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…

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…

Sister Jane Frances Fairley, DC

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Jane Frances Fairley, DC, was celebrated Oct. 30 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md….

Gary William Lane

Gary William Lane, 61 of Charleston, formerly of Bluefield, Va., went home to the Lord on November 6, 2013. He was an ordained deacon of the Catholic Church and the…