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Deacons Morgan and Wilson prepare for their ordination

A few months ago, somebody commented to Deacon Richard Wilson that his last semester at seminary should be easy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Deacon Wilson and Deacon Roger Morgan have been working harder than ever as the clock winds down to the day they will be ordained as priests for the Diocese […]



Confirmation: The start of a lifelong journey

Patricia Bronikowski, an eighth-grader from Aiken, has been very busy for the past two years. In addition to her usual re­sponsibilities of school, family and fun, she spent a lot of time researching saints, learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and performing service projects. Like hundreds of other kids her age, she was […]


SCCCW contributes to ‘Caps of Love’

GREENVILLE—Affiliates of the South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women are raising money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children — thanks to the Caps of Love program. For the past year, councils across the state collected plastic bottle caps, which will be sorted by volunteers and shipped to Florida in exchange for money. Caps of Love […]


Ryan Dela Pena ordained to transitional diaconate for Adornos

SPARTANBURG—When Ryan Dela Pena was in kindergarten, he drew a picture of what he wanted to be when he grew up, and it instantly drew the attention of a nun who taught him. “Is this what you want? Are you saying you want to be a priest?” she asked. “Yes!” was his emphatic response. More […]


Parishes using more apps to help members stay in touch

Stephanie Stewart is pretty excited that the Church is joining the 21st century of social media technology. Recently Stewart, who is executive assistant to the rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, introduced a new app to parishioners that will help them stay connected to parish life, and even held tutorial […]


Women of St. Luke refresh their spirit

EASLEY–The women of the Church of St. Luke pose for a photo at their annual retreat at the Monastery of St. Clare in Traveler’s Rest on March 14. The theme was “Refresh Your Spirit.” Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Cannon from St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson led the group in a day of […]


Parish life

Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]


Deacon Henry Dillard dies at age 86

SIMPSONVILLE—Deacon Henry Dillard, the fourth African American deacon ordained in the Diocese of Charles­ton, died on March 8. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial was in Rest­haven Memorial Gardens. Deacon Dillard was born on April 25, 1928, in Greenville County, a son […]


The joy of consecrated life shines at celebration

SPARTANBURG—They came wearing the brown robes of Franciscan friars, the black cassocks of the Adorno Fathers, the brown, white and blue habits and symbolic crosses of differ­ent orders of women religious. The attire was different but the faces all held wide smiles of recognition and love for one another and for a life serving God. […]


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    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