Category Archives: Featured

College Students Tour Rome with Morgantown’s Father Justin Blanc

Courtesy Photo Father Justin Blanc, associate pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown and director of Campus Ministry for West Virginia University (fourth from right), leads WVU students on…

Manchin Visits Wheeling Central for Catholic Schools Week

  Colleen Rowan Photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to students at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling Feb. 2 during Catholic Schools Week.

Vienna Parish Gathers with Lutheran Neighbors for Prayer Service

Courtesy Photo VIENNA—The faith communities of St. Michael Parish in Vienna and Christ Lutheran Church in Vienna gathered Oct. 26 to celebrate a Common Prayer Service based on the document…

Our Lady of the Hills Marks 40th Anniversary

Courtesy Photo Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs, Assc. V.F., rector of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston, and Father Babu Joseph Elamturuthil, pastor of Our…

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November

By Colleen Rowan The Month of November is a special time in which Catholics pray for their deceased loved ones. Special Masses, prayer services and gatherings at churches and Catholic…

Reaching out in Richwood

Holy Family’s Food Pantry Provides for Those Suffering Hard Times in the Community Colleen Rowan Photo Father Ngoc Dang, SVD, administrator of Holy Family Parish in Richwood, is pictured in…

Diocese Welcomes New Director of Formation and Mission

Colleen Rowan Photo The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has welcomed its new director of Formation and Mission, Nick  Mayrand. He began in the position Oct. 16, and is laying the foundation for the…

Lynne Snyder Photo On Respect Life Sunday, faithful of the Clarksburg area stand up for the unborn. Pro-life gatherings were also held in many other parts of the diocese by…

Recently settled refugees get help from ‘friendly’ West Virginians

John Sherwood Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit Pictured are Pa Tin, 42, his wife Biak Hlei Iang, 34, and their children 8-year-old Rebecca Rem Chin Par and 2-year-old Van Dawt…

Afghan family gets new start in West Virginia with Catholic agency’s help

Martina Hart Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit The Noorzei family, who immigrated to Charleston, W.Va., from Afghanistan in 2015, poses for a photo in late February. Pictured are 4-year-old Sana…