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St. Francis group identifies their spiritual gifts

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—The Faith Alive Team at St. Francis by the Sea Church marked the celebration of Pentecost by focusing on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As part of the celebration, the team sponsored a talk by Terrie Baldwin, director of the Office of Evangelization for the Diocese of Cleveland, who explained that her […]


St. Theresa Church in Winnsboro to hold 50th anniversary Mass and reception

WINNSBORO—St. Theresa Church will hold a special Mass to celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 2 at 6 p.m., with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Msgr. James LeBlanc. Mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. Nancy Watkins, an original member of St. Theresa, said the church building was constructed in 1968, but the parish […]


Pope expresses concern about ‘spiral of violence’ in Holy Land

VATICAN CITY—Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East. “I am very worried about the intensifying tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East and about the spiral of violence that increasingly leads away from the path of […]


Fiona Kent follows unwavering path to monastic life

CHARLESTON—When Fiona Kent enters a room, she brings the Holy Spirit with her. Not the holy roller version, but a deeply spiritual presence that exudes an inner peace only found through God. It’s in her unhurried stillness, and the joy evident in her eyes — a palpable presence of Christ. It is a remarkable quality […]


Time to sign up for vacation Bible school

DIOCESE—As the school year draws to a close and summer approaches, parishes are preparing their offerings of vacation Bible schools. It’s that special time of year that combines religious education with games, skits, songs and snacks. Below are a few of the Bible camps coming up soon. LANCASTER—Our Lady of Grace Church will hold its […]


Pray for mariners and people of the sea on May 22

WASHINGTON—The National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea will be celebrated on May 22. The day is observed in conjunction with National Maritime Day in the United States of America, which has been celebrated since 1933 to honor those who serve as merchant mariners and to recognize the benefits […]


St. Philip Neri members want to help parishioner who puts others first

FORT MILL—Donna Jean Hatch-Sher­lock is an active member at St. Philip Neri, cooks meals for Oratorian priests, and even finds time to enroll in graduate-level courses “for fun.” On the surface, it’s a normal list of activities for the average busy per­son. But Hatch-Sherlock goes about her routine while also battling a de­generative form of […]


Jesus in heaven invites all Christians to share his good news

VATICAN CITY—As they journey through life, Christians must look for Christ, especially among the poor, and give concrete signs of hope to others, Pope Francis said. The ascension of Christ ushered in a “new form of Jesus’ presence among us,” he said in his “Regina Coeli” address to those gathered in St. Peter’s Square May […]


MORE seeks ways to end poverty

COLUMBIA—People from four Midlands parishes are putting faith into ac­tion through membership in MORE Justice, a growing interfaith orga­nization that holds public officials accountable for their responsibility to care for those in need. The group’s acronym stands for Midlands Organized Response for Equity and Justice. Members come from 25 area churches and two syna­gogues. Their […]


Plans unveiled for a new church and parish hall at St. Andrew

CLEMSON—Parishioners at St. Andrew Church are introducing fellow worshippers to plans for a long-awaited new church and social hall on the site of their current building, not far from the Clemson University campus. Parish leaders have been meeting with small groups of church members to talk about the master plan, including the timeframe for completion […]


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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    Field day- day
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Graduation
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    Snow Day #1- No school unless needed for make up day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office