Monthly Archives: August 2013

2013 Seminarians

  Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield is pictured with the 2013 seminarians for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. In the front, from left, are Joseph Ahern, Justin Burgy, Alex…

Deacon Blanc Sees CRS Work Firsthand in Africa

By Colleen Rowan Rev. Mr. Justin Blanc, newly ordained deacon for the diocese, spent a week with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Africa, learning about the organization and its support…

The Catholic Spirit Launches New Website

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—The Catholic Spirit is proud to announce the launch of its  new-look website, www.thecatholicspiritwv.org. The site was launched Aug. 12. The new site was designed by the…

Diocesan Youth Participate in Music Ministry Alive!

BRIDGEPORT—Six young parishioners of All Saints Parish in Bridgeport represented the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston last month at Music Ministry Alive! (MMA).   Courtesy Photo Pictured are young parishioners of All…

Getting Married? Then This Retreat Weekend is for You

WEST VIRGINIA—The diocese’s Preparing for Christian Marriage Retreat weekend is an opportunity for engaged couples to spend time together in a retreat setting with other engaged couples and a team…

August Vicariate Briefs

Beckley By John Bagladi St. John the Evangelist Parish in Summersville will be hosting Father Raju Antony of the  Diocese of Khandwa (India) the weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for…

Wheeling Jesuit University Offers Discounted Tuition to Diocese’s Catholic Educators

WHEELING—Teachers and principals working at any of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s schools are eligible to receive discounted tuition in two programs at Wheeling Jesuit University beginning this fall. Diocesan educators…

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Earns Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Highest Rating

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Good Shepherd Nursing Home LC (GSNH) has once again been awarded a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating possible…

Sister Helen Prejean to Speak in Wheeling

WHEELING—Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Helen Prejean will be speaking at Sisters of St. Joseph Associate Day in Wheeling Sept. 14. Her talk will be held in the main chapel at…

Nationally Known Choir to Perform in Charleston

By Tim Bishop CHARLESTON—Charleston area Catholics will have the opportunity to see a nationally known choir during two concerts in September. The St. Paul and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Gospel…