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St. Francis thrift shop grant recipients 2016
St. Francis Thrift Shop donates to 27 local charities

HILTON HEAD—St. Francis Thrift Shop distributed grants to 27 charitable organizations in Hilton Head and Bluffton on June 21. The shop is an outreach of St. Francis by the Sea Church, and its proceeds benefit the parish community and school. It is located along Highway 278 between Mathews Drive and Beach City Road. Since it […]


Goodier wins national essay contest

CHARLESTON—Carson Goodier, a student at Charleston Catholic School, won the National Beta Club Essay award at the national convention in New Orleans, La. Over 13,000 people from across the nation attended the con­vention to represent their schools.


St. Mary students fill baby bottles

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians School students presented a check for $1,990.02 to Kathryn Wade, the executive director of Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center. Students collected funds during their annual Lenten Baby Bottle project.


Students receive scholarship awards

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Four high school students, all parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, re­ceived scholarship awards from the church ladies guild. Gabriella Ovellette, Tristan Casper and Rebecca Powali, students from North Myrtle Beach High School, were awarded $1,000 each. Emily Cocchiola, a student at HCS Early College High School, also received $1,000 […]


Irmo Knights collect food and funds

IRMO—Knights of Columbus Council 6892 raised $3,139.44 and collected 3,388 pounds of food during its first “Forty Cans for Lent,” food drive. The project benefits the various pro­grams of Our Lady of the Hills Church and its St. Vincent de Paul Society to feed the poor in the parish, and com­munity. Grand Knight Stephen Szy­manski […]


St. Mary honors military personnel

ROCK HILL—St. Mary Church’s respect life ministry has kept their mili­tary personnel and their respective families in hearts and minds with hometown news. Children are sending notes and drawings, and Oratorian Father Agustin Guzman, pastor, has directed that each member of the armed forces in the parish will receive Cardinal Fulton Sheen’s “Wartime Prayer Book”. […]


Father Kirby earns doctorate

COLUMBIA—Father Jeffrey Kirby, former vicar of vocations for the Diocese of Charleston, earned a doctorate in sacred theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy, on June 3. His thesis was on “Facilitating a Program of Conscience Formation Among Medical Personnel,” and received the honor of magna cum laude. It will […]


Rosary altar society hosts breakfast

COLUMBIA—The rosary altar society from St. Martin de Porres Church held its prayer breakfast on June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Father Marcin Zahuta, pastor of St. Thomas More Church at the University of South Carolina, spoke on the theme “Rock of Mercy”. Each attendee also wrote a prayer and placed it in the […]


Knights raise money for lifesaving ultrasound machine

MURRELLS INLET—After an appeal at Masses on Mother’s Day weekend, the Knights of Columbus Council 8980 collected donations to install an ultrasound machine at the Coastline Women’s Center in Conway. The total collected was $9,218. A drive for the equipment was spearheaded by Council 7531 in Conway. This is part of the pro-life effort in […]


Asian, Pacific Island pilgrimage honors Mary

GREENVILLE—The annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholic Marian Pilgrimage was held May 7 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immac­ulate Conception in Washing­ton, D.C. The event brought together many Asian and Pacific com­munities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devo­tions. Michael Tran, assistant director for the diocesan Office of Ethnic Ministries, attended […]


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    Mar 304:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:15 pm Talent Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Mar 31All Day 3rd Quarter Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    SEARCH Retreat
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    All Day Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    All Day Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Fish Fry
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 1All Day CNDM- Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    2:00 am Bishop to attend Dedication of Habitat House - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    10:00 am First Communion Retreat
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    What We Have Seen and Heard; A Reflection and Dialogue on Peace - Aiken SC
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    5:00 pm 15th Annual Spring Auction
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 29:30 am Bishop to say Mass - St. Mary's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Apr 3All Day Mid-Quarter progress alert for 4th Quarter
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Spring Break
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day External Review
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach