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Young Keyser Parishioner Takes First Place at International Knights Competition

Courtesy Photo Ryan Shoemaker, an active member of Assumption Parish in Keyser (center), displays the trophy he received for being the Knights of Columbus International Free-Throw Champion for the 11-year…

Discernment on the Mountain Ski Retreat Will Help Men Discern God’s Call

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—High school- and college-age men who feel a calling to the priesthood are invited to discern that call at the Discernment on the Mountain Ski Retreat…

Catholic Charities West Virginia Launches 2014 Appeal

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) annual appeal 2014 is underway and has an overall goal of $315,000 statewide. Proceeds will directly support the outreach services of CCWVa throughout West…

Retreat Brings Comfort to Couples Suffering Infertility This Year’s Gathering Set for Nov. 14-16

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Lisa McLain and her husband had been struggling with infertility for nearly two years. Feeling alone and frustrated that no one could relate to what they were…

St. Francis de Sales Teacher Named Exemplary Educator

By Colleen Rowan BECKLEY—Barbara (Barbie) Little’s philosophy as an educator is “to be that someone in the classroom who would reach all learners no matter where they were academically.” Courtesy…

Sister Roberta Grzelak

Sister Roberta Grzelak, CDP, age 73, of McCandless Township, Pa., died peacefully at Mercy Hospital on Monday, September 15, 2014, after several months of illness. Sister Roberta was born July…

Memorial to Deacon Gary Lane Dedicated in Charleston

By Martina Hart Parishioners of St. Agnes Parish in Charleston gathered Sept. 6 for Mass and dedication of a bench in memory of the late Rev. Mr. Gary Lane, who…

Diocese’s Director of Worship & Sacraments Elected to FDLC Board

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bernadette Kime, director of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Worship and Sacraments, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical…

Conference to Address Prisoner Reentry and Supportive Resources

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Prison Ministry and the West Virginia Division of Corrections are co-sponsoring the “Prisoner Reentry Issues and Supportive Resources” conference. The conference…

Conference Encourages Youth to Say ‘Whatever’ to Their Faith

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—High school youth from throughout the Mountain State are set to gather at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville Oct. 4 and 5 for the annual…