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Father Andrew Trapp, PokerStars.Net, win
Father Trapp wins $100,000 hands down

GARDEN CITY — The poker-playing priest is one step closer to winning $1 million. Father Andrew Trapp, parochial vicar at St. Michael Church, won $100,000 on Million Dollar Challenge, a new poker-themed game show that debuted on the Fox television network on Oct. 11. The priest beat professional poker champion Daniel Negreanu with a […]

St. Michael Catholic Church, Garden City, S.C., Hail Mary, 2000 Rosaries
Garden City ‘Hail Mary’ marathon is 2,000 strong

GARDEN CITY — Many Catholics say at least one Hail Mary a day as part of their regular prayers, but how many have the dedication to say 2,000? Thirty people took on the challenge at the 2,000 Hail Mary Prayer Vigil held Oct. 10 at St. Michael Church. The vigil is held there in May […]

Our Lady of Mercy Outreach center, Johns Island, SC
OLM Outreach celebrates 20 years with festival Oct. 17

JOHNS ISLAND — Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is celebrating 20 years of helping people in poverty with a celebration and craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at 1684 Brownswood Road. Since 1989, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc. has reached out to the residents of the Sea […]

Father Bernardino Yebra, U.S. Army Reserves, 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
Paratrooper priest takes a leap of faith

BLYTHEWOOD — Father Bernardino Yebra’s life as a priest has taken him many places, one of which is 1,200 feet above the earth. The administrator of Transfiguration Church in Blythewood is also a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is assigned to the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade based at Fort Jackson in Columbia. It […]

World Mission Sunday
Christian mission in action: World Mission Sunday is Oct. 18

SUMMERVILLE — Msgr. Edward L. Lofton has witnessed first-hand how monies raised for the Pontifical Mission Society can help people worldwide.   He and others from St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, where he is pastor, have seen the extreme poverty of places like Fiji and India. They have seen how grateful the people are […]

Catholic Radio Association, EWTN
Catholic radio conference set for Oct. 14 in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Catholic Radio Association and EWTN will host the annual Global Catholic Radio Conference in Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 14-17. Organizers said this year’s event will have a larger attendance than any previous conference. Stephen Gajdosik, president of the Catholic Radio Association, said pre-registrations have surpassed last year’s attendance. “I think that is […]

Father Andrew Trapp,, St. Michael Catholic Church, Garden City
Father Trapp hopes to win big for parish on PokerStars game show

GARDEN CITY — Father Andrew Trapp is hoping a big boost for the building fund at St. Michael Church is in the cards — the cards he used recently on a poker-themed game show. Father Trapp, the church’s parochial vicar, traveled to Los Angeles Oct. 3-5 to appear on the first episode of Million […]

Waves of Grace, musical group, Catholic, St. Andrew Church, Myrtle Beach, CD
St. Andrew’s music group releases CD of praise songs

MYRTLE BEACH — Waves of Grace, the praise band at St. Andrew Church, has completed their self-titled debut CD and will be celebrating with a launch party and performance at the church’s Community Life Center at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. The band formed in 2001 to lead worship for the middle school youth group, and now […]

Cathoilc musical artist Matt Maher
Maher represents Catholics in contemporary Christian music

COLUMBIA — Matt Maher is not only an extremely talented musician and songwriter, he is also one of the few Catholics represented in the world of popular contemporary Christian music. Maher, who grew up in Newfoundland, Canada, is now based in Arizona. He has spent much of the past four years traveling the United States, […]

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone blesses a baby after Mass at the annual Diocese of Charleston Hispanic Festival Oct. 3.
Hispanic celebration highlights the importance of the Eucharist, vocations

COLUMBIA — We are called to be coworkers with Christ. That was Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s main message at the annual Diocese of Charleston Hispanic Festival held at Our Lady of the Hills Church on Oct. 3. The festival theme was the Year for Priests and it celebrated the importance of the Eucharist, and the […]

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