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At all Masses the weekend of July 28th and 29th we will have Mission Priest, Father Shinto Abraham here to preach for the mission Diocese of Satna.

At all Masses the weekend of July 28th and 29th we will have Mission
Priest, Father Shinto Abraham here to preach for the mission
Diocese of Satna.
Mission Diocese of Satna is entrusted with the mission of evangelizing
seven districts in the State of Madhya Pradesh in the Northern part
of India. Even though the population of Satna is over ten million, only
3000 belong to the Catholic faith. Majority of the population belongs to
the Hindu religion. We extend our support to everyone irrespective of
their religious beliefs.
In the Diocese of Satna there are 37 schools, 6 dispensaries, 1 Hospital, 1
Orphanage, 2 Homes for the mentally challenged and one Home for
the physically challenged children and one home for the street girls.
There are some formation centers for the future missionaries. Together
with this we are working for the amelioration of women through different
programs. We are also giving AIDS awareness programs.
In the multi-religious and fundamentalist context of Madhya Pradesh
direct evangelization is a difficult task. The diocese of Satna has taken
up the mission of evangelization in the midst of challenging situations.
The Church involves herself more in the educational and charitable
activities to witness Christ than on direct evangelization since there is
political and religious pressure. But we are always attentive to provide
adequate pastoral care to our catholic faithful.
With the help of formal and non-formal schools we provide education
to the people so that they become liberated from the clutches of the
evil effects of the caste system, superstitions, untouchability etc.
Through the non-formal education the poor and the marginalized children
are brought into the world of letters and to the main stream of the
In view of evangelization we are conducting retreats, family renewal
programs, small Christian Community gatherings, ecumenical meetings,
inter-religious meetings, prison ministry, training for Nursing Assistance,
education centers for school drop-out children, job oriented
training for children, assistance in farming and development of land for
cultivation for the poor villagers.
Health Care Centers such as hospitals and dispensaries run by the
Diocese help the poor people in the remote areas. Infant mortality and
malnutrition are very high in this State of Madhya Pradesh due to lack
of medical care. The diocese is initiating program to address these
Being a mission Diocese, we are in great need of financial support to
do our further missionary activities and humanitarian support for the
poor and the needy. Kindly make some generous contributions for the
Mission Diocese of Satna. We are grateful to you for helping us by
your generous contributions. Your prayers and support help us to
continue with our missionary activities. Thank you for your participation
in the mission of the universal Catholic Church.

These baskets are beautiful. You won’t want to miss a chance at one of these.


Special after  Mass Deals, Gift Basket Auction




               Six chances for $5.00




There are around 30 baskets plus several mugs with a gift card. A chance is $1 except for the Wine basket and the Gift Card Tree which are $5 for each chance.

Winners will be selected the day of Festival, July 29. Tickets are $1each at the Festival.

If tickets a purchased at the weekend masses at 4:00, 7:30, 11:00 and 5:00 July 14/15 & July 21/22 chances are 6 for $5.

Sponsors Needed! Be a part of the Solution.

Support our major annual fundraising event. St Joseph the Worker Italian Festival 2018 is in need of support. We would appreciate any value of financial or in-kind product donation or sponsorship.
As a Thank You, Individuals, families, groups or businesses who donate will be recognized on the publicly displayed donor board during the festival. Sponsorships start for as little as $25.00

Platinum Sponsorship $250.00 +
Gold Sponsorship $100.00
Silver Sponsorship $50.00
Bronze Sponsorship $ 25.00

Please provide your Name, Address, Phone Number and Donation amount along with the name to be displayed at the festival along with method of payment to the parish rectory at 229 California Ave. Weirton, West Virginia, 26062 or by email to

Payments can be made on-line at the “My Online Donation” link on this website or by check made payable to St Joseph the Worker Church.

Your generosity funds the ministry work of the parish, providing for the corporal and spiritual works of mercy to the community at large.

If you wish your gift to remain secret, please indicate “anonymous” as the display name.

Volunteers Needed!! Meet New Friends and Work Hard with Old Friends.

Everybody can do something! Support our major annual fundraising event.

The St Joseph the Worker Italian Festival 2018 is in need of volunteers. We need help in the kitchen, with games, set up and clean up, popcorn and snow cone stands.

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Your support funds the ministry work of the parish, providing for the corporal and spiritual works of mercy to the community at large.

RAFFLE TIME !! Drawing July 29

RAFFLE TIME !! We are asking for your support and generosity to our yearly raffle.

At our Italian Festival  on July 29th there will be three $500 drawings, two $1,000 drawings,
one $5,000 drawing and the grand drawing of $10,000. Winners need not be present and it is possible to win more than one time, as your number is placed back in the hopper. Tickets are
$100 each and more than one person can go in on a ticket. See the bulletin or contact the parish office for tickets.

Wednesday Adoration Starts August 1!

Wednesday Adoration Starts August 1.

We now have enough guardians to start Wednesday Adoration!!  The Communion of Saints Adoration Chapel will be open on Wednesdays 8 AM to 8 PM in addition to the current Friday adoration. Stop by and visit with the Lord, even for a few moments.

Never attended Adoration, start with 5 minutes quite time listing to God. Stop by on your way home from work, during lunch or between trips out.

We are still registering Guardians for Wednesdays. Registration sheets are in the vestibule. Contact the rectory office or see details in the bulletin.


Saturday July 21 Emmaus Retreat for Grieving Parents

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
Sacred Heart of Mary Parish, Weirton
One-Day Spiritual Retreat
Saturday, July 21, 2018 • 9:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Losing a child under any circumstance is horrific.
Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously.
A faith based ministry for parents, whose children of any age have died by any cause, no maer how long ago. Please join us.
All are welcome!
Donation: $25 Individuals; $40 Couples Scholarships are available.
Preregistration is requested.
For more information or to register, visit, or contact the parish offices.

Sunday, July 29, St. Joseph’s Italian Festival ! 12 Noon to 8:00 PM


St. Joseph the Worker is gearing up for its 2nd annual Italian Festival
on Sunday, July 29th.
John Dovec & Walter Ruszkowski are co-chairs of the event
which is sponsored by the church’s Pastoral Council.
The second annual Italian Festival will be held from 12 noon to
8:00 pm, July 29th at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, Kings Creek
Road, Weirton.
There will be a variety of Italian cuisine, food prices will vary.
Admission is $5.00 per car to the festival which will include special
desserts, games for children, including five large inflatables,
bingo, a Chinese auction which includes over 30 different themed
baskets, a wine basket filled with many parishioners’ home made
wine, and a gift card tree worth $250.00. There will also be 50/50
drawings throughout the day and a $100.00 raffle ticket that can
be purchased, with the final 7 drawings being held hourly. Prizes
start at $500.00 to the last drawing of the day being $10,000.00 to
the lucky winner. The Festival will also include live entertainment
by Fulvio Ranni & Sal Evola. These two fantastic musicians performed
last year and those who were in attendance are eagerly
awaiting their return.
There also will be a dunk tank of which we have several “victims”
lined up for a good dunk. They include: Father Dennis, Recheal
Fuscardo, Jamie Lesho, George Charnie and a few others!
A new addition to the festival this year is an opportunity to purchase
a 16 oz. glass beer mug with a colored logo of the festival
imprinted on the mug. (special price to buy the mug and special
price on beer refills).
From pasta to meatballs to wedding soup to pizza to calzones
and much more, plan to come with your appetite to the Italian
Festival sponsored by St. Joseph the Worker Church Pastoral
Council and bring your family and friends!

Pasta 3
Meatball or Sausage 2
Sliders 3
(meatball/sausage/Italian beef)
Sandwich 5
(meatball/sausage/Italian beef)
AnƟpasto Salad 2
Wedding Soup 2
Garlic Bread 1
Pizza, slice 3
Pepperoni Roll 3
Calzone 5
Hot Dog 2
Popcorn 1
Sno-cone 1
Desserts as marked
Top Shelf 5
BoƩom Shelf 3
Wine 3
Wine Cooler 3
Beer 3
Water 1
Pop 1
Coffee 1