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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 02.23.14
The Shepherd's Voice 02.23.14

Love God, Love Neighbor! 

This weekend we celebrate the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on loving God and loving Neighbor. The First reading from Leviticus focuses on Moses teaching the people to love your neighbor as yourself. In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthian’s, he reminds the community that they are God’s temple and are to be holy and helpful. In today’s Gospel of Matthew, we continue reading the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus calls his followers to be whole and complete. God cautions us to not take revenge or harbor grudges.

If we are dealing with a misunderstanding, holding a grudge with a family member, co-worker, classmate, fellow parishioner, Priest, or Bishop, let us let go of the negativity. Let Go, and Let God.

Love God, Love Neighbor! 

New Business Manager Jan Kowalski has accepted the position of part-time Business Manager for St. James Parish. Jan took early retirement after a 20 year career in the Pittsburgh office of Deloitte Consulting LLP in December 2013. Most recently with Deloitte, she specialized in program management for large consulting engagements. Jan is a member of St. Ursula Parish in Allison Park and is active with Pastoral Council, Youth Ministry, and the Communications Committee. She has a BA in mathematics, an MS in public management and policy, and is currently working on her masters in secondary education. Her interests include golf, hiking, and reading. Jan will begin her duties on Monday, March 3.

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” Trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. There will be an information meeting on Monday, March 3 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

ChristLife Our Lenten Series Christlife begins this Tuesday, February 26 at 6:45pm in the School cafeteria. We are looking forward to a great seven weeks with this program. 

Looking Ahead Pastoral and Finance Council will have a joint meeting this Monday, February 24 at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 2 . (Finance Council will have a brief meeting separately at 6:00pm). 

School Gala - Saturday, March 1st at the Montour Heights Country Club in Moon Twp. 

Scout Sunday - Next Sunday, March 2nd at the 11:30am Mass. We will welcome our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, their leaders and parents. 

Lent Begins Wednesday, March 5. Upcoming Lenten Activities Stations of the Cross - every Friday at 1:30pm (with school children) and 7:00pm. Fish Fry - every Friday during Lent from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in school cafeteria. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance - Saturday, March 15, 6:30-10:00pm, school gym. Living Stations - Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program performs “Living Stations.” 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance Our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 6:30pm in the St. James Gymnasium. There will be great food, music and gift baskets. We are starting to collect items for our gift basket raffles. If you have any brand new items that you would like to donate please drop them off in the Usher’s Room near the Vestibule of the church the next two weekends or you may drop them off at the rectory during normal business hours 8:30am to 5:00pm. Gift cards, Wines and Spirits, and Lottery Tickets are greatly appreciated. 

The Light is On for You Bishop Zubik is asking every parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to have their doors open on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:00-9:00pm. Fr. Gruber and I will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

Welcome A special warm welcome to Robert and Sarah DiTommaso. Edward and Jo Ann Hauck, Dr. James Millen, and Nicole and Lauren Nejes who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Thank You Special thanks to the Furman South III family for offering Memorial donations to St. James Parish in memory of Furman South III who passed away last month. 

Please bring last year’s Palm Branches to church next weekend and empty them in one of the collection baskets in the vestibule. They will be burned to create ashes for the upcoming Ash Wednesday. 

Something to Think About… The sweetest revenge is to forgive. Isaac Friedman

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