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By Colleen Rowan

St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley thanks the kitchen crew for making Lenten Friday meals and the youth who have pitched in for the clean up. … Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield thanks the Liturgy Committee for the beautiful Palm Sunday decorations. … At Sacred Heart Parish in Princeton, the Knights of Columbus were to hold a Lenten fish dinner in the parish hall March 18, 5-7 p.m. … At St. John the Evangelist Parish in Summersville, the Knights of Columbus is participating in the 40 cans for 40 days of Lent, rasiing awareness and donations for the local food pantry. … At St. Peter Parish in Welch, religious education classes for children at St. Peter’s, Our Lady of Victory Parish in Gary, Chist the King Parish in War and Sacred Heart Parish in Powhatan were to be held March 19 from 12-3 p.m. … St. Patrick Parish in Hinton held the first of three Lenten fish fries and had a Lenten tree for intentions. … Sacred Heart Parish in Rainelle fixed the cushions of the church pews for a Lenten project. … St. Mary of the Greenbrier Mission in Alderson has Stations of the Cross Sundays befor Mass. … Ss. Peter & Paul Parish in Oak Hill has fish dinners at the school cafeteria, 5-7 p.m., Fridays in Lent. … St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Ronceverte and St. Charles Borromeo Parish in White Sulphur Springs have started Youth Game Day for youth and adults to be held every third Sunday of the month following the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine’s.


By Martina Hart

During this Year of Mercy, the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston is providing 100 gift certificates for a meal at Jimmy John’s each month to be distributed at shelters and other outreach facilities in the area. … Handmade olivewood carvings from the Holy Land were available for purchase after Masses at St. Agnes Parish in Charleston. … St. Anthony Parish in Charleston is accepting applications from elderly, low-income and disabled families in the community for home repair projects for a July mission trip. … On Tuesdays during Lent, Our Lady of the Hills Parish in Elkview is hosting Simple Suppers following Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. and Mass at 6:30 p.m. … A Food Fast Youth Retreat was held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston March 4-5. … Holy Trinity Parish in Nitro hosted a Tri-Parish Lenten Mission March 6-9. … As a Lenten Project, youth of St. Patrick Mission in Bancroft are filling Easter baskets for veterans. … Father Chuck McGinnis, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Peter Claver Parish in Huntington, will serve as spiritual director for a pilgrimage to Italy Aug. 31-Sept. 7. … Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Huntington is conducting a Stations of the Cross Lenten Project encouraging parishioners to donate personal hygiene items for people in need. … St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Logan is praying the Stations of Mercy with Pope Francis Fridays during Lent followed by a community meal. … Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish in Point Pleasant and St. Joseph Mission in Mason donated baby formula to the Gabriel Project during February. … Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish in Williamson are gathering for Meager Meals after Stations of the Cross Fridays during Lent. … Immaculate Conception Parish in Montgomery is hosting fish dinners Fridays during Lent.


By Colleen Rowan

Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg is holding a teen clothing drive (donations must be in by March 20). … St. James Parish in Clarksburg will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Holy Thursday Mass until midnight. … Immaculate Conception Parish in Fairmont had a living Stations of the Cross March 11. … All are welcome to Bible study at St. Anthony Parish in Fairmont, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. … The Holy Spirit Rosary Group at Holy Spirit Parish in Monongah prays the rosary every day, 8 a.m. … At All Saints Parish in Bridgeport, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has started a new chapter that meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. giving support to those who suffer with either of these conditions, their families and friends. … St. Francis de Sales Parish in Morgantown, St. John University Parish in Morgantown and St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Cheat Lake are holding a joint vacation Bible school June 13-17. … St. Mary Parish in Star City is having pierogi dinners, Wednesadays of Lent, 3:45-6:15 p.m. … St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Fairmont has Lenten fish dinners Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (take outs begin at 4 p.m.). … At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Stonewood, Adoration and Benediction is held Fridays in the chapel, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. … Stations of the Cross will be Fridays at St. Peter Parish in Farmington at 6 p.m. and St. Patrick Parish in Mannington 7 p.m. … In Preston County, Easter Vigil will be at St. Sebastian Parish in Kingwood, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday Masses will be at St. Zita Parish in Mastontown, 8:30 a.m., St. Edward the Confessor Mission, 10:30 a.m. and St. Sebastian’s, 10:30 a.m. … St. Ann Parish in Shinnston will have a parish dinner every Friday in Lent at 6 p.m. with Stations of the Cross to follow at 6:45 p.m. … St. Augustine Parish in Grafton donates food to Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), has Stations of the Cross, made Valentines for shut-ins, had a Valentine skating party and had a Knights of Columbus donut sale.


