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The bishops of the Diocese of Charleston

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Bishop John England 1820-1842 John England was born in Cork, Ireland, on Sept. 23, 1786. As a young man of 22, he was ordained by special dispensation. He was a great admirer of the United States Constitution and desired to go to America as a missionary. That desire was fulfilled when […]


Ministering to the Catholic Church of tomorrow

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS A sharing of faith, values, and hope is a trademark characteristic of Bishop Robert J. Baker’s priesthood. He has used those gifts to lay foundations for the Catholic Church of tomorrow through his ministry to youth and young adults. As a religion instructor at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla., […]


Bishop Baker at forefront of life issues

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH The new bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, Robert J. Baker, has been at the forefront of the capital punishment issue in several areas in Florida for years. He has ministered to the first man to be executed in that state following the reinstatement of the death penalty there, and done the […]


Pee Dee churches suffer little damage from Floyd

By TIM BULLARD Genesis 6:17 — “And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.” Catholic churches in Horry County and the Pee Dee were spared heavy […]


St. James hosts visit by mobile health unit

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — Low-income families in Horry County were served recently at St. James Church by the mobile health unit of the S.C. Primary Health Care Association of Columbia. The van visited Conway after a stop in Myrtle Beach. The Hollings Cancer Center of the Medical University of South in Charleston is responsible […]


In memory of Msgr. Sterker

By THOMAS F. HARTNETT On Aug. 30, the Diocese of Charleston lost a truly saintly priest. Msgr. Louis F. Sterker was a priest in every sense of the word. He served his Master, his bishops and his people with unwavering loyalty, holiness and dedication. I first met Father Sterker in 1947 when I was a […]


Msgr. Sterker: A saintly man, a friend to all

By MSGR. LEIGH LEHOCKY Homily at the Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Louis F. Sterker held on Sept. 9 at St. Joseph Church. For you Agnes and Helen, Lou’s sisters, for all of you his relatives, and for you Roy [Msgr. Aiken], Lou’s dearest friend, allow us gathered here to form a circle of […]


Father Figaro Hall, testimony to a priest

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — The people of St. Patrick Parish gathered Sept. 11 for the dedication of a parish center and what will be a continuing tribute to a former pastor. The Father Egbert J. Figaro Hall, located on King Street, will keep alive the charismatic legacy of the much-loved priest. Father Figaro […]


Bishop Baker bids farewell to his former pastorate

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — While prefacing his remarks by saying that he “hates farewells,” Bishop Robert J. Baker said goodbye to his parishioners at Christ the King Church last Sunday during the noon liturgy. In his homily and in a message in the Sunday bulletin, the incoming bishop of the Diocese of Charleston […]


Our Lady of mercy Outreach counts 10 years of blessings

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Ten years of blessings — that is the view of administration, staff, volunteers and recipients of the 10th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services. Since 1989 the O.L.M. Outreach on Johns Island has offered the barrier islands emergency services to opportunities for self-determination and community development. […]


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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate