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Health care professionals urged to see Christ in their patient encounters

COLUMBIA—Sister Mariana Koonce takes health care into the valleys and byways of the Tennessee mountains. She regularly sees people living in dire circumstances, often without adequate shelter or running water, and hears stories of poverty and family despair. Despite all the challenges, she finds joy in sharing the message of the Gospel with those she […]


Helping parents through child loss

Ellen Mongan of Augusta, Ga., knows the immeasurable grief of early child loss. In 1995, her eighth child, Zachary Mongan, was born with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal condition that disrupts a baby’s normal pattern of development. Zachary died only a few hours after birth. Today, Mongan spends much of her time writing and speaking about […]


Ask the Seminarians

In honor of National Vocations Awareness Week, The Miscellany asked our seminarians some mostly light-hearted questions to help people get to know them better. Some of the questions received very similar answers from everyone, such as “what is your biggest fear.” Spiders was the No. 1 response, followed by heights, and other creepie-crawlies like wasps […]


Knights provide a hand

GOOSE CREEK—In a partnership with Helping Hands of Goose Creek food bank, the Knights of Columbus Council 11991 hosted a “Pack the Van” weekend at Immaculate Conception Church recently to support the Knights’ Food for Families Program. Helping Hands provided their van and parishioners brought food to the Knights after each Mass, for a total […]


Catholic Charities recognized for flood relief

Catholic Charities of the Pee Dee participated in an event organized by Gov. Nikki Haley’s office, and attended by the governor, to help flood survivors in Horry and Georgetown counties. The Pee Dee  office provided boxes of food to over 500 people, along with water and cleaning supplies. They were part of an outreach for […]


Sacramental inclusion

One common question posed to the Catholic Church is why non-Catholics are asked not to receive Holy Communion. Someone once observed that not welcoming everyone to Communion was like inviting someone for dinner, but not feeding them. To understand why the Church asks some not to come forward for Holy Communion we need to look […]


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; […]


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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    Field day- day
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Graduation
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    Snow Day #1- No school unless needed for make up day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office