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Columbiettes open door to parish involvement

MYRTLE BEACH—Traci Ray had been a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in North Charleston for more than a decade in 2012, but still didn’t know many people. That all changed when she joined the Columbiettes auxiliary formed at the church that year. Since then, Ray has been involved in parish activities such as […]


Man destroys Jesus statues at Sacred Heart Church

CHARLESTON—Sacred Heart Church was the target of one or more vandals who smashed the heads off of two statues of Jesus. A suspect was arrested just down the road from the church, located at 888 King St., after he was discovered covered in concrete dust and toting a sledgehammer in his backpack. Charles Short, 38, […]


People & events

COASTAL Children’s choir campSULLIVAN’S ISLANDƒ—The Children’s Choir Beach Retreat will be held Aug. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stella Maris Church, 1204 Middle St. For youth ages 7-18. Details: MusicatStellaMaris@gmail.com. Help with food pantryJOHNS ISLAND—ƒHoly Spirit seeks volunteers for its Saturday Emergency Food Pantry to serve residents of the Sea Islands and […]


Sister Sharon finds her heart

TRAVELERS REST—Poor Clare Sister Sharon Ratteree gives a lot of credit to the nun who prayed for her mother while she was giving birth to her in the former St. Eugene’s Hospital in Dillon. “I am convinced now that the prayer of that sister was the beginning of God’s call upon my life,” she said […]


Summerton and Manning churches begin a new chapter

MANNING—St. Mary Church in Summerton is becoming a mission and Our Lady of Hope Mission in Manning is becoming a church. In a decree effective June 15, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone stated that a new territorial parish will be created for Our Lady of Hope Church which encompass Clarendon County — the boundaries currently held […]


Fortnight for Freedom begins June 21 with Mass and procession

In 2012, Pope Benedict spoke about his worry that religious freedom in the United States is being weakened. Two years later, that threat has not abated. A number of issues from healthcare to immigration continue to undermine and chip away at freedom of religion nationally and globally, and leaders urge everyone to stand up and […]


New appointments for Fathers Jackson, Narichetti, Babick and Tria

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the following priestly appointments for the Diocese of Charleston: Father Richard W. Jackson retired as parochial vicar at St. Anthony Church in Florence and St. Louis Church in Dillon and will be a supply priest for the diocese, effective May 29. Father Jesuprathap Narichetti, returning to the Diocese from India, […]


Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Camden rings in 100 years

CAMDEN—When Austin Sheheen enters the front doors of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden, he walks straight into the pages of his family history. “When this church was dedicated in 1914, my grandparents were some of the first parishioners,” the 79-year-old said in a recent interview. “My family is still here 100 years […]


New appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Richard W. Jackson retired as Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Florence and St. Louis Church in Dillon, effective May 29, 2014.  Rev. Jackson will be a Supply Priest for the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Jesuprathap Narichetti, returning […]


St. Joseph is smiling on his namesake for character

COLUMBIA—St. Joseph pumped up the volume on its recent character award, turning a regional School of Character honor into national recognition. Of the 44 schools that received the national award from the Character Education Partnership, St. Joseph is the only one from South Carolina, plus the only Catholic school in the country. “We believe that […]


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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
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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
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