Category Archives: Featured

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November

By Colleen Rowan The Month of November is a special time in which Catholics pray for their deceased loved ones. Special Masses, prayer services and gatherings at churches and Catholic…

Reaching out in Richwood

Holy Family’s Food Pantry Provides for Those Suffering Hard Times in the Community Colleen Rowan Photo Father Ngoc Dang, SVD, administrator of Holy Family Parish in Richwood, is pictured in…

Diocese Welcomes New Director of Formation and Mission

Colleen Rowan Photo The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has welcomed its new director of Formation and Mission, Nick  Mayrand. He began in the position Oct. 16, and is laying the foundation for the…

Lynne Snyder Photo On Respect Life Sunday, faithful of the Clarksburg area stand up for the unborn. Pro-life gatherings were also held in many other parts of the diocese by…

Recently settled refugees get help from ‘friendly’ West Virginians

John Sherwood Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit Pictured are Pa Tin, 42, his wife Biak Hlei Iang, 34, and their children 8-year-old Rebecca Rem Chin Par and 2-year-old Van Dawt…

Afghan family gets new start in West Virginia with Catholic agency’s help

Martina Hart Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit The Noorzei family, who immigrated to Charleston, W.Va., from Afghanistan in 2015, poses for a photo in late February. Pictured are 4-year-old Sana…

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…

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…