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Catholic schools focus on safety plans

CHARLESTON — In light of the recent shootings at Virginia Tech, the Office of Catholic Schools has asked each of the Diocese of Charleston’s 34 schools to take immediate safety precautions. Sister of Notre Dame Julia Hutchison, superintendent, sent an e-mail April 20 to principals requesting that each school ensure all access doors are locked […]

Kirk installed to Ministry of Reader

LATROBE, Pa. — Michael Kirk was one of 11 seminarians installed to the Ministry of Reader by Bishop Donald Trautman of the Diocese of Erie at St. Vincent Seminary on Feb. 26. Kirk is a native of Simpsonville, S.C., and is the son of Robert and Sandra Lee Kirk.  He is a 2001 graduate of […]

Father Richard D. Harris answered a wide variety of questions from a group of home-schooled children during a recent vocations talk he gave at St. Joseph Church in Columbia.
Priest shares call from God with students

COLUMBIA — Father Richard D. Harris of St. Joseph Church spoke to students from Holy Family home school support group in March about his journey into the priesthood. About 30 children, ranging in age from 3-year-olds to high school students, gathered around the priest as he told them tales from his childhood and about the […]

Winners announced for ‘Teens and Stewardship’ art contest

CHARLESTON — Catholic teenagers were invited to interpret the theme of time, talent and treasure in a national stewardship logo contest sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Stewardship recently. The contest, which was open to teens ages 13 to 19, was announced in September 2006 by Bishop Robert […]

Cathedral celebrates centennial and looks to the future

CHARLESTON — In April 1907, the Catholic Diocese of Charleston officially opened the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Broad Street after rebuilding from a fire in 1861. One hundred years later, parishioners gathered for a pot luck lunch on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of the central church of the diocese, to […]

Bishop calls on clergy to renew ministry commitment

CHARLESTON — Today’s priests and laity can learn profound lessons about faith and human frailty from the life of Moses, Bishop Robert J. Baker told the congregation at the annual chrism Mass April 3 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. In his homily, Bishop Baker said Moses’ very human struggles to keep his […]

Faith and Light organization planned

SUMMERVILLE — People with mental disabilities and their loved ones are sometimes overlooked when churches plan ministry and outreach. A discussion session for people with mental disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers will be held at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, Summerville, at 7 p.m. May 2. Church leaders hope to learn what the […]

Couple returns from mission trip to Cambodia with desire to help

JOHNS ISLAND — Tom and Lorraine McDermott brought a message back from Cambodia that they shared with Holy Spirit Church on Palm Sunday. That message, McDermott said was, “the Lord needs you.” The McDermotts traveled to Cambodia March 3-17 with the mission team Friends Across Borders, which is a program of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners. […]

An Easter Meditation

My Dear Friends, I am happy to share with you this profound meditation on the simplicity of faith in the face of the empty tomb and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, retired Archbishop of Milan, Italy, which leads me to say “Amen!” to the insights of this Scripture scholar, preacher, […]

Bishop England initiates Options program for disabled

CHARLESTON — Bishop England High School is opening its classrooms to the Options program, which is designed to provide an inclusive education to students with special needs. The decision to implement the program boiled down to one thing. “We took a close look at our mission statement and it is something we had to do […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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