Monthly Archives: May 2015

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…

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…

Catholic School Graduates Earn Honor at WVU

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Five graduates from two Northern Panhandle Catholic schools received a significant symbol of their chosen profession March 21 when they were presented their white coats from the…

Bishop’s Cross Merit Grant Program for Catholic Schools Reinstituted

Eleven Schools across the State Named Recipients for 2015   By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—For the first time in more than five years, Bishop’s Cross Merit Grants have been awarded…

All Saints’ Music and Liturgy Director Collaborates on Book for Music for Liturgy of the Word

By Colleen Rowan BRIDGEPORT—Stephen Pishner, composer and director of music and liturgy at All Saints Parish in Bridgeport, joined fellow composers David Haas; Sister Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN; Paul A. Tate;…