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2005

Immaculate Conception breaks ground for new All-Ministries Center

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GOOSE CREEK — Immaculate Conception Church broke ground Oct. 2 for its All-Ministries Center. The facility will provide classrooms for adult education, children’s classes, and RCIA. Bishop David B. Thompson, retired bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, Michael Heitzler, mayor of Goose Creek, and contractors and architects attended the special ceremony for […]


Youth and young adults’ perspective on chastity

Editor’s note: With the release of Bishop Robert J. Baker’s pastoral letter, “The Redemption of Our Bodies,” seminarian Jeffrey Kirby interviewed Catholic college students around the state to get their perspective on chastity.   BY JEFFREY KIRBYSPECIAL TO THE MISCELLANY  How are youth and young adults to find the means and reasons for perseverance in […]


Pawleys Island church sends help to hurricane-ravaged parish

BY SHERBY MCGRATH PAWLEYS ISLAND — A simple request for a prayer from a parish devastated by Hurricane Katrina brought thousands of dollars and three truckloads of donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Long Beach, Miss. Several days after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, Les Cox, […]


Cornerstone laid for new church

MANNING — Members of Manning’s first Catholic community celebrated the laying of the cornerstone for their new church on Raccoon Road Sept. 25. The stone is the cul-mination of almost five years of dreaming, planning, and prayerful generosity of the faithful to their new St. Mary, Our Lady of Hope Church. The event was held […]


Catholic Charities in Pee Dee hosts hurricane reunion party

BY SHEILA OJENDYK NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Catholic Charities recently held a “Home Away from Home” reunion party at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church for people who had to evacuate to the area because of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Daryl Kangarloo, Catholic Charities’ Pee Dee region client advocate, said the staff had noticed […]


St. Andrew School receives national award

BY TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — St. Andrew School had a pleasant surprise Sept. 23 when it was named a 2005 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Principal Molly Halasz could not be more proud of her staff and students. “We were notified last Friday morning,” Halasz told The Catholic Miscellany in […]


Sister Besendorf dies at 87

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sister Rosamond Besendorf, OSU, a former teacher at Ursuline High School in Columbia, S.C., died Oct. 6 at the Marian Home. The funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 11 at the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Sister Besendorf was born in Louisville on Nov. 14, 1917, and was received […]


Mustard Seed Communities’ founder asks help for abandoned children

BY BROOKSI HUDSON HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Father Gregory Ramkissoon visited St. Francis by the Sea Parish Nov. 4-6 to talk about the plight of abandoned children and the poor in Caribbean and African countries. Father Ramkissoon founded the first Mustard Seed Community in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1978 after witnessing the abandonment of handicapped children […]


Father Hamilton, former pastor of Holy Family Church, dies at 87

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Father Philip A. Hamilton, former pastor of Holy Family Church on Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Oct. 28 in Savannah, Ga. He was 87. The Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 31 at Holy Family Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Neb. Father Hamilton was born Oct. 5, 1918, in […]


Vietnamese-American Catholics meet for ‘Seminar in the Spirit’

GREENVILLE — Hundreds of Vietnamese-American Cath-olics from the Upstate gathered at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish for the three-day “Seminar in the Spirit,” a retreat led by a priest and team from California. If participants expected serene prayer and meditation, they were in for a surprise. From the beginning on Friday night, Sept. 16, […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    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
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate