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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 […]


Sister Juliana Whitefield celebrates 50 years

GREENVILLE — Sister Juliana Whitefield, a Sister of St. Francis, went back to her roots earlier this month to celebrate what she calls “50 years of Franciscan joy.” Her golden jubilee date is Oct. 2. The sister was a junior high teacher and principal for 38 years at Catholic schools in and around Buffalo, N.Y., […]


Madrid says Catholics need the most evangelizing

GREENVILLE — A famed apologist for the Catholic faith came to St. Mary Church on Aug. 28 and made a bit of a stir with his unapologetic advice. Patrick Madrid told the crowds at two seminars on the theme of “Defending Your Faith” that no one needs evangelizing more than fallen-away Catholics. “We do not […]


Endowment for Catholic students created at The Citadel

CHARLESTON — When her husband of 35 years passed away in January, Karen DeMarco found a way to keep his fighting spirit alive. She created an endowed scholarship for Catholic students at his alma mater, The Citadel. “He wanted to be sure I did something for the Medical University and The Citadel,” she said. “He […]


In retirement, Bula dedicates time to parish community

PAWLEYS ISLAND — Simon “Si” Bula describes himself as a cradle Catholic. His story begins with a strong family that was grounded in faith and prayer. He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., in 1939, the only son of Simon and Elizabeth Bula. His father worked in management, and his mother was a homemaker. His […]


Back from combat, Army sergeant wants to help Iraqi Christians

COLUMBIA — With the Oct. 16 bombings of five churches in Baghdad, Iraq, in the news, Sgt. First Class John W. Proctor’s desire to inform people about Christian persecution in that country has become more intense. This year Proctor returned from a hazardous tour of duty in Iraq with a new mission to urge American […]


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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
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate