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Archives committee seeks to preserve and research diocesan records

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A newly formed Archives Advisory Committee for the Diocese of Charleston met for the first time June 24, offering an opportunity for the 14 members to contribute to the world of research and help shape diocesan policy on access and use of sacramental records. Mary Giles, diocesan archivist, gave a […]

Educational sessions examine new policy

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The first in a series of statewide educational sessions for child abuse awareness and the new screening policy for church personnel was held at St. Joseph Parish June 23, in which the rationale for the new procedures and their implementation was explained. Before presenting information concerning child abuse and neglect, […]

Sister Bernadine Jax leaves diocese in good hands

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS DILLON – After years of laying careful groundwork, Sister Bernadine Jax, Order of St. Francis, is taking a break. The Diocese of Charleston’s first-ever pastoral administrator has gone on sabbatical leaving behind a stronger laity in her wake. She will spend the next year on educational pursuits and spiritual retreats in […]

Deacon Lowell O’Grady joins Blessed Trinity Parish

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREER – Blessed Trinity Church in Greer got two for the price of one when it hired Deacon Lowell O’Grady to be pastoral administrator. Deacon Lowell’s wife, Emilia, is equally committed to a life of ministry and possesses similar credentials. The O’Gradys came to Blessed Trinity from Cape Coral, Fla., a week […]

Survival School — more than meets the eye

By LUCY INABNETT Survival School … As I read the notice in The Miscellany, I remembered my own experience. That is the story I would like to share with you. When I first saw the notice last year, my curiosity was captured by this unique management seminar. I clipped it out and placed it in […]

Institute prepares for Course Two startup in fall

If all goes as planned, the Institute for Parish Leadership Development will begin Course Two right after Labor Day. Classes for Course One concluded in February 1999. It took some time to study and analyze the individual evaluations of some 200 participants. The evaluations by those who earned their Certificates of Recognition for completing Course […]

Sacred Heart of Jesus feast day observed at parish namesake

By JOEY REISTROFFER GAFFNEY — Folks from Sacred Heart flocked to Mass June 11 to celebrate the feast day of the church and learned quite a bit about God’s love for his people. On this day, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Gary Linsky taught his parish about the depth of God’s […]

Institute study of Mount Pleasant’s growth means in terms of new parishes

By KELLY CARR MOUNT PLEASANT – From April 1998 to January 1999, six Christ Our King parishioners attended the first segment of classes offered by the Institute for Parish Leadership Development. Representatives included Robert Michael Condon, Wilson Gautreaux, Sandra Rawls-Robinson, Edward M. Robinson, Lolita Reilly and Sharon Willi. The president of the parish council, Dr. […]

New building part of Mepkin’s evolution

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER – June 19 was a big day in the evolution of the monastic community at Mepkin Abbey. The monks broke ground for their new Senior Wing and celebrated the halfway mark in the construction effort on the Clare Boothe Luce Library. Thousands of visitors, more every year, come to […]

Monthly luncheons offer priests opportunity for fellowship, food

GOOSE CREEK — An occasion for priests to gather informally, break bread and catch up with what’s happening in Berkeley and Dorchester County parishes is a monthly highlight for about 20 Charleston area clerics. Priests from Summerville, Goose Creek, North Charleston, Moncks Corner and Bonneau gather at Immaculate Conception Church monthly for fellowship and food […]

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