Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pilgrimage Draws 500 West Virginia Catholics to Washington

Tim Bishop Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates the closing Mass for the diocesan pilgrimage at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Sept. 13….

Retreat Brings Comfort to Couples Suffering Infertility This Year’s Gathering Set for Nov. 14-16

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Lisa McLain and her husband had been struggling with infertility for nearly two years. Feeling alone and frustrated that no one could relate to what they were…

St. Francis de Sales Teacher Named Exemplary Educator

By Colleen Rowan BECKLEY—Barbara (Barbie) Little’s philosophy as an educator is “to be that someone in the classroom who would reach all learners no matter where they were academically.” Courtesy…

Wheeling Central Proud to Have Four Grads in Formation for Priesthood

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—“Vocations are best formed and strengthened in a family setting. You have to have support when you are discerning God’s call in your life. Wheeling Central gave…

Sister Roberta Grzelak

Sister Roberta Grzelak, CDP, age 73, of McCandless Township, Pa., died peacefully at Mercy Hospital on Monday, September 15, 2014, after several months of illness. Sister Roberta was born July…

Peregrinación Atrae 500 Católicos de West Virginia a Washington

Por Tim Bishop WASHINGTON—Quinientos fieles de toda la Diócesis de Wheeling-Charleston se unieron al obispo Michael J. Bransfield en la basílica del Santuario Nacional Immaculate Conception en Washington el 13…

Memorial to Deacon Gary Lane Dedicated in Charleston

By Martina Hart Parishioners of St. Agnes Parish in Charleston gathered Sept. 6 for Mass and dedication of a bench in memory of the late Rev. Mr. Gary Lane, who…

Diocese’s Director of Worship & Sacraments Elected to FDLC Board

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bernadette Kime, director of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Worship and Sacraments, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical…

Conference to Address Prisoner Reentry and Supportive Resources

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Prison Ministry and the West Virginia Division of Corrections are co-sponsoring the “Prisoner Reentry Issues and Supportive Resources” conference. The conference…

Conference Encourages Youth to Say ‘Whatever’ to Their Faith

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—High school youth from throughout the Mountain State are set to gather at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville Oct. 4 and 5 for the annual…