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Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $95,000 to five organizations

COLUMBIA, S.C.—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the 2018 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants totaling $95,000 to five organizations. This initiative was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support, and sustain the ministries of Catholic women religious in South Carolina. These ministries have been responsible for establishing […]


Junior Division Knights of Peter Claver put their minds to change

NORTH CHARLESTON—Young people from around the Southeast spent a week­end developing a brighter future at the 50th Gulf Coast District Confer­ence of the Junior Division of the Knights of Peter Claver. The Knights of Peter Claver is the largest historically black Catholic lay organization in the U.S. It is named after St. Peter Claver, a […]


A WWII veteran is wrapped in a Quilt of Valor

TAYLORS—Tony Scachetti thought he was going to Prince of Peace Church one recent Sunday afternoon to answer Boy Scouts’ questions about his service during World War II. Sca­chetti was the only one who didn’t know the truth. The 96-year-old was actually invit­ed to the church that he helped found to be honored by the Boy […]


Bishop Guglielmone joins the medical mission team for its Guatemala trip

For the 10th year, medical mission­aries from the Diocese of Charleston were able to offer health care and hope to people in Guatemala. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ac­companied a team of 34 volunteers from the diocese on their mission trip this year, which ran from May 27 to June 3. The bishop went with Deacon […]


Diocese applauds resolution apologizing for slavery

CHARLESTON—History was made on Tuesday June 19 when the Charleston City Council voted 7-5 to pass a resolution formally apologizing for the city’s role in supporting slavery. The vote came after several hours of passionate public comment and discussion among council members. Charleston was at the center of the antebellum slave trade in the United […]


Bishop Guglielmone encourages aid and prayer for refugees

A message from Bishop Robert E. Gulielmone: Tomorrow, June 20, is World Refugee Day and there are more migrants and internally displaced people now than at any other time in history. More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, poverty and violence, according to Catholic Relief Services. Church teaching […]


Our Lady’s Pantry opening in Greenville in August

GREENVILLE—Coming in August, Catholic Charities will open Our Lady’s Pantry in partnership with other community organizations in San Souci and surrounding areas in Greenville to address food insecurity, diabetes, and obesity. Recently, a dedication ceremony was held to unveil a series of murals at the pantry, and to honor all of those involved in creating […]


Father Rhett Williams heeds God’s call

CHARLESTON—A long process of spiritual discernment came to fruition for Charleston native Father Rhett Williams when he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on June 8 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Cathedral is also the new priest’s home parish. In his homily, Bishop Guglielmone noted that the […]


Upstate man finds his priestly vocation through Mary

TAYLORS—The newly ordained Father Michael Cunningham received a warm send off at Prince of Peace Church, wrapping up what was a busy, yet rewarding few weeks for the longtime Up­state resident. More than 600 people filled the church on June 3 for the Latin Mass led by Father Cunningham, and most of them stayed afterward […]


Special needs teacher has a servant’s heart

NORTH CHARLESTON—Courtney Leonard exudes an air of calm in the class­room. Standing among a dozen young charges, the special-needs teacher at St. John in North Charleston handles a constant flurry of questions, comments and requests in a man­ner that is firm, yet caring at the same time. One young boy asks for spelling help, two […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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