DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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 email@example.com
or Michael Acquilano at firstname.lastname@example.org