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Poor Clare Sister Beha celebrates 60 years of working for the Lord

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GREENVILLE — Poor Clare Sister Marie Beha was honored on her 60th jubilee with a special Mass and reception at the convent Aug. 2. Father Thomas Vigliotta, OFM, celebrated Mass, and 40 guests celebrated with Sister Beha, including one of her former college students. Sister Beha has been a part of the […]

Church group offers support for divorced people

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MOUNT PLEASANT — As the national divorce rate rises, Catholics are finding that they are not immune to the epidemic. To meet the needs of those wrestling with the idea or reality of divorce, Christ Our King Church offers much-needed support. Following a painful divorce in 1998, Mary Svendsen, a clinical psychologist […]

Diocese launches ‘Our Heritage, Our Hope’ capital campaign

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker today asked Catholics to actively support their faith when he launched “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” a campaign to raise $32,000,000 for ministries and projects throughout the state of South Carolina. During a press conference, Bishop Baker released a statement asking Catholics to help take responsibility for the campaign’s financial […]

State Fair booth evangelizes thousands

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Volunteers from around the state are mustering support for the Catholic booth that provides information on the faith to people attending the annual State Fair. The Catholic booth can be found in the Hampton Building at the fairgrounds from Oct. 6-16. Volunteers work the booth day and night. They are […]

Make plans now to attend ‘Fire at the Beach’ Sept. 16-17

MYRTLE BEACH — Catholics who want to deepen their knowledge of the faith and grow in fellowship with other Catholics from around the diocese might want to note that the deadline to register for “Fire at the Beach” is nearing. The Diocese of Charleston will officially wrap up the papal Year of the Eucharist and […]

Diocese, parishes aid Katrina victims

BY DOROTHY GRILLO Catholics across the state were moved to immediate action as images of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation were published in national media. The sights generated an outpouring of generosity before Bishop Robert J. Baker requested a special collection in the parishes. By Sept. 12, Catholic Charities had received more than $194,139 in donations from […]

Charleston diocese, Sierra Leone have connections in Bishop Barron

This is the final article of the three-part series on the relationship between the church in South Carolina and the African nation of Sierra Leone. BY JEFF KIRBY CHARLESTON — During a recent pastoral visit to South Carolina, Archbishop Joseph Ganda of Sierra Leone frequently spoke of one of his predecessors, a bishop with ties […]

Missionary work is the heart of his priesthood

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MONCKS CORNER — St. Philip Benizi Church welcomed a new parish administrator at the end of 2004. Diocesan priest Father Bernardino Yebra hails from Manila in the Philippine Islands. Father Yebra was ordained in Manila 17 years ago, but his road to the priesthood began at age 13. He attended Catholic school […]

Father Okere Takes Charge

KINGSTREE — Father Michael C. Okere represents the new breed of priest serving the rural parishes of South Carolina. He is young, well educated, dynamic, dedicated to his ministry and he rides the circuit among parishes. He is also foreign-born. Father Okere is a priest of the Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria, on loan to […]

Bishop asks S.C. Catholics to continue outreach

CHARLESTON — In a letter to Catholics in South Carolina, Bishop Robert J. Baker thanked his flock for their generosity in responding to the needs of the people along the Gulf Coast whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. “Already your generosity is evident as the collections taken in your parishes begin to come […]

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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