People and events


OLM Outreach fundraiser auction
CHARLESTON—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will hold its annual fundraising auction Jan. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Cost, $100, includes silent auction and cocktails followed by live auction and dinner. Details: (843) 559-4109.

‘The Great Divorce’
CHARLESTON—Fellowship for the Performing Arts will perform C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. and March 1 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $29 to $59. Students: $25 with student ID. Groups of 10 or more, including student groups, call (866) 476-8707. Tickets: or (800) 514-3849. The Sottile box office opens on performance days only.

Knights golf outing for Paulines
MOUNT PLEASANT—Knights of Columbus Council 9475 will hold its annual golf outing to support the Daughters of St. Paul and Operation HOPE on March 4 at Wild Dunes Harbor Course. Sign-in 10 a.m., shotgun start 11:30 a.m. Cost, $100 per player, includes lunch and dinner with prizes. Sponsorships available. Contact Jim Welsch, (843) 849-1979, (843) 442-9614, or


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. Details: Theresa Pulliam, (843) 524-2604 or

Returning Catholics
BEAUFORT—The “Returning Catholics Series” at St. Peter Church will be held Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 to Feb. 22 at St. Peter Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. Details: Deborah Richard, (843) 575-3742 or


Proudly Pro-Life Dinner

COLUMBIA—South Carolina Citizens for Life will host a Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at Seawells, 1125 Rosewood Drive. The guest speaker is David Barton of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents American history with an emphasis on moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. Cost: $25. Call (803) 252-5433 or e-mail

Stand up for Life march and rally
COLUMBIA—The annual South Carolina Citizens for Life Stand Up for Life march and rally will be Jan. 11 at the Statehouse. David Barton, president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family heritage organization, will be the featured speaker. The line up starts at 11 a.m. in front of the Russell House on Green Street. The march steps off at 11:30 a.m. led by the Knights of Columbus, followed by the rally at noon on the Gervais Street side of the Statehouse.

Matthew Kelly at SJN
COLUMBIA—Matthew Kelly, internationally known speaker and author, will present “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose” with musical guest Eliot Morris on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 100 Polo Road. Tickets: $39. Seats are limited. Visit or call Pat Dunphy Fosberry, (803) 736-0752, or Libit Woodington, (803) 695-0307.

Home Works’ new director
COLUMBIA—The Home Works of America board of directors announced recently that James “Jim” Powell is their new executive director of the home repair ministry. Hank Chardos, the founder and former executive director, will continue to help in programs. Powell launched and has served as the pastor of West Valley Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania since 2007, where he served as preacher, counselor, and manager. Anne Weston, board chair, said the organization is expanding thanks to Chardos’ work plus that of over 30,000 volunteers and donors who have supported them since 1996. The ministry started helping people in the Johns Island area, but now offers aid in North Carolina, Georgia and Peru.


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 the 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. Details: (843) 651-3966.


Employment workshop
CLEMSON—A free Work Forward Workshop will be held Jan. 13-17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew Church hall located on Edgewood Avenue. Polish your job skills, resume and cover letters. Space is limited, registration is required. Contact Sandy Kluck, (864) 944-9592 or

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.

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