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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 […]


Sister Catherine Noecker receives a national distinguished principal award

GREENVILLE—Franciscan Sister Catherine Noecker, principal of St. Anthony of Padua School, was named the 2014 Distinguished Principal by the National Catholic Educational Association for her outstanding leadership and commitment to educational excellence. The principal, who celebrated her 25th anniversary at the school in 2013, was chosen from a pool of more than 5,500 Catholic elementary […]


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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    No school - holiday
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    10:00 am day-Christmas party
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville