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Religious objections to immunization are not accepted at Catholic schools

A recent outbreak of the measles in the United States has brought the controversy over immunizations to the forefront again, and the Church is clear in its position on the matter. In a nutshell, parents can decline immunization, but not on the basis of Catholic religious principals. The argument stems from the fact that there […]


Mass of the Oils: God expects priests to do their best, bishop says

CHARLESTON—Through voices raised together in prayer and the renewal of vows, more than 120 priests offered a moving testament to their lives of service and ministry on March 31. The annual chrism Mass, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, is traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday of Holy Week. It is a time […]


Parishes using more apps to help members stay in touch

Stephanie Stewart is pretty excited that the Church is joining the 21st century of social media technology. Recently Stewart, who is executive assistant to the rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, introduced a new app to parishioners that will help them stay connected to parish life, and even held tutorial […]


Deanery realignment takes effect

The Diocese of Charleston changed its geographical parish groupings, known as deaneries, on April 5. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the new regions were created to increase a sense of unity for the people in those areas. The realignment added two new deaneries, going from five to seven, and changed the names. Instead of Piedmont, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil