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National Merit candidates

The Diocese of Charleston had four students named as 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Lee Khoury, a senior at Cardi­nal Newman School in Columbia; and Jasmine Adams, Elizabeth Ludlum, and Brian Privett, all from Bishop England High School in Charleston. The nationwide pool of semifinalists is 16,000 students, representing less than one percent of U.S. high […]


Father Kirby receives state’s highest honor

COLUMBIA—Father Jeffrey Kirby receives The Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Tom Young of Aiken on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley at the Statehouse on Oct. 11. Father Kirby, who is the administrator at Our Lady of Grace Mission in Indian Land and St. Joseph Church in Chester, received the state’s highest honor for civic leadership […]


St. Patrick Church celebrates over 1,280 years of marriage

CHARLESTON—St. Patrick parish celebrated marriage for its members during a Mass on Sept. 25. Father Henry Kulah, pastor, blessed the couples who had received the sacrament of marriage and continue to live their vows to each other. The couples also re-affirmed those vows. During Mass, Father Kulah said it is important to recognize these men […]


Knights honor veterans at St. Theresa

SUMMERVILLE — Members of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church dedicated a new granite monument recently to honor veter­ans who served to protect our nation. Msgr. Edward D. Lof­ton’s name is etched into the black stone that stands 8.5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The priest is one of 287 names listed alphabetically with […]


19 men receive the ministry of lector

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of lector on 19 men studying to become permanent deacons during the Rite of Admission Mass held Sept. 17 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. Two members of the group also received the ministries of candidacy and acolyte. The ministry of lector allows the men to proclaim […]


Remembering unborn children

MURRELLS INLET— Above, Mary Hill places a flower at the memorial for aborted children at St. Michael Church on Sept. 10. Father Edward Fitzgerald, pastor, led a prayer service for people to honor the memory of the more than 50 million victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Services were […]


Nativity ladies guild honors students with outstanding achievements

CHARLESTON – Church of the Nativity’s ladies guild presented awards recently to Riley Ross, first place, and Angel Asian-Salceda, second place, for academic achievement. Also, Kevin Hart received The Joe Dennis Catholic Child of the Year Award, which is based on community and church service, volunteer outreach, and more. The awards were presented to the […]


Wisconsin teens revitalize St. John School with fresh paint and more

NORTH CHARLESTON—St. John School was the recipient of three days of hard work that left the building, and the people in it, revitalized for the com­ing school year. Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church in Wisconsin sent 28 kids and chaperones, working through the Alive in You organization, to the small school as part of […]


Knights Assembly 3272 helps fund Georgetown veterans memorial

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 raised $4,827.80 from its nine-hole captain’s choice golf tournament held at the Heritage Club. The funds will go toward the construction of a memo­rial honoring the men and women of Georgetown County who gave their lives in our nation’s military con­flicts, starting with the Revolution­ary War. The assembly presented […]


Ancient Order of Hibernians donate to five schools in the Midlands

COLUMBIA—Jim Lawracy, of the An­cient Order of Hibernians Richland County Division 1, presented Jacqua­line Kasprowski, principal of Car­dinal Newman School, with a check for $300. Each year, the Richland County division provides donations to Catholic schools in Columbia for their scholarship funds. The total this year was $1,700.


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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
    From the Calendar of Diaconate