People and events

Father Kendall publishes book about coal ash landfill controversy

WALTERBORO—Father Jeffrey Kendall recently announced that he has published his first book, “New Heavens, New Earth: Colleton County South Carolina’s Debate About SCE&G’s Coal Ash Landfill.”

According to a press release, the book is about the South Carolina Electric and Gas decision in 2011 to place a coal ash landfill in the ACE Basin, a national wildlife refuge and one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast.

Father Kendall was one of the leaders of the opposition, stating that he was given privileged access to SCE&G officials and properties. He said he was in a unique position to evaluate both the controversy and the utility company’s proposal.

The situation concluded with a compromise to which both SCE&G and the environmentalists agreed, he said.

The priest’s book examines solar energy laws in South Carolina, arguing that energy companies and environmentalists need to work together to solve the problems that confront society.
The book is published by his company, Pluff Mud Publishing, LLC. The cost is $14.95. Details: pluffmudpublish, or call (843) 549-5230.


Mass for Infant Jesus
NORTH CHARLESTON—The Santo Niño Cofradia will honor Jesus the Holy Infant on Jan. 18 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, with a rosary at 10:15 a.m., followed by Mass, a procession and a banquet in the parish hall, 6650 Dorchester Road. Contact: Joy Kabaitan, (843) 452-4195 or Thelma Delacruz, (843) 640-3077.

Matthew Kelly at BEHS
CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School will host “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose” on Jan. 31 from 7-10:45 p.m. at the school, 363 Seven Farms Drive. Speaker Matthew Kelly and musical guest Eliot Morris. Cost $39. Tickets: www.Dy or (843) 216-0039.


Annulment presentation
BEAUFORT—Valerie Maxineau, JCL, director of the Diocese of Charleston’s Tribunal, will present: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Annulments” on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Peter Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Walsh Palmetto Room. All are welcome to attend. No registration required. Details: Theresa Pulliam, (843) 524-2604 or

Returning Catholics
BEAUFORT—“Returning Catholics Series” at St. Peter Church will run Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, each Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the adult ed room, St. Peter Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. Free. For those returning to or seeking to grow in faith. Details: Deborah Richard, (843) 575-3742 or


SCCCW deanery meeting
LEXINGTON—The South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women Midlands Deanery will hold its winter meeting on Jan. 19 at Corpus Christi Church, 2350 Augusta Highway.

Super Bowl party
AIKEN—Single, Single Again will host a Super Bowl party on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at 305 Ascot Drive. Bring beverages and an appetizer. Reservations by Jan. 27 to Carla Noziglia, or Jeanne Shanks, (803) 663-3839.

Men’s conference

COLUMBIA—The South Carolina Catholic Men’s Conference will be held March 1 at St. Joseph Church, 3600 Devine St. Speakers include: Joe Lombardi, quarterback coach for the New Orleans Saints; Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone; Steve Wood, director of Family Life Center International; and Fathers Dwight Longenecker and Jeffrey Kirby. Cost: $40 pre-registration, $50 at the door, $10 discount for Knights, $5 discount for registration before Feb. 1. To register: It is sponsored by SC Knights of Columbus State Council and supported by the Diocese of Charleston Family Life Office and Youth Ministry.


St. James musical mission
CONWAY—Al Barbarino will give a musical parish mission entitled “Beginning the New Year with Jesus” at St. James Church, 1071 Academy Drive, on Jan. 12-13 at 7 p.m. Details: (843) 347-5168.

Card party/luncheon
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild will hold its annual card party/luncheon on Jan. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., to benefit Mobile Meals of the North Strand. Reservations by Jan. 11. Cost, $18 per person, includes lunch. Details: (843) 249-5833.

Ride the bus to life rally
MURRELLS INLET—St. Michael’s Right to Life Committee will sponsor a bus to the Washington, D.C., Right to Life Rally on Jan. 21-23, departing from St. Michael Church. Cost: $240 single occupancy, $280 double, includes transportation, lodging, breakfasts, rally events such as the opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, and possible tours of the Franciscan Monastery and the Blessed John Paul II Shrine. Reservation and $100 deposit required. Details: Terry Borkes, (843) 650-8828 or

Precious Blood auction
PAWLEYS ISLAND—The Precious Blood of Christ Church women’s club will hold its sixth annual auction on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at the parish center, 1633 Waverly Ave. Proceeds benefit Tidelands Community Hospice. Bring donations on Jan. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. No clothing, computers, books, CDs or Christmas items. Details: (843) 651-3966.


St. Joseph’s Catholic School events
GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Priority admissions testing for fall 2014 are Jan. 4 and Feb. 1. Application must be on file prior to testing. The schools Fine Arts Department will present the annual eighth-grade play on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Also, a free adult computer class will be held Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the school’s National Honor Society. Space is limited. Details: or call (864) 234-9009.

Deacon Greg Kandra at St. Paul
SENECA—Deacon Greg Kandra, a veteran broadcast journalist, writer and producer for CBS News in New York and Washington, will speak at St. Paul the Apostle, 170 Bountyland Road, on Jan. 27-29. Sessions will be at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Details: (864) 882-8551.

The Dec. 12 edition of The Miscellany contained several errors. The photo caption for the “Family and friends recall the warmth of a pastoral leader” incorrectly identified Charleston resident Joseph Griffith as the late. He is alive. The editorial staff sincerely apologizes for the error.

In the article on “‘Fire Tried Gold’ makes a rich history accessible to all” the movie is listed as available for purchase at Pauline Books and Media, but is only available for viewing in their library.

Finally, Bishop Robert J. Baker was listed as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Charleston in the article on “Peers praise the joyful example of Bishop Thompson”, he is the 12th

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