Our Parish

About Us

Our parish, while relatively new, is really the oldest Catholic parish in Monongalia County. We were canonically established in 1901 and have undergone several changes, not only of location, but also in name.

From 1901 until 1939, we were known as St. Francis de Sales Parish. From 1939 until 1998, we were known as St. Theresa Parish. Then in 1998, having merged with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Westover, we became the Parish of St. Theresa/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. With the construction of our new parish complex and its dedication in 2003, we once again became the Parish of St. Francis de Sales.

Please feel free to come and visit us on Guthrie Lane. We would be very happy to see you. God bless you and yours and keep you all close to Himself.

Ministers & Staff



Rev. Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, STD, VE
Email: acincinnati@dwc.org

Permanent Deacon:

Rev. Mr. John Yaquinta

Email: jyaquinta@dwc.org

Pastoral Associate:

Sr. Nancy White, CSJ
Email: srnw@comcast.net


Office Manager:

Sharon Shatzer

Email: stfrancissecretary@gmail.com

Finance Manager:

Janet Lawrence, CPA

Pastoral Musician:

Donna Kinsey
Email: dlkmusic@comcast.net

Director of Religious Education:

Rachel Findling

Email: sakscarey1@yahoo.com

Parish Pastoral Council

Todd Dlugos, Kevin Hinderliter, Christine Lawrence, Blake Mertz, Karen Modzik, Patrick Padula, Debbie West. Chair: Jeff Kukura.

Ex-officio: Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, Deacon John Yaquinta, Sister Nancy White.

Parish Finance Council

Michelle Bechtel, Michael Biafore, Mark Garofoli, Renee LeDonne, John Pigza, Seth Wilson. Chair: Dorothy Pesyna.

Ex-officio: Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, Janet Lawrence.


Liturgical ministers are essential to celebrations of our liturgies. New ministers are always needed and welcomed! Training sessions for new ministers are conducted throughout the year. Please contact the parish office for more information.

The current Liturgical Ministry Schedule is available here for your convenience.

Download the full MINISTRY SCHEDULE >


Penance & Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:15−4:45 pm or by appointment.


Anointing of the Sick: In time of illness or In preparation for surgery for yourself or a family member.

Holy Communion to the Sick or Homebound: For those who are unable to participate in Sunday Eucharist because of age or illness.

Baptism of Infants and Children under 7: Parents must be registered and attending Mass for at least four months. The RCIA/RCIC is for adults and children older than 7.

Marriage: An initial meeting with the pastor is required at least six months prior; no date may be set over the phone. Engaged couples who plan to marry at St. Francis de Sales must complete the Fully Engaged marriage formation program. Contact Deacon John Yaquinta for more information.