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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 […]

Good Shepherd ready to grow into a new church in McCormick

MCCORMICK — For the last 45 years, members of the Good Shepherd Catholic community have attended Mass and other religious services in what might be considered a secondhand church from a parish 30 miles away in Greenwood. But that will change in 2009 when a new church opens its doors to welcome the 155 families […]

Student group thrives even without their own space

CHARLESTON — At the College of Charleston, the campus ministry is a youth group without a home. Don’t misunderstand. The students aren’t holding meetings in the street. Father Henry Kulah, administrator of St. Patrick Church, graciously opened his doors to the group, but it is only a temporary solution. “Father Henry is a wonderful host […]

Teach your children the gift of giving

SOUTH CAROLINA — Youth today have tons of opportunities to help their communities and the world at large through church, school and social clubs. But sometimes a more personal, hands-on approach is needed to underscore the lesson of giving as opposed to getting. When Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem, she […]


Help your local Catholic Charities office meet community needs To help your children understand what Catholic Charities does and who they serve, arrange for a tour of the local office. They can help families learn how to incorporate faith action into everyday life, not just Christmas. Coordinators at the deanery offices said they have immediate […]

Alveda King gives pro-life testimony at USC

COLUMBIA — Alveda King, Ph.D., spoke about abortion in the black community at the University of South Carolina School of Law on Nov. 19. She is a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She was invited to speak by the GOP Law Society. King works with Priests for Life and travels to pro-life […]

St. Joseph’s ranks in Top 50 for Catholic schools in U.S.

GREENVILLE — St. Joseph’s Catholic School was named to the top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll for the fourth time in five years. They are the only Catholic high school in the state to earn this honor. The purpose of the honor roll, according to its Web site, is to recognize and encourage excellence […]

Turkey Day Run dashes record

CHARLESTON — Two records were broken at the 31st annual Knights of Columbus Turkey Day Run with the largest crowd and fastest run. Approximately 4,874 people registered, according to race director, Peter Shahid. Tamas Kovacs, a Hungarian attending High Point University in High Point, N.C., set a course record of 14 minutes and 31 seconds. […]

Retreat for young women shows them true beauty of being Catholic

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Everyone knows about the pressures teen girls face in daily life, ranging from making good grades to issues of self-esteem, peer pressure and dating. Imagine the challenge of those pressures topped with trying to maintain  strong Catholic values in an overwhelmingly secular world. Those are the challenges that youth leaders and others who […]

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    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
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    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
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    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
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    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
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    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
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    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
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    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
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