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First-grader earns national handwriting award

COLUMBIA—Quade Wilson, a first-grader at St. Joseph School, was chosen by Zaner-Bloser as having the best handwriting in the nation in his age group. More than 300,000 students submitted entries for awards. Each Grand National Champion earns a trophy, $1,000, and educational materials for their school valued at $1,000. Also, the teacher of each Grand […]


Christian Action Council continues the conversation on race

COLUMBIA—More than 50 years have passed since an era when buses, businesses and schools were segregated and black people risked their lives to register to vote. Those particular struggles are over, but others remain, ranging from a national concern over police shootings of unarmed black men to a widening economic gap between the rich and […]


St. Patrick Church turning old school into social center

CHARLESTON—St. Patrick Church’s historic school is about to be filled with the breath of new life. The building, which dates back to 1930, is getting a complete overhaul to turn it into a state-of-the-art facility that will house church offices, a parish social center, and space for the College of Charleston’s campus ministry, said Father […]


Raffle ban remains in place for the diocese

COLUMBIA—The Diocese of Charleston’s Presbyteral Council, which helps the bishop govern, voted unanimously to maintain the diocesan ban on raffles. The decision came as a disappointment to parishes and schools that were hoping a recent change in South Carolina law would open the door for more fundraising opportunities. Recently, the General Assembly passed a referendum […]


Catholic schools win state titles in golf and soccer

BE: Masters of the green CHARLESTON—The golf team at Bishop England won its third consecutive Class AA state championship with a 16-stroke victory over Waccamaw at Charleston National Golf Club in Mount Pleasant. The Bishops’ Jamie Wilson also claimed the individual title. Cardinals clinch two spring titles COLUMBIA—It came down to a shoot-out, but the […]


Vestments add expression to the liturgical year

The beautiful, ornate vestments worn by priests are one of the most visual elements of the Mass. Different colors and decorations, often embroidered in rich, glimmering fabrics add to the mystery of the Eucharist, remind us of the season we are in, and enhance our experience of the celebration. Vestments signify the role the priest […]


St. Mary women’s club holds luncheon with awards and honors

GREENVILLE —St. Mary Church women’s club held their annual Spring Luncheon at the Embassy Suites recently, where they installed new officers, presented awards and enjoyed the gathering. Cecilia Stansberry, 16, a homeschooler who is entering Belmont Abby College in the fall, was chosen as the recipient of the club’s annual scholarship of $1,000. Also, Father […]


Sister Mary Joseph receives an honorary doctorate

BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA—Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on May 16 by Belmont Abbey College.


Welcome neophytes year round

CHARLESTON— Elizabeth Hoffman, from St. Mary of the Annunciation, prays during the Mass of the Neophytes celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on May 24 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. People are encouraged to help new Catholics like Hoffman feel welcome in the Church year round.


The light continues

Although the 50-day Easter season officially concludes with Pentecost, the legacy of the resurrection and the descent of the Holy Spirit manifests itself throughout the rest of the year in Catholic worship. Indeed, Easter and Pentecost may be called the foundation of all Catholic Liturgy. Though often dismissed as mere decoration to be overlooked, the […]


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    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
    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