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Cardinal Newman lifts high its cross

COLUMBIA—A crane lifts a cross into place at Cardinal Newman School during its recent topping out ceremony. Msgr. Richard Harris, vicar general who is pastor of St. Joseph Church, blessed the cross before it was placed on the building and participants sang “Lift High the Cross”. Students are scheduled to move into the building in […]


Knights support Relay for Life

GREENWOOD—The Knights of Columbus Council 7129 and Boy Scout Venture Crew 175 sponsored by Assembly 3100 teamed up to support the annual Relay for Life Rally in the battle against cancer. The Venture Scouts kept the area clean and helped where needed. The Knights provided a barbecue for the support staff and raised $680 to […]


Council 10819 earns clean road awards

GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received two awards in their effort to keep roads clean, as part of the SCDOT Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway initiative. They earned the Greenville County Group of the Year and the Greenville County District 3 Winner of the Year for maintaining a two-mile stretch of road from Woodruff to Five Forks. […]


Precious Blood of Christ women’s club prays for persecuted Christians

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Ellen Thoennes and members of the Precious Blood of Christ women’s club distributed orange ribbons and prayer cards as part of a program to honor and pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The ribbons are symbolic of the jumpsuits the martyrs must wear. Submitted by Linda Caswell


30 things students should know when they graduate Catholic school

As high school seniors in the diocese pluck up their diplomas and head into a bigger world, they take with them a lot of accumulated knowledge. Academics, of course: science and math, literature, history and theology — tangible concepts on which they were drilled and tested. But what about all those intangible lessons? What are […]


Outreach golf tournament a success

JOHNS ISLAND – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach raised $50,000 to help support its many services recently with a successful golf tournament held at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The tournament attracted 80 golfers and included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.


Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild donates a gift for Teen Angel

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild presented a check for $600 to the Teen Angel North Myrtle Beach High School group, a local organization that assists homeless and less fortunate students. Proceeds for the donation came from the guild’s Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Submitted by Suzanne Crossley


Crowning Mary at St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church, led the May Crowning of Mary with Deacon Carl Johnson and Charlotte House, Catholic Woman of the Year. The ceremony was organized by the Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt


Asian and Pacific Marian celebration

WASHINGTON—Michael Tran, assistant director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, represented the Diocese of Charleston at the 13th annual Asian and Pacific Catholics Marian Pilgrimage held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Organized by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of […]



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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    No school - holiday
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    10:00 am day-Christmas party
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville