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Blue Ribbon award recognizes St. Andrew’s innovative programs

MYRTLE BEACH — It takes teamwork — a combination of quality teaching, responsible students, and involved parents — to make a Blue Ribbon School. Mimi Sheets, a mother with children at St. Andrew School, added a fourth component that is unique to faith-based education: “Putting God first … the head coach.” St. Andrew was the […]

Sister Maryjane Golden leaving religious education to further her own

CHARLESTON — Sister Maryjane Golden, a Sister of St. Mary of Namur, will say goodbye July 8 to the 10-year ministry that has changed her life in many ways. Sister Maryjane has served as director of religious education for St. Patrick and Our Lady of Mercy churches in Charleston. After spending some time at her […]

St. Joseph School dedicates plaque to beloved employee

COLUMBIA — When Jesse Brown started work at St. Joseph School in 1976, Jimmy Carter was president, America was celebrating its bicentennial, and the pope in residence at the Vatican was Pope Paul VI. Over the next 29 years, Brown became a much-loved fixture at the school on Devine Street, embedded in the memories of […]

Father Travis celebrates 25 years as priest

CAMDEN — Family, friends and current and former parishioners gathered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Dec. 6 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Father Francis J. Travis’ ordination to the priesthood. Since his ordination in 1981, Father Travis has served at parishes all over South Carolina. He has served as pastor in Camden […]

Final phase of diocesan capital campaign nears goal

CHARLESTON — As the “Our Heritage, Our Hope” campaign nears its $32 million goal, Block Three parishes are making the final push to encourage all parish families to participate, according to Matt Dwyer, campaign executive director. Block Three, the final phase of the effort, includes parishes in the Midlands and Piedmont deaneries. Also, several parishes […]

Giving gifts with a conscience

If you’re stymied over finding a gift for the person who has everything, or doesn’t want another knickknack to dust, consider giving something that benefits other people or spiritual ministries. Catholics have many options for gifts, from the edible variety to services for people in crisis. In South Carolina we have great resources for both […]

Dismas Ministry helps former inmates begin a new life

COLUMBIA — Our Lady of the Hills Church has established a ministry dedicated to addressing the needs of women recently released from prison. It is named after St. Dismas, who according to Catholic tradition was the “good thief” crucified next to Jesus at Calvary. He is the patron saint of criminals, reformed thieves, and condemned […]

Philip Gillespie is installed as lector at Pontifical College Josephinum

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seminarian Philip S. Gillespie of the Diocese of Charleston was installed into the ministry of lector at the Pontifical College Josephinum Nov. 19. Gillespie was one of 22 theologians installed as lectors and acolytes by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix. The Mass and installation were held […]

Stars of the sea: Ports-based ministry serves seafarers

CHARLESTON — Three Catholics have found a way to fill a spiritual void for many seafaring strangers. One speaks the familiar language of their homeland, another welcomes them with warm sincerity and the third cares for their souls. All three are members of the Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society, an interfaith group that provides Christian […]

Light the Christ Candle of Hope

Once again, Bishop Robert J. Baker is encouraging Catholics to celebrate their faith with the Christ Candle of Hope during the Christmas season.  Christmas is the celebration of the breaking through history of the greatest event of all time — the birth of the Son of God into our world, who was victorious over all […]

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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