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Sisters of Charity foundation awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its strategic grants for 2017. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants. These invitation-only grant awards provide the foundation an opportunity to comprehensively work with organizations to affect organizational and community impact at regional […]


Father Andrew Fryml finds peace in priestly service

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the standing-room-only crowd at the ordination of Father Andrew Fryml was a sign that the young man’s ministry is already having an impact. The bishop ordained his newest priest on June 9 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Over 40 other priests were there to support and lay […]


Jews and the Old Testament

Q: Do Jewish people call the first part of the Bible the Old Testament?  (Charlotte, NC) A: I’m very grateful to receive this question. Oftentimes, unintentionally, Christians can offend their Jewish neighbors by saying that they “only believe in the Old Testament.” While this might be a good summary of the Christian viewpoint, it can […]


A saint’s legacy and lives that matter

“Was  it about educating them for a better life, or was it more about saving their lives?” asked a woman at the lunch table set up in the lobby of the church on the corner of Hampton and Oak. “I think it was about both,” replied another. This conversation took place during the springtime Black […]


St. James raising funds to buy painting

WALTERBORO—It was just a 43-year-old Polaroid snapshot until Becky Lee (beckysart.com) put brush to canvas last year to create “Catholic Hill, First Communion.” Now the local community, which celebrated first Communion on May 7, is selling greeting cards of the painting as a fundraiser to purchase the original. It will be featured in the Colleton County […]


Charleston Catholic earns accolades

CHARLESTON—Emma Joyce and Lily Feingold, students at Charleston Catholic, won second and third, respectively, in the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest. The topic was “The Importance of Religious Liberty”. Also, Charleston Catholic School earned the Community Pride Award for their work in beautifying the school and performing outstanding community service. The students painted oil drums […]


SSCM welcomes new associates

DANVILLE, Pa.—The Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius welcomed 11 new associates from the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., on May 7. Associate members share the faith, prayer, congregational spirituality, charism and mission of the sisters. The new associates serve with the sisters working in Bluffton and St. Helena Island. All of the new associates are active in […]


Diocesan Missionary Team earns high praise from parishes, schools in its first year

If this were a play, members of the Diocesan Missionary Team would be returning to the stage for an encore performance. “They were absolutely unbelievable,” said Marianne Tully, principal of Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville. “I did not want the time with them to end.” Tully said she hosted the six members […]


Newman Connection grants help campus ministry

The college years are an exciting and rewarding time, but can also be difficult when it comes to young adults and their faith. Statistics show that up to 80 percent of Catholic students stop going to Mass while they are at college. A new initiative in the Diocese of Charleston aims to stop that trend. […]


Students host baby showers to benefit Birthright

COLUMBIA—A school might not seem like the usual venue for a baby shower, but campuses around the Midlands have been holding the celebrations this spring to help mothers and babies in need. The showers are for clients of Birthright of Columbia, an organization that assists teens and women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Students collected diapers, […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry