Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

A Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Stewardship Parish
49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414  www.stjameswv.org  304-725-5558
Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 9, 2014
“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Destroy this temple
and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews said,
‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?’
But he was speaking about the temple of his Body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this, and
they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.”
John 6:40
Staff Contact Info Around the Parish
The Roman Catholic Parish of St. James the Greater
49 Crosswinds Drive
Charles Town, WV 25414
Office: 304-725-5558
Website: www.stjameswv.or g
Pastor……......…………….Ver y Rev. J ohn S. Ledfor d, V.F.
[email protected]
Pager number: 304-229-1563
Rectory number: 304-725-6801
Associate Pastor……...…….Rev. Fr . J osé Manuel Escalante
[email protected]
Permanent Deacon……….…........Rev. Mr . David E. Galvin
[email protected]
$1,000 Scholarship for
Non-Tradi onal Student
Awarded to Francis Dey
Congratulations to Francis Dey who was presented with a
$1,000 educational scholarship on October 12. Francis is
attending Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to
obtain a Certification in Cyber Security.
This scholarship is awarded each year to a non-traditional
student who desires to improve his/her life through training,
retraining, or who desires to work towards a degree. The funds
are donated each year by a parishioner who believes firmly in
the value of an education. If you would like to donate to our
scholarship program, please speak with Deacon Dave or
contact the parish office.
Director of Liturgy & Music…...…….… Mr . Gar y Penkala
[email protected]
Faith Formation…………………..……........ Mr s. Allie Enos
[email protected]
Hispanic Office………………………..Mr s. Mar gar ita Cr uz
[email protected]
Offertory……………………….….….Mr s. Mar y Ellen Ross
[email protected]
Secretary……………………….…...…….... Mr s. Chr is Pifer
[email protected]
Stewardship Office…………..……..…….Mr s. J ackie Moler
[email protected]
Results of Soccer Challenge
St. Zita’s Cupboard………………….…… Mr s. Laur a Bar r
[email protected]
At St. James, we
don’t just talk
about our faith…
We put our faith
into action!
November 9, 2014
Knights of Columbus Soccer Champions
Council #12036 Champions
Congratulations to all those who participated in the
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge held at our
Athletic Field on October 25th. The top female scorer
was Jacqueline Capriolo with a score of 80 points.
The top male scorer was Ryan Galipo with a score of
160 points. Age group champions are as follows:
Age 9 Male:
Age 10 Male:
Age 11 Female:
Age 13 Male:
Daniel Smith
Cole Gore
Jacqueline Capriolo
Ryan Galipo
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Pastor’s Page
Pastor: Very Rev. John S. Ledford, V.F., [email protected] or 304-725-5558
Pager number: 304-229-1563
Rectory number: 304-725-6801
Associate Pastor: Rev. Fr. José Manuel Escalante, [email protected] or 304-725-5558
Parish Secretary: Chris Pifer, [email protected] or 304-725-5558
Dear Friends,
Birthdays this week:
As we continue our journey toward the end of the Church Year in just a
couple of weeks, we again pause to reflect on a concept larger than ourselves. As
modern-day Christians, sometimes we get caught up in what is immediately around us.
We fail to appreciate the bigger picture; the beauty of the forest might be another way
to put the concept.
This weekend we are challenged by the forest, the bigger picture. As we
celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, we most likely will ask
ourselves why? The Lateran Basilica is the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of
Rome. In short, it reminds us of the role of the Chair of Saint Peter, the Petrine
Ministry in the Church. Many think of Saint Peter Basilica as the Cathedral Church for
the Archdiocese of Rome. Basically Saint Peter is simply a parish church, like our
own. As such, it is part of the local Church of Rome, just as we are part of the local
Church of Wheeling-Charleston.
Our readings from the Sacred Scriptures this weekend challenge us to look
beyond the immediate area and see ourselves as part of the larger local Church. We are
not an island, but rather part of a concept that is bigger than our immediate concerns.
