Monthly Archives: March 2020

Catholic Schools Closed, Public Masses Suspended amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Private Celebrations of Mass are being Livestreamed on Diocese’s Website By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic schools are closed and public celebration of Mass in the diocese…

Wheeling Hospital Opens Off-Site COVID-19 Testing

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital on March 18 opened its off-site symptomatic Testing Center for COVID-19. The regional center will handle patients from all of the area’s hospitals in the WVU…

Good Shepherd, Welty Home Curtail Visitation

WHEELING—Good Shepherd Nursing Home and the Welty Home are restricting visits to better protect their residents from COVID-19, the coronavirus. Administrator Donald R. Kirsch announced this policy on the strength…

Wheeling Hospital Updates Surgery, Visitation Guidelines

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has been working around the clock for the past several weeks to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital officials and staff are confident they have the…

Messages from Bishop Brennan

March 17, 2020 Hello to all of you. We are in a period of great concern and uncertainty over the impact of the novel coronavirus in West Virginia and throughout…

Nationwide Service to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops Launched

WHEELING, W.Va.– In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and…

Catholic Schools Superintendent Offers Families Words of Commitment in Time of Uncertainty

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Superintendent of Catholic Schools Mary Ann Deschaine offered words of commitment in this time of uncertainty. “Your children, our teachers, support staff, and volunteers are our…

Wheeling University to Close Residence Halls, Extend Online Instruction

WHEELING — Following the announcement by Gov. Jim Justice of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in West Virginia and his additional measures to contain its spread, Wheeling University has…

Catholic Charities West Virginia Responds to COVID-19

WEST VIRGINIA—Like other nonprofit corporations, businesses, and households, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) and other human services providers are responding to the COVID-19 virus. “We are working closely with the…

Charity in Action Awards bestowed

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia honored the recipients of its 2020 Charity in Action Award on March 7 at the 10th Annual Shining a Light on Hope Gala in Wheeling. Those…