Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ss. James and John Students Share Thanksgiving Dinner

Courtesy Photo Father Bekeh U. Utietiang, administrator of St. John Parish in Benwood, greets students at Ss. James and John School in Benwood during the school’s Thanksgiving celebration. More than…

Catholic Committee on Scouting Accepting Nominations for St. George, Bronze Pelican Awards

WEST VIRGINIA—The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is accepting nomiations for the St. George Award and the Bronze Pelican Awards. The St. George Award is a national…

Boy Scout Award Created in Memory of Bishop Hodges

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced the creation of a new award created in memory of Bishop Joseph H. Hodges that recognizes…

Martinsburg Parade Highlighted by St. Joseph School Float

Courtesy Photo St. Joseph School in Martinsburg participated, for the first time in recent years, in the 34th annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival. Father Eric Hall, pastor, rides with…

‘Pumpkin Drop’ Helps Raise Support for Those in Need in St. Albans

Martina Hart Photo St. Francis of Assisi School in St. Albans held its first annual “Pumpkin Drop” Oct. 31. Each class, preschool through fifth grade, as well as the staff…

Retreat Brings Comfort to Parents Suffering Death of a Child

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—To help comfort parents who have suffered the death of a child, the diocese hosted its first retreat for them presented by the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving…

Diocese’s Executive Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, a Keynote

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bob Perron, executive director of the diocese’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, was a keynote speaker at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis…

Building and Renovation Commission Commends St. Patrick, Weston, for Church Renovation

WHEELING—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Building and Renovation Commission has commended St. Patrick Parish in Weston for its recent church renovation. “One only has to walk into St. Patrick’s and behold…

Bringing Thanksgiving to Those in Need

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—Parishes and charitable organizations throughout the diocese made the Thanksgiving holiday special for the less fortunate and lonely. Many parishioners throughout the state donated time and…

Bishop Bransfield Commemorates 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Assassination

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Nov….