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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 […]


Free-throw winners

SIMPSONVILLE—The Knights of Colum­bus Council 10819 held its annual Youth Basketball Free-Throw Chal­lenge at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville recently. Those win­ners then competed with other final­ists in their gender and age groups at a district event. The district winners advance to state finals on Feb. 24 at Cardinal Newman School in Colum­bia. The […]


St. Joseph’s Catholic in Greenville celebrates 25 years

GREENVILLE—The first classes at St. Joseph’s Catholic School took place in August of 1993, in the living room of a borrowed house off Augusta Road. The principal’s office was in the dining room. The student body of 13 did their science experiments in the kitchen. Twenty-five years later, the school has more than 600 youth […]


More than 2,000 turn out for school choice rally

COLUMBIA—Students, parents, teach­ers and education advocates from across the state met in Columbia recently to rally for school choice in South Carolina. More than 2,000 participants, including nearly 400 Catholic school students, took part in the rally — a march from the Columbia Metropol­itan Convention Center to the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse. The annual […]


Tax plan offers incentive for Catholic education

Opinions vary wildly about the positives and negatives of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the sweeping tax reform legislation passed by Congress in December, with many people still uncertain whether the bill will help them or not. One group that does have a reason to smile, however, includes parents of Catholic school students. They […]


Diocese earns spot on AP honor roll

CHARLESTON—Three South Carolina school districts were honored by the College Board’s AP Honor Roll this year for the high success rate of their high school students in Advanced Placement courses — and the Diocese of Charleston was one of them. The Catholic diocese, which includes schools across the state, joined the Charleston County School District […]


St. Francis sweeps volleyball tourney

SUMMERVILLE—The results are in for the Diocese of Charleston Youth Volleyball Tournament held at Bethany Methodist recently, hosted by Summerville Catholic school and their athletic  director, Jean Fox. A total of 16 teams competed from 12 schools: St. Andrew in Myrtle Beach, St. Anne in Rock Hill, Charleston Catholic, Blessed Sacrament and Nativity from Charleston, […]


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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
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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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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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