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Honoring the Children’s Sabbath

By DIANE BULLARD On Oct. 16-18 thousands of churches nationwide celebrated the seventh annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbath. This observance was sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund in cooperation with 200 religious organizations nationwide — including Catholic Charities USA, National Black Catholic Congress, NETWORK and the SC Christian Action Council. Special events were planned […]

Poverella team-in-training welcomes like-minded visitors

By SHEILA OJENDYK CLEMSON — Christians of two faiths and one mission met on Sept. 19 at St. Andrew Church, as a team of Catholic Poverella volunteers in training was visited by a group from Seneca Baptist Church who came to share their experience mentoring an impoverished family. Poverella, a Catholic multifocused, structured program to […]

Speakers look at Synodal issues at All Ministries Conference

These short synopses cover the breakout sessions given by local and national speakers during the 1998 All Ministries Conference held Oct. 12 in Columbia. By Paul A. Barra, Nancy Czabala, Deirdre C. Mays and Jordan McMorrough. EVANGELIZATION Evangelization … But We’re Catholic Father Patrick J. Brennan is pastor of Holy Family Parish in Inverness, Ill., […]

Father LaBrecque presides at marriage in Mexico

Editor’s Note: Father ‘Rick LaBrecque continues his account of a field trip among the people and places, the “roots” of many of the Mexican parishioners he serves in Conway and Loris. The local train from Oaxaca brought me to Puebla early Thursday evening. The next 24 hours would be the only time on the trip […]

All Ministries Conference brings ministries together

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS COLUMBIA — The 1998 All-Ministries Conference, held Oct. 12 in the shadow of the state capitol at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, was a celebration and convergence of diversity. It was the first event of its kind in the diocese and offered proof that there is just not enough time in the […]

Migrant ministry: Much to harvest but few workers

By FATHER FILEMON JUYA Who is here for the first time? Please stand up. This is a routine question by the priest during the celebration of the Mass. There are always two, three, six or more new persons in our celebrations. We give a welcome greeting, offer our community as their new home and we […]

St. Mary’s dedicates cornerstone for recreation center

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The faith community at St. Mary Church had a lot to celebrate Sept 13. Not only was this the day of the parish’s first ministry fair and the annual picnic, it was also the day the parish honored Msgr. Charles J. Baum by blessing the cornerstone of the future recreation […]

Lake City parish hosts workshop series for racial unity

By TIM BULLARD LAKE CITY — An ecumenical group will continue to bring residents of Lake City together despite the passing of the man responsible for organizing a series of weekly gatherings for racial unity. Mayor Wilford Barr, 49, recently passed away, but the effort he began will continue to promote dialogue and fellowship through […]

OLP RENEW program opens new world for participants

By JOHN HARPRING NORTH AUGUSTA — When Jim and Elsie Bennie signed up for a small faith sharing group in a program called RENEW they didn’t know what to expect. The same was true for Marcia Delmore, Kate Anderson and many other parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Augusta. What they learned […]

Recruiting vocations more than filling a job vacancy

By FATHER GARY S. LINSKY Our parishes will take up a second collection for the Diocese of Charleston’s annual Seminary Appeal. Perhaps I am more sensitive to this collection because it wasn’t all that long ago since I myself was in the seminary. Still, my sensitivity to this collection is heightened because of the ever-increasing […]

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    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
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