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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

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2016

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Thursday, 8 December and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at St. Mary’s is 9:00 am. The Immaculate Conception Novena begins 29 November!   O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen. Solemn Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of... read more

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 Saturday, 24 December 3:30 pm Children’s Program and Choir 4:00 pm Vigil Mass 11:00 pm Ordinariate Mass Sunday, 25 December 11:00 am Solemn Mass with Choir The Christmas Novena begins 16... read more

All Souls’ Latin Requiem Mass 2 November 6:30 pm

There will be a special Missa Cantata Requiem Mass offered at St. Mary’s Church on All Soul’s Day, 2 November. The Mass will be at 6:30 pm and will be a special choral Mass with the St. Mary’s Choir. In addition to the usual Gregorian Chant Propers, the Ordinary of the Mass will be taken from the monumental choral masterpiece, Requiem. Written by 20th century French composer Maurice Durufle’, this work for organ and choir is based on the familiar Ordinary chants of the Missa pro Defunctis. Please make every effort to attend this special All Soul’s Day Mass. Click here for information on All Souls’ Day and Prayers for the Poor Souls in... read more

Upcoming Election Information

Click the links below to read statements regarding the upcoming election: Bishop Guglielmone’s 3 November letter Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column Voting as a Catholic in 2016 by Bishop Aquila Rev. George Rutler’s 30 October letter Presidential Candidate Guide from the South Carolina Catholic Conference Priests for Life Voter... read more

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

Mailing Address:
119 Broad StreetCharleston, SC 29401

843.329.3237