Prayer and Spirituality Ministries

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Contact: Mary Ellen Dyar (304) 485-3055

This is a lively group that seeks to study the Bible for greater understanding and application to daily life. They study one book of the Bible at a time, using Catholic Scripture guides. Some members contribute to discussions with insights from various Biblical commentaries and with personal reflections, while others prefer to simply listen and learn. Sessions include shared prayer and faith sharing.

Meetings are every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 in the conference room of the Parish Activity Center. New members are always welcome!

Prayer Support Team

Contact: Charlotte Ross  304-428-8370, Kathy Pollock 304-295-9100, or  Marshall Griffin 304-485-4718

Christ encourages us to pray for one another. It is in this spirit that the Prayer Support Team was formed. The team is composed of those who pray daily for the general needs of the parish, as well as for urgent needs called in by parishioners. The coordinators relay these called-in petitions to team members, who pass them from one to another by phone, until all available team members receive the prayer request.

If you know of an urgent need for prayer, please don’t hesitate to call one of the team coordinators. You can also become part of the team – here’s a chance to provide important help for others without making a time commitment! You’ll pray in your own home, in your own way, on your own time. Just call a Prayer Team Coordinator and ask to be part of this ministry. Normally, team members are called between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., but emergency requests are relayed at once.

Centering Prayer Group

Contact: Sr. Molly Bauer (304) 424-6080

Centering Prayer is a way of cultivating a relationship with God. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him. The practice of Centering Prayer involves sitting comfortably in silence, ordinarily closing your eyes as a symbol of letting go of what is going on around you and silently introducing into your awareness a sacred symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.

Open to anyone who is interested, this group meets at:
1815 Park Avenue, Parkersburg
each Monday morning from 9 – 10 a.m.

To learn more about Centering Prayer, please visit the
Contemplative Outreach website:


Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 12:00pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00am

Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am, 11:00am

Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday 3pm-4pm





Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
  • Thursday Morning Bible Study Group

    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Contact Judy Mader for more information

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  • Gabriel Project

    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    St. Francis Xavier Parish Center Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA

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  • 50+ Dinner

    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    contact Mary Bango to reserve a seat

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