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2015

Spanish Mass evokes memories of a vocation journey

By Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM Special to The Miscellany For several consecutive Sundays, I’ve attended the Spanish Mass in our parish. I’ve also attended Mass in English with the five other sisters who are part of our local community, but I have some personal reasons for wanting, periodically, to sing from Flor y Canto and […]


‘Owl’ get straight to the point

During Lent, my husband and I met Sarah at “Soup and Stations of the Cross”. Sarah is 8 years old and in third grade but carried herself like she was about 30 and this soup supper was her evening to network. Sitting down at our table, she began by asking us where we work and […]


SCCCW contributes to ‘Caps of Love’

GREENVILLE—Affiliates of the South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women are raising money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children — thanks to the Caps of Love program. For the past year, councils across the state collected plastic bottle caps, which will be sorted by volunteers and shipped to Florida in exchange for money. Caps of Love […]


Knights Council 7122 helps special needs programs

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122, the Columbiettes, and volunteers of all ages helped collect more than $24,000 during the Operation HOPE Tootsie Roll campaign to help special needs children last year. The money was donated to schools with special education departments. Council 7122 presented checks on March 18 to Mary Lynn Porter and […]


Sister ZIta Torlai dies at age 97

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY—Sister Zita Torlai, of the Religious Teachers Filippini, died March 22. She was 97. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 25 at the Saint Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh. Interment was at Ave Maria Cemetery. Sister Zita was born in Lupinaia, Italy, the daughter of the late Amadeo Torlai and Josephine […]


Ryan Dela Pena ordained to transitional diaconate for Adornos

SPARTANBURG—When Ryan Dela Pena was in kindergarten, he drew a picture of what he wanted to be when he grew up, and it instantly drew the attention of a nun who taught him. “Is this what you want? Are you saying you want to be a priest?” she asked. “Yes!” was his emphatic response. More […]


The sprinkling of life

The Easter season places heavy emphasis on the first sacrament of baptism as the means by which God’s children are adopted in Christ. To emphasize this, the Church’s Liturgy provides the op­tion for the Sprinkling Rite to take the place of the Act of Penitence at the beginning of Mass. While this rite is always […]


Keeping the mission in mind

COLUMBIA—No matter where they live, Catholics are called to spread the Gospel around the world to people in need. The Pontifical Mission Societies exist to help answer that call. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Oblate Father Andrew Small, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, shared that message on April 9 at a small reception […]


Prison ministry benefits the inmates and the volunteers

BISHOPVILLE—An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution had a life-changing experience on April 9. Thanks to six dedicated volunteers from the Sumter Catholic Community, he was confirmed by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and became a Catholic. It was the bishop’s first visit to that facility, but is familiar ground for the prison ministry group. These volunteers […]


St. Clare of Assisi sees a lot of progress in its year as a parish

DANIEL ISLAND—St. Clare of Assisi parish turned 1 year old in April, celebrating as it began with a large and joyous Easter Sunday Mass. One of the differences that a year has made is the addition of about 500 people. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the establishment of the parish in January 2014, and approved […]


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    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