Special Announcement: The date of our annual Tri-Parish Mass & Picnic has changed from Sunday, August 25 to Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). Bishop Mark E. Brennan will celebrate Mass at Holy Trinity at 11:00 a.m., followed by our picnic in Trinity Hall with games on the lawn.
Please check your parish for sign-up sheets for Mass Ministers and covered dishes. For the picnic meal, parishes will provide meat, beverages and paper goods. Parishioners will bring covered dishes to share. Try to arrive by 10:45 a.m. to bring your covered dish to the hall. At the end of the picnic, everyone will pitch in to clean up.
EVERYONE MUST BRING THEIR OWN SEATING if going outside for games. It’s fun to play or watch.
Please remember to SIGN UP so that we have enough food for everyone!!
It is good to be home again. As you may know, Val and I have been on an extended vacation, but we are now back. Since I have been permitted to continue my ministry here, I will be resuming my regular Mass schedule. I look forward to seeing all of you. Pray for me as I pray for you.
The installation Mass of Bishop Mark E. Brennan as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will take place on August 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. Although open to the public, each parish in the diocese received two tickets for the installation, which does not include the pastor. Because of the size of the Cathedral—which seats 500—seating is limited. Even ticket holders are not assured a seat at the cathedral. Arrangements have been made for additional seating at WesBanco Arena, located at 2-14th Street, Wheeling, where the Installation Mass will be televised on a large screen, with a cantor present. The Eucharist will be distributed at WesBanco Arena.
Those who are unable to attend the Episcopal Installation Mass will be able to view the Mass live via the internet
The Mass will be live streamed on the diocese’s website at dwc.org at 2:00 p.m. from the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. Through the sponsorship of the Welty Home and Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, the Mass will also be televised live on WTRFDT2/MYOV in the Wheeling area. In addition, the Mass will broadcast live on the radio on WKKX 1600 AM and 98.1 FM. EWTN will air the installation Mass nationally at 3:00 p.m. that day. Catholic Television Network will also air the Mass at a time yet to be determined.
Looking for a way to deepen your faith? The Department of Formation & Mission for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is offering a Faith Formation seminar, “Images of Jesus”, which will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., beginning on Thursday, September 12th, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston. The seminar is an in-person adaptation of the online seminars that the diocese offers through its partnership with the University of Dayton. Through this course the participant will have the opportunity to examine, from a variety of theological perspectives, what we know and believe about the central figure of the Christian faith and arguably the most influential person who ever walked the earth. After looking at many different resources, the student will be able to form a personal answer to “Who do you say that I am?” Successful completion of this seminar earns you 2.5 CEU’s with UD’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) and counts towards diocesan catechist certification requirements. The fee is $25.
Scholarships are available if the cost presents an obstacle.
The seminar will be facilitated by Gerri Wright, who holds a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Duquesne University and is a certified Spiritual Director.
For more information or to sign up for the course, contact Jeanne McKeets in the Department of Formation & Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-233-0880, ext. 374. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot. Registration will close on September 1st.
This retreat is designed for grieving parents whose precious children of any age (from conception to old age) have died by any cause (miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, illness, accident, suicide, murder, overdose, etc.), no matter how long ago. The retreat agenda includes prayer services, spiritual reflections, breakout sessions, Emmaus Walk, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and time for reflection. Find compassion, rest, and peace…at least for a time.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Mary Church, 3334B University Avenue, Morgantown WV 26505
Suggested donation: $25/individual; $40/couple. Donation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials. Scholarships are available.
For more information call Diane or Charley, parents of Paul, at 800-919-9332 or 617-542-8057, or register at https://www.emfgp.org/10-19-19-morgantown/.
As of August 6, 2019, Christ the King has raised $4,370, which is 69% of our parish goal of $6,370. Holy Trinity has raised $7,851, which is 98% of our parish goal of $8,010. St. Patrick has raised $3,920, which is 109% our our parish goal of $3,600. If you haven’t had the opportunity to date yet, please remember that 100% of all donations above 50% of our parish goals will come back to the parish!
Thank you for your past generosity in support of the annual appeal and ourparishes and for what we can accomplish this year. To save postage, you may drop your CSA envelope in the collection basket, and we will forward it to the Diocese. Make your check payable to the Catholic Sharing Appeal.
If you would like to request a Mass Intention, you can fill out a Mass Intention envelope at the church or you can create an envelope with the following information: who the Mass Intention is for and whether the person is living or deceased, the date you are requesting, your name and a telephone number where you can be reached during the day, and the amount you are offering. You may drop your Mass Intention envelope in the collection basket or sent it to the office. If the date you request is unavailable, your intention will be scheduled for the next open date available unless you request otherwise.
In accordance with the guidelines from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Mass stipends are deposited in a separate checking account. If you are writing a check, please make it payable to your respective church. The current suggested level of giving is $20 for a weekend Mass or $10 for a daily Mass. Any offering, however, is most welcome, and if you do not have funds to offer, you are encouraged to still request your Mass Intention.
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CTK – Christ the King | HT – Holy Trinity | SP – Saint Patrick | TP – Tri-Parish