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Nun, prolific author, has been writing her whole life

BLUFFTON — Sister Pamela Smith has found writing is a daily activity that gives her great joy. “I’m always working on something,” said the author of nine books and more than 130 articles, poems and booklets. “It starts from the fact that I tend to use meditative writing as a form of prayer. If it […]

Roper St. Francis receives approval to build new Mount Pleasant hospital

CHARLESTON — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has approved a request from Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) to build a new hospital in Mount Pleasant. “We’re thrilled to be able to move forward with plans for a new 85-bed hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of this vibrant and […]

Annual SCCCW convention March 31-April 2 in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH — The annual South Carolina Council of Catholic Women will sponsor its annual convention March 31-April 2 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. The 76th annual event, “I Have Called You By Name, You Are Mine (Is 43:1),” is designed to help improve affiliates on a functional level and provide participants […]

Stewardship will be theme of Black Catholic Day of Reflection

SUMTER — The Diocese of Charles-ton’s Office of Black Catholics will have its Annual Day of Reflection from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at St. Jude Church, located at 611 W. Oakland. The theme of this year’s Day of Reflection is “Stewardship: the gateway to parish stability and growth.” The keynote speaker will […]

Betty Jo Costello is an inspiration to all

NORTH AUGUSTA — People who call or visit the office of Our Lady of Peace Church have been greeted with a kind voice or warm smile from Betty Jo Costello for nearly 24 years. As parish secretary and bookkeeper, she felt it was her vocation to reach out to others in this manner, but this […]

Hosch honored as Woman of Achievement

COLUMBIA — Ask Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch about her work with the poor and needy, and the words pour out of her in a burst of quiet but ardent enthusiasm. Sister Margie is the regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Deanery. Her work there has included providing counseling and help to disaster survivors, […]

New church for St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA — A cold wind didn’t prevent more than 100 people from gathering outside St. Martin de Porres Church Feb. 5, many of them wearing yellow plastic hard hats on top of warm hats. The hard hats were symbolic of the historic event about to take place — the groundbreaking for a new church building […]

Hutchinson lives her faith at Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital

CHARLESTON — Her cell phone rang for the fifth time in 20 minutes. She answered cheerfully, listened, then offered guidance to the employee on the other end, taking notes in her overloaded portfolio — her mobile desk. It wasn’t yet 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, the quietest time of Catherine Hutchinson’s work days. First as […]

Priests told ethnic ministry requires support and compassion

CHARLESTON — Priests from around the diocese met at the Mills House for the annual Convocation of Priests Jan. 17 -19. The focus of this year’s event was ethnic ministries. The guest speakers were Father Mario Vizcaino, SchP, director of the Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry; Elaine Lacy, Ph.D., director of the Research Initiatives […]

St. John students show what they’re made of in LEGO™ competition

NORTH CHARLESTON — Each year, many South Carolina students spend months building robots and learning to maneuver them over a course in preparation for the annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO™ League competition. This year a St. John Catholic School team won second place out of 140 teams for the […]

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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