Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bishop Bransfield Prays for Victims of Chemical Spill in West Virginia

      By Colleen Rowan   WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield asked the state’s Catholics to join him in praying for the 300,000 people affected by the Jan. 9 chemical…

Growing in Our Faith

From Bishop Bransfield As a Church, we have just celebrated Christmas and Epiphany with beautiful Masses across the Diocese and our world.  I know that many watched our Holy Father…

Diocesan Youth Ready to Rally for Life in Washington

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Faithful from throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will join hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters at the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 22. In addition,…

Deacon Justin Blanc Reflects on his Diaconate and Pope Francis

Every Wednesday and Sunday in Rome there are signs that something extraordinary is happening.  Even amidst the normal crowds and noise, one notices on these days an increase in tour…

Daughters of Charity Leaving Diocese

MARTINSBURG—The Daughters of Charity have announced that the order will be leaving the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston this year. By fall of 2014, three of the four women religious currently in…

CCWVa Names Parish Social Ministry Coordinator; Opens Clarksburg Office

By Colleen Rowan CLARKSBURG—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) has named Kate Kosydar its new Parish Social Ministry coordinator and has opened a new office in Clarksburg. Kosydar began as Parish…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Reaches Goal

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Through the generosity of the faithful, the 2013 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) has surpassed its goal with another record-breaking year, raising more than $1.53 million. Funding received…

Cancer Research Classic Brings Awareness to Men’s Health

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Basketball fans braved snowy conditions to see nine of the nation’s top 20 national high school basketball teams during the seventh annual Cancer Research Classic (CRC) held…

Beautiful Confirmations in Our Diocese

Courtesy Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield confirms Alex Aiello at Sacred Heart Church in Bluefield Dec. 15. Also pictured is Aiello’s sponsor, Delores Shumate; Rev. Mr. Don Hammond, left; and…

Madonna High School Students Reach out to Patients at Children’s Hospital

Courtesy Photo Madonna High School students in Weirton display the tie blankets that they and their families made for terminally ill patients of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. The group made 56…