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Martocchio is new director of Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation

CHARLESTON—ƒMichael Martocchio was recently appointed director of Catechesis and Christian Initiation for the diocese. He takes over the position from Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, who recently accepted the additional role as principal of John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland. Sister Pam also serves as secretary for education and faith formation for the diocese, overseeing […]


People and events

COASTAL Citizens for Life chapter formingSUMMERVILLE—The Dorchester County Citizens for Life will meet on the first Monday of every month starting Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, 1101 Dorchester Road. Call Patricia McConnell, (843) 906-2118. Pro-life rosaryCHARLESTON—Father Artur D. Przywara, parochial vicar at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church […]


New appointments for Fathers Mwape, Wodecki, Sayer and Cassabon

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Bishop announces a new parish will be established on Daniel Island

CHARLESTON—A new Catholic church and parish will be established on Daniel Island. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the plans in a Jan. 30 press release. “The Catholic population continues to grow in the Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Charleston areas,” he stated. “It is important that we, as Church, do everything we can to serve […]


Franciscan Sister Irma Francis Godsil, former teacher at St. Paul School, dies

ASTON, Pa.—Franciscan Sister Irma Francis Godsil died in Assisi House on Jan. 22. She was 92 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 74 years. Sister Irma Francis was born in Boherbue, County Cork, Ireland, where she was a member of St. Mary Parish. She entered the […]


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Father Francis J. Travis, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, dies at age 60

CHARLESTON—Father Francis Joseph Travis, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden and vicar of retired priests for the Diocese of Charleston, died Jan. 22. He was 60. The Vigil for the Deceased will be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, located at 1709 Lyttleton St. […]


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Crowds brave rain and wind to march and rally for life

COLUMBIA—Speakers at pro-life rallies in Columbia on Jan. 11 said love, prayer and unwavering commitment are necessary to bring an end to abortion. Driving rain and brisk winds didn’t deter crowds who marched from the University of South Carolina campus to the Statehouse for the annual Stand Up for Life march and rally. The Knights […]


Founded by Lebanese immigrants, St. Mary remains a testament of faith

SUMMERTON—Dr. Arthur Joseph, 87, lives and worships in Columbia. But once a year, usually in December, he makes a 70-mile trip to attend Mass at St. Mary Church in Summerton. He does it to honor his late mother, Dorothy Joseph, who made regular pilgrimages over dirt roads from Georgetown to worship there because God had […]


House to vote on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

A pro-life bill that would make abortion illegal after the first 22 weeks of pregnancy is expected to be voted on by the S.C. House of Representatives in the next couple of months. Currently, abortions in the state are legal through an entire pregnancy. The legislation, H 4223 Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is […]


Sister Pamela Smith chosen as the new principal of JPII school

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has appointed Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, principal of John Paul II Catholic School in Bluffton as of Dec. 23. Sister Pam will also continue to serve as the Diocese of Charleston’s secretary of education. Chris Paul was the founding principal. In her new role, Sister Pam will be responsible for overseeing […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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