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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,…

Father Gallipeau Taken to Final Rest

Martina Hart Photo Taking Very Rev. Mark Gallipeau, V.F., to his final resting place at St. Brendan Cemetery at St. Brendan Church in Elkins are local Knights of Columbus, Bishop…

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blesses the faithful at the end of Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. Colleen Rowan Photo

Colleen Rowan Photo Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, J.V., rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, baptizes Elizabeth Reinhardt at the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Easter Vigil with a Beautiful Morgantown Sunset

A colorful Morgantown sunset gave the blessing of the Easter fire a beautiful background at the Easter Vigil at St. Francis de Sales Parish. As his parishioners look on, Msgr….

Historic Catholic Church on Monroe County Tour

Courtesy Photo St. John the Evangelist Chapel, Sweet Springs St. John the Evangelist Chapel, the oldest standing Catholic church in West Virginia, will be part of the Monroe County Historical…