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Southern Communities Gather in Princeton to Discuss Substance Abuse and Healing

By Colleen Rowan/The Catholic Spirit PRINCETON—”It was a very meaningful day for the people of our area,” Sacred Heart, Princeton, parishioner Gina Boggess said after the recent Creating Connections for Healing Conference…

Advent Gatherings & More around the Diocese

Martina Hart Photo/The Catholic Spirit On the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1, Susan Aiello lights a candle on the Advent wreath at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the…

Advent Communal Penance Services

Wheeling Vicariate — St. Anthony’s, Follansbee, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 5 p.m.; St. Paul’s, Weirton, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.; St. Francis Xavier, Moundsville, Dec. 15, 4 p.m.; Corpus Christi,…

In Mass of Gratitude, Bishop Brennan Thanks Catholic Sharing Appeal Donors for Helping Those in Need

Joyce Bibey Photo Presenting the gifts to Bishop Mark E. Brennan during the Mass of Gratitude at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling are Alex Nagem, CFO of the…

Advent

Susan Aiello lights the Advent wreath at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston. (Martina Hart photo)

Addiction to Recovery

Blessed Sacrament, South Charleston, Parishioner Joe Deegan Shares His Story, and Discusses West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis By Martina Hart/The Catholic Spirit CHARLESTON — Joe Deegan recently marked his 11-year anniversary…

St. Leo Parish Part of Ecumenical Effort to Aid Homeless of Inwood

By John Sherwood INWOOD — Members of the St. Leo Parish Homeless Ministry strive to address two Corporal Works of Mercy, Feed the Hungary and Shelter the Homeless. The members…

Marshall County Church Group Visits Asylum Seekers Camped Along Mexican Border

By Glynis Board/Courtesy of West Virginia Public Broadcasting The immigration crisis on the southern border of the U.S. doesn’t affect the day-to-day lives of most residents throughout the country. But…

Wheeling Hospital Teams up with Catholic Charities

WHEELING — Community level challenges require community level partnership among service providers, which is why Wheeling Hospital and Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) have teamed up to better serve patients…

Notre Dame Teacher Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia selection committee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is proud to announce Dr. Angela McKeen of Notre Dame High…