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St. Anthony’s Celebrates 100 Years in Ridgeley

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ridgeley marked its centennial with a nine-day Novena to St. Anthony, and a special patron saint feast day Mass. Father Michael Lecias, pastor of…

Father Josh Stevens Made Captain in Air National Guard in Charleston

Courtesy Photo At a ceremony at the Air National Guard base in Charleston, Father Josh Stevens, center, is made a captain. Chaplains pinning the new rank on to Father Steven’s…

Martin Smay Ordained Deacon

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presents the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained deacon Rev. Mr. Martin Smay. See story in the June 16 issue. Colleen Rowan Photo

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Being Built in Charles Town

By Colleen Rowan CHARLES TOWN—Construction is underway on the grounds of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town on the highly anticipated Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, a $1.4…

A Big Day for Our Little Catholics

John Sherwood Photo Children ready to receive their first holy Communion at St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town line up for the procession at the beginning of Mass…

Diocese Announces Pilgrimage to the National Shrine in September

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have a diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Sept. 16 gathering Catholics…

100th Anniversary of Fatima Marian Apparitions

The Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston held a procession for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima Marian Apparitions. Courtesy Photo

Priests Gather for Convocation

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates Mass, with priests from all over the diocese concelebrating, at the Convocation of Priests at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston…

Martin Smay to be Ordained Deacon June 3

The Catholic Spirit File Photo Seminarians Martin Smay, left, and JR Buckley, right, are pictured with Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,…