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Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2022, 01:17:39 PM »
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  • . . . They actually relocated the SSPX chapel (St. Peregrine) from a West suburb of Cleveland to a Southeast suburb that's actually closer to Akron than Cleveland . . .
    If my understanding is correct, St. Peregrine is being upgraded to a priory. This would at least improve the Society's ability to serve Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

    At present, for instance, the Pittsburgh chapel is served by priests from the Syracuse priory, more than 5 hours away by car. The new priory in Richfield, Ohio, would be only about 2 hours away.

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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #16 on: July 18, 2022, 05:34:33 PM »
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  • Father is going to Wheeling still, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't venture farther out.

    Probably true, the Charleston/Cross Lanes TLM ended several years ago.  IIRC there were fewer than twenty people in attendance, possibly as few as a dozen.  Bishop Taylor's chapel in Beckley (one hour south of Charleston) is also gone, with his death.  My son and I went in search of it when we stayed overnight in Beckley in the spring of 2019, and it had been shuttered.

    West Virginia is not a good place to be a traditional Catholic.  Hate to say it, but it's true.


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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #17 on: July 18, 2022, 05:52:46 PM »
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  • Probably true, the Charleston/Cross Lanes TLM ended several years ago.  IIRC there were fewer than twenty people in attendance, possibly as few as a dozen.  Bishop Taylor's chapel in Beckley (one hour south of Charleston) is also gone, with his death.  My son and I went in search of it when we stayed overnight in Beckley in the spring of 2019, and it had been shuttered.

    West Virginia is not a good place to be a traditional Catholic.  Hate to say it, but it's true.

    I think your best shot might be Pittsburgh (1 hour drive from Wheeling).  Perhaps in the NW part of the state, Columbus, might be doable, and in the NE part, Washington, DC.  But it looks like from the southern half of the state, you don't have a lot of options short of a 3-hour drive.

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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #18 on: July 18, 2022, 06:12:39 PM »
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  • There is some Eastern Rite presence (which surprised me) if for some reason a Catholic needs the Sacraments:

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian in Wheeling ...
    https://tinyurl.com/bdfybr7f

    St. Mary's Byzantine in Morgantown ...
    https://tinyurl.com/mtdat5b4

    and another St. Mary's Byzantine in Weirton ...
    https://tinyurl.com/2vatbadv

    as well as Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite in Wheeling ... (I don't recommend Maronite since they've Novus Ordized their Liturgy in its externals, but IMO still valid, and their Holy Orders are valid ... in case you have an emergency).
    https://tinyurl.com/2p8bd7tm
    this one has a website -- https://www.ololwv.com

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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #19 on: July 19, 2022, 02:45:17 PM »
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  • I think your best shot might be Pittsburgh (1 hour drive from Wheeling).  Perhaps in the NW part of the state, Columbus, might be doable, and in the NE part, Washington, DC.  But it looks like from the southern half of the state, you don't have a lot of options short of a 3-hour drive.
    That is true.  Southern West Virginia is hilly and sparsely populated; the roads are winding and tricky in bad weather.  (As an earlier poster noted, Pittsburgh can be tricky in winter too.)

    The new Society chapel in Linden, Virginia, is about an hour from Charles Town and Martinsburg in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.


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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #20 on: August 23, 2022, 02:49:31 PM »
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  • Concerning a comment on Mass in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mass is offered there on every Sunday in the afternoon by Fr Tien Le, who was ordained by Bishop Davilla and works with the CMRI. 
    Occasional Monday morning Masses when he stays over. 

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    Re: Father Leo Carley in West Virginia?
    « Reply #21 on: August 24, 2022, 12:06:03 AM »
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  • Concerning a comment on Mass in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mass is offered there on every Sunday in the afternoon by Fr Tien Le, who was ordained by Bishop Davilla and works with the CMRI.
    Occasional Monday morning Masses when he stays over.

    That whole corridor, from Portsmouth (Wheelersburg is basically a suburb of Portsmouth, to the extent that such a small town can be said to have "suburbs") to Charleston along the Ohio and Kanawha rivers, about 100 miles from one end to the other, is pretty much a desert WRT traditional Catholicism, and the diocesan boundaries are quirky in that area, four dioceses come together --- Lexington, Wheeling-Charleston, and Steubenville are all fairly liberal, but Wheelersburg itself is in the Diocese of Columbus, which has recently gained a TLM-friendly bishop (Asian Indian).  Got to wonder if he might begin an indult Mass in Portsmouth to try and siphon people away.

    That's tough country to live in, all of the heavy industry has moved out, and pretty much all they have left is education and health care.  No place I'd want to move to unless I had to.  The whole area is plagued by drug trade (opioids, fentanyl, meth, etc.) and it's not a pleasant place.  Good people, bad circuмstances.