A very personal letter from Fr. Wilson on sexual abuse in the Church.

Above all, even though it will be painful, I firmly believe that the truth will set us free (John 8:32).

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This is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 17:3


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"…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded of you…

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"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."

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Pastor's Corner

The Waning Summer Sun

08-19-2018Rev. Gregory B. Wilson, VF

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We give a warm welcome to Fr. Jorge Fernandez, who will graciously help us in the interim until our new parochial vicar arrives in September. Father Jorge (pronounced “Hor-hay”) is a religious order priest of the Xaverian Missionaries of Yarumal and has served recently in Kenya for fourteen years. Father Jorge and his congregation have done a marvelous work of continuing to bring the Good News to the peoples of the world. Welcome, Father Jorge!


Upcoming Events

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Aug 14

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholicism? RCIA classes are Tuesday evenings at 6:15pm in Smith Hall.

or more information, please contact Mary Ellen Jackson at mjackson@charlestondiocese.org or 803-642-2676.


Grief Support Group
Aug 15 3:00pm - 5:00pm

13 week program: Wednesdays 3:34-5:00pm, through Sep 19


School of Christian Formation (CCD)
Aug 26

Sunday morning Religious Ed Classes will start back on Sun, Aug 26.


Cub Scout Pack 115 Orientation and Kick Off Meeting
Aug 26 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us in the St. Mary Help of Christians School Cafeteria. (Please park on York St. and enter through side entrance).


Married Couples Bingo Date Night
Aug 31 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Caring for your marriage requires making time for each other and having fun together!



Eucharistic Adoration

Can you watch one hour with Jesus?

We have an URGENT need for Fri at 3:00am and Sat at 1:00pm. If you can spend an hour with our Lord, please contact us.


Play and Pray

Come and Join in the Fun! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30am. Join us for our summer events!



A los interesados en una celebración de XV años deben tener en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • Deben ser católicos practicantes y asistir a Misa.
  • Deben estar registrados en la parroquia por lo menos 6 meses antes de la fecha de la celebración.
  • Deben asistir a la preparación catequética que ofrece la parroquia.

Para más información, por favor comunicase con Esperanza Negrete al 803-226-3410 para dar inicio al proceso.

Wheelchair Drivers Needed!

As you know, the Wheelchair Express is a wonderful new ministry at all the Masses that allows the elderly, injured, or disabled to more easily enter the Church from their car.


American Cancer Society - Road to Recovery

Transportation is key to cancer care — If you can drive, you can help save lives. Did you know that transportation is one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment?


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