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(Photo Provided) An architect’s rendering of the renovations to Charleston Catholic School show the proposed two-story facility in white next to Sacred Heart Church. The new campus will give the school an additional 8,000 square feet of space.
Charleston Catholic School renews campaign for space

CHARLESTON—If all goes according to plan, Charleston Catholic School will start constructing a new two-story building on its campus in the summer of 2011. A huge factor in their success hinges on whether they can raise $2 million in a capitol campaign set to launch next month. The good news is, they already have part […]

(Photo Provided) Noah Kimbrell and Brooks Wilson, two members of St. Peter School’s cross-country team, pound through the woods on the way to an undefeated season.
St. Peter cross-country team races past competition

BEAUFORT—It didn’t take long for St. Peter School’s cross-country program to find its stride and outdistance their more experienced competition. In only its second year, the boys raced to an undefeated season and the girls followed close behind with victories in all but one meet, said Father Timothy D. Tebalt.

(Photo Provided) Robert Rosa Cruz acts out the story of St. Francis, and his being credited with creating the first nativity scene, at St. Mary Help of Christians School recently.
Secular Franciscans, youth group teach about saints

AIKEN—A new program at St. Mary Help of Christians Church helps elementary and middle school students learn how saints can play a central role in their lives. Joan LaBone, youth director at St. Mary, wanted to bring third- through eighth-graders from Catholic and public schools together for faith formation. So she invited members of the […]

Turning from Black Friday shopping to family blessing

ORANGEBURG—Avid bargain hunters refer to the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday. Year after year, the media shows long lines of people waiting in front of stores before dawn so they can be the first to snap up computers, video games and toys on sale.

(Photo Provided) Youth group members from Holy Cross Church who helped collect over 870 pounds of food include Chelsea Hanna, Claire Page, Shelby Lawson, and siblings Stephen, Matthew and Alysa Anderjack.
Youth groups collect 27,500 pounds of food

A cadre of youth groups recently collected 27,500 pounds of food during a Stuff the Pantry contest. That’s about the equivalent of three female African elephants, which is to say, it was a lot of food.

(Photo Provided) Samarra Tracy stands in front of MUSC Children’s Hospital, where she donated toys for charity on her birthday.
Six-year-old Samarra is a good steward

CHARLESTON—Samarra Tracy learned at a very early age that it feels good to help other people. The six-year-old devoted her past two birthdays to helping those less fortunate than herself, and her mom, Liezl de la Cruz-Tracy, said it was all Samarra’s idea.

Good sacramental record-keeping is a must

CHARLESTON—Sacramental records are vitally important documents that can affect the lives of every practicing Catholic, but they frequently aren’t updated or maintained correctly. St. Mary of Namur Sister Sandra Makowski, chancellor for the Diocese of Charleston, and archivist Brian Fahey are leading an effort to train pastors and church staff about the proper way to […]

St. Andrew restores 19th-century chalice

BARNWELL—A silver and brass chalice that spent decades hidden in a wall at St. Andrew Church has been restored to its original beauty. The chalice will be used by Father James N. Dubrouillet, pastor, during a Mass Nov. 28 to commemorate the feast of their patron saint.

Eucharistic Miracles exhibit continues its impact

TAYLORS—Signs proclaiming “Miracles Happen!” were posted around Prince of Peace Church campus Oct. 16 -17. Those words were an invitation for people to attend the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World. Organizers reported more than 800 people flowed through the exhibit in a silent, steady stream to see items such as […]

(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) Audience volunteers dance onstage during a musical number at the Diocese of Charleston’s junior high youth rally at White Oak Conference Center Nov. 6. The youth moved to music by keynote speakers Shannon Cerneka and Orin Johnson of Oddwalk Ministries.
Junior high students focus on the real riches

WHITE OAK—You won’t find lasting value in material things like the latest trendy clothes, or the gone-tomorrow social achievements like being the most popular kid in class. The only lasting worth comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ and living out your beliefs.

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