Education and Evangelization Ministries
The David G. Mader Parish Library
and Media Resource Center
Contact: The Parish Library is available to all registered parishioners.
Our collection focuses primarily on Catholic teachings, Scripture, prayer, Christian-living, saints, and Christian-themed fiction and non-fiction. All parish members are encouraged to borrow books, videos, DVDs, cassette tapes and other resources on a variety of theological and spiritual topics.
Located adjacent to the Conference Room in the Parish Activity Center, the self-service Library contains over 10,000 items including 3,000 faith formation materials from the former Clarksburg and Parkersburg Vicariate Pastoral Liaison offices. Books, Video/DVDs and Audio/CDs have been organized into 16 Vicariate and 27 Parish categories.
The library is open on a self-service basis anytime the Parish Activity Center is open. There are copies of the informational guide available to help you search for a book. Books are arranged in broad categories (for example: Inspirational, Theology, and Catechesis) and it is a great place to just browse.
Contact: Parish Office (304) 428-1262
Virtus training sessions, which take only one evening, teach adults how to protect children from sexual abuse. Training builds awareness of the signs of child sexual abuse, methods by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps to prevent it. Awareness and education can be major steps in identifying potential abuse and can help in minimizing its long-term effects. Our diocese requires that all who work in ministries dealing with children, complete this training, which is offered frequently at our parish or online at www.virtusonline.org.
Parkersburg Catholic High School
Contact: Karen Robinson (304) 485-6341
P.C.H.S. is a college-preparatory high school that blends academic standards, strong moral values, and genuine concern for every individual. The school’s objective is to help students become active, competent, contributing members of the future. The academic program consistently enables students to reach their fullest intellectual potential, and the no-cut athletic programs frequently generate championship-caliber teams in 11 Varsity sports. Students’ religious and service work teaches personal responsibility and a compassion for others that last a lifetime. See www.pchs1.com for more information.
Parkersburg Catholic Elementry Schools
Contact: Kevin Simonton (304) 422-6694
P.C.E.S. enrolls students from grades pre-school through six. The school has an active Parent/Teacher Organization, which welcomes volunteer involvement in the school (e.g., lunch aides, teacher aides, library aides). Grades one through six are located in the main building at the corner of 9th and Juliana Streets, while the pre-school and kindergarten classes are held in a building on Fairview Avenue near P.C.H.S (http://www.pceswv.org/)
Monday - Friday 12:00pm
Sunday 8:30am, 11:00am