People and events


Saints Alive Auction
CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School will hold their Saints Alive Auction on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Founders Hall in Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Cost: $50 per person, $90 per couple in advance, or $60 at the door. Includes food and drink. Auction includes vacation homes, art work, jewelry and more. Sponsorships available. Details: (843) 577-4495.

Lenten Retreat
CHARLESTON—The Theresian Communities of the Greater Charleston Area will sponsor a Lenten Retreat on March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Pauline Books and Media Store, 243 King St. Sister Donna Lareau, OLM, will speak on preparing for Lent. She is the director of adult faith formation at Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant. Cost: $15. RSVP: Joanne Lannie, (843) 406-4735.

‘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 March 1 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $29 to $59. Students: $25 with student ID. Tickets: or (800) 514-3849.

Knights golf outing
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

Pro-life rosary
CHARLESTON—Deacon Tom Baranoski, from St. Joseph Church, will lead prayers outside Charleston Women’s Medical Center, 1312 Ashley River Road, on March 15 from 8-9 a.m. Details: Stephen Boyle, (843) 763-0681.

Women’s day of reflection
JAMES ISLAND—The SCCCW Coastal Deanery will hold a Lenten Day of Reflection on March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the May Forest Motherhouse, 424 Fort Johnson Road. Sister Sandra Makowski, SSMN, JCL, will serve as director and share from her first published book “On the Side of Kindness.” Cost: $15, includes a hot lunch. Bring a Bible. RSVP by March 10: Mary Lou Taylor, (843) 364-7756.


Men’s Day of Recollection
Hilton Head —The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Men’s Day of Recollection April 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 24 Pope Ave. Brian Pusateri of Broken Door Ministries will speak on the secret to living closer to Christ through authentic Christian friendship. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $15. RSVP: Lou Seikel, (843) 363-9100 or Denny Mahoney, (843) 715-9464.


Potluck and pro-life seminar
ORANGEBURG—A potluck dinner and pro-life seminar will be held March 1 at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 2202 Riverbank Drive. Featured speakers include Wayne Cockfield of the National Right to Life Committee, and Michael Acquilano of the Diocese of Charleston. Call the church, (803) 534-8177.

Irish Ceili for the family
COLUMBIA—The Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold their annual Ceili for the family on March 8 at 5 p.m. at 200 Pickens St. Featuring food, music and stepdancers. Tickets: $10 at event, $5 in advance from Delaney’s in Five Points, English Bulldog Pub or Tilted Kilt in Irmo. Kids free.

Tour St. Peter School
COLUMBIA—St. Peter School, 1035 Hampton St., will host an information session for interested families on March 19 at 12:15 p.m. Learn what the school offers and take a tour. Details: Emily Hero, (803) 779-0036 or

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Knight of the year
GEORGETOWN—Colin Peterson, a member of Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272, was named South Carolina Sir Knight of the Year. The award recognizes his significant contribution to Georgetown County, St. Mary Church, and his assembly. The award was presented by Michael J. Mika, district master, during the Knights of Columbus 67th Exemplification in Columbia recently. This is the third year in a row that a member of Assembly 3272 has won the award.

Knights fish fry Fridays
MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 5086 will hold a Lenten Friday Fish Fry each week from March 7 to April 11 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Andrew Church center, 503 37th Ave. N. Cost, $10 adults, $5 under age 10. Tickets available after Masses and in the church office.

Card party
CONWAY—The Ladies Guild of St. James will hold a card party on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Founders Center. Cost, $5. Bring your favorite games and your friends. Contact Carol, (843) 236-5925.

Eucharistic Miracles presentation
CONWAY—St. James in Conway is hosting a free Eucharistic Miracles presentation with film footage of some of the miracles on March 8 from 7:30–10 p.m. and again March 9 from 3-5:30 p.m. at 1071 Academy Drive. Contact: Paulette Flench, (843) 347-5168 or


40 Days for Life opening rally
GREENVILLE—The 40 Days for Life kick-off rally is March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Greenville Women’s Clinic, 1142 Grove Road. Father Denis Wilde, O.S.A., of the Priests for Life, will speak. The Upstate 40 Days for Life will be from March 5 to April 13. To volunteer, contact JoAnn Gorman, (864) 248-0264 or Ingrid Ireland, (864) 329-0044 or visit:

St. Patrick’s dinner
GREENVILLE—The Knights of Columbus Council 1668 will present a St. Patrick’s Celebration for families on March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Knights Hall, 762 Mauldin Road. Includes Irish food music and dancers. Cost: $15 adults, $7 ages 6-12, under 6 free, $45 family max. Tickets: or call (864) 380-7354 or (864) 363-5681. No sales at the door.

Conference on youth issues
SIMPSONVILLE—St. Mary Magdalene Church will host a Destination Dignity conference on March 14-15. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will celebrate opening Mass. Speakers include Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director; Joe Hyland, coach and teacher, talking about chastity to young men; and Stephanie Wood Weinert, speaking to young women on Virtue in Vogue. Mary Ann Fey will talk about healthy marital communication and Dr. Peter Bleyer will discuss “Birth Control — It’s Not My Job!” Family Honor will present ways to encourage preteens in purity, and Mary Boyert, of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will discuss human trafficking. Registration: or

Shrimp dinner
SPARTANBURG—Knights of Columbus Council 6076 will hold a boiled shrimp dinner
on March 15 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle parish center, 161 N. Dean St. Tickets: $12 adults/$15 at the door and $6 children 12 and under/$8 at door. Details: (864) 590-4964.

Lenten retreat
GREENVILLE—Our Lady of Good Counsel Fraternity will host a free Lenten retreat at St. Anthony of Padua Church hall, 307 Gower St., on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes speakers, Stations of the Cross, Mass and confession. Lunch provided. RSVP: Alice Ramos, OFS, (864) 246-1684 or

Suffering and Lent talk
GREENVILLE—St. Mary Church will host “A Lenten Day of Recollection with Joseph Pearce,” on March 15 at 10 a.m. in Gallivan Hall. Pearce is an author and EWTN host who will present his conversion story and talk about the role of suffering and Lent. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Registration: T.J. Nielsen, or (864) 679-4113.

St. Mary School testing
GREENVILLE—St. Mary School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Admissions testing dates 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.

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