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1998

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 […]


Daughters, Father Willey recognized at St. Cyprian

By TIM BULLARD GEORGETOWN — September sunshine streamed through the stained glass of St. Cyprian’s Church on Sept. 27 as Bishop David B. Thompson visited the parish to celebrate Mass, recognize the fifth year of service for the Daughters of Charity Order here, and introduce the church’s new sacramental priest, Father Dennis B. Willey. White […]


Claverites zone in with 19 new members

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — Church nobility filled the St. Jude parish hall with activity Oct. 24 as the Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies of Peter Claver celebrated a zone meeting. Nineteen new members, including four youth, were initiated into the two service organizations from Zone 5 (Sumter, Charleston and Savannah). Following […]


St. Philip Neri Parish dedicated

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH FORT MILL — The St. Philip Neri Parish was dedicated by Bishop David B. Thompson on Sept. 27, culminating a six-year journey that began in 1992 with a feasibility study for establishing a church in the Fort Mill area. Oratorian Father John Giuliani, pastor, extended special thanks to Bishop Thompson for founding […]


New diocesan archivist looks to modernize office

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Time marches on but it has found a place to rest in the diocesan archives. The public and private records located in the climate-controlled room behind the Bishop’s residence at 114 Broad St. are in the care of a new archivist, Mary Giles. In the few weeks that she […]


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 […]


Butler sees Church as an extension of her family

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Amy Butler is the daughter every mother wishes she had. Family is important to this Converse College freshman, who is solidly grounded in her values. So important that she chose to attend Converse College because it is close to home. She will be near her family, while making decisions about […]


The challenge of raising children

By MARY HOOD HART I should have guessed it would come to this. The debate about how to be a good parent has now deteriorated into a debate about whether parents influence their children at all. The cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek asks: “Do Parents Matter?” Newsweek features a report on a […]


Creativity makes a bright scene at St. Anthony School

By NANCY CZABALA FLORENCE — Visiting St. Anthony will make you want to revisit elementary school. Diverse programs with a focus on the performing arts emphasize each child’s individual gifts. At this Catholic school, kids are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities that stimulate creative abilities. Drama, dance, music, art and a myriad of […]


Humor, faith helps priest lost in woods

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CLEMSON — A two-hour hike turned into a two-day ordeal for Paulist Father John Kenny, pastor of St. Andrew’s Church. On Aug. 25, the 66-year-old priest headed out to nearby Whiteside Mountain in Cashiers, N.C., to enjoy nature on his day off but wandered from the trail and spent two nights […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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