That also entails challenges, just as John has Jesus challenging the use of money
changers in the temple. What happened with them is that a service that developed
easily morphed into a business that forgot its reason for existence. Doesn’t that still
happen in our lives today? We have done (whatever) for so long, we forget the
original reason and stop growing or learning from our history.
Nov 10: Owen Anderson, Shelby Bollner,
Kristen Cleveland, Lukas Gustafson, Scott
Hester, Kimberly Ramirez, Julie Wasielak;
Nov 11: Scott Bartel, Kevin Cheverria,
John Denison, Michael Gore, Maria
Leyva, Joseph Mascolo, Brian Moffat,
Dillon Spilker; Nov 12: Roberta Chromey,
Ariana Cortez-Martinez, Tom Klug,
Stephanie Padilla, James Raymond, Fran
Reed, Nicole Solich, Noelle Ward,
William Welker; Nov 13: Anh Alderton,
Michelle Bloodworth, Debora Boyd,
Patrick Burns, Rose Cannarella, Clare
Chesnavage, Clessie Chrystal, Damien
Cleveland, Nancy Dukes, Susan Kersey,
John Kiley, Adrienne Morgan, Margarita
Vasquez; Nov 14: Jayson Ellwein, Keegan
Foley, TC Kastanek, Larry King, Howard
Knipe, Jason Kowalski, Megan Marino,
Teri McGrath, John Meredith, Mary Jane
Rhoades, Jose Sanchez, Ronald Shade,
Carole Smith, Vanessa Vasquez; Nov 15:
Charles Carpenter, Ellen Curry, Tiffiany
Perkowski, Shanice Price, Locke Wysong;
Nov 16: Molly DiServio, Chip Dorman,
Mary Beth Friss, Daniel Hepner, Lucero
Hernandez, Tiffany Kohan, Darrell
Lejeune, Margaret Sanchez, Caleb Schultz,
Judith Sidor, and Chris Whittard.
Respectfully yours,
Fr. John
Upcoming Events on the Pastoral Calendar:
• Monday, November 10 at 10:00 am: Pr esbyter al Continuing Education will
be held at Saint Francis de Sales in Morgantown. Both Fr. Escalante and I are
scheduled to attend.
• Thursday, November 13 at 1:30 pm: The Pr iest Health and Retir ement
Board meets at the Chancery in Wheeling. I am part of that Board.
Happy birthday to all! May God bless you
abundantly on your special day, and every
day of the coming year!
British Dinner Fundraiser and Concert
In order to continue the fine collaboration with Masterworks Chorale of Shepherd University, we need to help financially
support these grand concerts with full orchestra that have become a semi-annual event. Vatican regulations deem that concerts in
Catholic churches be open to all (i.e., no ticket sales). In order to help raise funds, we’ve scheduled a Dinner/Concert evening for
Saturday, November 15.
A formal, plated British dinner (roast beef, parsley potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, trifle) in the Social Hall
will precede a performance of G.F. Handel's "Messiah" in the main nave. Diners will enjoy mealtime entertainment (including some of the deleted arias from the later performance) and will be escorted to reserved seats for
the concert. The dinner ($40 ticket) begins at 6:00 pm.
Masterworks Chorale from Shepherd University, along with student soloists and full orchestra, will
present the entire choral masterpiece, with some cuts in Parts 2 and 3. Gary Penkala, Pastoral Associate for
Liturgy and Music at Saint James Church, will direct Part the First. Dr. Erik Jones, Director of Choral Activities
at Shepherd University and Music Director of the chorale, will direct Part the Second and Part the Third. The
concert begins at 7:30 pm. Free-will donations are gladly accepted to continue this collaboration and present
concerts in this community setting.
Tickets are on sale in St. Zita’s Cupboard.
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Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Music: Gary Penkala, [email protected]
Sacristan: John Sherwood, [email protected] Altar Guild Coordinator: Laura Bakin
Choir Directors: Kathleen Feeney / Laura Galvin / Claire Galvin / Nancy Guiney / Grace Guiney
Brigid Bakin Aides: Carol Hayes / Meridith Marshall Wednesday Liturgist: Jonathan Mann
Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Sun Rdngs Proper, Wkday Rdngs Year 2, Psalter Wk 4)
7:00 am Emilia Mahoney (D) by Mary Ellen Mahoney
Tues 9:00 am For Veterans of our Military Services
12:05 pm Carol Snyder (D) by Mary Ellen Mahoney
M Nov 10 St Leo the Great pope & doctor (mem)
Readings: Ti 1:1-9 / Ps 24:1-6 / Lk 17:1-6
Wed 7:00 pm Kelly Mauer (D) by Joyce & Chip Hussion
Thu 12:05 pm Regina Coomler (D) by Beverley Johnson
7:00 am Ann Polidori (L) by Bernadette Mellow
5:00 pm Brian Johnson (D) by Janice & Gary Kable
8:00 am
11:00 am
[St P] 11:00 am
1:10 pm
6:00 pm
Charles Hough (D) by the Reifer Family
Christiano Mex-Walch (L) by Kathleen Cox
For the People of St. James Parish
For the St. James Hispanic Community
Thomas Dowling (D) by Duane & Virginia Fincher
Nov 11 St Martin of Tours bishop (memorial)
Readings: Ti 2:1-14 / Ps 37:3-29 / Lk 17:7-10
W Nov 12 St Josaphat bishop & martyr (memorial)
Readings: Ti 3:1-7 / Ps 23:1-6 / Lk 17:11-19
Th Nov 13 St Frances Xavier Cabrini virgin (mem)
Readings: Phlm 7-20 / Ps 146:7-10 / Lk 17:20-25
Nov 14 Friday of 32nd Week in Ord Time
Readings: II Jn 4-9 / Ps 119:1-18 / Lk 17:26-37
Sa Nov 15 St Albert the Great bishop & doctor (opt)
Readings: III Jn 5-8 / Ps 112:1-6 / Lk 18:1-8
Su Nov 16 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
I Thessalonians 5:1-6
Saint Matthew 25:14-30
Honoring our Beloved Dead during
the Month of November
Please Remember in Prayer
our Sick & Homebound:
Praying for the dead, especially for those we have known, is an
act of Christian charity. All parishioners are invited to bring
photos of their deceased family and friends to hang on the
bulletin board in the narthex during the month of November.
Alice Briscoe, John Mulligan, Bill Mercer, Ruth Cottman,
Christiano Walch, Eva Elkins, Paula Markstrom, Roger Nagy,
Linda Goverman, Tom Hower, Geno Carinci, Victoria Ukeje, Jeff
Sobczak, Lucy Janiczek, Frank Cavallaro, Richard Pifer, Bonnie
Dorman, Paul Ashbaugh, James Burdick, Greg Mazer, Mary
Baker, Father Larry Gesy, Sarah Rhoa, Yajaira Bird, Pam
Hostler, Dot Anderson, Madison Bishop, Judy Ashbaugh, Frances
Ernandez, Mary Koch, Gabriel Ward, Alaina Csensich, Gina
Newcome, Chris Hinish, Rosalia Hernandez, Mary Pioli, Irene
Skomra, and Bernard Skomra, as well as for the Holy Father’s
Prayer Intention for the month of November, that all who suffer
loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support
of others.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Mass to Honor our Veterans on
November 11
On Tuesday, November 11, we will celebrate
a Mass at 9:00 honoring our veterans. We do
hope you will join us as we thank the men
and women who have served our country in
the armed forces.
Important note: We will also have our r egular ly scheduled
12:05 pm Daily Mass on Tuesday, November 11.
November 9, 2014
Change in Mass Time at St. James
Starting on November 9, the Mass in Spanish
offered at St. James on Sundays will start at
1:30 pm. Please help us spread the word!
