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2013

Vocations Strategic Plan is taking root

In January 2012, the Office of Vocations released its four-year “Strategic Plan for Vocational Promotion in the Diocese of Charleston.” Since then, the strategic plan has been the principal resource in launching and evaluating programs such as retreats, clubs and groups; employing social media; and making parish and school visits. It has been the center […]


Francisco Onate-Vargas
Three tales of men on the road to the priesthood

The Diocese of Charleston currently has 10 seminarians in various stages of study. Their life stories are unique to their vocations, yet they share a willingness to listen to the Lord. Francisco Onate-Vargas first felt the call to become a priest when he was a child of seven, growing up as the youngest of seven […]


The right answers to the wrong suggestions about vocations

The task of promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life must be a continual and creative process. The Church needs to engage its membership, and emphasize that God is still calling people to consecrated service. In promoting vocations to Church service, programs and perspectives should change and adjust in order to accompany and encourage […]


High school clubs help familiarize students with all vocations

Clubs and other extracurricular activities are a big part of life for many high school students, but Peter McMillan said one in particular stands out because it’s helping him figure out God’s plan for his life. The 18-year-old McMillan is a senior at Bishop England High School in Charleston. He is a member of the […]


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    Aug 178:10 am Orientation: 9th and 10th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    11:30 am 1st Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    5:30 pm Family/Teacher Meeting
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    6:00 pm Back to School Night
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    6:30 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 18 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Get the Scoop
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Teacher work day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Teacher PD- M. Beach
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Ministry Moments at SHE Upstate Women's Show
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    12:00 pm Open House/Extra Curricular Fair
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    2:00 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 198:00 am Campus clean-up
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil