The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a new COVID-19 vaccine educational resource: Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines. The purpose of the document is to provide concise answers to the most frequently asked ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to provide additional resources for further study. It is intended for wide distribution to people in the pews and beyond. In addition, the USCCB now has a page on its website dedicated to providing Moral Guidance on Vaccines. This link is included, with others, at the end of the Q&A.
On the Feast of the Epiphany, it is customary to bless your home for the year with chalk blessed during Mass. Please be sure to pick up a piece of chalk after Mass on the weekend of 2/3 January 2021 and use the Rite below. Epiphany House Blessing Leader: Peace be to this house. All: And to all who dwell herein. Leader: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol
In this difficult year, we also face a complex election season. As Catholics, we cannot close our eyes to the difficulties around us. Please watch Bishop Guglielmone’s video and read his letter concerning the upcoming elections Please remember to vote! Click here for Catholic Voter Guides from the Diocese of Charleston Simply Catholic Voter Guide
All Souls’ Mass Monday 2 November 2020 9:00 am The Church provides a great opportunity to help the departed by performing acts of devotion, repentance and charity. These acts provide remission from temporal punishment and are called indulgences. During the Octave of All Saints, (November 1-8) the Church gives us a special opportunity to gain indulgences for the departed. A plenary or full indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who, 1. On any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed;
Guidelines on attending Mass at Cathedral during the COVID 19 pandemic: Face Covering: Everyone entering the Cathedral building is REQUIRED to wear a face covering. The Charleston City Council mandated the wearing of face coverings in public areas effective 1 July 2020. Attending Mass in the upper Cathedral: We ask that everyone continue to maintain social distancing when in the Cathedral building. Please note: The main door of the Cathedral is ENTRANCE ONLY. The side aisles doors are EXIT ONLY. Every other pew is available for seating. There are “X’s” on the pew seats to help in social
On May 1, the bishops of the United States and Canada will consecrate our nations to Mary. The Diocese of Charleston will hold its consecration via livestream on Saturday, May 2, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, which will be broadcast on the diocesan Facebook page at facebook.com/DioceseChas and youtube.com/DioceseChas. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the announcement that the U.S. will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in consecrating the two countries to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of the Church.” Archbishop Gomez will lead the prayer May 1 at 3 p.m. (EDT) and has invited the