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Park named in honor of Sister Maigread Conway

  by NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — Conway Park is official. Named in honor of Franciscan Sister Maigread Conway, it is a gathering place for the countless people whose lives she touched on earth and for those her spirit may reach from heaven. After two years of working with the Diocese of Charleston, the city named […]

Women encouraged to discern by living in the community

  By NANCY SCHWERIN The Daughters of St. Paul are looking to help women discern a vocation. Through inviting them to stay for a week at their downtown Charleston convent, the sisters will introduce women to the religious life. Sister Margaret Kerry, provincial of the Charleston convent, hopes to start the program in late spring. […]

S.C. teens share the faith with church leaders and their peers

  by KATHY SCHMUGGE More than 100 teens from the Diocese of Charleston attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. Zach Nicks, a young parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Clemson, said the title of this year’s conference, “Hope at the Threshold,” had a personal significance for him. He said that his life has […]

Fort Jackson mission speaker stresses subjects some shun

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — What is a better way to prepare for Christmas than by “Discovering your Faith…”, asks the title of the Advent retreat sponsored by the Catholic community of St. Michael at the Post Chapel of the Fort Jackson Army Base? The retreat master, Father Daniel McCaffrey, no stranger to Fort […]

The work of the Lord goes on

  By MSGR. DONALD GORSKI Here in this mission parish the work of the Lord goes on — thanks to the prayer and help of so many people. We are grateful for this support and see the results daily. I’m going to do something I’ve never before done — put most of a Sunday sermon […]

Stand Up for Life March and Rally to be held Jan. 12

  COLUMBIA — The annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally, led by the Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12. It marks the 29th consecutive year of South Carolinians standing up for the rights of unborn children. Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of the National Right to Life […]

Diocesan Imagine campaign draws national attention, curious men and women

  By NANCY SCHWERIN The Vocations Office in the Diocese of Charleston is hard at work spreading the word about the priesthood. The promotional campaign, Imagine, was initiated last year. An 11-minute video and a 10-foot-long-by-7-foot-wide poster with an image of a priest and “Imagine … being a priest” written on it has drawn attention […]

Prayers for little Joey

  By JOEY REISTROFFER DUNCAN — This is a story of faith. It starts with the heartache, worry and despair of two parents fearing for the life of their youngest son. It ends with a miracle. The miracle of prayer. In September 2001, Ray and Marie Meyers were worried sick about their 6-year-old son, Joey. […]

Finding opportunities for grace

  By MARY HOOD HART When my four children were small, they gave me many opportunities to practice self-discipline and self-denial. Right from the start, I was denied sleep. I remember vividly the first nights after we brought our oldest home from the hospital. I couldn’t believe so tiny a body could manage to stay […]

Mother church of Midlands called ‘simply magnificent’

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — The mother church of the Midlands needed a face-lift, so her sons and daughters spared no expense. Sixteen months later, on Dec. 23, when the bishop of Charleston came to consecrate her new altar, he declared; “This church is so beautiful, I’m sure when the Holy Father hears […]

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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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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