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2005

Elease Amos-Goodwin is filled with the Spirit

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — Elease Amos-Goodwin has a certain flair, one that shows a dedication to the community and her brothers and sisters in Christ. Earlier this year, her contributions were recognized when she was chosen as the 2005 Woman of the Year by the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women. Amos-Goodwin received a […]


Financial Peace University graduates call program ‘life-changing’

CHARLESTON — As schools and colleges around the state held graduation exercises in early June, a graduation of a different sort was taking place at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The parish’s first Financial Peace University (FPU) class graduated June 2. FPU is a biblically based 13-week outreach ministry that offers a proven process for improving financial […]


Nurture middle school spirituality, Calderone-Stewart urges

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE NORTH AUGUSTA — When most people think of middle school, the images are far from religious. By the time Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart was through with her talk at Our Lady of Peace Church May 15, she had convinced everyone that spirituality should be at the center of a middle school child’s life and […]


Elbano Muñoz ordained an Oratorian priest May 14

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER ROCK HILL — The Catholic faith communities of York County came together to celebrate the ordination of Oratorian Father Elbano Muñoz on May 14. More than a dozen priests and brothers from The Oratory community and over 300 people filled St. Anne Church to watch as Bishop Robert J. Baker ordained Father […]


Sonny Bandigas, 14, going to national bee

BY JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Thanks to a kielbasa, Sonny Bandigas, an eighth-grader at St. Paul School, earned a trip to Washington to participate in the national spelling bee. The 14-year-old won an all-expense-paid trip to the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 31-June 2 by correctly spelling “kielbasa” in the final round of […]


Author shows how bread making is like God’s transforming presence

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Working with yeast and experiencing the joy of successful bread making can seem like a religious experience for people like Peter Reinhart who have a passion for baking. However, this Johnson & Wales University professor has found a way to help everyone see a heavenly correlation between the art of […]


Pillars of Christ do God’s work at dawn

GREENVILLE — The sky was just beginning to lighten downtown as 30 men trooped into St. Mary Church on Friday morning, May 6. The men are the Pillars of Christ, a parish ministry first suggested by parishioner John C. Heuser. “John’s vision was that men, particularly fathers, need guidance, a spiritual life of their own. […]


Bishop urges new Catholics to employ a spiritual regimen

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston celebrated Pentecost May 15 with its annual Neophyte Liturgy, welcoming new Catholics who were received into the Church this Easter throughout the diocese. The Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist brought together Catholics from all over the diocese who had received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation […]


Catholic schools excel at soccer in 2005

COLUMBIA — Three of South Carolina’s Catholic high schools dominated spring soccer competitions this year. The girls of Bishop England High School in Charleston won the AA championship in the S.C. High School League on May 13, and the next day, Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia and St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville played […]


Sister Carter, former teacher at St. Peter School, dies at 93

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sister Mary Samuel Carter, OSU, a native of Columbia, S.C., and a former teacher at St. Peter School from 1969-72, died May 17 at Marion Home in Louisville. She was 93. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 20 at the Marion Home. Interment was at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Sister Carter […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    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
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    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
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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