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Deanery celebrations scheduled as bishop nears retirement

CHARLESTON — A series of deanery celebrations will be held this fall to give Bishop David B. Thompson and the faithful an opportunity to extend gratitude and good-byes as the bishop nears retirement. Msgr. James A. Carter, vicar general of the Diocese of Charleston, recently announced the dates for the four special celebrations, which will […]

Hinson an Irish historian at 14

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — If you ever made the mistake of asking Bridgit L. Hinson about Ireland, you’d hear a lot more than the usual blarney about St. Patrick and leprechauns. You might hear more than you ever wanted to know about the Emerald Isle. This young woman has done her research. Although […]

Black Catholics come together to ‘share the spirit’

By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — A spiritual blaze is beginning to burn in the hearts of the black community, and Catherine Fleming Bruce is not only igniting that faith, she’s fanning its flames. Fleming Bruce is coordinator of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry in the diocese. Her mission is to bring black Catholics together, […]

LIMEX students graduate after three years of hard work

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Three years of Tuesday classes, intense study and lengthy paper-writing has come to an end for six local students who completed the Loyola Institute of Ministries Extension (LIMEX) program recently. Four of those people received master’s degree and two were awarded certificates in the first group to complete the […]

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 […]

Poverella making a difference for those who have little

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH TAYLORS — A Catholic response of sponsoring poor families and individuals out of poverty and dependence into meaningful employment and independent living is not only being looked at as a statewide model, but has also been drawing national interest. The Poverella Ministry assists and guides families in making the transition from dependency […]

Vocations Conference promotes positive vision for vocations

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — More than 100 parish and diocesan leaders gathered at a hotel across from the USC Coliseum on May 6 to hear about a hot topic for Catholics in South Carolina: vocations. They heard Bishop Paul S. Loverde of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, N.Y., and chair of the National Council […]

Catholic Charities appeal vital to those in need

By SISTER SUSAN SCHORSTEN, HM Catholic Charities has been a part of the Diocese of Charleston for well over 50 years. It serves as a social agency of the Church and is rooted in Gospel values. The mission statement of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston defines its overall purpose as working “…collaboratively to […]

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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