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In 50 years, Brother Ed has learned to wear many hats

NORTH CHARLESTON—Back in high school, Edward Bergeron was, like every other kid his age, try­ing to discover his place in the world. He ended up finding the answer in the lives of the men who taught his classes and led his Catholic high school in Schenectady, New York. They were members of the Congregation of […]


The fronds and foliage of Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is celebrated this year on April 9. A holy day of obligation, it is also called Passion Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week, which follows Jesus on His path to the cross, culminating in His joyous resurrection on Easter Sunday. Most people know the story behind Palm Sunday, but aren’t familiar […]


The joy of consecrated life shines at celebration

SPARTANBURG—They came wearing the brown robes of Franciscan friars, the black cassocks of the Adorno Fathers, the brown, white and blue habits and symbolic crosses of differ­ent orders of women religious. The attire was different but the faces all held wide smiles of recognition and love for one another and for a life serving God. […]


SCCCW honors Mary Shumpert and Sister Sandra Makowski for saying ‘yes’

GREENVILLE—“I’m so tickled!” Those three words and a radiant smile were Mary Shumpert’s reac­tion to being named Catholic Woman of the Year by the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women. Shumpert, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, received the award at the statewide organization’s 85th annual convention, held March 20-22 at the Embassy Suites in […]


St. Joseph is a model for men

FORT MILL—Becoming a better Catholic man involves a simple change of direction away from sin and the secular world and toward Christ. Hundreds heard that message at the second annual South Carolina Catholic Men’s Conference held March 7 at St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill. The event was sponsored by the South Carolina State […]


Bishop’s Calendar

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for April: April 2—Holy Thursday, diocesan offices close at noon April 3—Good Friday, diocesan offices closed; 8:40 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Vigil, Charleston Women’s Medical Center; 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Spirit Church, Johns Island April 4—8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, Ca­thedral of St. […]


Sister Rosie puts the humor in healthcare

CHARLESTON—As the applause rose up and out in a warm rush for Sister Rosemary Render, she smiled and raised both hands, like a beloved star waving off accolades. Sister Rosie, as she’s affectionately called, certainly is beloved, as was demonstrated at a surprise gather­ing of volunteers and staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital to […]


Friendship program tackles bullying before it starts

Students at Our Lady of the Rosary are learning to recognize and address bullying before it becomes a problem. The school is in its second year using the Palmetto Pals Value of Friendship Program, which is designed to give students the power to stop bullying before it starts. Marianne Tully, principal, said it has been […]


Literacy program expands horizons

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Community outreach is an important service that members of Precious Blood of Christ Church women’s club perform. One of the efforts initiated by Sue Cross and Suzanne Harris is to serve as volunteers at an adult literacy program. “We started in June with 14 tutors,” Cross said at a Pee Dee Deanery meeting of […]


Lent has started. The ashes have been given out, you’ve gone without meat on Friday and have already decided what you’ll be giving up. But do you still need some help getting into the full spiritual meaning of the season? Check out two nationally known Catholic speakers giving special Lenten programs:
Nationally known speakers offer Lenten inspiration

Lent has started. The ashes have been given out, you’ve gone without meat on Friday and have already decided what you’ll be giving up. But do you still need some help getting into the full spiritual meaning of the season? Check out two nationally known Catholic speakers giving special Lenten programs: Jeff Cavins will speak […]


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Feb 19 PRESIDENTS DAY No School
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Presidents Day No School
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NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day Holiday
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
No School-Presidents Day
From the Calendar of Summerville Catholic School
Faculty In-service
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Presidents' Day/No School
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
Presidents DayNO SCHOOL
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
No School Presidents Day
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
Presidents Day Holiday **No School**
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Presidents Day - School Closed
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
Presidents Day - No school
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
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From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Presidents Day NO SCHOOL / No Extended Care Available
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Presidents Day-no school
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Presidents Day No School
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Presidents Day, No school
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