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2007

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 […]


Adorno clerics ordained to priesthood, diaconate

GOOSE CREEK — Father Liam M. Panganiban and Deacon Melvin I. Avilla shared an important day for the Adorno religious order June 23. Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson,  of the Diocese of Charleston, ordained Father Panganiban to the priesthood and Deacon Avilla to the transitional diaconate at Immaculate Conception Church. Both men are members of […]


Father Stanley Smolenski takes eremetical vows

KINGSTREE — A dream came true for Father Stanley Smolenski on May 27 when he formally professed evangelical vows that placed him in the eremitic state, meaning he may live as a hermit recognized by the Catholic church. Father Smolenski’s limited ministry as a hermit will be working with people who visit the Shrine of […]


‘They died in service to others’

CHARLESTON — The nine firefighters who died fighting a blaze in a Charleston furniture warehouse were honored at a memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on June 24. Bishop Robert J. Baker celebrated the liturgy, the lives of those who died and the feast day of St. John the Baptist. “Too […]


Cathedral Girls Chorus readies for Poland

CHARLESTON — The Girls Chorus at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are preparing to leave for Poland to sing at the International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Krakow. Pueri Cantores is the official Catholic organization of youth choirs with hundreds of member-choirs in Europe. The Cathedral chorus was one of the first choirs […]


Medical mission to Guatemala, a life-changing trip

BEAUFORT — Fourteen people from South Carolina visited San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, April 14-21 as part of a medical mission. It was sponsored by  the Office of Social Ministry at the Diocese of Charleston. Medical personnel and others paid their own way or solicited donations to defray the costs of airfare, meals and lodging. They […]


Speakers added to the roster for Fire at the Beach

CHARLESTON — Plans are still in the works for the fall celebration of Fire at the Beach. The event for the Diocese of Charleston includes workshops, Mass and music around the theme, “Called to Holiness, Called to Family.” It will be Sept. 14-15 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. Along with keynote speakers Mike […]


New flagpole for Spartanburg church

SPARTANBURG — One of the first things that Father Mike Polewczak noticed when he became administrator of Jesus Our Risen Savior Church last year was that the church had no flagpole, despite the fact that the campus sits on a main thoroughfare. After the parish completed a major parking lot renovation recently, some parishioners and […]


Men’s conference focuses on values, virtues

TAYLORS — More than 450 men from as far away as the Pacific Northwest spent June 9 in the Upstate learning how to live more vital lives as Catholic men, husbands and fathers. The National Catholic Men’s Conference took place at Prince of Peace Church as men and older youth prayed together, went to confession, […]


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