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St. Catherine of Siena hosts free vaccine clinic

LANCASTER—A healthier future is in the cards for 248 lucky cats and dogs whose owners brought them to a free vaccination clinic offered July 8 at St. Catherine of Siena Church. The clinic was part of an effort to have more pets in the area vaccinated after a distemper outbreak struck dogs at the Lancaster […]


104-year-old Fred Rom keeps spiritually fit

LANCASTER—At the distinguished age of 104, Fred Rom has seen a lot of history. When he was 24, on May 6, 1937, he personally witnessed the Hindenburg disaster when the German airship caught fire as it was attempting to land in Lakehurst, N.J. He once met and shook the hand of civil rights leader the […]


Bishop Guglielmone declares a diocesan Marian Year

Devotion to Mary will be the focus of a special statewide celebration beginning in May. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has officially declared a Marian Year for the Diocese of Charleston, beginning on May 14 and running through mid- December. The Marian Year is being celebrat­ed in conjunction with the centen­nial anniversary of the apparition of […]


Speakers at annual conference encourage men to lead their families

TAYLORS—A challenge was issued to several hundred men recently to fulfill what each has been called to do as a Catholic: be good fathers and husbands. “You have been given a gift,” Father Jeffrey Kirby told nearly 400 men who gathered on March 4 at Prince of Peace Church for a day of reflection and […]


St. Anne drawing praise for K-12 format and strong courses

ROCK HILL–St. Anne School is in the middle of a serious growth spurt, and school leaders couldn’t be happier. Principal Shaileen Riginos said the school averaged about 270 students when she started there six years ago. Today, 355 children are enrolled. “We’ve had about a 22 percent growth rate over the past six years,” Riginos […]


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 […]


Our Lady of Grace becomes a parish

LANCASTER—Eight years after it started as a small Catholic commu­nity, Our Lady of Grace has become a parish. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of­ficially erected it to parish status on Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It had been a mission of St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill since 2013. Father Jeffrey Kirby […]


Diocese of Charleston 2017 Papal Honors
Eight receive papal honors for putting faith into action

A group of South Carolinians have received papal honors from Pope Francis, according to a letter written by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone in late December. The eight men and women, including three priests, one deacon and one religious sister, went through a lengthy consideration process after being nominated by Bishop Guglielmone. The honors were formally […]


Knights help Vasquez raise funds for double lung transplant

ROCK HILL – Grand Knight Joe Geraci of St. Anne’s Oratory Council 6756 presents Nicole Vasquez, a St. Anne parishioner, with a $3,016 check recently. The 17-year-old needs a double lung transplant and the family must raise $50,000 before she can be placed on the transplant list. The money was raised at a council pancake […]


Retirement Fund for Religious allows their ministry to continue

After a lifetime of serving others, retired religious need our help. The collection date for the Diocese of Charleston to give to the Retirement Fund for Religious is Dec. 11, and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone urges everyone to share what they can. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks […]


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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    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
    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