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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 […]


Sacrament of marriage honored at anniversary celebration

FORT MILL—Joe and Inge Knippenberg of Fort Mill were married 63 years ago in a little church outside Salzburg, Austria. Over the years, they have returned there on milestone anniversaries — their 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th — to renew their vows. On Feb. 11, they stayed a little closer to home and celebrated their […]


Sister Joan Kimball, a Poor Clare pioneer, dies at 86

TRAVELERS REST—Sister Joan Kimball, OSC, of the Monastery of St. Clare, died on Jan. 25, with all her sisters at her bedside. She was 86. The Mass of the Resurrection was held Jan. 31 at the Monastery of St. Clare, followed by burial in the monastery cemetery. She was born in Boston, Mass., on Feb. […]


10 life-giving things to do

On New Year’s Eve, our lo­cal newspaper ran a feature entitled “50 Things to Do in South Carolina before You Die.” Not surprisingly, it listed attending Spo­leto, going to the sweet tea festival in Summerville, floating down the Congaree, and taking in NASCAR races in Darlington. The underly­ing premise was that adventure and novelty make […]


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Apr 209:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - St. Anne and St. Jude at St. Anne - Sumter
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 21 Silent Auction and Dinner Event
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
12th Annual School Gala
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Gala
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
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Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
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Apr 23 Early Dismissal
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2:00 pm Dismissal
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2:00 Dismissal
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Faculty In-service
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2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
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7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
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Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville