A Short History of St. Mary Help of Christians

For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has proclaimed the Paschal Mystery – the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This same proclamation is the heart of our mission here at St. Mary’s for over 160 years.

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

St. Matthew 28:19-20

Founded in 1853, the parish of St. Mary Help of Christians has served diligently to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 150 years to the people of Aiken, South Carolina.