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Gaeta helps others hear true calling

The Diocese of Charleston is once again breaking new ground in the world of vocations. By promoting Justin Gaeta to director of Vocational Activities and Promotions, the program became the only one in the country with a lay person in that role, serving under the direct guidance of Father Mark Good, vicar of vocations, Gaeta […]


Deacon Charles Poole dies at age 88

COLUMBIA—Deacon Charles Patton Poole Jr., a retired deacon for St. Joseph Church and a former physics professor at the University of South Carolina, died on Nov. 1. He was 88. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 5 at St. Joseph Church with burial in St. Peter Church cemetery. Deacon Poole was born June […]


Lady Bishops win state golf title

CHARLESTON—The girls’ golf team at Bishop England High School snagged their first state  championship at the tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs recently. Kathleen Sumner, a junior, led the Bishops to capture the Class AA title and earned first place in individual rankings. Also on the All-State team were Kennedy Carroll, Emma Wofford, […]


Cardinal Newman inducts six alumni into hall of fame

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School inducted six new alumni into their Hall of Fame during a  ceremony on Oct. 26. The honorees include Sister Maria Lovett for dedication to the Church; Mark Greenwood for achievements in the military; Glenda Suber, Ph.D., for journalism and public affairs; Brig. Gen. Jim Chow for achievements in medicine and the military; […]


Knights Council 10819 receives award

SIMPSONVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received the 2014-2015 Columbian Award on  Oct. 5 in honor of its efficiency, industry and excellence. The award was presented by William Larkin, South Carolina State Council District 8 Deputy, to Bob Felton, Grand Knight.


Egan wins region cross country meet

COLUMBIA—Bennett Egan, a sophomore at Cardinal Newman, won the men’s division at the recent  SCISA Region I-AAA cross country meet. The women’s team captured second place at the state  competition, and the men’s team took fourth. In other SCISA state competitions, the volleyball team and the girls’ golf team, which is only in its second […]


Promises, promises: Some reflections during the Year of Consecrated Life

One of the prayers in the liturgy for Ordinary Time asks this: “Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world of fragile peace and broken promises.” We don’t have to study statistics to see that not only promises but also hearts get broken. All we have to do is go to family reunions […]


Knights Assembly 3272 organizes patriotic giving tree

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 recently delivered more than 800 items of clothing, gas and grocery cards, toiletries, linens, reading glasses, and more, to the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. Precious Blood of Christ parishioners donated items selected from a dog tag ornamented tree. They also included cards thanking the veterans […]


Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]


Rivalry for good helps St. Anthony

GREENVILLE—St. Anthony of Padua School received a contribution of $41,000 from St. Joseph’s Catholic and Christ Church Episcopal. The two schools joined forces for a “Together for Greenville” spirit week. The “rivalry for good” included a 5K Color Run, spirit nights, roller skating, a Powderpuff game, movie night, “Bubble Soccer” tournament, and more.


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    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
    From the Calendar of Diaconate