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Our Lady of La Vang celebrating our holy Mary

By ANTHONY TUAN LE If Catholic people in Americas venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe in mid-December, European Catholic people have aspirations of our Holy Mother at Lourdes and Fatima, and then Catholic believers in Asia, especially in Vietnam, solemnly worship Our Lady of La Vang in August. As Catholics, we all understand that though our […]


Evangelization thriving in Peru

By MSGR. DONALD GORSKI May this 2000 year of our Lord be for you a time of rich blessings! May the Child who entered the world 2,000 years ago fill you with that peace that the world can neither give nor understand! The year 2000 here in this parish has been a year in which […]


Arbor Day award goes to Sumter Catholic student

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — This year St. Anne School in Sumter implemented a mandatory service project for each grade, and the fifth-grade students chose to plant trees as part of their service work. When fifth-grade teacher Lilly Plowden heard about the S.C. State Arbor Day poster contest, she had her class enter the competition […]


Advent 2000 — sustaining the Jubilee spirit

My dear brother Priests and Parish Life Facilitators: Warmest greetings and good wishes to you in this holy season of Advent! I thank you for your efforts to join with me in prayerfully and joyfully celebrating the Jubilee Year of grace that is quickly coming to a close. We are reminded of the great challenges […]


Christopher Smith

2nd year at the Pontificio Seminario Romano Maggiore, Rome, Italy Birthplace/date: Greenville, June 28, 1977 Home parish, location: Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville Family: mom, Nancy; Dad, Ed; brothers Terry and Robin Favorite aspect of seminary: liturgical life, atmosphere of prayer Most difficult aspect of seminary: taking German and Greek in Italian 3 people […]


New Catholic high school recognized by diocese

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — On the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a local school named after the famed 16th century Jesuit received a grand present. Bishop Robert J. Baker came to Sumter on Dec. 3 to officially welcome St. Francis Xavier High School into the Diocese of Charleston and to bless the walls […]


Landings evangelization program completes first season at Nativity

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JAMES ISLAND — Since the beginning of this year, one Lowcountry parish has been working in a quiet way to welcome inactive Catholics back to the church. And, just last month, Nativity Parish celebrated the conclusion of its first Landings session by welcoming home to the faith two young women. Landings is […]


Mobile Meals brings Christmas cheer

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Mobile Meals is pretty close to ground zero when it comes to passing along holiday cheer to the needy across the county. Executive Director Jayne McQueen and her Mobile Meals volunteers deliver hot meals along with a smile all year long. During the Christmas season, however, it gets special. “This […]


Five St. Joseph students selected for S.C. Honors Choir

COLUMBIA — Five students from St. Joseph School have been selected to perform in the state’s prestigious S.C. Elementary Honors Choir Feb. 15-17. The group of St. Joseph School students earned the second-highest audition score and was among the largest groups selected from a single school. As a new member of the S.C. Music Educators […]


Diocesan churches fight vandalism, theft

CHARLESTON — Two diocesan parishes were victims of crime in this joyous season. St. Mary Church in Charleston will continue to keep its doors open during the day, although special precautions will be taken regarding the church’s silver altar crucifix, which was stolen and then returned to the parish last week. The 20-pound crucifix was […]


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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