People & events


Why Catholic? series
CHARLESTON—Mike Lorenzo, youth minister at Blessed Sacrament Church, will discuss his missionary work with the National Evangelization Team in Ireland on July 30 at 6:45 p.m. in Pauline Books and Media, 243 King St. A social will follow. Contact

Children’s choir camp
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND—A Children’s Choir Beach Retreat will be held Aug. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stella Maris Church. All youth ages 7-18 are welcome. Details: Music AtStellaMaris@gmail.


Chardos in hall of fame
COLUMBIA—Hank Chardos, founder of Home Works of America, will be inducted into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame’s board of trustees chooses people who have given lifelong service to the housing industry. Chardos was nominated by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia board of directors for his founding and continued labors with Home Works to repair the homes of more than 2,100 people across the Southeast and in Peru with over 35,000 youth and adult volunteers.

Ives and Barber concert
COLUMBIA—St. Peter Church, 1529 Assembly St., will host a free concert featuring some of the works of Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, and Aaron Copland on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Jacquelyn Stucker, a soprano and doctoral candidate in vocal performance at New England Conservatory of Music, will sing, accompanied by Susan Zhang and Mark Husey, pianists.

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


Yard sale
CONWAY—St. James Church will hold a yard sale July 19 at 7 a.m. and July 20 after Masses in the Founders Center, 1071 Academy Drive.

Indoor yard sale
MURRELLS INLET—Blessed John Duns Scotus Secular Franciscan Fraternity will hold an indoor yard sale at St. Michael Church, Duffy Center, 542 Cypress Ave., on July 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children’s movie night
FLORENCE—St. Anthony Church, 2536 West Hoffmeyer Road, will host movies for children on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 6. Space is limited. Call the church office, (843) 662-5674.


Women of Grace conference
GREENVILLE—The Women of Grace national conference, “Authentically Feminine, Authentically Masculine: Real Women, Real Men for Such a Time as This,” will be held Sept. 5-7 at St. Mary Church, 111 Hampton Ave. A new men’s track has been added. Speakers include Johnnette Benkovic; Monica Miller, Ph.D.; Father Philip Scott, FJ; Father Dwight Longenecker; Thomas K. Sullivan and Steve Wood. Registration before Aug. 1 is $100 per person or $160 per couple, after is $120 per person, $200 per couple. To register:, (800) 558-5452.

Marian Eucharistic Conference
GREENVILLE—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, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D. Details:


Medical mission to Guatemala
The Diocese of Charleston’s International Ministries will host a mission trip to San Pedro La Laguna Sept. 21-28, 2014. Interpreters, dentists, dental assistants, physicians, nurses, medical professionals, and people who just want to provide support are needed to provide healthcare for San Pedro and nearby villages. Details: or contact Deacon Gabriel Cuervo, gcuervo@catholic-doc.

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