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If you know of any parishioners who are sick or homebound and should be on our list for visitation by Father Leonard, our deacons, or our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, please contact the parish office.  Also, it is important for those who are sick, especially the elderly, to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in a timely way.  Please be sure to contact Father Leonard.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses:

  • Saturday Vigil | 5:00 PM
  • Sundays | 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Weekday Masses:

  • Monday – Friday | 8:30 AM
  • Wednesdays | 6:30 PM (No AM Mass)

Confession (Reconciliation Room in Church):

  • Wednesday | 5:30 PM
  • Friday | 9:00 AM
  • Saturday | 4:00 PM
  • Or by Appointment

Eucharistic Adoration:

  • Wednesdays | 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM

Mass Online:

  • Click here to view

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Lenten Penance Services

The following services are scheduled for our Vicariate:

  • Sunday, March 19 3:00 p.m. St. Francis de Sales | Beckley
  • Sunday, March 26  3:00 p.m. SS. Peter & Paul | Oak Hill
  • Tuesday, March 28  6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart | Princeton
  • Wednesday, March 29  6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart | Bluefield
  • Sunday, April 2  3:00 p.m. St. John | Summersville

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During Lent…

1) Fasting is to be observed on Good Friday by everyone 18 years and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, enough to maintain strength, may be taken, according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but consuming liquids, including milk and juices, is allowed.

2) Abstinence is observed by everyone 14 years of age or older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or the ability to work is affected, the law does not apply. All the Fridays during Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence. If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, other suitable forms of self-denial are encouraged.


Sapphire Celebration Gala
St. Francis de Sales School is celebrating its 65th year educating students.  We are planning a “Sapphire Celebration” Gala, scheduled for March 25th at The Resort at Glade Springs.  We need the help of parishioners in preparation for this event.  We are looking for the following:
  • Auction Items. Such as gift certificates, vacation stays, experiences (fishing trips, cooking lessons, private golf lessons), theater/concert tickets, services (legal, cleaning, photography or beauty), themed baskets
  • School Memorabilia.  If you have any pictures of classmates, teachers or activities, we would like to borrow them for the Gala.  We can even make copies of any pictures you may have.  We would also like to sit up a table at the Gala to share old uniforms, trophies, school books or yearbooks.  All items will be labeled and returned to you after the event.
  • Alumni Information. We are currently collecting alumni contact information.  If you or someone you know, graduated from the school, please call the school (304-252-4087) & help us update our records.
If you have any questions, or are able to help with our requests, contact Debra Lanna at the school.

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Fish Frydays

We will be serving fish dinners on Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proceeds this year are dedicated to Food for Families due to the rising price of groceries. Please come join in a good meal with friends!

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WV Knights of Columbus Scholarships

The Knights of Columbus State Council Scholarship application and instructions and the Knights of Columbus Wheeling University scholarship application and instructions are available at the St. Francis Parish Office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Applications should be submitted before April 20, 2023.

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FORMED is a valuable resource is offered by our parish at no cost to you and can be accessed in English or Spanish.

  • Go to: formed.org/signup
  • Select our parish (using the zip code is easiest)
  • Register with your name and email address
  • Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

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Pope Francis’ March Prayer Intention            

For victims of abuse. We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.

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The Diocese of Wheeling Charleston is opening a new path to the permanent Diaconate. (Click here for more information.) It is an opportunity to step out of yourself and become the intentional disciple that will change your life by bringing Christ to the world in a way that can only be accomplished by living a life of service to the people of God. If you have questions, contact Deacon Harry Evans at: 304-549-4590
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