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Ask about religious callings during Vocations Awareness Week

SOUTH CAROLINA—People who have joined the priesthood or entered religious life are typically encouraged to do so by at least three people, according to a study conducted by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. “When three or more people encourage someone to consider a religious vocation, he or she is far […]


LARCUM bishops continue their discussion on education

COLUMBIA—Living in poverty doesn’t just affect a child’s physical quality of life, such as what they eat, what they wear and where they live. It can also have a profound effect on their brain and how they learn, influencing not only how they do in school but their chance for success later in life. These […]


Priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made as­signments for two priests for the Diocese of Charleston. Father S. Thomas Kingsley, pastor of Church of the Nativity in Charleston, was appointed vicar for retired priests, effective Sept. 1. Franciscan Father Michael P. Jones, new to the dio­cese, was appointed parochial vicar of St. Mary of the Angels […]


Knights Council 9576 donate Casey bears

PICKENS—Knights of Columbus Council 9576 presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs’ Association with 72 Casey bears recently. Each unit in Pickens County will carry the bears, which are given to young children after a fire or other catastrophic event. Local parishes donated to the project. From left are: Anthony Kwietniewski, Grand Knight; Joe Weidemann, Casey Bear […]


Thiry-seven instituted as acolytes

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte on 37 men studying for the permanent diaconate at a Mass on Sept. 20 in St. Peter Church. The men are projected to be ordained in 2016. Thirteen men were also instituted into the ministry of lector, they are projected to be ordained in 2017. Acolytes […]


School revitalization plan asks for public input

The Diocese of Charleston kicked off the process to revitalize and strengthen its schools with a meeting of the task force steering committee at Christ Our King Church on Sept. 30. The steering committee, comprised of 14 members, received an overview of the coming year from Regina Haney, executive director of the National Catholic Education […]


Eucharistic conference focuses on the greatest gift

GREENVILLE—Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers uses a vivid image to show how the Eucharist reflects Christ’s unique bond with the faithful. “The drop of water added to the wine during Mass symbolizes how blood and water flowed out of Christ’s side when the Roman soldier, Longinus, pierced it after the crucifixion,” he said. “It also represents all […]


Catholic radio speaks to those who want to hear Good News

Catholic radio helps Marsha Beach of Mount Pleasant turn rush hour into a spiritual experience. “Just hearing the programs they offer while I’m sitting there in traffic helps me learn more about my faith and, I think, become a better Catholic,” said Beach, who attends the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston. She […]



Diaconate classes impart bountiful knowledge this side of heaven

September 20 will mark a return to school for Fred Knowles of Gaffney, plus 74 other men preparing for a life of ministry and service to the Church as permanent deacons. He is one of 37 men slated to be ordained in 2016, along with another 14 in the class of 2017. In addition, 24 […]


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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