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Speaker urges Catholic Asian and Pacific Islanders to get connected

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — With their many gifts and rich traditions to share, Catholic Asian and Pacific Islanders came to St. John Neumann Church May 21-22 for their first annual gathering, “United in Faith: Celebrating the Eucharist.” The experience gave this rapidly growing community of Catholics a greater sense of belonging and involvement in […]

St. Mary Magdalene Church renews adoration ministry

SIMPSONVILLE — In 1994, parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene Church decided to begin perpetual adoration of the Eucharist, so they called on Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament priest Joseph De Luca. When the parish was ready for a renewal of the ministry 11 years later, they called on Father De Luca again. “This is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guerrero joins Catholic Charities staff as immigration attorney

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MOUNT PLEASANT— Immigrants in the Lowcountry area have a new advocate to help them with the naturalization process. The diocesan office of Catholic Charities welcomed Emily Guerrero, an immigration attorney, in February. Guerrero’s office is in the East Cooper Community Outreach building on Six Mile Road. Her job is to aid immigrants […]

Knights honor members at annual convention

GREENVILLE — Bishop Robert J. Baker and hundreds of Catholic men and women descended on the Embassy Suites hotel April 29 for the 84th annual Knights of Columbus convention for South Carolina. Serving the church is something of a specialty of the Knights of Columbus. Fourth degree Knights, who always serve as an honor guard […]

Parents get the power at seminar

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER Fort Mill — According to his 4-year-old son Erik, Mark Viator is the “Most hated man in America by most kids.” Why? He’s educating parents on how to get the most unruly 4-year-old to stop kicking and screaming. Viator shared his secrets at a recent seminar at St. Philip Neri Church. During […]

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