Monthly Archives: August 2016

Follansbee Recovering from July Flood

Photo Courtesy of Craig Howell, Weirton Daily Times Mud cakes the streets of Follansbee following severe flooding July 30. By Colleen Rowan FOLLANSBEE—The city of Follansbee is recovering from flash-flooding…

Celebrating our Jubilarians

Check out our latest issue to see the special supplement honoring our priests and religious celebrating their jubilees

St. Joseph’s, Martinsburg, Parishioner Elected as One of Nine National Directors of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Courtesy Photo Carol Bogacz processes at the end of Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh after being installed as one of nine national directors of the Catholic Daughters of…

Diocesan Youth Celebrate World Youth Day in Poland

Courtesy Photo Father R. Eric Hall, IV, joins youth at a rally at the Tauron Arena in Krakow. By Tim Bishop Nearly 30 youth from around the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Road to Recovery

Martina Hart Photo A memorial to victims of the June floods stands on what is left of the foundation of a house in White Sulphur Springs. The floods devastated communities…

Need Still Great in Rainelle

By Tim Bishop RAINELLE—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield toured the flood-ravaged town of Rainelle July 25, to see first-hand the damage caused by the severe June 23 floods. Father Arthur Bufogle,…

North Carolina Youth Make Flood Recovery in Clendenin Their Summer Mission Project

By Martina Hart WEST VIRGINIA—When the youth group of St. Peter Parish in Greenville, N.C., planned their summer mission trip this year, they did not know they would be helping…

More than $141,240 Collected for Flood Relief by Neighboring Dioceses

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—More than $141,240 has been collected for flood relief in West Virginia through special collections held by neighboring dioceses. The special collections were held in July…

More than $600,000 Raised for Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Long-Term Flood Recovery

From Catholic Charities West Virginia The June 23 flooding in West Virginia is being called a 1,000 year flood.  Recovery from the devastation is expected to take more than five…