Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Beautiful Season of Advent

From Bishop Bransfield I hope and pray that you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was able to spend a few days with family and friends in Philadelphia,…

Revisiting St. Paul

By Father Justin Blanc Who is Paul of Tarsus? Nearly every Sunday we listen to one of his epistles proclaimed at Mass. His words burst with urgency and continue to…

Program Offers Catholic Education at Special Rate

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—The department of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is inviting any student who wishes to attend schools within the diocese—who have openings—to join them for…

Parkersburg Church Brings Parishioners with Hearing Impairments into the ‘Loop’

By Colleen Rowan PARKERSBURG—When the morning Mass began at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Parkersburg Nov. 23, Sister Lillian P. Sleight noticed something very different—she could clearly hear everything that…

Father Fortune C. Frenoy, SM

Father Fortune C. Frenoy, SM, of Camden, New Jersey, died Friday, November 21, 2014 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling surrounded by their caring staff and his brother priests…

Confirmation Retreat Gathers Youth in Morgantown

By Tim Bishop MORGANTOWN—Young Catholics from the Morgantown area gathered Nov. 23 at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Morgantown for the Diocesan Confirmation Retreat and Middle School Youth Rally….

Outreach Efforts Bring a Warm Thanksgiving to Those in Need

By Colleen Rowan The church in West Virginia is working to make sure that everyone in need has a nice Thanksgiving. Parishes and Catholic organizations around the state are organizing…

Retirement Fund for Religious Collection Set for December

WEST VIRGINIA—On the weekend of Dec. 13-14, the 27th annual Retirement Fund Collection for Religious will take place throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. This collection takes place in most parishes…

Tour Gives Youth Opportunity to Grow in Faith

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Youth from throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have to opportunity to grow in their faith during a series of youth nights to be held throughout January…

Veterans Honored for Service across the Diocese

Martina Hart Photo (right) Catholic schools and parishes throughout the diocese honored veterans with Masses and special gatherings on Veterans Day. Below, in patriotic attire,   students of St. Joseph School…