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2004

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 […]


May Leong travels the path to sanctity

May Leong had a perfectly normal upbringing during a very unsettled time for Chinese-Americans. Her father, a schoolteacher in China, came to America and became a businessman in the 1920s. He overcame the effects of the Exclusion Act and was successful at importing and exporting supplies for Chinese restaurants. He even constructed his own office […]


Life Chains link up in Lowcountry

GOOSE CREEK — To mark the beginning of Respect Life Month, parishioners from Immaculate Conception here and Blessed Sacrament in Charleston formed Life Chains in their respective cities. Respect Life Month was launched by bishops of the United States in 1972 as an annual educational program. Life Chain is a national campaign in which “churches […]


St. Joseph Residence at Carter-May Home nears completion

The St. Joseph Residence for retired priests is receiving its finishing touches. The Carter-May Home in Charleston has been renovated and expanded to include two new wings, one of which is the St. Joseph Residence. The project is scheduled for completion in early November. After 14 months of construction, the staff, residents, and those waiting […]


St. Cyprian parishioners say good-bye to Sister Driscoll

GEORGETOWN — Sister Kathleen Driscoll, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, will leave St. Cyprian Parish a much different place than it was when she arrived 10 years ago. But don’t expect her to take much credit. “I want to make it clear that everything that happened in the last 10 years […]


Concert benefits Peruvian mission

COLUMBIA — Nineteen-year-old Gretchen Chardos has watched her parents, Hank and Sally — the executive directors of Birthright and HomeWorks of Columbia — generously work to help people in need. Now she has been able to put her own leadership skills and talents into action. The youth single-handedly organized a benefit concert for HomeWorks’ annual […]


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Apr 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
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6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
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Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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Apr 23 Early Dismissal
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2:00 pm Dismissal
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2:00 Dismissal
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2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
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7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
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Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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Apr 25 ER/In-service
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7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Divine Redeemer - Hanahan
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Apr 269:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship MASS
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4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
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5:30 pm PTO Meeting
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6:00 pm Fall/Winter Sports Banquet
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