In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 20, 2020 Bicentennial Celebration has been canceled. For now, we will work to find other ways later in the year for us to come together and celebrate the history of our diocese. Further details will be made available as they develop.
Our historical Bicentennial celebration is a closed event and requires advanced registration only with your RSVP. Security is a top priority for all attendees; therefore, there will be no registration after the RSVP deadline or at the door on the day of the event. More celebration details follow:
Saturday June 20, 2020
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Check-in at 9:15 a.m. Mass begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC
Advanced Registration Required
- Entry with pre-printed name tag required
- Name tags will be available to pick up at event check-in for registered attendees
- No registration will be available after RSVP deadline or at the door/No walk-ins
- Event security is a top priority for all attendees
- Security allows only clear bags or handbags at entry
Schedule of Events
|9:15 a.m.||Doors open/Check-in|
|11:45 a.m.||Announcements and lunch|
|1:15 p.m.||Call to prayer|
|1:45 p.m.||Keynote Address: Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, “Where We Have Been”|
|2:40 p.m.||Break (drink stations)|
|3:15 p.m.||Call to prayer|
|3:30 p.m.||Keynote Address: Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, “Where We Are Now”|
|4:35 p.m.||Break (drink stations)|
|5:10 p.m.||Call to prayer|
|5:25 p.m.||Keynote Address: Bishop Guglielmone, “Where We Are Going”|
|5:55 p.m.||Closing prayers|
- His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre
- Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
Please check back for more details.
Lunch options at Saturday Celebration Event are as follows.
For employee RSVPs only, please reply to the Constant Contact email by Friday, February 28, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted.
Please indicate your full name, your spouse’s full name (if attending), and lunch selections for each guest (see options above).
To RSVP, please mail in the reply card included with your invitation or email email@example.com by Tuesday, March 31, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted.
If responding via email, please indicate your full name, your spouse’s full name (if attending), and lunch selections for each guest (see options above).