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Crowd marches for right to life at rally

COLUMBIA—An Arctic blast that hit much of South Carolina was not enough to freeze out several hundred pro-life supporters who bundled up and hit the streets on Jan. 6. Temperatures were in the 20s when the annual Stand Up for Life March started, led as always by members of the Knights of Columbus in full […]


Sister Charlotte celebrates 50 years

CHARLESTON—Sister Charlotte Rose Kerr, of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, celebrated her golden jubilee on Dec. 30 with Mass and fellowship at Blessed Sacrament Church. Sister Charlotte attended Blessed Sacrament School and Bishop England High School, and her family has been part of the Blessed Sacrament parish for many years. She also […]


Cardinal Newman student wins art prize

COLUMBIA—Alyssa Gorrin, a senior at Cardinal Newman School, received a merit award and cash prize for her entry in the Lander University High School Art Exhib­it. Alyssa created a ceramic sculp­ture depicting three pears in pro­gressive states of decay. Her theme reflected the fleeting nature of life. You can see her art and that of […]


Graphic novel created for bicentennial

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston will kick off its 200th anniversary in 2019. As part of the celebration, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone commissioned a graphic novel as part of the new evangelization appealing to a broad range of ages. Deacon Andrew Thomas, a graphic artist and permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, is the […]


Knights bring Christmas to residents with special needs

COLUMBIA—Every year, Christmas comes early for the residents of the Midlands Center thanks to dedi­cated volunteers from the Knights of Columbus. Located in northeast Columbia, the center is a residence for adults of all ages who have developmental disabilities. It is run by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. For 30 years, […]


Knights host St. Nicholas and Santa

CONWAY—Knights of Columbus Council 7531 invited St. Nicho­las to speak before all weekend Masses on Dec. 2-3 to explain to Mass goers his connection to the origin of Santa Claus. The Knights then offered a “Breakfast with St. Nicholas & Santa” in the St. James Church parish hall on Dec. 3, where pictures could be […]


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 […]


Our Lady of Guadalupe pays homage to miraculous appearance in Mexico

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was honored in parishes across the state, with everything from liturgies and processions to torchlight runs and traditional meals. The feast of Guadalupe falls on Dec. 12 and commemorates the appearance of Mary to Juan Diego, a young Aztec weaver, in 1531. The apparition took place on Tepayac […]


Adorno Fathers welcome two men on path to priesthood

SUMTER—Two new transitional deacons are one step closer to priesthood with the Adorno Fathers, who currently serve in three areas of the Diocese of Charleston. Deacon Rufino Madridejos and Deacon Kevin Daborbor were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone during a joyful liturgy held on Dec. 12, the feast of Our […]


St. Mary Magdalene Church shares in the story of its patroness

SIMPSONVILLE—Father Declan Gibson brought an Advent message to St. Mary Magdalene Church Dec. 4, telling more than 300 people the “untold story” of their parish patroness. Using Father Sean Davidson’s 2017 book, “Mary Magdalene, Prophetess of Eucharistic Love”, Father Gibson explained why St. Mary Magdalene is often referred to as “the apostle to the apostles.” […]


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    Jan 199:00 am Ecumenical Prayer Service
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    7:00 pm Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 208:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
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    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School