Category Archives: Bishop’s Column

Many Graces in the New Year

From Bishop Bransfield By the time you read this, the Christmas Season will have come to an end, but I really must tell you how much I, as your Bishop,…

A Sign to Others of Our Faith in God

From Bishop Bransfield With Labor Day now behind us, we are beginning to experience a beautiful time of year in West Virginia. The beauty of the trees and foliage are…

Beautiful Experiences of Faith

From Bishop Bransfield As I write to you, we continue to be blessed with the beautiful spring weather that first came to us as a wonderful gift for Easter. Having…

‘Each Human Life is Precious to God’

From Bishop Bransfield Last Sunday, February 16, I was in Charleston to celebrate the Mass with many of our young people who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Our…

A Faith-Filled Time for Our Church

From Bishop Bransfield The past weeks have held many wonderful moments, beginning with the dedication of the renovated Church at St. Patrick Parish, Weston.  In my early years as Bishop,…

Sharing Our Wonderful Faith across the Generations

From Bishop Bransfield— With the beginning of the school year and so many activities under way, in our families and in our parishes, these days of September are busy times…

With the Grace of God, All Things Are Possible

From Bishop Bransfield— Labor Day defines our movements and seems to indicate a change in our seasons.  Summer has ended and the Fall begins. The Fall is beautiful in West…

Our Wonderful Diocesan Church

The past weeks have been a very busy time in the Diocese. I ask for your prayers as we try to handle the many issues that affect our wonderful Diocesan…