Category Archives: News

Advent Calendar

Check out the latest issue for The Catholic Spirit Advent Calendar featuring listings of Advent Penance services and programs around the diocese.

Infertility Support Group Established in Weirton

By Colleen Rowan WEIRTON—Couples suffering the pain of infertility are not alone—that is the message of the new support group Beacon of Hope in Weirton. Sponsored by the FertilityCare Center…

Social Ministries Conference Focuses on ‘Care for Our Common Home’

By Martina Hart SOUTH CHARLESTON—Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston hosted a Social Ministries Conference Nov. 4, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), Solar United…

Vocations Awareness Week November 5-11

The Catholic Church in the U.S. will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 5-11. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the U.S. to actively foster and…

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…

Advent Mission for the Wheeling Vicariate

Advent Mission for the Wheeling Vicariate St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wheeling, on Dec. 1 & 2. Sponsored by the Department of Formation and Mission,“The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii…

New Prayer Labyrinth Dedicated at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling

WHEELING—A dedication ceremony for a new prayer labyrinth was held Oct. 11 at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling. During the ceremony, Sister Ruthann Scherer, CSJ, welcomed and thanked the guests…

Ecclesiastes and Existential Ills

By Father Justin Blanc For everything there is a season, says the Book of Ecclesiastes. As the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, it is a good time…

Fourth PACE Conference Held in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston held its fourth PACE (Parish Administration & Collaborative Education) Conference at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston Oct. 17-18, bringing together more…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Surpasses $1.8 Million Goal

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic Sharing Appeal has surpassed its $1.8 million goal—months earlier than in past years, said Krissie Benson, director of Development for the…