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Advent is about preparation for the Lord

Editor’s Note: The following is an Advent letter from Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, admini stra tor of the Diocese of Char les ton. The season of Advent inaugurates the liturgical year of the church. If we wish to describe or place a lasting character to the liturgical year it is one of wakefulness and vigilance. […]

St. Michael in Garden City dedicates new columbarium

GARDEN CITY — Father Raymond J. Carlo dedicated and blessed St. Michael  Church’s new columbarium  on Nov. 2. The parish built the columbarium after members expressed a desire for one due to the lack of Catholic burial locations in the area and the large retirement population, according to a press release from St. Michael. Planning […]

Our Lady of the Hills Church develops respite care program

COLUMBIA — Our Lady of the Hills Church received a $5,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to begin a respite care program at their parish. The program will fill a growing need, as more people in the parish and the community at large find themselves caring for elderly parents, spouses and other relatives […]

Adults enjoy a draught of education at Theology on Tap

FLORENCE — St. Ann Church has a fun, new way to teach Catholics the basics about their faith. Since June, the parish has been hosting “Theology on Tap” events on the first Wednesday of each month. Adults gather in private homes or at the church fellowship hall for informal catechesis. The Theology on Tap program […]

Teens make tracks with St. Paul during local pilgrimage

CHARLESTON — Some South Carolina teens were thinking ahead on Nov. 22 by participating in a special Pauline year pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. By taking part in Mass, the sacrament of confession, and an educational journey, youth from nine parishes received a plenary indulgence as authorized by Pope Benedict XVI. […]

Oil paintings to benefit Mepkin Abbey

CHARLESTON — Original canvas oil paintings of some of the scenery at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner will go on sale this weekend to benefit the abbey itself. The paintings will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21-22 at Southeastern Galleries in Charles ton, located at 1885 Ashley River Road. A […]

Visits from saints highlight a Conway parish campout

CONWAY — About 100 members of St. James parish gathered in the field behind the church on the evening of Oct. 25. A large tent was put up and a great bonfire illuminated the darkness. The people were of all ages, and spoke English and Spanish, according to a press release from the church. Father […]

Catholic insurance provider stresses early response, documentation

COLUMBIA — Actions as simple as making sure a stairway is well lit or that church collection money is placed in a tamper-proof bag can save parishes thousands of dollars and countless hours of work and worry. That was the main message at two Catholic Mutual seminars held Nov. 11-12 at St. Joseph Church in […]

‘40 Days for Life’ peaceful campaign well attended in Charleston

CHARLESTON — On Nov. 2 people standing in defense of the sanctity of human life concluded their participation in the largest coordinated pro-life mobilization in the history of the nationwide 40 Days for Life Campaign. The campaign kicked off Sept. 24, focusing on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils at facilities where abortions are […]

Missionary spirit brings deacon and family to S.C.

 If you had measured success using the popular standard of the time, then Deacon Patrick Moynihan would have been doing just fine in 1995. Back then, the deacon and his young family were living comfortably in Memphis, Tenn. He was working as a futures and options trader for Louis Dreyfus Corp. and his wife Christina […]

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