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2012

Eco-spirituality workshop gives tools for protecting the environment

COLUMBIA—Parishes, Catholic schools and other faith communities can do their part to save the planet through simple activities such as recycling programs, discussion groups, even something as basic as turning off extra lights and adjusting the thermostat up or down depending on the season. That was the core message for about 40 people who attended […]


Msgr. Lathem retires, looks forward to a new chapter in life

SUMMERVILLE—Msgr. E. Christopher Lathem, longtime pastor of St. John the Beloved, is off on a new adventure.After almost 47 years as a diocesan priest, 27 of them spent at the Summerville church, Msgr. Lathem has decided to retire and head for his home in the North Carolina mountains.“You don’t really retire from being a priest, […]


Catholic Schools Week: Faith, academics, service

Catholic Schools Week is always a time for celebration in the Diocese of Charleston’s 32 schools, and Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 was no exception.Crazy events, days of appreciation and athletics made students and teachers alike smile, while praying the rosary and celebrating Mass focused attention on Catholic identity. Jacqualine Kasprowski, interim superintendent, said it […]


Catholic Schools Week: Join a vocations club

Interested in vocations to the priesthood or religious life? Join the club. Ten Catholic schools in the diocese launched new vocations clubs during Catholic Schools Week. They are modeled after two clubs started at St. Mary Help of Christians School in Aiken during the 2008-09 school year. Since then, annual membership has averaged about 100 […]


Timeline of St. Patrick Church

The interconnected history of St. Patrick and St. Peter churches, according to historical data on the two churches, can be seen in this timeline. 1937:  Father John Fielding celebrated Mass for the first time for parishioners of St. Patrick at the residence of P.B. Bouton. 1838: The first St. Patrick Church was built. Black and […]


A glance at St. Patrick over the decades

Here is a timeline of the interconnected history of St. Patrick and St. Peter churches, according to historical data on the two churches: 1937:  Father John Fielding celebrated Mass for the first time for parishioners of St. Patrick at the residence of P.B. Bouton. 1838: The first St. Patrick Church was built. Black and white […]


St. Patrick parish honors its history, looks to the future

CHARLESTON—A historical display is open in the lower church of St. Patrick as part of its 175th anniversary celebration, and it weaves the history of two churches and two communities.As any of the parishioners will tell you, one can’t relate the history of St. Patrick without also sharing the story of St. Peter. It is […]


2012 Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal pledge weekend is Feb. 18-19

A gift to the 2012 Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal helps the church carry out its mission in South Carolina. The appeal is a major source of funding for 93 parishes, 23 missions, 32 Catholic schools, agencies and ministries in the Diocese of Charleston. It provides about one-third of the annual budget, along with investment income and […]


Bishop Guglielmone announces new assignments for 10 priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced several priest appointments for the Diocese of Charleston on Jan. 24.Father Vincent Maroun of the Maronite Diocese of Zahleh, Lebanon, became a supply priest for the diocese effective Jan. 10.Father Francisco Cruz, the administrator of St. Mark in Newberry, Holy Spirit Mission in Laurens, and St. Boniface in Joanna has […]


Father Robert Fix dies at age 85

CHARLESTON—Father Robert H. Fix, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Feb. 7. He was 85. A vigil service will be held Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will be Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m., both in Our Lady of the Hills […]


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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