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July 28, 2020 Dear Faithful of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese, We have been living through most unusual and trying times. I hope that your faith in God has helped you to…

Vatican: Laity Have Role, but Most Parishes Must be Led by Priests

CNS Photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican is seen through a window of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome in this 2018 file photo. On July…

Confirmations

The Catholic Spirit Photo Bishop Mark Brennan administers the Sacrament of Confirmation to a young member of Sacred Heart Parish in Chester. Looking on is Father Jeeson V. Stephan, MCBS,…

Learning Unlocks New Possibilities for a Better Life

Courtesy Photo Debra Bunch, dressed in her ‘graduation whites’ attire, visits the Catholic Charities Center for Community Learning and Advancement in Huntington to celebrate her newly earned Licensed Practical Nurse…

Joyce Bibey Photo Sister Jennifer Berridge, CSJ, stands outside Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling, earlier this year. By Colleen Rowan Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Jennifer Berridge is preparing for…

Three Churches Close Due to COVID-19 Concerns

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Three of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s churches are closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Sacred Heart parishes in Bluefield and Princeton announced July 6 the temporary closure…

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…