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Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

For Nancy Hernandez, 17, celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe has been an annual tradition since she was in preschool. At ages 3 and 4, she said, her parents would dress her up in costumes for the Dec. 12 feast. For the past several years, she and her mother have participated in a torch run from […]

Bishop Gugliemone’s Christmas message

Isaiah the prophet tells us that the people who once walked in darkness have now seen a wonderful light. Although these times in which we live may be challenging for all of us in different ways we can and should remain confident that the Lord Jesus Christ will lead and sustain us. The economic situation […]


The mid-point of Advent provides an opportunity for us to stop and shift our focus to a consideration of Christ’s birth in history. The third Sunday of Advent is a particular manifestation of the theme that comes into view as this focus changes.Historically the third Sunday of Advent has been called “Gaudete,” or “Rejoice” Sunday […]

Celebrating the heritage and faith of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

CHARLESTON—Drums, flutes, song, prayer and the sweet smell of sage were used to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint, on Dec. 1 at Blessed Sacrament Church. About 100 people attended a Mass, celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, and a heritage celebration that followed. The event was sponsored by the diocesan Office […]

School Notes

Coury wins poster contestMYRTLE BEACH—Alyssa Coury, a kindergartener at St. Andrew School, won second place in the Horry-Georgetown County Fire and Life Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Her artwork was chosen from applicants in kindergarten through second grade over all of Horry and Georgetown counties. Lagaly, Kelly sign letters of intentGREENVILLE—Alexa Lagaly and Kate Kelly, […]

Charleston Catholic breaks ground

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School broke ground for construction of its new building on Dec. 5.Fred McKay, principal, said they hope to start by the end of the month and would love to celebrate completion on All Saints Day in 2013 in honor of their mascots — the saints.The ceremony was attended by the entire school, with […]

St. Philip Neri in Rock Hill installs steeple
St. Philip Neri installs steeple

FORT MILL—Construction is underway at St. Philip Neri parish. The steeple was added to the building on Nov. 28. The master building plan started more than a decade ago with the construction of a multi-purpose and classroom buildings. The new structure will combine modern and traditional elements, and is designed by WKWW Architects in Charlotte. […]

BEHS takes state football championship
Bishop England football wins state

COLUMBIA—Bishop England clinched their quest for a second straight football title recently, shutting out Abbeville 21-0 to claim the Class AA Division II state championship.Considered underdogs once again, the Battling Bishops proved their skill and determination in the opening minutes of the game, scoring a touchdown in just 79 seconds, while many fans were still […]

Bishop’s calendar for December

CHARLESTON—The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for December 2012:Dec. 13—8:45 a.m., Mass, Blessed Sacrament School, CharlestonDec. 16—9:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Charleston; 4 p.m., Diocesan volunteer Christmas party, CharlestonDec. 20—3 p.m., Diocesan employee Christmas party, Charleston Dec. 22—5:30 p.m., Mass, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Seneca Dec. 23—10 a.m., […]

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