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St. Joseph choir goes to Carnegie Hall

COLUMBIA — Teresa Riley, director of music at St. Joseph Church in Columbia, continues to take her choirs to new heights. The members of the church’s Bel Canto Choir would never have imaged that they would be performing with three famous community choirs at Carnegie Hall in New York. After auditioning, the Bel Canto Choir […]

Sister Ritter honored by foundation for selfless community giving

CHARLESTON — Sister Mary Joseph Ritter of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is the 24th recipient of the Coastal Community Foundation’s Haven Award for Selfless Community Giving. Sister Ritter received the award at a Sept. 22 event at the Charleston Place Hotel. Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (CCF) is a public grant-making foundation […]

Sax-playing Father Henry Burke dies at 86

CONWAY — Father Henry J. Burke died Sept. 9. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held today at St. James Church. The burial was private. Father Burke was born July 5, 1918, in Red Bank, N.J., a son of the late Harry and Mary Cogan Burke. He attended St. James Elementary School […]

Sacred Heart begins its 50th year

GAFFNEY — It’s the kind of parish where even the ushers are in shirtsleeves for Sunday Mass. People are familiar with each other, talk to each other’s kids and act generally as if they are one big family. Of course, “big” is a relative term when talking about Sacred Heart Church. There are 225 registered […]

Literacy program takes off in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN — This story about good people begins with one woman making a phone call. Millie Cafcules, a parishioner at Precious Blood of Christ Church in Pawleys Island, was recruited for the social outreach committee shortly after losing her husband. Statistics indicate that approximately 30 percent of adults in Georgetown County have low literacy skills […]

Father Titus Fulcher leads Greek Catholics

CHARLESTON — When Father Titus Fulcher made the decision to “come home to the Catholic church” from the Eastern Orthodox church, he never imagined that he would be leading a small group of parishioners in worship each Sunday. On May 2 he and 25 Greek Catholics met for the first time at Sacred Heart Church, […]

St. Martin de Porres plans for a new church

COLUMBIA — For the first time in the long history of St. Martin de Porres Church, its parishioners rather than a religious order will be responsible for building a new church. The first and second church structures were built by the Dominican priests who ministered in Columbia for many years. Once again the congregation has […]

Catholic Christian booth seeks donations

COLUMBIA — Last year two Catholic organizations combined their efforts to reinvent a Catholic tradition. The Legion of Mary and the Knights of Columbus have bolstered support for the Catholic Christian booth at the S.C. State Fair. The focal point of the booth is an almost life-sized picture of the Divine Mercy. “Our message is […]

Students put core values into practice

MOUNT PLEASANT — Christ Our King/Stella Maris School is one of 13 elementary schools east of the Cooper River to participate in the Core Essentials program. The effort is sponsored by the area Chick-fil-A restaurant and is “designed to give teachers and parents the necessary tools to educate elementary-aged children about character and values,” according […]

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 […]

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