People & events


Bishop’s dog, Mickey, dies at 18
CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s beloved canine companion, Mickey, died June 11 at age 18.

Mickey was received with great warmth by adults and children in his New York home at the Diocese of Rockville Centre and when he came to the Diocese of Charleston in 2009.

The bishop adopted the stray pup 17 years ago.

Bishop Guglielmone would be grateful that instead of cards and flowers, messages of condolence be made only in the form of prayer.

The bishop will not seek out another dog at this time and well-intentioned sympathizers are respectfully asked not to attempt to gift him with a new one.

Pro-life rosary
CHARLESTON—Father Artur D. Przywara, parochial vicar at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, will lead a pro-life rosary and prayers July 19 from 8-9 a.m. at 1312 Ashley River Road. Call Stephen Boyle, (843) 763-0681.


Seminar on nuptial theology
BLUFFTON—Father David Nerbun, parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church, will give a summer seminar on the Pharisee, Nicodemus, in the Gospel of John, on July 28-31 from 3-5 p.m. in St. Andrew Hall. The course will discuss specifics of Johannine nuptial theology and show how St. John develops and uses the character of Nicodemus to unveil how we are called to share in the nuptial love of Christ, which culminates in rebirth at the foot of the Cross on Calvary. Call the church to register, (843) 815-3100. Space is limited.


St. Peter School info session
COLUMBIA—St. Peter School will hold a 60-minute info session for parents on July 22 at 6 p.m. at the school, 1035 Hampton St. To attend, contact Emily Hero,, or (803) 779-0036.

Father Thalakulam at Vatican
MURPHY VILLAGE—Father Cherian Thalakulam, CMI, pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Church, attended the world meeting of bishops and national directors of ministry to Gypsy and Traveler communities held in June at the Vatican. The representatives from 26 countries met with the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Peoples and had an audience with Pope Francis. In the meeting, “The Church and gypsies: proclaiming the Gospel in the peripheries,” the pontiff called for a new pastoral approach from the Church, saying local, national and international groups need to identify projects to improve quality of life.

Family day at Carowinds
ROCK HILL—Join the Catholic Bishops of the Carolinas for the second annual Catholic Family Day at Carowinds on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $45 per person includes admission, Mass in the theater from 10:30-11:45 a.m. and picnic lunch at noon. Make checks payable to Diocese of Charleston. Deadline for ordering tickets is July 11. Details:, or email

Lunch in the Tea Room
COLUMBIA—St. Joseph Church women’s society will host a Tea Room Lunch on July 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with all proceeds going to Birthright. Cost: minimum of $10.

Engaged Encounter weekend
ROCK HILL—An Engaged Encounter weekend will be held Aug. 15-17 at The Oratory. To register, visit Details: (864) 232-1222.

Secular Carmelites
COLUMBIA—The Order of Carmelites Discalced Secular will begin formation classes in January 2015. Those interested in joining formation for the community of lay persons who live according to the spirit of the Order of Discalced Carmelites must visit the group by the end of December. Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 1:30-5 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 809 Calhoun St. Roman Catholics over 18, participating fully in the sacramental life of the church, can contact Sharon Crocker, (803) 309-2480 or


July 4 celebration
PAWLEYS ISLAND—The annual Pawleys Island Fourth of July Celebration will be at 6 p.m. in Precious Blood of Christ Church center, 1633 Waverly Road. Featuring the Pawleys Island Concert Band with food and drinks for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 and Council 11028.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
MYRTLE BEACH—Restore, renew and rekindle your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekend is Oct. 3-5. Apply early. Details: or (803) 810-9602.


Job workshop
CLEMSON—A Work Forward workshop will be held July 14-18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew Church hall, 209 Sloan St. Improve your job search skills, resume and more. Free instruction and materials. Contact Sandy Kluck, (864) 944-9592 or

Rachel’s Vineyard
GREENVILLE—Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats help acknowledge and work through unresolved feelings that individuals struggle with after abortion. The next retreat will be Aug. 15-17. Registration and information: (803) 554-6088 or

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