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Latest Diocesan News

Miracles That Never Came To Be

St. Matthew’s in Ravenswood Joins in Prayer for Babies Lost to Abortion on National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children By Colleen Rowan Courtesy Photo On the grounds of St. Matthew Church in Ravenswood, [...]

Nineteenth Anniversary of 9/11

Memories of 9/11 Linger for Fire Department Chaplain CNS Photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters A rose is placed by a victim’s name at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City Sept. 9, 2020, two days [...]

A Joyful Day in Vienna

Courtesy Photo Father John Gallagher, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Vienna, is pictured with little parishioners who made their first Holy Communion.

Vocations Office Announces New Seminarians

Courtesy Photo Bishop Mark Brennan is pictured with new seminarians at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. With the bishop, from left, are Father Brian Crenwelge, director of Vocations for the diocese; and [...]

Sister Jennifer Berridge Professes Vows

Joyce Bibey Photo Several of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph pause for a snapshot with their new Sister. From left to right are Sister Marguerite O’Brien, Sister Kathleen Durkin, Sister Chris [...]

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 [...]

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Appointments & Announcements

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Past News

A Joyful Day in Vienna

Courtesy Photo Father John Gallagher, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Vienna, is pictured with little parishioners who made their first Holy Communion.

September 11th, 2020|

Vocations Office Announces New Seminarians

Courtesy Photo Bishop Mark Brennan is pictured with new seminarians at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. With the bishop, from left, are Father Brian Crenwelge, director of Vocations for the diocese; and [...]

August 24th, 2020|

Sister Jennifer Berridge Professes Vows

Joyce Bibey Photo Several of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph pause for a snapshot with their new Sister. From left to right are Sister Marguerite O’Brien, Sister Kathleen Durkin, Sister Chris [...]

August 24th, 2020|

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. [...]

July 31st, 2020|
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