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2002

Charismatic conference a great gift of revival

PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — St. John Neumann School was filled with “gladness, joy, falling down and healing” during the weekend of Oct. 25-27. The occasion was the annual S.C. Charismatic Conference. Guest speaker Jesuit Father Robert Faricy said that “the great gifts of revival” are available to anyone with the right attitude. “You can […]


All Ministries speakers call the faithful to act every day

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — The 2002 All Ministries Conference stayed on target all day with the theme “Faith in the Marketplace: Putting Faith into Action.” Keynote speaker, Diana Hayes, Ph.D, gave the marching orders that all the other speakers naturally followed in their own sessions, demonstrating their collective vision of how faith should be […]


Our Lady of the Rosary celebrates a golden anniversary

By Terry Cregar GREENVILLE — When Father Charles Day was named pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary six years ago, he initiated regular church dinners as a way of strengthening the sense of community among parishioners. Earlier this month, Father Day led the biggest celebration in the parish’s history — its 50th anniversary jubilee […]


St. Francis Catholic Shop is a ministry of evangelization and prayer

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — Since it opened its doors in 1994, St. Francis Catholic Shop has been more like a ministry of evangelization than selling goods, and new owners Deacon Joe and Kathy Biviano want it to stay that way. Its founder, Barbara Scott, started the venture as one with a calling. Although she […]


OLM Sister Veronica Harte dies at 94

CHARLESTON — Our Lady of Mercy Sister Veronica Harte died at the Motherhouse on James Island Oct. 16. Sister Harte, formerly Anne Harte, daughter of John and Anne Hoey Harte, was born on July 27, 1908, in Gort, County Galway, Ireland. She entered the convent on Aug. 23, 1924, and professed her vows on April […]


Rosemond shares eternal truths in parenting

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — Through entertaining lectures held Oct. 15 at St. Joseph’s gymnasium, John Rosemond, Ph.D., popular syndicated columnist, author, child psychologist and international speaker went through Columbia like a tornado uprooting common myths and mistakes that cripple the effective parenting and teaching of children. The five area Catholic schools sponsored the events […]


St. Cyprian’s reaches out to tornado victims

  By Tim Bullard GEORGETOWN — When Georgetown experienced the wrath of a terrifying tornado that destroyed homes Oct. 11 near St. Cyprian Church, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul were quick to provide aid thanks to a parish disaster plan they had in place. Tropical Storm Kyle snuck up on Georgetown […]


First two deacons of Hispanic origin ordained for the diocese Oct. 12

BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — At a special Mass attended by 28 brother deacons, 18 priests and a full-house congregation, two Hispanic men were ordained to the permanent diaconate on Oct. 12. It was more than a song-filled, solemn service; it was history. “These are the first deacons of Hispanic origin ordained for the […]


Dia de la Hispanidad celebrates faith, culture

BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — So many people came to enjoy a diocese-wide celebration of Hispanic faith and culture on Oct. 12 that the unthinkable happened: a church function had no leftover food. Perhaps as many as a thousand souls packed the huge gymnasium at St. John Neumann School for the first annual Dia […]


Boy Scouts retire American flags with respect and learn about history

By Terry Cregar TAYLORS — The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have — among many things — renewed interest in and appreciation for the American flag. For a small group of young men, that attitude was firmly in place long before those tragic events. Since first being chartered in April 2000 by Prince of […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate