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Catechumens Joyfully Gather for Rite of Election

Martina Hart Photo Catechumens and their godparents are gathered at the Rite of Election at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston Feb. 21. During the…

Catholic Charities West Virginia to Celebrate Virtual ‘Shining a Light on Hope’ 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,…

Bishop Brennan’s Pastoral Letter for Lent

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,     We enter the season of Lent with hope and determination: hope that God’s grace may touch us and determination to engage seriously…

Permanent Diaconate Aspirant and Family Receive Blessing

Courtesy Photo Michael Kawash, his wife Jane, and his sons Michael and Timothy, receive a special blessing from Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs, Assoc. V.F., rector of the Basilica of…

PCHS Students Have Access to Touchless Water Bottle Filling Stations Amid Pandemic

Courtesy Photo Since November, students at Parkersburg Catholic High School have had access to five, touchless water bottle filling stations thanks to support from community organizations. The stations were purchased…

Message from Our CEO

By Beth Zarate, Catholic Charities West Virginia President and Chief Executive Officer Recently, when delivering a meal route for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, I encountered a neighbor outside his…

Preparing for Ash Wednesday

Following school Mass on Feb. 10, students from St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling gathered outside of St. Michael Church as the palms from Palm Sunday 2020 were burned. Over…

Basilica Invites All to Join in Lenten Zoom Series on St. Joseph

By Colleen Rowan The Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston invites all to join parishioners for “With a Father’s Heart,” Lenten Reflections with the Apostolic Letter…

Notre Dame Student Gives Her Perspective of Being a Senior during a Pandemic

By Gianna Martino  2021. The year that I’ve been looking forward to for as long as I can remember. I imagined starting my senior year with the senior breakfast, a…

St. Joseph Eighth-Graders Bring Help to Eastern Panhandle’s Homeless

Courtesy Photo Eighth-graders at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg organized the collection of blankets, hand warmers and toiletries for Faith Feeding Freedom. Kneeling, from left, are Allison McDonald and Lydia…