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2006

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, […]


Mendi Drayton joins Catholic Charities in immigration services

GREENVILLE — Mendi Drayton has joined Catholic Charities as coordinator of immigration services for the Piedmont Deanery. Drayton, 28, started work at the Greenville office during the second week of September. Her responsibilities include helping immigrants and their families negotiate a maze of immigration documentation and paperwork, and helping to connect them with social services […]


Seminarians ordained to diaconate

ROME — Bryan P. Babick, Michael P. Cassabon and Jeffrey F. Kirby, seminarians of the Diocese of Charleston, were ordained to the transitional diaconate Oct. 5. They were among 27 American and Australian seminarians from the Pontifical North American College ordained by Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, Archbishop of the Military Services for the United States of […]


Black Catholics celebrate their gifts at ‘soulful reunion’

KINGSTREE — More than 300 Catholics from across the state gathered Oct. 14, “family reunion style,” to celebrate the gifts that Black Catholics bring to the church. The Black Catholic Heritage Celebration is an annual event coordinated by the Office of Ethnic Ministries under the guidance of Franciscan Father Paul Williams and its director, Kathleen […]


From résumés to resources, Life Skills Class helps people change course

NORTH CHARLESTON — Catholic Charities is assisting people in need with a Life Skills Class, designed to help break the cyclical problems associated with generational poverty by giving people the skills they need to improve their lives. The classes are held each Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. John Church, located at 3921 St. John’s […]


Priest says black Catholics have a rich historical tradition in the church

COLUMBIA — During his homily for the heritage celebration in Kingstree, Father Freddy Washington said he hoped to convey the importance and richness of the heritage of black Catholics in South Carolina and the important role they play. “Right now in the church we have come to see the importance of our presence in terms […]


A mission trip to India becomes a life’s desire

In July, Helena Moniz visited a place she can’t quite leave behind. “Everywhere I went I saw the face of God,” she said. She went to India for a month. Her connection there was Father Thomasaiah Reddimasu, a priest from the Diocese of Warangal, whose five-year stay in South Carolina left a permanent impact. While […]


Prayer-filled pro-life vigils are held at clinics around the state

COLUMBIA — For years people have come to pray outside South Carolina clinics where abortions are performed. They come in the hopes that they can save a child and spare a mother the tragic aftermath of an abortion. They also pray for the closing of these clinics and the conversion of those who participate in […]


Marian shrine a ‘sign of hope’

Kingstree — The wind and rain couldn’t dampen the prayerful enthusiasm of more than 300 people who gathered Oct. 8 for the inauguration of the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope. The ceremony took place along with the annual diocesan Rosary Celebration. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Robert […]


XLT services a mix of lively praise and quiet worship for youth

COLUMBIA — When Father David Whitman carried a gold monstrance containing the Eucharist into a meeting room packed with teenagers, the room grew so silent that the chirping of crickets outside could be heard. He placed the monstrance on an altar that had been set up in the room, and bowed his head in prayer. […]


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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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