Monthly Archives: January 2014

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,…

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…

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…

Assumption Parish, Keyser, Youth Make Christmas Special for Children in Need

Courtesy Photo Pictured are parish school of religion students and teachers at Assumption Parish in Keyser who participated in Operation Christmas Child in which they prepared 16 shoe boxes of…

‘Double Blessings’

Reading Lesson Turns into Much More for Students at St. Francis of Assisi School in St. Albans By Tim Bishop ST. ALBANS—For third-grade students at St. Francis of Assisi School…

Program Brings WJU Courses to Madonna, Central Students

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Students at Madonna High School in Weirton and Central Catholic High School in Wheeling have the opportunity to receive college credits through a partnership with Wheeling Jesuit…

St. Francis Central, Morgantown, Students Take Top Spot in Scholastic Challenge

MORGANTOWN—St. Francis Central Catholic School in Morgantown won first place in West Virginia in the Scholastic Summer Challenge sponsored by Scholastic Books for most minutes read by students in first…