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1998

Outreach and ministry in the wake of El Nino

By REV. MSGR. DONALD GORSKI LOS ZORRITOS, Peru — Every two years the priests of the St. James Society do five weekends of appeal work in our home countries. I did mine in June, mostly in the Boston area. I returned to Peru early in July (during our winter season) to discover that the heat […]


Fundraising campaign helps to expand Mepkin’s mission

By NANCY CZABALA MONCKS CORNER — Expanding a Lowcountry landmark, the Major Gifts Campaign Board of Mepkin Abbey, is pushing forward with the second phase of the $5 million Mepkin Fund Appeal begun in 1997. Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery, is raising funds for a capital building program that includes a theological library, an assisted-living […]


Father Buchanan rediscovers state’s Catholic history

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Father Scott Buchanan’s studies in Rome have given him quite an historical perspective at home. After completing a dissertation on the history of Catholicism in the Carolinas and Georgia from 1670 to 1820, he has an added appreciation for the pioneering priests who ministered to the South. “I drive 150 miles […]


Diocesan human resources director puts service first

By NANCY CZABALA Service. That’s the one word that Sandy Hill, human resources director for the Diocese of Charleston, uses to describe her one-woman department. When Hill came to the diocese, human resources was used primarily for hiring lay personnel in the diocesan offices. Her task was to incorporate benefits, retirement packages and employment for […]


Dedication of new Bishop England campus set for Sept. 11

DANIEL ISLAND — On Sept. 11 Bishop David B. Thompson of Charleston will dedicate Bishop England High School’s new campus on Daniel Island. Bishop England held its first full day of classes at its new home on Aug. 14, and school officials have planned several activities to kick-off a new era for the historic Catholic […]


Vandals damage outreach center

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS KINGSTREE — It’s been a rough summer at St. Ann’s Outreach Center. Five juveniles on a vandalism spree broke into the center June 27 and caused an estimated $3,000 worth of damage, according to Felician Sister Johnna Ciezobka. Both Felicians, Sister Johnna and Sister Susanne Dziedzic were out of town visiting […]


Precious Blood breaks ground for new church

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS PAWLEY’S ISLAND — Hulking bulldozers and mounds of earth were of no consequence to the family of ducks nesting in the center of the drive of Precious Blood of Christ Church. Nor were the ducklings disturbed by the many cars driving around them to park for Mass and the following ground […]


SC families help fight battle for Irish peace

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Twenty Irish youths flew into Spartanburg for the summer to forget about the violent, factional fighting back home. Protestants and Catholics just can’t get along in Northern Ireland. The hatred is deep and has been passed along to the children for generations. But now some have had enough of the […]


Hispanic Ministry Convocation to be held Sept. 9-10

COLUMBIA — A Hispanic Ministry Convocation to help assist those who minister in the Church to address the ever increasing number of people of Hispanic origin working and living in the Diocese of Charleston will be held in Columbia next month. The meeting, to be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel Sept. 9 and 10, […]


Parish’s employment support group puts people to work

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — Prince of Peace Parish has a ministry that may be unique for the Diocese of Charleston: an employment support group. Denise Thompson and Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch, former family counselor at Prince of Peace, conceived the idea of an employment support group about two years ago. They recognized the impact […]


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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