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Orangeburg parish withstands the tests of time and turmoil

ORANGEBURG—Members of Holy Trinity Church celebrated 100 years on Oct. 15 with prayer, song and,  most of all, a sense of overwhelming love for each other and for their faith community. Hundreds packed the church on Rivers Edge Drive for a centennial Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. During his homily, the bishop congratulated […]


Eagle Scout focuses on an important need of foster children

COLUMBIA—Hundreds of children go­ing into foster care will be able to do so with more dignity now, thanks to an innovative Eagle Scout project completed by Jonathan Hernandez. The youth is a ninth-grader at Car­dinal Newman School and a member of Troop 287 in St. John Neumann parish. He collected more than $15,500 to purchase […]


Scouting Camporee is a time to learn leadership through fun

SALUDA—The annual Catholic Scout­ing Camporee is where faith and fun come together. With spectacular fall weather at Camp Barstow as the backdrop, nearly 500 youth and adults from a wide range of Scouting organiza­tions spent the weekend of Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 engaging in traditional campground activities while also developing their faith. The camporee, […]


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 […]


Mary sets the example at Respect Life Conference

COLUMBIA—It was only appropriate that the Diocese of Charles­ton’s 2017 Respect Life Conference be named for Mary, the mother of God. Commemorating the 100th anniver­sary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, “Mary: Patroness of the Vulnerable — Blessed Mother’s Wit­ness to Love and Life”, kicked off the 40 Days for Life campaign Sept. 16 at […]


A new crop of candidates prepares to study for the diaconate

COLUMBIA—The future continues to be bright for the permanent diaconate program in the Diocese of Charles­ton as more men progress further in their studies. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated a Rite of Admission Mass at Our Lady of the Hills Church on Sept. 16, acknowledging milestones for many of those currently studying to become deacons. […]


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 […]


Foothills Columbiettes driving for more auxiliaries

GREENVILLE—The Prince of Peace Foothills Columbiettes Auxiliary 9184 is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a push to establish more auxiliaries in the Greenville Deanery. The women’s organization will hold a “meet and greet” Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Council hall at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. For […]


Irish roots meander through railroads and stonemasons

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles on the history of Irish immigrants in South Carolina. Read the first here. Thousands of Irish immigrants have come to South Carolina since the first newcomers from that nation were documented in 1670. Among them, the Irish Catholics who start­ed arriving in the 19th century have […]


Encuentro seeks to integrate Hispanic/Latino cultures

COLUMBIA—With evangelization as its primary objective, V En­cuentro turned to a landmark document as the blueprint for its efforts. A four-year national pro­gram geared toward engag­ing Hispanic Catholics, the Encuentro, or “meeting,” held Aug. 12 at Cardinal Newman School centered on the vision of Pope Francis as written in his 2013 apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium […]


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    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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