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Calendar of Events at St. James Parish
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Main Church
8:00 am
Bagel Breakfast
Social Hall
9:00 am
Book Fair
Lower Level
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Faith Formation
Lower Level
9:30 am
RCIC Class
Conference Room
9:30 am
Alcoholics Anonymous
St. Michael
11:00 am
Clase de Bautizo
Parish Office
11:00 am
Faith Formation (in Spanish)
Lower Level
11:00 am
11:00 am
Adult Faith Formation (in Spanish) Library
Main Church
11:00 am
St. Peter’s—Harpers Ferry
11:00 am
Mass (in Spanish)
Main Church
1:30 pm
Grupo de Jovenes
St. Michael
2:00 pm
Main Church
6:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Meeting Library
6:00 pm
Daily Mass
Don Bosco Montessori
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous
Grupo Oracion
Main Church
Lower Level
St. Michael
St. Lucy
St. Michael
NOV 14
7:00 am
8:00 am
12:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Gabriel Project
Marriage Retreat (in Spanish)
Vigil Mass
Masterworks Messiah Dinner
Masterworks Messiah Concert
St. Michael
Main Church
Main Church
Main Church
Social Hall
Main Church
NOV 15
9:00 am
9:00 am
3:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Daily Mass
Don Bosco Montessori
Alcoholics Anonymous
Book Fair
American Heritage Girls
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
Pastoral Council
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
NOV 16
Main Church
8:00 am
Book Fair
Lower Level
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Faith Formation Classes
Lower Level
9:30 am
RCIC Class
Conference Room
9:30 am
Alcoholics Anonymous
St. Michael
11:00 am
Faith Formation (in Spanish)
Lower Level
11:00 am
Main Church
11:00 am
St. Peter’s—Harpers Ferry
11:00 am
Adult Faith Formation (Spanish) Library
11:00 am
Mass (in Spanish)
Main Church
1:30 pm
Choir Pilgrimage
1:30 pm
Grupo de Jovenes
St. Michael
2:00 pm
Hispanic Foods Dinner
Social Hall
2:00 pm
Main Church
6:00 pm
Main Church
Lower Level
St. Michael
Lower Level
Social Hall
St. Michael
Lower Level
Conference Room
Veterans Day
Don Bosco Montessori
Lower Level
Veterans Day Mass
Main Church
Daily Mass
Main Church
Troop 82 Patrol Leaders Meeting St. Michael
Jeff Co Community Choir
Social Hall
Women’s Club
NOV 10
7:00 am
8:00 am
12:00 pm
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
NOV 11
8:00 am
9:00 am
12:05 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Opportunities to get
connected this week
Don Bosco Montessori
Morning Prayer
Eucharistic Adoration
Alcoholics Anonymous
Sacred Heart Choir
St. Cecilia, St. Gregory Choirs
St. Dominic Savio Choir
Book Fair
Faith Formation
Archangelus Chorale
Holy Hour
Evening Prayer (chanted)
9th Grade/Confirmation
Veterans Appreciation Event
Youth Group
Don Bosco Montessori
Homeschoolers Latin Class
Rosary Group
Daily Mass
Holy Trinity Ensemble
NOV 12
Lower Level
8:00 am
Main Church
10:00 am
Main Church
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
St. Michael
12:00 pm
Social Hall
4:15 pm
St. Cecilia
4:15 pm
Choir Loft
4:15 pm
Lower Level
5:00 pm-8:15 pm
Main Church
5:00 pm
Lower Level
5:30 pm
St. Cecilia
5:45 pm
Main Church
6:00 pm
Main Church
6:30 pm
Main Church
7:00 pm
Mass, then Lower Level
7:00 pm
Social Hall
7:00 pm
St. Michael
8:00 pm
Lower Level
Main Church
Main Church
St. Cecilia
Adult Faith Formation (in Spanish) Library
Gamblers Anonymous
St. Francis
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NOV 13
8:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:05 pm
4:15 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Book Fair & Build Your Own Bagel
Sunday, November 9 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm—
On our lower level, browse for good books for your family;
give the giŌ of reading this Christmas! Then stroll down to
the social hall and build your own bagel for breakfast.
Women’s Club Mee ng
Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm— Join likeminded Catholic women in our parish library for fellowship,
and learn about this exciƟng organizaƟon that has been in
existence for 70 years in service to the Parish of St. James.
