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“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” – St. John Vianney


Our Baptism classes are offered to first time parents and godparents.  To schedule a baptism preparation class for your family or to get more information please contact the parish office at 304-342-8175 or

First Holy Communion

 Preparation usually begins in the first grade.  Typically, First Communion is celebrated in May of the child’s 2nd grade year with First Reconciliation being in the winter of their 2nd grade year. For more information, please contact the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or


Classes are held every year and are open to those young adults who have reached the age of discretion. Next Class begins Fall of 2014! Through our Confirmation classes you will learn that loving Christ is a call to belief and action. You will learn what it means to be an active and involved member of your parish family and you will be offered opportunities to get involved in your Cathedral parish all while learning more about the Catholic faith you profess. For more information, please contact the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our RCIA program offers formation to all adults who are seeking full initiation or full communion in the Catholic Church. Classes begin in September and conclude in the spring and meet every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Sacred Heart Center. Our RICA formation program is open to the whole parish and we encourage our parishioners to participate in the weekly classes so they might share their experiences of the Christian life. We also encourage Catholics who need a refresher in the foundations of the faith, to join us for RCIA classes as well. For more information, please contact the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or


Marriage is the Sacrament that best reflects the permanent and lasting covenant of love Christ has established with his Church. We pride ourselves on the extensive marriage preparation program here at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. To learn more about weddings click on the WEDDING PACKET LINK or email us.  For more information and help preparing for marriage, please visit

Religious Education (RE)

Religious Education (RE) classes meet weekly on Sunday mornings at 10:15 AM in the Sacred Heart Grade School.  Children from Preschool through 12th grade learn not only about their Catholic Faith but gain vast knowledge about the Bible, Discipleship and God’s love for all.  Religious Education is open to all children of our parish, grades P3- High School. For more information, please contact the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation programs are scheduled throughout the calendar year. The fall programs usually begin the first Sunday after Labor Day and conclude on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The spring programs begin on the first Sunday after New Year’s and conclude the Sunday before Palm Sunday. The Adult Faith Formation programs meet in the Family Life Center on Quarrier Street in Room 159. There are two sessions. One session meets on Sunday morning from 10:20-11:20 a.m., and the other session will meet on Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Typical topics have included improving one’s prayer life, aspects of the Mass, lives of the saints, and current Catholic issues. Currently the group is doing an intense, 8 week study on the Our Father. Information about these classes will be available in the Sunday Bulletin or the parish website. For more information, please contact the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or

Catholic Book Discussion Group

The Catholic Book Discussion Group was formed in spring 2014 to allow members of the parish and their guests to come together to discuss topics relevant to Adult Faith Formation.  One book is selected for the fall meeting, and another book is selected for the spring meeting.  Participants read the book before coming to the meeting to discuss the selected book.  During the meeting, participants share their thoughts about the book.  The only cost the participant incurs is the cost of the book which is often available through public libraries. 

For more information for any of these programs please call the parish office: (304)-342-8175 or email us: