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Adrian Sister Jean Denomme dies at 83

ADRIAN, MICH.—Adrian Dominican Sister Jean Denomme died on July 29 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 5 in St. Catherine Chapel. Burial was in the congregation’s cemetery.

Sister Jean was born in Detroit to Richard and June Penney Denomme. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit, and received a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Siena Heights College in Adrian, a master’s degree in education from the University of San Francisco, and a master’s degree in economics from Wayne State University  in Detroit.

She spent 16 years working in education in California. She was a teacher at St. Lawrence O’Toole High School, Bishop O’Dowd High School, and Holy Cross High School, all in Oakland, Calif. She also taught at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Ill., and was principal at Aquinas High School in Chicago.

Sister Jean was the executive director at Santee Community Center in McClellanville, S.C., from 1975 to 1980.

She also spent 22 years in Michigan in education. In Detroit, she was an adult education teacher at Project C3, and Detroit Public School/ Marygrove, a teacher/coordinator at Higginbotham Education and was department head at the Community Based East Adult Education. Sister Jean also served as a consultant for one year at Schott Communities/ UD Mercy in Cement City, and as grants manager and administration assistant at Schott Communities in Cooper City, Fla.

Sister Jean is survived by a sister, Beverly Gattari of Clinton Township, Mich., and a brother, Michael Denomme, of Berlin, N.J. Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.

 

People & events

MIDLANDS

St. Joseph School gala
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph School’s 60th anniversary gala celebration will be Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the parish hall. Details: Terri Boyle, (803) 622-3650 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Petrina Marsh, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Run With Endurance 5k
YORK—Divine Saviour Church, 232 Herndon Ave., will host the Run With Endurance 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. Registration: $20 for the 5k and $15 for Deacon’s Mile. Sign up by Sept. 1 for a T-shirt. Registration ends Sept. 10. Register through the church, Sylvia Theater, or www.Sportoften.com. Contact: Amy Brown, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (803) 493-5424.

PEE DEE

Psalms study
MYRTLE BEACH—St. Andrew Church will hold “Psalms”, a Bible study on Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the parish center. Cost: $28. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the church, (843) 626-4685.

PIEDMONT

‘Feastival’
PICKENS—Holy Cross Church will hold its annual “Feastival” with music, crafts, yard sale, and more on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 558 Hampton Ave. Call (864) 878-0574.

Charity Golf Outing & Auction
GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 9184 will hold its Charity Golf Outing & Auction fundraiser with a steak dinner Sept. 7 at the Preserve at Verdae. Details: Dick Zurawski, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (864) 567-2158.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
GREENVILLE—The Ancient Order of Hibernians’ annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day charity dinner will be Sept. 12 at Twigs Tempietto, 1100 Woods Crossing Road. The event benefits St. Clare’s Home for Joyful Hope. Cost: $45, includes dinner, dancing and a live auction. Details: Tommy Ennis, (610) 297-1812 or Tom Farrell, (864) 630-1922.

Homeschoolers Mass
SPARTANBURG—A Mass for homeschoolers celebrating the Feast of the Queenship of Mary will be held Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Homeschool Group. Potluck follows. Bring a dish. Details: Aimee Miller, (864) 415-5780.

Women of Grace conference
GREENVILLE—The Women of Grace national conference, “Authentically Feminine, Authentically Masculine: Real Women, Real Men for Such a Time as This,” will be held Sept. 5-7 at St. Mary Church, 111 Hampton Ave. A men’s track has been added. Registration: $120 per person, $200 per couple at www.womenofgrace.com, (800) 558-5452.

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Bishop makes new appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston:

Effective Aug. 1:

Father Arnulfo Jara Galvez, new to the diocese, was appointed as administrator of St. Mark in Newberry, St. Boniface in Joanna, and Holy Spirit Mission in Laurens; and Chaplain at Tyger River Correctional Institution in Enoree.

Father Luis E. Serrano, CHS, new to the diocese, was appointed as parochial vicar at St. Paul the Apostle in Seneca; St. Francis Mission in Walhalla; and Jesus, Our Risen Savior in Spartanburg.

