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Put God in the driver’s seat, speaker says at charismatic conference

COLUMBIA—People of faith can accomplish great things if they are willing to put God at the very center of their lives. Father Joseph Romanoski issued that challenge to participants at the annual South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 25-27 at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. Father Romanoski, administrator at Blessed Sacrament Church […]


John Hawkins throws cancer out

FOUNTAIN INN—Being a champion has nothing to do with never falling, it has to do with how well you get up after the fall. John Hawkins, 18, is one of those champions. His story of triumphant recovery recently earned him The Inspiration award, presented by the National Guard. He was nominated by a national organization […]


Holy Cross and Holy Trinity get a new look and new life

Big renovation projects are changing the look of two parishes at opposite ends of the state. Holy Cross Church in Pickens is beginning work that will change its entire look and create what members hope will be a more welcoming and sacred atmosphere. Holy Trinity Church in Orangeburg, meanwhile, is completing renovations to the parish […]


Standing up for life on roads may give motorists cause for prayer

Shelley Lindell braved the heat in Aiken on Oct. 6 to stand along a road holding a sign that read “Adoption: The loving option.” She joined hundreds of people across the diocese in the national Life Chain, traditionally held on the first Sunday of October. Participants of all faiths bear witness along busy thoroughfares for […]


Remembering St. Francis’ love for all creatures

Father Edward Fitzgerald, pastor of St. Michael Church in Murrells Inlet, blesses a young parishioner’s dog Oct. 4 on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. A wide range of species were brought to the church including hermit crabs. Read more about Catholics like you by subscribing to The Catholic Miscellany


Scouting camporee builds faith and friendship

SALUDA—The pinewood derby cars may be made of Legos these days, but there’s still nothing like a good old Scouting camporee to combine faith and fun. About 600 youth and adults from Boy and Girl Scout programs spent their Oct. 4-6 weekend at rustic Camp Barstow in Saluda County practicing their archery, a BB-gun shoot, […]


chapel and conference center drawing
Diocese breaks ground for new chancery building

CHARLESTON—With the push of a shovel, about 130 participants witnessed the historical groundbreaking for the new diocesan pastoral center, which will include a chancery, chapel and conference center. Situated on five acres of marsh front property draped in grand old Oaks, the upcoming pastoral center will consolidate diocesan departments under one roof for the first […]


World Mission Sunday is Oct. 20

On World Mission Sunday, people from all over the globe respond each year with donations so they can help spread the word of God. Even in third world countries, people find a coin for the collection. For those who have nothing — not electricity, not running water — this is a lot, said Helena Moniz, […]


New retreat center and chapel dedicated at Mepkin Abbey

MONCKS CORNER—The monks at Mepkin Abbey broke briefly from their quiet monastic lifestyle to celebrate their new St. Francis Retreat Center and the Father Francis Kline Memorial Chapel. The Aug. 25 dedication included a Mass, musical performance and choirs. Abbot Stanislaus Gumula said the completion of the 16-room retreat center is the fulfillment of a […]


Sacred Heart Mission in Blackville changes status

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone recently announced that Sacred Heart Mission in Blackville has been incorporated into Holy Trinity parish in Orangeburg. The announcement was sent out in a memo Oct. 1 to pastors in the Diocese of Charleston. The change was effective that date. In his memo the bishop stated that the decision was made […]


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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