Monthly Archives: May 2015

Three CCHS Graduates Earn Wheeling Jesuit Degrees in Just Three Years

WHEELING—The strong educational bond between Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Wheeling Jesuit University provided three CCHS alumni the means to graduate a year early from college. On May 9,…

Thirteen Men Admitted to Candidacy for the Permanent Diaconate

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrated the Rite of Admission to Candidacy to the Permanent Diaconate and Institution as Lector at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston…

The Tower of Babel and Finding Unity in Diversity

Father Justin Blanc In his spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis famously writes, “Man proposes, but God disposes.” The account of the tower of Babel in Genesis…

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Earns Doctorate

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Vincent de Paul Schmidt received his doctorate in educational leadership from St. Louis University in St. Louis May…

Summit Gathers Diocesan Leaders to Focus on Young Adult Ministry

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Director of the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Bob Perron traveled to Washington May 6-8 for a conference on youth and young adult ministry….

Remembering One of Their Own

Bishop Donahue Freshmen Establish Scholarship in Memory of David Beabout and Hold a Prayer Service in His Honor By Tim Bishop McMECHEN—Students and faculty of Bishop Donahue Memorial High School…

Reflecting on a Life of Service

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—“I never dreamed of becoming a religious woman,” said Sister Mary Bowman, a member of the Sisters for Christian Community (SFCC). “I was going to raise and…

Sister Mary Michael (Rita) Ronan, SAC

Pallottine Missionary Sister Mary Michael (Rita) Ronan died April 29, 2015, in the Sisters’ Infirmary at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. She was born June 14, 1928, daughter of…

Father Anthony Conlon

Father Anthony Conlon died May 9 in his native homeland of Ireland. He was 83.   Father Conlon was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland, the youngest…

Milestone of Faith—Children Receive First Holy Communion across Diocese

John Sherwood Photos Children across the diocese received their first holy Communion this month, reaching a milestone in their faith formation. Pictured above are some of the 47 children from…