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A culture of vocations

By REV. HENRY T. BARRON Last month this column offered some fine articles by Msgr. James Carter, vicar general for the Diocese of Charleston. One of the themes emphasized by Msgr. Carter is the need to seek vocations to the priesthood from within our local church. We do not want to be too hasty in […]

Parishioner sponsorship helps get pews

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Dozens of parishioners at Jesus Our Risen Savior Church volunteered their skills and brawn to bring truckloads of pews down from Tennessee and set them up in the church. “Every place we turned, the Holy Spirit was with us,” said parishioner Jady Fryml, who organized the project. “I have never […]

Priest program examines life

COLUMBIA — Approximately 75 priests serving in the Diocese of Charleston met with Bishop David B. Thompson for the Second Convocation of Priests at the Sheraton Hotel in late January. The topic was “Renewing Priestly Identity.” The program, developed by Father Eugene LaVerdiere, focused on priesthood as experienced in daily life. The three-day conference is […]

Hispanic conference focuses on service to migrants

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — The first S.C. Hispanic Health Issues Conference, “Transcending Cultural Barriers,” was held at the Springmaid Beach Resort Jan. 28-29, featuring speakers and panel discussion of numerous issues. Around 90 health care providers, social workers, outreach volunteers and agency representatives gathered to examine the S.C. Hispanic population, highlighting migrant workers […]

DDF Sunday is Feb. 14

Bishop David B. Thompson told parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle, “I came here to praise you.” The bishop was in Spartanburg on Jan. 31 for the Piedmont Deanery Diocesan Development Fund donor recognition Mass. He came to pay “special tribute to those who support the parish and the Diocesan Development Fund.” The liturgy was […]

Sharing time and talent

Blessing of community: Our ultimate goal — as families, as communities, as parishes and as one church — is to build up the kingdom of God on earth. By our baptism, we are enlisted in a great effort of discipleship. Our stewardship is how we express that discipleship, and it has the power to change […]

Bishop says stewardship important to the faith, Church, diocese

On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Diocese of Charleston will be celebrating DDF Sunday. The following week, parishioners will be receiving a packet in the mail, asking for a response to God’s call to stewardship. The Diocesan Development Fund provides over 25 percent of the total diocesan income. Without this assistance, many programs will be in […]

Two St. James parishioners recognized for volunteerism

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — Two parishioners of St. James Church were honored as nominees for the annual “Sun News Volunteer of the Year Award.” Last year that honor was captured by St. Michael Church member Carol Abbott of S.O.S. Health Care, Inc. The awards were bestowed at The Martinique Resort in Myrtle Beach […]

Expert offers tips for parish evangelization

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — When Father Patrick J. Brennan told an enthusiastic crowd of 100 parish leaders on Jan. 30 to “grow things organically,” he wasn’t talking about gardening. The Chicago pastor was talking about evangelizing in the parish, and he used marketing language to illustrate his point. “The great quest for us […]

St. Joseph event shows support for life

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Parishioners at Jesus Our Risen Savior threw a party for their faith the other day and invited others to join them. No RSVP needed. St. Paul’s Church Spanish prayer group came and sang a couple of songs, including “Dios Esta Aqui,” which means, “God is Here.” St. Anthony’s Junior Voices […]

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    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