Monthly Archives: November 2008

Veterans Honored at Masses

‘We are Praying for You, We Thank You and We are Proud of You’ Martina Hart Photo Members of the 130th Airlift Wing Air National Guard in Charleston fold the…

Wheeling Hospital Considers Major Expansion

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING— Wheeling Hospital officials are considering a major expansion of the hospital that would include construction of a seven-story addition. If constructed, Medical Tower 5 would be…

Bishop Blesses New Campus Ministry Center at Shepherd University

By John Bagladi SHEPHERDSTOWN— “I hope the students here find this a home away from home,” Bishop Michael J. Bransfield said at the blessing and dedication of the new Good…

Joyful Gifting: A Unique Gift and

By D.F. Kratzer WEST VIRGINIA— This Christmas, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) clients and individuals benefiting from the organization’s services throughout West Virginia will reap the rewards of monetary gifts…

Young People Find a Foundation for Faith at the W.Va. Catholic Youth Convention

By D.F. Kratzer JACKSON’S MILL— The 23rd consecutive West Virginia Catholic Youth Convention drew more than 70 young people from throughout the state to Jackson’s Mill Nov. 7-9. The theme…

Rachel

WHEELING— Rachel’s Vineyard, a retreat for post-abortion healing, will be held at Paul VI Pastoral Center in Wheeling Dec. 5-7. Organizers said that the retreat provides an opportunity for healing…

Institute Helps Pastors and Principals Strengthen Teamwork, Leadership Skills

By Joan McAteer WEST VIRGINIA— Five principals and four pastors from schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston were among participants of the first Pastor and Principal Leadership Institute presented by…

DBSA Facilitator Training to be Held in Charleston

CHARLESTON— The West Virginia Chapter of DBSA (Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance) will hold training for facilitators at Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston Dec. 6. Ingrid Deetz of the DBSA…

St. Anne Parish Spearheads Fire Safety Initiative in Webster Springs

By Colleen Rowan WEBSTER SPRINGS— In a unique response to Bishop Michael J. Bransfield’s call for an increased focus on health and well-being, St. Anne Parish in Webster Springs spearheaded…

Melocoton to be Ordained Deacon

Carlos Melocoton By Colleen Rowan WHEELING— After serving as an Assumptionist brother for three years, seminarian Carlos Melocoton felt a call to the priesthood. That call led him to the…