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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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  • 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...
  • 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 The Shepherd's Voice 01.18.15
The Shepherd's Voice 01.18.15


Today we return to “Ordinary Time.” The readings this weekend focus on answering the Lord’s call. In the first reading from Samuel, we read how the Lord calls Samuel to come and follow him. “Here I am Lord. You Called Me.” For the next few weeks, our second reading will be from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Paul reminds the Christians at Corinth of their call to holiness. In the Gospel of John we read how Andrew and Simon Peter follow Christ, saying yes to come and follow Him. John the Baptist identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God, and Andrew and Simon Peter follow. Jesus invites all of us to “come and see.” What are we looking for in life? What sign is God giving us to invite us to come and follow Him? 


Campaign For The Church Alive! Thank you to all who participated in our Diocesan Capital Campaign. When making payments to the Capital Campaign please make checks payable to “Our Campaign For The Church Alive Inc.!” Please submit payments to: 

Diocese of Pittsburgh - Campaign Office P.O. Box 4 Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0004

There will be a special “Mass of Gratitude” next Sunday, January 25 at 2:30pm at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland celebrated by Bishop David Zubik. 

Parish Share The 2014 Parish Share campaign will conclude in two weeks. Please remember to submit your contributions so we can reach our goal. Thank you for your support to this annual appeal. 

Special Note Be Healthy-The flu season is here. It is very important to note that whenever we are in public to use a tissue when sneezing, cover our mouth when coughing, and wash hands frequently. At Mass when we have the Sign of Peace, you have the option to shake hands with your neighbors or simply nod or wave. During Communion, we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. If one wants to refrain from taking the cup of wine, he or she has that option. We have hand sanitizer stations available in the vestibule and also up front near the children’s chapel for your convenience. 

Be Comfortable - Please note that the temperature in the Church is automatically controlled by a computerized heating system. Due to the recent major change in temperatures the past few weeks with it being very warm and then sub-zero temperatures, the temperature in church can sometimes feel warm or cool. Please be patient with this as it is something beyond our control in such a large building. Everyone's body temperature is different depending on age and medications. Please dress to your comfort during the winter season. 

Holy Hour For Life The Respect Life Committee is hosting a Holy Hour for Life this Thursday, January 22 from Noon to 3pm in the Church lead by Deacon Steve Deskevich. If you are unable to make the March for Life in Washington D.C. come to St. James Church and pray for the pilgrims, and our nation. We will have Eucharistic Adoration followed by Benediction. 

Looking Ahead PCNC Television Mass - Channel 35 Comcast Cable, Sunday, January 25 at 6am. Rev. Thomas J. Burke, Celebrant with students from St. James and St. Teresa of Avila Schools. 

Pastoral Council and Finance Council Meeting - Monday, January 26 at 6:30PM in Meeting Room 2. 

Thank You! Special thanks to all those who stayed after the 11:30am Mass last weekend to help clean up the Christmas decorations. We had a lot of help and cleaned up in record time! Thank you! 

Parish Improvements Tudi Mechanicial recently upgraded the thermostat in the Gathering Space. There is now just one thermostat that controls the entire Gathering Space area including the two meeting rooms and music room making it run more efficiently. The comfort temperature for heat is automatically set by the computer for 72 degrees. 

Matt Mertz Plumbing recently upgraded some plumbing fixtures in the Gathering Space men's restroom. 

Welcome A special welcome to Barry and Heidi Korcan and Ralph and Elizabeth Sommers who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. - Glenn Clark 

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