Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dispensation

Bishop Michael Bransfield has granted the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston a dispensation from abstaining from meat on Friday, March 17, 2017 in order to partake in St….

New St. John Church Near Completion

Colleen Rowan Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit Construction of the new St. John Church in Benwood, pictured, is almost complete. By Colleen Rowan/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit BENWOOD—Shortly after fire…

Lent: the Perfect Time to Return to Prayer

The arrival of Ash Wednesday has brought another Lent into our lives and hopefully we are ready for it. There are so many reasons in our world today for us…

A Letter from Bishop Bransfield Concerning the Consolidation of Bishop Donahue High School into Central Catholic High School

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” expressed a reality at the center of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools…

Wheeling Hospital Opens Nation’s Newest, Most Modern Cardiac Cath Lab

WHEELING—Wheeling Hospital said the Feb. 17 opening of its ultra-modern Cardiac Catheterization Lab will enhance the hospital’s status as one of the nation’s top heart attack treatment centers. The doors…

Lenten Pilgrimages to be Held at Four Churches in Diocese

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—During this Lenten season, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will once again present its Lenten pilgrimages with Masses celebrated by diocesan priests known for their “quality of…

Wheeling Hospital Partners with Sistersville General Hospital

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va.—Wheeling Hospital and Sistersville General Hospital (SGH) have formed a partnership that will enhance and increase medical services in the Tyler County facility. At the Feb. 27 Sistersville City…

Myanmar, Afghanistan Families Share Their Stories of Emigration to the Mountain State

By Colleen Rowan and Martina Hart Two families from two different parts of the world now call the Mountain State home, and are grateful to Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa)…