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Religious education leaders receive recognition for service

CHARLESTON—The diocesan office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation honored some of its longtime members during a Celebration of Parish Catechetical leaders held at the Diocese of Charleston’s Pastoral Center on Jan. 18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the group at the Holy Family Chapel, then attended a luncheon at the Pastoral Center, where […]


Putting down roots

MOUNT PLEASANT—Members of St. Clare of Assisi parish on Daniel Island took another step forward on Jan. 10. Installing signs at their building site are Bill Stevens, Tom Richards and Father Gregory West, pastor. The parish expects to break ground in 2019.


Caleb Borick advances to nationals in piano competition

CHARLESTON — Caleb Borick, 14, will travel to Baltimore, Md., in March to compete in the 2017 MTNA National Competition. Caleb, the son of Carl and Susan Borick, earned this opportunity after winning the Southern Division of the MTNA Piano Competition Junior Per­formance. A homeschooled freshman, Caleb has been studying piano for nine years and […]


Knights help Vasquez raise funds for double lung transplant

ROCK HILL – Grand Knight Joe Geraci of St. Anne’s Oratory Council 6756 presents Nicole Vasquez, a St. Anne parishioner, with a $3,016 check recently. The 17-year-old needs a double lung transplant and the family must raise $50,000 before she can be placed on the transplant list. The money was raised at a council pancake […]


Girl Scouts serve up a good deed

MYRTLE BEACH—Girl Scout Troop 703 cooked Thanksgiving dinner for a family in need. They were inspired by the St. Andrew School mission to “Nurture faith, inspire academic excellence, and lead our students in a life of service beyond self.”


St. Nick gives gifts of Cole to St. John Neumann students

COLUMBIA – The sixth-grade “elves” at St. John Neumann School prepared for the Dec. 6 feast of St. Nicholas by decorating the night before. The next morning, all the students arrive to a school filled with Christmas ornaments, trees, wreaths, and gifts from St. Nicholas. Barbara Cole, principal, traditionally gives each sixth-grader a thank-you pair […]


Ladies guild celebrates 40 years of outreach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea Church la­dies guild celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with a luncheon in the church hall. They recognized the past presidents, and a proclamation in recog­nition of the guild’s work was presented by the mayor of North Myrtle Beach. The guild was formed in December 1976 “with a […]


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. […]


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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate