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Life Chains link the state

In quiet prayer, Life Chain participants made their mark by dotting the state showing their respect for life Oct. 6. “We’re here because we believe in what we’re doing,” said Ricardo Corona, a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville. “There are a lot of families in the world who would like to adopt.” Father […]

Providence Hospital dedicates new addition

By Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — On Oct. 1, Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed and dedicated a milestone in the history of Providence Heart Institute, the opening of its new addition. It features a ground-level entrance, two additional patient floors, 48 private rooms, catheterization lab, and prep/recovery catheterization area. Almost 66 years ago to the day, […]

Aiken is sweet on its Chocolate Festival

BY PAUL A. BARRA AIKEN – Scientists now tell us, assuming the recent study isn’t superceded next week, that chocolate is good for us. Eating it increases endorphins and makes one healthy and happy. If so, there must have been hordes of delirious people running around Aiken Oct. 4. The source for all that happy […]

Mexican community leaders tour the state

  BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA – Ten community leaders from Southern Mexico are visiting South Carolina for two weeks to learn how to better the lot of their constituents back home. They began their visit with Mass at St. John Neumann on Sept. 29. “They want to observe how local governments do strategic planning,” […]

Rare exhibit by a Catholic sculptor opens at USC

COLUMBIA — South Carolinians will have the opportunity to view a rare exhibit of art by Frederick Hart, one of America’s greatest figurative sculptors, at the University of South Carolina. “Frederick Hart: A Celebration of Spirit” opened Sept. 29 in McKissick Museum and remains on display through Jan. 20. This unprecedented showing of Hart’s work […]

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist

Basic questions and answers: questions 10 and 11 By Bishop Robert J. Baker In this diocesan “Year of Evangelization” we continue our presentation of sections of the 2001 document on the Holy Eucharist produced by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Holy Eucharist lies at the heart of […]

26 men ordained to the permanent diaconate

SUMMERVILLE — On Sept. 21, 26 men were ordained to the diaconate at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church. The new deacons include Ronald J. Anderson, Reginald Armstrong, Mark Arnold, Thomas Baranoski, Michael Beeler, William Bower, James H. Collins, Lawrence Corum, Donald DeNitto, John DeWolfe, Robert Gerald Jr., Shane Graham, Walter C. Hollis, William LaCombe, […]

Diocesan Disaster Response Guide gets national attention

Even as we keep a wary eye on Hurricane Isidore, it is hard to believe that three years ago this month we were reeling from the effects of Hurricane Floyd. Thanks to the encouragement and support of Bishop Robert J. Baker, the tremendous generosity of the faithful of the diocese, and a $51,500 grant from […]

SEPI hosts regional meetings to gather information for pastoral plan

By Deirdre C. Mays CHARLESTON — SEPI, the Southeast Pastoral Institute, started an investigative mission to get an update on what a national agenda for ministry to Hispanics should include during a meeting at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Sept. 14. Approximately 80 people from Georgia and North and South Carolina gathered to […]

Seminar teaches children and parents how to play it safe

By Terry Cregar SIMPSONVILLE — More than 300 middle school students and their parents received some expert advice on child safety during a two-hour seminar at St. Mary Magdalene Parish. Cindy Roth, the parish’s director of religious education, invited two deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to address students and parents in separate sessions. […]

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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
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    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