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A Message from Bishop Mark Brennan

My brothers and sisters in Christ. I want to speak to you briefly about the ongoing impact of the coronavirus on Catholic life throughout the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese. I want to…

Two Central West Virginia Churches Increase Outreach through Food Pantries

Courtesy Photo Clay County children receive food bags. More Than 1,700 Food Bags Filled for Children in Clay County By Colleen Rowan MAYSEL—Two priests and the people of their parish…

Catholic Schools in West Virginia are Becoming Stronger in Times of Challenge

Courtesy Photo Kindergartener Gabriella Narrish loves her virtual classroom so she can see her Our Lady of Peace School teachers and classmates. By Joyce Bibey WEST VIRGINIA—While the classrooms in the…

Catholic Charities West Virginia Continues to Serve Amid Pandemic

Courtesy Photo Food pantry boxes are pre-packed by staff member Keith Miller at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling. Food is pre-packed in bags or boxes prior to pantry…

Trusting Mindset and Renewed Energy Increases South Charleston Parish’s Ministries

Joyce Bibey Photo Father John Finnell, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston, points out the more than 50 ministries at his parish. By Joyce Bibey SOUTH CHARLESTON—It could…

Good Shepherd, Welty Residents Adjusting Well to New Routines

Photo Provided Carol Bowman, certified activities director at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, helps resident Shirley Davis enjoy a virtual visit with her daughter, Robin. While Good Shepherd has curtailed visiting…

Catholic Schools Closed, Public Masses Suspended amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Private Celebrations of Mass are being Livestreamed on Diocese’s Website By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic schools are closed and public celebration of Mass in the diocese…

Messages from Bishop Brennan

March 17, 2020 Hello to all of you. We are in a period of great concern and uncertainty over the impact of the novel coronavirus in West Virginia and throughout…

Charity in Action Awards bestowed

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia honored the recipients of its 2020 Charity in Action Award on March 7 at the 10th Annual Shining a Light on Hope Gala in Wheeling. Those…

A Message from Bishop Brennan

Friday, March 13, 2020 Hello, my brothers and sisters. I’m Bishop Mark Brennan of the Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Diocese.  I wish to speak with you about the current Corona Virus outbreak…