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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 […]

Welcome additions at Good Shepherd in McCormick

McCORMICK — An important new part of parish life at Good Shepherd Church was officially blessed on May 31. A Family Life Center has been added to the church’s property off U.S. 221 in the small community of McCormick. Members of the church, a mission of Sacred Heart Church in Abbeville, gathered for the blessing […]

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 […]

St. Ann Chapel reopens in Holly Hill

HOLLY HILL – “It’s like coming home again.” That’s how a parishioner described the April 23 Mass that celebrated the reopening of St. Ann Chapel. It was closed in 2002 because of extensive water damage and mold problems. The history of St. Ann Chapel can be traced back to 1927, when Camilla Pearl Berry-Hutto was […]

John Barker is new diocesan CFO

CHARLESTON – John Barker has joined the Diocese of Charleston as its new chief financial officer. Barker, 48, is the former chief financial officer of the Claremont Restaurant Group in Mooresville, N.C. The company manages Sagebrush Restaurants, casual-dining steakhouses located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Barker is a native of Ohio and […]

Andrew Cano admitted to candidacy for Holy Orders

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Andrew Cano from the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., was admitted to candidacy for Holy Orders by Bishop John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend on April 29. The event took place in St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum, where Cano is a seminarian, according to a press release […]

Poor Clares receive grant

GREENVILLE – The contemplative Order of Poor Clares is giving thanks for a $250,000 grant it received from the National Religious Retirement Office. The grant will assist in the order’s efforts to relocate and build a new monastery. “We have worked very hard to plan for our future living space that is in keeping with […]

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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
    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