Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Christmas Message from Bishop Brennan

December, 2019 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It’s hard not to enjoy the Christmas season. The sounds of Christmas carols fill the air with some of the most…

Bishop Brennan Reflects on His First Ad Limina Visit

CNS Photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis greets Bishop Mark E. Brennan during a meeting with U.S. bishops from Regions IV and V making their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican, Dec….

National Tour Bringing Awareness to Eucharistic Adoration Stops in Hurricane

By Martina Hart On December 13, Ascension Parish in Hurricane hosted The 177 Project, a nationwide tour of various performing artists, designed to help spark a renewal in Eucharistic Adoration. The initiative was launched in…

W.Va. Knights Gift Williamson Parish with Icon of Our Lady

By Colleen Rowan The West Virginia Knights of Columbus State Council presented a very special gift to Sacred Heart Parish in Williamson Dec. 8. Fittingly, for the Solemnity of the…

Diocese Launches #FaithInWV

Diocese Launches #FaithInWV WEST VIRGINIA—Faith in West Virginia can mean many things. What does it mean to live my Faith in West Virginia? What does it mean to have Faith in…

Hymns Raise Hope and Funding for CCWVa Southern Region

By Babette Pascasio Christians from different denominations shared their faith and unity to help Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) Southern Region through the  “Hymns for Hope” concert at the Chuck…

Seminar on ‘Images of Jesus’ to be Offered in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN—The Office of Formation and Mission for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, through its partnership with the University of Dayton, is offering a five-week seminar on “Images of Jesus.” The seminar…

Inter-Faith Day of Hope, Prayer Service and Seminar on Addiction to be Held in South Charleston

By Colleen Rowan SOUTH CHARLESTON — Pathways to Recovery Inter-Faith Day of Hope, a prayer service and seminar on addiction, will be hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston…

Fairmont Deacon to Lead Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

FAIRMONT—The ecumenical mission team which was formed in association with the greater Fairmont Council of Churches and led by Rev. Mr. David Lester of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in…

Bishop Brennan Meets Vatican Official to Discuss Bishop Bransfield’s AmendsBy Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tasked with finding ways his predecessor should make amends for abuses, including gross financial misconduct, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston was able to meet with a top Vatican official to discuss those plans. “I was able to at least get a good meeting with the cardinal prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet,” he told Catholic News Service Dec. 3. “It was a good discussion,” he said. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who had been appointed by the Vatican to investigate the situation in the diocese before Bishop Brennan was appointed, also was part of the discussion, “so I think we had some good conversation about that matter.” Bishop Brennan was one of nearly 40 bishops in Rome for a regularly scheduled series of meetings with the pope and Vatican offices as part of the U.S. bishops’ “ad limina” visits Dec. 2-6. The bishops were from U.S. Regions IV and V — District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Archdiocese for the Military Services, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Bishop Brennan said he had been “anxious to be able to present my conclusions” about how his predecessor, retired Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, could make amends for the harm done to the diocese and its people. Bishop Bransfield, 76, left his position in September 2018 under a cloud of

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tasked with finding ways his predecessor should make amends for abuses, including gross financial misconduct, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston…