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First Reconciliation

Courtesy Photo Children around the diocese are making their first reconciliation. Above are the children at Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield after receiving the sacrament from their pastor, Father Sebastian Devasya, who is standing with [...]

HLC Continues Wheeling University Accreditation  with Probation

University Response and Actions WHEELING—On March 4, 2021, Wheeling University was notified by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of a change in status from “Accredited” to “Accredited – On Probation.” To clarify, Wheeling University remains [...]

Obituary — Father Francis Leon Alexander

Father Francis Leon Alexander, 81, of Charleston, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.  He was pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish, South Charleston, for over 20 years and had also served several [...]

Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund Hits $125,000

Development Director’s Virtual Fundraising Challenge Begins CLARKSBURG—The 2020-2021 Notre Dame Dame & St. Mary’s Fund Campaign has just hit the $125,000 mark, officials of the school announced recently. The goal is $200,000, and the campaign [...]

St. Vincent’s in Wheeling to Hold Blood Drive

WHEELING—March is Red Cross Month, and a blood drive is being sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling. The blood drive will be held at St. Vincent’s Marist Centre at 2244 Marshall Ave., [...]

By Trina Bartlett, Eastern Regional Director, Catholic Charities West Virginia Preparing and filing tax returns can often be an unwanted chore, but for many West Virginians it can also be difficult and nearly impossible without [...]

Office Manager/Vocations

This is to announce an opening in the Vocations Office at the Diocese for a person to assist the Director of Vocations as Office Manager.  This is a Part Time position requiring 20 hours per [...]

Appointments & Announcements

01-08-21 Bishop Mark Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Very Rev. James R. DeViese, Jr., J.C.L., J.V., has been granted a six-month sabbatical from parish ministry, effective January 25, 2021, to attend to family matters. He will continue to serve as Judicial Vicar and in all other offices to which he has been assigned. Father Douglas Ondeck is appointed [...]

12-17-20 Bishop Mark Brennan has made public the following appointments:

With permission from Bishop José Elías Rauda, O.F.M., of San Vicente, El Salvador, Father Mauricio Henríquez is appointed parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg with residence at the parish rectory, effective December 4, 2020. With the approval of Archbishop Dominic Lumon of Imphal, India, Father Shinto Mathew is appointed [...]

10-15-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Father William Kuchinsky is appointed administrator of St. Bernadette Parish in Hedgesville with continued residence at the parish rectory, effective immediately. Father Joseph M. Augustine, J.C.L., has been incardinated into the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, effective Sept. 14, 2020. Rev. Mr. David Galvin is appointed permanent deacon at St. James the [...]

08-20-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Father Joseph Daniel Pisano is appointed pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Moorefield, St. Mary Parish in Petersburg, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Franklin, with residence at the parish rectory in Petersburg, effective August 31, 2020. Father Joshua R. Stevens is granted permission to serve as [...]

07-10-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

In consultation with Very Rev. Quang Duc Dinh, S.V.D., provincial superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province, Father Edward Tetteh, S.V.D., is appointed administrator of Holy Rosary Parish in Buckhannon and Sacred Heart Mission in Pickens, with residence at the parish rectory in Buckhannon, effective June 14, [...]

07-06-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Father Andrew M. Switzer is appointed pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Shepherdstown and St. Agnes Chapel in Shepherdstown, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 29, 2020. In consultation with Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., the vicar apostolic of southern Arabia, Yemen, Father Luis Anthony Lacson is appointed [...]

07-02-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Father Justin M. Golna is appointed to full-time studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in order to obtain a license in canon law with residence at the Pontifical North American College’s Casa Santa Maria, effective immediately. He is also assigned to liturgical and pastoral ministry at St. Joseph the [...]

06-17-20 Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Father John McDonough is appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Morgantown, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 29, 2020.   Father Brian Crenwelge is appointed pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown, with continued residence at the parish rectory, effective July 29, 2020. This is in [...]

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