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2006

Regional Stewardship Conference set for April 29 in Cary, N.C.

CHARLESTON — Whether a parish is starting to promote stewardship as a way of life or has been actively involved in it for years, the fifth annual Regional Stewardship Day Conference will feature something for all. The conference will be April 29 at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C., and is sponsored by the dioceses […]


LARCUM marks its 10th year

CHARLESTON — Religious leaders from around the state gathered at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church on Jan. 29 for the 2006 South Carolina LARCUM Prayer Service. LARCUM — an acronym for Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist — is an ecumenical effort to establish unity between the four denominations. LARCUM celebrates its 10th year in South […]


Parish Domestic Violence Response Teams to meet Feb. 25

COLUMBIA — A statewide meeting of Parish Domestic Violence Teams will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. The meeting will include discussion of the processes for working with parish secretarial staff, who play a vital role in responding to victims’ calls; parish team development; […]


Family takes aid to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka

COLUMBIA — Maria Rose Culbertson, a senior at Cardinal Newman School, visited tsunami-devastated Sri Lanka last summer. She went with her father Michael and mother Savi, a native of the country, representing the South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (SCCCRS). In writing about her experience, Maria said that when she heard the news about the […]


Twelve-year-old organizes Babies World Walk set for March 24

GREENVILLE — Twelve-year-old Claire Capelle’s dream one day last year inspired her to find a way to raise money to help women in crisis pregnancies. Claire, a middle school student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, said she had a dream about babies being killed. She said she wanted to find a way to stop abortion […]


Sister Mary Louise Minkle, former BEHS teacher, dies at 84

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Sister Mary Louise Minkle, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and former teacher at Bishop England High School in Charleston, S.C., died Feb. 15 at Villa St. Michael, the province’s retirement residence. She was 84. A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 18 at the Basilica of the National Shrine […]


Make a difference on abortion locally, speaker says

TAYLORS — Parishioners should be given local abortion statistics so they understand how many babies are being aborted in their area, Father Peter West told pro-life coordinators Feb. 12. “You have to tell them that we have to do something about it in our local community,” said Father West, a priest associate of Priests for […]


Blessed Sacrament students deliver cookies to say ‘thanks’ to neighbors

CHARLESTON — A box of cookies may not make up for years of morning and afternoon school traffic and recent building renovations in the Westwood neighborhood, but Blessed Sacrament Catholic School wanted residents to know it appreciates their patience. Some Blessed Sacrament students and their parents went door to door Jan. 30 and handed out […]


Traditionally black Catholic parishes see growth and renewal

COLUMBIA — February is Black History Month, traditionally a time when the achievements of black Americans are studied and remembered. It can also be a time, according to Father Paul Williams, when black Catholics in South Carolina can reflect on their history and focus on some goals for the future. Father Williams, vicar for African-American […]


S.C. Knights raise an all-time high for charities last year

TAYLORS — Fears of donor fatigue after the demands of Hurricane Katrina were not realized in Knights of Columbus charity drives last year. The organization’s 58 councils in South Carolina raised more than $43,000 during its annual charity drive, and sent money and a truckload of supplies to storm-ravaged coastal Mississippi in the fall, according […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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