Monthly Archives: June 2017

Diocesan Official Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made public the following appointments: Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, J.C.D., J.V., is appointed pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Wheeling, St. John Parish in Benwood…

Bishop Bransfield Shares Concern for West Virginia’s Most Vulnerable

The following is a statement from Bishop Michael J. Bransfield regarding the ongoing negotiations and proposed changes to the federal health care system. At the recent meeting of the U.S. Conference…

Diocesan Official Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made public the following appointments: Very Rev. Carlos Melocoton, Jr., is appointed chaplain of Council No. 16530 of the Knights of Columbus for the current…

Sister Georgine Grabenstein, OSU

Sister Georgine Grabenstein, O.S.U., 99, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton, Louisville, Ky., on Friday, June 2, 2017. A native of Cumberland, Md., she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1938…

Martha Zinser Cramer

Martha Zinser Cramer, 93, of Williamstown died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Belpre Landing Rehab and Nursing Facility in Belpre, Ohio. She was born in Chillicothe, Ill., on February 13,…

Moments of Great Blessing

This month of June has already brought several moments of great blessing for me. On the first Saturday of the month, I was blessed to ordain Mr. Martin Smay as…

Bishop Bransfield Calls on Legislators to Care for the Well-being of All Citizens

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, People of good will accept the proposition that a state budget is a moral document. Choices made in composing a budget reveal the true…

Martin Smay Ordained Deacon

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presents the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained deacon Rev. Mr. Martin Smay. See story in the June 16 issue. Colleen Rowan Photo

Diocesan Official Appointment

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made public the following appointment: In consultation with Archbishop Dominic Lumon of Imphal, India, Father Joseph M. Konikattil is appointed associate pastor of St. Paul…