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Pastor
Reverend Dr. Joseph Pearce, CO 

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I want to thank all of you for your warm welcome. Some of you know me from the time I used to fill in for Fr. David when he was the sacramental priest at St. Mary, others I know from places outside of St. Mary and some we have met for the first time. I look forward to ministering with you as we journey on our common pilgrimage to the Kingdom of God and Our Father in Heaven as we follow Our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Light.

 
Deacon
Reverend Dr. Terrence R. Chisolm

803-517-2894

Deacon Terrence R. Chisolm has truly been blessed to have a life that has blended many of his passions and gifts that God has blessed him with. As a United States Army Veteran, Deacon Terrence proudly served his country and received an honorable discharge. Deacon Terrence is also a Behavior Specialist, serving as a certified middle school educator and a university adjunct faculty professor. As a Behavior Specialist, he specializes and is certified in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy. In the field of academics, Deacon Terrence has been published in scholarly journals and is a published author with a book titled, “Academic and Self-Concept: A Quantitative Study of EBD Students”.
Deacon Terrence has received Undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland-UC, and Saint Leo University, Graduate degrees in Business Administration (MBA), and Theology (MTh) from Saint Leo University. Specialized graduate training and study in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of South Carolina-School of Medicine and a Doctorate (PhD) in Exceptional Student Education from Northcentral University.
As an Ordained Deacon, Deacon Terrence shares in Christ’s mission and grace in a special way. The diaconate is part of the three levels of Holy Orders in the Catholic Church. The diaconate functions as the service ministry of Christ. Deacons are called to embody the work of Christ in service of charity, the Word and the liturgy. Deacons serve the Church by being “dedicated to the People of God in the ministry of the liturgy, of the word, and of charity.” (Lumen Gentium, 29).
The formation of a Deacon in South Carolina, takes 5 ½ years that focuses on areas of human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral growth. Deacons can either be married, or single and they lead a prophetic life of service for the benefit of the Church. Deacons lead this way of life by assisting the Bishop and priest in various fashions. Functions that deacons perform are assisting the Bishop and priest at Mass, conducting Communion Services, baptizing, witnessing marriages, presiding at funerals, proclaiming the gospel, serving as the homilist at Mass, providing catechetical instruction, blessings, exposing the Blessed Sacrament and bestowing the benediction, and bringing the Viaticum to the dying.

 
Parish Secretary
Carla Thomason
 
Director of Religious Education
Gabby Blum


 
Youth Minister
Gabby Blum
 
Head of Maintenance
Charlie Lillis
786-218-7782

 
Bulletin Editor, Webmaster, Parish App Admin, Photographer
David Anderson

I am the bulletin editor, webmaster, admin of the Parish App, and photographer. I also produce the video for "Our Sunday Homily" that you can see on this website. I have been doing photography for over 20 years, and over 9 years as a professional photographer. I have a lovely wife and 2 beautiful daughters.