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Bishop Guglielmone grants dispensation from Sunday Mass

DIOCESE—Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Florence, and the unpredictable track of the storm, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has granted a dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation on Sept. 15 (Vigil) and Sunday, Sept. 16, for all Catholics living in the Diocese of Charleston. This dispensation is granted because the state of emergency may prevent them […]


First East Coast hurricane reminds us to prepare

CHARLESTON—As Hurricane Florence gathers force in the Atlantic Ocean and threatens to make landfall along the shores of the Carolinas, state and diocesan officials are working to coordinate their responses for possible evacuations and to assist in the aftermath. There are important preparations for everyone  that could possibly be affected by a hurricane. Here is […]


Men’s Cursillo #69 discovers gift from God

COLUMBIA—The Men’s Cursillo #69 retreat held at Our Lady of the Hills drew 21 men from 14 parishes for a closer encounter with God. Cursillo weekends focus on helping Catholics become more effective Christian leaders over the course of three days, which includes numerous talks and group discussion, plus daily Mass and reconciliation, 24-hour adoration, […]


Reyes moves to boost schools

CHARLESTON—When John Reyes talks about his time spent teaching, his whole demeanor lights up with enthusiasm. It is a passion he has redirected from one classroom into hundreds of classrooms, reaching thousands of children in his new role as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Diocese of Charleston. Reyes said he hopes to […]


There is One big reason we stay

Every now and then a telecommuting day brings with it a revelation or reminder. On a recent weekday, I was working from home and enjoyed the luxury of a 12:15 Mass at our parish church. I’ve had occasion to do headcounts for various events over the years, and I am quite sure that there were […]


Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone pens letter to papal nuncio

August 31, 2018 His Excellency Christophe Pierre, Nuncio, Apostolic Nunciature   Dear Archbishop Pierre, Our Church is in crisis and as the leader of the Catholic faithful in the State of South Carolina, I write with urgency to express my sentiments and echo those of the people in my care. We feel betrayed, angry and misled. […]


Learn about the new principals in the diocese

Five schools in the diocese have new principals this year. Read their Q&A with The Miscellany below. * St. Joseph in Anderson welcomes Haymee Giuliani * Education credentials: Public accountant, Spanish teaching certification, pursuing MSEd with concentration on Catholic School Leadership from St. Joseph College in Maine Professional background: Administration and accounting for Hoogovens Technical Services, English […]


OLMs celebrate 125 years of combined dedicated service of two sisters

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy joined in celebration of two jubilarians: Sister Carmelita Boyd, with 65 years, and Sister Mary Thomas Neal, with 60 years of dedicated service to the mission of Christ in the Diocese of Charleston. The bishop celebrated the Eucharist at May Forest […]


Day of Hope eases back-to-school burdens in Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH—The back-to-school season can be stressful for everyone, but is especially tough on families with financial struggles. Buying school supplies, new clothes and shoes must be balanced against the cost of rent, food, and transportation, and many don’t know where to turn to get what their kids need before classes start. For the past […]


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 […]


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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