Category Archives: Bishop’s Column

Beautiful Moments of Faith

During the past three weeks, my Spring Confirmation Season has gotten underway in earnest and travel throughout the diocese has ensued.  As Bishop, this time of year is always very…

A Wonderful Spiritual Experience

From Bishop Michael J. Bransfield As we enter the final weeks of Lent, I celebrated the last of this year’s Confirmation Retreats and Youth Rally Masses, this one at St….

Wonderful Moments in This Holy Season

Lent has arrived, providing us with this wonderful moment when our spiritual lives should truly                         benefit with our…

Grow in the Life of Faith and Service

From Bishop Michael J. 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…

Joyful Times for the Church in West Virginia

From Bishop Bransfield The month of October is always a busy time for me, as I participate in so many happy events throughout our Diocese. There are Confirmations to enjoy,…

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,…