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Grand Strand Citizens for Life launches new website

MYRTLE BEACH—The Grand Strand Citizens for Life, a non-profit pro-life group that works to promote public recognition of the dignity and right to life of every individual from the time of conception to natural death, has a new website: www.makethelifechoice.org. Organizers hope it will educate and inform visitors, and also help those who need counseling […]


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 […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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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
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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