200th Bicentennial Campaign: Building Our Church For Today

A Message From Our Bishop, Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone

Diocese of Charleston: Bicentennial Campaign

A Message from Your Bishop

In July 2020, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston will celebrate its bicentennial year. Established by Pope Pius VII in 1820, our diocese has upheld God’s Word and built His Kingdom for nearly 200 years. Through our rich history, we are now 114 parishes and missions strong, with over 200,000 registered Catholics.


Our diocese is entering an era of significant growth. People from all over the country and the world are choosing to make South Carolina their home. Challenged by population growth and secularization, our parishes need the strength and capacity to both support the faithful and evangelize our neighbors by being the light of Christ for others.


Pope Francis said in Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), “To evangelize is to make the Kingdom of God present in our world.” Therefore, we are compelled to accomplish this by living out our faith with generosity and joy.


Having served as your bishop for nearly a decade, I strongly believe in the need for the Church to prepare for the demands of this next century of Catholic evangelization. Through our $60,000,000 Bicentennial Campaign, we will strengthen our parishes and missions across 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.


I challenge you to put Christ in the center of your life so that all whom you encounter can see Christ in you. I ask you to take responsibility for upholding the mission of our Church and join me in sharing the Gospel throughout South Carolina.


In the Lord’s peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone
Bishop of Charleston


To view a message from Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone about the 2020 Bicentennial Campaign, click here.

To view the Bicentennial Campaign Brochure, click here.

St. Ann Catholic Church Bicentennial Update

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Sunday, April 25, 2021


This week, on April 19, 2021, St. Ann's received a Bicentennial Campaign quarterly check in the amount of $8,088.35 representing 50% of all funds collected against pledges paid to date. 


St. Ann Catholic Church Bicentennial Update

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Sunday, March 21, 2021


"On the diocesan level, we are pleased to report another strong month for the Bicentennial Campaign. With over 400 new donors in the month of February, we have officially crossed $66,000,000 raised and over $26,000,000 (40%) collected!

As we proceed through the Lenten season, let us remember that charity is the cornerstone of all Lenten resolutions. Sacrificing our time, talent, and treasure through the practice of almsgiving will spiritually prepare us to arrive at Holy Week ready to walk with Christ through His suffering."


As of February 26, 2021, St. Ann’s has Pledges of $232,862.00 from 42 donors against our goal of $290,000 representing a total of 83% of our goal in pledges made.  To date, $79,040.87 has been received at the diocesan level against those pledges of $232,862.00. 


Case for Support

Strengthening Our Parishes and Missions — $30,000,000
• Enhance parish-level ministries to share the Gospel more effectively
• Acquire property in high-growth areas to ensure the future of the Church
• Strengthen the financial position of our parishes and missions

Forming Catholics to Believe in the Gospel — $19,000,000
• Catholic School Tuition Assistance
• Seminarian Education Fund
• Hispanic Ministry Endowment
• Formation Ministries Endowment
• Continuing Education for Diaconate & Lay Leaders
• Facilities Endowment


Living the Gospel through Social Outreach — $11,000,000
• Social Ministries Endowment
• St. Clare’s Home
• Clean of Heart
• Outreach Program Fund




From the Archives

Archives exhibits papal bull that established diocese

Graphic novel created for bicentennial

Bicentennial pilgrimage to celebrate first diocesan bishop

Bicentennial celebration begins with prayer: Bishop reflects on the start of diocese and growth as holy land

Bicentennial vespers mark ‘One Family in Faith’

Bicentennial campaign gives back to parishes, addresses growth in diocese

Diocese postpones bicentennial celebrations

Bicentennial Campaign put on back-burner for final group of parishes

Sister Pamela Smith writes history book for the diocesan bicentennial

Bicentennial Videos

From the Archives


To celebrate 200 years of faithful Catholicism in South Carolina, we have published a series of videos on the varied peoples and ministries that comprise our One Family in Faith.

To view the video, "Preserving Our Faith" click here...

To view the video, "One Family in Faith" click here...

To view the video, "History of Ethnic Ministries" click here...

To view the video, "History of Hispanic Ministry" click here...

To view the video, "Answering the Call" click here...

To view the video, "History of Catholic Schools" click here...

To view the video, "Catholic Charities of South Carolina" click here...

To view the video, "History of Religious" click here...

To view the video, "Our Bishops" click here...

To view the video, "Our First Bishop: Most. Rev. John England" click here...



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