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Bishop Dedicates New St. John Church, Benwood

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates the Mass of Dedication for the new St. John Church in Benwood Sept. 9. See story on Page 5. See story in Sept….

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…

Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

CNS Photo/Twitter/@caroleenarn via Reuters: Floodwaters surround Houston Aug. 27, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A Letter from Bishop Bransfield My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have asked…

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…

Bishop Offers Prayers and Support for Flood Victims

Scott McCloskey Photo/Courtesy of the Wheeling News-Register The 12th Street area of McMechen is pictured July 29. By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Flood waters rose once again in West Virginia, this time…

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…