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Marists Leave Buckhannon’s Holy Rosary Church after 118 Years

By Colleen Rowan For 118 years, the Society of Mary priests and religious have served the faithful Catholics of Central West Virginia. Last month, the people of Buckhannon’s Holy Rosary…

Father Justin Golna Ordained to Priesthood

Colleen Rowan Photo Newly ordained Father Justin Golna is pictured with Bishop Mark Brennan at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling June 27. See story in the July 3…

Bishop Brennan and Faithful Pray for End of Racism

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Mark Brennan, right, joins Father Carlos Melocoton, Jr., pastor of St. Michael Parish in Wheeling, left, and parishioners at the church June 17 for the “Peace,…

Kingwood Parish Holds Black Lives Matter Gathering

The Catholic Spirit Photo Lora and Alan Walters perform during the Black Lives Matter gathering at their Parish of St. Sebastian in Kingwood June 11. By Colleen Rowan KINGWOOD—Members of…

Deacon Golna Reflects on His Upcoming Priesthood Ordination

The Catholic Spirit Photo Deacon Justin Golna is pictured in an interview for The Roch-umentary video series. By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Ordination to priesthood cannot come soon enough for Deacon Justin…

Feast of Corpus Christi

John Sherwood Photo Members of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town participate in a Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi.

Father O’Donnell Leaves WV for New Role in DC Parish

Experiences in Social Justice Ministries Fuels New Focus By Joyce Bibey He has spent the vast majority of his priesthood building bridges towards a better society. Now it is time…

Blessings for Graduation

Courtesy Photo Princeton Senior High School graduate Matthew Hillyer receives a special blessing from his parish pastor, Father Sebastian Devasya, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Princeton. Vickie Blankenship, the…

Priest and Parishioner Receive Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award

Courtesy Photo Father Joe McLaughlin, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Buckhannon, third from left, and Knights of Columbus Brother John Walsh, third from right, receive the Chapel of Four…

Powhatan Church Serves 72 Families in Need

Courtesy Photo Sacred Heart Mission in Powhatan served 72 families in need in May during its monthly food distribution. Mission officials and food recipients are pictured at the church during…