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Priests’ assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston that will be effective Nov. 27. Father José Hugo Ruíz Marentes, administra­tor of St. Mark Church in Newberry, Holy Spirit Mission in Laurens, and St. Boniface Church in Joanna, will become pas­tor of St. Louis Church in Dillon and Church of […]


Oratorian Brother David Boone, civil rights activist, dies at 84

ROCK HILL—Oratorian Brother David Boone, who fought for racial equal­ity for over 60 years, died Nov. 5 after a long battle with can­cer. He was 84. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 902 Crawford Road. The Mass will be celebrat­ed by the Oratorian […]


Jesus is for real

How on earth do we meet Jesus? That may seem like an odd question, but it is a critical one. When Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis talk about our call to be missionary disciples and emis­saries of the New Evangelization, they talk about one critical event: our need for a personal encounter with Jesus. […]


Hammer-wielding volunteers head for Houston

COLUMBIA—Nearly two months have passed since historic rainfall and catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey hit the area around Houston, leaving thousands of families with severely damaged homes, limited financial resources and seemingly nowhere to turn. Thanks to volunteers from South Carolina, some of them will receive help soon. Hank Chardos, executive director of Birthright of […]


Apostleship of the Sea battles modern-day slavery

CHARLESTON—A Catholic charity sup­porting seafarers and fishermen worldwide wants more people to know about the challenges facing these men and women. The Apostleship of the Sea used its recent World Congress to focus on the welfare of the millions of work­ers aboard merchant ships around the world. “Many who serve on fishing vessels work in […]


Byzantines hope to establish new mission at Transfiguration

BLYTHEWOOD—For many years, people in the Midlands have traveled long distances to attend the Byzantine Mass, also known as the Divine Liturgy. That changed on Oct. 1, when a liturgy was celebrated at what many hope will become a permanent Byz­antine mission at Transfiguration Church. About 100 people attended the Mass celebrated by Father Joseph […]


Second Native American begins path to sainthood

GREENVILLE—Native American Catho­lics had an extra reason to celebrate when they gathered for a heritage fest and learned more about a second historical figure on the path to saint­hood. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI can­onized Kateri Tekakwitha, the patroness of the environment, as the Church’s first Native American saint. St. Pope John Paul II had […]


Share the word about Black Catholic History

November is Black Catholic History Month, and it is a time full of eye-opening information for many people. For example, most people don’t realize that black Catholic history dates all the way back to the Acts of the Apostles (8: 26-40) with the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch by Philip the Deacon. The National Black […]


Bartholomew runs into a vocation

FORT MILL—Deacon David Bar­tholomew is starting a new journey of service to God after being or­dained by Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone on Oct. 22 at St. Philip Neri Church. Dozens of deacons and priests at­tended the joyful liturgy. Members of Deacon Bartholomew’s family, plus friends and supporters from the parish and community also turned out. […]


Msgr. Joseph F. Hanley, beloved pastor, dies at 75

Msgr. Joseph Francis Hanley Jr., retired pastor of Holy Family Church on Hilton Head Island, died Nov. 2 in Charleston. He was 75. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 5 Saint Teresa Drive in Charleston. […]


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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    No school - holiday
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    10:00 am day-Christmas party
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville