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Latest Diocesan News

Confirmations

The Catholic Spirit Photo Bishop Mark Brennan administers the Sacrament of Confirmation to a young member of Sacred Heart Parish in Chester. Looking on is Father Jeeson V. Stephan, MCBS, pastor of the parish. [...]

Learning Unlocks New Possibilities for a Better Life

Courtesy Photo Debra Bunch, dressed in her ‘graduation whites’ attire, visits the Catholic Charities Center for Community Learning and Advancement in Huntington to celebrate her newly earned Licensed Practical Nurse diploma. The story [...]

Profession of First Vows

Joyce Bibey Photo Sister Jennifer Berridge, CSJ, stands outside Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling, earlier this year. By Colleen Rowan Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Jennifer Berridge is preparing for her profession of [...]

Father Justin Golna Ordained to Priesthood

Colleen Rowan Photo - Newly ordained Father Justin Golna is pictured with Bishop Mark Brennan at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling June 27. See story in the July 3 issue of The [...]

Bishop Brennan and Faithful Pray for End of Racism

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Mark Brennan, right, joins Father Carlos Melocoton, Jr., pastor of St. Michael Parish in Wheeling, left, and parishioners at the church June 17 for the “Peace, Justice, and Love” Prayer [...]

Kingwood Parish Holds Black Lives Matter Gathering

The Catholic Spirit Photo Lora and Alan Walters perform during the Black Lives Matter gathering at their Parish of St. Sebastian in Kingwood June 11. By Colleen Rowan KINGWOOD—Members of St. Sebastian Parish [...]

Feast of Corpus Christi

John Sherwood Photo Members of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town participate in a Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi.

Szabo Ordained Deacon

Mark Guiney Photo Bishop Mark Brennan ordains Rev. Mr. Phillip Szabo a deacon at St. James the Greater Church in Charles Town May 30. By Colleen Rowan CHARLES TOWN—With family and friends gathered [...]

Deacon Golna to be Ordained to Priesthood

Deacon Justin Golna By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston joyfully anticipates Deacon Justin Golna’s upcoming ordination to priesthood. He will be ordained by Bishop Mark Brennan at 11 a.m. June 27 at [...]

Faithful Happy to be Back in Church

Martina Hart Photo Wearing face masks and observing social distancing, Parishioners of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston attend Mass May 23. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston reopened parishes for [...]

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Appointments & Announcements

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 [...]

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

Father James Conyers is appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in White Sulphur Springs, St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Ronceverte, St. Louis King of France Chapel in Lewisburg, and the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Williamsburg, effective March 20.   Father Walter [...]

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

Father Andrew Switzer is appointed pastor of St. Sebastian Parish in Kingwood and its Missions of St. Edward the Confessor in Terra Alta and St. Zita in Mastontown, effective immediately. In consultation with Very Rev. Quang Duc Dinh, S.V.D., provincial superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province, [...]

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

Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, J.C.D., is appointed pastor of Mater Dolorosa Parish in Paden City, Holy Rosary Mission in Sistersville, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in New Martinsville, and St. Joseph Mission in Proctor, with residence at the parish rectory in New Martinsville, effective Jan. 8. Very Rev. Leonard A. [...]

Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments

Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs, Assoc. V.F., is appointed Associate Vicar Forane of the Charleston Vicariate for a period of three years, effective Sept. 16, 2019. This is in addition to his current assignment at rector of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston. Father Brian [...]

Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments

Bishop Mark E. Brennan has made public the following appointments: Very Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., V.E., is appointed Episcopal Vicar for Clergy for a period of five years, effective immediately. This is in addition to his current assignment as pastor of St. Joseph the Worker and Sacred Heart of [...]

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Past News

Father Justin Golna Ordained to Priesthood

Colleen Rowan Photo - Newly ordained Father Justin Golna is pictured with Bishop Mark Brennan at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling June 27. See story in the July 3 issue of The [...]

June 29th, 2020|

Bishop Brennan and Faithful Pray for End of Racism

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Mark Brennan, right, joins Father Carlos Melocoton, Jr., pastor of St. Michael Parish in Wheeling, left, and parishioners at the church June 17 for the “Peace, Justice, and Love” Prayer [...]

June 24th, 2020|

Kingwood Parish Holds Black Lives Matter Gathering

The Catholic Spirit Photo Lora and Alan Walters perform during the Black Lives Matter gathering at their Parish of St. Sebastian in Kingwood June 11. By Colleen Rowan KINGWOOD—Members of St. Sebastian Parish [...]

June 24th, 2020|

Feast of Corpus Christi

John Sherwood Photo Members of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town participate in a Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi.

June 24th, 2020|
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