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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 […]

Evangelizing at Aiken’s Makin’

AIKEN — For the last 30 years, vendors and onlookers have gathered in a carnival atmosphere at Aiken’s Makin’. Festive foods, music and skilled demonstrations are a draw for sightseers, who stroll along the parkways. St. Mary Help of Christians Church engaged the crowd with its ongoing faith outreach by providing music and tours of […]

Capital campaign begins final phase

CHARLESTON — “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” the largest fund-raising campaign in the history of the Diocese of Charleston, has achieved nearly 75 percent of its $32 million target, the firm conducting the effort announced. Matthew Dwyer, campaign executive director of Guidance in Giving Inc., said that more than $23 million has been pledged, with approximately […]

Diocesan workshop urges dialogue between Muslims, Catholics

COLUMBIA — A workshop held at Our Lady of the Hills Church Sept. 13-14 addressed a topic that has become increasingly relevant in recent weeks — the need for interfaith dialogue between Roman Catholics and Muslims. The Diocese of Charleson’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs sponsored a two-day training session for clergy and laity […]

Carter-May Home, St. Joseph Residence benefit from a Day of Caring

CHARLESTON — The Carter-May Home received some needed repairs thanks to the Day of Caring, a community service event sponsored by the Trident United Way that helps nonprofit organizations. According to Janine Bauder, administrator of the Carter-May Home and St. Joseph’s Residence, nonprofits can list projects on the United Way Web site and local businesses […]

Sister Marilyn Barry returns to Upstate to celebrate golden jubilee

GREENVILLE — Sister Marilyn Barry, OSF, returned to the diocese Sept. 2 for a celebration of her 50 years of religious life. Sister Marilyn served in the Diocese of Charleston from 1991-2000 as pastoral associate at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. She was responsible for RCIA, liturgical ministers, homebound and hospital ministry, and a […]

Friends bid farewell to Abbot Kline

MOUNT PLEASANT — More than a hundred people gathered at Christ Our King Church on Sept. 11 to pray for Abbot Francis Kline at a special memorial Mass. They spoke of his love for God, for music and for nature; told stories about the organ concerts he gave and the journeys he made during his […]

Diocese mourns passing of Abbot Kline

MONCKS CORNER — Trappist Father Francis Kline, the abbot of Our Lady of Mepkin Abbey, died Aug. 27 after a three-year battle with lymphoma. He was 57. Abbot Kline was born Joseph Paul Kline III in Philadelphia, Penn., a son of Joseph P. and Vanetta Hiltner Kline. He attended the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin […]

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    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