Monthly Archives: September 2017

Recently settled refugees get help from ‘friendly’ West Virginians

John Sherwood Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit Pictured are Pa Tin, 42, his wife Biak Hlei Iang, 34, and their children 8-year-old Rebecca Rem Chin Par and 2-year-old Van Dawt…

Afghan family gets new start in West Virginia with Catholic agency’s help

Martina Hart Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit The Noorzei family, who immigrated to Charleston, W.Va., from Afghanistan in 2015, poses for a photo in late February. Pictured are 4-year-old Sana…

CCWVa Webster Springs Receives ‘Stamp out Hunger’ Campaign Donations

WEBSTER SPRINGS—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) Webster Springs Office was the beneficiary of the Webster Springs Post Office’s third annual food drive, “Stamp out Hunger.” Nearly 2,000 pounds of nonperishable…

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center Volunteer Receives Governor’s Service Award

WHEELING—Hot meals and a warm heart have been two of the things Jerry Morris has provided to Wheeling residents for the last 18 years through assistance programs at Catholic Charities…

Charleston Serra to Hold Free Program on Marriage

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The Serra Club of Charleston will present an uplifting program on Christian marriage Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston featuring EWTN…

Blue Mass Celebrated in Weirton—Honoring Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Personnel & Military Personnel

Courtesy Photo Weirton-area firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and military personnel are pictured at the Blue Mass celebrated for them at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton Sept. 11….

St. Mary’s in Petersburg Celebrates 100 Years

Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Photo Parishioners pray the Our Father during the Centennial Mass. By Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Members and guests of St. Mary Parish in Petersburg gathered for the centennial…

WJU Renovates Residence Hall, Makes Facility Upgrades

WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit University spent the summer making upgrades to a residence hall and other facilities—work that improved infrastructure and enhanced safety throughout the campus.  One of the projects undertaken was…

LARCUM Conference to be Held in Charleston

CHARLESTON—The foruth annual LARCUM Conference (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) will be held Sept. 11-13 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. This year’s conference will focus on…

Sister Carol Hannig, CSJ

Sister Carol Hannig, daughter of the late Adolph R. and Ann Pappa Hannig, died at Wheeling Hospital on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born in Wheeling on September 11,…