Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lent Begins

Msgr. Fredrick P. Annie, V.G., right, and Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, J.V., J.C.D., rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, left, distribute ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass at…

Cardinal Dolan’s Homily for the Red Mass, Cathedral of St. Joseph

You honor me with your gracious invitation; You leave me speechless (and I am not used to that) by the warmth of your welcome; You find me grateful to be…

Cardinal Dolan Celebrates Red Mass at Cathedral

  Colleen Rowan Photo Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York celebrates the Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Jan. 24 with Bishop Michael J. Bransfield,…

West Virginia Catholics Stand up for the Unborn in Washington

Courtesy Photo Wheeling Central Catholic High School students participate in the March for Life. By Jeff McCoy Well over 600,000 people came together on a cold Jan. 22 in Washington…

Governor Affirms the Value of Catholic Schools

CHARLESTON—On Jan. 5, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week in West Virginia, which began Jan. 25 and ended Jan. 31. This national celebration…

The Year of Consecrated Life: The Life of a Marist Brother

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—“I am encouraged by Pope Francis’ designation of the Year of Consecrated Life and that he gives recognition to those consecrated to God and the contributions they…

Holy Spirit Conference Slated for March at Pipestem

PIPESTEM—The 2015 Catholic Holy Spirit Conference will be held March 13-15 at Pipestem State Park in Pipestem.All are invited to attend the conference, which is entitled “United In The Spirit.”…

Lenten Pilgrimages to Begin in March

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—With a focus on penance, prayer and preaching, the diocese will offer a series of Lenten pilgrimages again this year for Catholics around the state. Organized…

Retired Priests Help Where Needed

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The collection for the Priests’ Health and Retirement Association (PHRA) will be held in all parishes and missions of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston March 7-8, giving…

Diocese’s Catholic Schools Get National Accreditation

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, announced that the diocese was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation…