Monthly Archives: March 2018

Priests and Laity Receive Papal Honors for Service to the Church in West Virginia

Martina Hart Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield is pictured with those who received papal honors following his celebration of Mass at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart…

College Students Tour Rome with Morgantown’s Father Justin Blanc

Courtesy Photo Father Justin Blanc, associate pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown and director of Campus Ministry for West Virginia University (fourth from right), leads WVU students on…

Catholic Charities WV Race for Hope to be Held in Elkins

ELKINS—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Eighth Annual Race for Hope will be held May 5 in Elkins. The race features a half marathon and a 5k walk/run on the Allegheny…

New Superintendent of Catholic Schools Announced

WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield announced that Mary Ann Deschaine, Ed.S., has been named superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Deschaine will begin her duties in August. Deschaine…

CCWVa Presents Charity in Action Award to Bishop Bransfield

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield was named the first recipient of Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Charity in Action Award. With him are Matthew Bowles, president emeritus of the…

Closer to Full Communion with the Church

John Sherwood Photo A catechumen signs the Book of Elect at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. James Church in Charles Town Feb. 24.  …

Making Beautiful Moments of Grace

This is the busy and sacred time of Lent here in our wonderful Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The season of Lent really touches our hearts and appeals to the human mind,…