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Brother and sister duo turn getting into giving

SIMPSONVILLE—For two Upstate children, the best birthday gift was the chance to help someone else. On Feb. 8, six-year-old Vincent Ovsak and his sister Angela Ovsak, 5, made a big donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at their parish, St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville. Vincent brought warm kids’ clothes and Angela provided […]


Poor Clare Sister Helen Godfrey dies at age 77

TRAVELERS REST—Poor Clare Sister Helen Godfrey, of the Monastery of St. Clare, died Feb. 12. She was 77. The Mass of Christian Burial and burial were held Feb. 18 at the monastery. Sister Helen was born April 8, 1938, in Camden, N.J., the only child of M. Leroy Godfrey and Helen McNulty Godfrey. She entered […]


Rite of Election brings new faithful to the heart of Christ

T.J. Cofield of Greenville attended various churches while growing up, but never felt really comfortable about faith until he started attend­ing Catholic campus ministry at Furman University. “I found my faith home was in the Catholic Church,” he said. “I con­nected with it. I knew it was where I belonged.” Cofield, who attends St. Anthony […]


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Diaconate ordination at St. Mary Magdalene Church

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained 17 men to the permanent diaconate at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island on Jan. 30, and another 18 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville on Feb. 6. This video shows highlights from the ordination at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville. Watch the highlights from the ordination at […]


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Diaconate ordination at Holy Spirit Church

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained 17 men to the permanent diaconate at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island on Jan. 30, and another 18 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville on Feb. 6. This video shows highlights from the ordination at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island. Watch the highlights from the ordination at […]


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Mercy Minutes — Forgiveness

Dr. Michael Martocchio, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation for the Diocese of Charleston interviews Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone about the topic of forgiveness.


Mourners praise life, legacy of Scalia, call his faith ‘remarkable’

WASHINGTON—Following the Feb. 20 funeral Mass for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, some who attended the funeral shared their profound admiration and fond memories of the late justice. Michael Novak, a Catholic scholar, theologian and a former colleague of Scalia at the American Enterprise […]


We all fight the battle between good and evil

While this may seem like heresy to some, I didn’t have plans to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Jim was going with friends the same night I was supposed to chaperone a middle school dance (also very entertaining), so I was content to eventually catch the highlights from YouTube. However, Jim came home so […]


2016 Catholic Schools Week

As schools across the nation celebrated their accomplishments, communities and faith during Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of Charleston had a special reason to cheer: the strategic growth plan to revitalize and strengthen schools was approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, and work to implement first-year strategies will begin immediately. Sandra Leatherwood, diocesan director for […]


National signing day

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston hosted signing ceremonies on National Signing Day on Feb. 3, with a total of six athletes committing to play their sports at chosen colleges. At Bishop England High School, four students signed letters of intent: Logan Leask, soccer, The Citadel in Charleston; Blake Jeresaty, football, Wofford College in Spartanburg; […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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
    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