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Summerville Catholic School boys’ basketball team wins title

SUMMERVILLE—The Summerville Catholic School senior boys’ basketball team finished their season as the Parochial League Champions in the Trident League Division 1 and as Trident League runners-up at the state competition. The team is coached by Magic Linton and Ryan Foor. Pictured are: Mason Brenner, Jake Ballogh, Dominic Coffman, Tajon Simmons, Matthew Foor, Ryan Foor, […]


Silva and Cellars installed as lectors

Pedro Silva and Michael Cellars, seminarians of the Diocese of Charleston, pose with Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter after he installed them as lectors at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, Feb. 19. The institution of lector is a step on the way to priesthood. As lectors, […]


Couples receive salute for milestone marriages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Marriage Day 2017 saluted 74 couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries at St. Francis by the Sea Church. Each couple was blessed during Mass and honored at a reception in the parish family center. Their collective years of marriage totaled 3,684. All anniversaries of more than 60 years were also deemed a milestone. Phyliss […]


Students’ artwork to appear in calendar

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic sixth-graders Owen Enriquez and John McBurney created artwork that was chosen for the “Keep Charleston Beautiful” Art Calendar Contest. Owen won first place and his drawing will appear on the cover of the calendar and for the month of April. John’s winning selection will appear in October.


Altar society hosts deanery priests

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, administrator of St. Martin de Porres Church, and the ladies of the Rosary Altar Women’s Group hosted the Columbia Deanery priests’ meeting and luncheon held Feb. 14. More than 19 priests attended the event and enjoyed food served by the ladies. Photos provided


St. Anthony wins state title in history competition

FLORENCE—St. Anthony School won the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in their age bracket in Columbia recently. The contest is an in-depth study of American history with an emphasis on understanding the formation of the Constitution and its interpretation throughout history. Students participated in a mock congressional hearing and discussed critical […]


Knights donate to two charities

GOOSE CREEK—Knights of Columbus Council 11991 donated $11,900 in South Carolina Columbus HOPE Foundation grants recently. Council members delivered a $4,760 check to Berkeley Citizens Inc. in Moncks Corner on Jan. 12. Grand Knight Lenny Tittle, Deputy Grand Knight Jim Kelly and Columbus HOPE Foundation Chairman Larry Rocco were met by Alice Shook, executive director. […]


St. Andrew School Beach Walk raises $9,000

MYRTLE BEACH—Each year during Catholic Schools Week, students, staff and parents from St. Andrew School take part in the Beach Walk. Participants strolled three miles to the beach and along the surf and raised $9,000 for Helping Hand and the Community Kitchen. Event organizers said the event is yet another example of “a life of service […]


Council 6076 donates $11,114 to Special Olympics

SPARTANBURG—Knights of Columbus Council 6076 recently presented a check for $11,114 to Vera Gossett, training director of Area 12 Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties Special Olympics. The contribution was made possible by the Knights’ sponsors, donors and volunteers. From left is: Paul Convertino, Council 6076 Project HOPE chairman; Father David Whitman, pastor of St. Paul […]


St. Paul and St. Francis donate to food pantry

SENECA—St. Paul and St. Francis churches donated over $3,000 to Golden Corner Food Pantry from the Victory Garden on church grounds. Over two tons of vegetables were grown and parishioners “purchased” them with donations each weekend from June to November. Father Bill Hearne presented the check to pantry board members on Jan. 26. In 2016, […]


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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
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    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
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