Monthly Archives: May 2014

In Audience with Pope Francis

  Photo Coutesy of L’Osservatore Romano Bishop Michael J. Bransfield greets Pope Francis at the Vatican May 2. Looking on is Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. VATICAN CITY—Bishop Michael J….

Award Recognizes Rev. Mr. Gary Lane’s Life of Service

By Lynne Snyder HAZELTON—The late Rev. Mr. Gary Lane was among 20 volunteers honored at the seventh annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at the Federal Correction Complex in Hazelton April 29….

Beautiful Experiences of Faith

From Bishop Bransfield As I write to you, we continue to be blessed with the beautiful spring weather that first came to us as a wonderful gift for Easter. Having…

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Catholic School Students Have Great Success at Regional Science Fair Courtesy Photo Pictured are students, from left, Daniel O’Leary, St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling; Daisy Reasbeck, St. Vincent de…

Mass for Saints John XXIII and John PauI II Celebrated in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Faithful from various parishes filled the chapel at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston April 27 to celebrate the canonization earlier that day of Pope…

New Parish Center Opens at Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg

By Tim Bishop CLARKSBURG—Parishioners at Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg have a new parish center thanks to a lot of hard work and years of planning. Immaculate Conception pastor, Father…

New Program Brings Missionaries to Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville

College Students from across the Country will Expand Programs at Camp Bosco and in Parishes Statewide By Tim Bishop HUTTONSVILLE—A new missionary outreach program from the diocesan Office of Youth…

Pilgrimage of Prayer Held in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Parishioners from the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston participated in a Pilgrimage of Prayer April 27 to show solidarity with Pope Francis…

Priestly Fraternity in the DWC

By Tim Bishop CHARLESTON—Priests of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Bishop Michael J. Bransfield gathered for the annual convocation at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston May 6-8….

Retirement Fund for Religious Collects More Than $90,000 in Mountain State

WHEELING—The annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) was a huge success this year thanks to the generosity of Catholics throughout the state. The collection raised more than…