Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Celebrates Special Mass in Honor of Pope Francis’ Anniversary of Election

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrated a special Mass in honor of Pope Francis’ anniversary of election March 13 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. in Wheeling.  …

Bischof Wins The Catholic Spirit Spelling Bee

Tim Bishop Photo Pictured are Lillian Bischof of St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling, left, who placed first in The Catholic Spirit Spelling Bee, and Madison Morgan of Steenrod Elementary…

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Beckley By Colleen Rowan St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley will have first Communion May 3 at the 5 p.m. Mass. … St. John the Evangelist Parish in Summersville…

Journey of Faith—336 Catechumens and Candidates Gather at Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

By Tim Bishop Three hundred and 36 people across West Virginia will come to full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter this year. Catechumens and Candidates gathered with Bishop…

Founder of JustFaith Ministries, Jack Jezreel, to be Keynote Speaker at Social Ministries Conference on Poverty in June

CHARLESTON—The second annual Social Ministries Conference on Poverty: Faith, Hope, Love—Becoming the Church of the Poor, held by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Social Ministries and Catholic Charities West…

Faithful Gather for Lenten Pilgrimage at Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Faithful from throughout the diocese gathered March 19 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling for the first of three Lenten pilgrimages to be held around…

Fairmont Youth Present Living Stations of the Cross

By Lynne Snyder FAIRMONT—Youth from Immaculate Conception and St. Peter the Fisherman Parishes in Fairmont presented the Living Stations of the Cross at Immaculate Conception Church March 9. Courtesy Photo…

Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program Offered to Catholic Families

WEST VIRGINIA—For the 23rd consecutive year, the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is striving to keep Catholic school education affordable for Catholic families who desire it for their children but may…

Bishop Thanks Legislators for Passage of Unborn Child Protection Act

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield thanked state legislators who voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will prohibit non-medical crisis abortions after 20 weeks…

Bishop Bransfield Joins Youth at Confirmation Retreat

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Nearly 300 youth from the northern part of the state gathered March 15 for a one-day confirmation retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling. The…