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Diocesan Missionary Team continues to help young adults walk with Christ

CHARLESTON—The Diocesan Missionary Team recently began its third year helping young adults encounter and recognize Christ in their daily lives. The program is part of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and a committee selects new members yearly through a detailed interview process. “The purpose of the team is to get a group […]


Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers

GRAPEVINE, Texas—A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23. With hearts full of excitement and joy, about 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders cheered as they welcomed representatives for […]


Pope at Mass: ‘Take the road of mercy to God’s heart’

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on Friday morning, reflecting on the importance of not forgetting one’s own sins and remembering that the Lord chose us to be Christians. The pope told Christians that the memory of their origins and of their sins must accompany them throughout their lives. Speaking to those gathered at the Casa Santa Marta […]


At 101, Jean Boggs advises ‘pray more, worry less’

MOUNT PLEASANT—A sign on the wall of her room at Sweetgrass Village sums up Jean Boggs’ attitude toward life: “Pray more, worry less!” That perspective — joy mixed with a strong, unwavering faith in God — has helped her thrive for 101 years. Mrs. Boggs celebrated her 101st birthday on July 9 surrounded by family […]


Diocese to hold special collection for victims of Hurricane Florence

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston will make it easy for people to help the victims of Hurricane Florence by taking up special collections during upcoming Masses. In a recent memo to pastors, Msgr. Richard D. Harris, vicar general, announced the special collection authorized by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and encouraged them to be held as soon […]


Church releases plans for third-party abuse reporting system

WASHINGTON—Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops. It also instructed the U.S. bishops’ canonical affairs committee to […]


SC Catholics in Action Conference will promote faith in action Oct. 13

COLUMBIA—If you’ve ever sat in church, looked around to see empty pews and wondered, “Gee, why is no one showing up?” then the Diocese of Charleston has an event for you. The SC Catholics in Action Conference will be held Oct. 13  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cardinal Newman School, 2945 Alpine Road. “As […]


St. Mary digs up historical records to create graveyard database

CHARLESTON—When Father Gregory West came onboard as pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation, he realized there was a grave problem that needed resolution. It turns out the church’s graveyard, which dates back to the 1700s, had no official records of who was buried there. Father West said people would call the church looking for […]


Clergy and laity write letters and petition about abuse crisis

Clergy and lay people around the Diocese of Charleston are using the power of the pen to respond to the recent sexual abuse crises that have rocked the Church nationwide in the past few months. Msgr. Lawrence B. McInerny, pastor of Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island, has written a letter to the American members […]


Catholic Charities races supplies to flood zones in Horry County

CONWAY—Catholic Charities of South Carolina is racing against the clock to get supplies in place to help Hurricane Florence victims in Horry County. Potentially historic river flooding has already begun in the wake of Florence and threatens to severely limit access to the county if water levels reach their expected high levels by the end […]


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    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