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Matthew Kelly urges people to learn holiness is possible

BEAUFORT—Matthew Kelly arrived at St. Peter Church to a sellout crowd. The founder of The Dynamic Catholic Institute began the Feb. 11 event by telling the crowd, “God wants you to become a phenomenal decision maker,” and ended by sharing what he calls “the biggest lie in the history of Christianity.” “Holiness is not possible […]


Record number of Scouts recognized as Pillars of Faith

COLUMBIA—A host of hardworking Scouts reaped their rewards at the Catholic Scout Convocation held Feb. 4 at St. Joseph Church. The annual event honors youth who earned religious emblems dur­ing the previous year. Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone led the service, which drew more than 200 Scouts, parents and troop leaders. He pre­sented emblems and congratulated […]


Bishop announces new appointments for priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone announced new appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. For the Priest Retirement Committee, Bishop Guglielmone has appointed Msgr. Edward D. Lofton as representing priests 60 years of age and older, and Father Roger J. Morgan as representing priests 50 years of age and younger. Also, the bishop has assigned […]


Black Catholic Congress opens hearts to concerns of youth

GREENVILLE—More than 150 Catholics from parishes across the Palmetto State gathered at Furman University to celebrate the gifts that African Americans bring to the church, and to join in pastoral planning for the evangelization of black Catholics. The Diocese of Charleston’s Black Catholic Congress was held at Furman University’s Younts Con­ference Center. The event kicked […]


Father Bernard Campbell takes a Golden Jubilee tour

CLEMSON—Paulist Father Bernard J. Campbell is marking his golden jubi­lee as an ordained priest with what he likes to call his “victory lap.” The New York native officially celebrates his 50th year in the priest­hood on April 27, but in the lead-up to that special day, the soon-to-be 76-year-old is visiting the commu­nities he once […]


To make an impact, give and spread the message of Christ

St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” You don’t have to be St. Mother Teresa, or any saint, to make ripples. You just have to take up the cross of the new evangelization and carry the message […]


Survivor of Rwanda genocide finds will to forgive

DANIEL ISLAND—Immaculée Ilibagiza’s life was torn apart by one of the bloodiest campaigns of terror of the late 20th century. But through the power of faith and prayer, she was able to find the strength to forgive. A survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide that left most of her family and nearly one million others […]


Community responds to parishioner’s call

GREER—A small parish community has embraced a “unique call for help” from a fellow parishioner. Since mid-December, St. Rafka Maronite has included in its weekly parish bulletin a letter from Joe Baranski, a retired engineer and mem­ber of the church for the past eight years. Baranski has been diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease, the final […]


Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

ROME—Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. “Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers: ‘A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will […]


Lenten guidelines for fasting, abstinence and prayer

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, this year and culminates on April 1, Easter Sunday. In his 2018 message, Pope Francis urged members of the Church to take up the journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. “If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know […]


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Feb 2410:00 am Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Bishop to preside closing Mass of annual Statewide college retreat - Buckridge Plantation - Orangeburg
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 2510:15 am First Communion Retreat
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Feb 2610:00 am Junta Diocesana
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7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
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Feb 277:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
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Feb 28 First Reconciliation after mass
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
Club Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
8:00 am School Mass
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
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3:15 pm Talent Show Auditions
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7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Mar 1 Middle School Team Day
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
No School-Teachers Conference
From the Calendar of Summerville Catholic School
$1 TAG Day for sponsored child
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
Diocesan Teacher Workdays-no school
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Teacher In-service DOC
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet