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Harwood publishes book on Magnolia Cemetery and offers presentation
SUMMERVILLE—Patrick Harwood, a member of St. John the Beloved Church, gave a presentation June 26 about his book, “In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry”. About 25 parishioners attended the talk that featured Magnolia Cemetery’s monuments, memorials, symbols, epitaphs and people. He also presented Sister Carol Gnau with copies of his two self-published books about Magnolia Cemetery for the school library. For information about his presentations or books contact him at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (843) 224-3112.

 

 

St. Joseph Church group attends the eucharistic congress in Atlanta
COLUMBIA—A small group from St. Joseph Church traveled to Atlanta to join thousands of other Catholics from the Southeast to pray in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and be enriched by speakers from around the world at the annual eucharistic congress held June 20-21 in Atlanta.

The theme was “Go and make disciples” (Mt 28:19). Christie Henkel from St. Joseph parish was one of the attendees. The congress was a way for Catholics to gather in community and share the joy
and power of the real presence, she wrote in a press release. The focus on discipleship stressed the need to know, live, and share the Catholic faith, she said, adding that the new evangelization requires all to be “followers of Jesus, not fans of Jesus.” Catholics come to Jesus in the Eucharist in order to be strengthened in their faith and then are called to go out and share that faith, radiating Jesus’ love to others, she said. The congress concluded with the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta.

 

 

St. Francis awards
ANDERSON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone presented the St. Francis Medal to three couples and three individuals on June 18 at St. Joseph Church. The award is given by the Franciscan Order to people who have given dedicated service to the Church in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. The recipients were: Ann Friend, Ted and Dot Bismack, Frank and Dolores Surdyka, Rosemary Gregory, Darcy and Keith Crenshaw, and Mary Ann Wheeler. They are pictured with Brothers Henry Fulmer and John Ahearn, and Fathers Ignatius Smith and Aubrey McNeil.

 

 

 

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Knights visit 3rd Aviation Brigade
HILTON HEAD ISLAND—The Knights of Columbus Assembly 2280 were recently invited by the 3rd Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield to see their behind-the-scenes operation. They toured various aircraft and were shown some of the weapons used by military personnel. They also had lunch with the troops and enjoyed getting to know some of the soldiers who defend the country.

Stephen Ministers commissioned
SIMPSONVILLE—Father Teofilo Trujillo, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Church, commissioned the parish’s third class of Stephen Ministers. They now have 18 people trained and a leader team committed to ongoing education and awareness, and identifying and serving parishioners who find themselves going through a difficult time in their lives.

Knights donate to Special Olympics
LAKE WYLIE—Knights of Columbus Council 14475 recently presented a check to the Clover Area Special Olympics for over $4,500 from their Operation Hope drive, conducted outside local area businesses, including Bi-Lo and Food Lion supermarkets in Lake Wylie and Clover, the Lake Wylie Walmart, Bagel Boat, Jersey Mike’s, and Waffle House.

Patti Myers, coordinator for the Clover Area Special Olympics, said the money helps the expansion of ‘Unified Program’ events in Clover schools, defrays the cost of transporting athletes to and from events, and helps purchase uniforms and equipment.

The Special Olympics Unified Program teams intellectually disabled athletes with non-disabled partners to compete in sporting events.

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People & events

COASTAL

Ordination of Deacon Heredia
CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain Deacon Javier Heredia to the priesthood on May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located at 120 Broad St. All are welcome to attend.

Father Wagner celebrates 65th
SEABROOK ISLAND—Father Leon Wagner recently celebrated his 65th anniversary to the priesthood. The retired priest currently assists Msgr. Charles Rowland, pastor of Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island.

Ordained on May 7, 1949, by Cardinal Samuel Stritch at St. Joseph’s Church in Wilmet, Ill., Father Wagner served in six parishes in the Diocese of Chicago. He spent 17 years of his priestly ministry at St. Mary Church in Riverside, Ill.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Seabrook and has served many parishes in the Charleston area, from Bonneau to Edisto.

Golf with the Saints tournament
CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School will hold its fifth annual Golf with the Saints tournament on June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Ocean Winds Course on Seabrook Island. A pig pickin' sponsored by Rosebank Farms and Irvin Vineyard will begin at noon, prior to the tournament's shotgun start. Cost: $100 per player, includes lunch and cart. Proceeds benefit St. Jude's tuition assistance. Details: contact Ronnie Richter, (843) 834-2130 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

BEHS reunions for 1974 and 1984
CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School’s class of 1974 will hold their 40th reunion on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. aboard the USS Yorktown. Details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The class of 1984 will hold their 30-year reunion Oct. 10- 11. Information: Facebook page – Bishop England Class of 1984 - 30 Year Reunion, or email Mary Anne Bolchoz Tucker, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

LOWCOUNTRY

Knights golf outing
BLUFFTON—Knights of Columbus will hold a golf outing June 23 at 10 a.m. at Callawassie Island Golf Club to benefit John Paul II High School. Cost: $125. Contact: Lew Guiller, (843) 705-5393, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Joe Gariti, (843) 705-7562, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Book and gift fair
HARDEEVILLE—The St. Anthony women’s group will hold a book and gift fair June 28-29 in the hall behind the mission at 1 Charles St. The hours June 28 are noon to 4 p.m. and after the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Masses, and on June 29 after the 8:15 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m.

MIDLANDS

Free lunch/indoor yard sale
YORK—Divine Saviour Church, 232 Herndon Ave., will serve a free lunch on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a monthly outreach. Also, the women of Divine Saviour will hold their annual indoor yard sale on May 31 from 7 a.m. to noon in the parish center. Donations may be dropped off May 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Call the church, (803) 684-3431.

Big Band Night
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph’s Senior Life Ministry will host Big Band Night, with dining, dancing and fellowship, on June 13 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the church hall, 3600 Devine St. Bob Knox and the Blue Serenade Orchestra will play. Tickets: $15. Call Sister Julienne Guy, (803) 540-1901.

Aquinas High School placement
NORTH AUGUSTA—The Aquinas High School placement test for incoming freshmen for the 2014-2015 school year will be June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration required. Call the school, (706) 736-5516. Details: www.aquinashigh.org.

St. Peter school info
COLUMBIA—St. Peter School will hold a 60-minute info session for parents with Kathy Preston, principal, on June 10 at 6 p.m. at 1035 Hampton St. Tour included. Sign up: Emily Hero, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (803) 779-0036.

Nonprofit leadership programs
COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation will sponsor two programs geared toward leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate Program and the Nonprofit Leadership Development Program can be taken for college credit and vary in length. Details: www.sistersofcharitysc.com or Katrina Spigner, (803) 254-0230, ext. 15.

Host exchange students
COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School is looking for host families who will open their homes to Chinese exchange students for the 2014-2015 school year. The Diocese of Charleston has contracted Three W International to bring highly qualified students to Catholic schools across the state. Contact the admissions director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (803)782-2814, ext. 11.

PEE DEE

Mexican dinner dance
MURRELLS INLET—The Respect Life Committee at St. Michael Church will hold a Mexican Dinner Dance on May 24 from 7-10 p.m. in the Duffy Center, 542 Cypress Ave. Tickets are available at the church office or call Terry Borkes, (843) 650-8828.

‘Santacruzan’ celebration
MURRELLS INLET— The Filipino Community of the Grand Strand will hold a “Santacruzan” celebration honoring Mary at St. Michael Church, 542 Cypress Ave., on May 31 with Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a procession, rosary and reception in the parish center.

Marriage Encounter
MYRTLE BEACH—Enrich your marriage at the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on Oct. 3-5 in Myrtle Beach. Apply early. Details: (803) 810-9602 or www.scmarriagematters.org.

PIEDMONT

St. Joseph’s summer camps
GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School will hold a variety of summer athletic camps. Offerings include: speed and agility, football, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, cheerleading, soccer, softball and volleyball. All will be held on campus and are open to the community. Register at www.sjcatholicschool.org.

ELSEWHERE

Carowinds Catholic Family Day
The Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will host a Carolinas Catholic Family Day at Carowinds on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bishops of the Carolinas will celebrate Mass, which will be followed by a picnic. The cost is $45 for ages 3 and up, which includes admission and lunch. Register before July 11. Details: www.sccatholic.org/youth-andyoung-adult-ministry.

Sister Loretta’s jubilee
SINSINAWA, WIS.—Dominican Sister Loretta Zemaitis will celebrate her 70th jubilee on June 8 with a Mass in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound, along with eight other Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Her religious name was Sister Mary Nathan. She taught adult religious education and served as the director of religious education at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia, S.C, from 1980-1983. To honor Sister Loretta on her jubilee, visit www.sinsinawa.org/jubilarians.

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St. Gerard wins trophy for float

AIKEN--St Gerard Church was awarded a trophy for the religious entry in the Aiken Christmas parade. The float theme was Joy to the World the Angels Sing. Sunday school students and instructors were dressed as shepherds and angels. 

This is the second year that St Gerard had a float in the parade.

Submitted by Wayman J. Johnson

 

Upstate Catholic and Baptist churches mark anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

 

GREENVILLE—Twenty-three people from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Longbranch Baptist Church of Greenville joined forces to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 22.

St. Anthony's pastor, Franciscan Father Patrick Tuttle, chauffered the parish bus which carried the representatives to Furman University for a lecture on "Visualizing Emancipation" by Edward Ayers, historian and president of the University of Richmond.  The talk was the last in a series sponsored by Furman and the Upcountry Historical Museum to mark the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Jan. 1, 1863, action freeing 3.1 million African-American slaves in the South.

St. Anthony's bus was equipped with a selection of rousing African American Spirituals and the travelers sang joyfully along the way.

Ayers presented a historical context of the proclamation, noting that it was unexpected by most. He said the recent blockbuster movie "Lincoln" understated the rancor and dissension that gripped the country at the time in both the North and the South.  He said the presidential decree freeing the slaves would probably not have occurred if the Southern states had not taken the drastic step of seceding from the Union.

Ayers also noted that slaves in the Kentucky, which remained in the Union, were not affected by the release which only applied to the states in rebellion. He said the whole event seemed small in the perspective to the next 100 years of segregation, discrimination, unemployment, and poverty that gripped blacks in the South. In response to a question from Jesse Bowens of St. Anthony about the real impact of the proclamation, he responded that one key result that should never be forgotten was that "no one could ever again sell your children."

After the presentation and Q&A period, the attendees from the two churches repaired to a nearby mountain — "Yogurt Mountain" that is — for refreshments and fellowship hosted by St. Anthony before boarding the bus and again joining together in song as they made their way home.

Submitted by Don Kilburg

   

Priests answer the call daily, bishop says at Chrism Mass

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the annual chrism Mass before
a packed congregation at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Traditionally held on the Tuesday of Holy Week, it is the time when diocesan priests  renew their pledge to serve the people of God.

One lady put her hand over her heart and smiled as she watched over 120 priests process into the church.

Bishop Guglielmone noted the large turnout of priests and their parishioners, and thanked everyone for making the journey.

Chrism is consecrated oil used in Greek and Latin churches, so the annual event is also called the Mass of the Oils.

During the liturgy, the bishop consecrates all the sacred oils that will be used in sacraments during the coming year. They are the oil of catechumens, used in baptism; oil of the sick, to anoint the ill; and oil of sacred chrism, considered the chief anointing oil and used for sacraments of initiation, dedications and holy orders.

The bishop explained that the oils he consecrated during Mass are the oils used throughout the diocese. During his homily, Bishop Guglielmone spoke about his recent vacation and the time it gave him to reflect on Holy Week.

“I kept coming back to the same question,” he said. “Why?”

Why did Jesus receive a triumphant welcome into Jerusalem just to be crucified one week later? Why did he suffer such anguish all for us?

And more to the point of the day, why do priests come before God and His people each year to renew their vows?

Bishop Guglielmone said that everyone is called in some capacity. Some are called to be ordained priests, and given the mission and challenge to care for God’s sheep.

This is not an easy role to carry out, the bishop said, but priests answer the call every day despite their human weaknesses.

Referring to the Gospel of John, the bishop reflected on the connection between Jesus, Peter and our priests today.

When Peter affirmed three times that he did indeed love the Lord, Jesus told him to act upon that love by going forth into the world to care for His people. This is still the call of priests, and they do so in a multitude of ways.

As a sign of their gratitude, the congregation stood at the close of the chrism Mass and
applauded their modern day disciples.

A luncheon was held after the Mass and Bishop Guglielmone paid tribute to the clergy who have jubilees coming up this year.

Trappist Father Feliciano Manalili; Father Robert Vogt, retired; and Adorno Fathers  Nicholas Capetola and Frank Palmieri will all celebrate 50 years.

Also, celebrating 25 years are Fathers Maximino E. Tria Jr., John Bosco Duraisamy, Raymond J. Carlo, Michael F. McCafferty and
James M. Crowley.

   

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