Who We Are

St. Francis de Sales is a Roman Catholic parish in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. As a Catholic community of faith, we acknowledge that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.

St. Francis de Sales is a parish in which you can truly belong. Whether you are just beginning to explore the Catholic faith or have been Catholic all your life, whether you have attended Mass infrequently in the past or are actively involved in ministry, St. Francis de Sales is a parish where you are valued. As a parish community we care for each other, knowing that through our ministry we serve Christ among us. With the support of our parish family, we minister to those most in need in the Morgantown area and around the world through direct service, collections of food, clothing, gifts, and through monetary contributions as we continue to help build the kingdom of God on earth.

Where We Are

We are conveniently located just off Exit 1 of I-68. Turn right onto US 119 south, then take the first left onto Guthrie Lane, which is at the intersection with Hornbeck Road. Ample parking is available and our building is handicap accessible. Click here to see our location on Google Maps.

Sacraments

Penance & Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment. Additional opportunities are available during the season of Lent and Advent; please consult the bulletin for additional times.

Please contact the Parish Office for:
Anointing of the Sick: During time of illness or in preparation for surgery. Anyone anticipating surgery is encouraged to request this sacrament prior to entering the hospital.

Baptism: For infants and children under 7, parents must be registered and attending Mass at least 4 months prior to baptism. First time parents, please contact the parish office to schedule an initial meeting before the requested celebration can be scheduled. The meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the parents and to secure their understanding of the parental faith commitment placed on their shoulders in growing the Household of God, which is the Church. Our entire sacramental life is based on the foundation of Holy Baptism. Once parents have made the initial contact with the parish, they are free to request (future) baptism celebrations for the children that may follow their first child, but without repeating the formal initial meeting with the deacon or pastor.

The Sacrament of Baptism during the Mass is conducted by the priest celebrant. Baptisms after Mass may be celebrated by either the deacon or the priest. Customarily we rotate such celebrations, mindful of Deacon Pierce’s availability to assist with the weekly parish liturgical schedule.

OCIC (Order of Christian Initiation of Children) is for children between the ages of 7 and 14 who haven’t been baptized or received First Holy Communion. OCIC is designed to help complete the Sacramental journey by teaching about the Catholic faith, prepare for the sacraments, and foster a community of faith.

The OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for those age 15 and older who wish to come into full communion with the Church. It is designed for newcomers to the Catholic faith, including unbaptized adults and baptized Christians from other denominations.

The OCIA is a structured journey of learning, reflection, and spiritual growth. Participants are catechized in Catholic beliefs, traditions, scripture, and practices. OCIA culminates in a full reception of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Holy Communion). Typically, this happens during the Easter Vigil.

Holy Communion to the Sick/Homebound: For those unable to attend Sunday Mass because of age or illness.

Marriage: Marriage is a vocation, the most important lifework for those who embark upon it. Couples planning marriage should contact the parish office (parishoffice@sfdsmgtn.com) at least six months in advance, making arrangements to meet with the pastor. After meeting with the pastor, a date may be set. Marriage preparation will be scheduled with the pastor or deacon. Those seeking marriage should be active Catholics participating in the sacramental life of the parish. Parish membership and regular Mass attendance are required.

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Weekly Mass Schedule

Sunday 8:00am & 10:00am
Monday 8:30am
Tuesday 8:30am
Wednesday 7:00pm
Thursday 8:30am
Friday 7:30am
Saturday 5:15pm

Holy Day Masses as listed in the bulletin

Weekday Masses are in the Daily Mass Chapel (enter by the side door to the left of the front entrance) except for School Masses (typically Thursdays).

Penance & Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment.

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