Post Photos on our Bulle n Board
During the month of November, we honor our
beloved dead who have gone before us. Feel free to post
photos of deceased friends and family on the bulleƟn board
in the narthex.
November 9, 2014
Women’s Club Bake Sale
The holidays are approaching, and you are
swamped with things that need tobe done;
family is coming to visit, and you haven’t
even begun your holiday baking! Let the
St. James Women’s Club offer you a little
respite and a delicious treat.
Build Your Own Bagel
Breakfast and Book Fair
St. James Servers invite you to the Build
your own Bagel Breakfast and Book
Fair on Sunday, November 9, fr om
9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bagel sales will
benefit the St. James Server Ministry;
proceeds of the book fair benefit the
Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program.
The cost is $5 to build your own bagel;
$2 for plain, cream cheese, or cinnamon
sugar bagel. Coffee, juice, and water are
On Saturday and Sunday, November 22
and 23, the Women’s Club will have a
bake sale after every Mass. Wonderful
pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin
bars, cookies, muffins, pizzelles, cinnamon
rolls, scones, and a wide array of
delectable goodies will be available to
purchase for your Thanksgiving breakfast,
dinner, and Black Friday snacking.
We extend a warm welcome
to our newest registered parishioners:
Russell & Charo Wooten
Weather permitting, we will have tables
set up on the piazza and will be offering
free coffee and hot/cold cider to go along
with all the scrumptious goodies. If the
weather does not cooperate, we will be
located in the church library and the two
side exits from the church.
Order your holiday Turkey, Ham or Stuffed Sausage today.
Remember, if you bought it at church, it
has no calories!!
Name: ________________________________________Phone:_________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________
Women’s Club Mee ng
Attention, women of St. James! You are
cordially invited to be our guests at the
next Women’s Club Meeting on Tuesday,
November 11, in the Library at 7:00 pm.
Come and meet other women from the
parish and enjoy an evening of fellowship.
Refreshments will be served. The evening
is for all women of the parish from
confirmation age to those who are working
or retired, married or single. Come alone
or bring a friend. The Women’s Club
recently celebrated 70 years of ministry to
the parish and community, providing
assistance to individuals and groups.
November 9, 2014
Orders will be taken for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas:
Thanksgiving Order Deadline – Nov 9
Christmas Order Deadline – Dec 1
Item Ordered
12-16 lb. Smoked Turkey $42.00 each
16-20 lb. Smoked Turkey $51.00 each
6 lb. Boneless Ham
$23.00 each
16-18 lb. Shankless Ham $44.00 each
10 lb. Case Smoked Sausage w/Cheese $37.00
Total Amount Due:____________
Payment: Cash or Check
________Order is for Thanksgiving
________Order is for Christmas
Proceeds will be used for R.C.I.A. program. Order forms can be left at the
church office or put in the collection baskets. Checks payable to St. James. You
will receive a call and/or email when your order is ready for pick-up.
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Party for Fr. Bill Linhares
St. Zita’s Cupboard
Finally, we now have a replica keepsake of our church, designed and created by The
Cat’s Meow/My World. These wooden keepsakes measure 2.58” high, 8” wide, and
3/4” thick and are $15 each. They fit perfectly on a shelf and most window sills or
door frames. The image of the front is pictured here. A replica of St. Peter Chapel
will be coming soon!
Priest Field Pastoral Center
is hosting an Open House
on Sunday, November 23,
from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in
honor of Fr. Bill’s 30th
Anniversary of Priestly
Priest Field will provide the beverages
and paper products. The churches within
our Vicariate are all asked to bring
specific food items; members of
St. James Parish are asked to bring an
appetizer to share and to contact the
St. James Parish to RSVP. We will need
a head count by Thursday, November
20, 2014. All food items should be
brought to Priest Field on disposable
plates or trays.
American Heritage Girls
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
Do you want to earn the Rosary
patches? How about the American Saint
Series? And the brand new Marian
patch series?
