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2015

Tutor program helps lift up inmates

To an inmate serving a long sentence, earning a GED can be a life-changing achievement. Many men in South Carolina’s correctional institutions, however, are nowhere near that dream because they can’t even read or do math at an eighth grade level. Volunteers with Hope for Literacy, a new interdenominational ministry, hope to change that for […]


Good Shepherd celebrates its 50th

MCCORMICK—Good Shepherd Church celebrated a belated 50th anniversary on April 26 with a picnic, but parishioners have been celebrating their beliefs in the small rural community since the late 1800s. According to a church history, it was the arrival of the McGrath family from County Cork, Ireland, that heralded the Catholic presence. By the early […]


Young adult retreat

KIAWAH ISLAND—The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston sponsored a retreat at Camp St. Christopher recently. The event brought in 62 young adults from throughout the state. Speakers included: Fathers Marcin Zahuta, Andrew Fryml and Joseph Romanoski; and Rachel Neubauer, associate director of Young Adult Ministry.


Priests appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made six appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective April 20: Father Luis E. Serrano, CHS, was appointed parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, with sacramental responsibilities at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. Father Cesar Augusto Torres Pinzón was appointed parochial vicar at Holy […]


Sacred Heart receives engineering gift from The Citadel

CHARLESTON—Sacred Heart Church is looking for its own form of resurrection in the shape of renovations, both large and small. The inner-city church recently received some guidance in that direction from The Citadel when cadets in its American Society of Civil Engineers chapter presented a completed study to Father Dennis Willey, pastor. The cadets, along […]


Boudreaux wins award for Options program

CHARLESTON—Martine Boudreaux has earned another prestigious honor for her work in Options, an inclusive education program at Bishop England High School for students with intellectual disabilities. The 18-year teaching veteran recently received the Educational Excellence Award for significant contributions to American Catholic Secondary Education from the National Catholic Education Association at a ceremony in Florida. […]


High school students prepare for graduations

High schools in the Diocese of Charleston are busily planning final celebrations for their seniors. Here is a list of Baccalaureate Masses and graduations, which Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will attend: Cardinal Newman School, Columbia — The Baccalaureate Mass will be May 22 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. The commencement will be May […]


Ursuline Sister Andrea Callahan dies at 90

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY—Sister Andrea Callahan, OSU, died March 8 at the Ursuline motherhouse in Louisville. She was 90. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 13 in the motherhouse chapel followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Sister Andrea was born in New Straitsville, Ohio. She joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1942. She […]


Deacons Morgan and Wilson prepare for their ordination

A few months ago, somebody commented to Deacon Richard Wilson that his last semester at seminary should be easy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Deacon Wilson and Deacon Roger Morgan have been working harder than ever as the clock winds down to the day they will be ordained as priests for the Diocese […]


St. Gregory treks to Odyssey of the Mind world finals

BLUFFTON—St. Gregory the Great created its first-ever Odyssey of the Mind team this year, and they have blown everyone away by nailing down a spot in the 2015 World Finals. The seven students whose intelligence and creativity made it all possible are beyond excited about, well, everything. Some of them will be riding in a […]


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    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