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Safety and rescue personnel honored on Pawley’s Island

BY TIM BULLARD PAWLEY’S ISLAND — Local members of the safety and rescue forces received a tribute for their work at a special service sponsored by the Waccamaw Neck Ministerial Association, Precious Blood of Christ Church and Knights of Columbus Council 11028. It was held Sept. 11 at Precious Blood. After the event, Battalion Chief […]

St. Mary Magdalene celebrates Father Conner

SIMPSONVILLE — Jesuit Father Herbert K. Conner has been pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish for so long now that parishioners know a generous and caring man lies beneath the sometimes gruff exterior. They like him so much that they are planning a huge gala for the occasion of his 75th birthday at Greenville’s Poinsett […]

Father Vaverek ministers to hurricane victims and their helpers

CHARLESTON — In the middle of a telephone interview with The Catholic Miscellany, Father Hayden Vaverek paused to direct security personnel to the nearest cooler of Gatorade. He is an Air Force chaplain for the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Base, now on active duty in New Orleans. He was sent there shortly after […]

Two Bishop England graduates become novices

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Two Bishop England High School graduates have entered the religious life. On Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration, Katie Vaughan and Katherine Melton were received into the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. In the ceremony, 16 postulants received the Dominican habit and new religious names in the motherhouse […]

Camp St. Mary’s was the answer to parents’ prayers

BY BRIAN FAHEY From 1931 to 1967, the Diocese of Charleston had a summer place to keep energized children out of their parents’ hair and offer catechists a chance to instruct. Camp St. Mary’s, a children’s summer camp near Bluffton, was the diocese’s answer to parents’ and pastors’ prayers. Father James S. Linehan, assistant pastor […]

Sister Isabel Haughey leaves a legacy in Garden City

BY SHEILA OKENDYK GARDEN CITY — Franciscan Sister Isabel Haughey left quite a legacy behind her when she moved from St. Michael Church back to Wilmington, Del. To say that a lot happened during her nine-year tenure is an understatement. Sister Haughey arrived at St. Michael in October of 1995 to be the pastoral associate. […]

Sacred Heart launches television commercials

CHARLESTON — Sacred Heart Church has taken evangelization on the air. Parishioners donated the funds to create three commercials that give television viewers a glimpse of Catholicism. The commercials are airing on Comcast Cable and show children and adult parishioners of different races reciting part of the Nicene Creed. The words “Inspirational, Diverse, Family Worship” […]

Sister Ann Marguerite Gildea dies at 85

ASTON, Pa. — Franciscan Sister Ann Marguerite Gildea died Jan. 24 at the age of 85. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Phil-adelphia for 66 years. Sister Gildea was born Brigid Ann Gil-dea in Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland, and entered the congregation in 1935. She earned a bachelor’s degree […]

‘Fire at the Beach’ encourages Catholics to evangelize

MYRTLE BEACH — Bishop Robert J. Baker urged South Carolina Catholics to rededicate themselves to evangelization because it is “the essential mission of the church.” He spoke at “Fire at the Beach,” the Diocese of Charleston’s official conclusion of the Disciples in Mission program and the Year of the Eucharist. More than 500 people attended […]

Catholic teachers welcome Sister Julia Hutchison as superintendent

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Diocese of Charleston’s teacher in-service meeting on Sept. 9 was like a huge pep rally where teachers, staff, and administrators left feeling proud to be part of Catholic education. That enthusiasm was shared by their new superintendent of Catholic Schools, Sister Julia Hutchison, a School Sister of Notre Dame. […]

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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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