Mass Schedule for this weekend

A message from Diocese of Charleston

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 given since the state of emergency may prevent them from getting to their church or conditions pose a danger to their safety.

It is left to the pastor’s or administrator’s discretion at each parish or mission to decide when or if Masses will be offered over the weekend. The diocese encourages the faithful to contact their parish to find out when Masses will be offered or if they have been cancelled.

The dispensation from the bishop is not an instruction to cancel or limit Masses, but to allow pastors the ability to make use of their own judgement with regard to the availability of Masses and to deal with safety concerns for themselves and their parishioners.

Please pray for the safety of all those who may be in harm’s way, as well as for all military and medical personnel and first responders.

At this time, St. Joseph is planning on having masses as regularly scheduled on Saturday (9/15 at 5:30 pm) and Sunday (9/16 at 8:00 am and 10:30 am). Please use your own discretion to ensure your safety.

Daily Mass

St. Joseph WILL have daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (9/13) and Friday (9/14).


Please be advised in the wake of the Hurricane Florence evacuations that the Jesus Revealed Bible Study, Parish Council, The Athletic Association meetings and Religious Education are all CANCELLED for this week.

KOC Youth Soccer Challenge Competition

The Knights of Columbus Council 10334 are inviting all boys and girls ages 9-14 to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knight of Columbus Soccer Challenge.
Date: August 25th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (Check-in at 8:00 am)
Place: 845 Corral Drive (Ponderosa Park in West Ashley)
For additional information contact:
Wayne Fontanelle from Council 10334 at (843) 737-1072 or

2018 Radiothon

Catholic Radio in South Carolina’s Radiothon broadcast will air on Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28. The theme is “Our Lady of Good Help,” in honor of the Shrine in Champion, Wisconsin (Near Greenbay) dedicated to the first and only Marian Apparitions in the United States approved by the Catholic Church.
In 1859, Our Lady told Adele Brise to, “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation.” Adele devoted the rest of her life to this task. Catholic Radio in South Carolina will present her story and subsequent establishment of the Shrine.
Please listen to this special broadcast on WCKI 1300 AM Greer, WLTQ 730 AM Charleston, through the TuneIn App (search for wcki), by dialing (712) 832-2674 on any phone, or on our website: The broadcast will also be made available on the following noncommercial stations:

Charleston, SC – Blessed Sacrament Catholic School – WMHE-LP 102.9 FM
Columbia, SC (east side) – St. Joseph’s Catholic School – WZJO-LP 90.9 FM
Columbia, SC (west side) – St. Peter’s Catholic School – WROP-LP 92.7 FM
Florence, SC – Columbus Club of Florence (Knights of Columbus) – WFOC-LP 93.3 FM
Greenville, SC (Simpsonville/Mauldin SC area located at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church) – Monsignor Andrew K. Gwynn (Knights of Columbus) – WGWY-LP 107.7 FM
Ridgeland/Bluffton/Hilton Head, SC – John Paul II Catholic School – WXJP-LP 94.9 FM
Spartanburg, SC – St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School – WSEJ-LP 96.7 FM


From time to time our church bulletin provides links to suggested resources we think you might find useful.  Recently, for example, we provided a link to a weekly newsletter published by The Miscellany, our diocesan newspaper. By signing up, you can receive news, special features, and updates from your diocesan newspaper straight to your email inbox every two weeks!

Nothing, however, comes without strings attached.  While the diocese explicitly states that they will never share or sell your personal information such as your email address, the company that distributes the newsletter makes no such promises.  In fact, in their privacy policy statement they acknowledge that any information they collect about you is provided to their customers to advertise and market their products and services.

Now, there is nothing wrong with a company’s selling your personal information.  After all, they are in the business of making money, and personal data is quite valuable.  However, you must give your consent.

When you sign up for the newsletter, the small print says that by signing up, you consent to receiving marketing emails.  If you’re okay with that, by all means sign up.  However, make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to—not only in this case, but whenever you give someone your personal information online.  Read the privacy statements and disclosures. You may be surprised at what you’re allowing companies to do with your personal information.

STJ Junior Golf Team

Any boy or girl, 5th thru 8th grade (regardless of where they attend school) is eligible to play for the STJ Junior Golf team.  Practices will start in mid-July and the league will begin in September.  NO COST!  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  If interested please call the office at (843)556-4611 and ask for Joe or Jennifer.

Columbarium Engraved Bricks

Help us pave the way to completion of our Memorial Garden and Columbarium.  Donate an engraved brick for the walkway to honor, to memorialize and/or recognize someone, an organization or business.

Don’t wait any longer or you might miss out.  Support our parish enhancement project!  Your support is needed and very much appreciated!