Monthly Archives: September 2014

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…

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…

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…

Diocese Welcomes New Principals

The Department of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston welcomes five new principals for the coming school year. Charleston Catholic High School in Charleston, Madonna High School in Weirton,…

Charleston Serra Sees Increase in Membership in Its Support of Vocations

By Colleen Rowan The Serra Club of Charleston has experienced an increase in membership lately, a trend its president attributes to speaking events and a rich history of energetic leaders….

Catholic High School Students Earn High Scores on ACT

WEST VIRGINIA—Students of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic high schools have outscored their public school peers significantly on the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to recently released statistics from…