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Priests’ assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston that will be effective Nov. 27. Father José Hugo Ruíz Marentes, administra­tor of St. Mark Church in Newberry, Holy Spirit Mission in Laurens, and St. Boniface Church in Joanna, will become pas­tor of St. Louis Church in Dillon and Church of […]


A day to remember deceased loved ones fuses faith and culture

When Jennifer Bermejo was growing up in Aguascalientes, Mexico, her family celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) every year. She recalls it as a fusion of culture and religion, noting that her family and neighbors always attended Mass to pray for their deceased loved ones. After, everyone joined together for La Catrina […]


Students offer hope to storm victims with donations, prayer

In a span of about three weeks, three massive hurricanes unleashed their fury on the U.S. mainland and islands in the Caribbean. One after the other, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked destruction with tornadoes, floods, and winds so strong they bent and twisted an iron cross outside a Jesuit school in San Juan, Puerto […]


Life Chain protests set for Oct. 1

Life Chain, the annual silent abortion protest along roadsides, will be held Oct. 1 around the state. The peaceful and public witness takes place for 60 minutes or more and participants hold provided signs and pray for the nation to end abortion. Life Chains with alternate dates are noted. AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason High­way) at […]


Many blessings expected for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

MYRTLE BEACH—Hurricane Irma whirled on an uncer­tain path in the Atlantic, but no storm could distract those who came together for the blessing of the newest Catholic high school on Sept. 7. More than 200 peo­ple from the Grand Strand attended the dedication of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, located in the Carolina Forest […]


Boot camp prepares staff and volunteers to lead youth ministries

CHARLESTON—An intense, one-day boot camp was held for youth ministers and volunteers in the Diocese of Charleston. But don’t worry, no one had to do push-ups or crawl on their bellies through the mud. It was more of a spiritual boot camp, designed to prepare new youth leaders and volunteers — and those just seeking […]


Immigration services receives a $20,000 grant

The Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services received a grant that will help them meet the needs of immigrants across the state. The funding was awarded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In June, the foundation announced that 10 organizations would receive Immigrant Families Initiative grants as part of National Immigrant Heritage […]


Schools in the diocese score high in accreditation review

Schools under the umbrella of the Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office recently underwent an external review to determine if diocesan-wide accreditation would be renewed — and they passed with flying colors. The diocese first received accredi­tation in 2012 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after several years of intense plan­ning and hard […]


Women of the year named at SCCCW convention

COLUMBIA—Women from around South Carolina experienced a week­end of faith, fellowship and inspira­tion at the 87th annual convention of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women held March 23-26 at the Columbia Marriott. This year’s theme was “Voice of Hope, Blessings, Mercy and Love.” The convention also celebrated the centennial of the Blessed Mother’s appearance […]


Local churches join forces to build Faith House for family

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—A small group of men and women are close to finishing construction on a ‘Faith House’ that will become a home for a Hilton Head Island family. Parishioners from Holy Family and St. Francis by the Sea, along with members of St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist, have joined with Hilton Head […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    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