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2006

Love and mercy focus of Charismatic Conference

COLUMBIA — A small band played a hymn about the Holy Spirit, and many of the men and women in the St. John Neumann School gym closed their eyes and raised their hands to the ceiling in prayer and song. Suddenly, more than a dozen people began an exuberant line dance that ended up circling […]


Marian shrine a ‘sign of hope’

Kingstree — The wind and rain couldn’t dampen the prayerful enthusiasm of more than 300 people who gathered Oct. 8 for the inauguration of the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope. The ceremony took place along with the annual diocesan Rosary Celebration. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Robert […]


XLT services a mix of lively praise and quiet worship for youth

COLUMBIA — When Father David Whitman carried a gold monstrance containing the Eucharist into a meeting room packed with teenagers, the room grew so silent that the chirping of crickets outside could be heard. He placed the monstrance on an altar that had been set up in the room, and bowed his head in prayer. […]


Black Catholic administrators focus on Katrina victims, multiculturalism at meeting

CHARLESTON — Hurricane Katrina has caused more than physical and emotional damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. It has left a spiritual void that concerns African-American Catholic church administrators. During the annual meeting of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators, held Sept. 29-30 at the Charleston Riverview Hotel, administrators expressed alarm that the spiritual needs […]


Sister Karee Finnegan dies at 76

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sister Karee Finnegan, 76, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of our Lady of Lourdes, died Aug. 30 at Assisi Heights in Rochester. She was an educator and pastoral minister, and served as a pastoral associate in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., at Precious Blood of Christ in Pawley’s Island, St. Ann […]


New child development center blessed

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the Father Joseph F. Hanley Jr. Early Childhood Development Center at Blessed Sacrament Church and School on Sept. 24. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. proclaimed the day “Blessed Sacrament School Early Childhood Development Center Day” in the city of Charleston. The proclamation lauded the community of families […]


Three women on a mission

BY AMY RIGARD HILTON HEAD — Students at St. Francis by the Sea School have a new influence in their lives. Sister Ave Maria Hayes, 34, Sister Maria Rose Metzger, 27, and Sister Mary Joseph Campbell, 27, came to South Carolina to serve as missionaries and to teach at St. Francis. They are from the […]


Life Chains’ silent protests make powerful statement

COLUMBIA — Men, women, young adults and children stood along major roads around the state Oct. 1, holding signs proclaiming “Defend Life,” “Women Need Love,” and often praying quietly together. They gathered along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, U.S. 501 in Conway, and on heavily travelled areas of Gervais and Assembly streets near the State […]


Lowcountry Deanery SCCCW president helps council grow

HILTON HEAD — Phyllis Atkins never set out to be president of the Lowcountry Deanery of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women, but it’s where she ended up, and the group has flourished as a result. Phyllis and her husband James moved to Bluffton 20 years ago from Philadelphia, Pa., and joined St. Francis […]


St. Joseph’s a top 50 Catholic high school

GREENVILLE — For the second time in three years, the Catholic High School Honor Roll has named St. Joseph’s Catholic School as one of the top 50 Catholic secondary schools in America. The school also received that honor in 2004. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that have high academic standards, strong Catholic identities, and effective […]


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    May 2811:00 am Confirmation - Our Lady of Grace - Lancaster - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    May 29All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday (No school)
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Memorial Day (No school)
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    All Day Memorial Day, School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    All Day Memorial Day- School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day Memorial Day, No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston