Parish Staff

Pastor: Reverend Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr.
Director of Religious Education: Mr. Mark Tirona
Principal, St. Joseph Grade School (Pre-8): Mrs. Recheal Fuscardo
Principal, Madonna High School (9-12): Mr. Jamie Lesho
Music Director: Mrs. Rebecca Harding
Bookkeeper: Miss Mary Beth Simon

Secretary:  Mrs. Sally Frantz

Maintenance:  Mr. Rick Kochman

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Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES Saturday 4:00 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday 7:30 am, 11:00 am, and 5:00 pm

WEEKDAY MASSES Monday-Friday 7:30 am


Thursday 8-8:30 am Saturday 12 pm-1pm at Sacred Heart of Mary Sunday 4-4:45 pm

All Sunday and daily Masses have resumed under safety protocols The faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. If you are in the vulnerable category (over 65, underlying health conditions or feel sick), you are encouraged to remain at home.

Thank you to those who continue to send in their contributions.  We are still paying our Secretary, Bookkeeper, DRE, Musician, Maintenance Man & Priest. 

St. Joe’s History

Mission Statement

St. Joseph the Worker Parish established by Archbishop John J. Swint. Fr. James P. Altmeyer appointed as pastor.

Confraternity of Christian Mothers established

St. Joseph the Worker Grade School opened.

Formal opening of parish drive to build St. Joseph the Worker Church building.

Groundbreaking and blessing of the site of the new parish church building.

Formal dedication of St. Joseph the Worker Church Building built at a cost of $450,000.00.

Nocturnal Adoration Society formed.

Stained glass windows installed in the church.

Ground broken for new rectory at 229 California Avenue.

Bishop Joseph Hodges dedicates the new rectory.

Fr. Altmeyer retires as pastor due to illness.

Fr. Charles Schneider appointed as second pastor of St. Joseph the Worker.

Rev. James Altmeyer founding pastor of St. Joseph the Worker dies, in Wheeling at age 73.

Renovation of St. Joseph Church began.

Bishop Hodges dedicates the renovated church building.

Fr. Paul Tedesco appointed third pastor of St. Joseph the Worker.

Fr. Thomas Gornick appointed fourth pastor of St. Joseph the Worker.

Fr. Gornick retires from active ministry. Fr. Stephen Dube appointed fifth pastor of St. Joseph the Worker.

Formal dedication of St. Joseph’s gymnasium by Bishop W. Schmit.

Baptized into Jesus Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit, we are a Catholic community united with the local Bishop and our Catholic brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

We worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through personal and communal prayer, through the proclamation and living the Gospel, through the weekly Sunday celebration of the Eucharist and the other Sacraments of the Church, and through our charitable outreach to those within and beyond our parish boundaries.

We, therefore, commit ourselves through mutually sharing our time, talent and treasure to welcome all who gather here, to provide and support Catholic Education through our Catholic Schools and Religious Education programs for all ages, to work together for the spiritual care of one another and the maintenance of the material goods that have been entrusted to us.

St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us.

Recommended Websites

The Church

Holy See
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston


Catholic News Agency

Local Parishes

Sacred Heart of Mary Weirton WV
St Paul Weirton WV
St Peter Steubenville OH

Faith Education

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Community Care

Community Bread Basket
Table of Hope
Catholic Charities West Virginia
West Virginia Catholic Foundation
Gabriel Project

Pro Life

AIM Friends for Life
40 Days for Life

Personal Support

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

Catholic University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Catholic Organizations

Knights of Columbus

Catholic Radio

We Are One Body