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10 things to do that don’t have to cost a dime1. FoodCharitable organizations across the state say they are in desperate need of pantry items. This is a great way for children to give of their time without having to dip into their allowance fund or raid their own pantry. Families can pull a wagon […]

Blessed Sacrament School bids farewell to Sister Judy

CHARLESTON — For the first time in its 60-year history, Blessed Sacrament School will not have a religious sister as principal. Sister Judy Therese Holler, of the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, is leaving the top spot after “four wonderful years” to return to teaching, she said. She served as assistant principal for one […]

Columbiettes approved for state council

DOUGLASTON, N.Y. — The S.C. Columbiettes auxiliaries were recognized recently as a state council by the organization’s supreme council. The Columbiettes were founded in New York in 1939 to work in tandem with the Knights of Columbus. An affiliated auxiliary exists with the consent and approval of a local Knights council. Since its inception in […]

Sister deNeri Faase enjoys playing the organ. She cele- brated her 100th birthday on Jan. 25 at the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse on James Island.
Sister deNeri Faase celebrates a century of faith with joy, humor

CHARLESTON — Sister deNeri Faase, of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, will celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 25. Her one century of life will be honored in quiet fashion, first by her community on Jan. 26 and then with her family in private festivities on Jan. 27. Sister deNeri retired in […]

Divine Saviour parishioner shines new light on Christmas play

YORK — Members of Divine Saviour Church and the community joined together to put on an original Christmas play Dec. 5-7. “There Will Be A Star,” a Christmas musical written by Laura Pfizenmayer, with music by Tom Robinson and lyrics by Ellen Reddick, was performed by the Divine Saviour Players. The play tells the story […]

‘In him we find hope’

A light will shine on this day, the Lord is born for us; he shall be called wonderful God, Prince of Peace, Father of the World to Come; and his kingship will never end” (Is 9-2, 6; Lk 1:33). Long ago a young girl named Mary said yes to a life “and that life was […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of all the Americas

MAULDIN — When Mary first appeared to the sainted peasant Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in the highlands of Mexico in 1531, she came loaded with symbolism for the New World. Mary appeared as a mestiza, or mixed blooded woman, in contrast to the pure races of the Old World, pregnant with the promise of abundant life […]

Guadalupe celebrations remind all of Mary’s faith, service

NEWBERRY — Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico and the Americas, has a new shrine. Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, administrator of the Diocese of Charleston, officially blessed the shrine at St. Mark Church on the night of Dec. 11. It was part of the parish celebration of the feast of Guadalupe on […]

Rediscovering family at Guadalupe feast day

SUMTER — Cristi and Edward Larios spent a recent Sunday in a very different way from most young people. The brother and sister from Sumter, both middle-school students, portrayed Juan Diego and the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the 11th annual Guadalupe celebration held by St. Jude and St. Anne churches on Dec. […]

A new tradition at Holy Family

HILTON HEAD — Traditionally during the holiday season, local teens can be found volunteering at food banks, singing and visiting at nursing homes, collecting Toys for Tots or helping at a myriad of other community outreach programs. Holy Family Church has created another worthy tradition for its younger members. This year, instead of the usual […]

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