Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Beckley At St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley, Christian formation classes for kindergarten-grade eight began Sept. 15 and classes for high school youth will begin Sept. 22. … St….

‘Pitch for Kids’ Cornhole Tournament to Benefit St. John’s Home for Children

WHEELING—St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling will be hosting its sixth annual “Pitch for Kids” Cornhole Tournament Oct. 5. The doubles cornhole tournament (no professional teams) begins at 9…

A Special Respect Life Time in W.Va.

WEST VIRGINIA—For decades parishes throughout the United States have observed “Respect Life Sunday” on the first Sunday of October. The prayers of the liturgy uphold the culture of life, the church’s…

Bishop Bransfield Gives Gift to WJU for Renovation of Athletic Complex

Multi-Sport Field to be Named in Honor of Bishop Schmitt   By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Coinciding with the celebration of his 70th birthday, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield gave a $500,000 gift…

Bishop Bransfield Offers Comfort to WJU Community Mourning Death of Senior

            Tim Bishop Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield imparts his homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit he celebrated at Wheeling Jesuit University Sept….

Camp Tygart Changing Name to Camp Bosco to Reflect Catholic Roots

HUTTONSVILLE—Part of a refocus on Catholic identity, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Camp Tygart at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville is changing its name to Camp Bosco. “This name change…

Catholic Charities Opens Outreach Center in Greenbrier Co.

By Colleen Rowan WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) opened a new outreach center in Greenbrier County Sept. 5, made possible by a substantial donation from Jim Justice, owner…

Catholic Charities W.Va. Western Region to Hold Third Annual Autumn Gathering in Charleston

SOUTH CHARLESTON—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Western Region is holding its Third Annual Autumn Gathering Sept. 27 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston. The Mass will be celebrated by…

Nominations for Bishop’s Cross Being Accepted

WEST VIRGINIA—For the 20th year, individuals, groups and organizations will be recognized for their dedicated service and commitment to Catholic schools. These recipients will be honored at the annual Catholic…

Sharing Our Wonderful Faith across the Generations

From Bishop Bransfield— With the beginning of the school year and so many activities under way, in our families and in our parishes, these days of September are busy times…