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Black History Month is celebrated with stories and song

Prayer and poetry, spoken words, song, dance and fellowship were in abundance as parishes and schools around the diocese celebrated Black History Month in February. St. Anne Church in Florence welcomed poet Nikky Finney during its celebration on Feb. 16. Finney is the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the […]


Men’s conference offers key to a balanced life

COLUMBIA—Joseph Lombardi says three things were most important to his late grandfather, legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, “faith, family and football … in that order!” Replace that sport with any other career or job, and that simple list offers the key to a balanced life, Lombardi told hundreds of men packed into St. Joseph Church […]


People & events

COASTAL St. Joseph fish fry/bakeCHARLESTON—…Knights of Columbus Council 10334 will hold a fish fry and bake each Friday through Lent at St. Joseph Church parish center, 1695 Wallenberg Blvd., from 5-7 p.m. with a bake sale by the ladies club. Gospel choir to performCHARLESTON—…Penn State University Gospel Choir will perform in an interreligious concert at […]


Hundreds prepare to join the Church at Rite of Election

Donna Roberts was raised Protestant but drifted among several denominations during her life, never quite feeling she’d found the right fit. She remembers exactly when she realized she wanted to become a Catholic. “I was invited to go to Mass and walked through those doors and there He was on the cross, and I knew […]


St. John Church interior - North Charleston
Break-in foiled at St. John Church

  NORTH CHARLESTON—Brother Ed Bergeron recently found the answer to the question “what’s behind door number one?” to be a rather dangerous one. Brother Ed, of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, is the parish life facilitator at St. John Church and lives in the attached rectory. At about 8:30 p.m. on March 11, he was […]


Pastoral assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made four pastoral appointments for the Diocese of Charleston. Effective March 1:   Father H. Gregory West, pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Seneca, and St. Francis Mission in Walhalla, is appointed as the founding pastor for the Catholic community on Daniel Island; and Father William S. Hearne, […]


After six decades of marriage, that’s amore

BLUFFTON—Bob Gardner, 76, and Christine Connolly, 70, are proof that it’s never too late to find love. They both were married for a long time — he for 48 years, she for 38 — when they lost their spouses shortly after moving to the Sun City retirement village in Bluffton. They met at a big […]


St. Joseph Church in Chester is built on a bedrock of devotion

CHESTER—It is a determined people who attend Mass in the small brick church tucked away on West End Street. As a parish, they have withstood the ups and downs of the economy, a dwindling population and an anti-Catholic bias. The Diocese of Charleston purchased the former Presbyterian house of worship in 1854 and renamed it […]


St. Anne School to expand to 12th grade

ROCK HILL—Families from St. Anne said the decision to expand into a high school is an answer to their prayers. For many years, parents expressed a desire to include ninth through 12th grades in the school, which currently serves K-3 through eighth, said Shaileen Riginos, principal. But the plans never came to fruition because St. […]


People and events

Coastal Saints Alive AuctionCHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School will hold their Saints Alive Auction on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Founders Hall in Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Cost: $50 per person, $90 per couple in advance, or $60 at the door. Includes food and drink. Auction includes vacation homes, art work, jewelry and […]


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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    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