Monthly Archives: September 2008

Diocese Celebrates Life, Episcopacy of Bishop Schmitt

Fellow Bishops, Priests, Faithful Gather in Celebration of Bishop Schmitt

Initiative Encourages Sharing of Time and Talents

 By D.F. Kratzer WEST VIRGINIA— In an effort to increase participation in ministry, the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development has kicked off the Parish Stewardship Initiative. More than 30…

Wheeling Hospital Creates Center for Pediatrics

 WHEELING— Wheeling Hospital has expanded children’s health services by creating its Center for Pediatrics, bringing together specialists from a wide variety of disciplines to provide total healthcare for infants, children…

First Rose Mass in Wheeling Celebrated at St. Michael Parish

By D.F. Kratzer WHEELING—The first Rose Mass in Wheeling was celebrated at St. Michael Parish by Bishop Joseph A. Pepe of the Diocese of Las Vegas Sept. 19. Area physicians…

Bishop Bransfield Celebrates Rose Mass in Charleston

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON— On the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross Sept. 14, members of the medical community gathered for the annual Rose Mass at the Co-Cathedral…

Catholic Conference, Justice and Life Office Working to Provide Faithful with Resources on Issues

 By D.F. Kratzer WEST VIRGINIA— The diocesan Justice and Life Office and the Catholic Conference of West Virginia (CCWV) are working to provide West Virginia Catholics with information and resources…

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA— The “Daily Living with Father Chapin” television show has gone statewide with host Father Chapin Engler, associate pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in…

Wheeling Jesuit University Opens Charleston Center for Professional and Graduate Studies

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON— Flanked by school officials and community members, Jesuit Father Julio Giulietti, president of Wheeling Jesuit University, cut the ribbon to officially open the school’s Center for…

St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley Marks 100th Anniversary

 By Martina Hart BECKLEY— St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley marked its centennial with Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Sept. 14. “It is a great joy to…

Book Recalls Tragedy of Monongah Mine Disaster

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING— At Mt. Calvary Cemetery in the small town of Monongah lies a simple lot of graves, some marked and others unknown. It is the final resting…