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Two students receive scholarships to St. Joseph’s Catholic

GREENVILLE—Rising ninth-graders Jessica Gerac and Sara Gushue were recently selected as the recipients of the St. Joseph’s Scholar Award. The annual scholarship is given to two incoming freshmen for academic excellence. Both are eighth-graders at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Jessica is the daughter of Jeff and Samantha Gerac of Greenville and is a member of […]


Dennis Perea wins American Legion’s Outstanding Boy Scout Award

AIKEN—Dennis Perea recently won the 2017 American Legion Department of South Carolina Outstanding Boy Scout Award. American Legion Post 212 of Aiken nominated him. The statewide competition evaluates Scouts’ leadership skills, service to the church and community, high school achievements, academic rank, and letters of recommendation from community leaders. The award, plus a scholarship check, […]


Birthright of Georgetown celebrates 15 pro-life years

GEORGETOWN—Birthright of Georgetown celebrated its 15th anniversary at a drop-in  at “Carefree Catering” on Pawleys Island March 25. The center opened at 1905 Front Street in 2002. Birthright of Georgetown is an all-volunteer organization which serves pregnant women who are getting ready for the arrival of a baby. Clients receive a layette, diapers for up to […]


Hibernians celebrate ‘St. Patrick’s Ceili’

SUMMERVILLE—The Summerville An­cient Order of Hibernians Dorches­ter Division 1 held a “St. Patrick’s Day Ceili” on March 11, including a corned beef and cabbage dinner and entertainment by the Legacy Irish Dance Academy of Charleston. The event at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church hall attracted a sell-out crowd. Proceeds benefit diocesan seminarians and other […]


40 Days for Life opens with prayer

GREENVILLE—The Kick-off Rally of 40 Days for Life was held March 4 at the Greenville Women’s Clinic. Pro-life advocates from the Upstate, representing different religions and nationalities, prayed and sang. Guest speakers, including Pastor Judy Brooks (pictured above), the Benedict family, and Darren Swartzendruber, all gave inspiring talks. The “For Life Praise Band” performed, led […]


Schools compete for titles, honor in youth basketball tournament

GREENVILLE—Basketball teams from Catholic schools and churches around the state met up in the Piedmont recently to compete in the Diocese of Charleston Youth Basketball Tournament. St. Mary School, which hosted the event, dominated the leader board, winning three of the four championship titles. State titles went to St. Mary’s senior girls, junior girls, and […]


Good Shepherd prayer group consecrate themselves to Mary

MCCORMICK—Members of Good Shepherd Church’s “Joyful Journey” prayer group completed “33 Days to Morning Glory, A Do It Yourself Retreat” on Feb. 11. The 12 participants consecrated themselves to Jesus through Mary. Each week was dedicated to one of four saints: Louis de Montfort, Maximillian Kolbe, Teresa of Calcutta, and John Paul II. Each day, […]


‘Good Shepherd Dinner’ promotes vocations

COLUMBIA—A group of high school and college-age young men in the Columbia deanery gather for a “Good Shepherd Dinner” on Feb. 20 at St. Joseph Church. Father Andrew Trapp organized the event to promote vocations. They met with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Father Mark Good, vocations director, and other priests. The group spoke to three […]


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, […]


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