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2008

Citadel honors Father Lee Selzer with memorial scholarship

CHARLESTON — A group of alumni from The Citadel have created a memorial scholarship in honor of the late Father Lee A. Selzer. Father Selzer died in August 2007 of complications from diabetes. He was 39. At the time, he was serving as director of pastoral ministry to the Hispanic community of Charleston. The Father […]


Hispanic community in Greenwood celebrates Guadalupe

GREENWOOD — Two religious events in Spanish were added to the calendar of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in addition to the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Christmas Mass in Spanish this year. The new celebrations were a night of serenades to the Virgin of Guadalupe and las Posadas, which is a […]


At St. Joseph, everybody knows your name

ANDERSON — The following information about St. Joseph School was provided by Mary Ann Daly, principal. She praised her staff as warm and caring people who love children, learning, and most of all their faith. History: The school was founded in 1967 when Father Thomas Timlin was pastor. It opened with 63 students in grades […]


St. Andrew earns Blue Ribbon status

MYRTLE BEACH — The following information about St. Andrew School was provided by Molly Halasz, principal. History: Msgr. Richard Madden’s dream of a Catholic school for St. Andrew Parish became a reality in 1956 when two classrooms and an auditorium were opened. By 1962 the school had expanded to eight classrooms and included grades one […]


Warm wishes, gratitude showered on long-time volunteer

CHARLESTON — Echo House packed a lot of people and momentous occasions into its annual Christmas party Dec. 18. Not only was it the 40th anniversary of the social outreach program run by Franciscan Sister Colleen Waterman for the Diocese of Charleston, it also was a tribute to Inez Singleton, who has been with the […]


St. Mary Help of Christians focuses on religion

AIKEN — Peggy Wertz, principal of St. Mary Help of Christians, provided the following information on the school. History: St. Mary Help of Christians School dates back to 1900, when it was established under the name St. Angela Academy by Ursuline nuns as a boarding school for wealthy young ladies. In 1906, the Sisters of […]


Holy sisters show the way at St. Francis

HILTON HEAD — Dr. Mike Rockers, principal of St. Francis by the Sea, provided the following information. He credits the school’s success to everyone working together. Name of school: St. Francis School. History: St. Francis was founded in August 2005 as the regional school for three local parishes: St. Francis by the Sea, Holy Family […]


Mara Calderon provides spiritual and psychological help

CHARLESTON — Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Charleston offers a special service to people in need of professional counseling. Mara Calderon, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who wants to bring her much-needed science to people of all walks of life and in a language they understand. Calderon is a native of Chile and […]


Father Sylvanus Udoidem celebrates 30 years of priesthood

FOLLY BEACH — Father Michael Okere, administrator of Holy Trinity parish in Orangeburg, described it best when he said, “This celebration for Father Sylvanus is a celebration of vocations, of the gift of life, and of the continuation of the church.” Father Sylvanus Udoidem was a philosophy professor on sabbatical leave from the University of […]


St. Francis by the Sea Church begins second phase of fund raising

HILTON HEAD — St Francis by the Sea Church is launching a $3 million fund-raising campaign for Phase II of its building expansion program named “Sharing Our Blessings, Building Our Future.” The facilities are located off Beach City Road. Phase I of the campaign raised over $2.7 million and was completed in June 2007. Father […]


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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate