Deacon Edward Peitler to leave Catholic Charities
CHARLESTON —Deacon Edward Peitler has spent the last four years focused on helping poor people and immigrants, the imprisoned and the homeless, while simultaneously spreading the message of the Gospel. On Oct. 29, he will step down as director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston, a position he has held since June 2006. […]
Coming soon to a parish near you: A building and renovation committee
CHARLESTON—There is good news for parishes who want to build or remodel: Changes have been made to make the process a lot easier. Now, instead of creating a presentation of their needs and driving to Charleston to present it to the new Building and Renovation Advisory Committee, the commission is coming to them. Cristina Natividad, […]
St. Joseph’s Catholic School celebrates 10 years
GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. As they prepare for the future, school officials took a moment to look back on some of their accomplishments. Among the 466 graduates, many have returned as teachers in Catholic schools, one is a priest, two are in the priest formation program for the diocese, […]
St. John Neumann begins construction on fifth- and sixth-grade building
COLUMBIA—When students at St. John Neumann started school recently, they discovered something new on their campus: earth movers. The construction vehicles were there to start work on a new two-story building that will house four classes of fifth- and sixth-graders, plus an additional four rooms on the bottom floor, said Barbara Cole, principal.
St. Mary of the Angels step up for new hall
ANDERSON—Members of St. Mary of the Angels Church had a big challenge earlier this year — raise $60,000 between May 2010 and May 2011 to receive matching funds from the Catholic Extension Society to expand the parish’s social hall.
Blessed Trinity celebrates a quarter century
GREER—Many members of Blessed Trinity Church attend Mass in a place they or their loved ones helped build. The parish will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a 9:30 a.m. Mass Sept. 12. Sylvia Semones, one of the main organizers of the celebration, has been a parishioner since a group of about 40 families started meeting […]
New principals set goals and prepare to exceed them
The Diocese of Charleston said goodbye to many familiar faces this past year, including the superintendent of education and the leaders of seven schools. Filling those spots was not an easy task, and some were empty right up until the last moments before school resumed. Two of those who were tapped for the role are […]
Sports teach more than athletic skills
Tell a coach that sports and religion aren’t connected and he’s sure to start quoting popes. Pope John Paul II and Pope Pius XII, for sure, who both praised the values that could be learned by playing sports. They cited attributes that could be garnered from the games.