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Crowning Mary at St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church, led the May Crowning of Mary with Deacon Carl Johnson and Charlotte House, Catholic Woman of the Year. The ceremony was organized by the Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt


Asian and Pacific Marian celebration

WASHINGTON—Michael Tran, assistant director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, represented the Diocese of Charleston at the 13th annual Asian and Pacific Catholics Marian Pilgrimage held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Organized by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of […]


Good Shepherd celebrates its 50th

MCCORMICK—Good Shepherd Church celebrated a belated 50th anniversary on April 26 with a picnic, but parishioners have been celebrating their beliefs in the small rural community since the late 1800s. According to a church history, it was the arrival of the McGrath family from County Cork, Ireland, that heralded the Catholic presence. By the early […]


Young adult retreat

KIAWAH ISLAND—The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston sponsored a retreat at Camp St. Christopher recently. The event brought in 62 young adults from throughout the state. Speakers included: Fathers Marcin Zahuta, Andrew Fryml and Joseph Romanoski; and Rachel Neubauer, associate director of Young Adult Ministry.


Boudreaux wins award for Options program

CHARLESTON—Martine Boudreaux has earned another prestigious honor for her work in Options, an inclusive education program at Bishop England High School for students with intellectual disabilities. The 18-year teaching veteran recently received the Educational Excellence Award for significant contributions to American Catholic Secondary Education from the National Catholic Education Association at a ceremony in Florida. […]


St. John Neumann families receive St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships

St. John Neumann School families were honored during a reception and prayer service recently and the school was awarded funds from the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Funding Organization. Students receiving scholarships led a brief prayer service. Following the service, Barbara Cole, principal, was presented a check by Michael Acquilano, director of the South Carolina Catholic […]


SCCCW contributes to ‘Caps of Love’

GREENVILLE—Affiliates of the South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women are raising money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children — thanks to the Caps of Love program. For the past year, councils across the state collected plastic bottle caps, which will be sorted by volunteers and shipped to Florida in exchange for money. Caps of Love […]


Knights Council 7122 helps special needs programs

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122, the Columbiettes, and volunteers of all ages helped collect more than $24,000 during the Operation HOPE Tootsie Roll campaign to help special needs children last year. The money was donated to schools with special education departments. Council 7122 presented checks on March 18 to Mary Lynn Porter and […]


Women of St. Luke refresh their spirit

EASLEY–The women of the Church of St. Luke pose for a photo at their annual retreat at the Monastery of St. Clare in Traveler’s Rest on March 14. The theme was “Refresh Your Spirit.” Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Cannon from St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson led the group in a day of […]


Parish life

Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]


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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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