From the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: As many of you are aware, the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, recently released a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. Included in the list were the names of priests who have been stationed near, or who have celebrated liturgies and other events at parishes within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, including our Catholic Schools. The Diocese encourages anyone who may be the victim of abuse by one of these priests, or any priest in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to contact your local authorities or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at (304) 233-0880. Diocese of Steubenville Release.

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The Alexander family has a storied history with St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School. Since the 1930s, more than 40 members of the Alexander family have graduated from their beloved St. Francis, making countless contributions along the way. John Alexander would first attend the school in the 1930s, after moving to the Morgantown area with his Lebanese immigrant parents.

Upon marrying Cecilia Saab in 1944, John stayed involved at his alma mater through fundraising efforts at athletic events. The Alexanders donated snacks from their wholesale business for the concession stands at football and basketball games, as a fundraiser for St. Francis. The money raised was used to purchase uniforms and equipment for the school’s students. The Alexanders eventually joined with other Trojan supporters to form the St. Francis Athletic Association and Booster Club, which subsidized coaches’ salaries and raised funds to benefit athletes and the school band. John would eventually become the Athletic Director at St. Francis, a position he was proud to hold for more than 30 years, until 1975.

John and Cecilia’s seven children are all St. Francis graduates, as well as several other family members. John Alexander went home to our Lord in 1992. A few years later, the Alexander family established the John Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit an athletic endowment fund, in his honor. In its 19th year, the tournament has raised nearly $100,000 for St. Francis School.



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