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Msgr. Carter appointed new diocesan vicar general

Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese, former vicar general, will go on a nine-month sabbatical CHARLESTON — On Feb. 2, Bishop David B. Thompson announced the appointment of Msgr. James A. Carter Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Charleston effective March 1. Msgr. Carter succeeds Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese who has served […]

Diocese to hold three Rites of Election

Three Rites of Election are scheduled for Greenville and Columbia on Saturday, March 28, as well as in Charleston on Sunday, March 1. Bishop David B. Thompson will preside over these ritual celebrations, in which more than 469 people will indicate their intention of joining the Catholic Church in 1998. The Rite of Election is […]

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 […]

Choir has experience of a lifetime in Italy

GREENVILLE — Ninety-five travelers from Greenville recently completed an 11-day pilgrimage to Vatican City, Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento. Kathy Goben, music minister at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville, formed the Carolina Catholic Chorale 18 months ago. The 52-member choir, comprised of singers, musicians, and a two octave bell choir, united the […]

Bishops to encourage racial harmony at ecumenical service

By JULIE DOWNS GREENVILLE — Five bishops from four faiths will come together Jan. 18 to celebrate an ecumenical prayer service acknowledging their common baptism and encouraging racial harmony. The churches of the LARCUM covenant (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) will hold an ecumenical service in recognition of the Week of Prayer for Christian […]

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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