Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart WHEELING, W.Va. – Operation Street Smart, an adult drug education program, will be presented at Wheeling Hospital on Dec. 4. The program, presented in partnership…

Advent Calendar

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

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…

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November

By Colleen Rowan The Month of November is a special time in which Catholics pray for their deceased loved ones. Special Masses, prayer services and gatherings at churches and Catholic…

Reaching out in Richwood

Holy Family’s Food Pantry Provides for Those Suffering Hard Times in the Community Colleen Rowan Photo Father Ngoc Dang, SVD, administrator of Holy Family Parish in Richwood, is pictured in…

Diocese Welcomes New Director of Formation and Mission

Colleen Rowan Photo The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has welcomed its new director of Formation and Mission, Nick  Mayrand. He began in the position Oct. 16, and is laying the foundation for the…