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Pillars of Christ do God’s work at dawn

GREENVILLE — The sky was just beginning to lighten downtown as 30 men trooped into St. Mary Church on Friday morning, May 6. The men are the Pillars of Christ, a parish ministry first suggested by parishioner John C. Heuser. “John’s vision was that men, particularly fathers, need guidance, a spiritual life of their own. […]

Bishop urges new Catholics to employ a spiritual regimen

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston celebrated Pentecost May 15 with its annual Neophyte Liturgy, welcoming new Catholics who were received into the Church this Easter throughout the diocese. The Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist brought together Catholics from all over the diocese who had received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation […]

Catholic schools excel at soccer in 2005

COLUMBIA — Three of South Carolina’s Catholic high schools dominated spring soccer competitions this year. The girls of Bishop England High School in Charleston won the AA championship in the S.C. High School League on May 13, and the next day, Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia and St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville played […]

Sister Carter, former teacher at St. Peter School, dies at 93

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sister Mary Samuel Carter, OSU, a native of Columbia, S.C., and a former teacher at St. Peter School from 1969-72, died May 17 at Marion Home in Louisville. She was 93. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 20 at the Marion Home. Interment was at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Sister Carter […]

Guerrero joins Catholic Charities staff as immigration attorney

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MOUNT PLEASANT— Immigrants in the Lowcountry area have a new advocate to help them with the naturalization process. The diocesan office of Catholic Charities welcomed Emily Guerrero, an immigration attorney, in February. Guerrero’s office is in the East Cooper Community Outreach building on Six Mile Road. Her job is to aid immigrants […]

Headlines for the year from Catholic Charities across the Diocese of Charleston

BY DOROTHY GRILLO Dedication of the St. Joseph Residence for Retired Priests and the newly expanded Carter May Home was held Nov. 6, 2004. Twenty-three residents, including six retired priests, call the only diocesan assisted-living facility home. The capable and compassionate staff ensures a retirement of dignity and comfort for priests and laity alike. Domestic […]

Bishop to celebrate Mass at gathering of Asian, Pacific Islanders May 21-22

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Vietnamese Catholic Community will have its first annual gathering of Asian and Pacific Islanders, “United in Faith: Celebrating the Eucharist,” May 21-22 at St. John Neumann Church. Bishop Robert J. Baker encourages all Asian and Pacific Islanders to attend the gathering. The bishop will celebrate Mass, and Father Joachim Le Quang […]

Register now for the diocesan 2005 Family Life Conference

AIKEN — Registration is underway for the Diocese of Charleston’s 2005 Family Life Conference, “Made in God’s Image: From Womb to Tomb,” at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Each parish is encouraged to send at least one parish representative to the May 14 conference. The conference’s keynote speaker, Franciscan Father Paul Williams, will speak […]

Spelling bee brings Catholic students together

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Jackie McSorley, a fifth-grader from St. Joseph School, won this year’s Catholic Schools Spelling Bee with a word that would make Martha Stewart blush: tippee. A tippee is one who receives a tip, especially in insider trading. Jackie won after fourth-grader Sherill Nelson from St. Martin de Porres School left […]

Reflections from Rome on the pope’s passing

There is something different about Italy. Thousand-year-old monuments tell the story of an empire passed; gorgeous and ornate churches speak to the great Christian heritage lived out especially in this country. Friendly people welcome you into their homes as if you are family. Streets bustle with traffic and people trying to visit the historic churches […]

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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
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    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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