Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘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…

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…

Vocations Event Highlights Jesus’ Mercy

John Sherwood Photo Guy Gruters, a Vietnam veteran, speaks about his time as a prisoner of war at a vocations gathering at St. James Parish in Charles Town. By Colleen…

Welcome Back Students!

Tim Bishop Photo In one of the biggest “Welcome Back to School” celebrations Our Lady of Peace Parish School in Wheeling has ever had, Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., gives…

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Mobile Outreach and WellnessWorks Food Pantry to be in Smithville

PARKERSBURG—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will have a food distribution at the Smithville Community Building in Smithfield Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The WellnessWorks food pantry is part…

Catholic Schools Are ‘Bully Proofing’ Students This Year

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—With the start of a new school year, Catholic schools are “Bully-Proofing Youth.” The program, presented by therapist Jim Bisenius, helps equip students of various ages…

Conference Encourages Youth to ‘Turn Your World Upside Down’

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—High school youth from throughout the Mountain State are set to gather at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville Sept. 28-29 for the annual High School…

Exciting School Year Ahead for Students, Superintendent Says

By Colleen Rowan and Tim Bishop WHEELING—Students from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s 27 Catholic schools have headed back to the classroom, “an exiting time for principals, teachers and students alike,”…

Retreat for Parents Who Have Suffered the Death of a Child to be Held in Charleston

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—A special retreat is being held for parents who have suffered the death of a child, to help them begin to heal and to find comfort. The…