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Dismas Ministry helps former inmates begin a new life

COLUMBIA — Our Lady of the Hills Church has established a ministry dedicated to addressing the needs of women recently released from prison. It is named after St. Dismas, who according to Catholic tradition was the “good thief” crucified next to Jesus at Calvary. He is the patron saint of criminals, reformed thieves, and condemned […]

The philosophy of stewardship

Stewardship is a biblical concept that has not received proper attention in our Catholic Church until recent years and has been particularly promoted in pockets of the U.S. Catholic clergy and laity, following Vatican II. Bishop Robert J. Baker In his “Pastoral Invitation to Cath-olics of South Carolina,” announcing 2006 as the Year of Stewardship, […]

Christ Our King choir to present ‘Requiem Aeternam’

MOUNT PLEASANT — Christ Our King Church will host “Requiem Aeternam,” an All Souls memorial service, at 3 p.m. Nov. 19. The churchis located at 1122 Russell Drive. The adult choir will sing movements from the Fauré, Duruflé, Webber and Rutter requiems. Following the tradition of remembering the dead in the month of November, the […]

Annual appeal for retired Catholic religious is Dec. 9-10

The 19th national annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be conducted in parishes December 9-10. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, the appeal benefits the projected $9 billion retirement liability of the nation’s religious orders. The funds help retired religious around the […]

St. Mary in Edgefield celebrates 150 years

EDGEFIELD — Parishioners old and new gathered in the beautiful church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception on Nov. 2 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of their parish. St. Mary is located on Jeter Street, just a few blocks from downtown Edgefield, and serves about 64 households. The membership includes descendants of families who […]

St. Andrew dedicates community life center

MYRTLE BEACH — Members of St. Andrew Parish celebrated the completion of their new community life center Nov. 20 with a blessing and dedication of the new building. More than 400 people attended a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Robert J. Baker and Msgr. Chet Moczydlowski, pastor of St. Andrew. Parishioners and guests attended a luncheon […]

Diocesan medical mission planned for Guatemala

BY DEACON ED PEITLER A few among the skeptics openly voiced their thoughts by asking, “Why would we send medical personnel to Guatemala?” Implied in the question was, “Why would Catholic Charities organize medical missions to serve the poor in places like Guatemala while the needs of the poor in South Carolina go unaddressed?” But […]

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital plans expansion

Charleston — Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is celebrating 10 years in its current location in the West Ashley area, and an upcoming expansion. St. Francis has served the health and medical needs of people in the Lowcountry for more than 120 years. The hospital traces its roots and mission back to 1882, when five […]

Love and mercy focus of Charismatic Conference

COLUMBIA — A small band played a hymn about the Holy Spirit, and many of the men and women in the St. John Neumann School gym closed their eyes and raised their hands to the ceiling in prayer and song. Suddenly, more than a dozen people began an exuberant line dance that ended up circling […]

Junior High Youth Rally puts the pieces together

WHITE OAK — More than 700 junior high boys and girls took part in one of the largest youth rallies held in the diocese in recent years, according to Jerry White, director of youth and young adults ministry for the diocese. They met Nov. 4 for “A Piece of the Puzzle,” a Junior High Youth […]

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    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
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