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2006

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 […]


‘Choose Life’ license plates alive and well in South Carolina

South Carolinians will soon have a new place to display a pro-life message: their license plates. Governor Mark Sanford formally signed legislation Sept. 7 that will allow non-profit groups such as area pro-life organizations to petition for their own license plates through the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Motorists will be able to purchase the […]


Msgr. Carter receives award for outreach to the community

MOUNT PLEASANT — East Cooper Community Outreach presented its first Stone Soup Award Sept. 21 to Msgr. James Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Church. The award recognizes community leadership, compassion, vision, integrity and honesty. Msgr. Carter led an outreach to the East Cooper community in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. That effort […]


St. Benedict Church celebrates patron

MOUNT PLEASANT — More than 300 parishioners at St. Benedict Church celebrated their patron saint at Mass Oct. 1. Most of the people wore white to remember their baptismal calling and to commemorate St. Benedict. Once a year, the faith community honors St. Benedict during Mass and gives thanks and praise to God for its […]


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 […]


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    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