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2007

Back to School: Schools seek to enhance their Catholic identity

CHARLESTON — Hallways that have been silent all summer are once again filled with the voices of children as Catholic schools across the state open their doors to a new year. Notre Dame Sister Julia Hutchison, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Charleston, said the top priority this year is enhancing the Catholic identity. […]


Back to School: It’s time to build

For over a decade, people have dreamt of building a Catholic high school to serve the Horry/Georgetown county area. Now that dream is solidifying into reality. Bill Meany, one of the project organizers, said the new high school received the go-ahead from Bishop Robert J. Baker and tentative dates have been set for construction to […]


Back to School: St. Gregory School opens its doors

The Catholic Miscellany In a country where Catholic schools are more apt to be closing than opening, the Lowcountry deanery is an anomaly. In Bluffton, the brand new St. Gregory the Great elementary school opened its doors Aug. 21 to an expected crowd of 155 students from K-4 to fifth grade, with one class per […]


Sister Margie’s impact on the community will be felt for years to come

GREENVILLE — Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch is known around the Upstate as a tireless worker for the poor and troubled, as someone who reaches out to help everyone from lonely seniors to hurricane survivors. She has stepped down after 11 years as regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Deanery, but community members say […]


From restaurant reviewer to priest

GREENVILLE — For longtime parishioners at St. Mary Church, Michael Cassabon is somewhat of a legend — just ask his mother, Mary. Deacon Cassabon attended first- through eighth-grade at St. Mary, and according to his mother, on one occasion her son somehow managed to get a pencil eraser stuck in his nose. “He was rushed […]


Finding the ‘write’ vocation

COLUMBIA — Deacon Jeffrey Kirby has a way with words. He has been interested in writing since elementary school, according to family members. During his time in seminary, he has written columns on spiritual subjects that have appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier, the Charlotte Observer and other publications. Plus, his mother Frances Kirby […]


Theological Q&A seeks to answer important questions

 COLUMBIA — At times, being Catholic is a peculiar reality. We can be surprised by the teachings of the church and interested in how things are explained. Doctrinal statements can seem disconnected from every day life, and we want some continuity between our lives and beliefs. By seeking explanations of our beliefs from the church, […]


Nigerian archbishop brings message of ‘kinship in Christ’s love’

ORANGEBURG — A Nigerian archbishop brought a message to Holy Trinity Church on July 1 about the liberation of surrendering all to Jesus Christ.  Most. Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria, celebrated Mass during a visit to Father Michael Okere, who is the church administrator and is on assignment to the […]


Serra International Convention will be Aug. 9-12 in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. — The 65th Serra International Convention will be Aug. 9-12 at the Hilton Atlanta. The theme is “Faith of the Family: Foundation of Vocations.” Serra International is a nonprofit Catholic organization which promotes vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life. Serra Clubs have been chartered in 44 different countries since the organization […]


St. John the Beloved Church: Building for community

SUMMERVILLE — St. John the Beloved Church is undergoing a major construction project designed to help the parish become more of a tight-knit and welcoming community. The venture, which started in fall 2006, includes an expansion of the worship space and upgrades to the rest of the church facilities. Seating is being improved, and a […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil