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2004

Official Diocese of Charleston assignments

The following assignments have been made by Bishop Robert J. Baker: Effective Sept. 1:Rev. Venancio Amidar, administrator of St. Ann Parish, Holly Hill/Santee, and St. Mary – Our Lady of Hope Parish, Summerton/Manning;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, administrator of St. Gerard, Aiken;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, parochial vicar of St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken. Effective Sept. […]


Author Rychlak clears up misconceptions about Pope Pius XII

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Distinguished Catholic author Ronald Rychlak, law professor at Mississippi State University, spoke to a full house at Stella Maris Aug. 2. His critically acclaimed novel “Hitler, the War, and the Pope” attempts to clear up decades of misconceptions surrounding Pope Pius XII and reports of his alliance with the Nazi regime during […]


Father Chuck Snopek is on a mission

SPARTANBURG — Father Chuck Snopek came out of retirement about a year ago to take over the reins at Jesus, Our Risen Savior. Now he’s on a mission to restore the parish’s “primal innocence.” That’s the vibrant, energetic atmosphere that Father Snopek first felt here in 1986. He was a deacon back then, and spent […]


Lowcountry Deanery of SCCCW off to a steady start

HILTON HEAD — This year the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women responded to the voices of Catholic women in parishes from Colleton County and points south. It formed a Lowcountry Deanery, and Phyllis Atkins, a parishioner at St. Francis by the Sea, has taken the helm as its first president. Atkins, a resident of […]


Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honor South Carolina friends, donors

COLUMBIA — The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Ky., gathered with friends and donors at Cardinal Newman School for brunch Oct. 10. The sisters used this opportunity to show appreciation for the donors. Through their generous funding and ongoing relationship with the sisters, the donors have enabled the sisters to continue their ministries and ensure the […]


Seminarian leads classes refuting ‘The DaVinci Code’

AIKEN — When Andrew J. Trapp wanted to do something for his home parish, he decided to expose the falsehoods in a popular book. The seminarian of the Diocese of Charleston held a series of three classes from July 25 to Aug. 8 on “The DaVinci Code” at St. Mary Help of Christians Church because […]


De Myhrer brings Hispanic women together in ESOL

COLUMBIA — Imagine being a young mother with small children, stuck at home in a foreign country without any means of transportation and unable to communicate because of a language barrier. There are no quick trips to the grocery store or spontaneous chats with a girlfriend, just waiting for a tired husband to return home, […]


Roundtable to bridge language gap

CONWAY — Area Hispanic Catholics took part in a special ceremony Aug. 15 at the Church of St. James. They celebrated a newly formed Hispanic-English Knights of Columbus roundtable. Grand Knight Dan Smith of Council 7531 said he was happy to welcome his Hispanic brothers into the Knights. “They will be the nucleus of that […]


Panel discussion on life issues draws crowd to St. Mary

GREENVILLE — Joe Hewes drove 50 miles to St. Mary Church on the evening of Oct. 14 to hear a panel discussion on life issues. Hewes is retired and goes to Mass four days a week. “I figure I’ve heard over 3,000 homilies in the past 17 years, and I have never heard one about […]


Third part of Marriage for Life program teaches family dynamics, goals

AIKEN — Praise and gratitude came from the couples who completed the last of the three sessions of “Marriage for Life: A Sincere Gift of Self Workshop,” offered at St. Mary Help of Christians. John Howard from Rock Hill found the workshop to be a good investment for him and his fiancée. “Often couples spend […]


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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate