People & events


Ordination of Deacon Heredia
CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain Deacon Javier Heredia to the priesthood on May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located at 120 Broad St. All are welcome to attend.

Father Wagner celebrates 65th
SEABROOK ISLAND—Father Leon Wagner recently celebrated his 65th anniversary to the priesthood. The retired priest currently assists Msgr. Charles Rowland, pastor of Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island.

Ordained on May 7, 1949, by Cardinal Samuel Stritch at St. Joseph’s Church in Wilmet, Ill., Father Wagner served in six parishes in the Diocese of Chicago. He spent 17 years of his priestly ministry at St. Mary Church in Riverside, Ill.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Seabrook and has served many parishes in the Charleston area, from Bonneau to Edisto.

Golf with the Saints tournament
CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School will hold its fifth annual Golf with the Saints tournament on June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Ocean Winds Course on Seabrook Island. A pig pickin’ sponsored by Rosebank Farms and Irvin Vineyard will begin at noon, prior to the tournament’s shotgun start. Cost: $100 per player, includes lunch and cart. Proceeds benefit St. Jude’s tuition assistance. Details: contact Ronnie Richter, (843) 834-2130 or

BEHS reunions for 1974 and 1984
CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School’s class of 1974 will hold their 40th reunion on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. aboard the USS Yorktown. Details: The class of 1984 will hold their 30-year reunion Oct. 10- 11. Information: Facebook page – Bishop England Class of 1984 – 30 Year Reunion, or email Mary Anne Bolchoz Tucker,


Knights golf outing
BLUFFTON—Knights of Columbus will hold a golf outing June 23 at 10 a.m. at Callawassie Island Golf Club to benefit John Paul II High School. Cost: $125. Contact: Lew Guiller, (843) 705-5393,, or Joe Gariti, (843) 705-7562,

Book and gift fair
HARDEEVILLE—The St. Anthony women’s group will hold a book and gift fair June 28-29 in the hall behind the mission at 1 Charles St. The hours June 28 are noon to 4 p.m. and after the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Masses, and on June 29 after the 8:15 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m.


Free lunch/indoor yard sale
YORK—Divine Saviour Church, 232 Herndon Ave., will serve a free lunch on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a monthly outreach. Also, the women of Divine Saviour will hold their annual indoor yard sale on May 31 from 7 a.m. to noon in the parish center. Donations may be dropped off May 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Call the church, (803) 684-3431.

Big Band Night
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph’s Senior Life Ministry will host Big Band Night, with dining, dancing and fellowship, on June 13 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the church hall, 3600 Devine St. Bob Knox and the Blue Serenade Orchestra will play. Tickets: $15. Call Sister Julienne Guy, (803) 540-1901.

Aquinas High School placement
NORTH AUGUSTA—The Aquinas High School placement test for incoming freshmen for the 2014-2015 school year will be June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration required. Call the school, (706) 736-5516. Details:

St. Peter school info
COLUMBIA—St. Peter School will hold a 60-minute info session for parents with Kathy Preston, principal, on June 10 at 6 p.m. at 1035 Hampton St. Tour included. Sign up: Emily Hero, or (803) 779-0036.

Nonprofit leadership programs
COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation will sponsor two programs geared toward leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate Program and the Nonprofit Leadership Development Program can be taken for college credit and vary in length. Details: or Katrina Spigner, (803) 254-0230, ext. 15.

Host exchange students
COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School is looking for host families who will open their homes to Chinese exchange students for the 2014-2015 school year. The Diocese of Charleston has contracted Three W International to bring highly qualified students to Catholic schools across the state. Contact the admissions director at or call (803)782-2814, ext. 11.


Mexican dinner dance
MURRELLS INLET—The Respect Life Committee at St. Michael Church will hold a Mexican Dinner Dance on May 24 from 7-10 p.m. in the Duffy Center, 542 Cypress Ave. Tickets are available at the church office or call Terry Borkes, (843) 650-8828.

‘Santacruzan’ celebration
MURRELLS INLET— The Filipino Community of the Grand Strand will hold a “Santacruzan” celebration honoring Mary at St. Michael Church, 542 Cypress Ave., on May 31 with Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a procession, rosary and reception in the parish center.

Marriage Encounter
MYRTLE BEACH—Enrich your marriage at the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on Oct. 3-5 in Myrtle Beach. Apply early. Details: (803) 810-9602 or


St. Joseph’s summer camps
GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School will hold a variety of summer athletic camps. Offerings include: speed and agility, football, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, cheerleading, soccer, softball and volleyball. All will be held on campus and are open to the community. Register at


Carowinds Catholic Family Day
The Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will host a Carolinas Catholic Family Day at Carowinds on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bishops of the Carolinas will celebrate Mass, which will be followed by a picnic. The cost is $45 for ages 3 and up, which includes admission and lunch. Register before July 11. Details:

Sister Loretta’s jubilee
SINSINAWA, WIS.—Dominican Sister Loretta Zemaitis will celebrate her 70th jubilee on June 8 with a Mass in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound, along with eight other Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Her religious name was Sister Mary Nathan. She taught adult religious education and served as the director of religious education at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia, S.C, from 1980-1983. To honor Sister Loretta on her jubilee, visit

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