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Sister Pamela Smith chosen as the new principal of JPII school

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has appointed Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, principal of John Paul II Catholic School in Bluffton as of Dec. 23. Sister Pam will also continue to serve as the Diocese of Charleston’s secretary of education. Chris Paul was the founding principal. In her new role, Sister Pam will be responsible for overseeing […]


People and events

Coastal Mass for Infant JesusNORTH CHARLESTON—The Santo Niño Cofradia will honor Jesus, the Holy Infant, on Jan. 18 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 6650 Dorchester Road, with a rosary at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass, procession and a banquet in the parish hall. Call Joy Kabaitan, (843) 452-4195 or Thelma Delacruz, (843) 640-3077. Father […]


Priest appointment: Summerville

CHARLESTON—Effective Dec. 13, 2013, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made the following appointment: Father Timothy A. Akanson, new to the Diocese of Charleston, was appointed parochial vicar at St. John the Beloved Church in Summerville.


People and events

COASTAL OLM Outreach fundraiser auctionCHARLESTON—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will hold its annual fundraising auction Jan. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Cost, $100, includes silent auction and cocktails followed by live auction and dinner. Details: (843) 559-4109. ‘The Great Divorce’CHARLESTON—Fellowship for the Performing Arts will perform C.S. Lewis’ […]


St. Paul the Apostle rejoices in new church after 20 year wait

SPARTANBURG—After 20 years of attending Mass in a gymnasium, members of St. Paul the Apostle Church can rejoice in a soaring new worship space. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone led a Rite of Dedication on Dec. 9 for a crowd whose enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by cold temperatures, rain or fog. The bishop received a copy of […]


Sister Catherine wins national award

GREENVILLE—Franciscan Sister Catherine Noecker, principal of St. Anthony of Padua School, was honored with a national education award for the contributions she has made over her 34-year career. She was chosen as the South Atlantic Region recipient of the 2014 National Catholic Educational Association Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award. A maximum of 12 […]


Bishop’s Calendar – January

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for January: Jan. 1—New Year’s Day, diocesan offices closedJan. 6-10—Bishops’ retreat (Regions IV & XIV)Jan. 11—11:30 a.m., Pro-life march and rally, Columbia; 1:15 p.m., Catholic youth rally and Mass, ColumbiaJan. 20—Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, diocesan offices closed; Presbyteral Council meeting, Hilton Head IslandJan. 20-23—Convocation of priests, […]


A savior has been born

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit; … and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” These words of the beautiful Angelus prayer came to pass with the birth of the Son of God in a stable located in […]


School notes

St. Anthony helps Philippines, earns scholarship award GREENVILLE—The student art club at St. Anthony of Padua sold their handcrafted star ornaments to help raise money for the relief effort in the Philippines. The children created more than 100 stars, raising $400 to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, which struck the island nation in early […]


Priest Appointment:Taylors

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston announced the following appointment on Dec. 6: Father Agustin Torm was appointed as parochial vicar at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors, effective Dec. 9


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