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2008

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 […]


Cathedral to get steeple

CHARLESTON — The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has a new steeple in its future. Plans for the new steeple were approved by Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review at its Dec. 12 meeting.   The steeple is part of a $7 million long-term renovation project, which started with restoration of the Cathedral’s more than […]


Mepkin Abbey to stop egg production after pressure from PETA

MONCKS CORNER — Father Stan Gumula, Abbot of Mepkin Abbey, announced Dec. 19, 2007, that the monastery will phase out their egg production business over the next year and a half. While the monks are sad to give up work that has sustained them for many years, a hard and honorable work of which they […]


Trappist Brother Laurence Hoevel dies at age 78

MONCKS CORNER — Brother Laurence Hoevel, of the Cistercian Order of Strict Observance, died at age 78 on Dec. 21, 2007, at Our Lady of Mepkin Abbey. A funeral Mass was held at the monastery church Dec. 22, 2007. Interment was at the monastery cemetery. Brother Laurence was born April 7, 1929, in Fort Wayne, […]


Rosaries for Life and 40 Days for Life a success

ROCK HILL — Two recent pro-life initiatives in the Diocese of Charleston were successful in raising awareness about the sanctity of life and the importance of the pro-life movement, organizers say. The annual Rosaries for Life campaign held in October exceeded its goal by more than 10,000 rosaries, according to Valerie Baronkin, coordinator for the […]


Operation Christmas Child brings gifts to children in need

MOUNT PLEASANT — Parishioners of Christ Our King Church and students from Christ Our King-Stella Maris School donated 557 gift-filled shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, which sends gifts to children  worldwide. OCC is an international Christian relief project that brings gifts to children suffering from war, poverty, disease and natural disaster. Franklin Graham, eldest son […]


Tricia Kuhlkin always has an ear to listen, a hand to hold

FORT MILL — For 30 years, Tricia Kuhlkin has been helping needy and lonely people find a warm meal and good fellowship on Thanksgiving Day. Kuhlkin is the main force behind community holiday meals held for the past 30 years at St. Anne Church and now at her parish, St. Philip Neri Church in Fort […]


Summerville Catholic opens its doors to inclusive learning

SUMMERVILLE — Paul Schroeder, principal of Summerville Catholic, provided the following information. History: Summerville Catholic was founded in 1984 and we will celebrate our 25th anniversary next year. The school began as a lower elementary building, with a middle school, library and multi-purpose great room added in the fall of 1989. Two modular classrooms were […]


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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    No school - holiday
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    10:00 am day-Christmas party
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville