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Mepkin monks invite visitors to immerse themselves in Trappist lifestyle

MONCKS CORNER—Their website states that the monks of Mepkin Abbey de­vote their lives to “prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality”. This year, the abbey is expanding its hos­pitality with a program that invites people to stay, learn and work there for up to a year. Mepkin Abbey receives thousands of visitors annually, according to Father […]



Statewide retreat brings together students from 15 colleges

NEESES—“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Questions, answers and discussion revolving around that verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans took center stage at the Winter Statewide College Retreat on Feb. 23-24. The 91 students representing 15 colleges and universities in the state were treated to both a lineup of […]


Christ Our King-Stella Maris, St. Mary net wins in hoops tournament

The Diocese of Charleston Youth Basketball Tournament, held Feb. 23-25 at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, drew 53 teams from 18 schools and parishes for a weekend of fierce competition. Christ Our King-Stella Maris in Charleston was a dominant presence on the court. With 14 teams registered to play, the school/parish netted first place in […]


Visit the relics of St. Anthony of Padua on tour in diocese

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has granted permission for the relics of St. Anthony of Padua to tour in the diocese from April 6-15. The tour will begin in Bluffton on Friday, April 6, and will end in Lexington on Sunday, April 15. One relic is a fragment of his floating rib while the second relic […]


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Rite of Election
Committing to the Church at the Rite of Election

COLUMBIA – John Strickland is one step closer toward completing a faith journey that began almost 20 years ago. “It started a long time ago but I’m just now getting around to it,” said Strickland, a parishioner at St. Anne in Florence. “I’ve had a good support system along the way.” Strickland was one of […]


Oratorian Father Halbert Francis Weidner dies at 71

ROCK HILL—Oratorian Father Halbert Francis Weidner, who served as director of religious education at the Oratory, died Feb. 3. He was 71. Father Weidner was born in Edina, Missouri, on July 18, 1946. He grew up Baptist. In a story published in 2000 in the Hawaii Catholic Herald, Father Weidner said his first awareness of Catholicism […]


Matthew Kelly urges people to learn holiness is possible

BEAUFORT—Matthew Kelly arrived at St. Peter Church to a sellout crowd. The founder of The Dynamic Catholic Institute began the Feb. 11 event by telling the crowd, “God wants you to become a phenomenal decision maker,” and ended by sharing what he calls “the biggest lie in the history of Christianity.” “Holiness is not possible […]


Record number of Scouts recognized as Pillars of Faith

COLUMBIA—A host of hardworking Scouts reaped their rewards at the Catholic Scout Convocation held Feb. 4 at St. Joseph Church. The annual event honors youth who earned religious emblems dur­ing the previous year. Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone led the service, which drew more than 200 Scouts, parents and troop leaders. He pre­sented emblems and congratulated […]


Bishop announces new appointments for priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone announced new appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. For the Priest Retirement Committee, Bishop Guglielmone has appointed Msgr. Edward D. Lofton as representing priests 60 years of age and older, and Father Roger J. Morgan as representing priests 50 years of age and younger. Also, the bishop has assigned […]


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Apr 209:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - St. Anne and St. Jude at St. Anne - Sumter
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 21 Silent Auction and Dinner Event
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
12th Annual School Gala
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Gala
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville