By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA— The “Daily Living with Father Chapin” television show has gone statewide with host Father Chapin Engler, associate pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley, sharing the teachings of the Gospel. The show began airing in the Beckley area July 6 and now reaches faithful across West Virginia and portions of neighboring states. The show is broadcast on Sundays in many state markets at different time slots. Daily Living airs in the Wheeling area at 7 a.m. on WTRF; in the Charleston and Huntington area at 5 a.m. on WOWK, but will move to 7 a.m. Nov. 1; in the Eastern Panhandle at 10:30 a.m. on WJAL; in the Clarksburg and Fairmont area at 7 a.m. on WBOY; and in the Lewisburg, Bluefield and Beckley area at 8:30 a.m. on WVNS. Throughout the half-hour show, Father Engler takes general themes from the Gospel and helps viewers realize how they can be applied in daily life. “It’s like a painting of a picture,” he said about his discussions on the program, “and put yourself into the scene so that you can have a real appreciation of what the Gospel message is.” “The main focus,” Father Engler said, “is to try to reach people who are unchurched.” He also wants to reach inactive Catholics, non-Catholics and those who are homebound. Father Engler received an abundance of support for the show, which evolved from his radio program, from a local man who wanted to see it on television. The show “was born out of a radio program that I started about a year ago here in Beckley that (airs) every day on Relevant Radio (EVNS),” Father Engler said. “A man heard that radio show and said ‘I want to put it on TV.’ … I have been open to the Spirit, trying to go where it leads me and the Lord is putting people in my life that are making these things happen.” Father Engler said he has received tremendous feedback since the show premiered and has received letters from viewers who are unable to go to Mass who tell him what a blessing the show is for them. The “Daily Living” radio show is an hour long and is broadcast in Beckley on Sundays at 3 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at noon, Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. For more information about the “Daily Living” television or radio programs, contact Father Engler at www.dailyliving.com.  

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