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Native American Celebration

LEXINGTON—Over 80 people joined the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration for Mass and a day of prayer and music at Corpus Christi Church on Dec. 5. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Ethnic Ministry. Above, Cathy Nelson, who is of Ojibwa descent, performs a flute solo during a drum […]


Letters to Paris

MOUNT PLEASANT—Christ Our King Church’s middle school faith formation class participated in a special session that focused on the families in France who are suffering after the recent terrorist attacks. The students offered prayers of petition and made cards for the people in France letting them know they cared. Some cards were written in French […]


Council 11991 earns award

GOOSE CREEK—Knights of Columbus Council 11991 was given the Star Council Award for Fraternal Year 2014-2015 for increasing their membership. Grand Knight Steven Gearhart received the award from State Deputy Frank Davis on Oct. 22.


Collecting for change

FLORENCE—The Women of St. Anthony raised $8,520 from the Baby Bottle Campaign for Respect Life Month by asking everyone to fill baby bottles with spare change. They raised $1,000 more than last year, according to Cecilia Meggs, executive director of Lighthouse Ministries. Everyone helped, including the children that attend CCD and St. Anthony School. All […]


Foundation opens grant process for flood relief organizations

COLUMBIA—In response to the recent devastating flooding, the Sisters of Charity Foundation is supporting organizations that provide relief assistance. South Carolina organizations that serve individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities who have suffered from the effects of the flood— especially underrepresented parts of the state — can be considered for funding. Organizations must be a 501c3 […]


St. Vincent de Paul offers House in a Box to people who have lost all

COLUMBIA—South Carolina’s St. Vincent de Paul councils want to help people who need a House in a Box. This national program provides families who have lost everything in a natural disaster with new household furnishings such as beds and bedding, dressers, a sofa, a dining table with chairs, kitchen and bathroom supplies, and more. Anybody […]


Upstate students design multicultural Christmas cards

Each year, the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women Greenville Deanery works with the diocesan office of Ethnic Ministries to promote multicultural appreciation and the need for peace around the world at Christmas. Catholic schools in the Greenville deanery are invited to participate and receive a package describing Christmas traditions among different cultures. This year, […]


All Saints’ Day at Holy Cross

JAMES ISLAND—Father Thomas Kingsley, pastor of the Church of the Nativity, leads adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Cross Cemetery on All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1. The service included a rosary.


Knights provide a hand

GOOSE CREEK—In a partnership with Helping Hands of Goose Creek food bank, the Knights of Columbus Council 11991 hosted a “Pack the Van” weekend at Immaculate Conception Church recently to support the Knights’ Food for Families Program. Helping Hands provided their van and parishioners brought food to the Knights after each Mass, for a total […]


Catholic Charities recognized for flood relief

Catholic Charities of the Pee Dee participated in an event organized by Gov. Nikki Haley’s office, and attended by the governor, to help flood survivors in Horry and Georgetown counties. The Pee Dee  office provided boxes of food to over 500 people, along with water and cleaning supplies. They were part of an outreach for […]


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