. […]


Commun-I-Care bridges the gap in health care coverage

COLUMBIA — Ken Trogdon, a staff member with the Palmetto Project, and Dr. Bart Barone, a Charleston neurosurgeon, knew that someone had to bridge the gap between the working poor and health care services. In 1993, these men started Commun-I-Care with 125 physicians willing to provide free office visits and two pharmaceutical companies willing to […]


‘The Eucharist should be the center of our lives’

COLUMBIA — Participants at this year’s All Ministries Conference learned new ways of “Building Communities of Life” during a day filled with activities that included Mass, a keynote address and workshops. Bishop Robert J. Baker, the main celebrant for the Mass, emphasized the need to be open and prepared for the Eucharist because that is […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate