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Speakers at Family Life Conference emphasize staying informed

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE AIKEN — “Eucharist is life,” Franciscan Father Paul Williams said at the 2005 Family Life Conference. As keynote speaker for “Made in God’s Image: From Womb to Tomb,” he gave a chronological sequence of salvation history from Christ in the womb of Mary to Christ today in the Eucharist. It was the […]

Sister Mary Lequier celebrates 50 years as a Dominican

BY BROOKSI HUDSON SUMMERVILLE — Parishioners at St. Theresa, the Little Flower Church honored Dominican Sister Mary Lequier for 50 years of faithful service May 22. Sister Lequier came to the Summerville area in 1977 to minister to the elderly community and has served faithfully ever since. Grateful parishioners presented Sister Lequier with a laptop […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIRTUS program will help protect children

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Diocese of Charleston has begun a new child abuse prevention program with the hope of creating safe environments for its future. The Office of Child Protection Services held its first facilitator training session for the VIRTUS program at Our Lady of the Hills Church May 4-6. VIRTUS was implemented […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    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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