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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 […]

Coalition of Compassion hopes to help a wounded Iraqi child

GREENVILLE — A group in the Upstate is hoping to bring comfort and aid to a child wounded in the war in Iraq. The Upstate Coalition of Compassion is an interdenominational group of about 10 people working to bring an injured Iraqi child to South Carolina for medical treatment. The group formed last summer and […]

Annual Catholic Camporee draws more than 300 Scouts

SALUDA — Stewardship and the principles of Scouting go hand in hand, Bishop Robert J. Baker told Scouts at the second annual Diocese of Charleston Catholic Camporee Oct. 13-15. “It is important to realize the gifts you’ve been given, and think about how you can use those gifts to help others,” Bishop Baker said. The […]

St. Anne’s Liturgy Day features prayer, preaching and music

BY LAURA PFIZENMAYER ROCK HILL — Jesuit Father J-Glenn Murray led more than 100 people in a celebration of Liturgy Day at St. Anne Church Nov. 4. The event was a combination of prayer, instruction, old-fashioned preaching and music by the St. Mary Gospel Choir. Liturgy Day was co-sponsored by St. Anne and the Oratory […]

Hispanics maintain Catholic heritage ‘with joy and love’

COLUMBIA — Motorists traveling down Polo Road on the morning of Oct. 21 saw a procession of people dressed in brightly colored clothing, singing a hymn to the Virgin Mary in Spanish and carrying flags that whipped in the wind. It was the opening of the annual Diocese of Charleston Hispanic Heritage Celebration, held at […]

Hispanic group recognizes Pee Dee priest

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Health Coalition has presented its annual Ramos Excellence in Hispanic Community Service Award to Father ’Rick La Brecque, pastor of St. James Church in Conway and Church of the Resurrection in Loris. The recognition, known as the Abriendo Puertas para Nuestra Gente Award, was given at the coalition’s annual […]

Family still seeks kidney for son

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — James and Sandra Colantino are still praying for a miracle in the shape of a donated kidney for their son, Christian. Their search started a year ago, with a bulletin item at their church, Our Lady Star of the Sea. Since then, Christian’s story has been told in Catholic and secular […]

A message from the bishop

A message from the bishop November, 2006 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: For the past few years, I’ve been working with my advisory councils and gathering input on pastoral matters in the diocese. Earlier this year, I asked all Catholics in the diocese to share their reflections on pastoral priorities. I’ve considered all […]

Sister Kathleen Delancey takes solemn vows, joins Poor Clares

GREENVILLE — Sister Kathleen Delancey took solemn vows and became part of the contemplative Order of Poor Clares at the Monastery of St. Clare on Oct. 4. The monastery now has 16 active nuns. Sister Kathleen, 54, was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore for 25 years before she discerned her vocation to […]

The philosophy of stewardship

Stewardship is a biblical concept that has not received proper attention in our Catholic Church until recent years and has been particularly promoted in pockets of the U.S. Catholic clergy and laity, following Vatican II. Bishop Robert J. Baker In his “Pastoral Invitation to Cath-olics of South Carolina,” announcing 2006 as the Year of Stewardship, […]

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Feb 221:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
5:00 pm Fish Fry
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
10:00 am Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
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5:00 pm Bishop to preside closing Mass of annual Statewide college retreat - Buckridge Plantation - Orangeburg
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Feb 2510:15 am First Communion Retreat
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville