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Father Kirby passes the reins to Father Good

When Father Jeffrey Kirby was first appointed as vicar of vocations, the whole field was on the brink of a huge national shift in how it approached discernment. Before, vocations departments were there in the background, to help guide young men once they decided to become priests. But as numbers dwindled and priests began to […]


Blessing the planes

COLUMBIA—Father Andrew Vollkommer, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Chapin, blesses aircraft on April 26 at Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport as part of its 85th anniversary celebration.


Parishes work to build intercultural bridges

South Carolina is rapidly becoming a more diverse place to live, and nowhere is that more evident than at the parish level. Statewide, the Hispanic population has been growing for more than 20 years. Recently, many churches have also seen an increase in other populations including Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos and immigrants from Africa and the […]


Priests appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made appointments for four priests in the Diocese of Charleston. The appointments were effective June 8. Father Renaurd West was appointed parochial vicar at St. Peter Church in Columbia. Father Matthew Gray was appointed parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, and chaplain at John Paul II […]


Holy Cross: From eight families to 50 years

PICKENS—When Lewis and Helen Ferretti came to Pickens in the early 60s, the Upstate town’s active Catholic community consisted of seven other couples. Attending Mass required a drive to Clemson or Greenville. Mrs. Ferretti recalled a visiting priest would occasionally celebrate the liturgy in private homes. They also worshipped together in borrowed space at a […]


Father Christian Carr, second abbot of Mepkin Abbey, dies at 100

MONCKS CORNER—Father Christian Aidan Carr, the second abbot of Mepkin Abbey, died June 5 at the monastery. He was 100. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the abbey church on June 13. Father Christian was born on Sept. 14, 1914, in Galveston, Texas, a son of the late Daniel J. and Helen E. […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation gives Neighborhood House a Grantee Organizational Award

COLUMBIA–The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will award Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Neighborhood House, of Charleston, the 2015 Grantee Organizational Award. The award recognizes an organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the area of health, education and community outreach. Established by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in […]


Jared soars to Eagle Scout

EASLEY—Jared Kilton of Boy Scout Troop 521 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, where he is an alter server, and attended St. Mary School through eighth grade. Kilton, 17, is now a rising senior at Easley High School, where he runs cross country and track, […]


Eight Scouts receive Eagle badge at St. Mary Help of Christians Church

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians Church celebrated eight young men who achieved their Eagle Scout rank, the highest honor in Boy Scouts. They are Charles Whitmore Babineau, Eduardo Barquet-Arrambide, Ernesto Barquet-Arrambide, Austin Bradley Bell, Michael Antonio Collins, Christopher West Davis, John Michael Kitchens and Kyle Benton Racel. Each Scout had to design, lead, and implement […]


Freedom of Religion group shows support during military parade

MYRTLE BEACH—Catholics for Freedom of Religion marched in the Myrtle Beach 2015 Military Appreciation Days parade on May 16. Members of the group carried signs of support and appreciation from the parishes of St. Andrew, St. James and St. Martin de Porres.


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    Jun 1810:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    6:00 pm Crozier Event - St. Anthony of Padua
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 19 Arch Bishop Lyke Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    9:30 am Beaufort Deanery Meeting
    From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis
    10:30 am Crozier Event - St. Peter's - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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