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Fresh produce distribution brings out the best at St. Cyprian

GEORGETOWN—About 232 families went home with fresh fruit and produce after a food distribution effort at St. Cyprian Church July 16. The give-away was a partnership between the church and Catholic Charities’ Pee Dee Office. “It was a wonderful initiative,” said Vincentian Sister Madeline Kavanagh, parish life facilitator. “There was a beautiful spirit among the […]


Overseas aid can make all the difference, coalition representative says

Foreign aid can be a touchy subject, even among devout Christians. The oft-heard argument about it is why the U.S. government would send money to other countries when there is an obvious need in our own back yard. The reality is, however, that a very small portion of federal money is spent to help people […]


Six couples marry at once in Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church

SPARTANBURG—It was “I do!” times 12 at Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church. Six couples, all members of the same family, were married July 18 in a special wedding ceremony celebrated by Adorno Father Frank Palmieri, the pastor. The couples filed into the church as classical music played and sat in the front rows, which were […]


St. Clare of Assisi Parish to build on Bishop England campus

DANIEL ISLAND—After much searching, St. Clare of Assisi Parish announced that its future church will be built on the diocesan property of Bishop England High School campus. Father Gregory West, pastor, said they started looking at the BE campus after negotiations for another piece of property collapsed. That parcel — 15 acres at the I-526 […]


Eagle Scout project a refreshing addition at Neighborhood House

CHARLESTON—As anyone who walks outside knows, the city is a brutally hot place right now, with temperatures in the high 90s and a heat index of 105 or more. Neighborhood House Community Outreach has long been concerned about how people in its area cope with possible overheating and dehydration, especially those with no way to […]


Deacon Joseph Anonie, Marine veteran, dies at 73

CHARLESTON—Deacon Joseph Alfred Anonie, who served at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, died on July 19. He was 73. The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 24 at Immaculate Conception and burial was in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Deacon Anonie was born on Sept. 7, 1941, on Staten Island, N.Y., a son of William […]


Unifying positions

One distinctive mark of the Mass is the sitting, standing, and kneeling that takes place at different moments throughout. Catholic liturgy asks worshippers to conform to certain formal gestures, but can be a point of confusion for non-Catholics who attend a Mass. Common postures have traditionally been observed out of deference, or respect. When a […]


Sister Kathleen Moroney celebrates her 65th jubilee

GREENVILLE—Sister Kathleen Moroney celebrated her 65th anniversary as a Sister of Bon Secours with a gathering of friends and family at the Monastery of St. Clare in Travelers Rest. Sister Kathleen was born in County Limerick, Ireland, in 1933, the second of four children. She met the sisters of Bon Secours when she was 8 […]


Seven priests receive new appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made appointments for seven priests effective Aug. 1: Father Allam Marreddy is appointed pastor of St. Philip Benizi Church in Moncks Corner and Our Lady of Peace Mission in Bonneau, with sacramental responsibilities at MacDougall Correctional Institution. Father Michael Cassabon is appointed administrator of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in […]



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    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