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Msgr. Thomas Evatt dies

ANDERSON — Msgr. Thomas A. Evatt, former pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken, died July 18 at his residence. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Baker July 22 at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at Greenville Memorial Gardens. Thomas Austin Evatt was born in Providence, R.I., May 18, […]

Cursillo movement celebrates silver anniversary in SC

CHAPIN — Mary Ols said, “It was an emotional experience for me.” She was referring to the silver jubilee celebration June 14 of the Cursillo movement in the Diocese of Charleston, and Mary Ols had good reason to become emotional. She and her husband were among the founders of the South Carolina movement in June […]

Perpetual adoration creates challenges and blessings

CHARLESTON — Perpetual adoration is Eucharistic adoration available 24/7. It is so difficult to maintain that only a handful of parishes in the entire state of South Carolina offer it. Blessed Sacrament Church began it all nineteen years ago, on the Feast of Corpus Christi 1984. Buddy Sirisky was a charter member of the group […]

Two OLM’s celebrate jubilees adding up to 110 years of ministry

CHARLESTON — Our Lady of Mercy Sisters Marie Amelia Ferillo and Carmelita Boyd celebrated 110 years of ministry recently. Sister Ferillo has been a religious for 60 years and Sister Boyd for 50. Sister Ferillo was born July 22, 1925, in Charleston. She is a graduate of Bishop England High School. She received a B.A. […]

Is the Institute for Parish Leadership for you?

In our first five years of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development, over 600 leaders from parishes all over the diocese have received what we believe to be a solid foundation in theology and scripture. With this foundation in church teachings, they have been able to use their talents in better service to their local […]

The Pilgrim of Peace visits her children

Pope John Paul II has declared this to be a year dedicated to Our Lady and her rosary. Here in Peru the priests, religious and laity of the six parishes in the north have been meeting to plan this special year. I’ve been impressed by the enthusiasm and interest shown by all the participants. A […]

Commencement day

Bishop England High School, Charleston, and Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, recently held commencement ceremonies. Msgr. Robert Kelly, chaplain at Bishop England, sent a graduation message to the seniors, as he was unable to attend. Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar general, gave the commencement address at Cardinal Newman. Bishop England’s graduation was held June 6. Here […]

Four men ordained to the priesthood

CHARLESTON — What was already a cause for celebration for Catholics throughout the state became more meaningful when four men were ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Charleston June 7. After the last two years turned out one precious priest each, four priests will be well-received by the faithful and their brother priests […]

Hottinger’s religious, political studies resulted in a spiritual awakening

GREENVILLE—For someone only a nod away from the pinnacle in the realm of national politics, working in Greenville would seem a step in the opposite direction. Not for David Tiede Hottinger. Hottinger is an assistant to Father Jay Scott Newman, pastor at St. Mary Church, and he covered a lot of ground to get there. […]

Mission seeks to heal a wounded world

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Renowned artist and educator, Sister Mary Southard, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet, led a three-day mission June 1 to 4 on ecology and spirituality at St. Francis by the Sea Church recently. During the mission, Sister Southard told nearly 130 participants from around the Lowcountry that she learned how […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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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
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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