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2010

Father John Leddy, OMI
Missionary Oblate Father John Leddy dies at 91

BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Father John J. Leddy, OMI, died Dec. 1 at the Dammert Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 11. He was interred at the Oblate cemetery at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence and Infirmary.


Bishop Guglielmone makes official appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments: Franciscan Father Khoa Nguyen,  Vietnamese ministry of the Diocese of Charleston, with particular attention to Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Anthony of Padua Churches, Greenville, effective July 1. Father Paul D. MacNeil, parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great Church, Bluffton, effective Oct. 8.



(Miscellany/Paul Brown) Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone blesses Deacon Ballard during the ordination ceremony held at Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville.
History study led to Deacon Ballard’s ordination

GREENVILLE—Richard Ballard was a Lutheran pastor for more than 20 years before he realized that the Catholic Church was his true spiritual home. He came into the church at Easter in 2006 and is now a permanent deacon.




Celia Ryan
Forgiveness isn’t easy, but it’s necessary

MYRTLE BEACH—Forgiveness requires a decision by the forgiver that may need to be made over and over again. It is a gift that starts with a change of heart, and the willingness to see those who hurt others in the light of their humanity, and not from an individual’s need for retribution.


Javier Heredia, seminarian for the Diocese of Charleston, SC
Heredia made acolyte Dec. 8

WESTON, Mass.—Javier Heredia, a seminarian for the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., was instituted as an acolyte Dec. 8 at Blessed John XXIII Seminary.


Father Leonard Cunningham, OCSO
Area’s first African-American priest dies

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Father Leonard Aloysius Cunningham, the first African-American from Charleston to be ordained a priest, died Dec. 5 at his Mepkin Abbey home. He was 87. A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 9 at the abbey church and burial was in the Mepkin cemetery.


Sister Kathleen Frances Carroll, OSF
Franciscan Sister Kathleen Carroll dies at age 83

ASTON, Pa.—Sister Kathleen Frances Carroll, OSF, formerly Sister M. Brian, died in Assisi House on Dec. 5. She was 83 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 58 years.


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Apr 216:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Divine Redeemer - Hanahan
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 269:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship MASS
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
5:30 pm PTO Meeting
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
6:00 pm Fall/Winter Sports Banquet
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:00 pm Family Potluck, Pray, & Play
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:15 pm Spring Concert/Talent Show
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville