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‘A Celebration of Place’ to honor Mepkin Abbey’s African heritage

MONCKS CORNER — The public is invited to join the Brothers of Mepkin Abbey for “A Celebration of Place,”  a community celebration and dedication honoring the abbey’s African heritage. The event  will be on Labor Day, Sept. 4. “A Celebration of Place” will feature the presentation of a painting by renowned lowcountry artist Jonathan Green, […]

‘Just passing through’ turned into 18 years for Sister Veronica Janas

GREENVILLE — St. Mary School  has said goodbye to Sister Veronica Janas, the principal who has led the school since 1988 and gathered faculty, staff and parents into what one admirer describes as a “community of faith.” “I initially thought I was just passing through here, and instead I’ve been here 18 years,” said Sister […]

Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley, formerly of diocese, dies at 91

ASTON, Pa. — Franciscan Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley died July 9 in Assisi House at the age of 91. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years, she served in the Diocese of Charles-ton for 20 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 13 at Assisi House. […]

Prison Ministry convocation focuses on spirituality

SPRINGMAID BEACH – The National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry, an ecumenical gathering of people who work in ministry for the incarcerated, came to the Diocese of Charles-ton this year and drew more than 100 people for four and a half days of workshops, lectures, prayer, and public demonstration of commitment to justice for […]

Radio host encourages all Catholics to become apologists

SIMPSONVILLE — When Carrie Vaughn of St. Mary Magdalene Parish was struggling to understand her faith, apologist John Martignoni came to her rescue on Catholic radio station WCKI, 1300-am. “I started listening to him on my lunch hour,” she said. “He kept answering my questions, so I called the Catholic Radio Station to get his […]

Providence Hospital CEO honored

COLUMBIA — Sister Judith Ann Karam, president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Hospital Association June 12. Sister Judith Ann also serves as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System (CSA Health System) in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

22 years of adoration at Blessed Sacrament

CHARLESTON — Perpetual adoration has been going strong for 22 years at Blessed Sacrament Church. That’s 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week, 8,736 hours a year, for an amazing total of 192,192 hours over the 22-year span. Dedicated people who have made a commitment to spend a Holy Hour in the presence of […]

Class of 2006 has ‘unique qualities’

Seniors at the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Charleston took steps into the future during recent weeks. Nearly 300 students received diplomas at graduation ceremonies around the diocese. Here is a look at those ceremonies and some of the achievements of the Class of 2006. Sumter At St. Francis Xavier High School, […]

St. Michael Church dedicates new center to its former pastor

GARDEN CITY — Bishop Robert J. Baker joined with the faithful from one of the Grand Strand’s fastest-growing churches on May 7 to formally dedicate a building named after a beloved priest. The Duffy Center at St. Michael Church is a multi-purpose building that can seat up to 1,000 people. It is named for the […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $65,000 in grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 25 Caritas Fund grants totaling $65,500 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across the state. As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina makes Caritas awards twice a year to non-profit and faith-based […]

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    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