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Latest Diocesan News

Szabo to be Ordained Deacon

Seminarian Phillip Szabo By Colleen Rowan CHARLES TOWN—Seminarian Phillip Szabo will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Mark Brennan at 11 a.m. May 30 at St. James the Greater Parish in Charles [...]

A Hug for Our Lady

Courtesy Photo Little Adyson Toler gives the statue of the Blessed Mother a big hug at St. Matthew Church in Ravenswood on May 2. That day, she gave Our Lady and her parish the [...]

Bishop Blesses Employees at Riesbeck’s

The Catholic Spirit Photo Bishop Mark Brennan blesses employees of Riesbeck’s Food Markets in Wheeling May 1. The day before, he blessed healthcare workers at Wheeling Hospital. By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—On May 1, [...]

Youth Group Brings Sunny Messages to Homebound

Courtesy Photo Beth and Alex Ferrell, members of the youth group at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg, display signs of hope and encouragement to their fellow parishioners at the assisted living facility Harmony at [...]

Diocese Making Plans to Resume Public Masses

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 As government officials begin the process of re-opening the economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Most Rev. Mark Brennan, Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said plans are underway [...]

Giving Day Set up to Help Catholic Schools

Will Make up for Cancelled Fundraising Events By Joyce Bibey WEST VIRGINIA—Many Catholic schools across West Virginia had to cancel fundraising events this spring. So to fill the void school administrators and volunteers got together [...]

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Appointments & Announcements

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 [...]

Bishop Brennan has made public the following appointment

WHEELING, W.Va.—Bishop Mark E. Brennan has announced the appointment of Monsignor Eugene S. Ostrowski as vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, effective September 3, 2019. After the bishop, the vicar general is the highest-ranking official in the diocese, having authority to exercise a degree [...]

Archbishop William E. Lori has made public the following appointments:

Msgr. Joseph Peterson is appointed as rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, effective immediately. Residence at the cathedral rectory is effective June 19. Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, J.C.D., is assigned as priest in residence at Mater Dolorosa Parish in Paden City, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in [...]

Archbishop William E. Lori has made public the following appointment:

Archbishop William E. Lori, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, has appointed Alex Nagem as Interim CFO, effective June 20, 2019.  Alex will oversee day to day operations of the Finance office until a search for a permanent CFO begins under the administration of a new bishop.

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Past News

Bishop Blesses Employees at Riesbeck’s

The Catholic Spirit Photo Bishop Mark Brennan blesses employees of Riesbeck’s Food Markets in Wheeling May 1. The day before, he blessed healthcare workers at Wheeling Hospital. By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—On May 1, [...]

May 16th, 2020|

Youth Group Brings Sunny Messages to Homebound

Courtesy Photo Beth and Alex Ferrell, members of the youth group at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg, display signs of hope and encouragement to their fellow parishioners at the assisted living facility Harmony at [...]

May 16th, 2020|

Diocese Making Plans to Resume Public Masses

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 As government officials begin the process of re-opening the economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Most Rev. Mark Brennan, Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said plans are underway [...]

May 6th, 2020|
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Appointments / Announcements

Bishop Brennan has made public the following appointment

WHEELING, W.Va.—Bishop Mark E. Brennan has announced the appointment of Monsignor Eugene S. Ostrowski as vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, effective September 3, 2019. After the bishop, the [...]

August 31st, 2019|
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