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Blue Mass Celebrated in Weirton—Honoring Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Personnel & Military Personnel

Courtesy Photo Weirton-area firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and military personnel are pictured at the Blue Mass celebrated for them at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton Sept. 11….

St. Mary’s in Petersburg Celebrates 100 Years

Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Photo Parishioners pray the Our Father during the Centennial Mass. By Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Members and guests of St. Mary Parish in Petersburg gathered for the centennial…

New Pastor Installed at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg

John Sherwood Photo: Father Thomas Gallagher, right, is installed as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg Aug. 20 by Very Rev. John S. Ledford, V.F., pastor of St. James…

A Memorable First Day of School

Courtesy Photo: St. Francis de Sales School in Beckley started the new school year by giving their students the chance to see the solar eclipse Aug. 21. Here, the kids view…

Krupa Annex Opens at Charleston Catholic High School

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic High School kicked off the school year with the long-anticipated opening of its Krupa Annex, a state-of-the art building addition featuring a new chapel, classrooms…

Morgantown’s Sarah Riffon to Make First Profession of Vows as Franciscan Sister

MORGANTOWN— Sister Chiara Joan Riffon will make her first profession of vows Aug. 6 at Father of Mercy Chapel in Toronto, Ohio, at the motherhouse of her community, the Franciscan…

Knights of Columbus Councils Accompany the Silver Rose of Guadalupe through West Virginia

Lynne Snyder Photo The Knights of Columbus Council No. 603 is pictured at Holy Rosary Church in Buckhannon with the Silver Rose of Guadalupe. From left are Frank Koenig, John…

Check out the latest issue of The Calling Vocations Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of The Calling, Vocations Newsletter for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, in the Aug. 4 issue of The Catholic Spirit

Mass Celebrates Italian Heritage

Colleen Rowan Photo Father Justin Blanc, associate pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown, receives the gifts during the Mass he celebrated for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage…

Catechetical Ministry Service Awards Call to Mind Idea of ‘Service’

Colleen Rowan Photo Pictured are the new catechetical ministry service awards that will be given this fall to catechists at the upcoming Christ the Teacher: Catechetical Ministry Dinners. WHEELING—The diocesan…