Confirmed  Office of Ethnic Ministries Diocesan events are below.   Scroll down for calendar.

Ethnic Ministry Events

Calendar of Events and Virtual Events 2020-21

For more information on  events Call Ethnic Ministries, 864-331-2627

December 25th 2020 Television Christmas Special – An afternoon in the Upstate with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston program aired Christmas night on Fox Carolina. Now available on YouTube Video: Christmas TV Special 2020 video

MLK Day Celebration 2021: : How Long? Not Long! RECORDING of THIS EVENT: MLK Celebration 2021 Recording Video

“How Long? Not Long” was Martin Luther Kings’ speech on March 25, 1965. Father Michael Okere will lead a spiritual reflection and Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN, will lead a reflection on this historical speech in comparison to the pandemic and civil unrest in our country today. The peaceful remarks of Dr. King serves as a catalyst for hope peace and unity. Hosted by Kathleen Merritt. All are invited to join us.

Earth Day 2021 with our Native American Catholics  RECORDING of THIS EVENT: Earth Day Program 4/22/21

Included presentations:

  • Sister Trina McCormick, OP, MFA and Sister Anita Braganza, IBVM will share a native ritual from the Springbank Retreat Center in Kingstree, SC.
  • Deacon Larry Deschaine PHD, Pe will discuss what a sustainable ecosystem might look like by examining Pope Francis’s Encyclical “On Care for our Common Home (Laudato Si)”
  • Cathy Nelson will show us her Aquaponic Garden in Cottageville, SC and entertain us with a melody on her flute.
  • Mary Louise Worthy, Chief of the Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation will show the connection between mother earth and family unity.

MAY, 2021 Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Saturday, May 1st

Asian & Pacific Islanders Pilgrimage for Mary, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network (APCN) For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/APCN-366177420165506/?fref=photo

Sunday, May 2nd

Diocese of Charleston Vietnamese Marian Day-Our Lady of La Vang Celebration

Location: Our Lady of La Vang Church, Greer; Time: 11:00am-4:00pm. For more information, contact Michael Tran at 864-331-2620 or mtran@charlestondiocese.org

Friday, May 7th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RccU9AihQsaKgLebAJN9gg

JUNE, 2021

Friday, June 4th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FNZ0j1mrQsmPDyvM26nXiA