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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary “that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus November 1, 1950 Mass Schedule 8:00 a.m. Spoken Mass (Saint Mary’s) 6:30 p.m. Sung Mass (Corpus Christi) Either Mass fulfills your obligation. The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated every year on August 15. This feast commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. Mary was assumed into heaven before her body could begin to decay—a foreshadowing of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian... read more

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima begins 5 May!

On the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, a great way to celebrate is to pray the novena to Our Lady of Fatima: Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with sincere love of this devotion.      By meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in your Rosary, may we gather the fruits contained therein and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, the Peace of Christ for the world, and this favor that I so earnestly seek of you in this novena…. (here mention your request)      I ask this of you, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor and for the good of all people. Amen Say the Our Father, Hail Mary Glory Be (three times... read more

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser!

Join us on Sunday, 30 April from 4-7:00 pm for a delicious spaghetti supper in the Parish Hall and Courtyard! Proceeds benefit the St. Mary’s Ladies’ Altar Society. read more

Divine Mercy Novena Begins Good Friday

Plan to pray the Divine Mercy Novena this year! Novena begins on Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter) Click here for the full Novena and more information on the Divine... read more

Lenten Resources 2017

On Ash Wednesday, 1 March we once again begin the penitential season of Lent with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads as a stark reminder of our mortality and need for on-going conversion. The Church invites us to embrace the traditional Lenten practices of prayer fasting and almsgiving to turn away from sin and selfishness and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s saving passion, death and resurrection. Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017 Lent begins with Mass and the imposition of ashes. Masses: 7:00 am at St. Mary Hasell Street 12:05 pm at Cathedral 6:00 pm at Cathedral No confessions on Ash Wednesday Seven Habits to Holiness Say the Morning Offering first thing after you get up, dedicate the day to the glory of God. Fifteen minutes of quiet prayer, preferably done before the Blessed Sacrament, but this can be done at home or outside. Join Mary (Lk 10:38) and just site at the feet of Jesus and listen. Fifteen minutes of spiritual reading. This could be a systematic reading of the New Testament or lives of the Saints. Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion in a state of grace. (Of course, this presumes a frequent trip to the confessional.) Pray the Angelus at 12 Noon or the Regina Coeli  during Eastertide. Pray the Rosary “sitting at the school of Mary and contemplating her Son.” Make a brief examination of conscience each night before going to bed. Review the day…make an act of gratitude for the good done and act of contrition for the areas in which you failed. Confession Going... read more

Mardi Gras 28 February 2017!

Join us at the Cathedral Center for a Pancake Supper on 28 February 2017 from 6-8 pm. Pancakes, a King Cake, Make Your Own Mask and the traditional Pancake Races! Special Performance by the Charleston Catholic School Band! read more

January Pro Life Events

January is a special month for the Pro Life Movement as it marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. Here are some good ways to get involved in standing up for Life! 9 Days for Life Novena 21-29 January click here for ways to sign up or follow the Novena via Facebook, Email or other media More January events via the USCCB Website click... read more

Advent Resources

Below are links that you might find helpful to enter more deeply into the Season of Advent. Prepare your heart for the coming of the Lord! Advent Resources: EWTN Advent Resources: Seasonal... read more

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St. Mary of the Annunciation
89 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401

843.722.7696