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Parishes using more apps to help members stay in touch

Stephanie Stewart is pretty excited that the Church is joining the 21st century of social media technology. Recently Stewart, who is executive assistant to the rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, introduced a new app to parishioners that will help them stay connected to parish life, and even held tutorial […]


Deanery realignment takes effect

The Diocese of Charleston changed its geographical parish groupings, known as deaneries, on April 5. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the new regions were created to increase a sense of unity for the people in those areas. The realignment added two new deaneries, going from five to seven, and changed the names. Instead of Piedmont, […]


The Light of Christ will lead us to an experience of hope

“Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.” These words which were proclaimed so often in Mass for many years, until the new translation of the Roman Missal went into effect a few years ago, remain an announcement of a very important truth of our faith. The words speak of a very real […]


Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS)–From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who “sacrifice themselves daily,” following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel. In overcoming the daily temptations of power and pride, the pope said at Palm Sunday Mass, Christians can look to […]


Bishop’s calendar, May 2015

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for April: April 2—Holy Thursday, diocesan offices close at noon April 3—Good Friday, diocesan offices closed; 8:40 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Vigil, Charleston Women’s Medical Center; 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Spirit Church, Johns Island April 4—8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, Ca­thedral of St. […]


Catholics asked to fill out another synod survey

CHARLESTON—Catholics will once again have the chance to share their input about the Church. On March 12, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that the Synod of Bishops has requested input from all dioceses for the Ordi­nary General Assembly on the Voca­tion and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World, scheduled for October. […]


Deacon Henry Dillard dies at age 86

SIMPSONVILLE—Deacon Henry Dillard, the fourth African American deacon ordained in the Diocese of Charles­ton, died on March 8. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial was in Rest­haven Memorial Gardens. Deacon Dillard was born on April 25, 1928, in Greenville County, a son […]


Building for the future at Our Lady of the Lake

CHAPIN—Our Lady of the Lake Church took a historic step March 15 with a momen­tous ceremony for their new church. Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone presided with the as­sistance of the pastor, Father Andrew Vollkommer. The parish is in a rapidly growing part of the Midlands, serves about 825 households and is feeling the space con­straints […]


In 50 years, Brother Ed has learned to wear many hats

NORTH CHARLESTON—Back in high school, Edward Bergeron was, like every other kid his age, try­ing to discover his place in the world. He ended up finding the answer in the lives of the men who taught his classes and led his Catholic high school in Schenectady, New York. They were members of the Congregation of […]


The fronds and foliage of Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is celebrated this year on April 9. A holy day of obligation, it is also called Passion Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week, which follows Jesus on His path to the cross, culminating in His joyous resurrection on Easter Sunday. Most people know the story behind Palm Sunday, but aren’t familiar […]


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    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
    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