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Blessed Sacrament’s 50th eighth-grade class graduates

BY BROOKSI HUDSON WEST ASHLEY — Blessed Sacrament School held its eighth-grade graduation May 25, but it was no ordinary ceremony. This year’s class was the 50th to graduate since the school’s inception in 1950s. In the farewell address of the eighth-grade class of 1955, the students spoke of being the first class to graduate […]

Financial Peace University graduates call program ‘life-changing’

CHARLESTON — As schools and colleges around the state held graduation exercises in early June, a graduation of a different sort was taking place at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The parish’s first Financial Peace University (FPU) class graduated June 2. FPU is a biblically based 13-week outreach ministry that offers a proven process for improving financial […]

Hundreds celebrate as Poor Clares turn a youthful 50

GREENVILLE — The Poor Clare Sisters at the Monastery of St. Clare celebrated their 50th Jubilee on May 29. Bishop Robert Baker presided at the Eucharist service that began the day’s events. Three hundred fifty people joined the sisters for buffet brunch following the service, and toured exhibits showcasing the Monastery of St. Clare’s 50-year […]

Speaker urges Catholic Asian and Pacific Islanders to get connected

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — With their many gifts and rich traditions to share, Catholic Asian and Pacific Islanders came to St. John Neumann Church May 21-22 for their first annual gathering, “United in Faith: Celebrating the Eucharist.” The experience gave this rapidly growing community of Catholics a greater sense of belonging and involvement in […]

St. Mary Magdalene Church renews adoration ministry

SIMPSONVILLE — In 1994, parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene Church decided to begin perpetual adoration of the Eucharist, so they called on Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament priest Joseph De Luca. When the parish was ready for a renewal of the ministry 11 years later, they called on Father De Luca again. “This is […]

Speakers at Family Life Conference emphasize staying informed

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE AIKEN — “Eucharist is life,” Franciscan Father Paul Williams said at the 2005 Family Life Conference. As keynote speaker for “Made in God’s Image: From Womb to Tomb,” he gave a chronological sequence of salvation history from Christ in the womb of Mary to Christ today in the Eucharist. It was the […]

Sister Mary Lequier celebrates 50 years as a Dominican

BY BROOKSI HUDSON SUMMERVILLE — Parishioners at St. Theresa, the Little Flower Church honored Dominican Sister Mary Lequier for 50 years of faithful service May 22. Sister Lequier came to the Summerville area in 1977 to minister to the elderly community and has served faithfully ever since. Grateful parishioners presented Sister Lequier with a laptop […]

David Runnion and Marcin Zahuta ordained to the transitional diaconate

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — May 21 was a momentous day for Marcin Zahuta and David Alan Runnion in their paths to the priesthood. The two men were ordained as deacons by Bishop Robert J. Baker in a special Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. According to canon law, those preparing for […]

Church of St. Mary on Yonge’s Island celebrates 130 years

YONGE’S ISLAND — Members of the Church of St. Mary celebrated the parish’s 130th anniversary with a procession, Mass and dinner May 1. Yonge’s Island can boast that a Catholic community has been present in the area for 130 years. Early services were held in private homes for the Martin’s Point Mission, administered by Father […]

Celebrating the Eucharist with a journey of faith

CHARLESTON — The skies were threatening, but the torrential downpour held off during the Diocese of Charleston’s Eucharistic Procession June 5. A brief sprinkle of rain was just a blessing from above for the people who walked through the Holy City’s streets celebrating the Eucharistic sacrifice. Bishop Robert J. Baker carried the Blessed Sacrament and […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    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
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    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
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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