Monthly Archives: July 2008

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates, Blesses New St. Agnes Church in Shepherdstown

Colleen Rowan Photo Pictured is the new St. Agnes Church in Shepherdstown. By Colleen Rowan SHEPHERDSTOWN— Led by piper Scott Carr and women carrying a brightly colored silk streamer, symbolizing…

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…

Pilgrimage to National Shrine in Washington Set for Sept. 6

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING— Bishop Michael J. Bransfield is inviting the faithful of the diocese to join him at the diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of…

Wheeling-Charleston Joins Harrisburg Diocese in Effort to Form Leaders in Hispanic Ministry

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA— The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has joined with the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., in a partnership to help form leaders in Hispanic ministry through the national…

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…

Bishop Blesses World Youth Day Pilgrims at Cathedral

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blesses World Youth Day pilgrims from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling July 11. The bishop administered…

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…