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By Colleen Rowan

At St. Francis de Sales Parish, Beckley, the dates for the rummage sale are July 1-2. … At Sacred Heart Parish, Princeton, Graduation Sunday is May 22. … St. Peter Parish, Welch, asks parishioners to help donate food to Welch Mission Minisries. … Sacred Heart Parish, Powhatan, thanks Noah VanBlaricom, Bob Bishop, Jayden and Landon Copolo and Josh Hamby for preparing the Mother’s Day brunch, which was attended by 45 parishioners. . … Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, Oak Hill, congreatulates its high school graduates: Seth Blake, Nikolas Treadway and Rachel White. … Members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ronceverte and St. Charles Borromeo Parish, White Sulphur Springs, are invited to a directed silent retreat at the West Virginia Institute of Spirituality, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., July 9. … St. John the Evangelist Parish, Summersville, will honor its high school graduates May 22. … St. Mary of the Greenbrier Mission, Alderson, held a May Crowning at the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary. … St. Patrick Parish, Hinton, had first Communion and celebration of Mother’s Day and May Crowning. … Sacred Heart Parish, Rainelle, had first Communion and welcome of the parish community to the newly ordained deacon Rev. Mr. Robert Holliday. … Sacred Heart Parish, Bluefield, congratulates the members of its confirmation class who were confirmed by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield May 8.


By Martina Hart

Parishioners of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston, gathered for an ice cream social May 15 to bid farewell to associate rector Father Jeeson V. Stephan. … Young parishioners of St. Agnes Parish, Charleston, will “Parade Around the Our Father” during Vacation Bible School June 6-10. … St. Anthony Parish, Charleston, is having a yard sale June 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the parish center. … Tuesdays during May, parishioners of Our Lady of the Hills Parish, Elkview, volunteered at the food pantry of the Lower Elk River Ministerial Association. … Blessed Sacrament Parish, South Charleston, recognized high school seniors during Mass May 8 followed by a breakfast in the parish hall. … Holy Trinity Parish, Nitro, Christ the King Parish, Dunbar, & St. Patrick Mission, Bancroft, invited families to Faith and Family Fest. … Second graders at Ascension Parish, Hurricane, celebrated their first Communion April 30. … Sacred Heart Parish, Huntington, had a May Crowning May 15. … Eight representatives of St. Peter Claver Parish, Huntington, were recognized at the PACE Conference for having the most volunteers or staff in attendance. … Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Huntington, is restarting a women’s guild with a potluck dinner June 6. … St. Joseph Parish, Huntington, will be having a period of Exposition and Adoration on Corpus Christi Sunday, May 29, 2-4:30 p.m., with Sung Vespers at 4 p.m., followed by Benediction. … Sacred Heart Parish, Point Pleasant, & St. Joseph Mission, Mason, participated in the Mason County Right to Life Baby Bottle fundraiser. … St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Logan, celebrated the first Communion of four young parishioners May 8 with a reception following Mass. … Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish, Williamson, embarked on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Divine Mercy of Jesus at Holy Redeemer Parish in Spencer on Divine Mercy Sunday. … Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery, concluded its religious education program May 8 with the children leading a Marian Devotion.


By Colleen Rowan

At Immaculate Conception Parish, Clarksburg, a free skin screening will be in the parish center after 11 a.m. Mass May 22. … St. James Parish, Clarksburg, will honor its high school graduates Salvatore “Sam” Lacaria, Salvatore Scardina and Joshua West at 11 a.m. Mass May 22. … Sacred Heart Parish, Salem, will have its final religious education session May 22. … At Immaculate Conception Parish, Fairmont, graduates will be recognized at 11 a.m. Mass May 22 and are invited to wear their caps and gowns. … St. Anthony Parish, Fairmont,  & Holy Spirit Parish, Monongah, will begin its newsletter in July (published every three months). … All Saints Parish, Bridgeport, held “A Community Conversation on Substance Abuse” featuring speakers and exhibits April 26. … St. Francis de Sales Parish & St. John University Parish, Morgantown, & St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Cheat Lake, are holding a joint vacation Bible school June 13-17. … Every week, the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Parish, Star City, is broadcast live on the radio on 1300 AM WCLG. … St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Fairmont, is looking for a part-time secretary. … At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Stonewood, Adoration and Benediction is held Fridays in the chapel, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. … The ladies of St. Peter Parish in Farmington thank the St. Peter’s Men’s Group for the Mohter’s Day lunch. … The Altar & Rosary Society at St. Patrick Parish, Mannington, thanks all those who participated in the Mother’s Day Tea. … Confirmation was held at St. Sebastian Parish, Kingwood, May 15. … At St. Zita Parish, Mastontown, and all Catholic churches in Preston County, Gifts from the Holy Land will be on sale after Masses May 28-29. … St. Edward the Confessor Mission,Terra Alta, is in need of volunteers to do yard work, painting, restaining signs and vacuuming the church. … At St. Ann Parish, Shinnston, the Relay for Life hotdog sale will be held June 2. … St. Augustine Parish, Grafton, had first Communion, a graduation reception, a Knights of Columbus donut sale, a parish school of religion yard sale, a booth at the Spirit of Grafton Festival and a trip to Kennywood for the youth group.


