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30 things students should know when they graduate Catholic school

As high school seniors in the diocese pluck up their diplomas and head into a bigger world, they take with them a lot of accumulated knowledge. Academics, of course: science and math, literature, history and theology — tangible concepts on which they were drilled and tested. But what about all those intangible lessons? What are […]


Outreach golf tournament a success

JOHNS ISLAND – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach raised $50,000 to help support its many services recently with a successful golf tournament held at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The tournament attracted 80 golfers and included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.


Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild donates a gift for Teen Angel

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild presented a check for $600 to the Teen Angel North Myrtle Beach High School group, a local organization that assists homeless and less fortunate students. Proceeds for the donation came from the guild’s Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Submitted by Suzanne Crossley


Crowning Mary at St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church, led the May Crowning of Mary with Deacon Carl Johnson and Charlotte House, Catholic Woman of the Year. The ceremony was organized by the Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt


Asian and Pacific Marian celebration

WASHINGTON—Michael Tran, assistant director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, represented the Diocese of Charleston at the 13th annual Asian and Pacific Catholics Marian Pilgrimage held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Organized by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of […]



From barley to wheat through fire

The culmination of the Season of Easter is Pentecost. For many of the first Jewish Christians, Pentecost was the fulfillment of some of their most ancient and important celebrations. In Leviticus 23, God gave the Israelites a set of holy days to observe. Their most important was the Feast of Firstfruits during which they sacrificed […]


Tutor program helps lift up inmates

To an inmate serving a long sentence, earning a GED can be a life-changing achievement. Many men in South Carolina’s correctional institutions, however, are nowhere near that dream because they can’t even read or do math at an eighth grade level. Volunteers with Hope for Literacy, a new interdenominational ministry, hope to change that for […]


Young adult retreat

KIAWAH ISLAND—The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston sponsored a retreat at Camp St. Christopher recently. The event brought in 62 young adults from throughout the state. Speakers included: Fathers Marcin Zahuta, Andrew Fryml and Joseph Romanoski; and Rachel Neubauer, associate director of Young Adult Ministry.


Priests appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made six appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective April 20: Father Luis E. Serrano, CHS, was appointed parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, with sacramental responsibilities at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. Father Cesar Augusto Torres Pinzón was appointed parochial vicar at Holy […]


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