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SC March for Life
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 […]


People and events

Coastal Mass for Infant JesusNORTH CHARLESTON—The Santo Niño Cofradia will honor Jesus, the Holy Infant, on Jan. 18 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 6650 Dorchester Road, with a rosary at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass, procession and a banquet in the parish hall. Call Joy Kabaitan, (843) 452-4195 or Thelma Delacruz, (843) 640-3077. Father […]


Priest appointment: Summerville

CHARLESTON—Effective Dec. 13, 2013, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made the following appointment: Father Timothy A. Akanson, new to the Diocese of Charleston, was appointed parochial vicar at St. John the Beloved Church in Summerville.


People and events

COASTAL OLM Outreach fundraiser auctionCHARLESTON—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will hold its annual fundraising auction Jan. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Cost, $100, includes silent auction and cocktails followed by live auction and dinner. Details: (843) 559-4109. ‘The Great Divorce’CHARLESTON—Fellowship for the Performing Arts will perform C.S. Lewis’ […]


St. Paul the Apostle rejoices in new church after 20 year wait

SPARTANBURG—After 20 years of attending Mass in a gymnasium, members of St. Paul the Apostle Church can rejoice in a soaring new worship space. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone led a Rite of Dedication on Dec. 9 for a crowd whose enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by cold temperatures, rain or fog. The bishop received a copy of […]


Sister Catherine wins national award

GREENVILLE—Franciscan Sister Catherine Noecker, principal of St. Anthony of Padua School, was honored with a national education award for the contributions she has made over her 34-year career. She was chosen as the South Atlantic Region recipient of the 2014 National Catholic Educational Association Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award. A maximum of 12 […]


Bishop’s Calendar – January

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for January: Jan. 1—New Year’s Day, diocesan offices closedJan. 6-10—Bishops’ retreat (Regions IV & XIV)Jan. 11—11:30 a.m., Pro-life march and rally, Columbia; 1:15 p.m., Catholic youth rally and Mass, ColumbiaJan. 20—Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, diocesan offices closed; Presbyteral Council meeting, Hilton Head IslandJan. 20-23—Convocation of priests, […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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