Monthly Archives: November 2017

Advent Calendar

Check out the latest issue for The Catholic Spirit Advent Calendar featuring listings of Advent Penance services and programs around the diocese.

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates Shrine of St. Leo in Inwood

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blesses the new Shrine of St. Leo the Great at St. Leo Parish in Inwood Nov. 10. By Colleen Rowan INWOOD—The people of…

Diocese Welcomes New CEO of Catholic Charities West Virginia

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, left, and Msgr. Frederick P. Annie, V.G., are pictured with Beth Zarate, the new chief executive officer of Catholic Charities West Virginia. By…

Wishing You a Very Happy Thanksgiving

November has truly arrived with cold winds and dusk coming early each afternoon, but the wonders of the Holiday Season are just around the corner with Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas…

Vienna Parish Gathers with Lutheran Neighbors for Prayer Service

Courtesy Photo VIENNA—The faith communities of St. Michael Parish in Vienna and Christ Lutheran Church in Vienna gathered Oct. 26 to celebrate a Common Prayer Service based on the document…

Infertility Support Group Established in Weirton

By Colleen Rowan WEIRTON—Couples suffering the pain of infertility are not alone—that is the message of the new support group Beacon of Hope in Weirton. Sponsored by the FertilityCare Center…

Social Ministries Conference Focuses on ‘Care for Our Common Home’

By Martina Hart SOUTH CHARLESTON—Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston hosted a Social Ministries Conference Nov. 4, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), Solar United…

Our Lady of the Hills Marks 40th Anniversary

Courtesy Photo Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs, Assc. V.F., rector of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston, and Father Babu Joseph Elamturuthil, pastor of Our…

Vocations Awareness Week November 5-11

The Catholic Church in the U.S. will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 5-11. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the U.S. to actively foster and…

Bishop Murry of Youngstown Offers Keynote Address at CCWV’s Autumn Gathering

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) held its annul Autumn Gathering Oct. 27 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston with Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of…