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Gatherings bring Encuentro home to the Pee Dee

  By FATHER ‘RICK LABRECQUE The last week of September brought unique gatherings to the two churches of western Horry County in the northeast corner of the diocese. Parish Encuentros were held at Resurrection Church in Loris on Sept. 24 and at the Church of St. James in Conway on Sept. 30. “Encuentro” is a […]

Forum asks, ‘Is there hunger in South Carolina?’

By SISTER PAT KEATING, OP COLUMBIA — More than 150 people came together at Bethel AME Church on Oct. 17 for the “Ending Hunger in South Carolina” forum. Held in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Week, the event was planned by the South Carolina Anti-Hunger Network (SCAN). The group was formed in 1998 by a collaborative […]

A teen-age diary of World Youth Day

By ALISON GRISWOLD Monday, Aug.14 Our pilgrimage begins! Our group of 15 from St. Francis by the Sea (myself, Angela and Dominique Cavalluzzi, Steve Milana, Alyssa Petro, Caroline Rankin, Catherine and Diane Reilley, Molly and Meg Strimpfel, Andrew Wilson, and Christy and Joy Wrightson) was joined by two young adults from Blessed Sacrament in Charleston, […]

and finally … a multicultural liturgy

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “Loving God and our neighbor, as we should, was the challenge of our baptism, and it is the challenge of a lifetime,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker at St. Peter Church during his homily. Echoing many of the sentiments expressed earlier that day during workshops, the bishop spoke of […]

La Diócesis da calurosa bienvenida a hermanas mexicanas

CHARLESTON — El pasado 4 de octubre, el Señor Obispo Robert J. Baker y la Madre Olga Alvarez, de la Congregación de las Hermanas del Corazón de Jesús Sacramentado, firmaron el documento que establece el primer convento de la orden en la diócesis. La ceremonia tuvo lugar en la residencia del obispo. Entre los presentes […]

Rock Hill Oratorians visit Rome for worldwide Congress

ROCK HILL — Three representatives from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in the upstate were in Rome recently to revisit the main work of their order’s founder. For Father Joseph A. Wahl, the gathering at the Holy See provided a memory of a lifetime, meeting the Pope John Paul II. Every six years, all […]

Mexican sisters come to diocese

  CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker and Mother Olga Alvarez of the Congregation of Hermanas del Corazon de Jesus Sacramentado (Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus) signed a document Oct. 4 establishing the order’s first house in the diocese. The ceremony took place at the bishop’s residence and was attended by Msgr. James […]

Punto Mero comes to life

  It’s Tuesday — my attempted day off. I’m using the time to try and put some order to the chaos of my room, which is also my office. I’m preparing to celebrate the monthly Mass tonight in Punto Mero. This is our last pueblo and church to the south of us on the coast, […]

The birth of Catholic health care in South Carolina

  By FATHER SCOTT BUCHANAN October: To enhance a culture of life The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae) John Paul II, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin In this month of October of the Jubilee Year, we pray especially that there may be a greater respect for life. A necessary precondition for any genuine respect for life is […]

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    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