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SCCCW Charleston Deanery to host annual luncheon, silent auction on Jan. 20

CHARLESTON—The women’s guild from St. Patrick Church will host the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women’s Charleston Deanery Annual Luncheon, Meeting and Silent Auction on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the church, 134 St. Philip Street. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Jan. 12. The cost is $20. To RSVP, contact Beverly Buford […]

Breast cancer survivor inspires Greenwood women’s club

When poet and breast cancer survivor, Selma Sims, spoke to the Greenwood Catholic Women’s Club at Our Lady of Lourdes Church as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she brought with her a message of hope and joy. Sims said she was shocked at being diagnosed with breast cancer as there was no history of […]

Knights of Columbus Council 13713 honors Hogue family

BLYTHEWOOD—Knights of Columbus Council 13713 honored Ed and Cathy Hogue with awards for both Knight of the Month and Family of the Month at the July family social. They were recognized for their many years of faithful service to the parish, the Knights and the Columbiettes. Mr. Hogue finished his two-year service as Grand Knight in […]

Assembly 1900 honors winners of flag essay contest

SUMMERVILLE—Knights of Columbus Assembly 1900 selected its essay contest winners for 2017-2018 on “What the American Flag Means to Me”.  The top three writers received American flag kits and cash prizes of $100, $50 and $50, respectively. They are: Joshua Walker (pictured above), a seventh-grader from Gregg Middle School, who won first place; Abriella Alex […]

Father Abara celebrates 40th anniversary

GOOSE CREEK—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3697 Honor Guard stand with Father Lawrence Abara, chaplain at the Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center, as he celebrated Mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Aug. 8, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Photo and information provided.

Knights from Council 14475 sponsor blood drive

LAKE WYLIE—Knights of Columbus Council 14475 conducted a blood drive with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Aug. 2 at All Saints Church’s parish life center. Forty-five units of blood were collected, representing 135 potential saved lives. Photo and information provided.

Reaching out through literature

GREENWOOD—Marquetta Goodwine, Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, gave presentations on the coastal culture during book giveaways at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Weston Chapel AME Church on July 14. Goodwine saluted attendees for supporting literacy and interracial understanding. Youth from both churches helped with the event and almost 400 books were distributed […]

Hanley earns Catholicity Award

GOOSE CREEK—Margaret Emiliani Hanley was recently presented with the St. Francis Caracciolo Assembly 3697 Catholicity Award. Her personal accomplishments typified the meaning of love of God, Church and Country, according to a council press release. Pictured (left to right) are Knight Steven Gearhart, Margaret Hanley and her parents. Photo provided

St. Michael Church members take mission trip to Honduras

MURRELLS INLET—A mission team from St. Michael Church recently spent a week providing a variety of outreach services to communities in Honduras. Ellen DeKleva reported that one of the highlights was raising funds, in conjunction with Olancho Aid Foundation (, to purchase and begin construction on a water purification system for a large community in […]

‘Deacon Doc’ is on a mission

INDIAN LAND—Deacon Bob Donofrio, known as “Deacon Doc”, recently returned to Our Lady of Grace Church from a mission trip to Central America. It is a pilgrimage that began nine years ago, when Deacon Doc retired from his work as an orthopedic surgeon and moved to South Carolina to be near his grandchildren. When he […]

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