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Father Javier Heredia placed on administrative leave

CHARLESTON—Father Javier Heredia, administrator at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Lancaster and St. Michael Mission in Great Falls, was arrested on July 15 as the result of an allegation of inappropriate contact outside the clothing of a minor female while in a public wave pool, according to a statement from the Diocese of Charleston. A […]


Province’s bishops consider ways to lead in the face of crisis

CHARLESTON—Priests and bishops from the Province of Atlanta spent time considering the most recent abuse crisis in the Church, how to respond to it and how to best carry on in serving the faithful. The occasion was the Provincial Assembly of Priests and Bishops, held Aug. 20-22 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston. The […]



Pastoral formation enters a new phase

CHARLESTON—The diocesan program of pastoral formation is advancing into its second phase of development for the laity. Created by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and headed up by Franciscan Sister Kathy Adamski, pastoral formation was developed as a way for laypeople employed in diocesan offices and parishes to learn more about the faith and how it […]


Cursillo weekends provide ‘profound encounter with Christ’

Just one weekend can change a person’s entire life. That is what men and women who are part of Cursillo say happened to them when they attended the three-day weekends that put them on a lifelong journey in the spiritual renewal movement. Cursillo, which means “short course” in Spanish, began in Spain in the 1940s […]


Knights of Columbus Council 13713 honors Hogue family

BLYTHEWOOD—Knights of Columbus Council 13713 honored Ed and Cathy Hogue with awards for both Knight of the Month and Family of the Month at the July family social. They were recognized for their many years of faithful service to the parish, the Knights and the Columbiettes. Mr. Hogue finished his two-year service as Grand Knight in […]


Assembly 1900 honors winners of flag essay contest

SUMMERVILLE—Knights of Columbus Assembly 1900 selected its essay contest winners for 2017-2018 on “What the American Flag Means to Me”.  The top three writers received American flag kits and cash prizes of $100, $50 and $50, respectively. They are: Joshua Walker (pictured above), a seventh-grader from Gregg Middle School, who won first place; Abriella Alex […]


Father Abara celebrates 40th anniversary

GOOSE CREEK—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3697 Honor Guard stand with Father Lawrence Abara, chaplain at the Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center, as he celebrated Mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Aug. 8, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Photo and information provided.


Knights from Council 14475 sponsor blood drive

LAKE WYLIE—Knights of Columbus Council 14475 conducted a blood drive with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Aug. 2 at All Saints Church’s parish life center. Forty-five units of blood were collected, representing 135 potential saved lives. Photo and information provided.


Convocation marks 50th anniversary of restored diaconate

GREENVILLE—The central theme from the national diaconate congress held recently in New Orleans echoes what permanent deacons in the Diocese of Charleston have known for some time: Theirs is a service of charity, proclaiming the word and leading the faithful in prayer That message was delivered at the opening Mass by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic […]


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    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