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Project San Pedro oyster roast

CHARLESTON—Mario González Chavajay, a Tz’utuhil Mayan artist from Guatemala, will be the guest of honor and will paint live at the 2016 Guatemalan Gala oyster roast. It will be held on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Diocese of Charleston Pastoral Center, 901 Orange Grove Road. The paintings of Mario Gonzalez and his brother […]


Trivia Knight helps capital campaign

BLYTHEWOOD—Transfiguration Church and Knights of Columbus Council 13713 hosted a Trivia Knight on Jan. 23 and raised over $1,500 for the capital campaign. The social event consisted of trivia ranging from the Church to space travel.


Consider the contributions of all our immigrants, including Jesus

Bishop Gerald Kicanas, when he was still an auxiliary in Chicago, told the story of an encounter he had with a ragged woman who was pushing a shopping cart. When she hailed him, he admitted that his initial response was to wish he had been walking on the other side of the street. Moments later […]


Town hall meetings involve parents with new school

MYRTLE BEACH—Bob Abt’s daughter, Gabrielle, is only in the fifth grade, but he is already making plans for her education through high school. That’s why he joined about 50 others on Jan. 27 at St. Michael School to attend the last of three informational meetings about the new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, set […]


Thirty-five men are ordained to the permanent diaconate

The Diocese of Charleston now has 35 more ministers dedicated to sharing the Gospel and serving the faithful. 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. The remarkably large […]


SC Catholic Conference releases voters’ guide for primaries

CHARLESTON—The South Carolina Catholic Conference has released a brief voters’ guide to help people prepare for the state’s presidential primaries on Feb. 20 (Republican ) and Feb. 27 (Democrat). The flyer was sent to parishes in the Diocese of Charleston and is titled: “Not liberal. Not conservative. Simply Catholic.” It states that Catholics have a […]



Father Andrew Vollkommer dies at age 60

CHAPIN—Father Andrew J. Vollkommer, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church, died Jan. 27. He was 60. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 2 at Our Lady of the Lake. Burial was at the church. Father Vollkommer was born June 26, 1955, in Oceanside, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and […]


Fasting and abstinence guides for Lent, beginning March 1

The holy season of Lent is a time for spiritual renewal so that people of faith may become better instruments in sharing the Gospel message. This year, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 1. The present laws of the Church regarding fast and abstinence during this season are as follows: 1 Ash […]


My niece, fatherhood, and celibacy

I had two “prayer hours” left in my yearly silent retreat when I awoke in the wee hours of the morning to the most joyous news I had received in a long time. After almost nine months of Advent-like expectation, my niece, Alena Rose Nerbun, had been born. She is my younger brother’s first baby. […]


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    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
    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