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Earning religious emblems connects faith and Scouting

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE COLUMBIA – Catholic scouting has opened up a whole world of new possibilities for Stas Watson of Mount Pleasant. The 18-year-old shared his experiences with the crowd at the annual Catholic Scout Convocation on Feb. 2 at St. Joseph Church in Columbia. The event honors Scouts who […]

Funding provides support to all facets of Catholic ministry

Beth VanVorpe found it a challenge to practice her faith once she started classes at the College of Charleston. The 21-yearold from Dayton, Ohio, didn’t know where or how to meet other Catholics her age. Thanks to funding from the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, the college’s campus ministry program came to her rescue. VanVorpe now attends […]

People and events

COASTAL Lenten missionSUMMERVILLEƒ—Father Louis Guardiola, a Father of Mercy, will lead a Lenten Mission on Feb. 16-20 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, 11001 Dorchester Road. Father Guardiola will concelebrate Masses Feb. 15-16. Details: (843) 875-6911. Defense of Life iconCHARLESTON—ƒAn Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Defense of Life will […]

Charleston Catholic School students sing in Mass
Charleston Catholic School building dedicated

CHARLESTON—A packed house rose to its feet and applauded the completion of Charleston Catholic School’s new building during the dedication Mass and blessing held Feb. 11 in Sacred Heart Church. One of the longest rounds of applause was given to Fred McKay, principal, who was praised by Mayor Joseph P. Riley for his dedication to […]

Quilting class pieces together art and community

The front room of the parish hall at St. Cyprian Church in Georgetown transforms into a riot of color on Monday nights. Brilliantly hued bolts, squares and strips of fabric take over every surface, accompanied by the whir of sewing machines and a constant, excited stream of conversation, most of it in Spanish. Since 2009, […]

Citadel Knights are a force for good news

CHARLESTON—Ask people what activities they associate with a college campus, and Knights of Columbus meetings probably won’t be the first thing they mention. Citadel Council 6900 in Charleston wants to change that. The council was founded in 1977 and has been active in varying degrees since then, said Father Dennis B. Willey, Catholic chaplain and […]

Diocesan employees earn immigration certification

Offering legal aid to immigrants is a growing service provided by the diocesan Office of Social Ministry. Recently, two employees in the immigration offices earned their Board of Immigration Appeals certification, which allows them to do even more for those in need. Blenda Suarez, from the Berea office in Greenville, and Mily Choy from Hilton […]

LARCUM message calls all to accept God’s challenge

COLUMBIA—Life constantly confronts followers of Christ with one crucial decision: will they accept or reject the Gospel message of love and forgiveness? Bishop J. Jonathan Holston of the S.C. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church posed the question to about 100 people at the LARCUM prayer service Jan. 26 at Columbia’s Ebenezer Lutheran Church. […]

Rachel Neubauer joins Office of Youth and Young Adults Ministry

CHARLESTONƒ—Rachel Neubauer recently took the helm as the new associate director of young adult ministry for the diocese. Prior to coming to Charleston, she worked as the stewardship and ministry coordinator at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville for two years. Neubauer, 28, said she became actively involved with the young adult community while in […]

Martocchio is new director of Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation

CHARLESTON—ƒMichael Martocchio was recently appointed director of Catechesis and Christian Initiation for the diocese. He takes over the position from Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, who recently accepted the additional role as principal of John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland. Sister Pam also serves as secretary for education and faith formation for the diocese, overseeing […]

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Feb 22 DUE: Re-enrollment, Financial Aid Applications Progress Reports Emailed
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Interim Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Mid-Quarter 3
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
5:00 pm Fish Fry
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville