Monthly Archives: October 2017

Catholic Sharing Appeal Surpasses $1.8 Million Goal

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic Sharing Appeal has surpassed its $1.8 million goal—months earlier than in past years, said Krissie Benson, director of Development for the…

Weston Knights of Columbus and Parish to Present Christmas Concert

MORGANTOWN—Knights of Columbus, Council 1415 in Weston invites all to “An Evening of Christmas Celebration” with St. Patrick Parish in Weston, presenting the Festival Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus at…

‘Faith, Hope, Love: Our Common Home’ Social Ministries Conference to be Held in South Charleston

By Colleen Rowan SOUTH CHARLESTON—“Faith, Hope, Love: Our Common Home” Social Ministries Conference will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The…

Special Collection for Hurricane Relief to be Held Oct. 28 & 29

In response to the critical need of our brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of St. Thomas—U.S. Virgin Islands following hurricanes Irma and Maria, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield…

Our Beautiful New Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

October is a beautiful month in West Virginia, especially as I drive across our State and am able to enjoy the great variety of colors splashed across our rolling hills…

‘The Rescue Prayer’ Cards for Loved Ones Suffering Addiction to be Distributed to all Parishes

WEST VIRGINIA—One of the most difficult things that many people encounter today is the helplessness that is felt when dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction. This…

Bishop Bransfield’s Homily from Mass for Dedication of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

The Courage of Searching The familiar story in today’s Gospel—relating that fifth joyful mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in Temple—is so wonderfully fitting for our celebration today,…

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Charles Town

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Charles Town By Colleen Rowan “The shrine we dedicate today both invites us to live the Fatima Message with renewed commitment…

Prayers in Troubling Times

September kept us all surprised with the gift of summer weather that did not want to end. I was able to enjoy those unseasonably warm days and these first days…

Lynne Snyder Photo On Respect Life Sunday, faithful of the Clarksburg area stand up for the unborn. Pro-life gatherings were also held in many other parts of the diocese by…