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…

A statement from Bishop Michael J. Bransfield

It is with grave concern that I view the latest bill proposed in the U.S. Senate to reform the Affordable Care Act. The Cassidy-Graham Bill, while happily maintaining the current…

Nominations for the Bishop’s Cross Being Accepted

WEST VIRGINIA— Nominations for the Bishop’s Cross 2018 are now open and will be accepted until Oct. 13. Anyone is eligible to nominate an individual, a group, a couple or…

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…

A Beautiful Expression of Faith

This past weekend was an historical moment for me as your Bishop: I was blessed to be able to consecrate and dedicate the beautiful new Church of St. John’s Parish…

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…

Bishop Dedicates New St. John Church, Benwood

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates the Mass of Dedication for the new St. John Church in Benwood Sept. 9. See story on Page 5. See story in Sept….

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….