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Saint Joseph Church • 336 S. Queen St. • Martinsburg, WV 25401 Phone: 304-267-4893 • Fax: 304-263-7357 www.stjosephwv.org • Email: office@stjosephwv.org

Saint Bernadette Mission 109 West Main St. • Hedgesville, WV 25427 Phone: 304-754-7830 • Email: stbernadette@frontier.com

ST. JOSEPH DIRECTORY Pastor, Rev. R. Eric Hall, IV Rev. George Pucciarelli Bookkeeper, Debbie Ford Secretary, Mary Lehman Faith Formation, 304-267-2608 Hispanic Office, 304-267-7307 St. Joseph School, 110 E. Stephen St. 304-267-6447

ST. JOSEPH MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 5:30 PM Sunday: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM (Spanish) Weekdays & Holydays: see calendar

ST. BERNADETTE DIRECTORY Pastor, Rev. R. Eric Hall, IV Rev. George Pucciarelli Executive Assistant, Patti Maerten Religious Ed., Acl. Frank Dobscha RCIA, Harry Coffey

ST. BERNADETTE MASS SCHEDULE Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 AM. Saturday: 6:00 PM. Sunday: 9:00 AM

August 4, 2013 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time


ST. JOSEPH, MARTINSBURG, ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEEKLY CALENDAR SAINT JOSEPH

8:30 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING SUMMARY OFFERING FOR JULY 20 AND JULY 21

SUNDAY-AUGUST 4 Mass/intention for Robert Burkhart+ Divine Mercy Mass/intention for People of the Parish Divine Mercy Misa

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MONDAY-AUGUST 5 8:30 AM Daily Mass 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop 66 Meeting

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THANK YOU FOR TAKING A STEP TOWARD A LIFE OF STEWARDSHIP

TUESDAY-AUGUST 6 12:00 PM Daily Mass WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 7 8:30 AM Daily Mass 9:00 AM K of C Bingo 7:00 PM Small Faith-Lackey Hall

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PRAYERS REQUESTED Lauren Olack

Please keep the sick and homebound in your thoughts and prayers.

THURSDAY-AUGUST 8 12:00 PM Daily Mass

SYMPATHY Sympathy and prayers are extended to Jean Burkhart, Billie Burkhart, Jill Perkins, Bobbi Jean Miller, Mike Burkhart, and Tana Petrucci, their family and friends on the recent loss of Jean’s husband and their father Robert Lee “Bob” Burkhart. May God’s Great Love Comfort Them During Their Time of Sorrow

FRIDAY-AUGUST 9 8:30 AM Daily Mass

SATURDAY-AUGUST 10 4:30 PM Reconciliation 5:30 PM Mass/intention for Erica Patthoff and Ryan McCarthy’s 12th Wedding Anniversary

ONLINE GIVING Thank you to the many families that have signed up for Online Giving! Please visit www.stjosephwv.org and click the Online Giving link to get started or access your existing account.

SUNDAY-AUGUST 11 8:30 AM Mass with Dismissal Mass intention for People of the Parish 9:30 AM Divine Mercy 9:35 AM PRECAT/RCIA 11:00 AM RCIA Catechist Meeting 11:00 AM Mass/intention for Father Mario Gallipoli+ 12:00 PM Divine Mercy 1:00 PM Misa

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY This is a Holy Day of obligation and the Masses will be as follows: Wednesday, August 14 7:00 pm (Spanish) Thursday, August 15 8:30 am 12:00 pm 7:00 pm

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18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

AUGUST 4, 2013

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2013 Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Next Sunday:

18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21 Nm 11:4b-15/Mt 14:13-21 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/2 Pt 1:16-19/ Lk 9:28b-36 Nm 13:1-2, 25--14:1, 26-29a, 34-35/Mt 15:21-28 Nm 20:1-13/Mt 16:13-23 Dt 4:32-40/Mt 16:24-28 2 Cor 9:6-10/Jn 12:24-26 Wis 18:6-9/Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12/Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40

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I attend a poorer parish, which buys elaborate flowers every week and recently purchased some artwork and statues. Shouldn't they be using that money to help feed and shelter the poor? I remember working in a church in a very poor section of the city. It was in May and the church was beautifully decorated with flowers, banners, and a fountain. Someone raised the exact objection you did, and one of the parishioners responded, "Poor people need food for the soul and spirit too. The decorations do more than beautify the church; they help refresh our minds because in the midst of decay they bring life." The church is more than a tool for redistribution of social assets. Nourishing the soul with art, music, and beauty deepens our appreciation for the creative ability God gives us and helps open us to the awesome power and beauty of God. Far from a waste of money, art directs our minds, uplifts our spirits, and honors the Creator. Even when the audience is poor, we can all be enriched through beauty and grace. Bread allows us to survive, but art and culture allow us to thrive. The church, as steward of the community's resources, has to choose where it can do the most good for the greatest number of people. Art and culture seem to be a good choice.

