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2007

In a time of crisis, RCIA members are there

MOUNT PLEASANT — Andie Dougherty was living the happiest year of her life. She passed her CPA exam, her husband Tom took a new job that allowed him to spend more time with his growing family and their first child was on the way. Nobody saw the gathering clouds. Tom was in the delivery room […]


Working toward a determined vocation

CHARLESTON — On July 27, six men will be ordained to the priesthood for service in ministry to the Diocese of Charleston. It is the largest group to be ordained at the same time since 1956. In that year, Bishop William T. Russell ordained nine priests, six of whom were diocesan and three were for […]


Polish deacon hopes to advance the faith

HILTON HEAD — Deacon Jeremi Wodecki’s home country, Poland, is a place where the concept of a priest shortage is unknown. He vividly described the large numbers of priests available in most cities and towns to serve the nation’s overwhelmingly Catholic population. That is why he decided to journey to the United States, a country […]


Garden ecosystem teaches children to bee-lieve

MOUNT PLEASANT — If you build it, they will come. That was the premise behind the construction of a bee house in the fifth-grade garden at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School. Bronwyn Santos, a gardener and naturalist at Christ Our King church, had her husband build the box as the newest edition to the garden, […]


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 […]


A fond farewell to Brother Tony

NORTH CHARLESTON — Parishioners and staff at St. John Church in North Charleston will be saying goodbye to a dear friend at the end of the summer. Brother Leonard Quinn, CFC, known as Brother Tony because his sacramental name is Antonio, will be leaving in August after nearly 11 years of service. He has been […]


Saying hello and goodbye at Catholic Charities

CHARLESTON — Diane Bullard, a compassionate and tireless advocate for people in need in the Pee Dee area, is moving up — to North Carolina. Bullard, regional coordinator of Catholic Charities for the Pee Dee Deanery, is leaving for a job coordinating social services for the Piedmont-Triad region of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. She […]


The makings of a good father

Editor’s note:  Six seminarians will be ordained for the Diocese of Charleston on July 27. This is the second profile in a series The Catholic Miscellany will run on each deacon in the upcoming weeks. CHARLESTON — If the recommendations of his adult children are any indication of his future as a priest, Deacon Timothy […]


Knights hold 86th annual convention

COLUMBIA — Jacquin Barredo received the top prize of the year at the 86th annual Knights of Columbus state convention held at the Clarion Hotel May 4-6. Barredo, of Council 6726 in Hanahan, received the Golden Knight of the Year Award. According to the minutes of the convention, over 200 Knights and their guests gathered […]


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    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
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    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
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    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
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    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
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    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    All Day Memorial Day, School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
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    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
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    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
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    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia