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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, […]


Students offer hope to storm victims with donations, prayer

In a span of about three weeks, three massive hurricanes unleashed their fury on the U.S. mainland and islands in the Caribbean. One after the other, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked destruction with tornadoes, floods, and winds so strong they bent and twisted an iron cross outside a Jesuit school in San Juan, Puerto […]


Many blessings expected for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

MYRTLE BEACH—Hurricane Irma whirled on an uncer­tain path in the Atlantic, but no storm could distract those who came together for the blessing of the newest Catholic high school on Sept. 7. More than 200 peo­ple from the Grand Strand attended the dedication of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, located in the Carolina Forest […]


Teachers, students soar into new school year

A group of principals and teachers attending a pilot program for leadership formation in the diocese had positive remarks about the sessions. Most said they enjoyed being able to collaborate and share with their colleagues, and appreciated hearing real-life lessons garnered from true experiences in the school trenches. One participant said she found the stories […]


Nine new principals prepare for fall semester

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston will have nine new, or at least sort-of-new, faces in the top spot for the 2017-18 school year. Divine Redeemer in Hanahan, Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta, Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, Prince of Peace in Taylors, St. Anthony of Padua in Greenville, St. John […]


Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink, former teacher at Cardinal Newman, dies at 82

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink died at Baptist Health hospital on June 21. She was 82. A vigil service was held at the Ursuline Motherhouse on June 26. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 27 in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Bosse Funeral […]


Barbara Cole retires from St. John Neumann School

COLUMBIA—Large colorful paper flowers decked the walls of the gym at St. John Neumann School on June 1. Scattered around the room were images of ladybugs — lots and lots of ladybugs. All of this color and fun surrounded a large banner on one wall that stated “We will miss you Mrs. Cole, thank you […]


John Paul II School awards diplomas to its first class of seniors

RIDGELAND—This year, for 2017 commencements, the Diocese of Charleston had an extra graduation as the first class of seniors from John Paul II School crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. They are an eclectic group of 18 students with a wide range of personalities and strengths, but one thing they have in common is […]


Charleston Catholic earns accolades

CHARLESTON—Emma Joyce and Lily Feingold, students at Charleston Catholic, won second and third, respectively, in the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest. The topic was “The Importance of Religious Liberty”. Also, Charleston Catholic School earned the Community Pride Award for their work in beautifying the school and performing outstanding community service. The students painted oil drums […]


Newman Connection grants help campus ministry

The college years are an exciting and rewarding time, but can also be difficult when it comes to young adults and their faith. Statistics show that up to 80 percent of Catholic students stop going to Mass while they are at college. A new initiative in the Diocese of Charleston aims to stop that trend. […]


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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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