Parish Life


40 Days for Life rally

CHARLESTON—A “Cast the Vision Rally” for 40 Days for Life  will be held Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph parish center, 1695 Wallenberg Drive. Details:

Pro-life rosary

CHARLESTON—Deacon Mario Cardenas of Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island will lead a pro-life rosary and prayers Feb. 18 from 8-9 a.m. at 1312 Ashley River Road. Call Stephen Boyle, (843) 763-0681.

Respect for life event
GOOSE CREEK—Father Stanley Smolenski, SPMA, will present “The Eucharistic Mission of Our Lady of South Carolina – Our Lady and  Mother of Joyful Hope – to the Unborn” on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception community center, 510 St. James Ave. Call Marie Annette Griebsch, (843) 554-7786.

Bowling for the Daughters
MOUNT PLEASANT—The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist young adults group will host a charity bowling tournament to benefit the Daughters of St. Paul on Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at River Bowl, 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Cost is $25 each. Teams are five people. Sponsorships sought. Contact: LucisViaCharleston

Oyster roast and barbecue
JOHNS ISLAND—Holy Spirit Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, will host their fourth annual Mardi Gras oyster roast and barbecue on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult, $10 per child. Call the church, (843) 768-0357.

Island Side Concert
JOHNS ISLAND—Holy Spirit Church will host an Island Side Concert on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway. The Ariettes will perform.

Healing service
Summerville/GOOSE CREEK—Father Fernando Suares, a priest of the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in the Philippines, will hold two Eucharistic Celebrations and Healing Services: St. Theresa Church, 11001 Dorchester Road, Summerville, on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.; and Immaculate Conception Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Deacon Shane Graham for St. Theresa, (843) 875-5002, or Raquel Balagtas for Immaculate Conception, (843) 814-5233.


Catholicism series

COLUMBIA—St. Joseph Church, 3512 Devine St., will host the “Catholicism” DVD series by Father Robert Barron on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 to March 29. Father Matthew Gray, parochial vicar, will lead discussions. Free. Registration: Nettie Taylor, (803) 540-1906.

Knights Mardi Gras ball
COLUMBIA—The Knights of Columbus Council 6847 will hold a Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann School. Cost, $25 per person. Contact: Michael Akright, (803) 603-3473 or mikea@pinn


Lenten mission
GEORGETOWN—Father Hayden J. Vaverek of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association will speak during a Lenten mission at St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Church March 11-13. His talk will be from 7-8 p.m. each night. The closing will be March 14 with a penance service and the sacrament of reconciliation. Call the church, (843) 546-7416.


‘What the Saints Said About Heaven’

GREENVILLE—Deacon Richard and Ruth Ballard of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, have written “What the Saints Said About Heaven” with Ronda Chervin, Ph.D. It was published by Tan books and combines Scriptural passages, writings from the saints, and prayers in a daily meditation format.

Upstate parishes remember the unborn
SENECA—Father H. Gregory West addresses members of St. Paul the Apostle Mission in Seneca at the blessing and dedication of a roadside field of crosses representing the 3,300 abortions performed in the United States every day.  The project was coordinated by the church’s Respect Life Committee and the Knights of Columbus. The project also took place at St. Andrew in Clemson and St. Francis in Walhalla.

Irish movie night

GREENVILLE—The Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a showing of Leap Year (PG) at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St. Cost: $5. RSVP: Joe Deehan, (864) 836-1121 or

Warrior Creek Kateri Circle

GREENVILLE—The Warrior Creek Kateri Circle of the Upstate will meet on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Gallivan Center for Catholic Social Ministry, 204 Douthit St. They will view and discuss the documentary “The Trail of Tears.” Contact: Stacey Sparks-Lazurek, (864) 979-3863 or thequeen

International bridge

GREENVILLE—St. Anthony Church women’s council will host International Bridge on Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at 307 Gower St. Donation: $5. Contact: Emma Baldwin (864) 294-8532 or

40 Days for Life

GREENVILLE—The Upstate 40 Days for Life campaign will be held Feb. 22 to April 1. Contact:; JoAnn Gorman, (864) 248-0264; Ingrid Ireland, (864) 329-0044; or Jane Donnelly, (229) 873-6072.


Catholic Radio adds an app

Catholic Radio in South Carolina now has developed an app so listeners can tune in to the broadcasts on a smart phone, smart pad, and even a television set. Complete directions on how to download the app can be found at


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