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2006

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 […]


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 […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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