Monthly Archives: December 2008

Sharing Blessings on Thanksgiving

Parishes, Diocesan Organizations Distribute Food Baskets, Hold Holiday Dinners for Those in Need John Bagladi Photo Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg and residents of the community enjoy the…

Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal Set for Dec. 13-14

WEST VIRGINIA— Parishes and missions of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will participate in the 21st annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious Dec. 13-14. Conducted by the National Religious…

New Playground and Recreation Area Built for St. Joseph School in Martinsburg

By D.F. Kratzer MARTINSBURG— Thanks to the efforts of the school and parish communities, students at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg have new playground and recreational facilities. The new facilities…

Students Help Support CCWVa

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING— St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling is helping support Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Joyful Gifting program through its St. Nicholas’ Nickels for the Needy program….

Blessed Sacrament Parishioners

By Martina Hart SOUTH CHARLESTON— Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charles-ton have begun their simulated “Walk to Bethlehem,” hoping to arrive by Christmas. The six-week program, which promotes…

Appalachian Outreach Working to Bring Christmas Joy

By D.F. Kratzer GLEN DALE— Through the Shoebox Santa Program, Appalachian Outreach, Inc., plans to deliver up to 7,500 gift-filled shoeboxes to senior citizens and adults who are disabled, spreading…

Priest Recognized for Dedication to Hispanic Culture

MOUNDSVILLE— Father Terry Adams, TOR, associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Moundsville, was recognized for his dedication to Hispanic people of Marshall and Ohio counties in West Virginia…