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Leaders gather, prepare for 2000 Hispanic event

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Over 85 leaders of Hispanic ministry from the Province of Atlanta attended a meeting of preparation for Encounter 2000 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Jan. 16. This Subregional Encounter was a gathering to prepare for the millennium celebration of the fourth national Encuentro to be held […]

Congregations reminded of unity

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH COLUMBIA — An ecumenical renewal of baptismal vows highlighted a Sunday afternoon service of word and prayer conducted by the bishops of the churches of the LARCUM covenant in South Carolina (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Church [Anglican], the Roman Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church). The Jan. 17 […]

Filipinos fete ‘Holy Child’ at gathering

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS COLUMBIA — A swaying procession of Filipinos carrying statues of Santo Niño sang hymns in their native Tagalog and set the mood for a lively evening celebrating the “Holy Child.” The eighth annual Santo Niño Fiesta, held in the St. John Neumann School gym, drew over 350 people of Philippine heritage […]

Students focus on leadership at national conference

By NANCY SCHWERIN Traveling by plane, car and bus, four College of Charleston students met in Washington, D.C, over the holidays to learn the art of Catholic leadership at the National Catholic Student Coalition 15th Annual Leadership Conference. From Dec. 30 to Jan. 3, the students along with Catholic campus minister, Ann Penick, took the […]

Do we really have a shortage of priestly vocations?

By REV. MSGR. JAMES A. CARTER Do we really have a shortage of vocations to the priesthood? Or, rather, do we have a shortage of men able, for whatever reason, to answer God’s call to special service to the Church? In an address to the National Conference of Catholic Bishop’s National Symposium on Vocations, Cardinal […]

Youth interested in vocations, but need guidance

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN It’s no secret that the Catholic Church has been struggling with a shortage of priests and religious for some time now. What may surprise many people, though, is that a significant percentage of young people who are active in the Church have considered a religious vocation. In a recent study of over […]

Service among the Hispanic community is evolving

By SISTER REGINA BAKER, CDP As I begin my second year in the Clemson area, I have the opportunity to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced in the past year. I have had the privilege of meeting some 60 to 70 Hispanic families who live in Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. This […]

A childhood curiosity creats a vocation

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS HILTON HEAD — Following Father Michael McCafferty into the halls of St. Francis by the Sea School calls to mind a scene from “Going My Way” with Bing Crosby as an affable parish priest. It’s the chorus of “Hello Father” from children kept to a barely restrained explosion of excitement by […]

Sister Mary Joseph Edelen honored for 60 years of service

By TIM BULLARD GEORGETOWN — Two friends were reunited recently at St. Cyprian’s Church in Georgetown where a special nun, Sister Mary Joseph Edelen was honored for 60 years of faithful service to people. Bishop Joseph Gossman of Raleigh has known Sister Mary Joseph for nearly 24 years. He traveled from Wake County to lead […]

Bermuda churches ‘SPIN’ items to Kingstree

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS KINGSTREE — A shirt sleeve poking out of the large truck filled with clothing and furniture seemed to wave a greeting as it backed into the parking lot at St. Ann’s Outreach. The steel container was loaded with items sent by caring people in Bermuda to be distributed by the outreach […]

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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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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