Saint Joseph

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(Anticipated Sunday Mass)
5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

4-4:30 p.m.


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Catholic Church History

The original St. Joseph Church was known as the “Church of the Irish.” When it was dedicated, it became the fourth Catholic Church in the city of Charleston.

The original building was built in 1852 and was used by the Zion Presbyterian Congregation. The building was bought at auction by the Diocese of Charleston. The church was dedicated by Bishop Patrick N. Lynch on May 5, 1861. The Reverend Patrick Ryan, an assistant at St. Mary’s Church, is given credit for urging the establishment of the church, realizing the need for a church for the poor Irish immigrants of the “borough” in 1860. The Reverend Leon Fillion was the first rector.


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Upcoming Events

February 25th Confirmation Parent Meeting 9:15 a.m. February 29th ABS 1 p.m. Continues thru March 21st March 1st Fish Fry/Bake Sale 5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross 6:30 p.m. March 8th High School Youth Conference in Columbia March 14th TABS 1 p.m. March...

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Retreat into the Passion of Jesus

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC, is offering a one-night retreat on the Passion readings found in the gospel of Mark. The retreat will be a balanced blend of historical, theological, and spiritual reflections, with additional time to walk the beautiful...

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Collection for Black and Indian Missions

This weekend there is an envelope for the Collection for Black and Indian Missions. Mandated by the III Plenary Council in 1884, the 140-year-old National Collection for Black and Indian people continues as the embodiment of the Church’s concern for evangelizing the...

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