Author Archives: Paul Browne

Natural Family Planning Presentation — March 26th

The Saint James team of Natural Family Planning instructors, Ellen Curry and Sandy Lowery, will cover the basics of NFP in a presentation on March 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Lackey Hall at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg.

In addition to the basics of NFP, the presentation will cover what the Church means by being “open to life” with regard to the marriage state, morally acceptable birth control, and ways to help infertile couples achieve pregnancy.

All are welcome to attend, especially married couples, couples preparing for marriage, and young adults who may soon be engaged. Older
high school youth are also invited to attend, but if you are under the age of 18, we ask that you attend with a parent.

Contact Carol Dindinger at 304-725-5558, x223 or

Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

Summer Camp Youth Counselors

Young people are needed to assist us at our camps! If you are a high-school-aged (15 or older) parishioner who has been Confirmed that is seeking to improve your leadership skills, build your resume, and earn some cash—St. James needs you this summer!

Counselors-in-Training Program

We are also piloting a new program this year – Counselors-in-Training. This will be for youth ages 14-15 who would like the opportunity to work at one of our summer camps in preparation for possibly becoming a youth counselor in future years. This is strictly an unpaid volunteer position. Counselors-in-Training will work directly under the supervision of the one of the youth counselors during a specific camp. Once the week is over, feedback will be given on your strengths and what you will need to work on in order to be considered for hire the following year.

Please contact Allie Enos at or via phone at 304-725-5558 x231 to request an application or you may come into the parish office to pick up the Youth Counselor Application form. Applications are also available online here:

Youth Counselor Application

Youth Counselor In Training Application

Deadline to apply is April 15.