Parish life

Harwood publishes book on Magnolia Cemetery and offers presentation
SUMMERVILLE—Patrick Harwood, a member of St. John the Beloved Church, gave a presentation June 26 about his book, “In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry”. About 25 parishioners attended the talk that featured Magnolia Cemetery’s monuments, memorials, symbols, epitaphs and people. He also presented Sister Carol Gnau with copies of his two self-published books about Magnolia Cemetery for the school library. For information about his presentations or books contact him at: or (843) 224-3112.



St. Joseph Church group attends the eucharistic congress in Atlanta
COLUMBIA—A small group from St. Joseph Church traveled to Atlanta to join thousands of other Catholics from the Southeast to pray in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and be enriched by speakers from around the world at the annual eucharistic congress held June 20-21 in Atlanta.

The theme was “Go and make disciples” (Mt 28:19). Christie Henkel from St. Joseph parish was one of the attendees. The congress was a way for Catholics to gather in community and share the joy
and power of the real presence, she wrote in a press release. The focus on discipleship stressed the need to know, live, and share the Catholic faith, she said, adding that the new evangelization requires all to be “followers of Jesus, not fans of Jesus.” Catholics come to Jesus in the Eucharist in order to be strengthened in their faith and then are called to go out and share that faith, radiating Jesus’ love to others, she said. The congress concluded with the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta.



St. Francis awards
ANDERSON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone presented the St. Francis Medal to three couples and three individuals on June 18 at St. Joseph Church. The award is given by the Franciscan Order to people who have given dedicated service to the Church in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. The recipients were: Ann Friend, Ted and Dot Bismack, Frank and Dolores Surdyka, Rosemary Gregory, Darcy and Keith Crenshaw, and Mary Ann Wheeler. They are pictured with Brothers Henry Fulmer and John Ahearn, and Fathers Ignatius Smith and Aubrey McNeil.




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