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Campus ministry gets new associate director

CHARLESTON — Jane M. LaMarche has been hired as the new director of Catholic Campus Ministry at the College of Charleston and  as associate director of campus ministry for the Diocese of Charleston. She is the former director of campus ministry for the Archdiocese of Boston, a co-director of Catholic campus ministry at Boston University […]

New manager of Hispanic Ministry to focus on education

COLUMBIA — Hispanic ministry is about to get an extra infusion of energy in the form of Brother Carlos Parrilla. This Holy Cross brother is bringing an unbridled enthusiasm from campus ministry to his new career as manager of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston. Now based in the Midlands, Brother Carlos moved south […]

Healthy Learners program receives national awards

COLUMBIA — Healthy Learners, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System, received the 2006 Achievement Citation, the Catholic Health Association of the United States’ (CHA) highest program award for Catholic healthcare. The award was presented at the 91st Annual Catholic Health Assembly in Orlando, Fla., June 4-8. Over 1,100 people […]

Catholic Charities continues to aid Hurricane Katrina victims

FLORENCE — The one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating hit on the Gulf Coast is less than a month away, on Aug. 29. Meanwhile, those who live on or near the coast in the Southeast are focused on daily reports of development in the tropics and wondering if they are prepared for hurricane season […]

Visiting priest says Arab Christians’ experience is overlooked

COLUMBIA — Recent reports about the escalating conflict between Israel and Hezbollah have had a special impact for one South Carolina-born priest. Father Rick Vanderwater, affiliated with the Diocese of Jerusalem, spent the past 32 years serving as a teacher and parish priest in Israel. During that time, he learned about the vibrant but difficult […]

Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley, formerly of diocese, dies at 91

ASTON, Pa. — Franciscan Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley died July 9 in Assisi House at the age of 91. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years, she served in the Diocese of Charles-ton for 20 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 13 at Assisi House. […]

African-American parishes, university need assistance in hurricane recovery

GREENVILLE — After visiting New Orleans, Kathleen Merritt, director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries for the Diocese of Charleston, told The Catholic Miscellany that the needs of the hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi are still great. Merritt was one of 31 members of the National Black Catholic Congress who visited sites of historical […]

Faith, fun and friendship at Junior High CLI

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Where, in a span of four hours, can a junior high school student scramble under picnic tables, dance to praise-and-worship music, pray quietly, go swimming, and watch a skit about an Irish family witnessing to atheist neighbors? Welcome to the Christian Leadership Institute,  an annual summer program offered by the Diocese of Charleston’s […]

Fatima: Mary’s timely message of prayer and hope

The editor of The Catholic Miscellany, Deirdre C. Mays, joined a group of Catholic journalists from the United States as they toured Fatima and other religious sites in Portugal. The trip was sponsored by Regina Tours. Fatima is a place of silence and sanctuary. That may be hard to imagine since millions of pilgrims visit […]

Hispanic youth attend encuentro

A delegation of 11 from the Diocese of Charleston attended the First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana June 8-11. The group was led by Father Filemon Juya, vicar for Hispanic ministry in the diocese. Young people and adults from the Midlands and  Hilton […]

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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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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