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Students honor veterans

By John Sherwood/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit  St. Joseph School in Martinsburg hosted their first Middle School Veterans Day Ensemble on November 10, 2019. The program consisted of several patriotic…

Charity in Action Awards Bestowed in Charleston

Martina Hart Photo Bishop Mark E. Brennan is pictured with the 2019 Charity in Action honorees. From left are Donna Smith, Sandy Koncir, and Dick Ash. By Martina Hart CHARLESTON…

Parkersburg’s Little Saints Lead Procession on Solemnity

Colleen Rowan Photo On the Solemnity of All Saints, Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School first-graders had a special treat for their fellow students. Dressed as saints, they led a procession from…

Eastern Panhandle Parishes Bring Produce to the Hungry in Rural Communities

Courtesy Photo Students from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg bagged 9,000 pounds of potatoes Oct. 22 which were distributed to families in need in Pennsylvania. Here, eighth-graders, kindergartners and teachers…

Pro-Life Message Echoes across West Virginia This Month

John Sherwood Photo/The Catholic Spirit On Respect Life Sunday, Lori Cascio and her 6-month-old daughter Alice of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town join in their parish’s Life…

Bishop Dedicates Renovated St. Mary Church and New Altar in Star City

Colleen Rowan Photo/The Catholic Spirit Bishop Mark E. Brennan celebrates the Mass for the dedication of St. Mary Church and altar in Star City Sept. 18. By Colleen Rowan/The Catholic…

Month of the Rosary

Martina Hart Photo Faithful pray the rosary at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston during the parish’s annual Rosary Rally Oct. 13. By Cindy Wooden,…

Bishop Visits Deacons, Youth and Parishes

Courtesy Photo Bishop Mark E. Brennan is pictured with permanent deacons and their wives during their retreat at Mary Help of Christians Pastoral Center in Huttonsville. By Colleen Rowan HUTTONSVILLE—Bishop…

Wheeling University Names 13th President

WHEELING — The Board of Trustees of Wheeling University announced Oct. 7 the appointment of Ginny Favede as the institution’s 13th President. Ms. Favede was elected to serve as the Chair…

Seminarian Justin Golna Ordained to Diaconate

By Colleen Rowan VATICAN CITY—Wheeling-Charleston seminarian Rev. Mr. Justin Golna was among 32 men ordained to the diaconate Oct. 3 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City by Bishop Robert Deeley…