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1998

Three men ordained to the transitional diaconate

CHARLESTON — In a moving ceremony of commitment and obedience, three seminarians were ordained into the diaconate June 13 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. C. Thomas Miles, Michael J. Oenbrink and Robert J. Sayer were presented to the faithful and their families and made the commitment to celibacy and the promise of […]


Scrap and rap help teaching recycling at St. Joseph

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN Paper, cans and even glassReally make some nasty trashIf you sort them every dayYou have found a better wayTo recycle, recycle, recycle That’s the message St. Joseph’s rapping, bopping second-graders, under the inspired direction of fine arts teacher Lorraine Glandon, delivered at a recent school assembly on the environment. Through skits, poems […]


DDF to make an appeal to past donors

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The arrival of summer months always seems to herald a slower pace within families, society and the Church. However, for the Diocesan Development Fund, an effort to level out the summer curve will be in full swing with a mailing to 13,000 to 14,000 people who have donated to the […]


ACE teachers share the faith with local students

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — Four University of Notre Dame graduate students, previously unknown to each other, have come together to form a community, supporting and encouraging one another while sharing their faith. The four are teachers in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program founded by Holy Cross Father Timothy Schully. ACE was designed […]


A father’s love creates independence

By MARY HOOD HART Growing up, I was blessed to live near my grandparents. My mother’s mother, a widow, lived in the house behind ours. My father’s parents lived on our street, in the next block. Not only was I blessed to have my grandparents near, I was also blessed to spend a lot of […]


Spiritual development

Knott sees connection between faith and environmental responsibility By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — John L. Knott Jr. is a walking enigma, and he thinks the Church of Charleston should adopt at least some of his uncommon brand of spirituality. The part of his inner life that lends itself to emulation by the Church is […]


Columbia school building tradition and faith

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — At St. John Neumann the excitement begins as you walk in and see the halls lined with brightly painted pictures of school activities. Dr. Margaret Adams, principal, and Kay Steck, assistant principal and librarian, further portray the atmosphere with their exhilaration and knowledge. The school opened in 1987 with 68 […]


Planning your child’s party the easy way

By MARY HOOD HART This year, for my daughter’s 7th birthday, I’m doing something I would have found difficult a few years ago — I’m leaving town and letting my husband handle her party. Anna shares a birthday with my sister Louise, and Louise is turning 50. So as a special birthday celebration, the four […]


Peninsular cluster motivated by sharing ideas

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Something clicked in the Cathedral Center May 14. It was the sound of a cluster meeting coming together. Perhaps it was the combination of a visit by Bishop David B. Thompson, the addition of parish council members or just a matter of time, but organizers and participants of the […]


Logo contest to serve as educational tool for Coastal cluster

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS A year into existence, clusters are taking on life in the Diocese of Charleston and Cluster I in the Coastal Deanery hopes to give its group more of an identity by sponsoring a logo contest. Kathy Sweeney, a member of the cluster leadership at Christ Our King in Mount Pleasant, said […]


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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