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Annual Catholic Camporee draws more than 300 Scouts

SALUDA — Stewardship and the principles of Scouting go hand in hand, Bishop Robert J. Baker told Scouts at the second annual Diocese of Charleston Catholic Camporee Oct. 13-15. “It is important to realize the gifts you’ve been given, and think about how you can use those gifts to help others,” Bishop Baker said. The […]

St. Anne’s Liturgy Day features prayer, preaching and music

BY LAURA PFIZENMAYER ROCK HILL — Jesuit Father J-Glenn Murray led more than 100 people in a celebration of Liturgy Day at St. Anne Church Nov. 4. The event was a combination of prayer, instruction, old-fashioned preaching and music by the St. Mary Gospel Choir. Liturgy Day was co-sponsored by St. Anne and the Oratory […]

Hispanics maintain Catholic heritage ‘with joy and love’

COLUMBIA — Motorists traveling down Polo Road on the morning of Oct. 21 saw a procession of people dressed in brightly colored clothing, singing a hymn to the Virgin Mary in Spanish and carrying flags that whipped in the wind. It was the opening of the annual Diocese of Charleston Hispanic Heritage Celebration, held at […]

Hispanic group recognizes Pee Dee priest

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Health Coalition has presented its annual Ramos Excellence in Hispanic Community Service Award to Father ’Rick La Brecque, pastor of St. James Church in Conway and Church of the Resurrection in Loris. The recognition, known as the Abriendo Puertas para Nuestra Gente Award, was given at the coalition’s annual […]

Family still seeks kidney for son

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — James and Sandra Colantino are still praying for a miracle in the shape of a donated kidney for their son, Christian. Their search started a year ago, with a bulletin item at their church, Our Lady Star of the Sea. Since then, Christian’s story has been told in Catholic and secular […]

A message from the bishop

A message from the bishop November, 2006 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: For the past few years, I’ve been working with my advisory councils and gathering input on pastoral matters in the diocese. Earlier this year, I asked all Catholics in the diocese to share their reflections on pastoral priorities. I’ve considered all […]

Sister Kathleen Delancey takes solemn vows, joins Poor Clares

GREENVILLE — Sister Kathleen Delancey took solemn vows and became part of the contemplative Order of Poor Clares at the Monastery of St. Clare on Oct. 4. The monastery now has 16 active nuns. Sister Kathleen, 54, was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore for 25 years before she discerned her vocation to […]

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 […]

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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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