Decrees2019-03-22T13:06:06-04:00

Decree Relegating Good Shepherd Church Edifice, Columbia, to Profane but not Sordid Use

Having issued a decree effective February 28, 2017, in accordance […]

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Decree Reassigning St. Mary Mission in Hampton, South Carolina, to St. Anthony Parish in Ridgeland, South Carolina

I HEREBY DECREE St. Mary Mission in Hampton will once again be assigned as a mission of St. Anthony Parish, Ridgeland.

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Decree Amalgamating the Personal Parish of Good Shepherd, Columbia, South Carolina, with St. Peter Parish, Columbia, South Carolina

I hereby decree an extinctive union (unio extinctiva) between the Personal Parish of Good Shepherd, Columbia, South Carolina, and the parish of St. Peter, Columbia, South Carolina, to form one territorial parish resulting in the subsumption of the present Personal Parish of Good Shepherd into St. Peter Parish.

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Decree Erecting the Territorial Parish of Our Lady of Grace, Lancaster, South Carolina

I HEREBY ERECT the territorial parish of Our Lady of Grace in Lancaster, South Carolina, and appoint Rev. Jeffrey F. Kirby, STL, as its administrator. The territorial boundaries will remain as previously established and include:

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Decree Assigning the Name of Saint Anne and Saint Jude Parish to the Catholic Community of Sumter, South Carolina

I HEREBY DECREE the Faithful of the Sumter Catholic Community is placed under the patronage of Saint Anne and Saint Jude. In addition, from this day forward, this Catholic Community is to be known as St. Anne and St. Jude Parish, which is now their canonical title, and I direct that this decree be published on the website for the Diocese of Charleston, sccatholic.org, which will be presumed the official notification of this action. 

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Decree Relegating Chapel at 1662 Ingram Road, Charleston, to Profane but not Sordid Use

Having moved the Diocese of Charleston offices previously located at […]

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Decree Establishing Seven Vicariates Forane within the Diocese of Charleston

I HEREBY ESTABLISH seven vicariates forane within the Diocese of Charleston which shall be apportioned as follows:

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Decree Erecting the Quasi-Parish of Our Lady of La Vang, Taylors, South Carolina

I HEREBY ERECT the Quasi-Parish of Our Lady of La Vang in Taylors, South Carolina, to serve the Vietnamese Catholic Faithful of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties in South Carolina and direct that this decree be published on the website for the Diocese of Charleston, sccatholic.org, which will be presumed the official notification of this action. 

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Decree Relegating Our Lady of Mercy Church, Charleston, to Profane but not Sordid Use

I hereby decree Our Lady of Mercy Church, Charleston, be relegated to profane but not sordid use. I further decree, Our Lady of Mercy Church edifice and parcel is to be presented to Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc., a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy for use as they deem appropriate, providing it is not given over to any use unworthy of its dignity as a former sacred place. The Diocese of Charleston shall maintain ownership of the building and responsibility for its sustenance.

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Decree Relegating St. Ann Chapel, Holly Hill, to Profane but not Sordid Use

I hereby decree St. Ann Chapel, Holly Hill, be relegated to profane but not sordid use. 

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Decree Erecting the Personal Parish of St. Thomas More, Columbia, South Carolina

I hereby erect the Personal Parish of St. Thomas More in Columbia, South Carolina, to serve the Catholic Faithful of the University of South Carolina community.

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Decree Relegating Sacred Heart Church, Blackville, to Profane Use

I hereby decree Sacred Heart Church, Blackville, be relegated to profane but not sordid use.

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Decree Erecting the Territorial Parish of St. Mary, Our Lady of Hope, Manning

I hereby erect the territorial parish of St. Mary, Our Lady of Hope in Manning, South Carolina, and appoint Rev. Samuel Oloyede, OP, as its Administrator. The territorial boundaries for the Parish of St. Mary, Our Lady of Hope, Manning, shall encompass the parish boundaries currently held by the Parish of St. Mary, Summerton, which includes Clarendon County in its entirety. 

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Decree Relegating the Parish of St. Mary, Summerton, to a Mission and the Assumption of its Territory

The relegation of St. Mary, Summerton, to a mission of St. Mary, Our Lady of Hope, Manning, and the subsequent assumption of its territory are to become effective Sunday, June 15, 2014, nothing the contrary withstanding.

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Decree Erecting the Territorial Parish of St. Clare of Assisi on Daniel Island and Dismembering the Territory of St. Philip Benizi Parish, Moncks Corner

I hereby dismember a portion of the territory of St. Philip Benizi Parish, Moncks Corner, and erect the territorial parish of St. Clare of Assisi on Daniel Island appointing Rev. H. Gregory West as its Founding Pastor.

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Decree Unifying Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, with St. Patrick Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, and the Consequent Suppression of Our Lady of Mercy Parish

I hereby unite Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, with the present parish of St. Patrick, Charleston, South Carolina, to form one territorial parish resulting in the suppression (unio extinctiva) of the present Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

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Decree Suppressing Sacred Heart Mission, Blackville, South Carolina

I hereby suppress Sacred Heart Mission, Blackville, South Carolina, and unite it with the present parish of Holy Trinity, Orangeburg, South Carolina, to form one territorial parish.

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Decree Suppressing Christ the Divine Teacher Parish and Revising the Territorial Boundaries of Sacred Heart Parish

Forthwith, the parishioners of Christ the Divine Teacher are hereby incorporated into Sacred Heart Parish, Charleston, South Carolina. The patrimony, ecclesiastical goods (assets), and debits of Christ the Divine Teacher Parish at the effective enactment of this decree become patrimony, ecclesiastical goods, and debits of Sacred Heart Parish. The territory belonging to Christ the Divine Teacher Parish is to be reunited to Sacred Heart Parish. 

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