Category Archives: Featured

Special Blessings From Fairmont Catholic

Fairmont Catholic Grade School has been busy this Lenten season placing crosses in people’s yards across the community as a fundraiser for the school.  Each person blessed receives morning prayers…

Courtesy Photo On a food distribution day, cars line the road leading to Risen Lord Food Pantry in Maysel, Clay County. By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The 40 Cans for Lent Food…

All Decked out for St. Patrick’s Day

Courtesy Photo It’s a tradition in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for students and teachers to get all decked out in green in celebration of St. Patrick’s…

Celebrating National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week: March 14-20, 2021

By Katie Hinerman Klug, Catholic Charities West Virginia Marketing Communications Specialist A key part of the mission of Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) is working to ensure that every child…

First Reconciliation

Courtesy Photo Children around the diocese are making their first reconciliation. Above are the children at Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield after receiving the sacrament from their pastor, Father Sebastian…

Bishop Blesses Ultrasound Machine for Central W.Va. Pregnancy Care Center

PARSONS—Bishop Mark Brennan formally blessed a new ultrasound machine for the Central W.Va. Pregnancy Care Center Feb. 7. The ultrasound machine represents the third such machine placed by the Knights…

Obituary — Father Francis Leon Alexander

Father Francis Leon Alexander, 81, of Charleston, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.  He was pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish, South Charleston, for over 20 years…

Catholic Charities West Virginia to Recognize Charity in Action Awardees During Virtual Gala

WHEELING— Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will host its 11th Annual Shining a Light on Hope Gala in a virtual format this year. The Gala will broadcast on Tuesday, March…

Weirton’s St. Paul School Holds Virtual Open House, Live on Facebook

By Colleen Rowan WEIRTON—Students’ families, the community, and alumni of St. Paul School in Weirton had the chance to go on a virtual visit to the school on the morning…

By Trina Bartlett, Eastern Regional Director, Catholic Charities West Virginia Preparing and filing tax returns can often be an unwanted chore, but for many West Virginians it can also be…