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Catholic Sharing Appeal Raises Almost $2 Million

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Through the generosity of the faithful, the 2015 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) has surpassed its goal with another record-breaking year, raising nearly $2 million. Krissie Benson, director…

Bishop Bransfield Celebrates Christmas at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

Tim Bishop Photos The faithful pack the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling for Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield.   The bishop blesses the faithful at…

WJU Women’s Volleyball Team Wins National Championship

The Wheeling Jesuit University Women’s Volleyball team, pictured above, won the Division II National Championship in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 12.

Our Lady of Fatima Students Visit Hong Kong through School’s Participation in National Program—OLF is First Private School in WV to Join International Alliance for Invitational Education

By Colleen Rowan HUNTINGTON—Through a unique partnership between their schools, students at Our Lady of Fatima School in Huntington      and PYLF Primary School in     Hong Kong are learning about each…

Bishop Blesses New Divine Mercy Window at St. James, Charles Town

On the third weekend of Advent, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield visited St. James Parish in Charles Town and helped the parish open the Year of Mercy by blessing the new…

Bishop Donahue Memorial High School Marks 60 Years of Catholic Education

By Tim Bishop McMECHEN—“It is a great privilege to celebrate this Mass with all of you who love this school,” said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield during the Mass he celebrated…

A 40-Year Ministry in Mingo County—Sister Kathleen O’Hagan & Sister Gretchen Shaffer

Colleen Rowan Photo Pictured are Sister Kathleen O’Hagan, SNDdeN (left), and Sister Gretchen Shaffer, CSJ. Sister of Notre Dame Kathleen O’Hagan and Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Gretchen Shaffer came…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Grand Fiesta to be Held in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG—Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg invites all to its Our Lady of Guadalupe Grand Fiesta Dec. 11 & 12. On Dec. 11, all will gather at the church for the…

Divine Mercy Shrine in Spencer Dedicated

Courtesy Photo Pictured during the dedication and blessing of the new Divine Mercy Shrine at Holy Redeemer Parish in Spencer Oct. 4 are, from left, Msgr. Joseph Peterson, V.F., pastor…

St. John Parish in Benwood Celebrates 140 Years of Faith

Faith ‘As Strong As Steel,’ Even in Adversity By Tim Bishop BENWOOD—The faith community at St. John Parish in Benwood celebrated its 140th anniversary Oct. 18 with a special Mass…