Religious Activities sessions will be
held every Monday from 6:15 to 6:50
pm at Saint Michael’s Hall (the Social
Concerns Building) starting on Monday,
November 10, 2014.
For more information, contact Gustavo
Boné (son) at [email protected]
Olde Tyme Christmas in
Harpers Ferry
December 5-6-7
December 12-13-14
Mark your calendars now to attend the
44th annual Olde Tyme Christmas in
historic Harpers Ferry on the first and
second weekends in December. Visit St.
Peter’s Church for refreshments, our
bake sale, and soup sale.
Any volunteer workers or bakers for
Saturday, December 6 should contact
Marilyn Surdu at 304-728-9018.
Any volunteer workers or bakers for
Saturday, December 13, and Sunday,
December 14, should contact Laur a
Galvin at 304-728-4575.
Check our bulletin boards for the schedule of events in Harpers Ferry, or visit
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RSVP to St. James at 304-725-5558 or
[email protected]
Advent Program at
Priest Field
Priest Field Pastoral Center presents "A
Grace-Filled Advent Journey".
Advent marks the beginning of a new
Church year. During Advent, we are
asked to watch, wait, and prepare. But
what are we watching, waiting, and
preparing for? Advent is a time to
reflect that Jesus entered into our
humanity that we might have a share in
God's Divinity. This free four-week
program will be held on the four
Saturday mornings of Advent (Nov. 29,
Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20) from 9:00
am to noon, concluding with 11:00 am
Mass. Give yourself a free gift this
Advent - come to the Grace-Filled
Advent Journey at Priest Field Pastoral
Center. For more details, go to
www.priestfield.org, call 304-725-1435,
or visit our Facebook page.
November 9, 2014
Ministry Spotlight: Thanksgiving Baskets
Help us feed the hungry
at Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and once again
St. James is planning to provide and deliver
Thanksgiving food baskets to local families in need.
Donations of Martin’s, Food Lion, or Walmart grocery gift
cards can be purchased and left in the donation box in St. Zita’s.
The gift cards will be used to purchase items for the food baskets.
We are also asking for donations of non-perishable food items.
All items donated during the entire month of November
will be used in the Thanksgiving food baskets.
Please continue to bring food donations!
We plan to deliver the meals on Sunday, November 23rd
after the 11:00 am Mass.
We will eat lunch in the social hall before we start our routes.
Middle school age youth and older who ar e inter ested
in helping out, please contact Shannon Curtin at 240-439-3215.
We are also looking for adults to drive;
they must be age 21 and over and be VIRTUS-trained.
If you know of a family in need of a Thanksgiving food basket, please
contact Allie Enos at 304-725-5558 x231 or
via email at [email protected]
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
Psalm 107:4
November 9, 2014
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Faith Formation
Adult Formation: Rev. Mr. Dave Galvin, [email protected] or 725-5558
Children/Youth Faith Formation: Allie Enos, [email protected] or 725-5558
Mid-Atlan c Congress
CCD Classroom Highlights from Sunday PK/K
The students in the PreK/K Sunday morning class have been busy
the past couple of months. Students have been learning prayers
including the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. They have
also been learning the names and meanings of important items
they see in the church. Some of these items include the crucifix,
the rosary, the Bible, and candles. Once a month the students are
also blessed to have Mr. Berry visit our class and teach us about
the stained glass windows in the church. Often the stories in the
windows coincide with the lessons being taught in our classroom. Students have enjoyed learning about the Bible stories of
Creation and Adam and Eve. In November we will remember to
thank God for all that He has given us as students continue to learn
about prayer. In December, the students will learn about the birth
of Christ as we move into the season of Advent.
The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) will
be held February 12-14, 2015 at the
Baltimore Hilton Hotel. This is the only
annual Catholic Conference on the East
Coast that addresses the pastoral
and administrative challenges facing
dioceses, parishes, and schools. So
whether you are a Pastoral Associate,
Faith Formation Leader, a Catechist, a
Youth Minister, or a teacher; whether
you are involved in Catholic schools,
RCIA, administration, or Pastoral Care,
this conference is for YOU.
