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Deacon Charles Poole dies at age 88

COLUMBIA—Deacon Charles Patton Poole Jr., a retired deacon for St. Joseph Church and a former physics professor at the University of South Carolina, died on Nov. 1. He was 88. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 5 at St. Joseph Church with burial in St. Peter Church cemetery. Deacon Poole was born June […]


Lady Bishops win state golf title

CHARLESTON—The girls’ golf team at Bishop England High School snagged their first state  championship at the tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs recently. Kathleen Sumner, a junior, led the Bishops to capture the Class AA title and earned first place in individual rankings. Also on the All-State team were Kennedy Carroll, Emma Wofford, […]


Cardinal Newman inducts six alumni into hall of fame

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School inducted six new alumni into their Hall of Fame during a  ceremony on Oct. 26. The honorees include Sister Maria Lovett for dedication to the Church; Mark Greenwood for achievements in the military; Glenda Suber, Ph.D., for journalism and public affairs; Brig. Gen. Jim Chow for achievements in medicine and the military; […]


Knights Council 10819 receives award

SIMPSONVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received the 2014-2015 Columbian Award on  Oct. 5 in honor of its efficiency, industry and excellence. The award was presented by William Larkin, South Carolina State Council District 8 Deputy, to Bob Felton, Grand Knight.


Egan wins region cross country meet

COLUMBIA—Bennett Egan, a sophomore at Cardinal Newman, won the men’s division at the recent  SCISA Region I-AAA cross country meet. The women’s team captured second place at the state  competition, and the men’s team took fourth. In other SCISA state competitions, the volleyball team and the girls’ golf team, which is only in its second […]


Promises, promises: Some reflections during the Year of Consecrated Life

One of the prayers in the liturgy for Ordinary Time asks this: “Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world of fragile peace and broken promises.” We don’t have to study statistics to see that not only promises but also hearts get broken. All we have to do is go to family reunions […]


Seniors commit at National Signing Day

High schools in the Diocese of Charleston saw a flurry of activity on National Signing Day on Nov. 11 as a group of stand-out athletes committed to play sports at various colleges. In Greenville, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Christian Baliker signed to play golf for the college of Charleston and Maggie Milam committed to […]


Knights Assembly 3272 organizes patriotic giving tree

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 recently delivered more than 800 items of clothing, gas and grocery cards, toiletries, linens, reading glasses, and more, to the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. Precious Blood of Christ parishioners donated items selected from a dog tag ornamented tree. They also included cards thanking the veterans […]


Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]


Rivalry for good helps St. Anthony

GREENVILLE—St. Anthony of Padua School received a contribution of $41,000 from St. Joseph’s Catholic and Christ Church Episcopal. The two schools joined forces for a “Together for Greenville” spirit week. The “rivalry for good” included a 5K Color Run, spirit nights, roller skating, a Powderpuff game, movie night, “Bubble Soccer” tournament, and more.


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    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry