People and events


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, 6650 Dorchester Road, with a rosary at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass, procession and a banquet in the parish hall. Call Joy Kabaitan, (843) 452-4195 or Thelma Delacruz, (843) 640-3077.

Father Kendall book signing
CHARLESTON—Father Jeffrey Kendall, pastor of St. Anthony Church in Walterboro, will hold a book signing on Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bishop’s Residence, 114 Broad St. His book, “New Heavens, New Earth,” discusses the battle to keep SCE&G from building a coal ash landfill in the ACE basin, and explores the environmental repercussions. Dana Beach, executive director of the Coastal Conservation League, will speak.


Homes for the Holiday success
BEAUFORT—St. Peter Catholic School’s Homes for the Holidays raised $45,000 for the tuition assistance fund. Homes for the Holidays chairs Mary Cunningham, Elizabeth Dardes and Heather Burton presented a check to Father Paul MacNeil and Joseph Benning, principal, recently.

Trott to serve NCEA committee
BLUFFTON—Christopher A. Trott, St. Gregory the Great School principal, was reelected to serve another four-year term with the National Catholic Educational Association’s Department of Elementary Schools Executive Committee. He represents Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


Bowling night fundraiser
ROCK HILL—Knights of Columbus will hold a two-person team bowling tournament on Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. in Strikers Bowling Center for Operation Hope. Cost will be $25 a couple or $12.50 for individual. Pizza and soda is included. RSVP by Jan. 28 to

Monteith to speak at St. Peter
COLUMBIA—Henrie Monteith Treadwell, professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, will speak Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Peter School, Cardinal Bernardin Center, 1529 Assembly St. Admission: $10 includes hors d’oeuvres. She was the first African American student admitted to the University of South Carolina. Reservations by Jan. 27. Contact: Marilyn Montgomery, (803) 957-1431,

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Pasta dinner
PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 will hold two pasta dinner fundraisers on Jan. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. — one at Precious Blood of Christ Church hall on Pawleys Island and the other at St. Mary Church hall in Georgetown. Cost: $9 at the door. Proceeds support the assembly’s Liturgical Gift program.

Roast beef dinner
MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 5086 will host a roast beef dinner on Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Andrew Church community life center, 37th Ave. N. Tickets: $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door, available in the gift shop after Mass. Details: Bruce Miller, (843) 449-4802.

Precious Blood auction
PAWLEYS ISLAND—The Precious Blood of Christ Church women’s club will hold its 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.


St. Joseph open house
ANDERSON—St. Joseph School, 1200 Cornelia Road, will host an open house on Jan. 26 from noon until 3 p.m. Details: (864) 760-1619 or

St. Mary testing
GREENVILLE—St. Mary School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Admissions testing dates are Feb. 12, register by Feb. 5; March 19, register by March
12; and April 12, register by April 4. Applications must be on file prior to testing. Contact: Nelle Palms, or (864) 679-4117.

Prince of Peace open house
TAYLORS—Prince of Peace School, 1209 Brushy Creek Road, will hold an open house on Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. Tour the school and meet the staff. Contact: Jennifer Simpson, (864) 331-3911.

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