Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass:
“While no member of the Faithful is bound to attend Mass where impossibility arises, West Virginia borders a number of dioceses in which Masses are still being publicly celebrated, and many of our Faithful are easily able to attend those Masses. Owing to the grave nature of the current public health crisis, and not wishing that any of our flock be compelled to place themselves unnecessarily at risk, I hereby dispense all those who reside within the territory of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston from their obligation to attend Mass. The intention of this dispensation, along with the suspension of public liturgies in the Diocese, is to encourage the Faithful to practice ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-quarantine’ to the extent that their state of life permits, by which we hope to contribute to the containment and end of the current pandemic.”
—Most Rev. Mark Brennan
Congratulations Kaylee Jones and Hannah Keiling on reciving the WV Golden Horseshoe. We are so very proud of both of these students.
Elementary – Adu Ilangovan – First Place
Tula Dababnah – Runner-up
Middle School – Bilal Demede – First Place
Kareeen Patel – Runner-up
Anyi Demede- 4th grade, Adu Ilangovan- 5th grade, Maya Ilangovan- 6th grade, Ram Asaithambi- 7th grade, Kaylee Jones- 8th grade
We proudly congratulate: Adu Ilangovan for placing 5th in Raleigh County and Kaylee Jones for placing 6th in Raleigh County!
Hannah Keiling and Presley Jarrell
Our school STEM Fair (Science Fair) was held on Thursday, January 9th. We will send 14 First Place projects to the Raleigh County STEM Fair on January 25th.
Class I- Elementary
Tula Dababnah and Kaya Browning
Class II- Middle School
Gracie Littreal and Cecilia Lindley
Presley Jarrell and Kaylee Jones
Bilal Demede and Luqman Demede
These are the St. Francis De Sales Social Studies Fair Projects that went to the Raleigh County Fair at Woodrow Wilson High School. We congratulate all of our students for doing an outstanding job!
1st Place Winners:
Andrew Baker and Max Elefterion.
Ella Flanagan and Claire Flanagan
Lauren Basham & Megan Richardson