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A Catholic Education is Not Out of Reach!! Enrollment is still open for Saint Joseph School; however classes are filling up quickly! Class space is available for Pre-Kindergarten two year olds and three year olds, as well as Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 3rd Grade. Call (304) 267-6447 for more information and to enroll today!

We are pleased to announce that the St. Joseph Angels applied for and received a grant from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in the amount of $2500. In his fourth pastoral letter, titled "Setting Children Free ; Loosening the Bonds of Poverty in West Virginia," Bishop Michael J. Bransfield spoke to the grief and anguish of the poor among us, especially the children and families in poverty. He invited us all to join him in compassionate care for the poor and continuous advocacy on their behalf. With these funds we can continue our mission by extending the hands of Christ to families facing adverse circumstances during pregnancy and early childhood.

Two Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Program Saint Joseph School is proud to announce we are now accepting students ages 2, 3, and 4 into our Pre-Kindergarten Program! Students must turn either 2, 3, or 4 by September 1st to be eligible. Space is limited, please call (304) 267-6447. Save the Date! Please save the date for this Columbus Day, Monday, October 14 for the 20th Annual Crusader Classic Golf Tournament supporting our children at Saint Joseph School. Our Tournament will take place at Cress Creek Country Club in Shepherdstown and offers some of the best tournament prizes in the area! Registration begins August 1st. Contact the school office at (304) 267-6447 for more information.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE 2013 NOVEMBER 21-23, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Bird Feed Request Saint Joseph School is in need of Bird Feed (specifically Bird Feed Blend for smaller birds and Black Oil Sunflower Seeds) for the feeders near our PreKindergarten Building. The seed may be brought to the School or Parish Offices. Contact Sister Patricia for additional information. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and generosity!

This conference is open to all High School Students (grade 912) and Chaperones. This year’s theme is SIGN.SEALED.DELIEVERED. Cost is $480.00 per person (includes registration fee, 3 nights stay at hotel, breakfast for 3 days). Please RSVP by August 23rd. To register your group or for more information, e-mail hbise@dwc.org or call 1-888-434-6237, ext. 311.

THE SECULAR ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES

TORNADO RELIEF The St. Andrew Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Moore, OK, is functioning and providing assistance to victims of the recent devastating tornado. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to relief efforts may send a check, payable to SVdP, to the following address and be assured that all of your donation will go directly to aiding those affected by the storm. St. Andrew Catholic Church Attn: SVdP 800 N. W. 5th St. Moore, OK 73160

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites helps you to deepen your live relationship with God. It is dedicated to Mary the Contemplative, who kept the words of the Lord and pondered them in her heart in the midst of her life in the world and her everyday duties. Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Community at St. Mary Catholic Church Hagerstown meets each month for formation and prayer, community study, and fellowship. If you would like to know more about the Order of Discalced Carmelites or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Daria Kaas, at 301-639-0996 or email at dariakaas@yahoo.com.

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Monday September 9th 6 pm-10pm An elegant evening at Historic McFarland House, featuring Delicious Food, Live and Silent Auction, Live Music & More! A limited number of tickets are on sale now $40.00 per person $75.00 per couple $300.00 per table All proceeds benefit people in need in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Log on today to purchase online at www.catholiccharitieswv.org and click on the Cuisine With A Cause Link or call our Regional Office at 304-267-8837.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 K of C. Hall—108 W. Stephen St. Doors open at 1:00 pm Bingo starts at 2:00 pm Tickets $25.00 in Advance $28.00 at the Door 16 games at $50.00/3 specials at $100.00/Blackout $400.00 Raffles!! Food!! Tickets will be on sale after all Masses. August 25th and September 1st. Contact Marie Sowers for tickets at 304263-1959.

JOHN PINO NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO MAKE A GIFT FROM YOUR IRA!

