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How to make Earth Day meaningful for each person

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide on April 22 with a variety of events, from large festivals to community trash pick-ups. Here are some suggestions from Loyola Press to make the commemoration more meaningful on a personal level, not just on Earth Day, but every day: Give praise to our Creator. In the Nicene Creed, we […]


Divine Mercy Sunday is a tribute to the love and mercy of Christ

The visions of a Polish nun in the 1930s led to the devotion of the Divine Mercy, which will be celebrated worldwide on April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday. Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska saw the visions of Jesus beginning in 1931 while she was living in a convent in Cracow, Poland. The visions lasted for several […]


Schools in the diocese score high in accreditation review

Schools under the umbrella of the Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office recently underwent an external review to determine if diocesan-wide accreditation would be renewed — and they passed with flying colors. The diocese first received accredi­tation in 2012 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after several years of intense plan­ning and hard […]


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Priests celebrate renewal of vows at chrism Mass

CHARLESTON—Priests affirmed their commitment to the sacred beauty and the challenges of ministry at the annual Mass of the Oils held April 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The chrism Mass is held on the Tuesday of Holy Week in the Diocese of Charleston, although it is traditional to hold it on […]


Gathering at St. Gerard in Aiken explores race and peace

AIKEN—St. Gerard Catholic Church played host Saturday to several hours of discussion, prayer and presentations focusing on peace and race relations, with guest speakers including Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt and USC Aiken Academic Coordinator Tony Clyburn. The gathering, under the title of “What We Have Seen and Heard: A Reflection on Peace,” addressed such […]


At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

WASHINGTON—During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country. About 60 of the nearly 200 dioceses in the United States reported numbers of catechumens and candidates entering the church […]


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Fostering a season of deeper belief

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There is an interesting phrase in the Scripture reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent as given in St. John’s Gospel, chapter 11: Upon approaching Bethany after learning of His friend Lazarus’ death, Jesus meets Martha, who says to Him that her brother would not have died had Jesus […]


Allen Carroll, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, to retire in May

Allen Carroll, the longtime Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital chief executive officer who helped develop the West Ashley hospital into a national-award winning institution, has announced his decision to retire in May. Allen spent the last 27 years leading Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, which is one of Roper St. Francis’ three flagship hospitals. “I’m […]


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VIDEO: Understanding Holy Week

This educational video provides an overview of the major events that occurred during the week of Jesus’ Passion, as we prepare for His resurrection on Easter Sunday.


Patriotic bracelets are a thank-you to military personnel

DILLON—It is not unusual for Kim Snyder to stay up until 2 a.m. carefully stringing red, white and blue beads together to make patriotic bracelets. It is a ritual she has repeated countless times over the past 10 years. Since 2007, Snyder, a member of St. Louis Church in Dillon, has made more than 75,000 […]


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    May 237:00 pm Confirmation - Sacred Heart - Gaffney - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    7:30 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 24All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Semester Exams (4th and 3rd)
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day 8th Grade Exams
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day Middle School Exam Week
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day 4K End of Year Picnic
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Last Day of 5K Classes
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Final Exams
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day 8th Grade Graduation
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day MAP Testing
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day 8th Grade Graduation
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    All Day 7th and 8th Grade Final Exams
    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston
    8:00 am Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    9:15 am Underclassmen Honors Convocation
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    All Day Eighth Grade Exams
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Confirmation - St. Paul - Spartanburg - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    May 25All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston