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Vocations club leaders teach children to answer God’s call

COLUMBIA—Many kids feel the first call to the priesthood or religious life in the fourth grade. About 40 people who attended a special day of training for vocations club leaders on Aug. 6 hope to help them learn how to answer. The clubs, part of the diocesan strategic plan for vocations, started in Aiken in […]

A small mission enjoys tremendous unity

LAURENS—Over the past 50 years, the people of Holy Spirit Mission have learned the true meaning of the word community. On Aug. 18, that community came together to celebrate their 50th anniversary with laughter, song and prayer in English and Spanish. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the Mass. In his homily he said the mission’s […]

Scouts see lions, hikers and bears on trek

Nine young people hit the New Mexico trail seeking adventure and a closer walk with God on the St. George Trek this summer. Established by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, it is a Catholic leadership program for Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members. They hike, camp in the wilderness, and spend many hours in prayer, discernment […]

On Fire with Faith conference set for Sept. 20-21 in Columbia

COLUMBIA—Come celebrate the faith and expand your formation at the biennial conference, On Fire with Faith, on Sept. 20-21 at Our Lady of the Hills Church, 120 Marydale Lane. Formerly known as Fire at the Beach, the event is sponsored by the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation in the Diocese of Charleston. General registration […]

St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken

Dear Friends in Christ,Welcome back to all our returning students to St. Mary’s School, and a special welcome to our new students! The faculty and staff under the direction of our principal, Mrs. Wertz, work hard to give our children an education which is both academically excellent and imbued with our Catholic faith, with Christ […]

Sister Maryjane Golden, parish faith formation teacher, dies at age 70

BUFFALO, NY—Sister Maryjane Golden, a Sister of Saint Mary of Namur, who was a science and faith formation teacher, and parish administrator, died Aug. 7 at the Saint Mary Center. She was 70. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 12 at St. Mary Center Chapel. Burial was at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in […]

Retired Bishop F. Joseph Gossman of Raleigh, N.C., left, and Father Steve Patti of Immaculate Conception Parish in Durham, center, participate in a March 7 Lenten remembrance in Raleigh of farmworkers who have died in the fields. Many of the farmworkers died from heat stroke. (CNS photo/courtesy of National Farm Worker Ministry)
Bishop Gossman dies at age 83; was outspoken voice for social justice

By Catholic News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — Retired Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, who had led the Diocese of Raleigh for 31 years before he retired in 2006, died Aug. 12 in Raleigh after a long illness. He was 83. Bishop Gossman presided over the diocese’s growth during his tenure. An outspoken voice for social justice, […]

World Youth Day 2013 has a big impact on SC attendees

South Carolina’s pilgrims have returned from World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, bringing home indelible memories and a very real sense of their role as Christ’s messengers. Forty-seven young people and adults from the Diocese of Charleston made the journey to Rio. The Upstate was represented by large groups from St. Mary Magdalene Church […]

Camp helps youth with illnesses experience magic of childhood

CHARLESTON—This summer, Camp Rise Above successfully reached the second stage of its “impossible dream.” In partnership with Charleston County Parks and Recreation, the group offered four two-day sessions of summer camp to children who, before, only dreamt about it. Barbara Denton, co-founder, said their first-ever summer sessions provided a true camper’s experience to children struggling […]

Furry friends provide comfort in Pet Partners

FORT MILL—David Eggert knows how much love dogs have to give. He sees it when he takes his rescue dog Reba to visit shut-ins or residents at Fort Mill area nursing homes. That’s why he organized Pet Partners, a new program at St. Philip Neri Church that offers the sick, lonely and elderly a chance […]

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