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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 08.02.15
A Word From Fr. Tom - 08.02.15

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Nourishing Us With The Eucharist! 

Day in and day out we often hear people complaining about something. Whether it is about the weather, politics, family members or coworkers, it seems people are never happy. Often times we can get trapped into that negativity and “shop talk” and make negative remarks about a family member, classmate, co-worker, neighbor or even a priest or bishop. 

This weekend we continue reading from the Gospel of St. John the “Bread of Life Discourse.” Today’s readings continue the theme God feeding the hungry and appreciating the blessings in life. In the First Reading from the Book of Exodus we read how God feeds his people in the desert. The Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron because they are hungry. God then provides bread (Manna) for the people. In the Second Reading from Ephesians, Paul urges the community to live lives that are in keeping with their baptismal calling. To learn Christ, means to let Christ influence in our heart and to show Christ to others. In the Gospel of John we continue to read how Jesus declares that he himself is the true bread from heaven. The crowd had just witnessed the multiplication of loaves and fishes, but they continue to “grumble” and they search him out and his disciples. They ask for a sign. 

As Catholics, when we attend Mass, we are fed with the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the center of our Catholic faith. Let us be grateful for the blessings God gives us each and every day and open our eyes and see the good that is around us. Perhaps we can do a little less grumbling and little more trusting. Instead of making a complaint, let us try to make a compliment. Small, daily acts of gratitude are the foundation of our life in Christ. 

Nourishing Us With The Eucharist! 

KDKA Radio - 1020AM Fr. Ron Lengwin host of “Amplify” Sunday evenings from 9pm to 11pm has asked me to be a guest host for him this Sunday, August 2. I will be talking about the importance of evangelization and how we as Catholics can share our faith with those around us. 

Are You Registered? Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” If you attend St. James on a regular basis or are searching for a parish to call “home” and are not officially registered, you are most welcomed here! Please complete the form that is in the bulletin and return it to the Rectory. It is very important to be registered, especially to obtain a sponsor letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation sponsor. If you are planning to move and change your address, please let us know so we can update our files. 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2015-2016 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 two 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.

Parish and School Improvements Our maintenance department has been cleaning the classrooms painting the hallways, gym and stairwells. Tudi Mechanical Systems of McKees Rocks recently installed automatic light switches in all of the school restrooms. 

Parish Share 2015 As a new school year quickly approaches, let us be thankful for the various college campus ministry programs that are offered at the local colleges, and universities. The annual Parish Share program conducted by the Diocese of Pittsburgh makes this ministry possible. Please be as generous as possible to support the Parish Share Campaign. We ALL benefit from Parish Share. 

Welcome A special welcome to Daniel, Mary Jo, Timothy and Eileen Johnson who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… We are so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us, that we don’t take time out to enjoy where we are. - Bill Watterson 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it