Ongoing Events


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Legion of Mary

CHARLESTON—The Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Czestochowa Presidium meets on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, Mr. Oliver’s House, 134 St. Phillip St. New members are welcome. Call Veronica McDaniel, (843) 571-0723.

Oblates of St. Benedict

CHARLESTONThe Oblates of St. Benedict meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. They meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. for Vespers followed by a meeting in the Cathedral Center. Compline, night prayer, is at 8:15 p.m. in the Cathedral. Contact: or (843) 608-8073.

Nativity TNT young adults group

JAMES ISLAND—A couples group for Catholics in their 20s and 30s is forming at Nativity Church. Meetings are yet to be determined but the group will hold potlucks, movie nights, Bible study, pro-life activities and more. Contact: Alison and Kent McConoughey,

Depression and bipolar support
GOOSE CREEK—Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Berkeley holds meetings from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Immaculate Conception Church for those struggling with depression and bipolar disorders, and their family members. Meetings are separated by disorder and held in the All Ministries Center behind the church, 510 St. James Ave. Details: Pat or Abe Merriam, (843) 569-7563 or

SCS alumni
SUMMERVILLE—Alumni and former teachers from Summerville Catholic School are invited to register at Click on “Alumni.”

Nativity alumni

JAMES ISLAND—Nativity School is compiling an alumni list. Send your full name, including spouse’s name and maiden name, full address, e-mail address, telephone number, and graduation year to

Serra Club

CHARLESTON—A Serra Club chapter is in formation to help foster and support vocations. The group meets at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in the parish center, 120 Broad St. Contact: Will Simons, (843) 412-2465 or

St. Faustina’s Diary

CHARLESTON—St. Faustina’s Diary is studied from 9:30-11 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month in the Divine Mercy Cenacle held at 34 Wentworth St. Call Alexis Castellana, (843) 901-9958.

Marian Movement rosary

CHARLESTON—The Marian Movement of Priest’s will hold a weekly rosary in West Ashley and Summerville to pray for diocesan priests, the pope and the country at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. For Charleston: Teresa Rivera, (843) 745-5872. For Summerville: Jim and Alice Holmquist, (843) 871-3110.


Ladies AOH
BLUFFTON—The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians meets at St. Andrew’s Hall on Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton. Women of Irish decent or married to an Irish man may join. Contact: Mary Moran, (843) 705-5524.


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats

COLUMBIA—Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats offer women who have had abortions the opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and healing. If you or someone you know needs a retreat, call (803) 554-6088, (803) 546-6010 or e-mail Visit

Legion of Mary

AIKEN—The Legion of Mary meets Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in St. Mary Help of Christians School library. Details: Mary Anne Wellendorf, (803) 648-5304 or Jean Tierney at the church, (803) 649-4777.

Secular Franciscans

COLUMBIA—Secular Franciscans are practicing Catholics who commit to live the Gospel following the example of St. Francis of Assisi. The Our Lady Queen of the Angels group in Columbia serves their community by working for the soup kitchen monthly, feeding the homeless, supporting a child in Bogata, Columbia, and helping with the prison ministry. All members have their own apostolate to grow in the charism and spiritual life. Secular Franciscans meet every third Saturday of the month at St. Martin de Porres in Columbia from 1:30-4 p.m. Anyone interested in forming a fraternity or becoming a Secular Franciscan may e-mail Ron Evans at, or Charles Hood,



Employment Support Group

SIMPSONVILLE—St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2252 Woodruff Road, will host an Employment Support Group twice a month on Thursdays. Support is provided in networking, resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, coaching and seminars. Call the parish, (864) 288-4884 or Walter Hahne, (864) 275-7144.


SC Council of Catholic Women

The South Carolina Council of Catholic Women, affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women, supports, empowers, and educates all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. All women are eligible to join as individual members or through parish affiliates. Parish groups serve the church, help the elderly, feed the homeless, meet global needs, join voices in prayer and worship, and more. For information, contact your parish group or membership committee or chairwomen. Call Patricia Mack, (843) 814-8673 or Daisey Ferrette, (843) 814-9170.

Catholic Daughters courts

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas seeks to establish more courts in South Carolina. It is a national charitable organization for Catholic women for over the age of 18. Their motto is “Unity and Charity,” and they are dedicated to Mary, church and country. The courts gather monthly to pray, and offer service. Contact: Helen Arndorfer, (515) 51-3106 or, or Maryann Grabasky, (336) 299-7151or Visit