Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wheeling Hospital, Diocese Host End-of-Life Seminar

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Clergy, religious and pastoral care professionals of all denominations attended a seminar held at Wheeling Hospital July 9 to address how to provide the special support needed…

Taking Time for Prayer

From Bishop Bransfield   The 4th of July is now behind us, already, and our summer is in full swing. During the past weeks, there was a great deal of…

Obispo Invita a Todos a Peregrinación Diocesana hacia Washington

Por Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—El obispo Michael J. Bransfield invita a los fieles a unírsele en la peregrinación diocesana a la basílica del santuario nacional Immaculate Conception en Washington el…

Vicariate Briefs

Beckley By Colleen Rowan St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley will begin a new RCIA process Aug. 5. … McDowell County Catholics welcomed newly ordained Father Justin Blanc recently…

Upcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage Will Give W.Va. Catholics Opportunity to Gather as One

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The upcoming diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Sept. 13 will give Catholics of West Virginia the chance…

Cultivating Faith in the Heart of the Mountains

By Tim Bishop HUTTONSVILLE—Nestled in the mountains of Huttonsville, Camp Bosco offers Catholic youth from throughout the state a wonderful outdoor experience where they are challenged both physically and spiritually…

Bishop Blesses New Rectory in Cheat Lake

By Lynne Snyder CHEAT LAKE—Gathered with the community of St. Luke Parish in Cheat Lake, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blessed the parish’s new rectory following his celebration of Mass July…

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Summer Mission Program Kicks Off in Preston County PRESTON COUNTY—The Catholic churches in Preston County (St. Sebastian Parish in Kingwood, St. Zita Parish in Masontown and St. Edward the Confessor…

Answering God’s Call—Sarah Riffon of Morgantown Reflects on Vocation to Religious Life

By Colleen Rowan “I felt this tugging at my heart and felt God saying, ‘This could be you,’” 20-year-old Sarah Riffon of Morgantown said as she recalled the moment she…

‘Saints Alive!’

Courtesy Photo Children at All Saints Parish in Bridgeport enjoy Saints Alive! Vacation Bible School, where they learned about the lives and virtues of saints through crafts, games, music, food…