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Chapin parish helps build homes in the Dominican Republic

CHAPIN — Members of Our Lady of the Lake Church’s outreach committee sponsored a Homes of Hope project recently, which benefits the poor and helps build homes in the Diocese of San Juan in the Dominican Republic. The committee worked with Cross International, a Catholic outreach and aid organization which has missionaries in the Dominican […]

Summer camp in Aiken teaches youths to live Catholic social justice

AIKEN — Leaders at St. Mary Help of Christians Church want their youth to know about Catholic justice and to live it. One of the ways they teach the concept is through a new camp they started over the summer. Joan LaBone, church youth director, said it was four intense days that ran from 8 […]

S.C. Charismatic Conference scheduled for Oct. 24-26

COLUMBIA — The 2008 South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference will be held at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia Oct. 24-26. The guest speakers are Fathers William Halbing and Dave Pivonka,  TOR. The theme is from 1 Thes. 1:9-10: “Spiritual Freedom … Transforming the Culture.” Father Halbing is the pastor of St. Antoninus […]

Columbia parish group makes trip to Eucharistic Congress

COLUMBIA — Thirteen people from Our Lady of the Hills Church were among the estimated 55,000 who attended the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City, Canada.   The congress is held every four years. Laity and clergy from around the globe join in a celebration of their faith in the Eucharist, worship and catechesis […]

Foundation awards over $600,000 in state grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded eight Responsive Grants totaling $611,048 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Responsive Grants are designed to address the root causes of poverty by using strategic methods that allow the foundation to work closely with grantees. They develop collaborative relationships by offering […]

Pro-life teens encouraged to ‘Rock for Life’

GREENVILLE — The fifth annual Rock for Life rally on Sept. 6 was made-to-order for teenaged boys: unlimited pizza, smiling girls and loud music. But the event served a greater purpose, and its intent was not lost on the attendees. “I haven’t heard that many Christian bands, so I wanted to hear the music, but […]

Bringing the word of God, presence of Christ to prisons

COLUMBIA — Immigrants in South Carolina often face a multitude of difficulties and challenges — overcoming language barriers, finding work and supporting families. While secular and religious programs are in place to help with these issues, one group is often overlooked — immigrants who end up in the state’s correctional institutions.  Brother Carlos Luis Parrilla, […]

With a steeple on the way, Cathedral will hold a Ball of the Bells

CHARLESTON — A new sound will be heard across the rooftops of Charleston when the central church of the diocese adds bells to its tower. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist will purchase three bells for its soon-to-be-built steeple. While Father Gregory Wilson, parish administrator, has not yet selected a foundry to cast the […]

New fine arts center blessed at St. Francis by the Sea School

HILTON HEAD — Fine arts received an official blessing at St. Francis by the Sea School on Aug. 29. A new music and art building was dedicated  by three priests including Father Michael Oenbrink, the administrator; Father Gerald Lutz, the former parochial vicar; and Father Robert Morey, pastor of Holy Family Church. The whole school […]

Summerville college student helps Cambodian children

SUMMERVILLE — Every day in homes across America, children walk into bedrooms filled with toys and declare they have nothing to play with. Families search through pantries and refrigerators stuffed with food and still can’t find anything they want to eat. It is a different story in Cambodia. Catie McDavid and her friend, Sara Johannesmeyer, […]

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