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2006

Blue Ribbon award recognizes St. Andrew’s innovative programs

MYRTLE BEACH — It takes teamwork — a combination of quality teaching, responsible students, and involved parents — to make a Blue Ribbon School. Mimi Sheets, a mother with children at St. Andrew School, added a fourth component that is unique to faith-based education: “Putting God first … the head coach.” St. Andrew was the […]


Sister Maryjane Golden leaving religious education to further her own

CHARLESTON — Sister Maryjane Golden, a Sister of St. Mary of Namur, will say goodbye July 8 to the 10-year ministry that has changed her life in many ways. Sister Maryjane has served as director of religious education for St. Patrick and Our Lady of Mercy churches in Charleston. After spending some time at her […]


Dismas Ministry helps former inmates begin a new life

COLUMBIA — Our Lady of the Hills Church has established a ministry dedicated to addressing the needs of women recently released from prison. It is named after St. Dismas, who according to Catholic tradition was the “good thief” crucified next to Jesus at Calvary. He is the patron saint of criminals, reformed thieves, and condemned […]


Philip Gillespie is installed as lector at Pontifical College Josephinum

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seminarian Philip S. Gillespie of the Diocese of Charleston was installed into the ministry of lector at the Pontifical College Josephinum Nov. 19. Gillespie was one of 22 theologians installed as lectors and acolytes by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix. The Mass and installation were held […]


Stars of the sea: Ports-based ministry serves seafarers

CHARLESTON — Three Catholics have found a way to fill a spiritual void for many seafaring strangers. One speaks the familiar language of their homeland, another welcomes them with warm sincerity and the third cares for their souls. All three are members of the Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society, an interfaith group that provides Christian […]


Light the Christ Candle of Hope

Once again, Bishop Robert J. Baker is encouraging Catholics to celebrate their faith with the Christ Candle of Hope during the Christmas season.  Christmas is the celebration of the breaking through history of the greatest event of all time — the birth of the Son of God into our world, who was victorious over all […]


Girl receives Scout Medal of Honor for saving mother’s life

SUMMERVILLE — Ashley Hogan pays attention to what is going on around her, and that ability paid off with a reward greater than she could have imagined. Thanks to her powers of observation and her quick thinking, the 11-year-old Girl Scout saved her mother’s life. Her deed also earned one of Scouting’s highest honors. Ashley’s […]


St. Joseph School dedicates plaque to beloved employee

COLUMBIA — When Jesse Brown started work at St. Joseph School in 1976, Jimmy Carter was president, America was celebrating its bicentennial, and the pope in residence at the Vatican was Pope Paul VI. Over the next 29 years, Brown became a much-loved fixture at the school on Devine Street, embedded in the memories of […]


Father Travis celebrates 25 years as priest

CAMDEN — Family, friends and current and former parishioners gathered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Dec. 6 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Father Francis J. Travis’ ordination to the priesthood. Since his ordination in 1981, Father Travis has served at parishes all over South Carolina. He has served as pastor in Camden […]


Final phase of diocesan capital campaign nears goal

CHARLESTON — As the “Our Heritage, Our Hope” campaign nears its $32 million goal, Block Three parishes are making the final push to encourage all parish families to participate, according to Matt Dwyer, campaign executive director. Block Three, the final phase of the effort, includes parishes in the Midlands and Piedmont deaneries. Also, several parishes […]


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    Aug 178:10 am Orientation: 9th and 10th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    11:30 am 1st Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    5:30 pm Family/Teacher Meeting
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    6:00 pm Back to School Night
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    6:30 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 18 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
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    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Teacher work day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Teacher PD- M. Beach
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Ministry Moments at SHE Upstate Women's Show
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    12:00 pm Open House/Extra Curricular Fair
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    2:00 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 198:00 am Campus clean-up
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil