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Students host baby showers to benefit Birthright

COLUMBIA—A school might not seem like the usual venue for a baby shower, but campuses around the Midlands have been holding the celebrations this spring to help mothers and babies in need. The showers are for clients of Birthright of Columbia, an organization that assists teens and women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Students collected diapers, […]


Sister Eileen leaves an imprint at Cardinal Newman School

COLUMBIA—When Eileen Quinn was growing up, she attended Catholic schools in Buffalo, N.Y., run by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur. Each day in the classroom, she noticed something about the religious women who taught her. “I saw that the sisters loved each other and that they were happy,” she said. “It was very […]


Agape Latte program provides spiritual sustenance with dessert

COLUMBIA—The media center at Cardinal Newman School took on the air of a spiritual coffeehouse on May 9. About 100 students crowded in, sat around the room, and enjoyed dessert and drinks while two people performed on guitar and ukelele. Cardinal Newman alumni Jeff Armbruster spoke about the importance of stewardship and other themes from […]


St. Anne high school students to move into their own building

FORT MILL—When St. Anne first expanded to include high school stu­dents just three years ago, they had no idea how quickly they’d grow or what changes they would see. The biggest change will be realized at the start of the 2017-2018 school year, when the high schoolers will move into their very own building on […]


Schools in the diocese score high in accreditation review

Schools under the umbrella of the Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office recently underwent an external review to determine if diocesan-wide accreditation would be renewed — and they passed with flying colors. The diocese first received accredi­tation in 2012 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after several years of intense plan­ning and hard […]


Catholic Athletes for Christ learn to connect sports and faith

MURRELLS INLET—Student athletes at St. Michael School now have a way to combine their love of sports and their faith. St. Michael recently started a Catholic Athletes for Christ club, the only chapter of the national organi­zation in South Carolina. Most of the club’s national chapters involve high schoolers, but the St. Michael program is […]


Schools reflect on Christ’s sacrifice during Lent

Students around the diocese are making the most of the Lenten season. Their journey toward Holy Week and the joy of Easter includes prayer, reflection, works of charity and the study of Scripture. By far the most common school activity during Lent is participating in weekly Stations of the Cross; a time for students to […]


Schools compete for titles, honor in youth basketball tournament

GREENVILLE—Basketball teams from Catholic schools and churches around the state met up in the Piedmont recently to compete in the Diocese of Charleston Youth Basketball Tournament. St. Mary School, which hosted the event, dominated the leader board, winning three of the four championship titles. State titles went to St. Mary’s senior girls, junior girls, and […]


Summerville Catholic School boys’ basketball team wins title

SUMMERVILLE—The Summerville Catholic School senior boys’ basketball team finished their season as the Parochial League Champions in the Trident League Division 1 and as Trident League runners-up at the state competition. The team is coached by Magic Linton and Ryan Foor. Pictured are: Mason Brenner, Jake Ballogh, Dominic Coffman, Tajon Simmons, Matthew Foor, Ryan Foor, […]


St. Anne drawing praise for K-12 format and strong courses

ROCK HILL–St. Anne School is in the middle of a serious growth spurt, and school leaders couldn’t be happier. Principal Shaileen Riginos said the school averaged about 270 students when she started there six years ago. Today, 355 children are enrolled. “We’ve had about a 22 percent growth rate over the past six years,” Riginos […]


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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    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
    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
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