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Council 10819 earns clean road awards

GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received two awards in their effort to keep roads clean, as part of the SCDOT Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway initiative. They earned the Greenville County Group of the Year and the Greenville County District 3 Winner of the Year for maintaining a two-mile stretch of road from Woodruff to Five Forks. […]


Precious Blood of Christ women’s club prays for persecuted Christians

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Ellen Thoennes and members of the Precious Blood of Christ women’s club distributed orange ribbons and prayer cards as part of a program to honor and pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The ribbons are symbolic of the jumpsuits the martyrs must wear. Submitted by Linda Caswell


30 things students should know when they graduate Catholic school

As high school seniors in the diocese pluck up their diplomas and head into a bigger world, they take with them a lot of accumulated knowledge. Academics, of course: science and math, literature, history and theology — tangible concepts on which they were drilled and tested. But what about all those intangible lessons? What are […]


Outreach golf tournament a success

JOHNS ISLAND – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach raised $50,000 to help support its many services recently with a successful golf tournament held at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The tournament attracted 80 golfers and included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.


Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild donates a gift for Teen Angel

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild presented a check for $600 to the Teen Angel North Myrtle Beach High School group, a local organization that assists homeless and less fortunate students. Proceeds for the donation came from the guild’s Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Submitted by Suzanne Crossley


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 […]



From barley to wheat through fire

The culmination of the Season of Easter is Pentecost. For many of the first Jewish Christians, Pentecost was the fulfillment of some of their most ancient and important celebrations. In Leviticus 23, God gave the Israelites a set of holy days to observe. Their most important was the Feast of Firstfruits during which they sacrificed […]


Tutor program helps lift up inmates

To an inmate serving a long sentence, earning a GED can be a life-changing achievement. Many men in South Carolina’s correctional institutions, however, are nowhere near that dream because they can’t even read or do math at an eighth grade level. Volunteers with Hope for Literacy, a new interdenominational ministry, hope to change that for […]


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    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
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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