Monthly Archives: May 2017

Diocese Announces Pilgrimage to the National Shrine in September

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have a diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Sept. 16 gathering Catholics…

100th Anniversary of Fatima Marian Apparitions

The Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston held a procession for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima Marian Apparitions. Courtesy Photo

Charles Town Parish to Host St. Philomena Medical Benefit Concert

CHARLES TOWN—This is the second year that St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town is having the St. Philomena Medical Benefit Concert, the proceeds of which will be donated…

Morgantown Magnificat to Hold Prayer Breakfast in June

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia’s Morgantown Magnificat chapter invites women from around the state to its next inspirational prayer breakfast, featuring Nikki Bruni, Pittsburgh director of “40 Days for Life.” Bruni is a…

Beautiful Celebrations in Mary’s Month

During this Season of Easter, each day we are enjoying the Gospel accounts of that period immediately following the Resurrection, as the Apostles coming to understand the Lord’s Resurrection and…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Begins

Catholic Sharing Appeal Begins By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—With a $1.8 million goal, the annual Catholic Sharing Appeal has begun with the theme “Give Your Hands to Serve and Your Hearts…

Very Rev. Mark T. Gallipeau

Very Rev. Mark Thomas Gallipeau, V.F., age 61, passed away April 25, 2017, after a short illness. He leaves behind his daughter Tracey, his parents Mary and Robert Gallipeau and…

Father Walter H. Buckius, SJ

Father Walter A. Buckius, SJ, 96, died on April 25, 2017, at Manresa Hall, Philadelphia. He was born on July 13, 1920, the son of the late Harry Buckius and…

Priests Gather for Convocation

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates Mass, with priests from all over the diocese concelebrating, at the Convocation of Priests at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston…

Martin Smay to be Ordained Deacon June 3

The Catholic Spirit File Photo Seminarians Martin Smay, left, and JR Buckley, right, are pictured with Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,…