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Couples for Christ feel power of God

GOOSE CREEK—Couples for Christ-SC held two recent Christian Life Programs in the Upstate and the Lowcountry. Adorno Father Jason Caganap, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, was so impressed by the Christian Life Program held at his church in March and April that he asked to replicate it for the Hispanic parishioners, according […]

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Dog program sits well with Carter-May home

CHARLESTON—Residents at the Carter-May retirement home smiled happily and applauded their star pupil during the weekly pet therapy program. They were part of an interactive session that allows residents to help socialize and even teach new tricks to a therapy dog. “A lot of them had animals and they miss that,” said Nancy Moss, activity […]

Man destroys Jesus statues at Sacred Heart Church

CHARLESTON—Sacred Heart Church was the target of one or more vandals who smashed the heads off of two statues of Jesus. A suspect was arrested just down the road from the church, located at 888 King St., after he was discovered covered in concrete dust and toting a sledgehammer in his backpack. Charles Short, 38, […]

New appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Richard W. Jackson retired as Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Florence and St. Louis Church in Dillon, effective May 29, 2014.  Rev. Jackson will be a Supply Priest for the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Jesuprathap Narichetti, returning […]

St. Clare has its first Mass as an official parish

DANIEL ISLAND—On Easter Sunday, a spirit of hope and new beginnings filled the gymnasium at Bishop England High School as more than 1,000 people celebrated the first Mass for the new St. Clare of Assisi parish. “I was so overjoyed, it was just one of the most joyful times for me,” said Betsy Sarsfield, a […]

Detail depicting Saint Clare from a fresco (1312–20) by Simone Martini in the Lower basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
Daniel Island’s new parish is named St. Clare of Assisi

DANIEL ISLAND—It’s official! The Catholic Community of Daniel Island has a new name, approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on April 2. From now on, the parish and eventual church will be known as St. Clare of Assisi. St. Clare was a privileged daughter of a count who chose a life of poverty. She became […]

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