Category Archives: News

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…

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November

By Colleen Rowan The Month of November is a special time in which Catholics pray for their deceased loved ones. Special Masses, prayer services and gatherings at churches and Catholic…

Advent Mission for the Wheeling Vicariate

Advent Mission for the Wheeling Vicariate St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wheeling, on Dec. 1 & 2. Sponsored by the Department of Formation and Mission,“The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii…

New Prayer Labyrinth Dedicated at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling

WHEELING—A dedication ceremony for a new prayer labyrinth was held Oct. 11 at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling. During the ceremony, Sister Ruthann Scherer, CSJ, welcomed and thanked the guests…

Ecclesiastes and Existential Ills

By Father Justin Blanc For everything there is a season, says the Book of Ecclesiastes. As the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, it is a good time…