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  • 18.09.15

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  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
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  • 03.03.12
    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
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  • 02.08.11
      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom 07-03-16
A Word From Fr. Tom 07-03-16

HARVEST IS ABUNDANT, LABORERS ARE FEW!

This weekend in the Pittsburgh Catholic there are over forty changes in clergy assignments listed. As we continue to move forward with “On Mission, For the Church Alive!” our priests are taking on additional responsibilities with two, three and four parishes when years ago, each parish had a Pastor and Parochial Vicar. Population changes in Western Pennsylvania continue to alter the demographics of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Twenty years ago we had 600 priests, now in 2016 we have 225. It is projected that in a few years, we will have 112 priests! Let us pray for more vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

This weekend we celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on being a disciple of the Lord and spreading the Good News. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus appoints seventy-two disciples and sends them out two by two as workers.

Luke is the only Gospel writer that has a “commissioning” of the twelve and a second “commissioning” of the seventy two. The other Gospel writers only focus on sending out the twelve. By virtue of our Baptism we are called to be sent. Jesus says that the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few. Let us look at our own vocation calling in life and look at the gifts and talents that the Lord calls us and continue to pray for men to enter in the priesthood and pray for the men and woman in Religious Life.

As we celebrate this Independence Day holiday weekend, let us pray for our country that is divided and for all those who are unemployed as well as those serving in our military. Let us be proud to be Americans and proud to be living in the land of the free and home of the brave!

HARVEST IS ABUNDANT, LABORERS ARE FEW!

New Look For Bulletin This weekend our bulletin has a “new look”. Our parish continues to be alive and well with great organizations and activities. Please be sure to patronize our businesses on the back pages who help make this wonderful bulletin available to be printed free of charge on a weekly basis.

Pastoral Council Special thanks to Gene Battistella who has completed his term on Pastoral Council.

It is with great joy I appoint Jeffrey Minarek to Pastoral Council. Originally a member of Transfiguration Church in Russellton, Jeff currently lives in Moon Township. He is employed at Dick's Sporting Goods in Findlay Township as a Supervisor of Store Planning. He is also a Eucharistic Minister and has a nephew and niece Alex and Olivia Omler who attend St. James School. He looks forward to serving our parish community.

Parish Share 2016 Parish Share 2016 is in full swing. If you have not made a pledge for this annual campaign, please do so. Parish Share helps run the day-to-day operations for the Diocesan offices, helps operate St. Paul Seminary in Crafton to educate our future priests, assists with the scholarships in our Catholic Elementary and High Schools, helps run College Campus Ministry programs, and helps fund the hospital chaplaincy program. Our Parish Share goal for this year is $173,549.

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2016 -2017 school year. There is a three year old half day Preschool program and half day and full day four year old Preschool program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. One hundred and three years of Catholic Education in the heart of Sewickley! For more information and for a tour of the school, please call 412-741-5540 extension 100.

Congratulations Congratulations to Rikki Jaclyn Doran, daughter of Jack Doran and Jennifer Snee who was baptized last weekend.

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Kevin and Dorothy Clocherty, Catherine Morkert, and Mark, Pam, Bryce, Weston and Jack Roberts who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Please note that on Monday, July 4 we will have 9am Mass only. The Rectory Office will be closed for the day. Happy 4th of July!

Something to Think About… Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine

With God, All Things Are Possible!