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Celebrating the Month of Our Lady

Tim Bishop Photo Peyton Lis, eighth-grade student at St. Joseph the Worker Grade School in Weirton, crowns a statue of Mary with flowers during the May Crowning Service held at…

St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling Celebrates 160 Years of Helping Youth

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—In 1856, under the direction of Bishop Richard V. Whelan—first bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling—the Congregation of St. Joseph Sisters opened the St. John’s Home for…

Wellness Works Mobile Food Pantry Alleviates Food Deserts in West Virginia

By Colleen Rowan “I made sure I had food for my kids, but I haven’t eaten for two days.” Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) Parkersburg Region Director Debra Shaffer has…

Catholic Charities W.Va. Receives $118,000 in Grants

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) has received grants from the Wal Mart Foundation totaling more than $118,000. All of the funding will support the organization’s many healthy…

Priests Gather for Convocation

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates Mass, with priests from all over the diocese concelebrating, at the Convocation of Priests at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston…

Summit Retreat Focuses on Leadership in Catholic Youth

By Tim Bishop HUTTONSVILLE—Sophomore students from each of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools gathered at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville for the annual Summit Retreat….

Catholic Schools’ Leaders, Students Honored

Colleen Rowan Photo Karen Robinson, principal of Parkersburg Catholic High School, presents the Aquinas Medal to PCHS senior Mary Christina Garvin during the 22nd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools…

Ordination Set for June

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have two new priests next month. Rev. Mr. Brian Crenwelge and Rev. Mr. Cody Ford will be ordained to the priesthood by…

Benefactors, Educators and Students of Catholic Schools to be Honored in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN—Students, benefactors and leaders in Catholic education from across West Virginia will convene for the 22nd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools April 17 at the Morgantown Event Center in…