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(Miscellany/Deirdre C. Mays) Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone delivers the homily during All Souls’ Day Mass at St. Lawrence Cemetery in North Charleston Nov. 2.
All Souls’ Day: After death comes a new life

CHARLESTON—In dying we are born unto eternal life. That belief was the focus of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s annual All Souls’ Day Mass held Oct. 2 at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

(Photo provided) Sue Veon stands with other members of the St. Francis Xavier Hospital School of Nursing class of 1965.
Strong faith and compassion mark Veon’s service

CHARLESTON—When Sue Veon retires on Nov. 5, it will mark the end of an era. The obstetrics nurse was one of the last women to graduate from the St. Francis Xavier Hospital School of Nursing and is also one of the last still working.

(Diocesan Archives) St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia will turn 75 on Dec. 15. A Mass and luncheon will be Nov. 21 to celebrate the jubilee.
Diversity is hallmark of St. Martin de Porres Church

COLUMBIA—St. Martin de Porres Church is celebrating its 75th year of serving the faithful in a manner befitting its namesake. Although the building has changed over the years, the core mission of welcoming all people, regardless of race or economic status, has remained the same.

(Miscellany/Deirdre C. Mays) Carlos Ellis, second from left, and other members of Bishop England High School’s marching band alumni perform at the homecoming football game Oct. 22.
BE band hits a high note with alumni

DANIEL ISLAND—What began as a casual comment on Facebook inspired Bishop England High School’s marching band alumni to hold the first all-year band reunion Oct. 22.

Sister Roberta Bridgeman, OLM
Sister Roberta Bridgeman, OLM, dies at 95

CHARLESTON—Sister Marie Roberta Bridgeman, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, died at May Forest, the congregation’s motherhouse, on Sept. 4. She was 95. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at the order’s chapel and burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Sister Roberta was born Mary Bridgeman on March 30, 1915, to […]

Bishop allocates funds for Native American evangelization

Native American Catholics make up a small, vibrant part of the Catholic community in South Carolina, but efforts to minister directly to them have been few and far between. That will hopefully change in the near future, thanks to funds from the annual Black and Indian Mission Collection that Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone recently allocated […]

(Photo provided) A 12-foot puppet of Mary is part of the “Pilgrim Trail: Miracle Songs from Medieval Spain” concert, which will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston Nov. 6.
Theatrical concert is a multi-media experience

CHARLESTON—Large puppets will move through the darkened Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to the sound of ancient music played on antique instruments on Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m. The choir of Christ the King Church in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Camerata will present “Pilgrim Trail: Miracle Songs from Medieval Spain,” a theatrical concert which […]

Oblate Father Richard McAlear
SC Charismatic Conference: God’s love and mercy

COLUMBIA—The transforming power of God’s mercy was the highlight of this year’s S.C. Catholic Charismatic Conference held Oct. 22-24 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. More than 200 people from the Southeast and as far away as Pennsylvania took advantage of the opportunity for private and group prayer, the chance to attend Mass, adoration […]

(Miscellany/Deirdre C. Mays) Elizabeth “Betsy” Cahill is pictured in her home in Charleston Oct. 26. She reads the Bible in Hebrew, a goal she set for herself at age 16.
Extraordinary life leads Cahill to Catholicism

CHARLESTON—When Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill was 16 years old, she made a list of things she wanted to accomplish in life. She’s done quite a bit since then, checking items off her list and adding new goals along the way.

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