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2006

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 […]


Summerton food pantry helps neighbors in need

SUMMERTON — A steady stream of cars, vans and pickup trucks pulls up at a small house on a sleepy side street in this Clarendon County town on the second and third Thursday of every month. The vehicles bring a diverse group of large families, single men and women, young parents with children, senior citizens, […]


Upstate parishioners help Katrina victims in Mississippi

TAYLORS — In May of this year, Prince of Peace Church in Taylors designated St. Rose de Lima Church in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as a sister parish. Eighteen parishioners from Prince of Peace, St. Mary and St. Mary Magdalene churches and one member of a Baptist church went to Bay St. Louis May 21-27 […]


‘Our Heritage, Our Hope’ campaign receives award

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston’s efforts in stewardship received notice during the annual International Catholic Stewardship Council’s conference. The diocese was presented the top award for best capital campaign materials for the “Our Heritage, Our Hope” campaign. The conference took place Oct. 1-4 in Boston. Approximately 1,500 people from around the world attended, including […]


‘Choose Life’ license plates alive and well in South Carolina

South Carolinians will soon have a new place to display a pro-life message: their license plates. Governor Mark Sanford formally signed legislation Sept. 7 that will allow non-profit groups such as area pro-life organizations to petition for their own license plates through the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Motorists will be able to purchase the […]


Msgr. Carter receives award for outreach to the community

MOUNT PLEASANT — East Cooper Community Outreach presented its first Stone Soup Award Sept. 21 to Msgr. James Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Church. The award recognizes community leadership, compassion, vision, integrity and honesty. Msgr. Carter led an outreach to the East Cooper community in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. That effort […]


St. Benedict Church celebrates patron

MOUNT PLEASANT — More than 300 parishioners at St. Benedict Church celebrated their patron saint at Mass Oct. 1. Most of the people wore white to remember their baptismal calling and to commemorate St. Benedict. Once a year, the faith community honors St. Benedict during Mass and gives thanks and praise to God for its […]


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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
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    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
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    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    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
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    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