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2007

Diaconate ordination will be May 19

JOHNS ISLAND — Twenty-two men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate at Holy Spirit Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, at 11 a.m. May 19. Bishop Robert J. Baker will be the celebrant and Msgr. Joseph Roth, vicar general, and director of the Permanent Diaconate program for the Diocese of Charleston, will concelebrate. The formation […]


Home Works nails a need in South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Homeowners in need were blessed recently when Home Works volunteers turned out for a labor blitz at sites in the Midlands and the Lowcountry. Home Works, based in Columbia, is an outreach  that offers home repairs to people in need. The organization was founded by Hank Chardos in 1996 with a mission “to […]


Vietnamese Catholics celebrate Our Lady of La Vang

GREENVILLE — Hundreds of Vietnamese Catholics from around the Diocese of Charleston joined in the seventh annual Vietnamese Marian Celebration held May 6 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The celebration concluded a three-day retreat held at the church May 4-6, which focused on “The Challenge of Being A Healthy, Happy and Holy Vietnamese […]


Bishop Baker’s new book brings questions to God

Bishop Robert J. Baker has written a new book, “The Questioners Prayer,” published by Our Sunday Visitor. Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Kirby, a seminarian at the North American College in Rome, wrote a review. As Catholics, we affirm our belief in God’s goodness and in his loving plan for each one of us. It’s an easy […]


Workshop focuses on evangelizing black Catholics

FLORENCE — Father Marcian Thet Kyaw, pastor of St. Ann Church, responded to a call for increased evangelization to the African-American Catholic community by teaching others to do the same. He and his parishioners organized a workshop in late April that was attended by 40 people. It was led by Deacon Robert and Juanita Gerald. […]


Principals honored at special Mass

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker called on school principals to offer spiritual guidance when helping students discern God’s path for them. The bishop was speaking to the administrators during a special Mass held to celebrate Diocese of Charleston’s school system at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on May 9. Restoration work on […]


In Iraq: Charity, love, duty lead soldier to give

CHARLESTON — Master Sgt. John Sookikian is on his second tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq, and he is making the most of his time. The soldier is taking the lessons of love and charity that he learned in his family church of Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia and employing them overseas by […]


Regional conference promotes stewardship as a way of life

NORTH CHARLESTON — The Regional Stewardship Conference held at the North Charleston Convention Center drew a crowd of 320 people on April 28. The keynote speaker was Dr. Charles Zech, a professor of economics at Villanova University and the author of over 75 books and articles on various Catholic topics of interest. Bishop Robert J. […]


‘The church must always be at mission’

SUMMERVILLE — Msgr. Edward Lofton, director of Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Charleston, is adamant about the importance of mission work in the Catholic church. “The church must always be at mission, it’s at the very center of what we are,” he said in an interview with The Miscellany. Msgr. Lofton, who […]


St. Peter breaks ground on parish center

COLUMBIA — A new chapter in the history of St. Peter Church began the morning of April 29 as parishioners attended a groundbreaking ceremony for their new parish life center. The new building will replace the outdated Murphy Hall, which has been demolished, and is being funded through $2.8 million raised in 2006 by “Living […]


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    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