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2010

Deacon Ed Peitler
Deacon Edward Peitler to leave Catholic Charities

CHARLESTON —Deacon Edward Peitler has spent the last four years focused on helping poor people and immigrants, the imprisoned and the homeless, while simultaneously spreading the message of the Gospel. On Oct. 29, he will step down as director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston, a position he has held since June 2006. […]


Coming soon to a parish near you: A building and renovation committee
Coming soon to a parish near you: A building and renovation committee

CHARLESTON—There is good news for parishes who want to build or remodel: Changes have been made to make the process a lot easier. Now, instead of creating a presentation of their needs and driving to Charleston to present it to the new Building and Renovation Advisory Committee, the commission is coming to them. Cristina Natividad, […]


Margaret Ann Moon, board of trustees chair at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, and Bishop Robert J. Baker, formerly of the Diocese of Charleston, signed documents signifying the recognition of the school by the diocese in 2000. (Photo Provided)
St. Joseph’s Catholic School celebrates 10 years

GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. As they prepare for the future, school officials took a moment to look back on some of their accomplishments. Among the 466 graduates, many have returned as teachers in Catholic schools, one is a priest, two are in the priest formation program for the diocese, […]


Students of St. John Neumann School watch the construction progress on campus. (Photo Provided)
St. John Neumann begins construction on fifth- and sixth-grade building

COLUMBIA—When students at St. John Neumann started school recently, they discovered something new on their campus: earth movers. The construction vehicles were there to start work on a new two-story building that will house four classes of fifth- and sixth-graders, plus an additional four rooms on the bottom floor, said Barbara Cole, principal.



Participants sing at the “Women Celebrating Women” day in the new hall Aug. 15. More than 150 women attended. (Provided)
St. Mary of the Angels step up for new hall

ANDERSON—Members of St. Mary of the Angels Church had a big challenge earlier this year — raise $60,000 between May 2010 and May 2011 to receive matching funds from the Catholic Extension Society to expand the parish’s social hall.



Blessed Trinity Church was completed in 1985. The community began in 1974 as part of The Greer-Taylors Endeavor to serve a growing number of Catholics in eastern Greenville County. (Diocesan Archives)
Blessed Trinity celebrates a quarter century

GREER—Many members of Blessed Trinity Church attend Mass in a place they or their loved ones helped build. The parish will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a 9:30 a.m. Mass Sept. 12. Sylvia Semones, one of the main organizers of the celebration, has been a parishioner since a group of about 40 families started meeting […]


Peggy Vice, Divine Redeemer School, Hanahan
New principals set goals and prepare to exceed them

The Diocese of Charleston said goodbye to many familiar faces this past year, including the superintendent of education and the leaders of seven schools. Filling those spots was not an easy task, and some were empty right up until the last moments before school resumed. Two of those who were tapped for the role are […]


Sports teach more than athletic skills
Sports teach more than athletic skills

Tell a coach that sports and religion aren’t connected and he’s sure to start quoting popes. Pope John Paul II and Pope Pius XII, for sure, who both praised the values that could be learned by playing sports. They cited attributes that could be garnered from the games.


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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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