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St. Philip Neri remains steadfast after 25 years

FORT MILL—St. Philip Neri Church started out as a traveling community of believers. In 1993, about 50 families began meeting together as the Fort Mill/Tega Cay Catholic Community. They attended Mass in borrowed space at local churches, then a country club. On June 23, members of the parish came together to celebrate their 25th anniversary […]


Bishop Guglielmone joins the medical mission team for its Guatemala trip

For the 10th year, medical mission­aries from the Diocese of Charleston were able to offer health care and hope to people in Guatemala. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ac­companied a team of 34 volunteers from the diocese on their mission trip this year, which ran from May 27 to June 3. The bishop went with Deacon […]


SCCCW raises awareness and funds to end domestic violence

For six years, South Carolina has been at or near the top of a grim list — the ranking of states with the highest number of women killed by men in domestic violence situations. In 2017, the state was fifth in the nation, according to a study released by the Violence Policy Center. Sta­tistics show […]


St. Philip Neri becomes the latest to add Byzantine worship

FORT MILL—Access to the Byzantine style of worship in South Carolina continues to grow. A mission was recently established in the Rock Hill area by the Byzan­tine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, N.J. Since Jan. 6, crowds ranging from 40 to 90 people have met on Satur­days in the parish life building at St. Philip Neri […]


St. Philip Neri members want to help parishioner who puts others first

FORT MILL—Donna Jean Hatch-Sher­lock is an active member at St. Philip Neri, cooks meals for Oratorian priests, and even finds time to enroll in graduate-level courses “for fun.” On the surface, it’s a normal list of activities for the average busy per­son. But Hatch-Sherlock goes about her routine while also battling a de­generative form of […]


St. Francis sweeps volleyball tourney

SUMMERVILLE—The results are in for the Diocese of Charleston Youth Volleyball Tournament held at Bethany Methodist recently, hosted by Summerville Catholic school and their athletic  director, Jean Fox. A total of 16 teams competed from 12 schools: St. Andrew in Myrtle Beach, St. Anne in Rock Hill, Charleston Catholic, Blessed Sacrament and Nativity from Charleston, […]


Oratorian Brother David Boone, civil rights activist, dies at 84

ROCK HILL—Oratorian Brother David Boone, who fought for racial equal­ity for over 60 years, died Nov. 5 after a long battle with can­cer. He was 84. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 902 Crawford Road. The Mass will be celebrat­ed by the Oratorian […]


Bartholomew runs into a vocation

FORT MILL—Deacon David Bar­tholomew is starting a new journey of service to God after being or­dained by Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone on Oct. 22 at St. Philip Neri Church. Dozens of deacons and priests at­tended the joyful liturgy. Members of Deacon Bartholomew’s family, plus friends and supporters from the parish and community also turned out. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
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    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
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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