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SCCCW donates $11,680 to St. Clare’s Home

GREENVILLE—South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women affiliates throughout the state donated money to the St. Clare’s Home, which was the 2015 SCCCW Convention Project. They presented a check for $11,680 to Father Gary Linsky and founder Claire Capelle during a board meeting June 13. St. Clare’s Home will be a place for women experiencing a […]


Van Name receives award from Council 10668

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Council 10668 presented Karin Van Name with its Catholicity Award on June 21. The award recognizes a parishioner who embodies the commandment to love your Lord with your heart, soul and mind and your neighbor as yourself. Van Name, a longtime parishioner of St. Francis by the Sea, was recognized […]


Fort Mill Knights achieve fourth degree

FORT MILL – Three Knights from Knights of Columbus Council 10819 from Simpsonville, achieved their fourth degree on June 13. They are Billy Rodgers, Jim Schuler and Richard Espindola. They were part of the 42 fourth degree candidates from the Diocese of Charleston. To achieve the final degree, a Knight must progress through the guiding […]


New pastoral center dedicated at St. Joseph in Columbia

COLUMBIA—The future of ministry at St. Joseph Church officially has a new home in a ministries and administration building that was dedicated on June 19. Msgr. Richard D. Harris, pastor, led a solemn vespers service and then formally dedicated the new building in front of a crowd of more than 100 people. He read prayers […]


Knights elect new officers

GARDEN CITY—Knights of Columbus Council 8980 recently elected a new slate of officers and held an installation Mass on July 2. The new Grand Knight is Timothy J. McGraw, who replaces Past Grand Knight Gilbert T. Cushing. They also awarded $500 scholarships to a boy and girl who are high school seniors.


Council 9184 donates $5,000 to birthright

TAYLORS—Knights of Columbus Council 9184 presented Birthright of Greenville with a check for $5,000 to help fund their ongoing work supporting women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The Knights hosted their first annual “Luck of the Irish” Casino Night on April 11 at the Sugar Creek clubhouse in Greer.


Prayer breakfast

COLUMBIA—St. Martin de Porres 2015 Rosary Altar Society Prayer Breakfast was held June 6 at the Columbia Hilton Garden Inn. Prayers were offered by Sister Roberta Fulton, Doris Trezevant, Bernetha Henry (chair of event), Whitnee Pygatt (program designer), and Yvonne Pygatt (president).


Blessing the planes

COLUMBIA—Father Andrew Vollkommer, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Chapin, blesses aircraft on April 26 at Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport as part of its 85th anniversary celebration.


Sisters of Charity Foundation gives Neighborhood House a Grantee Organizational Award

COLUMBIA–The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will award Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Neighborhood House, of Charleston, the 2015 Grantee Organizational Award. The award recognizes an organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the area of health, education and community outreach. Established by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in […]


Eight Scouts receive Eagle badge at St. Mary Help of Christians Church

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians Church celebrated eight young men who achieved their Eagle Scout rank, the highest honor in Boy Scouts. They are Charles Whitmore Babineau, Eduardo Barquet-Arrambide, Ernesto Barquet-Arrambide, Austin Bradley Bell, Michael Antonio Collins, Christopher West Davis, John Michael Kitchens and Kyle Benton Racel. Each Scout had to design, lead, and implement […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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