Take me home…

The Mountaineer State rounded out a busy June for me, with a visit to Tri-Parish West Virginia, a trio of churches that sit astride the Kanawha River just west of Charleston.

As you’ll see, these are small parishes, not overflowing with jaw-dropping artwork or home to hundreds of parishioners. That’s what evident to the naked eye. But whatever the parishes lack in numbers or beauty, they more than made up for in warmth and spirit. Theirs was a welcoming Catholic community, and it was a privilege to spend my Sunday morning there.

We’re off next week, and for most of July it seems, though I’ll probably play a little catch-up with some photos and observations until my July 11th trip to Arkansas.

Thanks for joining me.

https://www.facebook.com/triparishwestvirginia

St. Patrick in Bankcroft.
Communion at Holy Trinity
The exterior of Christ the King in Dunbar
There’s a great story behind this photo. It seems this statute of Jesus, which has stood outside the rectory of Holy Trinity for years, is the exact location of a Pokemon Go stop. When Father Chapin Engler noticed strangers standing at the statue with their phones out, he added the message at the bottom to invite these folks to explore a little deeper.

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