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2015

Sister Julienne retires with decades of good memories

Ursuline Sister Julienne Guy’s family came to Columbia at the beginning of her senior year of high school. She had no idea that the move would end up changing her whole life. She attended Ursuline High School, and the example of the sisters who taught there led her to join the order. That was 64 […]


The transfer of feast days

As each Easter Sunday arrives, commemoration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven looms. In both the Nicene and Apostle’s Creed, the Ascension of Jesus is mentioned in close proximity to profession in the Lord’s resurrection. Traditionally it is believed that Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after the resurrection. St. Luke’s Gospel says that […]


Hail Mary: Our most gracious advocate

Mary is a vital part of Catholic life all year long, but she really comes to the forefront of worship, thought and prayer as the calendar turns to May. This is the month of special prayers, devotions and festivals dedicated to the Mother of God worldwide. In many churches, traditional “May processions” are held that […]


St. John Neumann families receive St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships

St. John Neumann School families were honored during a reception and prayer service recently and the school was awarded funds from the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Funding Organization. Students receiving scholarships led a brief prayer service. Following the service, Barbara Cole, principal, was presented a check by Michael Acquilano, director of the South Carolina Catholic […]


St. Gregory the Great chooses their annual saint winners

BLUFFTON—Katie Lyons, fifth grade, Casey Laing, fourth grade and Alec Yanachik, third grade, all students at St. Gregory the Great School, received the St. Patrick Award from the Ancient Order of Hibernians recently. The honor is presented to one student in grades 3-6 who best exemplify the school’s honor code of hard work, eagerness to […]


John Paul II scores at math meet

RIDGELAND—John Paul II School’s math team earned second place in the fifth annual Mathletics Competition held at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School recently. Also, Meaghan Lyons placed first overall and Joseph Kelley placed fifth in individual competition. The team and individual members competed at the seventh/eighth-grade level. Photo: JPII Mathletes, from left to right: Joseph […]


Sister Marian Piskurich, former teacher at St. Joseph in Hartsville, dies at 89

COLUMBIA, Pennsylvania—Sister Marian Piskurich, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, died on April 3 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. She was 89. The Mass of Christian Burial was held April 9, with burial in the convent cemetery. Sister Marian was born Helen Marie Piskurich on Oct. 28, 1925, in Johnstown, Pa., and was the […]



JPII students earn saint award

RIDELAND—At John Paul II Catholic School, the Ancient Order of Hibernians presented the St. John Paul II award to Adeline Dewig, seventh grade; Isaiah Chase, eighth grade; Morgan Summers, ninth grade and Alex Thaller, 10th grade. The annual award is given to one student from each class who best exemplifies the school mission, shows a […]


Confirmation: The start of a lifelong journey

Patricia Bronikowski, an eighth-grader from Aiken, has been very busy for the past two years. In addition to her usual re­sponsibilities of school, family and fun, she spent a lot of time researching saints, learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and performing service projects. Like hundreds of other kids her age, she was […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate