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The Light of Christ will lead us to an experience of hope

“Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.” These words which were proclaimed so often in Mass for many years, until the new translation of the Roman Missal went into effect a few years ago, remain an announcement of a very important truth of our faith. The words speak of a very real […]

Women of St. Luke refresh their spirit

EASLEY–The women of the Church of St. Luke pose for a photo at their annual retreat at the Monastery of St. Clare in Traveler’s Rest on March 14. The theme was “Refresh Your Spirit.” Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Cannon from St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson led the group in a day of […]

Neighborhood House: Delivering services to the needy for 100 years

Cynthia Hill, 52, is a vo­cal champion of Neigh­borhood House. The mother of four and grandmother of 12 is one of the most recent success stories of the community outreach, and gives them praise for her transformation. Struggling in school when she was young, she dropped out and spent years battling poverty and addiction, until […]

Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS)–From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who “sacrifice themselves daily,” following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel. In overcoming the daily temptations of power and pride, the pope said at Palm Sunday Mass, Christians can look to […]

Parish life

Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]

Bishop’s calendar, May 2015

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for April: April 2—Holy Thursday, diocesan offices close at noon April 3—Good Friday, diocesan offices closed; 8:40 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Vigil, Charleston Women’s Medical Center; 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Spirit Church, Johns Island April 4—8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, Ca­thedral of St. […]

Catholics asked to fill out another synod survey

CHARLESTON—Catholics will once again have the chance to share their input about the Church. On March 12, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that the Synod of Bishops has requested input from all dioceses for the Ordi­nary General Assembly on the Voca­tion and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World, scheduled for October. […]

Deacon Henry Dillard dies at age 86

SIMPSONVILLE—Deacon Henry Dillard, the fourth African American deacon ordained in the Diocese of Charles­ton, died on March 8. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial was in Rest­haven Memorial Gardens. Deacon Dillard was born on April 25, 1928, in Greenville County, a son […]

Building for the future at Our Lady of the Lake

CHAPIN—Our Lady of the Lake Church took a historic step March 15 with a momen­tous ceremony for their new church. Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone presided with the as­sistance of the pastor, Father Andrew Vollkommer. The parish is in a rapidly growing part of the Midlands, serves about 825 households and is feeling the space con­straints […]

In 50 years, Brother Ed has learned to wear many hats

NORTH CHARLESTON—Back in high school, Edward Bergeron was, like every other kid his age, try­ing to discover his place in the world. He ended up finding the answer in the lives of the men who taught his classes and led his Catholic high school in Schenectady, New York. They were members of the Congregation of […]

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