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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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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil