Monthly Archives: December 2017

Bishop Bransfield to Celebrate Mass of Dedication at Basilica in Charleston

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will celebrate the Mass of Dedication of the new altar and bless the renovated sanctuary at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the…

Merry Christmas & Blessings in the New Year

Since I last wrote to you, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Patroness of the United States. This year’s celebration was particularly…

Details of Wheeling Hospital’s New Continuous Care Center Outlined

Colleen Rowan Photo Wheeling Hospital CEO Ron Violi speaks at a press conference at Wheeling Hospital Dec. 7 outlining details of the new Continuous Care Center currently under construction.  …

Recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Cross Announced

WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has announced the recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Cross. They are Stephanie Diedericks, a volunteer and benefactor at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg; Anne Garvin, a…

This Season of Advent, a Wonderful Time in Our Diocese

I pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with those gathered around you who care for you and I hope that you were able to take time with them to offer…

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart Adult Drug Education Program

WHEELING—Operation Street Smart, an adult drug education program, will be presented at Wheeling Hospital Dec. 4. The program, presented in partnership with the McKeen Group, offers continuing education credits to…

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Annual Appeal underway

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) began its annual appeal to donors in October. As donors respond they are hopeful they will achieve their annual goal of $454,000.  The annual appeal…

MAC Conference Set for February in Baltimore

BALTIMORE—Inviting all diocesan, school and parish leaders to the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress Conference (MAC) at the Hilton Baltimore Feb.15-17. As in the past, to encourage participation, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Collection Helps Aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Orders

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholics in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious,…