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Trivia Knight helps capital campaign

BLYTHEWOOD—Transfiguration Church and Knights of Columbus Council 13713 hosted a Trivia Knight on Jan. 23 and raised over $1,500 for the capital campaign. The social event consisted of trivia ranging from the Church to space travel.


Consider the contributions of all our immigrants, including Jesus

Bishop Gerald Kicanas, when he was still an auxiliary in Chicago, told the story of an encounter he had with a ragged woman who was pushing a shopping cart. When she hailed him, he admitted that his initial response was to wish he had been walking on the other side of the street. Moments later […]


Town hall meetings involve parents with new school

MYRTLE BEACH—Bob Abt’s daughter, Gabrielle, is only in the fifth grade, but he is already making plans for her education through high school. That’s why he joined about 50 others on Jan. 27 at St. Michael School to attend the last of three informational meetings about the new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, set […]


Thirty-five men are ordained to the permanent diaconate

The Diocese of Charleston now has 35 more ministers dedicated to sharing the Gospel and serving the faithful. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained 17 men to the permanent diaconate at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island on Jan. 30, and another 18 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville on Feb. 6. The remarkably large […]


SC Catholic Conference releases voters’ guide for primaries

CHARLESTON—The South Carolina Catholic Conference has released a brief voters’ guide to help people prepare for the state’s presidential primaries on Feb. 20 (Republican ) and Feb. 27 (Democrat). The flyer was sent to parishes in the Diocese of Charleston and is titled: “Not liberal. Not conservative. Simply Catholic.” It states that Catholics have a […]



Father Andrew Vollkommer dies at age 60

CHAPIN—Father Andrew J. Vollkommer, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church, died Jan. 27. He was 60. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 2 at Our Lady of the Lake. Burial was at the church. Father Vollkommer was born June 26, 1955, in Oceanside, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and […]


Fasting and abstinence guides for Lent, beginning March 1

The holy season of Lent is a time for spiritual renewal so that people of faith may become better instruments in sharing the Gospel message. This year, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 1. The present laws of the Church regarding fast and abstinence during this season are as follows: 1 Ash […]


My niece, fatherhood, and celibacy

I had two “prayer hours” left in my yearly silent retreat when I awoke in the wee hours of the morning to the most joyous news I had received in a long time. After almost nine months of Advent-like expectation, my niece, Alena Rose Nerbun, had been born. She is my younger brother’s first baby. […]


Diocese earns award for pastoral center

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston and its building partners in the construction of the pastoral center earned high accolades recently. The diocese, along with Choate Construction Co. and LS3P Associates architects, were selected as winners of the 2015 Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The honor was presented in the […]


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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    Field day- day
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Graduation
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    Snow Day #1- No school unless needed for make up day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office