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National signing day

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston hosted signing ceremonies on National Signing Day on Feb. 3, with a total of six athletes committing to play their sports at chosen colleges. At Bishop England High School, four students signed letters of intent: Logan Leask, soccer, The Citadel in Charleston; Blake Jeresaty, football, Wofford College in Spartanburg; […]


BE to build tennis center

CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School announced plans for its upcoming Msgr. John L. Manning Tennis Center, a five-court lighted facility that will be built next to the baseball field on campus. The new courts will be home to the 19-time Girls State Champions and 10-time Boys State Champions, and will provide a place to teach tennis […]


Pontel, Goodier advance to nationals

CHARLESTON—Isabella Pontel and Carson Goodier, both eighth-graders at Charleston Catholic, earned top honors at the State Beta Club Convention held in Myrtle Beach recently. Carson won first place in the essay competition and Isabella won second place in the acrylic art competition. They will represent South Carolina in the National Beta Club Convention in New […]


Project San Pedro oyster roast

CHARLESTON—Mario González Chavajay, a Tz’utuhil Mayan artist from Guatemala, will be the guest of honor and will paint live at the 2016 Guatemalan Gala oyster roast. It will be held on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Diocese of Charleston Pastoral Center, 901 Orange Grove Road. The paintings of Mario Gonzalez and his brother […]


Trivia Knight helps capital campaign

BLYTHEWOOD—Transfiguration Church and Knights of Columbus Council 13713 hosted a Trivia Knight on Jan. 23 and raised over $1,500 for the capital campaign. The social event consisted of trivia ranging from the Church to space travel.


St. Joe teacher earns education honor

GREENVILLE—Sarah Wicker, a middle school teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, was recently nominated as an “Educator Who Makes a Difference” by Upstate Parent magazine. Honorees were chosen based on nominations by parents and students. Wicker teaches math and religion, serves as the household dean of the Dark Knights, and is the moderator for the […]


Bake sale helps buy stoles

SIMPSONVILLE—The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 10819 held a charitable bake sale at St. Mary Magdalene Church recently. Proceeds helped purchase stoles for the four acolytes from the parish, which they will wear when they are ordained as deacons in February 2016. Lynn Searl, Vice President, is shown in the photo above […]


Breakfast with St. Nick

IRMO—Knights of Columbus, Council 6892 held a “Breakfast with St. Nick” Dec. 6 at Our Lady of the Hills Church for the saints feast day. St. Nick, portrayed by Leo Cardosi, holds Marcus Schrum as his daddy Mike keeps an eye on him and his mom Meagan takes his picture.


Native American Celebration

LEXINGTON—Over 80 people joined the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration for Mass and a day of prayer and music at Corpus Christi Church on Dec. 5. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Ethnic Ministry. Above, Cathy Nelson, who is of Ojibwa descent, performs a flute solo during a drum […]


Letters to Paris

MOUNT PLEASANT—Christ Our King Church’s middle school faith formation class participated in a special session that focused on the families in France who are suffering after the recent terrorist attacks. The students offered prayers of petition and made cards for the people in France letting them know they cared. Some cards were written in French […]


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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
    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
    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