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Triple P offers parents an ‘owners manual’ for raising children

MONCKS CORNER — Have you seen the cartoon drawing of the dad holding his crying child in front of him while looking very perplexed and yelling, “Where’s the owners manual?” If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve experienced similar moments in your own life. Christine Saunders and Lois Masouris said they have found the owner’s […]

Crisis planning is critical for parishes, schools

COLUMBIA — Fire, flooding, accidents and injuries aren’t the first things church staff members and volunteers think of as part of their daily jobs, but these incidents can have a significant financial and social impact on an entire parish. Being aware of how to deal with these crises and others was the focus of the […]

Father Jerome Powers dies at age 89

COLUMBIA — Father Jerome Powers, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died May 1. He was 89. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at St. Joseph Church, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. May 7, also at St. Joseph. Burial will be […]

Msgr. Roth inducted into firefighters’ hall of fame

CCOLUMBIA — For 23 years, Msgr. Joseph R. Roth has served as the chaplain for the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association, ministering to members and their families around the state. In gratitude for his work, he was inducted, along with three other members, to the association’s Hall of Fame at a banquet held at the Metropolitan […]

Sister Sheila Byrne receives love and appreciation at jubilee

BEAUFORT — Sister Sheila Byrne of the Franciscan Center on St. Helena Island celebrated the 50th anniversary of her profession as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia on April 21 surrounded by family, colleagues and friends. At the Golden Jubilee Mass held in her honor at St. Peter Church, Sister Sheila seemed humbled but […]

Former BEHS principal dies

CHARLESTON — Nick Theos, the former principal of Bishop England High School who was an authoritative and compassionate presence in the lives of thousands of students, died April 26. He was 75. The funeral was held April 30 at the Greek Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity. The burial was at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The […]

Discipline is a gift for children, speaker says

COLUMBIA — Discipline is not a bad word or an unachievable goal but is something every parent should do for the love of their children, according to Ray Guarendi, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist. Guarendi gave a presentation at St. John Neumann School April 15 sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston Family Life Office for the […]

Catholic schools focus on safety plans

CHARLESTON — In light of the recent shootings at Virginia Tech, the Office of Catholic Schools has asked each of the Diocese of Charleston’s 34 schools to take immediate safety precautions. Sister of Notre Dame Julia Hutchison, superintendent, sent an e-mail April 20 to principals requesting that each school ensure all access doors are locked […]

CHRP retreat focuses on spiritual renewal

SUMMERVILLE — Members of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church have started on a journey of spiritual formation they hope will lead to greater spiritual growth. Ten women and eight men attended Christ Renews His Parish, also known as CHRP, a two-day program centered around the spiritual renewal of Catholic parishes, on March 23-25. The […]

St. Martin de Porres dedicates new church

COLUMBIA — With singing, prayers, laughter and tears of gratitude, members of St. Martin de Porres Church rejoiced in the dedication of their new church on April 20. Bishop Robert J. Baker celebrated the Mass and the Rite of Dedication that marked the culmination of years of planning and fund-raising for the predominantly African-American parish […]

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