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2007

Tridentine Mass offered in South Carolina

CHARLESTON — Pope Benedict XVI’s letter on the Tridentine Mass was met with welcome in South Carolina, where the traditional Latin Mass is celebrated in three churches.   Bishop Robert J. Baker granted an indult to celebrate the Tridentine Mass in 2001 to Msgr. Lawrence B.  McInerny, pastor at Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island, […]


Knights’ youth of the year helps Cambodian orphanage

SPARTANBURG — When the Knights of Columbus look for a candidate for their youth of the year award, they look for strength of character and attention to duty. This year, Brendan O’Connell, 14, stood out from all the rest. The rising ninth-grader from St. Paul the Apostle School already had a long list of accomplishments […]


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 […]


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, […]


Charleston Catholic, Echo House come together in prayer

NORTH CHARLESTON — Second graders and senior citizens swapped stories and sang hymns in a long-awaited face-to-face gathering at Echo House recently. Each year, students from Charleston Catholic exchange names and photos with a prayer partner at the center, which is a social service program sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston that provides a variety […]


Lowcountry pregnancy center helps mothers and babies stay healthy

HILTON HEAD — Dr. Vera Bailey has outlasted the typical pregnancy center director. She said they usually remain on the job three to five years but she attributes her staying power to a passion to have more healthy mothers and babies in a state that has poor premature birth statistics. “It’s a ministry of the […]


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    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
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    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
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    Christmas Break
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
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    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville