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Stewardship Fair 22 September 2019!!

August 17, 2019
17 Aug 2019


Stewardship Festival Sunday 22 September after the 9:00 am & 11:15 am Masses!

Come see what activities you can get involved in here at the Cathedral. There are opportunities for everyone!

Click here to sign up to bring a dish to share!

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2019

July 16, 2019
16 Jul 2019


The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated every year on August 15th. This feast commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assumption, body and soul, into Heaven. It is the most important Marian feast, and it is also a Holy Day of Obligation. Please note the following link to a Novena for the Assumption starting  the 7th of August.

Mass times for 15 August are 12:05 pm and 6:30 pm.


Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise, for all life and all holiness come from you. In the plan of your wisdom she who bore the Christ in her womb was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven. May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in her hymn of endless love and praise. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


Blessing of the Herbs

It is a traditional custom for people to bring fresh herbs to church to be blessed on the Solemnity of the Assumption . If you have an herb garden, be sure to cut some and bring them for a special blessing! The blessing of the herbs will take place at the Masses on Thursday, 15 August. Please come early and place your herbs on the table around the Lady Altar.

Bicentennial of the Diocese of Charleston Solemn Vespers

June 26, 2019
26 Jun 2019

As the clock ticks steadily towards July, the Diocese of Charleston is preparing to commemorate the past and embrace the future with the 200th anniversary of its founding.

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will commence the yearlong celebration with a Solemn Vespers service on July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. It is open to all.


Bicentennial Prayer

Heavenly Father, source of all good things, in every generation You gather a people to yourself and endow them with the means to spread Your Gospel.

Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, you have formed the parishes and missions of South Carolina into one body working to build your Kingdom across our seven deaneries of Aiken, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, and Rock Hill.

Through Your Holy Spirit, give us generous and sacrificial hearts as our diocese enters its third century. Transform us into good stewards of the blessings You bestow upon each one of us.

As one family in faith, we pray that our gifts strengthen our parishes and missions, form Catholics to Believe in the Gospel, and guide us to live your Gospel through social outreach.

We ask all of this through our one Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Independence Day 2019

June 23, 2019
23 Jun 2019

There will be Mass at 10 am on 4 July 2019.

The Parish Offices are closed in observance of Independence Day and Friday 5 July. We will re-open at 9 am on Monday, 8 July.


God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of  our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will. Through the intersession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Summer Adoration Schedule

June 23, 2019
23 Jun 2019

Wednesday Summer Schedule: beginning 26 June to 28 August, 12:05 pm Mass will be followed by a Holy Hour with Confessions concluding at 1:30pm with Benediction. (The afternoon and evening schedule will return following Labor Day).