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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 […]


‘40 Days for Life’ peaceful campaign well attended in Charleston

CHARLESTON — On Nov. 2 people standing in defense of the sanctity of human life concluded their participation in the largest coordinated pro-life mobilization in the history of the nationwide 40 Days for Life Campaign. The campaign kicked off Sept. 24, focusing on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils at facilities where abortions are […]


Prosthetist finds spiritual fulfillment at medical missions

COLUMBIA — Larry Wiley has given dozens of people in Guatemala a new lease on life by giving them new limbs. Wiley, a mechanical engineer and certified prosthetist, has visited the country on four medical mission trips with Deacon Ed Peitler, director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston. Deacon Peitler and other volunteers […]


St. Francis by the Sea Church celebrates 25th anniversary

HILTON HEAD — St. Francis by the Sea Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For this special occasion, Father Michael Oenbrink, pastor, and parishioners received an apostolic blessing from Pope Benedict XVI and a proclamation from Thomas D. Peeples, mayor of Hilton Head Island. “Hopefully, it is a year of grace for our parishioners,” Father […]


St. Mary Church in Greenville makes plans for land purchase

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about the increasing population of Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston, how parishes and the diocese are responding, and planning and expanding facilities. GREENVILLE — A look at the full parking lot on a Sunday morning is evidence that St. Mary Church is a […]


Women religious meet to discuss collaboration

MYRTLE BEACH — More than 70 women religious from around the Diocese of Charleston attended the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative’s fourth annual statewide seminar Nov. 6-8. The conference’s theme was “Telling Our Stories — Transforming Our World,” and focused on helping the women learn how to tell the stories of their daily lives and develop […]


Three religious sisters surprised by reunion at annual conference

MYRTLE BEACH — Three women religious who attended a recent seminar in the Grand Strand had no idea the event would reunite them with friends they hadn’t seen in 50 years. The sisters were at a breakfast during the fourth annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative state seminar at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach […]


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    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
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    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
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    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
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    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
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    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
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    Jul 4 Independence Day
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    Independence Day
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    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
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    High School CLI
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
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