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PACE Conference Returns to Charleston

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The third installment of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s PACE (Parish Administration & Collaborative Education) is set to be held April 25-26 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center…

Dispensation

Bishop Michael Bransfield has granted the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston a dispensation from abstaining from meat on Friday, March 17, 2017 in order to partake in St….

A Letter from Bishop Bransfield Concerning the Consolidation of Bishop Donahue High School into Central Catholic High School

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” expressed a reality at the center of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools…

Wheeling Hospital Opens Nation’s Newest, Most Modern Cardiac Cath Lab

WHEELING—Wheeling Hospital said the Feb. 17 opening of its ultra-modern Cardiac Catheterization Lab will enhance the hospital’s status as one of the nation’s top heart attack treatment centers. The doors…

Lenten Pilgrimages to be Held at Four Churches in Diocese

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—During this Lenten season, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will once again present its Lenten pilgrimages with Masses celebrated by diocesan priests known for their “quality of…

Wheeling Hospital Partners with Sistersville General Hospital

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va.—Wheeling Hospital and Sistersville General Hospital (SGH) have formed a partnership that will enhance and increase medical services in the Tyler County facility. At the Feb. 27 Sistersville City…

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…