Category Archives: News

Recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Cross Announced

WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has announced the recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Cross. They are Stephanie Diedericks, a volunteer and benefactor at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg; Anne Garvin, a…

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart Adult Drug Education Program

WHEELING—Operation Street Smart, an adult drug education program, will be presented at Wheeling Hospital Dec. 4. The program, presented in partnership with the McKeen Group, offers continuing education credits to…

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Annual Appeal underway

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) began its annual appeal to donors in October. As donors respond they are hopeful they will achieve their annual goal of $454,000.  The annual appeal…

MAC Conference Set for February in Baltimore

BALTIMORE—Inviting all diocesan, school and parish leaders to the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress Conference (MAC) at the Hilton Baltimore Feb.15-17. As in the past, to encourage participation, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Collection Helps Aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Orders

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholics in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious,…

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart

Wheeling Hospital Hosting Operation Street Smart WHEELING, W.Va. – Operation Street Smart, an adult drug education program, will be presented at Wheeling Hospital on Dec. 4. The program, presented in partnership…

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…