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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 […]


Freedom of Religion group shows support during military parade

MYRTLE BEACH—Catholics for Freedom of Religion marched in the Myrtle Beach 2015 Military Appreciation Days parade on May 16. Members of the group carried signs of support and appreciation from the parishes of St. Andrew, St. James and St. Martin de Porres.


Knights sponsor Beyer on Honor Flight

GREENVILLE—On April 21, Charlie Beyer, a World War II combat veteran, was honored along with 120 other Upstate WWII and Korean War veterans, on a full day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Knights of Columbus Council 10819 sponsored Beyer, who is a member of the council and a longtime member of St. Mary Magdalene […]


First-grader earns national handwriting award

COLUMBIA—Quade Wilson, a first-grader at St. Joseph School, was chosen by Zaner-Bloser as having the best handwriting in the nation in his age group. More than 300,000 students submitted entries for awards. Each Grand National Champion earns a trophy, $1,000, and educational materials for their school valued at $1,000. Also, the teacher of each Grand […]


St. Mary women’s club holds luncheon with awards and honors

GREENVILLE —St. Mary Church women’s club held their annual Spring Luncheon at the Embassy Suites recently, where they installed new officers, presented awards and enjoyed the gathering. Cecilia Stansberry, 16, a homeschooler who is entering Belmont Abby College in the fall, was chosen as the recipient of the club’s annual scholarship of $1,000. Also, Father […]


Sister Mary Joseph receives an honorary doctorate

BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA—Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on May 16 by Belmont Abbey College.


Knights support Relay for Life

GREENWOOD—The Knights of Columbus Council 7129 and Boy Scout Venture Crew 175 sponsored by Assembly 3100 teamed up to support the annual Relay for Life Rally in the battle against cancer. The Venture Scouts kept the area clean and helped where needed. The Knights provided a barbecue for the support staff and raised $680 to […]


Council 10819 earns clean road awards

GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received two awards in their effort to keep roads clean, as part of the SCDOT Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway initiative. They earned the Greenville County Group of the Year and the Greenville County District 3 Winner of the Year for maintaining a two-mile stretch of road from Woodruff to Five Forks. […]


Precious Blood of Christ women’s club prays for persecuted Christians

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Ellen Thoennes and members of the Precious Blood of Christ women’s club distributed orange ribbons and prayer cards as part of a program to honor and pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The ribbons are symbolic of the jumpsuits the martyrs must wear. Submitted by Linda Caswell


Outreach golf tournament a success

JOHNS ISLAND – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach raised $50,000 to help support its many services recently with a successful golf tournament held at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The tournament attracted 80 golfers and included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.


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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate