The Diocese of Charleston
The Catholic Community of Sumter is one of 95 parishes and 21 missions in the Diocese of Charleston. The Diocese of Charleston was established by Pope Pius VII in 1820 and encompasses all of South Carolina. The See city is Charleston, South Carolina and is the residence of the Bishop of Charleston. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, was installed as the 13th Bishop of Charleston on March 25, 2009.
The Redemptorists
The Catholic Community of Sumter is under the auspices of the Redemptorist Order. The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer was founded by St. Alphonsus Ligouri in 1732. Their mission is to spread the Gospel to the poor and abandoned. Today the Redemptorists number more than 6,000 and are spread throughout the world. More than 1,000 Fathers work in the United States and Canada. The letters, C.Ss.R., behind their names stand for Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris or Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Their charter is to preach practical sermons, retreats and missions. The motto of the order is: With Him is Plentiful Redemption.
Parish Mission
St. Jude Church is a Catholic Church whose history is rooted in the African-American community and is now a multi-racial, multi-cultural parish, continues to reach out and bring the Good News of Jesus to the poor. It is our call to proclaim a message of justice and peace so that the kingdom of God may be experienced in our time and place. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit our faith, nourished by liturgy and prayer, empowers us to live out our call to holiness by sharing our gifts and talents with the Church and the wider Sumter Community.
Registration and Support
New parishioners are encouraged to register with the Parish to participate in parish life, qualify for sacraments and receive funeral support in case of death. Registration can be accomplished by filling out the form in the back of the church or providing information to the Parish Secretary. All families and single wage-earners are invited to support their parish by giving of their time, talent and material gifts in a spirit of gratitude and belonging.

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