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Faith, fun and friendship at Junior High CLI

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Where, in a span of four hours, can a junior high school student scramble under picnic tables, dance to praise-and-worship music, pray quietly, go swimming, and watch a skit about an Irish family witnessing to atheist neighbors? Welcome to the Christian Leadership Institute,  an annual summer program offered by the Diocese of Charleston’s […]

Fatima: Mary’s timely message of prayer and hope

The editor of The Catholic Miscellany, Deirdre C. Mays, joined a group of Catholic journalists from the United States as they toured Fatima and other religious sites in Portugal. The trip was sponsored by Regina Tours. Fatima is a place of silence and sanctuary. That may be hard to imagine since millions of pilgrims visit […]

Hispanic youth attend encuentro

A delegation of 11 from the Diocese of Charleston attended the First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana June 8-11. The group was led by Father Filemon Juya, vicar for Hispanic ministry in the diocese. Young people and adults from the Midlands and  Hilton […]

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 […]

Two ordained to priesthood for diocese

CHARLESTON — Two seminarians were ordained priests for the Diocese of Charleston on June 3. The Rev. Mr. Marcin Zahuta, a native of Poland, and the Rev. Mr. David A Runnion of Georgia were both ordained by Bishop Robert J. Baker in the presence of priests from around the diocese. Several hundred people gathered at […]

McCormick nourished students’ faith at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY — Since the fall of 1995, regular Sunday Masses have been held on the campus of Coastal Carolina University and Tim McCormick has been there for all but three. But this fall, the students will have to worship without him. After 10 years of organizing the weekly liturgies for students, McCormick, the director of […]

Family Honor fulfills a promise

COLUMBIA — Nearly 20 years ago, a handful of parents wanted to help other parents who were struggling to raise healthy, happy and holy children, and formed Family Honor, Inc., to accomplish that goal. Today the demand for programs has exceeded manpower and funding, so Family Honor is trying to find creative ways to grow. […]

A new church for St. Ann

SANTEE — The first Mass at the new St. Ann Church was celebrated June 11, a day when temperatures in this resort community near Lake Marion soared into the 90s. Inside the air was cool and faces were lit with smiles as Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the new church and spoke to those gathered […]

Artist’s show to benefit Daughters of St. Paul

CHARLESTON — “Mary’s Garden,” a show of original works by artist Gary Hoff, will open this week at the Pauline Books and Media Center on King Street. Held in conjunction with the Spoleto Festival, it will benefit the renovation of the Daughters of St. Paul’s building. The show’s opening, which includes a reception, will be […]

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