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Knights lend a hand to help out Habitat for Humanity

SUMMERVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 6629 recently worked on a Habitat for Humanity project in rural Dorchester County. The Knights divided up into two groups, with one group concentrating on exterior and interior work on one house, while the other group painted the house next door. See more diocesan tidbits in the news section under parish […]


Father Ted Kalaw to serve as superior of order

Adorno Father Teodoro Kalaw was recently appointed as the 60th superior general for the Adorno Fathers, a high honor for the priest who served for several years with the order in South Carolina. The appointment came on July 11 at the order’s general chapter meeting in Rome. As superior general, Father Ted will be based […]


Workshop focuses on traditions behind Byzantine iconography

GREER—Attendees at a recent Upstate workshop went beyond art appreciation and took brushes in hand to become part of the world of Byzantine iconography. Participants from around the Carolinas gathered in July at St. Rafka Maronite Church to learn about and experience first-hand an art form that is built upon centuries of sacred traditions. Theodoros […]


Family and friends praise centenarian’s endless legacy of love

COLUMBIA—Vashti Jackson Woodson does not hesitate when asked how she feels about her 100 years of life. “I’m happy about everything!” she said. “My life has always been happy from the beginning up until the present. I’ve had a wonderful life!” Her words are accompanied by a radiant smile that lights up her entire face. […]


St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA—The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred in the coming weeks from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem motherhouse, to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. The transfer is precipitated by the decision of the […]


Steeples to once again grace Blessed Sacrament Church

CHARLESTON—When Hurricane Hugo raked a path of destruction through Charleston on Sept. 22, 1989, among the storm’s most visible casualties were the twin steeples of Blessed Sacrament Church. The wind toppled the spires into the middle of Savannah Highway in front of the church, an image still visible in photographs from the aftermath. The flat […]


Grandparents pass on a legacy of faith to grandkids

AIKEN—Three of Maureen Godbee’s granddaughters wore dresses she made when they received their first holy Communion this spring. Those are visible testaments to their grandmother’s love, and are just a small part of the work Maureen and her husband Dennis Godbee do regularly to help their grandchildren grow in their faith. The Godbees take grandchildren […]


It’s time for respect

We Americans are noted for being outspoken politically and making fun of our governing officials. Cartoonists caricature politicians, and everyone from town council members to the president gets lampooned. Though it may be customary for us, in Wild West democracy style, not to take authorities seriously, that isn’t part of the mode of operations prescribed for […]


No gum before Communion

Q. My priest recently reminded us about the fast before Communion. He said that gum is a part of this fast. This just seems extreme to me. What if someone is chewing gum for fresh breath or for anxiety? (Greenville, SC) A. The Eucharistic fast is one of the strictest fasts of the Church. This is […]


St. Philip Neri remains steadfast after 25 years

FORT MILL—St. Philip Neri Church started out as a traveling community of believers. In 1993, about 50 families began meeting together as the Fort Mill/Tega Cay Catholic Community. They attended Mass in borrowed space at local churches, then a country club. On June 23, members of the parish came together to celebrate their 25th anniversary […]


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    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
    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