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Gaeta helps others hear true calling

The Diocese of Charleston is once again breaking new ground in the world of vocations. By promoting Justin Gaeta to director of Vocational Activities and Promotions, the program became the only one in the country with a lay person in that role, serving under the direct guidance of Father Mark Good, vicar of vocations, Gaeta […]


Deacon Charles Poole dies at age 88

COLUMBIA—Deacon Charles Patton Poole Jr., a retired deacon for St. Joseph Church and a former physics professor at the University of South Carolina, died on Nov. 1. He was 88. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 5 at St. Joseph Church with burial in St. Peter Church cemetery. Deacon Poole was born June […]


Lady Bishops win state golf title

CHARLESTON—The girls’ golf team at Bishop England High School snagged their first state  championship at the tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs recently. Kathleen Sumner, a junior, led the Bishops to capture the Class AA title and earned first place in individual rankings. Also on the All-State team were Kennedy Carroll, Emma Wofford, […]


Cardinal Newman inducts six alumni into hall of fame

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School inducted six new alumni into their Hall of Fame during a  ceremony on Oct. 26. The honorees include Sister Maria Lovett for dedication to the Church; Mark Greenwood for achievements in the military; Glenda Suber, Ph.D., for journalism and public affairs; Brig. Gen. Jim Chow for achievements in medicine and the military; […]


Knights Council 10819 receives award

SIMPSONVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received the 2014-2015 Columbian Award on  Oct. 5 in honor of its efficiency, industry and excellence. The award was presented by William Larkin, South Carolina State Council District 8 Deputy, to Bob Felton, Grand Knight.


Egan wins region cross country meet

COLUMBIA—Bennett Egan, a sophomore at Cardinal Newman, won the men’s division at the recent  SCISA Region I-AAA cross country meet. The women’s team captured second place at the state  competition, and the men’s team took fourth. In other SCISA state competitions, the volleyball team and the girls’ golf team, which is only in its second […]


Promises, promises: Some reflections during the Year of Consecrated Life

One of the prayers in the liturgy for Ordinary Time asks this: “Send us as witnesses of gospel joy into a world of fragile peace and broken promises.” We don’t have to study statistics to see that not only promises but also hearts get broken. All we have to do is go to family reunions […]


Seniors commit at National Signing Day

High schools in the Diocese of Charleston saw a flurry of activity on National Signing Day on Nov. 11 as a group of stand-out athletes committed to play sports at various colleges. In Greenville, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Christian Baliker signed to play golf for the college of Charleston and Maggie Milam committed to […]


Knights Assembly 3272 organizes patriotic giving tree

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 recently delivered more than 800 items of clothing, gas and grocery cards, toiletries, linens, reading glasses, and more, to the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. Precious Blood of Christ parishioners donated items selected from a dog tag ornamented tree. They also included cards thanking the veterans […]


Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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