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Bishop’s Calendar for June 2014

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for June:June 1—Noon, Confirmation, Spanish, Sacred Heart Church, Gaffney, Bishop Emeritus Victor Galeone of St. Augustine; 1 p.m., Confirmation, St. Paul the Apostle Church, SpartanburgJune 2—7 p.m., Confirmation, Jesus Our Risen Savior Church, SpartanburgJune 4—7 p.m., Confirmation, Blessed Trinity Church, Greer, with San Sebastian Mission, GreenvilleJune 5—7 […]


Cardinal Newman senior encourages youth to make a difference

COLUMBIA—Alex Six wants people his age to know their ideas can change the world. It’s something the 18-year-old said he has learned through two years of work with the Diocese of Charleston’s Youth Evangelization Team, also known as the E-team. On April 26, he shared his perspectives at the TEDxYouth conference in Columbia, an event […]


Migrating south, priest finds warm people and climes

BEAUFORT—Father Paul MacNeil is one of those lucky individuals who has two countries to call home, and even luckier to be well-loved in both. The administrator of St. Peter Church recently celebrated his 25th jubilee here, in his home away from home. In June, he will return to his native Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, […]


Deacon Javier Heredia will be ordained on May 30

CHARLESTON—You are cordially invited to attend a celebration that affects the future of your faith. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain Deacon Javier Heredia to the priesthood on May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located at 120 Broad St. in Charleston. People are encouraged to show their support […]


New education fund helps children attend Blessed Sacrament

CHARLESTON—Father Joseph Romanoski, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, is passionate about education, and believes every child should be able to attend Catholic school, regardless of finances. To that end, he has helped establish the Father McCarthy Catholic Education Fund, which will help parish families send their children to the school, plus provide funding for marketing […]


The Rebucks are ready to hand over the reins of Pre-Cana Marriage Formation

NORTH CHARLESTON—After 24 years of preparing engaged couples for marriage, Jim and Marty Rebuck are ready to pass the torch to someone else. The Rebucks lead the diocesan-wide Pre-Cana Marriage Formation classes held at Divine Redeemer in Hanahan. Right now, sessions are offered the third Saturday of every other month, for a total of six […]


St. Mary celebrates 100 years of family and faith

YONGES ISLAND—Memories flooded back for the people who attended the 100th anniversary of St. Mary Church on May 4. Cherry Constable stood by a grotto to Mary in one corner of the property along S.C. 165 and remembered helping her grandmother, Teresa Hyer, haul coral rock from Edisto Beach to build it in 1942. Four […]


St. Clare has its first Mass as an official parish

DANIEL ISLAND—On Easter Sunday, a spirit of hope and new beginnings filled the gymnasium at Bishop England High School as more than 1,000 people celebrated the first Mass for the new St. Clare of Assisi parish. “I was so overjoyed, it was just one of the most joyful times for me,” said Betsy Sarsfield, a […]


Diocese sues insurance company for millions on abuse settlement claims

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston filed a lawsuit in February against an insurance company for refusing to pay out on millions of dollars in claims. Those claims included reimbursement for monies paid to the victims of sexual abuse by priests or Church personnel. The settlements being disputed were for victims of abuse which occurred between the […]


Chrism Mass calls priests to simplicity, mercy

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone invited more than 100 priests to commit themselves to lives of compassion and simplicity at the annual chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on April 15. The solemn, meaningful ceremony, traditionally held on the Tuesday of Holy Week, has a twofold purpose. It is also […]


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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