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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.22.15
A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.22.15

Our Lord Jesus Christ King Of The Universe 

CHRIST THE KING!

Today is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time as we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925. Christ the King is not primarily a feast for celebrating the power of Christ, but calls us to imitate our king who came not to be served but to serve. 

In today’s Gospel of John, we read from the trial scene where Jesus is being interrogated by Pilate who directly asks Jesus if he is the “King of the Jews?” Jesus very calmly never answers any of Pilate’s questions. He makes it clear that his kingship is not of this world. The mission of Jesus, the King of the Jews, is to testify to the truth. Jesus is a king who serves. 

As we pause to give thanks this week for God’s blessings, let us “serve” those in need this holiday season. 

CHRIST THE KING! 

Blue & White Gala Special thanks to all who made last week’s Blue & White Gala for St. James School at the Montour Heights Country Club such a success. Over 150 people attended the delicious dinner and there were great live and silent auction items. Congratulations to Frank and Ann Cahouet for receiving the “Exceptional Hearts Award” and Dr. John Moraca for receiving the “Excellent Minds Award.” Frank, Ann and John have been great supporters of Catholic Education over the years. Thank you to the Gala committee for making this year’s Gala such a success! 

Scrip Program With the Christmas shopping season now in full swing, St. James Parish is here to help you. Support your parish by buying gift cards from our Scrip program. Stop by our Scrip table in the vestibule and stock up on the gift cards that you normally purchase at the store. Gift cards are available before and after Mass and also during the week at the rectory office. 

Welcome Steve Clemente to Finance Council It is gives me great pleasure to welcome Steve Clemente to the Parish Finance Council. Steve is currently serving as a Director on the board of Nebraska Book Holdings Inc. He has 20 years of executive experience in retail, finance, real-estate, marketing, merchandising and eCommerce having served as President of Field & Stream for Dick’s Sporting Goods, CEO for Neebo, Inc and Group Vice President for Target Stores. In Steve’s previous parish in Lincoln, NE he was an Acolyte, a member of the Knights of Columbus, co-chair of the Fall Festival and a member of the capital campaign. He has spent the majority of his time giving back time/talent/treasure focusing on organizations that directly impact kids, volunteering for Make a Wish, Junior Achievement, Denver Public Library board member and the Children's Museum. Steve lives in Sewickley Heights with his wife Lisa and their two daughters who attend St. James Catholic School, Ashley in 8th grade and Anna in 6th grade. 

Advent Penance Service St. James Parish will conduct an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm. There will be several priests on hand for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Advent is a wonderful time to get refreshed and renewed. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held Thursday, November 26 at 9am. Please note that there will no 6:45am Mass on Friday, November 27. The Rectory Offices will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 25 and will not reopen until Monday, November 30 in observance of the holiday. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Jeanne Boyle, James Luttig, Brian, Isabel, and Simon Iwanonkin who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Orion Thomas Baverso, Franco Julian Pascuzzi, and Tyler James Rivetti who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Birthday Reflection As I prepare to celebrate my 45th birthday this Tuesday, November 24, I would like to pause and say thanks to my parents Bill and Marge for the gift of life! I am grateful for the morals and values my parents have taught me. I have learned a great deal over the years. Faith, family and friendships are true treasures in life. I am honored to be your Pastor here at St. James. 

Something to Think About… Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. - Native American Proverb 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

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