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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 […]

Great gifts you can give with a good conscience

Finding the perfect Christmas present can be a daunting task, especially for people who don’t want or need anything. But don’t let stress get to you. Let your faith guide you to spiritual gifts. The Priests One of the newest and hottest items to hit the shelves is the just-released album by The Priests. The […]

Catholic singles wonder about their roles in parish life

COLUMBIA — Single. Catholic. Adult. Those three words describe a life that can be both enriching and challenging, according to adults who fit this growing demographic. In a church that is largely focused on married couples with children, single adults in their mid-20s to late-50s often find themselves feeling left out of parish activities and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advent is about preparation for the Lord

Editor’s Note: The following is an Advent letter from Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, admini stra tor of the Diocese of Char les ton. The season of Advent inaugurates the liturgical year of the church. If we wish to describe or place a lasting character to the liturgical year it is one of wakefulness and vigilance. […]

St. Michael in Garden City dedicates new columbarium

GARDEN CITY — Father Raymond J. Carlo dedicated and blessed St. Michael  Church’s new columbarium  on Nov. 2. The parish built the columbarium after members expressed a desire for one due to the lack of Catholic burial locations in the area and the large retirement population, according to a press release from St. Michael. Planning […]

Our Lady of the Hills Church develops respite care program

COLUMBIA — Our Lady of the Hills Church received a $5,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to begin a respite care program at their parish. The program will fill a growing need, as more people in the parish and the community at large find themselves caring for elderly parents, spouses and other relatives […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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