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Someone in the Czech Republic has been sending out texts, emails and phone messages asking parishioners for gift cards, and posing as Fr. Leonard, as well as, Fr. Paul!  Please know that neither Fr. Leonard or Fr. Paul will ever ask for anything unless it is posted in the bulletin or during Mass!  Beware of scammers!

Thank you, and God bless.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in American women and mammograms provide the best early detection.

While men may also develop breast cancer, it is not very common. Most breast cancers are found in women 50 years or older, though it can also affect young women.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS may include: Any change in size or shape of the breast – Pain in any area of the breast – A new lump in the breast or underarm—Discharge from the nipple other than breast milk

RISK FACTORS you cannot change include: Getting older—A family history of Breast Cancer—Dense breast—Menstruation starting before 12 years old or menopause starting after 55 years old—Personal history of Breast Cancer or history of non-cancerous breast disease—Family history of Breast or Ovarian Cancer—Radiation treatments to the breast or chest before the age of 30—Women who were given, or whose mother took, the drug DES (diethylstilbesterol) between 1940-1971.

RISK FACTORS women can change: Women who are not physically active have a higher risk for breast cancer—Being overweight or obese after menopause have a higher risk for breast cancer than those at a normal weight—Studies show that a woman’s risk of breast increases increases the more alcohol she drinks

Talk to your doctor about: Ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer—Instructions for doing self-breast exams—Having a mammogram

For more information:  check the American Cancer Society website at:  www.cancer.org

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Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration will take place each Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM (between the Masses) every Wednesday.  Please contact Shirley Kim 304-573-7307  if you would like to commit to praying before Our Lord at a specific time each Wednesday.

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Christian Formation: Christian Formation has started.  Classes are on Sundays at 9:45am. Our facilities are sanitized, our teachers are excited, and we hope to see you there!  

RCIA: RCIA sessions HAVE BEGUN.  Please contact Deacon Harry Evans at (304) 549-4590 or hevans@dwc.org.

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Giving Tree Project

The Parish will again sponsor 100 local middle school students to help brighten their Christmas Season through our Giving Tree project.  Your past donations have been very much appreciated!   We have all been living through the most unusual and trying times, making the need even more prominent.   In keeping the health and safety of others in mind, this year we are again asking for only donations of money or gift cards.  The Giving Tree team (Solina Cox and Debbie (Joe) Voloski) will be working with the Raleigh County Board of Education in assisting these children and addressing their need for clothing, shoes, etc.   The goal is to spend at least $125 per child.

Donations can be made immediately, and we will take them through December 12th.   Checks can be made out to the Church and marked “Giving Tree Project.”  Envelopes will be available at the Church to use for your cash donations.  Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the Parish office, or placed in the collection basket at any Mass.  If you have questions, please contact Debbie Voloski @ 304-222-3340.

We want to again express our gratitude for the wonderful and generous donations to the 2020 Season.  More than 100 local middle school students benefitted from your donations and gifts.

We are immensely grateful to the Parishioners for the continued success of The Giving Tree and thank you in advance for your generosity.


Mass Times

Weekend Masses:

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

Weekday Masses:

  • Monday – Friday | 8:30 AM
  • Wednesdays | 6:30PM

Confession (Reconciliation Room in Church):

  • Saturday | 4:00PM
  • Wednesday | 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM
  • Or by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration:

  • Wednesdays | 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

*Please note the New Guidelines now in place.

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The mission of the Church is our mission.  Do you know anyone who may be interested in learning more about the Catholic Church with the possibility of becoming Catholic?  RCIA sessions begin September 21.  Please contact Deacon Harry Evans at (304) 549-4590 or hevans@dwc.org.

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Catholic Sharing Appeal: Make your gift securely online at dwc.org/csa.

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