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Lenten Penance Service with Bishop Brennan

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Lenten Penance Service will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7th from the Cathedral of St Joseph with Bishop Mark E. Brennan. This service will be live…

Sacred Triduum, Easter Mass to be Televised, Livestreamed

WHEELING—As the suspension of public Masses throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston continues through the month of April due to the spread of COVID-19, the diocese is pleased to provide tel-…

Priests, Parishes Reaching out; Keeping People Connected to Faith While Churches are Closed

By Colleen Rowan Priests of the diocese and their parishes are reaching out to their people, keeping in touch with them and keeping them connected to their faith while churches…

Because of Coronavirus, Having Confessions is Dangerous to Health of People and Priests, Bishop Says

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—With churches closed, and the public celebration of Mass suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, many wishing to go to confession to receive the sacrament of penance…

Homeless Find Shelter at Priest Field Pastoral Center

By Colleen Rowan KEARNEYSVILLE—In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, homeless individuals in Jefferson County have found shelter at the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Priest Field Pastoral Center in Kearneysville. The…

Online Giving Options Launched to Help Support Parishes While Churches are Closed

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The diocese and a number of parishes are offering the faithful a way to continue to support their parishes through online giving. Offertory collections at Sunday Masses have been…

Marlinton Priest Working to Get Food to Children Who Depend on Public School Meals

By Colleen Rowan MARLINTON—Father Arthur Bufogle is working to get food to children in his area who depend on their public schools for meals. He is pastor of St. John…

Diocese Introduces FaithInWV Weekly

By Joyce Bibey WEST VIRGINIA—While our churches remain closed in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, Bishop Mark Brennan urges the faithful across West Virginia…

Wheeling Hospital Opens Off-Site COVID-19 Testing

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital on March 18 opened its off-site symptomatic Testing Center for COVID-19. The regional center will handle patients from all of the area’s hospitals in the WVU…

Good Shepherd, Welty Home Curtail Visitation

WHEELING—Good Shepherd Nursing Home and the Welty Home are restricting visits to better protect their residents from COVID-19, the coronavirus. Administrator Donald R. Kirsch announced this policy on the strength…