For those who would like to keep in touch with John Pino, the seminarian that was with us this summer, his address is: John Pino Pontifical North American College 00120 Vatican City State Europe

Congress passed legislation that IRA owners who are 70½ or older have the opportunity until December 31, 2013 to make qualified charitable distribution direct from their accounts to organizations such as St. Bernadette Church or St. Joseph Church, up to a maximum of $100,000. Gifts count toward meeting the minimum IRA distributions required and thus can reduce donors’ taxable income without the need to claim an itemized deduction. Because this must be handled in a certain way, anyone interested in doing this is encouraged to seek the advice of their own professional adviser before acting.

His email address is jwpino2012@gmail.com

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY FRIED CHICKEN DINNER AT ST. BERNADETTE’S

APPRECIATED STOCK AS A CHARITABLE GIFT One of the most satisfactory ways for a donor to give a gift to a charitable organization, such as St. Bernadette or St. Joseph is to use appreciated stock. Giving stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have increased in value (and which the donor has owned for more than one year) provides greater tax benefits to the donor than giving cash. Not only can the donor deduct the full market value of the securities but also they avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Because this must be handled in a certain way, anyone interested in doing this is encouraged to call the St Bernadette or St. Joseph office or seek the advice of their own professional adviser before acting.

Let us do the cooking for you, it’s hot enough to stay out of the kitchen. Come out on Friday, August 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. St. Bernadette’s McFadden Hall, 109 W. Main St. (Route 9) Hedgesville, WV, 25427, across from the Town Spring. We are offering Chef Marzullo’s famous fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, and drinks. Half Chicken for $10.00, On Quarter Chicken for $8.00, Child’s portion $4.00. Desserts $1.00 per slice. Eat in or Carry Out available. For additional information see the flyer in this bulletin or call 304-754-7830 or 304-754-9048. Thanks for your support.

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ST. BERNADETTE, HEDGESVILLE, ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEEKLY CALENDAR SAINT BERNADETTE

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK Jack Zapf Kerry Hall Emma Null Neil Stitley George Edwards MaryKay Westveer Gladys McDaniel Margaret Jenks

Marge Meyer Roberta Bates Betty Weisman Rita Bauernfeind

9:00 AM

Sunday, August 4th Mass Monday, August 5th

Please keep the sick and homebound in your thoughts and prayers. You may call the Parish Office at 304-754-7830 to add a name to our prayer list.

Tuesday, August 6th 9:00 AM

Wednesday, August 7th Daily Mass

9:00 AM

Thursday, August 8th Daily Mass

9:00 AM

Friday, August 9th Daily Mass

6:00 PM

Saturday, August 10th Mass

9:00 AM

Sunday, August 11th Mass

CHURCH YARD SALE In conjunction with Hedgesville Heritage Day St. Bernadette’s will hold a yard sale, bake sale and fried chicken dinner. Clean out your closets, basements, and garages and donate your items to our sale. We will let you know when you can bring the items to the Church. In addition to donating items we are in need of volunteers from set up, cashiers, to clean up. The first organizational meeting will be on Monday, July 29th at 6:00 PM. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Fundraising Chair, Dan Montgomery, at 703-3098446 or email at danosylvia@yahoo.com.

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY This is a Holy Day of obligation and the Masses will be as follows: Thursday, August 15 9:00 am 7:00 pm

PARISH PICNIC UPDATE Our Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, September 22nd from 2 :00 – 5:00 PM here on the grounds of St. Bernadette. We are looking for items for Bingo prizes such as: toys, candy, picture frames, candles, golf balls, anything you think someone would like to win. Please put donations in the bin in the Narthex.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR 2013-2014 The Religious Education school year will be starting Catechetical Sunday, September 15th, 2013. In order for us to determine classroom and instructor requirements, we are asking our parishioners, who intend to have their children attend Religious Education at St. Bernadette, to complete a simple survey form available in the Narthex Classes are being considered for Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Please return the completed forms to the church office, Acolyte Frank Dobscha, or place in the collection basket.

WATER FOR THE HOMELESS The homeless are in desperate need of water during this very hot weather. Please bring water in any kind of container to St. Bernadette's church or the stone house and we will make sure the homeless get it

INTERESTED IN GIVING SOME OF YOUR TALENT?

COLLECTION JULY 20TH & 21ST

If so, any adult who may be interested in teaching Religious Education or being a substitute teacher, please see Acolyte Frank Dobscha.

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