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New bells blessed and installed at St. Mary Help of Christians

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians held a blessing of four bells to be placed in its new bell tower (currently nearing the end of its construction) on July 16 after the 11 a.m. Mass. A bilingual celebration was held in English and Spanish to reflect the community, said Father Gregory Wilson, pastor. Msgr. Richard D. […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation awards community enrichment grants totaling $420,000

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its community enrichment grants for 2017, totaling $420,000 to 22 organizations.  The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all its forms is reflected in its decision-making around community enrichment grants. These grants are designed to provide financial support to organizations whose services go beyond meeting […]

Nine new principals prepare for fall semester

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston will have nine new, or at least sort-of-new, faces in the top spot for the 2017-18 school year. Divine Redeemer in Hanahan, Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta, Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, Prince of Peace in Taylors, St. Anthony of Padua in Greenville, St. John […]

Black Catholic Congress lists pastoral priorities

ORLANDO, Fla.— The 12th National Black Catholic Congress concluded July 9 with delegates from around the country affirming pride in their identity and faith and a new commitment to evangelization, particularly to the marginalized and suffering. Thirty-two men and women from the Diocese of Charleston were among the 2,000 delegates who attended the event in […]

Diocesan convocation attendees ready to take action

The 21 people who represented the Diocese of Charleston at a historic gathering of Catholic leaders have returned with new energy and ideas for sharing the Gospel in South Carolina. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and a group of deacons, diocesan staff, parish and lay leaders, and others attended “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of […]

Chief Norris honored at St. Kateri fête

GREENVILLE­—This year’s feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha was both a celebration and a remembrance for parishioners and guests at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The July 15 Mass honoring the patroness of the environment was held for the first time in the magnificent new church. A year ago, the new building was still […]

Aged to perfection

If commercials provide our cultural information, we may be tempted to conclude that aging is a national tragedy. Hair loss ruins men, wrinkles wreak havoc on women, and life isn’t survivable without the latest medications, including opioids, which, of course, also require other medications to deal with constipation. People of faith might do well to […]

Father Menard marks his golden jubilee as a Franciscan

CLEMSON—Franciscan Father Bob Menard enjoys citing Irish poet W.B. Yeats, specifically the fourth verse from his poem “Vacillation.” In it, Yeats describes a man fondly reflecting on the 50th year of his life. This summer, Father Menard is celebrating a half-century of vows as a Franciscan friar. Given his love of both poetry and prose […]

What does INRI stand for?

Q: In the Bible, Jesus talks about a sin that is unforgivable. This makes me very nervous. What is this sin that is unforgivable? (Columbia, SC) A: In his public teachings, Jesus speaks about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as being an unforgivable sin (Lk 12:10). This has been generally interpreted to mean a rejection […]

Immigration services receives a $20,000 grant

The Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services received a grant that will help them meet the needs of immigrants across the state. The funding was awarded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In June, the foundation announced that 10 organizations would receive Immigrant Families Initiative grants as part of National Immigrant Heritage […]

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    Aug 20 PTO Donuts & Coffee
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
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    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 21 Half day of classes for all students
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
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    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
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