The Church of Christ the Divine Teacher serves as the Catholic Chaplaincy to The Citadel. Since 1965 when the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Mark Clark Hall was established Catholics have had a permanent ministry on campus. The Church of Christ the Divine Teacher serves the cadets, faculty, and staff of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
The Church of Christ the Divine Teacher is part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. The sister parish of Church of Christ the Divine Teacher is Sacred Heart, with which The Citadel has a long standing history.
Catholics have been present on The Citadel campus since the start of the institution as cadets, faculty, and staff. In the mid 1960's Bishop Unterkoefler, General Mark Clark, and the Catholic Chaplain at the time, Frederick J. Hopwood, began efforts to build a Catholic space on campus.After a great deal of hard work, the chapel and office space was approved, and on March 22, 1967 a Catholic Chapel was blessed on The Citadel campus. Adjacent to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is the Catholic Chaplain's Office, a lounge for cadets, and office space.
The Church of Christ the Divine Teacher has supports the Catholic Campus Ministry on Campus through various cadet programs, the celebration of the Eucharist, retreats, and liturgical ministries.