People & events


Children’s choir camp
SULLIVAN’S ISLANDƒ—The Children’s Choir Beach Retreat will be held Aug. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stella Maris Church, 1204 Middle St. For youth ages 7-18. Details:

Help with food pantry
JOHNS ISLAND—ƒHoly Spirit seeks volunteers for its Saturday Emergency Food Pantry to serve residents of the Sea Islands and migrant workers currently residing on three island campsites. The pantry supplies fresh vegetables and meat through parishioner donations and are distributed from the parish center. Call Kathy Coder, (843) 768-0357.

Engaged Encounter
HANAHAN—ƒAn Engaged Encounter weekend will be held June 27-29 at Divine Redeemer Church, 1106 Fort Drive. To register, visit Details: (864) 232-1222.


Silver Rose program
ROCK HILL—Knights of Columbus Council 6756 recently conducted a Silver Rose Program at St. Anne Church. Over 200 people attended. The prayer service was held in Spanish and English. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose is a national pro-life campaign sponsored by the Knights. She is the patroness of the unborn and the roses are transported around the country to encourage a culture of life.

Black Catholics Reflection Day
COLUMBIA—ƒThe Diocese of Charleston’s Black Catholics Day of Reflection will be held June 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 2229 Hampton St. Cost: $20 adults, 18 and under free. Register by June 23. Contact the Office of Ethnic Ministries: (864) 331-2627 or

Jewelry workshop and sale
COLUMBIA—The Friends of the Earth will hold a jewelry workshop and fundraiser for Cardinal Newman School July 23 from 3-5:20 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church hall, 100 Polo Road. Recreate or fix a necklace. The event includes a bake sale and children’s activities. Call the church, (803) 788-0811.

Homeschool convention
COLUMBIAƒ—A Midlands Catholic homeschool convention will be held July 24-26 at the Columbia Convention Center. It will feature exhibits, authors, and information on home education. Onsite childcare available with early registration at


Franciscan mini retreat
MURRELLS INLET—ƒBlessed John Duns Scotus Fraternity will hold a mini retreat on June 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Michael Church, 542 Cypress Ave. It will include Mass at 8 a.m. and breakfast. Carolyn D. Townes, animator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation National Commission, will lead the retreat themed “Doing Love to Animate Peace.” Bring a bag lunch. Details: Ellen DeKleva, (843) 651-1359 or

Pawleys Island 4th of July celebration
PAWLEYS ISLAND—The fourth annual Pawleys Island 4th of July evening celebration will be held on Friday, July 4, at 6 p.m. inside the Parish Life Center at Precious Blood of Christ Church, 1633 Waverly Road. The program is a salute to our nation and our military featuring the Pawleys Island Concert Band. Sandwiches, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 and Council 11028. Admission is free.


July 4 party
GREENVILLE—ƒKnights of Columbus Council 1668 and Assembly 1073 will host a July 4 party with games and fireworks beginning at 6 p.m. in the Knights Hall, 762 Mauldin Road. Cost: $5, includes burgers and hotdogs. Bring a dessert to share.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha event
GREENVILLE—ƒA Celebration of the Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha will be July 12 at noon at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3710 Augusta Road. A prayer service and reception will follow. Contact: Office of Ethnic Ministries, (864) 331-2627;

SCCCW donates to chapel

GREENVILLE—ƒMembers of the South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women ( presented a check for $6,395.50 recently to Chaplain Kimberly Campbell to help build a women’s chapel at the Graham Correctional Institution in Columbia. The funds were raised from a collection during the annual convention in May. The check was presented by Marlene Grover, SCCCW president; Phyllis Atkins, past president; Chris Segars, past board member; and Oratorian Father Fabio Refosco, diocesan moderator for the council. The Women’s Chapel was the SCCCW convention project.

Creighton practitioner education
GREENVILLE—ƒApplications are being accepted for the 13-month Creighton Model FertilityCare practitioner education program for those interested in teaching others how to use the method. Education Phase I will be conducted over two sessions: July 31 to Aug. 3, and Aug. 21-24. Education Phase II will be Feb. 25 to March 2, 2015. To apply, contact Kelli Ball, or (803) 807-0158, or Nancy McGrath, or (864) 292-0475.

Marian Eucharistic Conference
GREENVILLEƒ—A Marian Eucharistic Conference will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 100 St. Joseph’s Drive, from Sept. 27-28. Featured speakers include: Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Fathers of Mercy Fathers Bill Casey and Wade Menezes, and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D. Details:

The June 5 edition of The Miscellany incorrectly identified a photo of a woman receiving a blessing in the article, “A new priest to shepherd many who are united by one”, on page 9. She was unidentified and was not Nora Alvarez, from St. John of the Cross, as stated.

Also, the “Fortnight for Freedom renews the call to protect religious rights” article on page 5 contained an error. The opening Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Greenville and not at 8 a.m.

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