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St. Mary Magdalene dedicates second church in eight years

By JOEY REISTROFFER SIMPSONVILLE — God has a new home in this Upstate community that is bursting at the seams. He now resides at 2252 Woodruff Road. That is where parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene built a new church. Their parish is growing at a tremendous pace and quarters had become cramped. Father Herbert Connor […]

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 […]

Diaconate directors recognize Msgr. Roth for book, support

SAN DIEGO — Msgr. Joseph R. Roth was recognized for his outstanding financial support of the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) at its annual national meeting held April 22-25. That support came from donating the proceeds of his recently published book, The Deacon in Church Ministry. Msgr. Roth, pastor of St. Andrew Church in […]

Handbook will help provide equitable administration

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A handbook for priests articulating diocesan policies to ensure their rights and privileges has recently been published. It is an attempt to place in concise, concrete form the policies that have been formulated in the course of years in the Diocese of Charleston for its priest personnel. In the process […]

New ecumenical handbook traces history, provides direction

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A new Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Handbook recently completed by the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, chaired by Msgr. Leigh A. Lehocky of Columbia, will be a powerful resource to prepare clergy across the state for ecumenical and interfaith work. According to Bishop David B. Thompson in his comments at the beginning […]

Bishop Thompson accepts resignation

CHARLESTON — Bishop David B. Thompson announced on May 8 that Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese has resigned as pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and from priestly ministry. Bishop Thompson has accepted both resignations effective immediately. While expressing deep sadness and regret at the resignations, Bishop Thompson thanked Msgr. Miglarese for his […]

Tribunal personnel examine policies, procedures

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Tribunal personnel from the four dioceses that make up the Province of Atlanta; Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh and Savannah, and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, met in Charleston April 27-29 to discuss theoretical and practical issues for judges, defenders, advocates and court personnel. Over the years, the gatherings have been used to […]

First week Institute students eager, gain direction

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS SUMMERVILLE — The wheels of thought were turning at the close of the first class of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development at its Summerville Catholic School meeting May 6. Eleven participants sat down with vague ideas about their goals, having only a simple commitment to be involved, but they left […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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