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Life Chain protests set for Oct. 1

Life Chain, the annual silent abortion protest along roadsides, will be held Oct. 1 around the state. The peaceful and public witness takes place for 60 minutes or more and participants hold provided signs and pray for the nation to end abortion. Life Chains with alternate dates are noted. AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason High­way) at […]

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 […]

Where to give to assist with recovery from hurricanes Irma, Harvey

WASHINGTON—Several Catholic organizations have established emergency relief operations for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and southeastern United States and for those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Contributions can be made to: * Catholic Charities USA: online at; telephone at 800-919-9338; mail to P.O. Box […]

Exposition of the Eucharist

Q: If we believe that the True Presence of Jesus is in the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle all the time, why do we have Solemn Exposition? Isn’t Jesus in the tabernacle enough? (Laurens, SC) A: As you indicate, as Catholics, we know that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. He attested to this […]

Why retreats matter

As another school year rolls in, calendars for the next nine to 10 months grow populated with events. There are activities galore, as every parent and grandparent knows. Folks not entirely acquainted with Catholic customs may be surprised to find retreats for students, teachers, school staff, and principals highlighted on these agendas. For some, retreats […]

Robert Keeder receives Boys Town honor

COLUMBIA—Robert Keeder was a teenager in 1960 when a nun took him and his younger brother, David, to a train station for a journey that would change his life. Their mother had died and their father was unable to care for them, and the boys had aged out of a Catholic orphanage in Michigan. They […]

Life as a chaplain requires some juggling for priests

COLUMBIA—On an early Sunday morning in August, Father S. Matthew Gray told the congregation attending Mass in St. Joseph Church that he wouldn’t be seeing them for several weeks. Unlike many people during late summer, he was not headed off for a much-needed vacation or for a spiritual retreat or sabbatical. Instead, Father Gray was […]

A Day of Hope helps students, shares the message of Jesus’ love

MYRTLE BEACH—More than 200 children and their families received some much needed help and a message of God’s love on a recent Saturday along the Grand Strand. At the YMCA of Myrtle Beach on Aug. 12, staff members from Catholic Charities and volunteers from local churches, businesses and the community participated in A Day of […]

Women religious sign copies of their books

CHARLESTON—A book-signing event was hosted by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone for a group of religious sisters who are also published authors from the Diocese of Charleston. Holding up copies of some of their works are (from left) Sister Margaret Kerry, Pious Daughters of St. Paul; Sister Pamela Smith, Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius; and […]

Foothills Columbiettes driving for more auxiliaries

GREENVILLE—The Prince of Peace Foothills Columbiettes Auxiliary 9184 is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a push to establish more auxiliaries in the Greenville Deanery. The women’s organization will hold a “meet and greet” Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Council hall at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. For […]

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    Oct 237:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 24 End of 1st Grading period
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Report cards/Parent Conf.
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    End First Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    End Q1
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    End of first quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    End 1st Qtr. (45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    First marking period ends
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    End of 1st Grading Period
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    12:00 pm United Nations Day/Lunch
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    7:30 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 25 End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Report cards go home
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch/Last day of quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    End of quarter
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    6:00 pm Volleyball (Fac. vs. Students)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Fall Festival
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 26 days - Conferences
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach