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Diocese to hold special collection for victims of Hurricane Florence

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston will make it easy for people to help the victims of Hurricane Florence by taking up special collections during upcoming Masses. In a recent memo to pastors, Msgr. Richard D. Harris, vicar general, announced the special collection authorized by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and encouraged them to be held as soon […]


SC Catholics in Action Conference will promote faith in action Oct. 13

COLUMBIA—If you’ve ever sat in church, looked around to see empty pews and wondered, “Gee, why is no one showing up?” then the Diocese of Charleston has an event for you. The SC Catholics in Action Conference will be held Oct. 13  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cardinal Newman School, 2945 Alpine Road. “As […]


St. Mary digs up historical records to create graveyard database

CHARLESTON—When Father Gregory West came onboard as pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation, he realized there was a grave problem that needed resolution. It turns out the church’s graveyard, which dates back to the 1700s, had no official records of who was buried there. Father West said people would call the church looking for […]


Clergy and laity write letters and petition about abuse crisis

Clergy and lay people around the Diocese of Charleston are using the power of the pen to respond to the recent sexual abuse crises that have rocked the Church nationwide in the past few months. Msgr. Lawrence B. McInerny, pastor of Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island, has written a letter to the American members […]


Catholic Charities races supplies to flood zones in Horry County

CONWAY—Catholic Charities of South Carolina is racing against the clock to get supplies in place to help Hurricane Florence victims in Horry County. Potentially historic river flooding has already begun in the wake of Florence and threatens to severely limit access to the county if water levels reach their expected high levels by the end […]


Areas hit by Florence receive disaster relief

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Carolinas have been hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from Hurricane Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 1 by time it made landfall, and then was downgraded to a tropical storm, it still caused extensive water […]


Grieving family members find solace in memorial Mass

MURRELLS INLET—On a hot, bright Saturday morning along the Grand Strand, men and women came together to pray and worship in honor of the sons and daughters they have lost. About 100 people turned out at St. Michael Church on Sept. 8 for a memorial Mass in honor of children who have died. The event […]


Bishop makes nine priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made several new assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston recently. Father Giovannie B. Nunez, CRM, changed from administrator of St. Jude and St. Anne in Sumter to pastor, effective Aug. 20. Father Noly N. Berjuega, CRM, changed from parochial vicar of St. Jude and St. Anne in Sumter to pastor of […]


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Catholic Charities of South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to hit the coast of South Carolina in the next 24-48 hours, Catholic Charities of South Carolina is preparing to help people affected by the storm. Kelly Kaminski, director of disaster services for Catholic Charities, said the agency activated its Emergency Operations Center and disaster services team on Monday (Sept. 10) […]


Delivery of The Catholic Miscellany has been delayed by post office closure

Dear Readers, The delivery of your Sept. 13 edition of The Catholic Miscellany has been unavoidably delayed. Due to Hurricane Florence and her unpredictable path, the U.S. post office in Charleston is closed and is not accepting mail until further notice. You will receive your paper after the Charleston post office reopens. Until then, be safe, and […]


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    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