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2008

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 […]


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 […]


Ecumenical agency calls for a halt on immigration raids

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Christian Action Council recently issued a call for a moratorium on immigration raids in South Carolina. “The human condition is built on justice and mercy,” the group stated in a press release Nov. 10. “Justice promotes and protects the rights of all people with no stratification of privilege. Mercy acts to […]


Marathon runner Sijon rides for cancer research

GREENVILLE — Kerrie Sijon likes to run. She likes it so much that she runs 30 to 50 miles every week across the rolling foothills of South Carolina. She has competed in 33 marathons and an ultramarathon. Not getting enough exercise, she decided recently to take up distance bicycling. “I needed some cross-training,” Sijon said. […]


Oil paintings to benefit Mepkin Abbey

CHARLESTON — Original canvas oil paintings of some of the scenery at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner will go on sale this weekend to benefit the abbey itself. The paintings will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21-22 at Southeastern Galleries in Charles ton, located at 1885 Ashley River Road. A […]


Visits from saints highlight a Conway parish campout

CONWAY — About 100 members of St. James parish gathered in the field behind the church on the evening of Oct. 25. A large tent was put up and a great bonfire illuminated the darkness. The people were of all ages, and spoke English and Spanish, according to a press release from the church. Father […]


Catholic insurance provider stresses early response, documentation

COLUMBIA — Actions as simple as making sure a stairway is well lit or that church collection money is placed in a tamper-proof bag can save parishes thousands of dollars and countless hours of work and worry. That was the main message at two Catholic Mutual seminars held Nov. 11-12 at St. Joseph Church in […]


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    Jan 199:00 am Ecumenical Prayer Service
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    7:00 pm Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #1
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    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
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    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
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    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
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    Faculty In-service
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    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
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    Jan 23 Report Cards
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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
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    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
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    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School