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2004

Pre-Lenten mission focuses on Eucharist, confession and angels

COLUMBIA — At St. John Neumann Church’s pre-Lenten parish mission, Father Edmund McCaffrey received the question, “Teacher, What is the Purpose of Life?” He took a cue from his friend Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, using her response, “to become holy and spend eternity with our Lord in heaven.” Father McCaffrey, abbot, pastor, political science […]


Growing Loris parish breaks ground for new church building

LORIS — Four years of effort finally paid off for the Church of the Resurrection. On Feb. 4, the faith community broke ground for a much-needed church complex. The parish, a mission of St. James Church in Conway, had outgrown its building. Bishop Robert J. Baker presided over an afternoon groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended […]


Stella Maris Church hosts altar server training

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Stella Maris Church hosted a week-long training session July 21-26 for altar servers who serve Masses of the Roman Missal of 1962. Msgr. Lawrence McInerny, pastor, hosted a dozen young men from his parish the first three days and then 20 youths ages 8 to 20 made the trek from the Piedmont […]


Students spend a week learning how to be leaders in their communities

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Catholic high school students met recently at Kinard Conference Center to fine tune their leadership skills at the Diocese of Charleston High School Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) offered each summer. This year’s group was one of the largest ever, but the participants stood out for other reasons. Counselors agreed that these students were […]


Zambia reminds reservist that Christ came to us in poverty

As a pilot flying cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force, I recently found myself in Zambia, located on the high savannah plains of central Africa. Arriving on a Thursday, I walked around the capital city of Lusaka. I could not help but feel a sense of gratitude for the blessings we have as Americans. […]


‘Nativity’ explains one of the major Christmas traditions

MONCKS CORNER — “Nativity, The Art and Spirit of the Creche” is a new 30-minute TV documentary that explores the history, styles, and spiritual meaning of the Christmas nativity scene. It was filmed last month at Mepkin Abbey. The film combines images of art and craftsmanship with history and thought-provoking insights about why the creche […]


Official assignments

The following assignments were made by Bishop Robert J. Baker: Father Wilbroad Mwape was appointed chaplain of Providence Hospital in Columbia, effective Oct. 25, 2004.<.p> Father Robert W. Ninedorf was appointed canonical moderator/ pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Edgefield, effective Nov. 2, 2004. Father Michael Corrigan was appointed priest in residence […]


Knights of Peter Claver recognize members for community work

CHARLESTON — The Knights of Peter Claver St. Peter Council 110 held a banquet Nov. 5 to recognize two of its members, Knight Samuel L. Jenkins and Lady Annabelle B. Seabrook. Jenkins and Seabrook were honored for their contributions to St. Patrick and Our Lady of Mercy churches and the community, and for helping youth […]


Hispanic initiative grant helps grass-roots efforts

CHARLESTON — This fall, the Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded the Diocese of Charleston a three-year Hispanic initiative grant for $181,000. The use of the money stipulated three areas of focus: immigration services, leadership development, and resource coordination and development. The offices of Social Ministry, Ethnic Ministries, and Planning and Synod Implementation coordinated the allocation […]


Volunteers spread cheer at Christ Our King-Stella Maris

MOUNT PLEASANT — Christmas came a little early this year as the Home & School Association at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School decided to try something a little different from the usual scarves, candy, and apple-theme mugs as a gift for the 40 teachers. Spearheaded by the four enthusiastic H&S officers — President Liesl Westbrook, […]


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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    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
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