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Bishop Guglielmone encourages aid and prayer for refugees

A message from Bishop Robert E. Gulielmone: Tomorrow, June 20, is World Refugee Day and there are more migrants and internally displaced people now than at any other time in history. More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, poverty and violence, according to Catholic Relief Services. Church teaching […]


Our Lady’s Pantry opening in Greenville in August

GREENVILLE—Coming in August, Catholic Charities will open Our Lady’s Pantry in partnership with other community organizations in San Souci and surrounding areas in Greenville to address food insecurity, diabetes, and obesity. Recently, a dedication ceremony was held to unveil a series of murals at the pantry, and to honor all of those involved in creating […]


Father Rhett Williams heeds God’s call

CHARLESTON—A long process of spiritual discernment came to fruition for Charleston native Father Rhett Williams when he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on June 8 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Cathedral is also the new priest’s home parish. In his homily, Bishop Guglielmone noted that the […]


Upstate man finds his priestly vocation through Mary

TAYLORS—The newly ordained Father Michael Cunningham received a warm send off at Prince of Peace Church, wrapping up what was a busy, yet rewarding few weeks for the longtime Up­state resident. More than 600 people filled the church on June 3 for the Latin Mass led by Father Cunningham, and most of them stayed afterward […]


Special needs teacher has a servant’s heart

NORTH CHARLESTON—Courtney Leonard exudes an air of calm in the class­room. Standing among a dozen young charges, the special-needs teacher at St. John in North Charleston handles a constant flurry of questions, comments and requests in a man­ner that is firm, yet caring at the same time. One young boy asks for spelling help, two […]


10 St. Anne students lead the way into history

ROCK HILL—When the 10 members of the Class of 2018 from St. Anne School walked into their graduation ceremony on June 2, they created a bit of history for Catholic education in South Carolina. These 10 students are the first to graduate from the only K-12 school in the Diocese of Charleston. The high school […]


Winnsboro church celebrates 50 years

WINNSBORO—The more things change, the more things at St. Theresa Church stay the same. Parishioners celebrated the church’s 50th anniversary on June 2, and along with it, a reputation as the epitome of a close-knit community. “Things seem to be picking up a little bit here,” said longtime parishioner Nancy Watkins. “But we’re still a […]


Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach receives dental grant

JOHNS ISLAND—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from Delta Dental of Missouri, which also does business in South Carolina as Delta Dental of South Carolina. The Delta Dental grant was awarded to support the Dental Services for the Uninsured: Improving Access to Oral Health Care […]


Pilgrims celebrate new Marian feast day

KINGSTREE—Despite the threat of bad weather, pilgrims from parishes around the state journeyed to a eucharistic celebration of Mary at the shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina-Our Lady of Joyful Hope on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, in honor of a new liturgical feast day. Pope Francis called for Catholics worldwide to observe “Mary, Mother […]


Taking the Real Presence to the streets on Corpus Christi

CHARLESTON—People from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist walk in a eucharistic procession June 3 in honor of the feast of Corpus Christi. The feast day celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Msgr. Steven Brovey, rector, holds the monstrance aloft as the crowd moves up Broad Street. Afterward, […]


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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville