Tri-Parish & Other Regional

         News and Events

​​Catholicism for Beginners

Catholicism for Beginners led by Fr. Chapin will begin in September and run for 10 weeks. Please watch the bulletin for more details so that you can mark your calendar to attend.

Social Concerns Committee Chairperson and Fall Project

If anyone is willing to Chair the Social Concerns Committee, please let Theresa of Lisa know. The Fall project will be collecting items to distribute to the Putnam County grade school teachers - these items include hand sanitizer, hand wipes, paper towels, tissues, pencils and dry erase markers. These items will be collected during the month of September. Thank you for your donations.

Saint Patrick News

Food Pantry 
To support the Dunbar Ministerial Association's Food Pantry, please bring  cereal on Sunday, August 19. Thank you for caring for those in need.

Fall Festival

Women's Guild will be collecting GOOD rummage for our Fall Festival beginning in August. Please make sure all electrical items are in good working order, please check all clothing to make sure it is not torn or spotted, and if you bring kids toys or games, please make sure they are as clean as possible and all parts/pieces are attached. 

Christ the King News

​​Pray for Father Pat McDonough

Please keep Father Pat McDonough from St. Francis of Assissi in your prayers. He is currently at Ruby Memorial Hospital recovering from a triple bypass, an aortic valve replacement and received a pacemaker. Cards can be sent to the rectory at 1023 6th Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.

Mass Intention
If you would like to have a Mass said for a special intention--someone deceased or living or for a special situation-- there are envelopes on the counter in the Gathering Area. Fill one out and place it in the collection basket. If you want Angie to contact you with the date, indicate that on the envelope and include your phone number. Or you can contact her (phone: 304-755-0791 or email: Some Sundays are still available and most Tuesdays (6:30 p.m.) and Fridays (noon) are open.

Mass Intention

Please consider having a Mass Intention for someone you are praying for in need, a loved one who is no longer with us, or someone who is special or celebrating a special occasion. We are in need of Mass Intentions for November and December. Please fill out and place your intention in the envelopes provided on the table at the side entrance to the church.

 On behalf of The Rt. Reverend Matthew Lynn Riegel, S.T.M., The Rt. Reverend W. Michie Klusmeyer, Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield and Bishop Sandra Steiner-Ball you are cordially invited to:

The 5th Annual LARCUM Conference
(Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist)
September 10-12, 2018

Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and the conference will end after lunch on Wednesday.  The only cost for participants for the entire conference is $105.00 per person for double room occupancy (roommate must be listed), $125.00 for single room occupancy or $25.00 fee for commuter registration.

This year’s conference will focus on the vows of baptism, vows of confirmation, and the vows of ordination within each respective judicatory tradition.  The title for this year’s conference is:

“Vows that Matter: Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination”

 As in years past, each judicatory has provided a speaker for this conference.  This year, each speaker will present three sessions. There will also be a question/answer session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the entire panel. In addition to the dynamic speakers there will be opportunities to pray, socialize, and collaborate with colleagues and individuals from other denominations.

 The LARCUM conference will be held at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center (100 Hodges Road, Charleston, WV). We look forward to joining you at this 5th Annual LARCUMConference.

For more information or to register please visit the LARCUM web page:  You may also print a mail-in registration form and schedule from the web page to share and pass along to others.  

​​​​​​Mass Intention

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.

Prayer List for the Sick & Homebound
As you know, we keep a list on the church bulletin of people who are sick and homebound. Please remember these people in your prayers and let us know if you have a special prayer request. Also, please let us know when we need to remove someone from the list.

Hearing Assistance Available
If you would like some hearing assistance during Mass, contact the church office.

Thank You

Thank you to all those who donated food items to make our annual swim party a success. We finally beat the rain and everyone had a great time!

Are you in the know?
From time to time, we put out emails about upcoming church activities. Please make sure your email is up-to-date by sending it to or Also, we will soon have our church app ready for you iPhones and android phones which will carry up to date information. If you do not email or phone apps, please notify the church office, and we will call you with the information.

​​Tri-Parish Picnic - September 16, 2018

The Tri-Parish Picnic is on Sunday, September 16, 2018 - sign up sheets are at each church. Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity (This is the only Mass on that Sunday. There will be an Anticipatory Mass on Saturday at Holy Trinity at 5:00 p.m.) Mass will be in the church, lunch in the hall and games on the lawn. This is great fun and a time for bonding between all three parishes. We look forward to a great turn out. Try to arrive by 10:45 a.m. to bring your covered dish to the hall. For the picnic meal, parishes will provide meat, beverages and paper goods. At the end, we will all help clean up. EVERYONE MUST BRING THEIR OWN SEATING if going outside for games. It is fun to play or watch. 

​​Employment Opportunity: Holy Trinity Child Development Center

Holy Trinity Child Development Center is looking for a part-time person who loves the Lord and loves children. Someone who responds with joy and kindness to all our children offer (diapers and back talk as well as sticky hugs and 1000 daily "watch me's" as they so some amazing stunts). If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please call the office at 304-755-0791 ext. 1110.

Women's League Meeting
On Sunday, August 26 the Women's League will meet immediately after Mass for  about an hour. Coffee/donuts will be available. Plan to come and share ideas for helping our parish.

Watering Flowers
Mary White is scheduled to water the church flowers week of August 19-25.

Holy Trinity News

History of Christ the King Parish
On Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a meeting to discuss the history of Christ the King Parish. All are invited to attend especially those of you who have been members here for many years. Don't think you have nothing to offer; sometimes one person's memory will "jog" another's. We will also be collecting memorabilia. If you have something to share - pictures, programs, etc. - please bring them. Be sure your name and phone number are on them so they can be returned to you.

​​​Tri - Parish West Virginia
Christ the King  +  Holy Trinity   +  Saint Patrick

Poca Heritage Day

Poca Heritage Day is quickly approaching - the date is Saturday, September 29th - mark your calendars! The Women's Guild will be making funnel cakes, fried oreos, selling Tudors sausage biscuits and gravy, and maybe some other food items. We also have our raffle items (bedding set, copper pan set, and a Cabelas gift card.