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COASTAL Catholic Night at The JoeCHARLESTON—Father Greg West, pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Church on Daniel Island, will throw out the first pitch for Catholic Night at The Joe at the Charleston Riverdogs’ baseball game against the Hickory Crawdads on Aug. 11 at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are $7 for […]


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Father Frederick Masad dies at age 79

COLUMBIA—Father Frederick F. Masad, retired pastor of St. John Neumann Church, died July 16. He was 79. The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 21 at St. John Neumann and burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery. Father Masad was known as a pastor who took the time to get to know his flock. In […]


Book clubs offer fun, friendship and even catechesis

Julie Vickery believes reading is fundamental to her faith. Nearly every month she meets others at a local “meat-and-three” Southern eatery for Catholic book club meetings. Vickery, who attends St. Joseph Church in Columbia, started the group about six years ago because she was “desperate for Catholic company, for fellow Catholics to talk to,” she […]


At 100, Sister Anthony has ‘more blessings than limitations’

LOUISVILLE, KY—People who know Sister Mary Anthony Wargel love to tell tales about the tiny, but fiery, educator, saying she is legend among the school and church communities she served. “She’s given 100 percent of her 100 years to the service of God and His people,” said Joe Tronco, whose family goes way back with […]


Teens bridge the learning gap with a tutoring program

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Teens from Holy Family Church are spending part of their summer vacation helping kids catch the learning bug. They are mentors in the new Bridge Program, which helps Spanish-speaking children in kindergarten through fifth grade brush up on their reading and math skills before the new school year. Leigh Ann Bacevich, a parishioner […]


Pet Partners: A tale of success

FORT MILL—For a year, furry friends have offered love and comfort through Pet Partners, a ministry based at St. Philip Neri Church. Each week 14 dogs and their owners visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers in the area. They also work with autistic children. “This ministry really runs itself,” said founder David […]


People & events

COASTAL Why Catholic? seriesCHARLESTON—Mike Lorenzo, youth minister at Blessed Sacrament Church, will discuss his missionary work with the National Evangelization Team in Ireland on July 30 at 6:45 p.m. in Pauline Books and Media, 243 King St. A social will follow. Contact LucisViaCharleston@gmail.com. Children’s choir campSULLIVAN’S ISLAND—A Children’s Choir Beach Retreat will be held Aug. […]


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Dog program sits well with Carter-May home

CHARLESTON—Residents at the Carter-May retirement home smiled happily and applauded their star pupil during the weekly pet therapy program. They were part of an interactive session that allows residents to help socialize and even teach new tricks to a therapy dog. “A lot of them had animals and they miss that,” said Nancy Moss, activity […]


New appointments for Fathers Babick and Wodecki

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the following priestly appointments for the Diocese of Charleston. The following appointments are for Aug. 1. Rev. Bryan P. Babick, in addition to his duties as Administrator at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Folly Beach, is appointed as Chaplain at Bishop England Catholic High School on Daniel Island, […]


Bishop makes new appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the following priestly appointments for the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Joseph V. Romanoski, Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church in Charleston, is incardinated into the Diocese of Charleston, effective June 23, 2014. The following appointments are for Aug. 1. Rev. Antony Benjamine, Administrator of St. Mary Church on Yonges Island and […]


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    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