By Tim Bishop

St. Mary Parish, Petersburg, asks parishioners to bring in old photos for its centennial celebration. … Epiphany of the Lord Parish, Moorefield, held a yard sale May 14. … St. James the Greater Parish, Charles Town, encourages young parishioners to register for the St. James Summer Activities by May 31. … St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg, held a concert to benefit the Father McGivney Medical Fund which provides medical aid to local families in need. … The Social Concerns Committee thanks members of St. Bernadette Mission, Hedgesville, for their generous donations over the past winter. … After completing the Faith Community Nursing Program at Shenandoah University, Claudia Bell was appointed parish nurse at St. Leo Parish, Inwood, where she will focus on health and disease prevention based on care of the whole person. … Assumption Parish, Keyser, thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the covered-dish dinner April 24. … St. Agnes Parish, Shepherdstown, held a youth Mass for Pentecost Sunday May 15. … St. Anthony Parish, Ridgeley, congratulates its youth who celebrated first Communion May 1. …Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Fort Ashby, will hold a family covered-dish dinner May 25. … St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Berkeley Springs, congratulates Rev. Mr. Helgi P. Nelson, Sr., ordained to the permanent diaconate May 7.


By Colleen Rowan

Teen Faith Formation for middle school and high school students of St. Francis Xavier Parish & St. Margaret Mary Parish, Parkersburg, is held the first and third Sundays of each month, 12:30-3 p.m., beginning with a light lunch, at St. Margaret Mary Parish Activity Center. … Food donations for Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Mobile Food Pantry from Christ Our Hope Parish, Harrisville, totaled more than 70 pounds in May. … St. John Parish, St. Marys, held a graduation breakfast for its graduates Anthony Johnson and Taylor Rinard. … St. Michael Parish, Vienna, honored its graduates and invited them to wear their caps and gowns at Mass May 15.. … At St. Vincent de Paul Parish, New Martinsville, the rosary is prayed 20 minutes before weekend Masses in May, the Month of Mary.. … Like St. Matthew Parish, Ravenswood, on Facebook to get information about Masses and events for the parish


By Tim Bishop

St. Patrick Parish, Weston, thanks those parishioners who joined together to replace landscaping around the church. … St. Brendan Parish, Elkins, will hold its annual yard sale June 1. … St. Patrick Parish, Coalton, thanks everyone who helped make the annual spaghetti dinner a huge success, serving more than 1,400 dinners. … St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Thomas, & Our Lady of Mercy Mission, Parsons, held a Mother’s Day breakfast after Mass May 8. … Holy Rosary Parish, Buckhannon, has begun a scholarship named the Marists Education Award to benefit youth in the parish who wish to attend Catholic high schools and colleges. … St. Boniface Parish, Camden, & Good Shepherd Parish, Glenville, held monthly Bible study May 11.


By Tim Bishop

The Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling, thanks all of the men who attended the fourth annual Men’s Retreat at the Lantz Farm in Jacksonburg. … St. Alphonsus Parish, Wheeling, held a May Crowning at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of the church May 8. … Corpus Christi Parish, Wheeling, is offering a new school scholarship program named after long-time parishioner Frank Lubic. … St. Michael Parish, Wheeling, will hold a dinner to honor its pastor, Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney May 31. … St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wheeling, thanks those parishioners who volunteered during the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. … Our Lady of Peace Parish, Wheeling, will hold its parish picnic June 5 at Bethlehem Community Park. … St. John Parish, Benwood, thanks everyone who helped to make its multi-cultural dinner a success. … St. Jude Parish, Glen Dale, held a Quarter Auction May 15. … St. Francis Xavier Parish, Moundsville, will hold a rosary rally May 22 beginning with a covered-dish dinner at 7:30 p.m. … St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Weirton, held a May Crowning May 4. … St. Paul Parish, Weirton, congratulates its parishioners graduating from high school and college. … Sacred Heart of Mary Parish, Weirton, will hold its Polish Festival Aug. 7. … St. John the Evangelist Parish, Wellsburg, held a Mother’s Day Breakfast in honor of Mother’s Day May 8. … Father Thomas Gallagher, pastor at St. Anthony Parish, Follansbee, continues his series on the spiritual works of mercy in the weekly bulletin. … Sacred Heart Parish, Chester, congratulates its nine students who received first Communion. … St. Joseph Parish, Proctor, held a social May 8.