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2004

Transfiguration, ‘a generous community,’ joins hands to reach its goal

BLYTHEWOOD — During a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 21, 2003, a promise was made by parishioners of Transfiguration Catholic Community that they would have a parish center by the summer of 2004. Through group effort, excellent management and the grace of God, the promise was kept. Transfiguration Parish Life Center was blessed in July, and […]


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 […]


Finding answers to society’s questions

Does the church have an answer to modern society’s questions regarding human rights, family life and other areas? Although the world is technologically advanced, it seems unable to answer the deeper questions of what a “person” is, of what a family is and, more recently, of what a marriage is. We seem unable to define […]


Cathedral to host Parish Ecumenical Training Workshop

CHARLESTON — “Understanding Baptists” and “The Interreligious Landscape of South Carolina” will be the topics of two talks at the 2004 Parish Ecumenical Training Workshop Oct. 22-23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist parish hall. The conference is sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. The workshop will […]


Anonymous donor’s kindness makes Charleston Catholic renovations possible

CHARLESTON—Thanks to a donation of $1 million from a generous benefactor, Charleston Catholic School was able to make some much-needed changes for the start of the 2004-2005 school year. The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a friend of Bishop David Thompson, former bishop of the Diocese of Charles-ton. He made the decision to […]


Celebration brings Hispanics closer together

COLUMBIA — The pews at St. John Neumann Church were overflowing with Hispanic families and friends from across the state. People came in record numbers to attend the 2004 Hispanic Celebration that began with an outdoor procession before Mass and ended with food and festivities. The event was sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston. “Welcome […]


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., […]


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