Around the Diocese

June 2017


Catholic Counseling Services provides psychological services in English and Spanish to individual adults, couples adolescents (14 and older), and the elderly. For information, call Dr. Mara Calderon, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at 843-402-5417. Most insurances accepted. Services are confidential.

Birthright of Charleston, a crisis pregnancy center, needs caring volunteers to serve as friendship counselors working a three-hour shift once a week at the center’s West Ashley location. New volunteer orientations are provided on the third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. To find out more, please call 843-556-4403.

Charitable Gifting of Appreciated Stock
Do you have stocks you have owned for longer than 12 months that have increased in value? You can transfer these stocks directly to St. Joseph Church for our Major Capital Improvement Fund drive and pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated asset. Information is available in the church office (843-556-4611) from Candy to make the transfer. As always discuss your charitable giving with your tax advisor.

The Diocese of Charleston has planned the Fortnight for Freedom which will take place from June 21st to July 4th. This is a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power: St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptizer, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

In addition, the first annual Freedom Fest! will take place on Saturday, June 24th at Cardinal Newman School (2945 Alpine Road, Columbia, SC) from 6-9 pm. This ecumenical event will be a gathering of many faith groups on one mission: to promote and celebrate religious liberty. The event will include food trucks, family activities, games for children, live Christina music from contemporary to traditional hymns, a call to action by religious leaders, and a candlelight procession around the Cardinal Newman stadium. If you would like more information, please contact Kathy Schmugge at or Michael Acquilano at



Pauline Books & Media Store

(operated by The Daughters of St. Paul) Your one-stop Catholic Shop!

The Lowcountry’s only Catholic Book Store and Shop.

Bibles. Books. DVDs. Statues. Rosaries.

Medals. Holy cards. Music.

They have it all.

243 King Street (corner of King & Beaufain)

Call 577-0175 for store hours.


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