Monthly Archives: July 2008

West Virginians Attend World Youth Day in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia—A contingent of West Virginians—representing several parishes throughout the state—joined Pope Benedict XVI and young people from numerous countries for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, July 15-20….

Bishop Emeritus Schmitt to Receive Patron of Youth Award

WHEELING— Bishop Emeritus Bernard W. Schmitt has been named the second recipient of the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award by the Wheeling YMCA for his dedication to youth…

New Martinsville Native Bequeaths $50,000 to CCWVa to Aid Poor of Wetzel County

By D.F. Kratzer NEW MARTINSVILLE— Mary Marcella Herrick, a New Martinsville native who passed away May 5, bequeathed $50,000 to the Northern Region of Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) with…

Annual Charismatic Renewal Conference in Charleston to Focus on

 By Joan McAteer CHARLESTON— International speaker Barbara Shlemon Ryan, RN, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference Aug. 8-10 at Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center in…

Sister M. Beatrice Sosa, SAC

Sister M. Beatrice Sosa (Juanita), a member of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters, died June 22, 2008, at the age of 93 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. Sister Sosa…

Sister Barbara Campbell, CSJ

Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Barbara Campbell—a prominent leader, speaker and writer on education throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and on county, state and national levels—died at Wheeling Hospital June…

Deacon DeViese Serves at Pallium Mass Celebrated by Pope

Rev. Mr. James R. DeViese Jr., a seminarian for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, right, serves as deacon of the word during Mass June 29 at St. Peter’s Basilica at the…

Pauline Year Proclaimed to Weirton Community

  By D.F. Kratzer   WEIRTON— St. Paul Parish in Weirton celebrated the beginning of the Pauline year with a procession of banners proclaiming the jubilee to the community. The…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Image Tours Chester, Surrounding Area

  By D.F. Kratzer   CHESTER— A replica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe image came to Chester and toured the city and the surrounding area recently with stops in…

Hirkala Receives Outstanding FertilityCare Practitioner Award

By D.F. Kratzer WEIRTON— Kathy Hirkala, director and founder of the FertilityCare Center of the Upper Ohio Valley, Inc., in Weirton, received the Outstanding Practitioner Award by the American Academy…