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Do your part to support priests and religious

Serving in consecrated life is not for the fainthearted; the rewards may be heavenly, but the demands are never-ending. Vocations officials say it is important for everyone to help lighten the load and let those who are called know that their ministry is appreciated. The bottom line is about showing you care. Here are some […]


Father Carl Bauer dies at age 78

HAMPTON—Father Carl E. Bauer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wheeling/Charleston, W. Va., died Oct. 22 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A memorial Mass was held Oct. 25 at St. Mary. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary Church in Morgantown, W. Va., with burial in Peace […]


Laudato Si’: Ecospirituality is not New Age thinking

It was 1979 when St. John Paul II named Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology. But it was not until his January 1990 World Day of Peace message that people of faith took closer notice. In that message, he spoke of the call to prayer which we receive when we reflect on creation. […]


Parishes focus on growing needs of senior ministry

One of the fastest growing demographics for almost every parish is senior citizens. Officially listed as anyone over 55, this age bracket can stretch over a range of 40-plus years and a wide spectrum of abilities. Msgr. Edward Lofton, pastor of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church in Summerville, said the whole coast — and […]


Celebrating 2,640 years of consecrated life

The Trappists at Mepkin Abbey are known to some as the state’s ace mushroom growers. Catholics also know them as one of the cloistered, contemplative powerhouses of our diocese, a role which they share with the Poor Clares in the upstate. Some of us also are aware that the monks repeatedly offer the gift of […]


Bailey Hoover wins top spot in national/international essay contest

ROCK HILL—Bailey Hoover, 16, a junior at Rock Hill High School, placed second in the International Knights of Columbus 2015 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. She wrote her essay on “The Importance of Religious Freedom.” In her thesis, she stated that “the freedom of religion creates conditions for peace, it promotes positive societal development, and grants […]


Adventuresome Mabel Caron is proud of her WWII service

CHARLESTON—During the Depression, Mabel Caron’s family would pack picnic lunches and ride from Baltimore to nearby Annapolis to watch midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy march in formation. Those simple weekend trips planted a dream in little Mabel’s heart. She wanted to be part of the U.S. Navy. World War II gave her the chance. […]


Don’t wait to plan for Heaven

Not to brag, but I consider traveling one of my talents. Scouting the best airfare, shopping for accessories, choosing planes, trains or ferries — I love every step. I was especially excited to plan the first trip my husband Jim and I would take together. The school in Belize, where I was a volunteer teacher, […]


Every Life is Worth Living: Reflections for Respect Life Month

In honor of Respect Life Month, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a reflection titled “Every Life is Worth Living.” “One of the deepest desires of the human heart is to discover our identity. So often, as a society and as […]


Our Lady of the Rosary School celebrates its feast day

GREENVILLE—Our Lady of the Rosary School recently celebrated the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary and the 60th birthday of the school with Mass, open school and classrooms, a living rosary for the respect of all human life, a birthday cake, and the singing of “Happy Birthday” led by Father Dwight Longenecker, pastor. […]


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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