Monthly Archives: June 2021

Bishop Brennan Calls for U.S. Bishops to Conduct Local Audits

His Safe Environment Protocols Applauded by National Chairwoman By Joyce Bibey WHEELING—Bishop Mark Brennan addressed his brother bishops during the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ virtual Spring General Assembly…

Bishop Brennan Encourages Faithful to Return to Mass

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—In a video message posted on the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s social media June 21, Bishop Mark E. Brennan encouraged the faithful to return to in-person Mass….

Little Follansbee Parishioners Join Bishop in St. Anthony Procession

Lisa June Mowry Photo Bishop Mark E. Brennan joins little parishioners of St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee as well as clergy and many other parishioners in the St. Anthony processsion…

Diocesan Official Appointment

Bishop Mark Brennan has made public the following appointments: Very Rev. Sebastian E. Devasya is appointed Vicar Forane of the Beckley Vicariate for a period of three years, effective June…

Deacon Named VP of Mission Integration at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING—Deacon Paul Lim has been named WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital’s vice president of Mission Integration. Deacon Lim will work to ensure the hospital’s commitment to its Catholic identity, which was…

National Catholic Youth Conference Set for November

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biannual four-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes general and concurrent…

‘Patriotic Rosary’ to be Prayed at St. Michael’s in Wheeling

WHEELING—A “Patriotic Rosary for the Consecration of Our Nation” will be prayed at St. Michael Church in Wheeling on Saturday, July 3. Parishioners and friends will pray the rosary at…

Join Weirton Catholic Pro-Life Group in Fourth of July Parade

WEIRTON — The Weirton Catholic Pro-Life group is participating in the Weirton Fourth of July parade Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. The group is inviting anyone who wants to…

Twenty-one Diocesan Catholic School Eighth-Grade Students Win Golden Horseshoe Award

By Father Bill Matheny WEST VIRGINIA—A highlight of the eighth-grade year in West Virginia is the opportunity for a student to become a Knight or Lady of the Golden Horseshoe. Named…

Obituary — Paula Simmons Taylor

Paula Simmons Taylor, age 64, of Fairmont, WV passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by her family following a three month battle with cancer. She was President of…