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St. Paul encourages youth to act on pro-life beliefs

SENECA—St. Paul the Apostle Church’s Respect Life Com­mittee urged their youth min­istry to become more pro-life and on Nov. 19, a group of 35 drove an hour to the Green­ville Women’s Clinic to pray the rosary outside. They were led by Right to Life committee members and youth minister, Justin Dery. Parents and teens prayed […]


St. Anne commemorates 75 years of community spirit

FLORENCE—Ask members of St. Anne Church in Florence to describe their parish in its 75th year, and you will hear words such as “love,” “community” and “family.” They celebrated the milestone recently with a week of special services, a dinner, and a highly anticipated anniversary Mass and fellowship lunch on Oct. 22. More than 100 […]


St. Mary Ducks net gold in volleyball tournament

SUMMERVILLE—The annual diocesan volleyball tournament was a rousing success over Oct. 21-22, with fierce competition between the 11 schools that sent a total of 15 teams to participate. In the end, St. Mary’s Lady Ducks from Greenville claimed the championship title in the Senior Gold bracket, beating the St. Francis Wolves of Hilton Head Island. […]


National Merit candidates

The Diocese of Charleston had four students named as 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Lee Khoury, a senior at Cardi­nal Newman School in Columbia; and Jasmine Adams, Elizabeth Ludlum, and Brian Privett, all from Bishop England High School in Charleston. The nationwide pool of semifinalists is 16,000 students, representing less than one percent of U.S. high […]


Father Kirby receives state’s highest honor

COLUMBIA—Father Jeffrey Kirby receives The Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Tom Young of Aiken on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley at the Statehouse on Oct. 11. Father Kirby, who is the administrator at Our Lady of Grace Mission in Indian Land and St. Joseph Church in Chester, received the state’s highest honor for civic leadership […]


St. Patrick Church celebrates over 1,280 years of marriage

CHARLESTON—St. Patrick parish celebrated marriage for its members during a Mass on Sept. 25. Father Henry Kulah, pastor, blessed the couples who had received the sacrament of marriage and continue to live their vows to each other. The couples also re-affirmed those vows. During Mass, Father Kulah said it is important to recognize these men […]


Knights honor veterans at St. Theresa

SUMMERVILLE — Members of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church dedicated a new granite monument recently to honor veter­ans who served to protect our nation. Msgr. Edward D. Lof­ton’s name is etched into the black stone that stands 8.5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The priest is one of 287 names listed alphabetically with […]


19 men receive the ministry of lector

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of lector on 19 men studying to become permanent deacons during the Rite of Admission Mass held Sept. 17 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. Two members of the group also received the ministries of candidacy and acolyte. The ministry of lector allows the men to proclaim […]


Remembering unborn children

MURRELLS INLET— Above, Mary Hill places a flower at the memorial for aborted children at St. Michael Church on Sept. 10. Father Edward Fitzgerald, pastor, led a prayer service for people to honor the memory of the more than 50 million victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Services were […]


Nativity ladies guild honors students with outstanding achievements

CHARLESTON – Church of the Nativity’s ladies guild presented awards recently to Riley Ross, first place, and Angel Asian-Salceda, second place, for academic achievement. Also, Kevin Hart received The Joe Dennis Catholic Child of the Year Award, which is based on community and church service, volunteer outreach, and more. The awards were presented to the […]


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