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Save-A-Smile helps people take a bite out of life

GREENVILLE—For most people, breaking into a smile when they’re happy is second nature. For Pepper Humphrey, it is a precious gift. The Taylors resident said she avoided smiling for years because she had bad teeth. “I wouldn’t talk that openly, I would sit there covering my mouth,” she recalled. Then, in 2011, her life changed […]


Bishop’s Calendar for June 2014

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for June:June 1—Noon, Confirmation, Spanish, Sacred Heart Church, Gaffney, Bishop Emeritus Victor Galeone of St. Augustine; 1 p.m., Confirmation, St. Paul the Apostle Church, SpartanburgJune 2—7 p.m., Confirmation, Jesus Our Risen Savior Church, SpartanburgJune 4—7 p.m., Confirmation, Blessed Trinity Church, Greer, with San Sebastian Mission, GreenvilleJune 5—7 […]


Cardinal Newman senior encourages youth to make a difference

COLUMBIA—Alex Six wants people his age to know their ideas can change the world. It’s something the 18-year-old said he has learned through two years of work with the Diocese of Charleston’s Youth Evangelization Team, also known as the E-team. On April 26, he shared his perspectives at the TEDxYouth conference in Columbia, an event […]


Migrating south, priest finds warm people and climes

BEAUFORT—Father Paul MacNeil is one of those lucky individuals who has two countries to call home, and even luckier to be well-loved in both. The administrator of St. Peter Church recently celebrated his 25th jubilee here, in his home away from home. In June, he will return to his native Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, […]


New education fund helps children attend Blessed Sacrament

CHARLESTON—Father Joseph Romanoski, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, is passionate about education, and believes every child should be able to attend Catholic school, regardless of finances. To that end, he has helped establish the Father McCarthy Catholic Education Fund, which will help parish families send their children to the school, plus provide funding for marketing […]


The Rebucks are ready to hand over the reins of Pre-Cana Marriage Formation

NORTH CHARLESTON—After 24 years of preparing engaged couples for marriage, Jim and Marty Rebuck are ready to pass the torch to someone else. The Rebucks lead the diocesan-wide Pre-Cana Marriage Formation classes held at Divine Redeemer in Hanahan. Right now, sessions are offered the third Saturday of every other month, for a total of six […]


St. Mary celebrates 100 years of family and faith

YONGES ISLAND—Memories flooded back for the people who attended the 100th anniversary of St. Mary Church on May 4. Cherry Constable stood by a grotto to Mary in one corner of the property along S.C. 165 and remembered helping her grandmother, Teresa Hyer, haul coral rock from Edisto Beach to build it in 1942. Four […]


St. Clare has its first Mass as an official parish

DANIEL ISLAND—On Easter Sunday, a spirit of hope and new beginnings filled the gymnasium at Bishop England High School as more than 1,000 people celebrated the first Mass for the new St. Clare of Assisi parish. “I was so overjoyed, it was just one of the most joyful times for me,” said Betsy Sarsfield, a […]


Diocese sues insurance company for millions on abuse settlement claims

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston filed a lawsuit in February against an insurance company for refusing to pay out on millions of dollars in claims. Those claims included reimbursement for monies paid to the victims of sexual abuse by priests or Church personnel. The settlements being disputed were for victims of abuse which occurred between the […]


Chrism Mass calls priests to simplicity, mercy

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone invited more than 100 priests to commit themselves to lives of compassion and simplicity at the annual chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on April 15. The solemn, meaningful ceremony, traditionally held on the Tuesday of Holy Week, has a twofold purpose. It is also […]


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    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