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First Holy Communion in Monongah

Courtesy Photo Children who made their first Holy Communion at Holy Spirit Parish in Monongah are gathered at the church. From left are Noah Keller, Bryant Nicholson, Hudson Boyles, Sofia…

Watch Tomorrow’s Livestream of Deacon Szabo’s Ordination to Priesthood

By Colleen Rowan CHARLES TOWN—Tomorrow, May 29, will be a great day for the Church in West Virginia as Deacon Phillip Szabo is ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Mark…

Wheeling University’s FNP Program Ranked in Top 10 by Intelligent.com

WHEELING—Wheeling University’s Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program was chosen the eighth best graduate level program in the country by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for…

Volunteer Spotlight: Inkira

By Matthew Atwood, CCWVa Southern Regional Director Inkira is one of our dedicated volunteers at the Catholic Charities Loaves and Fishes Out-reach Center. He has been helping us serve clients…

Parishes and Schools Honor Our Lady This Month

Fifth-grader Elaina Delgra of Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston places a crown of flowers on the statue of Mary during the school’s May Crowning at the Basilica of the…

Notre Dame High School’s Ben Long to Represent West Virginia in Poetry Out Loud National Finals

CHARLESTON—Notre Dame High School (Clarksburg) student Ben Long will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, which will be webcast on Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m….

Mercer County’s Sacred Heart Parishes Say Goodbye to Beloved Deacon Don Hammond

By Colleen Rowan Sacred Heart parishes in Bluefield and Princeton are saying goodbye to their beloved Deacon Don Hammond, who has faithfully served the community for 17 years. He and…

Six of the 10 Berkeley County Golden Horseshoe Award Winners are Students at St. Joseph in Martinsburg

Courtesy Photo Eighth-graders from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg who won the Golden Horseshoe Award are, from left, Ian Saylor, Claire Freeman, Lydia Hayes, Colleen Power, Nathaniel Fusiarski, and Abraham…

Seminarian John Soplinski Installed as Lector

Courtesy Photo John Soplinski, a seminarian for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, (right) was installed as lector at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., April 23, by Auxiliary Bishop Adam…

Diocese’s Evangelization & Catechesis Director Calls Pope’s Recent Announcements Extraordinary

By Joyce Bibey Pope Francis has made two announcements in the last few months that on the surface may seem ordinary, but Daniel Maul, director of the office of evangelization…