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Women of St. Luke refresh their spirit

EASLEY–The women of the Church of St. Luke pose for a photo at their annual retreat at the Monastery of St. Clare in Traveler’s Rest on March 14. The theme was “Refresh Your Spirit.” Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Cannon from St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson led the group in a day of […]


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Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]


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Matthew Tully receives AOH Life membership award MYRTLE BEACH—Mat­thew Tully (left) of the Ancient Order of Hiberni­ans Horry County Divi­sion 1 receives a national life membership award from James Nettles, state board president. Tully has been a member of the AOH since 1968. He was co-founder of the Joseph McGarry Division 1 in Myrtle Beach […]


Msgr. Richard C. Madden Council 6629 anniversary dinner

SUMMERVILLE – The Msgr. Richard C. Madden Council 6629 held its 40th anniversary dinner Dec. 13, 2014. In attendance were: seated – Past Grand Knights Greg Seltzer, John Connerty and John Dupont; standing: Rev. Timothy Akanson, Past Grand Knights Michael Laurendi, Joe Branton, Jack Walsh, Deputy Grand Knight Richard Gotheridge, Denny Nacco, Bernie Mineweaser, Tom […]


Public square rosary

AIKEN—About 75 people from St. Gerard parish gathered to pray outdoors on Oct. 11 as part of the American Needs Fatima public square rosary. “We were very happy with our attendance and felt Our Lady was smil­ing down on us,” said Marge Glauser “It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience.


PAIA pow wow

COURT—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Chief Gene Norris of the Piedmont American Indian Associa­tion Lower Eastern Chero­kee Nation discuss St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint of North America, at the association’s annual Pow Wow on Sept. 27. Marianne Stoddard, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, said the tribal and […]


Clergy appreciation dinner

AIKEN—St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity hosted its 10th annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner Oct. 6 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Two hundred people celebrated Fathers Gregory Wilson, Art Dalu-pang, Hugo Ruiz, Jeffrey Kirby and Ernie Hepner (pictured with John Shea); and Deacons Bob Pierce and Pat Mongan. Val Cadarr spoke about how […]


Knights Council 9576 donate Casey bears

PICKENS—Knights of Columbus Council 9576 presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs’ Association with 72 Casey bears recently. Each unit in Pickens County will carry the bears, which are given to young children after a fire or other catastrophic event. Local parishes donated to the project. From left are: Anthony Kwietniewski, Grand Knight; Joe Weidemann, Casey Bear […]


Thiry-seven instituted as acolytes

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte on 37 men studying for the permanent diaconate at a Mass on Sept. 20 in St. Peter Church. The men are projected to be ordained in 2016. Thirteen men were also instituted into the ministry of lector, they are projected to be ordained in 2017. Acolytes […]


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A close-knit prayer shawl ministryEASLEY—The St. Luke women’s organization has begun a new prayer shawl ministry. The group meets monthly to crochet, knit or fringe shawls that are then given to people in need. The ladies of St. Luke believe that this is a good way to return God-given blessings and pray as they work […]


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