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Father Anthony Conlon

Father Anthony Conlon died May 9 in his native homeland of Ireland. He was 83.   Father Conlon was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland, the youngest…

Milestone of Faith—Children Receive First Holy Communion across Diocese

John Sherwood Photos Children across the diocese received their first holy Communion this month, reaching a milestone in their faith formation. Pictured above are some of the 47 children from…

Crenwelge, Ford to be Ordained to Diaconate June 6

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Seminarians Brian Crenwelge and Cody Ford will be ordained transitional deacons for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield at the Cathedral of St. Joseph…

Crenwelge y Ford Serán Ordenados al Diaconado el 6 Junio

Por Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Los seminaristas Brian Crenwelge y Cody Ford serán ordenados diáconos transitorios para la Diócesis de Wheeling-Charleston por el obispo Michael J. Bransfield en la catedral St. Joseph…

Convocation Gathers Priests in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—In a spirit of priestly fraternity, 97 priests of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston gathered at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston May 5-7 for their annual…

Catholic School Graduates Earn Honor at WVU

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Five graduates from two Northern Panhandle Catholic schools received a significant symbol of their chosen profession March 21 when they were presented their white coats from the…

Bishop’s Cross Merit Grant Program for Catholic Schools Reinstituted

Eleven Schools across the State Named Recipients for 2015   By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—For the first time in more than five years, Bishop’s Cross Merit Grants have been awarded…

Bishop to Release Pastoral Letter on Ministry with the Elderly

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will focus on ministry with and among the elderly in West Virginia in the fifth pastoral letter of his episcopacy. The letter is…

Beautiful Gatherings of Faith

From Bishop Bransfield During the first week of May, we held our annual Convocation for Priests at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. There were almost a hundred priests…

All Saints’ Music and Liturgy Director Collaborates on Book for Music for Liturgy of the Word

By Colleen Rowan BRIDGEPORT—Stephen Pishner, composer and director of music and liturgy at All Saints Parish in Bridgeport, joined fellow composers David Haas; Sister Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN; Paul A. Tate;…