Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bishop Donahue Memorial High School Marks 60 Years of Catholic Education

By Tim Bishop McMECHEN—“It is a great privilege to celebrate this Mass with all of you who love this school,” said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield during the Mass he celebrated…

A 40-Year Ministry in Mingo County—Sister Kathleen O’Hagan & Sister Gretchen Shaffer

Colleen Rowan Photo Pictured are Sister Kathleen O’Hagan, SNDdeN (left), and Sister Gretchen Shaffer, CSJ. Sister of Notre Dame Kathleen O’Hagan and Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Gretchen Shaffer came…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Grand Fiesta to be Held in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG—Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg invites all to its Our Lady of Guadalupe Grand Fiesta Dec. 11 & 12. On Dec. 11, all will gather at the church for the…

Divine Mercy Shrine in Spencer Dedicated

Courtesy Photo Pictured during the dedication and blessing of the new Divine Mercy Shrine at Holy Redeemer Parish in Spencer Oct. 4 are, from left, Msgr. Joseph Peterson, V.F., pastor…

St. John Parish in Benwood Celebrates 140 Years of Faith

Faith ‘As Strong As Steel,’ Even in Adversity By Tim Bishop BENWOOD—The faith community at St. John Parish in Benwood celebrated its 140th anniversary Oct. 18 with a special Mass…

Catholic Charities’ Autumn Gathering Raises Funding and Awareness in the South

CHARLESTON—The fifth annual Autumn Gathering of Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), was held Oct. 23, beginning with Mass at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston….

Joyful Times for the Church in West Virginia

From Bishop Bransfield The month of October is always a busy time for me, as I participate in so many happy events throughout our Diocese. There are Confirmations to enjoy,…

Five Reasons to work with West Virginia Catholic Foundation

The West Virginia Catholic Foundation’s endowment program has witnessed remarkable growth because the faithful in the Diocese see the many benefits of creating endowed funds that meet their stewardship goals….

Father Carl E. Bauer, Jr.

Father Carl E. Bauer, Jr., died Oct. 22, 2015, at the age of 78. He was born July 11, 1937, to Carl E. and Virginia Naegele Bauer in Wheeling. He…