By Tim Bishop

Plans continue at St. Mary Parish in Petersburg for its 100th anniversary celebration later this year. … Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Moorefield will hold its annual corned-beef and cabbage dinner March 19. … The WV Cursillo Community at St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town invites everyone to its next Ultrya gathering March 20 at 4 p.m. … The Lenten Food Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg continues through Easter for those wishing to make a donation. … St. Bernadette Mission in Hedgesville will hold an Easter Egg Hunt after 9 a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday. … Youth from St. Leo Parish in Inwood will present a theatrical representation of the Passion March 18-19. … Youth from Assumption Parish in Keyser enjoyed a night of bowling and fellowship March 13. … St. Agnes Parish in Shepherdstown held a healthy pot luck dinner March 6. … St. Anthony Parish in Ridgeley and Annunciation of Our Lord Parish in Fort Ashby will hold a Seder Meal March 20 at 2 p.m. … St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Berkeley Springs held a Lenten Penance Service March 10.


By Colleen Rowan

Teen Faith Formation for middle school and high school students of St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Margaret Mary Parish in Parkersburg is held the first and third Sundays of each month, 12:30-3 p.m., beginning with a light lunch, at St. Margaret Mary Parish Activity Center (PAC). … New participants are always welcome at the Sunday by Sunday Bible study at Christ Our Hope Parish in Harrisville. … Holy Redeemer Parish in Spencer invites all to celebrate the feast of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, April 3, 3 p.m. at the outdoor Shrine of the Divine Mercy of Jesus. … St. John Parish in St. Marys is challenging each family to bring in 40 cans of food for those in need. … At St. Michael Parish in Vienna,the confirmation class will be holding three service projects: a formula drive for Gabriel Project, 1,000 cans of food for Lent to benefit the Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) Mobile Food Pantry, a pancake breakfast and a church clean-up day April 16. … St. Vincent de Paul Parish in New Martinsville is supporting Project Linus as its Lenten activity. … Every Sunday during the Year of Mercy at St. Matthew Parish in Ravenswood, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed before the 8:15 a.m. Mass.


By Tim Bishop

St. Patrick Parish in Weston celebrated the feast of its patron March 13 with its annual pot luck dinner. … The Youth Group at St. Brendan Parish in Elkins will present an Easter Pageant April 3. … St. Patrick Parish in Coalton is accepting applications for Summer Work Camp projects to benefit the less fortunate in the area. … Men from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Thomas will take part in a Lenten Day of Reflection with presentations by Father Timothy J. Grassi, Father James R. DeViese and Rev. Mr. Dave Galvin. … The Women’s Guild at Our Lady of Mercy Mission in Parsons is taking reservations for its annual Easter pie sale. … Holy Rosary Parish in Buckhannon will take part in a public rosary recitation at Jawbone Park March 19 at noon. … St. Boniface Parish in Camden and Good Shepherd Parish in Glenville celebrated a penance service at Good Shepherd March 10.


By Tim Bishop

The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling will hold an Easter Egg hunt for children after the 10:30 a.m. Mass Easter Sunday. … St. Alphonsus Parish in Wheeling will hold a bake sale after weekend Masses April 16-17. … Corpus Christi Parish in Wheeling is accepting donations for its rummage sale to be held April 23. … St. Michael Parish in Wheeling held a Lenten Mission “Merciful Like the Father” March 6-8. … St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling held a Living Stations of the Cross March 18. … Our Lady of Peace Parish in Wheeling will begin its annual Infant of Prague Novena March 28 through May 23. … St. John Parish in Benwood will host a Multi-Cultural Dinner April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. … St. Jude Parish in Glen Dale held a communal penance service March 13. … St. Francis Xavier Parish in Moundsville will deliver flowers to shut-ins in the area March 26. … St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton will once again begin its annual raffle April 30. … The Christian Mothers at St. Paul Parish in Weirton will host its annual card party April 3. … Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Weirton thanks everyone who helped make its Lenten Dinner fundraisers a resounding success. … St. John the Evangelist Parish in Wellsburg reminds parishioners that its parish relief center is open each Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. … St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee is looking for extra Liturgical Ministers during Holy Week. … Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cumberland will hold an Easter Egg Hunt after morning Mass on Easter Sunday. … Sacred Heart Parish in Chester held a communal penance service March 16. … St. Joseph Parish in Proctor held a birthday social in March.