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Lenten Regulations

1) Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by everyone 18 years and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day,…

Lenten Mission to Feature Catholic Author and Recording Artist

By Colleen Rowan WEIRTON—St. Paul Parish in Weirton invites all to its Lenten Mission April 4-6 featuring nationally known Catholic speaker and best-selling author Jon Leonetti and songwriter and recording…

Voices for Life Raised at State Capitol

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—People from all walks of life and faith communities braved freezing temperatures Feb. 18 gathering at the State Capitol in Charleston to call for an end to…

Conference Series on Substance Abuse and Healing to Resume in Wheeling

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The conference series on substance abuse and healing in West Virginia will resume March 9 at the St. Joseph Retreat Center in Wheeling. “Faith, Hope, Love—Creating…

Former Bishop’s Name Removed from Wheeling Central’s Gym

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Former Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael J. Bransfield’s name has been removed from the gymnasium at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, a decision made by the…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Reaches Record of More Than $3.3 Million

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The 2018 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) culminated with a record of more than $3.3 million raised by 5,287 donors at parishes of the diocese. The overwhelming…

‘Prayer Initiative’ for New Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Held at Sunday Masses

By Colleen Rowan The diocesan-wide “prayer initiative” for the appointment of a new bishop for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston was held Feb. 2-3. With the title “Praying in Hope,” the initiative…

Catholic Charities to Launch Relatives as Parents Program

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) is expanding its case management services in Wheeling to offer a new Relatives as Parents (RAP) program. The program launches in February. “Our goal is…

Holy Spirit Conference will Encourage Living Life ‘under the Influence of Jesus’

By Colleen Rowan PIPESTEM—Each year, Catholics from all over descend on Pipestem State Park near Bluefield with the intent of growing in their faith at the annual Holy Spirit Conference….

Prayer Breakfast to Feature Woman’s Story of Falling Away, Returning to the Faith

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia’s Morgantown Magnificat chapter invites women from around the state to its next prayer breakfast, featuring Magnificat Music Team Leader Carla Comer. Comer will share her story as a…