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Sisters of Charity reconnect with Neighborhood House outreach

CHARLESTON — The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy have assumed sponsorship of the Neighborhood House, an outreach formerly operated by Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston. The change was initiated by the sisters as part of their 175th celebration as a religious community in the diocese and from their desire to […]

Groundbreaking in Santee

SANTEE — The growing Catholic community of this lake district ended a long pursuit when it broke ground during a celebratory event on July 28. “We’ve been without a church building for 20 years,” said St. Ann parishioner Caroline Genewick. “We’re happy just to get a church.” Parish members have been participating in Saturday vigil […]

Nine new principals start year at diocesan schools

SPARTANBURG — Eight of the 30 Catholic schools in South Carolina have new leaders for the 2005-2006 academic year. Some incoming principals have replaced retiring administrators, some are interim themselves and others have moved up in the same schools where they have been working. The new principal at St. Peter School in Beaufort has assumed […]

Thieves break into St. Philip the Apostle Church in Lake City

LAKE CITY — It may have been a simple robbery, or it may have been a hate crime, but when burglars broke into St. Philip the Apostle Church on July 5 they took consecrated hosts in the locked tabernacle they stole. “It may be more than just robbery,” said Father Michael C. Okere, pastor. “They […]

Black Catholics celebrate faith, culture

GREENVILLE — The singing of a combined Heritage Gospel Choir set the tone for the exuberant and spiritual Black Catholics Heritage Celebration July 8-9. About 150 people attended the annual diocesan celebration, held at various Upstate venues. “As eucharistic peoples, we have the opportunity to walk with Jesus each day. As black Catholics, we keep […]

Concert, organ dedication honor the late Father Henry Burke

CONWAY — The Church of St. James dedicated its new organ to the late Father Henry J. Burke on June 26 with a concert that the priest would have appreciated. Father Burke, the first pastor of St. James, was a musician who often pulled out his clarinet or flute during Mass to play a song. […]

Father Titus Fulcher, Stephen Gajdosik join Chancery staff

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston has two new staff members serving in positions at the Chancery. Father Titus Fulcher has been hired as Bishop Robert J. Baker’s assistant for special administrative affairs and as director of the Office of Child Protection Services. He replaced Jeffrey Silleck as of June 1. Stephen Gajdosik has been […]

Father John T. O’Holohan goes gold

LANCASTER — They didn’t come from Africa for Jesuit Father John T. O’Holohan’s 50th anniversary of ordination, but friends and supporters came from all the parishes he has served in America. And they especially came from St. Catherine here and St. Joseph in Chester, and from the parish mission in Great Falls, St. Michael. “Father […]

Record number attends Junior High Christian Leadership Institute

LEESVILLE — Like a baseball team that trains minor league players for the big leagues, the Youth Ministry Office at the Diocese of Charleston has seen positive results in training junior high youth to become Christian leaders for school, parish youth programs and the community. “If you have a good junior high program, it will […]

Sister Johnson dies at 81

GREENVILLE — Sister Mary Francis Johnson, a Sister of St. Clare, died June 28 at the age of 81. The funeral Mass was celebrated July 1 at the Monastery of St. Clare chapel. Burial was in the monastery cemetery. Sister Johnson was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Lafayette, Ind., the daughter of the late Otis […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    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