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‘Faith and Fellowship’—New Group Established for Young Adult Catholics in the Clarksburg-Fairmont Area

By Colleen Rowan PHILIPPI—Twenty six-year-old Sarah Hoxie of Philippi wants to connect with fellow Catholics her age. Recently, she has started WV Catholic Young Adults for the Clarksburg Vicariate and…

Joy in Our Faith

From Bishop Bransfield Last week, I completed our Spring Confirmation circuit in Chester, West Virginia, at Sacred Heart Parish. This is a beautiful Church, located at the northern most point…

Praying for Our New Deacons, and for Peace and Harmony in Our World

From Bishop Bransfield Summer is fully upon us and, after what seemed like a very cold Spring, the heat is back. We must guard ourselves and others that we take…

Good Shepherd Introduces New Options in Senior Living

WHEELING—Moving a family member into a nursing home can be one of the hardest decisions anyone can face. Good Shepherd Nursing Home has achieved a way to help families when…

Graduates of Diocese’s Catholic High Schools Offered More Than $19 Million in Scholarships

WEST VIRGINIA—Members of the 2015 graduating classes of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools across West Virginia were collectively offered more than $19 million in scholarships. The newly…

Sheila Blackmore Named Principal of All Saints Catholic School

MOUNDSVILLE—Sheila M. Blackmore has been named principal of All Saints Catholic School in Marshall County, according to Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of…

Capuchin Friars Remember, Give Thanks for 165 Years in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

By Martina Hart A farewell vespers prayer service was held followed by a reception at St. Anthony Church in Charleston June 14 to recognize the Capuchin Franciscan friars who are…

Bishop Bransfield’s homily Diaconate Ordination, June 6, 2015

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I thank you for gathering to share in our joy as Brian and Cody—your sons, brothers, and friends—are advanced to the Diaconate. This…

‘Manus Christi’ Underway at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville Program Brings Hands of Christ to Less Fortunate

By Tim Bishop HUTTONSVILLE—Manus Christi, a service and mission program being offered through the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, is underway at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center…

From Bishop Michael J. Bransfield

From Bishop Michael J. Bransfield: “The U.S. Bishops hoped that the Supreme Court would defend marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but the high court’s decision…