West Virginia’s oldest continuously-used Catholic church turns 170

By | September 3, 2019


Casey One Monroe County church is commemorating its anniversary, but this one is a huge accomplishment. Casey 59 News reporter David Horak was at the celebration tonight, as he joins us live in the newsroom with more. DAVID Casey, the congregation at this particular church is one that goes back generations, even beyond the Civil War. NAT – crickets chirping truck whiffing by WV 311 on the go. But what also keeps this sleepy town awake. NAT – church bell ringing …is the St. John Chapel. Father Harry Winter, Visiting from Massachusetts: “I come back and visit August 15th that I can.” Although he lives in Massachusetts, Father Harry Winter always makes the trip to this sanctuary for that special day, the anniversary of St. John’s.

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