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South Carolina Catholics give over $1 million in hurricane relief

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — As relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina evacuees continue, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Charleston has been overwhelmed with cases. By Nov. 2 there were 3,860 evacuees registered through the Federal Emergency Management Act in the state of South Carolina. More than 1,000 heads of households were registered in the […]

Thornhill Farm a haven for developmentally disabled

CHARLESTON — Healing Farm Ministries is a Christ-centered, not-for-profit corporation serving individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities. According to a press release from the organization, its mission is to establish faith communities in which people with developmental disabilities and the people who care for them can grow together as part of the Body of […]

Sister Stein dies at 99

SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Lenora Stein, OP, a former teacher at St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia, S.C., died at St. Dominic Villa Oct. 6. The funeral Mass was celebrated in Queen of the Rosary Chapel Oct. 10. Burial was in the motherhouse cemetery. Sister Stein was born June 12, 1906, in St. Louis, […]

Around the state, Life Chains send message to passers-by

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — It was around 2 p.m. Oct. 2, and Alford (last name withheld by request) just could not find the right place to have lunch. He passed many of his favorite restaurants, but nothing seemed to appeal to him. What caught his eye was a Life Chain forming in front of […]

St. Mary hosts panel on death and dying

GREENVILLE — The crowd that came to hear a discussion of end-of-life issues at St. Mary’s Gallivan Hall on Oct. 20 heard three different perspectives from pro-life advocates. The most surprising talk was that of Wayne Cockfield, a lobbyist for the National Right To Life Committee at the United Nations. Cockfield, a Florence native who […]

St. Andrew breaks ground for new center

BY SHEILA OJENDYK MYRTLE BEACH — Dreams are finally coming to fruition at St. Andrew Church. The parish broke ground on a new community life center Oct. 9, ending a weekend stewardship festival. In 1994, the first of four homes on the block was purchased for future expansion. In the spring of 2003, Msgr. Chet […]

Bishop asks S.C. Catholics to become friends with their Jewish neighbors

BY JEFFREY KIRBY Last month, Bishop Robert J. Baker and a small group of Catholic bishops and Jewish rabbis from around the United States attended an interfaith program and pilgrimage with the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding. The center and its programs are a part of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. The aims of this […]

Rick Lloyd’s mission is being a father to his gifted stepgranddaughter

BY BROOKSI HUDSON SUMMERVILLE — Fourteen years ago Rick Lloyd was facing serious health problems, and the idea of adopting a newborn child was the furthest thing from his mind. But when he first saw the blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby girl, he knew that life was calling him to a new mission. Rick, a parishioner at […]

Annual diocesan Rosary Celebration marked by unity in diversity

GREER — Nearly 700 Catholics came together to celebrate their faith with prayer at Our Lady of Vietnam Park Oct. 9. The occasion was the third annual Rosary Celebration, sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston. The park is located beyond the city limits and is the only shrine to Mary in South Carolina. That will […]

St. Patrick, Our Lady of Mercy bid farewell to Father Kulandai

CHARLESTON — St. Patrick became the site of bittersweet farewells Oct. 2 as parishioners and friends of Father Peter Kulandai met to say goodbye. For four years Father Kulandai has ministered to both St. Patrick and Our Lady of Mercy parishioners and has served as chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Council 8900. Father James […]

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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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