Monthly Archives: October 2019

For Vocation Awareness Week, Clergy and Religious Share the Joy They Have in Their Ministries

By Colleen Rowan “The Priesthood of Jesus Christ is my life, my joy and my greatest love…” These are the words of Father Casey Mahone. The longtime pastor of Immaculate…

A Statement from Bishop Brennan

October 31, 2019 Like all my fellow Catholics and residents more broadly throughout the State of West Virginia, I am dismayed by the continued revelations concerning former Bishop Michael Bransfield’s…

Charity in Action Awards Bestowed in Charleston

Martina Hart Photo Bishop Mark E. Brennan is pictured with the 2019 Charity in Action honorees. From left are Donna Smith, Sandy Koncir, and Dick Ash. By Martina Hart CHARLESTON…

Parkersburg’s Little Saints Lead Procession on Solemnity

Colleen Rowan Photo On the Solemnity of All Saints, Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School first-graders had a special treat for their fellow students. Dressed as saints, they led a procession from…

Eastern Panhandle Parishes Bring Produce to the Hungry in Rural Communities

Courtesy Photo Students from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg bagged 9,000 pounds of potatoes Oct. 22 which were distributed to families in need in Pennsylvania. Here, eighth-graders, kindergartners and teachers…

Conference on Substance Abuse Coming to Princeton

By Colleen Rowan PRINCETON—Creating Connections for Healing Conference on Substance Abuse this month will be held in Princeton. Set to be held at the Chuck Mathena Center Nov. 16, the…

‘Hymns of Hope’ Concert to Benefit Catholic Charities’ Southern Region

By Babette Pascasio PRINCETON—A variety of performers will be on stage for “Hymns of Hope” Sunday, Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m. at Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton to benefit the Southern…

Bishop Brennan Will Celebrate Holy Hour, Parishes Praying Novena for Vocations

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Bishop Mark E. Brennan will celebrate a Holy Hour for Vocations during National Vocation Awareness Week. The Holy Hour will be held at St. James the…

PACE Conference Gathers Parish, School Personnel

Martina Hart Photo Mike Rasz from Envoy Benefit Solutions speaks at the PACE Conference in Charleston. By Martina Hart CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s annual PACE (Parish Administration &…

Pro-Life Message Echoes across West Virginia This Month

John Sherwood Photo/The Catholic Spirit On Respect Life Sunday, Lori Cascio and her 6-month-old daughter Alice of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town join in their parish’s Life…