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2011

Father Renaurd West ordained to the priesthood

CHARLESTON—Newly ordained Father Renaurd West said that even though he is in awe of his new role as a priest, he also feels right at home. Father West was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on June 7. “It’s still pretty surreal to me,” […]


Good Shepherd moves from mission to church

MCCORMICK—Good Shepherd Mission in McCormick is now officially a church. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the parish’s canonical status in a decree released Dec. 20. “Such growth can only be achieved by the Grace of the Holy Spirit and the good will of the parishioners,” the bishop stated in the decree. Good Shepherd was a […]


Trappist Brother Gregory Krug dies at 92

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Brother Gregory Krug, one of the founding monks of Mepkin Abbey, died Dec. 23 at the Abbey. He was, 92. The funeral Mass and burial was held Dec. 28 at the abbey. He was born May 30, 1919, the son of George F. and Casilda Kramer Krug in Detroit, Mich. He attended Loyola […]


The diocese has a new priest: Father Filip Wodecki

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston celebrated the Christmas season by welcoming another priest into the fold. Father Filip Peter Wodecki was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 28 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.


Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $95,000 in grants

COLUMBIA–The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded five grants totaling $95,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the underserved in South Carolina, according to a Dec. 22 press release. The organizations included: Columbia Free Medical Clinic, Healthy Learners, Lowcountry Food Bank, Oliver Gospel Mission and Teach My People. The Columbia Free Medical Clinic received […]


Four Upstate Catholic schools form marching band

The saints came marching in, along with a prince and Our Lady. Those are the members of the United Catholic School Marching Band, which joined students from St. Paul the Apostle in Spartanburg, St. Mary in Greenville, Prince of Peace in Taylors and Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville. The marching band was the […]


Bishop England takes state in football, baseball, volleyball, and a lot more

CHARLESTON—When the Battlin’ Bishops won their football championship recently, it was a big deal in more ways than one. It marked the first state title for the football program, giving them well deserved legitimacy at the state level and pride in their accomplishments. It also marked the 100th time that Bishop England High School has […]


Interfaith groups hold vigils to seek immigration law reform

COLUMBIA—Words of prayer, moving testimony, gospel music and the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” rose from the steps of the Statehouse Dec. 18 as hundreds prayed for the overturn of a controversial new state immigration law. More than 300 people from a variety of Christian denominations and other faiths attended a prayer vigil organized […]


Father Robert Barron’s ‘Catholicism’ is a popular educational tool

SIMPSONVILLE—Members of St. Mary Magdalene Church are learning more about the faith through “Catholicism,” a 10-part documentary by author, theologian and teacher Father Robert Barron. Father Barron is the founder of Word on Fire, an Illinois-based ministry dedicated to innovative Catholic evangelism through mass media. (www.wordonfire.org). In an interview with Our Sunday Visitor, Father Barron […]



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    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