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New appointments for Fathers Sotek and Boyle

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the following priestly appointments for the Diocese of Charleston. Effective Oct. 10, 2014: Rev. Marek Sotek, new to the Diocese of Charleston, is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton. Effective Nov. 1, 2014: Rev. Michael G. Boyle, Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Magdalene Church in […]



PAIA pow wow

COURT—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Chief Gene Norris of the Piedmont American Indian Associa­tion Lower Eastern Chero­kee Nation discuss St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint of North America, at the association’s annual Pow Wow on Sept. 27. Marianne Stoddard, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, said the tribal and […]


Adornos raise funds to help their Filipino house rebuild after typhoon

Sometimes big storms also bring big blessings. That is a lesson Adorno Father Teodoro “Ted” Kalaw has learned in recent weeks. He has been organizing fundraising efforts statewide to repair damage to his order’s Theology House in Lipa City, Philippines, which was hit by Typhoon Glenda in mid-July. Father Kalaw, parochial vicar at Jesus Our […]


Fiesta an opportunity to share traditions

COLUMBIA—Anna Tovar of Johns Island saw her two children bring their heritage to life on a recent Saturday. Her daughter Kimberly, 14, and son Ray, 12, both belong to “Danza de Holy Spirit,” a traditional Mexican dance group based at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island and led by parishioners Guillermo and Maria Luisa Macias. […]


Diocese passes audit for charter compliance

CHARLESTON—Once again, the Diocese of Charleston has been found compliant with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All U.S. dioceses and eparchies are audited every year with an on-site visit every third year. StoneBridge Business Partners spent two days at the chancery […]


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 […]


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    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