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Myanmar, Afghanistan Families Share Their Stories of Emigration to the Mountain State

By Colleen Rowan and Martina Hart Two families from two different parts of the world now call the Mountain State home, and are grateful to Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa)…

Salt and Light Awards Honorees Announced

FAIRMONT—Catholic Charities of West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Central Region is pleased to announce the 2017 Communities of Salt and Light Honorees: Joan Burns from St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Fairmont,…

Morgantown Magnificat to Hold Prayer Breakfast March 4

MORGANTOWN—Looking to deepen your faith? Join the Magnificat Chapter of Morgantown for another Inspirational Prayer Breakfast, which will be held March 4 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. The inspirational speaker…

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Impressions of Hope Gala to Celebrate Mardi Gras

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) seventh annual Impressions of Hope Gala will again celebrate Mardi Gras Feb. 25. The gala will be hosted by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield and will…

Married Couples Invited to Celebration of World Marriage Day in Wheeling

WHEELING—World Marriage Day will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Wheeling Feb. 11 with the 20th annual celebration “Because You Love Me.” The event is open to…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Surpasses Goal, Raising More Than $1.8 Million

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The 2016 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) surpassed its $1.7 million goal, raising more than $1.8 million. With the support of 4,787 donors across the diocese who…

Diocese Announces Unification of Two Catholic High Schools

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has announced the unification of two high schools at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.  At the end of the current school year, the operations…

Father Fleming Steps Down as President of Wheeling Jesuit University

WHEELING—Father James J. Fleming, S.J., Ph.D., has resigned as president of Wheeling Jesuit University. Father Fleming submitted his resignation this week to the WJU Board of Trustees. His resignation is…

New Formation Associate Will Begin Visits to Vicariates this Month

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Tammy J. Flippo was recently named formation associate for the diocesan Department of Formation & Mission. She began in the position in late November and will soon…

CCWVa Joins Task Force Fighting Human Trafficking in West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Migration and Refugee Services is part of a new collaboration of organizations working together in their efforts to combat human trafficking in West Virginia….