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Special needs teacher has a servant’s heart

NORTH CHARLESTON—Courtney Leonard exudes an air of calm in the class­room. Standing among a dozen young charges, the special-needs teacher at St. John in North Charleston handles a constant flurry of questions, comments and requests in a man­ner that is firm, yet caring at the same time. One young boy asks for spelling help, two […]


Newman Connection links students with campus programs

Too many Catholic young adults are abandoning their faith when they head off to college. Studies show that up to 80 percent of students stop going to Mass when they hit campus. For the second year, the Diocese of Charleston is working to reverse that trend by partnering with the Newman Connection, an Illinois-based nonprofit […]


St. Joseph School celebrates 50 years of blessings

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School was only a year old when Tom Holahan’s parents enrolled him there in 1968. He attended three years before moving on to public middle and high school, but what he recalls from that brief time has stayed with him. “When I grew up, I found that I knew the meaning of respect […]


Andrew Lyons wins full-tuition scholarship

GREENVILLE—Andrew Lyons, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, was named a winner of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Scholarship Competition. Lyons was chosen from among 80 competitors to receive one of two four-year full-tuition scholarships. Active in athletics and academics, he is a campus ministry leader, captain of the varsity football […]


Walking the path of Christ at Charleston Catholic

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School students collected hygiene products for Jenkins Orphanage and One80 Place as part of their Lenten outreach. The children and their families donated more than 400 items to those in need.


St. Joe’s school opens new building

GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School held a ribbon cutting on their new three-story, $4.2 million UK­night building recently. The addi­tion connects the academic building to the gymnasium and houses two state-of-the-art science labs, flexible meeting and classroom space, locker rooms and athletic department offices, plus a hallway mural show­casing the history of the school’s athletic program. […]


Family Honor founders receive tribute

COLUMBIA—Family Honor celebrated its 30th anniversary with a banquet March 24 at Cardinal Newman School. Over 100 people from three states attended the event, which featured keynote speaker Dr. John Grabowski. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone opened the banquet with prayer, noting Family Honor’s long service to the diocese, and their continued outreach to other dioceses. […]


St. Andrew students meet gold medalists

MYRTLE BEACH—Recently, the eighth graders from St. Andrew School visited Washington, D.C. The trip was a culmination of their years together at St. Andrew, a review of their social studies curriculum, and a time of prayer and unity. They were given the honor of bringing up the gifts at the Basilica of the National Shrine […]


Students harvest STREAM disciplines through gardening

BLUFFTON—Barbara Pittman is plant­ing the seeds of knowledge among fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Grego­ry the Great School. Pittman, a language arts and dra­ma teacher, received a $2,500 grant from S2TEM Centers SC for her proj­ect, “Heaven Scent: A Loofah Gourd Soap Project.” The goal, she said, is to demonstrate the real-world uses of science, […]


Communities celebrate success during Catholic Schools Week

Each year, National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the diverse contribution of the 6,300 Catholic schools across the United States. Schools in the Diocese of Charleston, in particular, have much of which to be proud. Bucking national trends, instead of closing or consolidating parish schools, the diocese honors the uniqueness of each one and finds innovative […]


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
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    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
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    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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