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2006

Father asks community to help find kidney for ailing son

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – A desperate father, a parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, is making a plea to other Catholics and anyone else who will listen. He’d like to find someone who would be willing to donate a kidney to save his son. James Colantino, 75, is the father of Christian, […]


Women religious discuss collaboration

MYRTLE BEACH – Women religious from around the state gathered in April for a meeting on religious collaboration sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. It was the second event of its kind held by the foundation, according to president Tom Keith. Keith said representatives of all the women’s religious orders in […]


Roper St. Francis receives approval to build new Mount Pleasant hospital

CHARLESTON — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has approved a request from Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) to build a new hospital in Mount Pleasant. “We’re thrilled to be able to move forward with plans for a new 85-bed hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of this vibrant and […]


Annual SCCCW convention March 31-April 2 in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH — The annual South Carolina Council of Catholic Women will sponsor its annual convention March 31-April 2 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. The 76th annual event, “I Have Called You By Name, You Are Mine (Is 43:1),” is designed to help improve affiliates on a functional level and provide participants […]


Stewardship will be theme of Black Catholic Day of Reflection

SUMTER — The Diocese of Charles-ton’s Office of Black Catholics will have its Annual Day of Reflection from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at St. Jude Church, located at 611 W. Oakland. The theme of this year’s Day of Reflection is “Stewardship: the gateway to parish stability and growth.” The keynote speaker will […]


Betty Jo Costello is an inspiration to all

NORTH AUGUSTA — People who call or visit the office of Our Lady of Peace Church have been greeted with a kind voice or warm smile from Betty Jo Costello for nearly 24 years. As parish secretary and bookkeeper, she felt it was her vocation to reach out to others in this manner, but this […]


Hosch honored as Woman of Achievement

COLUMBIA — Ask Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch about her work with the poor and needy, and the words pour out of her in a burst of quiet but ardent enthusiasm. Sister Margie is the regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Deanery. Her work there has included providing counseling and help to disaster survivors, […]


World traveler O’Leary settles in at Catholic Charities

NORTH CHARLESTON — Helen O’Leary never imagined that at age 52 she would resume a career that she put on the back burner years ago, but as the new Coastal Deanery regional coordinator for Catholic Charities she is doing just that. O’Leary is trained in social work and is licensed to handle adoptions. A native […]


Rite of Election welcomes over 500

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston has 562 people preparing to enter the Catholic Church this Easter, an increase from 487 last year. During the first two weeks of Lent, catechumens participate in the Rite of Election and candidates the Call to Continuing Conversion. The catechumens are people who are not yet baptized who will […]


It took three starts, but St. Anthony School in Florence turned 50

FLORENCE — An old adage says “the third time’s the charm.” St. Anthony School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but its history began 113 years ago with a false start followed by a school closure. First came the dream that never became reality. St. Anthony began as a mission out of Charleston in […]


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    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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