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Parish Life

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.

Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild donates a gift for Teen Angel

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild presented a check for $600 to the Teen Angel North Myrtle Beach High School group, a local organization that assists homeless and less fortunate students. Proceeds for the donation came from the guild’s Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Submitted by Suzanne Crossley

Crowning Mary at St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church, led the May Crowning of Mary with Deacon Carl Johnson and Charlotte House, Catholic Woman of the Year. The ceremony was organized by the Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt

Asian and Pacific Marian celebration

WASHINGTON—Michael Tran, assistant director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, represented the Diocese of Charleston at the 13th annual Asian and Pacific Catholics Marian Pilgrimage held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Organized by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of […]

Good Shepherd celebrates its 50th

MCCORMICK—Good Shepherd Church celebrated a belated 50th anniversary on April 26 with a picnic, but parishioners have been celebrating their beliefs in the small rural community since the late 1800s. According to a church history, it was the arrival of the McGrath family from County Cork, Ireland, that heralded the Catholic presence. By the early […]

Young adult retreat

KIAWAH ISLAND—The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston sponsored a retreat at Camp St. Christopher recently. The event brought in 62 young adults from throughout the state. Speakers included: Fathers Marcin Zahuta, Andrew Fryml and Joseph Romanoski; and Rachel Neubauer, associate director of Young Adult Ministry.

Boudreaux wins award for Options program

CHARLESTON—Martine Boudreaux has earned another prestigious honor for her work in Options, an inclusive education program at Bishop England High School for students with intellectual disabilities. The 18-year teaching veteran recently received the Educational Excellence Award for significant contributions to American Catholic Secondary Education from the National Catholic Education Association at a ceremony in Florida. […]

St. John Neumann families receive St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships

St. John Neumann School families were honored during a reception and prayer service recently and the school was awarded funds from the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Funding Organization. Students receiving scholarships led a brief prayer service. Following the service, Barbara Cole, principal, was presented a check by Michael Acquilano, director of the South Carolina Catholic […]

SCCCW contributes to ‘Caps of Love’

GREENVILLE—Affiliates of the South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women are raising money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children — thanks to the Caps of Love program. For the past year, councils across the state collected plastic bottle caps, which will be sorted by volunteers and shipped to Florida in exchange for money. Caps of Love […]

Knights Council 7122 helps special needs programs

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122, the Columbiettes, and volunteers of all ages helped collect more than $24,000 during the Operation HOPE Tootsie Roll campaign to help special needs children last year. The money was donated to schools with special education departments. Council 7122 presented checks on March 18 to Mary Lynn Porter and […]

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