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2004

A look back at 175 years of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy

Editor’s note: On Nov. 28 the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy will celebrate their 175th anniversary. The following history of the sisters was first published in The Miscellany in November 1994. CHARLESTON — Rooted in charity, nourished by the Holy Spirit, evolving with the needs of God’s people, the Sisters of Charity […]


Bishop Curlin speaks at college retreat

WINNSBORO — Eighty-two college students from across the diocese met Oct. 1-3 for the annual fall retreat and a weekend of inspirational talks from retired Bishop William Curlin. “This is the first year we have had a bishop speak at one of our retreats, and Bishop Curlin was an excellent choice,” said Father Jeffrey Kendall, […]


At annual meeting, St. Vincent de Paul Society told they ‘live the message’

COLUMBIA — The annual diocesan meeting for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul had a theme of “Let Us Set the Course to Another Year of Improved Service to the Poor.” The theme was supported in the general sessions, workshops and conference reporting/planning. In one of the Nov. 13 workshops, participants were able to […]


St. Joseph Residence at Carter-May Home dedicated

CHARLESTON — The building may have been finished, but the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home was not complete until it was blessed. Benefactors and supporters celebrated with Bishop Robert J. Baker and Dorothy Grillo, director of the Office of Social Ministry and coordinator of the project, at the special ceremony Nov. 6. Bishop […]


Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs continues to reach out to other faiths

COLUMBIA — The last two months have been an active time for the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. With departmental meetings and ecumenical events, the office continues to move forward in its efforts to reach out to other faith communities, following its mission to “initiate and support activities within our diocese […]


Catholic Charities ranked third among nation’s nonprofits

CHARLESTON — The Catholic Charities network, of which Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston is a part, has been ranked third among the nation’s nonprofits in the country, according to The NonProfit Times, which publishes the oldest annual ranking of charities in the country. The Catholic Charities network moved up from its fourth position […]


Charismatic conference brings healing, insight

COLUMBIA — The 2004 South Carolina Charismatic Conference was a lesson in healing, a relevant topic in today’s hurting world. Jesuit Father Matthew Linn, the guest speaker, helped the people who came to St. John Neumann Church Oct. 29-31 heal through four general sessions, a workshop, confession and a healing service. Father Linn is the […]


Remembering Msgr. Duffy

With the passing of another great religious leader such as Msgr. Thomas Duffy, all of us in the Diocese of Charleston ask, “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” I can hear Msgr. Duffy and others from the clergy and religious communities saying, “You! All of you beloved sisters and brothers in Christ; you have the […]


Sister Ebo renewed Rock Hill parish at three-day revival

ROCK HILL — “Through It All” was the theme of the annual October revival held at St. Mary Church last month when Sister Mary Antona Ebo “Cracked open the Book” for a spirit-filled three days of African-flavored renewal. Sister Francis Saring, a Missionary Servant of the Blessed Trinity, and Oratorian Brother David Boone, parish life […]


LARCUM ecumenical conference set for Nov. 12 in Columbia

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist Bishops’ Dialogue Fall 2004 Conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. The topic of the conference will be “Who are Our New Neighbors? The Changing Religious Landscape in South Carolina and the Challenges […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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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
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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