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Religious education leaders receive recognition for service

CHARLESTON—The diocesan office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation honored some of its longtime members during a Celebration of Parish Catechetical leaders held at the Diocese of Charleston’s Pastoral Center on Jan. 18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the group at the Holy Family Chapel, then attended a luncheon at the Pastoral Center, where […]


Promotion, celebration of V Encuentro to begin in the diocese in January

SOUTH CAROLINA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that the national V Encuentro will be celebrated and promoted in the Diocese of Charleston beginning in January. The four-year process of ecclesial reflection and action invites all Catholics to intense missionary activity, leadership development, and identification of the best ministerial practices. The ultimate goal is to discern ways […]


Daughters of Charity seek replacements for outreach in Gloverville

GLOVERVILLE—For nearly 40 years, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul have been a beacon of hope for residents of the Horse Creek Valley region of Aiken County. Working out of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center, they provide a wide range of assistance to resi­dents of the area, which has long […]


Retirement Fund for Religious allows their ministry to continue

After a lifetime of serving others, retired religious need our help. The collection date for the Diocese of Charleston to give to the Retirement Fund for Religious is Dec. 11, and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone urges everyone to share what they can. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks […]


Jubilee Year of Mercy closes, but works will continue

The Jubilee Year of Mercy came to an end on Nov. 20, but people are encouraged to carry its message into the future. Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8, 2015, as a way to spread the message around the world in a time when mercy often seems in short […]


Evangelizing and engaging through Encuentro

COLUMBIA — Encuentro V, an ambi­tious national four-year effort to evangelize and engage Hispanic Catholics, started up in South Caro­lina on Nov. 9. About 90 clergy, women religious and laity from the Charleston and Charlotte dioceses took part in a workshop at Cardinal Newman School to learn how to begin the Encuentro process. The meeting […]


The Cathedral, other churches to hold Holy Door closing Masses

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Fran­cis draws to a close Nov. 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King, pilgrims will have a final opportunity to earn a plenary indulgence, and pass through one of the desig­nated Holy Doors. In the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert E. Gug­lielmone will celebrate the […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $102,000 to 43 Caritas grantees  

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the fall 2016 grant cycle. “In omnibus caritas” means in all things charity. Since its inception in 1851, the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has sought to put into practice these simple but all-encompassing words.  As a ministry […]


St. Mary Ducks net gold in volleyball tournament

SUMMERVILLE—The annual diocesan volleyball tournament was a rousing success over Oct. 21-22, with fierce competition between the 11 schools that sent a total of 15 teams to participate. In the end, St. Mary’s Lady Ducks from Greenville claimed the championship title in the Senior Gold bracket, beating the St. Francis Wolves of Hilton Head Island. […]


Families pray for loved ones on All Souls Day

CNS photo/David W. Cerny, Reuters: A family prays at the Olsany cemetery in Prague on Nov. 2. Catholics in the Czech Republic and around the world mark All Souls Day by visiting the graves of loved ones. In the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated a cemetery Mass for All Souls Day […]


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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate