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Religious in diocese honored at Mass

CHARLESTON — A special Mass honoring the men and women religious of the Diocese of Charleston was celebrated Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Bishop Robert J. Baker was the celebrant at the liturgy held for the World Day for Consecrated Life. “It has been an annual event to celebrate religious […]

Fatima statue to visit SC

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be made available to parishes in South Carolina during the month of October. During a congress for youths in Fatima, Portugal, in 1946, participants took a statue of Mary from display in the Cova de Iria and made a pilgrimage to Lisbon. When they […]

EWTN now available on digital cable in Charleston and Columbia

CHARLESTON — A six-year campaign that began with a few persistent people ended in success in December when EWTN hit the airwaves in Charleston and Columbia. EWTN Global Catholic Network is now on Comcast Channel 291 in the Holy City and on Time Warner Channel 168 in Columbia. “We have a loyal fan base of […]

Bishop Baker’s prayer for life

Bishop Robert J. Baker gave the following prayer at the Stand Up for Life March and Rally in Columbia Jan. 21. O God of Light and Life and Love, please be with this great assemblage of people, gathered today to give you praise and to thank you for the gift of Life, the precious gift […]

Home Works volunteers help Katrina-ravaged areas

COLUMBIA — In mid-December 11 Home Works volunteers from Columbia, Greenville, the Isle of Palms, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., traveled to Covington, La., located about 45 minutes northeast of New Orleans. The trip was made possible through the initiative of Bishop Dorsey Henderson of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Both the Episcopal Diocese […]

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 […]

A Pastoral Invitation to Catholics of South Carolina

In September of 1999, I was ordained and installed as the Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. In the six years since that occasion, I have had the blessed opportunity to travel throughout our diocese, meet thousands of our diocesan families, and witness the strength of faith of the Catholic people of South Carolina. […]

Prince of Peace is fifth parish to offer perpetual adoration

TAYLORS — The parishioners of Prince of Peace Church ended a Forty Hours devotion on Dec. 14 and began a new ministry at the same time. The Upstate parish became the fifth in the Diocese of Charleston to offer perpetual adoration. “Perpetual adoration is a great thing,” said Deacon Gary Walczak. “It shows the devotion […]

Christ Our King stands out in academics and religion

MOUNT PLEASANT — As Sister Stella Maris Craven celebrates her 26th year as principal of Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, she is proud of how far the school has come over the past two decades. When Sister Craven first came to the school in 1980, there were 300 students enrolled and the school building dated […]

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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