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Sharing God’s gifts with the world

By MARY HOOD HART My parents tell me I was born a show off. When I was a toddler, and they took me to restaurants, I’d end up standing on the table, singing to an audience of patrons sitting nearby. (I can’t imagine enjoying a child who did that, but my parents insist my singing […]

Spring break program offers interaction with others

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH Eight persons from the PMCA team at the College of Charleston spent their recent spring break doing emergency home repair in Jackson County, N.C, for elderly and handicapped people who have no means to take care of repair needs themselves. Ann Penick, Catholic campus minister at the school, and Deb Guess, Presbyterian […]

Work, culture combine to enrich college students

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JOHN’S ISLAND — Twenty-one students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., as well as collegians from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., spent the week of March 16 to 20 at the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center working on projects for the Neighborly Assistance […]

Blythewood Catholics celebrate opening of new community

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH BLYTHEWOOD — The Catholic Community Northeast of Columbia began a new chapter last Sunday as Bishop David B. Thompson celebrated the opening liturgy for the congregation at the Blythewood Life Long Learning Center, the current meeting place for the group. A packed auditorium of over 200 persons from at least a dozen […]

‘New evangelization’ seen as old Gospel in Peru

By REV. MSGR. J. DONALD GORSKI Pope John Paul has spoken often of a “new evangelization” during the ’90s in preparation for the third millennium. In Peru we see this “new evangelization,” yet it is as old as the Gospel. Yesterday a Jesuit priest from the states, a Peruvian teacher and several seniors in high […]

Lunar New Year shines on confirmation candidates

By JOEY REISTROFFER ROCK HILL — The Holy Spirit descended upon St. Anne’s last Saturday and flew into the souls of 71 Vietnamese youths during a special Lunar New Year confirmation service. It was a poignant moment for the youngsters and their families, who had come to Rock Hill from every corner of the state. […]

DDF donors recognized at Masses and receptions

With proper recognition of previous donors cited as a key to the start of this year’s Diocesan Development Fund appeal, four “thank you” receptions were held for contributors in each deanery of the state following Masses celebrated by Bishop David B. Thompson. The events took place last month at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors […]

Upstate losing a leader as Zedek heads to New Jersey

By PAUL A. BARRA TAYLORS — If the Upstate Deanery seems to go into mourning on Feb. 26, its collective sense of loss will be understandable. On that date, one of the heads of the Catholic family in this furthest removed area of the Diocese of Charleston will be leaving forever. Sue Zedek, pastoral associate […]

Personal chapel provides spiritual preparation for bishop

By JULIE DOWNS The bishop of Charleston has prayed and celebrated Mass at churches and cathedrals around the country and around the world. But his personal prayer life is just as important to him as his public duties, as is his personal chapel. Tucked away in the rear of the historic bishop’s residence on Broad […]

Q&A on the Institute for Parish Leadership Development

(Editor’s Note: The following is a Question and Answers column which Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the Diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development, recently distributed to priests, pastoral administrators and associates.) Q. What is the purpose of the Diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development? A. The title is pretty lengthy. But it well describes […]

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    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