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Monastic visit to Mepkin leads priest to monkhood

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Father Ge­rard Jonas Palmeres professed sol­emn vows at Mepkin Abbey recently, making him officially a monk of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. His profession, like that of all Trappists, came after several years of discernment, prayer and study. Father Gerard Jonas, formerly a priest of the Archdiocese of Lipa in […]


48 years passes quickly for Msgr. Joseph Hanley

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—On his last Sunday as pastor of Holy Family Church, Msgr. Joseph F. Hanley spoke as he regularly did with young people before their morn­ing religious education classes. In the quiet but emphatic way he has addressed people of all ages for the past 48 years, he let the kids know that they […]


School choice rally
School choice rally supports parents’ options

COLUMBIA—Thousands packed the Township Auditorium to support the right of parents to pick the best type of education for their child. Organizers estimated that more than 2,500 people turned out for the annual School Choice Rally on Jan. 25, includ­ing students, parents, teachers and principals from most of the 34 Catho­lic schools in the diocese. […]



Archery tournament held at Summerville Catholic

SUMMERVILLE — Summerville Catholic School hosted an archery tournament at the Brownsville Community Center on Jan. 28. An estimated 29 public and private schools with 380 archers entered the National Archery in the Schools Program sanctioned event. Above, Justin Womble, 12, from Christ Our King-Stella Maris School in Mount Pleasant, takes aim at his target. […]


Bishop makes appointments for 12 priests around the diocese

CHARLESTON — On Jan. 17, Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone announced new appointments for 12 priests in the Diocese of Charleston. The following assignments are ef­fective Feb. 27: Father James Dubrouillet has been changed from administrator to pastor of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley. Msgr. James LeBlanc moves from pastor […]


Bishop Guglielmone to ordain 15 deacons on Feb. 11

GOOSE CREEK—After nearly a decade on hiatus, the diaconate program is enjoying a blessing of bountiful renewal. Last year, 35 men were ordained into the permanent diaconate, and soon, another batch will enter the ministry. On Feb. 11, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain 15 men to the permanent diaconate at Immaculate Conception Church, followed […]


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 […]


Putting down roots

MOUNT PLEASANT—Members of St. Clare of Assisi parish on Daniel Island took another step forward on Jan. 10. Installing signs at their building site are Bill Stevens, Tom Richards and Father Gregory West, pastor. The parish expects to break ground in 2019.


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Apr 209:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - St. Anne and St. Jude at St. Anne - Sumter
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 21 Silent Auction and Dinner Event
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
12th Annual School Gala
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Gala
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville