Diocesan News & Events: Sept. 20th-26th, 2020

Whats News Around the Diocese This Week?

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats


"Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental weekend retreat for women and men who have had an abortion experience.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
The retreat offers a person a chance to explore how they feel about the abortion and an opportunity to find healing and peace.
The team is extremely compassionate and understanding and helpful."

Upcoming Events:
Our Fall 2020 retreats in South Carolina are:

September 18-20 in Greenville, SC
November 6-8 in Charleston, SC

For more information or registration, online, click here, or contact Christy 803.554. 6088 or Kathy 803.546.6010 or email Grace4healing@gmail.com.

Now is the Time.


Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner Education Program

September 23-26: The FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program is a 13-month program that prepares students to:

  • Teach women and couples how to navigate their fertility over their reproductive years

  • Provide comprehensive, professional and individualized family planning services

  • Teach the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System to women and couples from any reproductive category. For more information, click here.

School Choice: What Every Catholic Needs to Know

September 30 (Wednesday): Begins 10:30 AM Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas will present (admission free) two topics: Schools & Clergy: Catholic schools rise or fall with our priests and School Choice: What every Catholic needs to know and share on Wednesday, September 30, at the Capitol City Club, 1201 Main Street, Suite # 2500, in Columbia, s.C., 29201. The talk will be held:

  • at 10:30 a.m. for clergy

  • at 12:30 p.m. for parents, teachers, and school leaders

  • at 5:30 p.m. for legislators and special guests

Father Stravinkskas holds doctorates in school administration and theology. He has had a lifelong apostolate in Catholic education, in addition to founding three periodicals, writing over 1,000 articles, and authoring 50 books. He currently serves as president of the Catholic Education Foundation, providing resources for pastors, administrators, teachers, and parents of Catholic schools. He has particular competence in fostering Catholic identity in our schools and in advancing the cause of parental freedom of choice in education.

Presented by the SC Catholic Conference. For more information, please contact the Office of Family Life, at the Diocese of Charleston, 803.547.5063, or email click here.


SCCC Presidential Comparison 2020

Side-by-side Analysis of the Candidates & the Issues

To read more, click here...


October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

We Remember. We Pray. We Love.

Mass of Remembrance
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 8:30 AM


Fr. Joseph Romanoski will celebrate a Mass of Remembrance for all those who have suffered any miscarriage or infant loss, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 8:30 AM, at the Corpus Christi Church, 2350 Augusta Highway, in Lexington, SC 29072. We will pray the Holy Rosary after Mass.


For more information, please contact Christy Brown, Project Rachel Coordinator, Diocese of Charleston, 803 554 6088 or email grace4healing@ gmail.com, or contact the St. Ann Parish Office, 843.661.5012.


Catholic Engaged Encounter of South Carolina
A Weekend Marriage Preparation Program

Want to Learn More about Catholic Engaged Encounter?

Engaged Encounter is an opportunity for engaged couples of all faiths to deepen their relationships and prepare for marriage away from the daily distractions and the tensions of planning the wedding. It is a quiet weekend that provides each couple the time to reflect and share deeply with each other. Throughout the weekend, engaged couples are encouraged, through presentations by two married couples, to use a dynamic process of writing, listening, and dialogue to share privately with each other.

Reserve a Weekend! Make a Reservations with Catholic Engaged Encounter Today!

Upcoming Events?

In Parish: October 10-11, 2020 St Michael’s Catholic Church, Murrells Inlet, SC

In-Parish weekends are $160. For in-parish weekends, we do not provide overnight accommodations. For in-parish weekends, couples are responsible for their own accommodations.
Residential weekends are $260 per couple. This includes separate overnight accommodations for men and women, meals, and weekend materials.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact the St. Ann Parish Office, 843.661.5012.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Jan 29-31, 2021 Don’t take a summer vacation from your marriage, bring it into your marriage. Time with your spouse on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is an investment that will pay dividends. It is a weekend for married couples to get away from job, computers, children, chores and phones and focus on each other and God’s plan for your marriage. That's just the beginning of what you will receive on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Attend one of the upcoming weekends on Jan 29-31, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Early sign up is recommended. For more information, visit our website, click here or contact us, applications@scmarriagematters.org, 803.810.9602.


From the Office of Stewardship & Mission Advancement
Diocese of Charleston

"Our very own Sister Pamela Smith has written a wonderful book about the 200 year history of the Diocese of Charleston. This resource provides a great opportunity to learn about the growth of Catholicism in South Carolina and celebrate our Bicentennial. So much incredible work has been done since our inception of the DOC to build His kingdom!" Anne Durney, Senior Development Assistant, Diocese of Charleston

Celebrate and Commemorate our 200th Anniversary!

A History of the Diocese of Charleston: State of Grace
by Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, Ph.D
Diocesan Director of Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs


Softcover; 224 pages; 32-page full-color insert
Publisher: History Press
Price: $26.99

Now available:
Online/credit card: charlestondiocese.org/bicentennial
Check/cash details, email: celebration@charlestondiocese.org
In-store: Pauline Books & Media, 243 King Street in Charleston, 843-577-0175 and



Springbank Retreat Center for EcoSpirituality and the Arts

With a Mission to Renew, Refresh and Retreat

Time to Renew Your Spirit?  Make a date for a retreat here!  To learn more, click here...


Adult Faith Formation Opportunity

Virtual Courses Available on Line

The Diocese of Charleston has recently partnered with the University of Dayton (sponsored by the Marianist Brothers and Priests) to offer virtual courses for a minimal amount --$40 for seminars; $50 for courses --for any interested parishioner, catechist or staff member. To learn more, click here.

For more information, please contact Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF, Associate Director of the Office of Spirituality and Formation for Ministry at 843.261.0498 or email kadamski@charlestondiocese.org.


Contact Us:
St. Ann Roman Catholic Church
Fr. Noel P. Tria, Pastor

113 South Kemp Street, Florence, SC 29506 843.661.5012
Barbara A. Lewis, Director of Business Administration
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Parish Website: https://stanncatholicparish.com/
Parish YouTube: Saint Ann Catholic Church, Florence, S.C.
Parish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StAnnFlorence/
Parish Blog: https://stanncatholicparish.com/blog/Parish-News-



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