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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.

Catholic relief workers try to keep attention on refugees

COLUMBIA—A man who left behind his home, job and memories to flee a war-torn section of Iraq and carry his family to safety came up to Cullen Larson in the country’s Kurdish region earlier this year. He thanked Larson for the work being done in the Middle East by the agency he represents, Catholic Relief […]

St. Joe’s cross country finishes first

GREENVILLE—Both the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams at St. Joseph’s Catholic School captured the South Carolina High School League Class A, Region II Championship title at the recent meet. All-region team members include Sara Masaschi, Annika Bissinger, Katherine Uprichard, and Caroline Linen, Ford McCoy, Carter Powell, Jeffrey Fann, Alfredo Diaz Santillan, Zac Palmer and […]

More Spanish-speaking people attend case assistant training

CHARLESTON—Language barriers may soon be less of a problem for Spanish-speaking people seeking annulments in the Diocese of Charleston. Forty people recently began taking classes held in Spanish so they can learn to be case assistants in their parishes, said Valerie Maxineau, judge and moderator of the Tribunal for the Diocese of Charleston. Case assistants […]

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 […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate