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New Tax Law Could Offer Great Financial Opportunity in Paying Catholic School Tuition

By Greg Dolan, director of Policy and Outreach Catholic Education Partners, and Jennifer Hornyak, associate superintendent of Accreditation and Technology for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Department of Catholic Schools A…

Catholic Charities WV Race for Hope to be Held in Elkins

ELKINS—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Eighth Annual Race for Hope will be held May 5 in Elkins. The race features a half marathon and a 5k walk/run on the Allegheny…

New Superintendent of Catholic Schools Announced

WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield announced that Mary Ann Deschaine, Ed.S., has been named superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Deschaine will begin her duties in August. Deschaine…

CCWVa Presents Charity in Action Award to Bishop Bransfield

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield was named the first recipient of Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Charity in Action Award. With him are Matthew Bowles, president emeritus of the…

Lenten Vespers to be Held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling

WHEELING—The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling will hold Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours) each Sunday during Lent (including Palm Sunday) at 6 p.m. In…

Catholic Charities West Virginia to Hold Impressions of Hope Gala in Wheeling

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) eighth annual gala, entitled “Impressions of Hope,” will be celebrated Feb. 24 at Wheeling Park’s White Palace ballroom from 6-10 p.m. The gala will be…

Annual Holy Spirit Seminar Set for March at Pipestem

PIPESTEM—The annual Cath- olic Holy Spirit Seminar is celebrating its 20th year. With the theme “Be Who God Meant You To Be & You Will Set The World On Fire”…

Morganton Magnificat to Hold Prayer Breakfast March 3

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia’s Morgantown Magnificat chapter invites women from around the state to its next inspirational prayer breakfast, featuring Mary Shields. A Harrison County CCD, Confirmation, and TEC teacher, Shields will…

Feed the Hungry Effort Conducted in Kingwood

By Lynne S. Llewellyn KINGWOOD—One hundred and fifty volunteers came together at Camp Dawson National Guard indoor training facility in Kingwood Jan. 20 to package 40,000 meals to feed the…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Raises More Than $2.5 Million

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic Sharing Appeal had a record-breaking year raising more than $2.5 million. This is the first time since its inception that the…