Dcn. Stephen Brown, St. Thomas More in Columbia:

“If you have a secular job that may be 40 hours per week: Daily LOTH, I usually serve at 4 Weekend Masses, teach RCIA, CCD Program Administration, Couple Pre-Cana classes, and try to do some spiritual reading at night (this is the most essential, and often hardest to get to without being very intentional.) We are a small parish, so while this seems like a lot (and at times it is) the scale is also smaller.”

Dcn. Paul Rosenblum, St. Mary of the Annunciation in Charleston:

“My typical week is Monday-Friday from 0700-1600 at the North Charleston Terminal ministering to the seafarers. I make them feel welcome, visit them on their vessels, conduct communion services, and transport them for shopping and other needs. I teach RCIA every Thursday at The Citadel and assist at Mass every Sunday at St. Mary’s and at the vigil Mass for the third Sunday each month at Divine Redeemer.”

Dcn. Andre Jean-Pierre Guillet, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, Hanahan: 

“My typical week is going to work Monday to Friday at the pastoral center, I am part of a prayer group of men that meet every Wednesday at 6:00 AM, followed by the 7:00 Mass and the 8:00 Mass for the children. I teach a Scriptures class Wednesday evenings, and Friday evenings during Lent I lead the Stations of the Cross, and attend Two Masses every weekend.”

Dcn. Nestor Acosta, St. Mary’s in Greenville:

“A typical week is preparing a reflection and material to meet with the Married Couples; preparing a homily for upcoming Sunday; Preparing material and teaching an adult class in theology; providing pastoral counseling per request of a parishioner.”