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Philip Grant

1st year at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass. Birthplace/date: Boston, Mass., Oct. 18, 1940 Home parish: St. Patrick’s in Norcross, Ga. Family: mother, 87; father, 96 (both in Boston); and six siblings, three boys and three girls Favorite aspect of seminary: community life, the camaraderie Most difficult aspect: keeping up with all […]

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 […]

2000 All Ministries Conference draws 500

  By NANCY SCHWERIN COLUMBIA — It was an hour in time where everything appeared to be right in the world. People laughed at Father J-Glenn Murray’s portrayal of humanity’s faults and nodded their heads at what should be. The keynote speaker for the Jubilee 2000 All Ministries Conference got right to the point. The […]

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, […]

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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
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    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
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    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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