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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.8.15
A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.8.15

Thirty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 


I have always been amazed how giving our parishioners are to those in need with so many outreach ministries here at St. James: St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, hospital and nursing home volunteers, the Center for Hope in Ambridge, Knights of Columbus Coat Drive, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, and the annual Christmas Giving Tree. Little random acts of kindness can add up to mean a lot in life. 

Today we celebrate the Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on giving from the heart and trusting in God. In the first reading of Kings we read how the prophet Elijah goes to Zarephath during a famine and encounters a poor widow who prepares food for him. By doing this kind deed, she and her son are able to eat for a year. In the Gospel of Mark, we read the parable of the poor widow. She gives all that she had for the love of the Lord. Jesus reminds us that we are to serve others with humble and contrite hearts. We all have gifts, talents, and treasures that we can give. As we prepare for Thanksgiving in the next few weeks, let us look at how we can “give back” to those around us. 


Welcome Dave Carter to Finance Council It gives me great pleasure to appoint David Carter to our Parish Finance Council. Dave is Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Highmark Health. He has deep experience in health care having worked in senior positions at Aetna and Magellan Health. He worked in Washington, D.C. for 18 years, serving in a number of senior communications and public affairs roles and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in 1996. Dave has volunteered for the American School for the Deaf, served as the President of the School Board of St. Mary’s School in Simsbury, CT., and as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 175. Currently, he also serves on the Advisory Board of St. James School. Dave lives in Edgeworth with his wife Pam, and they have four children. His son Hayden, is a fifth grader at St. James School. Special thanks to Chuck Etta for all of his years serving on our Finance Council. Chuck has concluded his term on Finance Council. 

Parish Improvements Ron Parisi Contracting of Ambridge continues renovations on the four confessionals in the back of the church. The back confessionals on each side will be turned into storage and my current confessional and the other front confessional will receive new lighting, sound proof walls, and the doors will be fixed. Also the candle areas will be improved with new lighting and ceiling repairs. 

Tudi Mechanical Systems of McKees Rocks recently upgraded the fans in both restrooms near the usher’s room hallway. Please note that the two restrooms along with the Gathering Space restrooms are now equipped with Censor Lights which will automatically turn on and off. No need to touch any of the buttons when entering the restroom! 

Triangle Roofing of Ohio Township has begun work to repair the flat roofs on the church, Gathering Space, school, and gym. Please be aware of construction vehicles, equipment and workers will be on our church property the next few weeks. Please use extra caution when walking or driving near the church and school. 

Thank You from Fr. Sullivan I received a thank you note from Fr. Michael Sullivan from Villanova University who conducted our parish Autumn Retreat a few weeks ago. Fr. Sullivan enjoyed his visit and is greatful of the generous “love offering” parishioners gave him which amounted to $4,947.00. 

Blue and White Gala Our annual Blue and White Gala will be held next Saturday, November 14th at the Montour Heights Country Club. This year we are honoring Frank and Ann Cahouet and Dr. John Moraca. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Karen Bononi, Jean-Pierre, Kimberly, Joseph, and Elijah Stephan who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -Scott Adams 

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