CCWVa Will Recognize Those in Service to Others at Communities of Salt & Light Dinner

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Central Region will Recognize People in Service to Others at the 13th Annual Communities of Salt and Light Awards Dinner

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) Central Region’s 13th annual Communities of Salt and Light dinner will be held April 17 at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall in Fairmont. The 2015 honorees are Sister Mary Priscilla Weidenschlager of Preston County, Jim and Shirley Bobela of Taylor County and the Morgantown Magnificat Service Team.

“These individuals are part of communities of faith, action and of hope,” said Central Regional Director Kandi Shafer. “They have embraced their formation and have been active to renew the Earth.”

Salt and Light honorees exemplify the teachings of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document, “Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish.” Honorees are selected by the CCWVa Central Regional Advisory Council from nominations submitted by Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Clarksburg Vicariate. CCWVa’s Central Region shares the same boundaries as the Clarksburg Vicariate.

In addition to the honorees, all nominees will be recognized for their dedication to their parishes and communities at the dinner. Nominees are Edith Jo Foley of Taylor County; Janey Jones of Barbour County; Mary Ellen Koenn and Louis Palmieri, both of Monongalia County; Anthony “Skip” Delligatti, Sister Stella Cronauer and Alice Priester, all of Marion County; Mary Rawlinitis, Clarence Lafferty, Jason Cooke, Mark Bonamico, Jack Baldini, Tim Schuessler and Enrico Insani, all of Harrison County.

Tickets to the awards dinner are $30 per person. Sponsorships are available at varying levels. Proceeds from the dinner support the programs and services of CCWVa’s Central Region which serves the West Virginia counties of Barbour, Preston, Taylor, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison and Doddridge.

For more information or to order tickets, visit CCWVa’s website at

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