CCP Event

Reminder: First Friday Fellowship & Networking Lunch This Friday, June 1, 2018

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CCP will host a First Friday Networking and Fellowship Lunch at the Diocese Chancery Meeting Hall on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  

Our speaker will be Daniel F. Kassis, Vice President of Customer Relations and Renewables for South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.  For more information on Mr. Kassis, click Kassis Bio (PDF).

Our theme for these lunches is how we engage the world in faith and bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives.  With one foot in the Church and one in the world we are all on the same journey.  We ask our speakers to discuss their personal journey of faith and their work in the world and what they see to be meaningful trends and developments in our community, state, and nation.

Thank you to those who have already reserved a space!  For those who have not, please RSVP online today!

The Diocese Chancery Meeting Hall is at 901 Orange Grove Road Charleston, SC 29407.

Save the Date! CCP Dinner with Conor Gallagher October 25, 2018

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Join us for an evening of Catholic Christian fellowship, faith, and ideas on October 25, 2018.  Mr. Conor Gallagher will share his lecture, “Still Amidst the Storm” followed by a dinner.

In Mark’s Gospel (4:37-41) we see the apostles trapped in a mighty storm and their fishing boats on the bring of capsizing. And Jesus slept. This confused, scared,
and even angered the apostles who could not fight back the storm. Author, CEO and father of twelve, Mr. Conor Gallagher, relates this short passage to the anxieties of modern life. The chaos of our lives and the demands of those with whom we live and work can leave us feeling as helpless as those apostles in the boat. The world, however, only offers fake solutions to these real problems: over-medication, spurts of carnal pleasure, and “time management” techniques that never suffice.

Conor Gallagher looks to three remedies that underlie all others: First, encountering God in the present moment while avoiding past resentment and future
anxiety; second, listening to the voice of God only found in exterior and interior silence amidst the constant drum of deafening noise; and third, resting in serene
stillness as the stir-crazy spirit of the world goes by.

Mr. Conor Gallagher earned both his Masters in Philosophy and Juris Doctoris from The Catholic University of America. He began his professional career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Chief Judge of the Western District of North Carolina. He has been an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College, and is currently the Executive Director of the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College.  He is also Publisher of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books.  He and his wife Ashley, are the proud parents of twelve wonderful children (all homeschooled!!).

Saint Benedict Press is a Catholic publisher that helps parishes, dioceses, and Catholic schools engage parishioners and lead them into a deeper and more active Catholic faith. Our products and programs are developed with one primary goal: to help people become saints. We publish Bibles, ministry resources, Sacramental and Catechist gifts, informative, entertaining, and state-of-the-art video programs from today’s Catholic experts on a variety of topics.

Our name pays tribute to the guiding influence of the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey, a short distance from our headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Our mission is to reflect the charisms of joy, spiritual development, zeal and fraternal charity.

Saint Benedict Press publishes under several imprints, including TAN Books.

Since its founding, TAN Books has been committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. TAN Books publishes over 500 titles on Thomistic theology, traditional devotions, Church doctrine, history, lives of the saints, educational resources, and more. All designed to help you Become a Saint.

Visit us at SaintBenedictPress.com or TANBooks.com

Location: Chancery Meeting Hall

Time:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Recap of April 2018 First Friday Networking Lunch

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Jenna Lee Wright shares her journey of Catholic faith from NFL cheerleader to wife, mother, and business owner. She offered a moving testimony to the power of prayer and God’s grace.

Jenna Lee Wright, Owner Charleston Payroll, is April Networking Lunch Speaker

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CCP will host a First Friday Network lunch on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

Our speaker will be Jenna Lee Wright, Owner of Charleston Payroll.  For more information on Ms. Wright, click Wright Bio.

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Danny Kassis, VP of Customer Relations & Renewables for SCE&G, to Speak at June Networking Lunch

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Join us on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  Our speaker will be Daniel (Danny) F. Kassis, Vice President of Customer Relations and Renewables for South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.  For more information on Mr. Kassis, click Kassis Bio (PDF).

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Recap of March 2018 First Friday Lunch Speaker Robert Hagood

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At our March 2 First Friday Luncheon, we were fortunate to have St. Mary’s parishioner, Robert Hagood, as our speaker. Robert discussed how faith informs his work in youth sports.  With a network of coaches and volunteers he is bringing lacrosse to young people across Charleston.  One particular area of emphasis is outreach to underprivileged kids in Charleston.  Sports can build the qualities of discipline, self-sacrifice, hard-work, and teamwork that reflect Christian character.  For more information about Robert’s work in the community, visit Cusabo Nation Lacrosse.

Robert Hagood, President of William M. Bird Company, to Speak at March First Friday Lunch

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CCP will host a First Friday Network lunch on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  Our speaker will be Robert Hagood, President of the William M. Bird Company.  For more information on Mr. Hagood, click Hagood Bio.

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Save the Date! An Evening with George Weigel October 5, 2017

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This evening with George Weigel will be a time of Catholic Christian Fellowship in Charleston, SC!

When:  Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm: Doors Open; 7:00 pm: Dinner Buffet
Location:  The Cedar Room, above Mercantile and Mash, at 701 East Bay Street in Charleston, SC
Suggested Donation for Tickets: We do not wish cost to be a barrier to faithful fellowship, therefore we are leaving it to attendees to set their contribution to help us cover the cost of the event.  $100 donation per ticket is suggested (includes dinner and a one year membership with CCP). Special College Student Rate: $15 (limited number of tickets at this rate available). Only 300 tickets total are available. Your RSVP confirmation email will serve as your ticket.
To Reserve a Ticket Visit: George Weigel RSVP and Tickets

George Weigel, one of America’s leading Catholic intellectuals, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics in Public Policy Center and biographer of Pope Saint John Paul II.  Mr. Weigel will discuss Faith and Culture and his new book, Lessons in Hope, My Unexpected Life with Saint John Paul II.

We will also be joined by the Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.

Proceeds will go to support:

  • South Carolina Catholic Radio
  • Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services
  • Daughters of Saint Paul

The dinner will launch Carolina Catholic Professionals (CCP), a network of Catholic business people and professionals from across the Lowcountry affiliated with Lucis Via Charities, a 501 (c)(3) organization that supports Catholic charitable organizations in South Carolina.

For more information, please contact: