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Schroeder to support religious education directors at parishes

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON Paul Schroeder is a natural in his job. The new diocesan director of Catechesis, Initiation and Evangelization has been involved in ministry for most of his adult life. He comes to serve South Carolina Catholics from the Diocese of Erie in Pennsylvania where he was associate director for religious education. […]


Looking for Diocese of Charleston college students

By ANN PENICK Catholic Campus ministers at 12 state and 13 private colleges and universities in South Carolina could use your help. No, we’re not asking for money here! Rather, these campus ministers need names and campus addresses of the Catholic students they serve. One of the most difficult problems confronting any campus minister is […]


Anniversary celebration ‘a long time coming’

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH for The Miscellany CHARLESTON “Embracing Our Past Envisioning Our Future” was the theme for the 160th anniversary of St. Patrick Church, and three days of activities highlighted celebrations at the parish last Friday through Sunday. To begin, Bishop David B. Thompson and former priests of St. Patrick and St. Peter Churches took […]


Alvare‚ urges pro-life advocates to ‘live the vision’

By JULIE DOWNS MONCKS CORNER After a day of talking policy and legal issues at the University of South Carolina, Helen Alvare entered the peaceful, tree-lined grounds of Mepkin Abbey Sept. 4 and addressed a topic suitable to the surroundings: spirituality. “I feel like an electric guitar amidst acoustic guitars,” she joked, thinking of the […]


The pointlessness of rushing

By MARY HOOD HART The other day, after running some errands, I stopped for gas at a self-service station. As it happened, the pump I selected wasn’t efficient. As I watched the numbers rotate slowly on the pump face, I became irritated by how slowly the gas was dispensed. If the urgency I was feeling […]


Engaged Encounter offers couples chance to focus on each other

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS for The Miscellany Thirty-six years into their marriage and Rich and Joanne Campana are still in Engaged Encounter coordinating it of course. The Greenville duo are giving couples who are readying themselves for the sacrament of marriage the benefit of their experience in a long-term Catholic union. Couples preparing for the […]


Stewardship Day focuses on communicating the message

By JULIE DOWNS for The Miscellany COLUMBIA Financial discussions took a backseat to inspiration and “enthusiasm for the faith” at the diocesan Stewardship Day Sept. 24. The Diocese of Charleston’s director of Stewardship and Development, Sandy Ferencz, conceded in her workshop that when most people hear stewardship they think of one thing: money. But keynote […]


St. Mary School: One big family

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS for The Miscellany GREENVILLE – Talk to teachers, parents and administrators at St. Mary Elementary School and they say its like never leaving home. “It’s family,” said Ruthie Lutz, who has two children there. “People are very willing to help out. There’s just this great feeling that everybody truly cares. The […]


Cursillistas celebrate 40th anniversary

By PAUL A. BARRA for The Miscellany CHARLESTON Hundreds of cursillistas adherents of Cursillo from across South Carolina gathered at the diocesan cathedral on Sept. 21 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their spiritual movement in the United States. Bishop David B. Thompson of Charleston presided over the celebratory liturgy. A cursillista himself, Bishop Thompson […]


Appreciating our freedoms

By MARY HOOD HART In July 4, amidst the picnics and fireworks, I sometimes feel the reason for our celebration is drowned out by all the noise. I wonder if my children really understand what we’re celebrating. My older children have studied the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, our founding fathers. They […]


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    Jun 1810:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    6:00 pm Crozier Event - St. Anthony of Padua
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 19 Arch Bishop Lyke Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    9:30 am Beaufort Deanery Meeting
    From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis
    10:30 am Crozier Event - St. Peter's - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry