200th Anniversary of our Diocese

Bicentennial Campaign News

In 2020, the Dioceses of Charleston will celebrate its' 200th Anniversary.  Associated with this anniversary, there will be many celebration events as well as a Bicentennial Campaign to raise money to evangelize by making the Kingdom of God present in our world providing an environment which will welcome the projected growth of Catholics who will become members of our diocesan community of South Carolina.  Int he Bishop's words "our Bicentennial Campaign will strengthen our parishes and mission across our 46 counties to serve our people, enhance statewide programs and ministries, and help those who suffer by acting as the hands and feet of the Body of Christ."  The Bishop is dedicated to combating the rise of secularism which is becoming more prevalent in our society.  You will be hearing more about his exciting opportunity and the ways you can help by giving your time, talent, and treasure. 

Special Note

Because our parish is participating in the Bicentennial Campaign, we are exempt from the Bishops' Annual Appeal in 2020.  Here are more specific details:

  • All online non-recurring gifts for the Bishop's Annual Appeal will end on December 31, 2019 and will not start again until the parishioner starts another non-recurring gift in 2021.
  • All online recurring gifts will continue during 2020and will need to be stopped.  Ann Durney in the Charleston Stewardship office (1-842-261-0437), should be contacted to stop recurring payments.
  • The pink BAA envelopes may be included in the packets sent to parishioners, but contributions do not need to be made.
  • Any letters with requests to participate in the BAA may be ignored. 

If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office.

The Beaufort Deanery celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Diocese of Charleston.  We will take you to the place where it all began.  Santa Elena South Carolina Spanish City.  We will meet at St. Peter's Church Parking Lot - 70 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort, SC on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

We will travel by bus to Parris Island, where we will view the site of Santa Elena.  After lunch, Sister Pamela will speak on the history of the Charleston Diocese.

To reserve your place, please send a check payable to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church for $25 to the Parish Office at 31 St. Gregory Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909, by January 31st.  Seating is limited to 100 guests.  Please include your full name, birth date, and contact information for Parris Island security.  If you have any questions, please contact:  Phyllis Atkins - 843-757-4007, Nancy Kuykendall - 843-757-4005, or Judy Daigle - 843-846-6025.

200th Anniversary of our Diocese


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