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1999

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 […]


Mepkin kicks off concert season with ‘Messiah’

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER — The Trappist community at Mepkin Abbey began their 1999 concert and lecture season with a performance Jan. 3 of Handel’s “Messiah” in the abbey church. It was, in the words of the Right Rev. Francis Kline, Abbot of Mepkin, “a fitting event for the feast of the Epiphany.” […]


Planning for vocations beyond 2000

By REV. MSGR. JAMES A. CARTER (Note: This is the first in a series of four columns about vocations to the priesthood. This column will review the current situation in the Diocese of Charleston. In the next three weeks, the following topics will be addressed: some reasons why we have a shortage of priests, possible […]


Trust in the Lord and live in his word

By MARY HOOD HART “The past must be abandoned to God’s mercy, the present to our fidelity, the future to divine providence.” St. Francis de Sales At this writing, we are days away from the New Year. During our holiday travels, my family and I stayed at a hotel which was busy making preparations for […]


Faithful of diocese open their hearts to hurricane victims

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS It came as no surprise to Bishop David B. Thompson that the people of his diocese would respond to victims of Hurricane Mitch when asked to become part of that humanitarian effort before Christmas. “The people in South Carolina empathize with the people in Central America, because they know of the […]


Spanish Mass reunites Catholics with their faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER GAFFNEY — The Hispanic community here found a home at Sacred Heart Church recently, and all it took was the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe to welcome them back to the fold. That, and Father Gary Linsky’s promise to say this special Saturday service in Spanish. The pastor was nervous, […]


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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