The Registration fee is covered by the
Download the conference packet and
register online now through the page
link on the diocesan website:
Help Feed the Hungry
at Thanksgiving
Religious Education
will be sponsoring a
Scholastic Book Fair
in November!
A portion of the
proceeds will go to
help the parish’s
Adopt-a-Family for
Christmas program.
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Children enrolled in CCD are asked to
please bring in a non-perishable food
item to class each week to help with
the Thanksgiving food baskets for local
needy families!
Sunday, November 9:
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, November 10:
from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 12:
from 5:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Sunday, November 16:
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Give the gift of reading this Christmas!
CCD Items Needed
With the cold and flu season on its way,
our Religious Education classes could
use some donations of the following
• Hand sanitizer—pump bottles
• Sanitizing wipes (Clorox wipes)
• Tissues & paper towels
• Pencils
November 9, 2014
Important Information About Our Parish Family
Contact information:
49 Crosswinds Drive
Charles Town, WV 25414
(304) 725-5558
Web site: www.stjameswv.org
Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm
(in English)
1:30 pm (in Spanish)
Monday & Friday - 7:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday - 12:05 pm
Wednesday - 7:00 pm
Holy Days of Obligation - 7:00 am,
12:00 noon, 7:00 pm
On Federal Holidays – 9:00 am
Liturgy of the Hours:
Wednesday - 10:00 am, 6:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration:
Wednesday - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - 5:00 pm, or by appointment
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 pm
The Cupboard is open before and after each weekend
Mass, and
Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
If you or a family member are confined to the home or
hospital, contact Chris Pifer at 304-725-5558 ext. 225
to arrange for the Eucharist to be brought to you.
Bulletin announcements must be submitted by 12:00
noon on the Wednesday 10 days prior to the desired
publication date. You may email your requests to
[email protected]
You will find staff names and contact information
listed for each person listed throughout the bulletin at
the top of the ministry page for which that staff
member has been entrusted.
November 9, 2014
Becoming a part of our parish family is easy and rewarding. Registration forms
can be found in the Narthex or Parish Office. Once a registration form is
submitted, new parishioners will receive a welcome packet and an invitation to
learn more about St. James and meet some of your new family members. Get
connected, get involved, register today.
St. James offers a religious education process called RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults). Through RCIA, people learn about the Catholic Faith and
prepare to become full members of our Catholic family. This process is also
available for children and teens. Contact the Parish Office for additional
Catholics Returning Home is a program that provides a warm welcome to all
desiring to return to the Catholic Church. Voice your concerns and get answers
to your questions. For more information, email [email protected] or
call Gwyn Wathen (304-725-3215).
As adults, our second most important job is raising our children in our Catholic
faith. (Our most important job, of course, is maintaining our own relationship
with our Heavenly Father.) Families registered in our parish may enroll their
children in religious education as early as the age of three. Contact the Director
of Religious Education for more information. Various adult faith formation
classes are offered on a regular basis and are listed in the bulletin.
Baptism is the first sacrament by which we receive a new and spiritual life and
the dignity of adoption as children of God and heirs of God's kingdom.
Registered families can celebrate this sacrament at St. James, but parents must
attend a Baptism class which is held at 12:30 pm on the last Sunday of every
month. Contact the Parish Office to register for a class before the birth of your
Marriage is a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman. If you are a
registered, active member of the parish considering this vocation, you must
meet with Deacon Dave at least six months before your desired wedding date.
No date will be set prior to that meeting. For further information or to begin
this process, contact the parish secretary.
The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or
Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing. It is available after the 10:00 am First
Saturday Mass each month. Also, should you or a family member be entering
the hospital, preparing for surgery, or nearing death, contact the Parish Office.
A Tourist Mass is celebrated at The Historic Chapel of St. Peter in Harpers
Ferry, West Virginia on Sundays at 11:00 am. The Chapel is also open to
visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon until to 4:00 pm most
weekends from May through October.
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