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2004

Cardinal Newman exceeds expectations

COLUMBIA — “Forming Lives of Excellence in the Catholic Tradition” is the mission statement of Cardinal Newman High School, and with the implementation of such a mission comes success in areas both tangible and intangible. One positive result of putting Catholic values in the forefront of education is that more families are now turning to […]


Catechist workshop emphasizes using God-given gifts

CHARLESTON — Children as well as adults have been given gifts, and no gift is more special or more important than another, according to Sister Caroljean Willie. The keynote speaker at the annual catechist workshop sponsored by the Coastal Association of Directors of Religious Education said that learning how to use one’s gifts is a […]


St. Martin de Porres School begins new year of independence

COLUMBIA — Two years ago St. Martin De Porres School became a diocesan school, rather than a parish school. That is, the diocesan Catholic Schools Office oversees decisions made on behalf of the school. The purpose is to enable the school to become financially stable again. Two years ago the school was struggling to remain […]


Church feeds its flock with Wednesday meals

SPARTANBURG — Clang! Clang! Clang! Come and get it! That’s the dinner bell ringing at Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church for a tasty sit-down dinner every Wednesday from 5-6:15 p.m. Alison Efimetz, the new youth minister at the parish, came up with the idea of family meals, and it’s proved to be a hit. Families […]


Msgr. Kelly, beloved friend and priest, dies at 77

CHARLESTON — Msgr. Robert J. Kelly, a priest who touched thousands of lives through his charismatic pastoral and educational ministry, died Sept. 6 after an extended illness. He was 77. “Msgr. Kelly was an extraordinary priest,” Bishop Robert J. Baker said. “His loss will be felt not only by the Catholic community of the Diocese […]


Cenacolo delivers message of God’s love

They spent weeks rehearsing. They built an entire two-tier stage set, wrote a modern day mystery play on the prodigal son, choreographed dance moves, and composed compelling music to accompany the story. The members of the Our Lady of Hope Community of the international Comunita Cenacolo came to South Carolina. They braved the one-way streets […]


Msgr. Duffy, activist for social justice, dies at 71

CHARLESTON — Msgr. Thomas R. Duffy, pastor of St. Michael Church in Garden City, died Sept. 25. He was 71. Msgr. Duffy was born on Nov. 1, 1932, in Charleston. He was the son of the late John J. Duffy and Mary McMahon Duffy. He attended Cathedral and Sacred Heart elementary schools and Bishop England […]


St. Benedict Church celebrates five years of fellowship

Mount Pleasant — St. Benedict Church is celebrating its five-year milestone as a community. The church held its first Mass on Sept. 5, 1999, at Thomas Lynch Hall Community Center in Dunes West. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer, administrator of the parish, remembers the celebration of the initial Mass in an atmosphere of joyful anticipation of what […]


Changes made in diocesan offices; three priests receive papal honors

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker has announced some honors and some changes in the diocesan administration. Pope John Paul II has given the title of Protonotary Apostolic to Msgr. Joseph Roth and Msgr. Charles Rowland. Father Martin Laughlin, pastor of St. Francis by the Sea Church in Hilton Head, has received the title of […]


Community memorializes 9-11 victims

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Droning bagpipes, an overcast sky and a looming ladder truck accented a special Mass held at Our Lady Star of the Sea to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. As fire chief Tom Barstow talked with parish member Ed Vaitis before the service, a man walked into […]


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    7:30 pm Mariologia #1
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    May 24All Day 2nd Semester Exams
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    All Day Semester Exams (4th and 3rd)
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    All Day 8th Grade Exams
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    All Day Final Exams
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    All Day MAP Testing
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    All Day 7th and 8th Grade Final Exams
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    All Day Eighth Grade Exams
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Confirmation - St. Paul - Spartanburg - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    May 25All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston