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2002

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BY PAUL A. BARRA AIKEN – Scientists now tell us, assuming the recent study isn’t superceded next week, that chocolate is good for us.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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


New ECCO center to house more services

By Deirdre C. Mays MOUNT PLEASANT — The crowd that gathered to attend the groundbreaking for the new East Cooper Community Outreach Sept. 20 were witness to the results of over a decade of neighbors helping neighbors. One day short of the 13-year anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, the outreach resulting from the devastation of that […]


All Ministries Conference is Oct. 14

COLUMBIA — The All Ministries Conference is fast approaching. Set for Oct. 14 at the Russell House on the University of South Carolina campus, this year’s theme is “Faith in the Marketplace: Putting Faith Into Action.” The daylong conference celebrates our solidarity as members of the church by coming together for prayer and inspirational talks […]


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 […]


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    Jun 1810:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    6:00 pm Crozier Event - St. Anthony of Padua
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    Jun 19 Arch Bishop Lyke Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    9:30 am Beaufort Deanery Meeting
    From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis
    10:30 am Crozier Event - St. Peter's - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
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    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
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    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
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    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry