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2005

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 […]


Catholic Charities in Pee Dee forms advisory council

CONWAY — The Advisory Council of the Pee Dee office of Catholic Charities met for the first time Aug. 27 at Conway High School. “We found that Catholic Charities had basically gone as far as it could on its own,” said Diane Bullard, director of the Pee Dee office. “We needed to get services to […]


The diocese wants you!

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker asked the diocesan pastoral council, the curia, and the presbyteral council to review the document “Much Awaits Us,” and he is now seeking the input of the faithful in South Carolina. The document was written in the Diocese of Charleston as a result of Pope John Paul II’s pastoral […]


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 […]


Speakers say modern NFP is about spirituality and a way of life

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — With a combination of genuine warmth, knowledge, and faith, Father Matthew Habiger, a moral theologian, was well-equipped to take on Goliath. The giant in this case was the task of informing South Carolina Catholic couples and youth that there is an authentic way to love, and though it may not […]


Sierra Leone archbishop brings message of friendship, common heritage

CHARLESTON — Archbishop Joseph Ganda of Sierra Leone recently visited South Carolina, a state known for its hospitality. One of the reasons he came was to return the hospitality of the Polite family of North Charleston. Antawn and Thomiland Polite had visited the archbishop’s country as a part of “Homecoming,” a movement which seeks to […]


Blessed Sacrament School renovations a tribute to a stewardship parish

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — Renovation of the middle school wing at Blessed Sacrament School is scheduled to wrap up in time for the new school year. The $370,000 project included the addition of lighting and security cameras throughout the building and the installation of a new energy-saving air conditioning system. “Overall the building will […]


Mothers, kids learn about child safety at MOMS meeting

GOOSE CREEK—Any parent who watches television or reads newspapers is aware of the threat of child predators. The Immaculate Conception MOMS Club, a local chapter of an international organization designed to provide support for stay-at-home mothers, educated its members about child safety on July 12. Officer Jim Guest, a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer […]


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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
    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
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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
    From the Calendar of Diaconate