Father Jacob P. Joseph, CMI, in addition to his duties as pastor at Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta, was appointed as administrator of Our Lady of the Valley, Gloverville.

Effective Aug. 13:

Father James Dubrouillet, pastor at Holy Trinity in Orangeburg, St. Mary Mission in Allendale, St. Andrew in Barnwell and St. Theresa Mission in Springfield, with sacramental responsibilities at Allendale Correctional Institution — was appointed as pastor at Blessed Trinity in Greer.

Father Wilbroad Mwape, Parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, was appointed as administrator at Holy Trinity in Orangeburg, St. Mary Mission in Allendale, St. Andrew in Barnwell, and St. Theresa Mission in Springfield, with sacramental responsibilities at Allendale Correctional Institution.

Father Mark S. Good, parochial vicar at St. Andrew in Myrtle Beach, was appointed as administrator of St. Mary on Yonges Island and Sts. Frederick and Stephen Mission on Edisto Island.

Father Filip P. Wodecki, parochial vicar at St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville; was appointed as parochial vicar at St. Andrew in Myrtle Beach.

Father Agustin Torm, parochial vicar at Prince of Peace in Taylors, was appointed as parochial vicar at Holy Spirit on Johns Island.

Father Gustavo Corredor, parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Hills and St. John Neumann in Columbia, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Camden, was appointed as parochial vicar at Holy Trinity in Orangeburg, St. Mary Mission in Allendale, St. Andrew in Barnwell, St. Theresa Mission in Springfield, with sacramental responsibilities at Allendale Correction Institution and at Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia.

Effective Sept. 1:

Father Edward J. Kelley is appointed as liaison for Charismatic Renewal for the diocese.

Effective Jan. 1, 2015:

Father Mark S. Good, in addition to his duties as administrator of St. Mary on Yonges Island and Sts. Frederick and Stephen Mission on Edisto Island, is appointed as spiritual advisor for the Cursillo in the Diocese of Charleston.

 

 

A nation of immigrants should have an immigration system that works

America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom.

Tragically, our outdated immigration laws no longer uphold this quintessentially American vision. The country founded and built by immigrants now erects unnecessary barriers that turn aspiring Americans away and tear families apart. America desperately needs for Congress to pass immigration reform, to fix this broken system that so clearly fails to meet our needs.

I am the child of immigrants. My parents came here in search of a better life in the early 1900s, when regulations were much simpler and citizenship easier to obtain. Today it is a struggle for many people who want to become Americans. A set of arbitrary quotas established years ago leaves little room for refugees and provides limited opportunity for job seekers, even when U.S. employers very much need their help.

Our failed immigration system also creates a permanent underclass of non-citizens, people who immigrated without proper documentation because they faced unendurable hardship in their native lands. Often forced to decide between either breaking U.S. immigration law or watching their families go hungry, they chose the former, a choice I imagine many of us would make ourselves in the same situation.

Once in America, no matter how hard they work or how lawfully they lead their lives, current immigration policies give them no pathway to legality. They cannot come forward and make amends for this single legal transgression without losing their livelihoods and destroying the way of life their families have come to know.

This is especially hard on children. Even those brought here at an early age, some with no memory of their birthplace or even the ability to speak its language, still face an uncertain future in the only country they know as home.

Legal immigrants are too often treated unfairly by our immigration system as well, forced to wait years for permission to reunite their families. In a nation where the sanctity of human life and supreme importance of the family unit is supposedly one of our most dearly held values, this is unforgiveable.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has officially come out in opposition to “enforcement only” immigration policies and in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. It is right and necessary for the United States to amend our immigration policies to create a pathway to legality for undocumented immigrants and their children. We also need smarter policies that use the talents and hard work immigrants have to offer to create more jobs for all workers and make families more prosperous.

The U.S. House of Representatives holds the key. Please join me in making sure our representatives in Congress know that their constituents support immigration reform. Our congressmen need to hear from us before the session ends without the passage of a reform plan. We must not let this opportunity to fix our broken immigration system slip away yet again.

 

 

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