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Our Lady of Mercy Sister Mary Helen Grobusky dies at age 98

CHARLESTON—­Sister Mary Helen Grobusky, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, died at the May Forest motherhouse on April 11. She was 98. The Mass of Christian Burial was held April 14. She was born Frances Anne Theresa Grobusky on June 10, 1915, to the late Joseph Thomas and Mary Catherine Sokol Grobusky […]


Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, former teacher at St. Anne, dies at age 88

IMMACULATA, PA.—Sister Margaret Mary Kreider of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died March 26. She was 88 and had been a sister for 68 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Camilla Hall by Father William E. Dean on March 29. Born in Philadelphia to the […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $160,000 in Community Enrichment grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards six Community Enrichment grants totaling $160,000. The Community Enrichment Grants are by invitation only and are offered to a select group of mostly former grantees where the Foundation has an established relationship. The Community Enrichment grants purpose is to provide a reasonable level of sustaining and […]


Holy Cross Church in Pickens enters a new era

PICKENS—One look at the outside of Holy Cross Church in Pickens lets you know big changes have taken place at this friendly Upstate parish. Longtime members used to call it the “Pizza Hut” roof because its red tiles and flat-topped dome resembled the distinctive one found on the fast food chain. That look is long […]


SCCCW honor Sister Josephine Murphy and Mary Ann Turner

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Mary Ann Turner of Greenville had immigrant parents who taught their children three important lessons. “We learned love of church, love of God, and that you always give back,” she said. “You don’t have to be rich to give of yourself and give what you can.” Turner has tried to follow that advice […]


A final Mass is held for Our Lady of Mercy Church

CHARLESTON—The final Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church was a sad event for her parishioners. Father Henry N. Kulah, pastor, offered comfort to several people before and after the 3 p.m. liturgy  held at the America Street church on March 16. He said one lady in her 70s called him after the Mass and […]


Detail depicting Saint Clare from a fresco (1312–20) by Simone Martini in the Lower basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
Daniel Island’s new parish is named St. Clare of Assisi

DANIEL ISLAND—It’s official! The Catholic Community of Daniel Island has a new name, approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on April 2. From now on, the parish and eventual church will be known as St. Clare of Assisi. St. Clare was a privileged daughter of a count who chose a life of poverty. She became […]


The Miscellany wins five SCPA awards

HILTON HEADŒ—The Catholic Miscellany received five awards from the South Carolina Press Association recently. In the associate/individual newspaper category, the bi-weekly took second place for best newspaper publication. Third place for best feature writing went to staff writers Amy Wise Taylor and Christina Lee Knauss for “Kids say the darndest things: Papal edition”; and third […]


People & events

COASTAL Oyster roastSUMMERVILLE—Summerville Catholic School will hold an oyster roast on April 5 from 6-10 p.m. Cost: $30 per family for four people or less, $15 individual. Tickets: (803) 873-9310. ‘Joy of the Gospel’ missionGOOSE CREEK—Immaculate Conception Church, 510 St. James Ave., will hold a Lenten parish mission, “The Joy of the Gospel”, on April […]


Colin Peterson is Knight of the Year

GEORGETOWN—Colin Peterson’s greatest joy is helping others and that’s why he joined the Knights of Columbus nearly 39 years ago. The 64-year-old regularly helps serve meals and hand out food to people in need, visits the sick in hospitals, volunteers at Special Olympics and leads an annual Knights fundraiser for children with mental disabilities. Those […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil