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How to navigate a season of joy while experiencing grief

Christmas cheer may be everywhere this time of year, but for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the season can be an emotional roller coaster. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a national nonprofit organization offering comfort and care to families of fallen military troops, offers the following tips: Make plans. […]


2014 Annual financial report

A letter from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, During this season of Advent, we experience a time of joyful expectation for the coming birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As we anticipate His arrival we make special preparations to welcome Him into our homes. Our churches in the Diocese […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $80,950 in Caritas Grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $80,950 to 30 Caritas grantees in December. The foundation awards grants to select non-profit and faith-based organizations meeting the immediate needs of the poor in South Carolina. The Caritas Grants program supports organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty. The demand for food, clothing, shelter and free health […]


A story of charity, a mission of mercy

SOUTH CAROLINA—In an effort to “wake up the world” to the faith of men and women religious, Pope Francis called for a celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life to begin Nov. 30 and close Feb. 2, 2016. To honor the women religious who have dedicated their lives to the service of God, The Catholic […]


Be mediators of God’s goodness, Bishop says

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we approach this wonderful national holiday we call Thanksgiving, we reflect on a year that has been difficult in so many ways. We can certainly think of our economy that is still struggling, families in situations that challenge them, a world situation of terrorism and violence, and all […]



Father Charles Day, a retired diocesan priest, dies at 83

MAULDIN—Father Charles J. Day, a retired priest for the Diocese of Charleston, died Oct. 19. He was 83. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 30 at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. The burial with military honors was in Beaufort National Cemetery. Father Day was born July 2, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only […]


SCCCW offers opportunity to have a voice in faith

Maria Stephens of Charleston wanted to say no when she was asked to join the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women 20 years ago. “I said I’m a young mom, I don’t have time, talent or money,” she said. “They talked me into it, and I soon discovered I did have some time and some […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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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