Bishop’s Cross

Bishop's Cross

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has announced
the Recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Cross!

Stephanie Diedericks
St. Joseph School, Martinsburg

Anne Garvin
Parkersburg Catholic Schools

Renee Schneid
Our Lady of Peace School, Wheeling

In recognition of their dedicated service and commitment to Catholic schools, these recipients will be honored at the annual Catholic Schools Dinner to be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

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A 10:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church in Morgantown followed by a reception and luncheon at the Morgantown Event Center.

The program will include the presentation of the Bishop’s Cross and the Aquinas Medal to one student from each Catholic school in West Virginia and Wheeling Jesuit University in recognition of their faithful discipleship, academic excellence, leadership and service. Additionally, one young lady and one young man from each Catholic high school in West Virginia and Wheeling Jesuit University will be recognized with the St. Sebastian Medal for their sportsmanship, teamwork, faithfulness, Mass participation, religious formation, respect, service and academics. An elementary and a secondary teacher will receive the Golden Apple and the Silver Apple will be presented to one teacher from each of the other schools for innovative teaching this year. It will be a day to celebrate our pride in West Virginia Catholic Schools.

Sponsorships from individuals or businesses for the Bishop’s Dinner are also being accepted. We thank our major sponsors, Highmark West Virginia and the West Virginia Knights of Columbus.  Highmark West Virginia is the lead sponsor of the Bishop’s Cross award; the WV Knights of Columbus have been sponsors of the Dinner since its inception in 1995 and proudly present the Aquinas Medal awards. We are grateful to both of these generous sponsors and to the many individuals and businesses who support our Catholic schools through this event each year.

The event is open to the public.

  • For more information, reservations or sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Clark at:
    Local Phone: 304-233-0880 ~~~ Toll Free Phone: 888-434-6237, ext. 315
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For more information, contact Donna Clark at:
Phone:  304-233-0880
Toll Free:  888-434-6237, ext. 315