People & Events


Misa de Gallo
GOOSE CREEK—The Filipino annual tradition of nine Masses in preparation for Christmas will be Dec. 15-23 at 7:30 p.m., (except on Saturdays, which will be at 5:30 a.m.) at Immaculate Conception Church, 510 St. James Ave. Food and fellowship will follow. Details: (843) 572-1270.


Healing Mass
BEAUFORT—Father Casmir Maduakor will celebrate a Healing  Mass at St. Peter Church on Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Details: Celine Sayers, (843) 524-2298.


Santa Claus at Home Works
COLUMBIA—Home Works will host a Christmas Village at its warehouse located at 2812 William Tuller Drive on Dec. 9, 16, and 23 from 1-4 p.m. Take a picture with Santa, and enjoy a tour and refreshments. Contact: Hank Chardos, (803) 206-6974 or

Proudly Pro-life Dinner
COLUMBIA—A Proudly Pro-life Dinner featuring photojournalist Michael Clancy will be Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in Our Lady of the Hills family life center, 120 Marydale Lane. Cost: $20, adults; $10, ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Contact: (803) 252-5433 or

Stand Up for Life March and Rally/Youth Rally and Mass
COLUMBIA—The Stand Up for Life March and Rally will be Jan. 12 at noon at the Statehouse. Marching starts at 11 a.m. at USC Russell House on Greene Street. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be Jan. 12 at Township Auditorium. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., rally starts at 2 p.m., Mass begins at 4 p.m. Contact: South Carolina Citizens for Life, (803) 252-5433 or


Bus to March for Life
Greenville—A chartered bus is available from South Carolina to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 24-25. Call Valerie Baronkin (864) 297-8838 before Dec. 21.

Family Honor Leading & Loving
GREENVILLE—Our Lady of the Rosary Church will host Family Honor’s “Leading & Loving” program on six Sundays starting Jan. 6. It is for parents of newborns through fifth grade. Childcare will be provided. Contact: Tanya Czajka, (864) 422-1648, ext. 209, or Register at by Dec. 21.