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    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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    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 03.02.14
The Shepherd's Voice 03.02.14


This weekend we celebrate the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on trusting in God. In the First Reading, the Prophet Isaiah speaks of comfort to the Jewish people who were in exile in Babylon. In the Second Reading, Paul tells the Corinthian community to not make any judgment before the appointed time. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus reminds us that we cannot serve two masters. He tells us not to worry about tomorrow, to live today in the present and be appreciative with all that we have. Jesus calls us to discipleship to get our priorities in order. What are things in life that distract us from having a relationship with the Lord? Jesus reminds us that we are God’s precious children. We must put his future in the hands of God and pray only for the modest needs of today. As we prepare to start the season of Lent, let us Let Go, and Let God! 


Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking Lent Begins this Wednesday, March 5 * Masses for Ash Wednesday will be at 6:45AM, 9:00AM, Noon- (Liturgy of the Word with the distribution of Ashes), and 7:00PM. * Stations of the Cross - every Friday at 1:30PM (with school children) and 7:00PM. Fish Fry - every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in school cafeteria. 

Lenten Penance Services St. James Parish will conduct a Lenten Penance Service on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30pm. There will be several priests on hand for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Other Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Tuesday, April 1 - St. Margaret Mary - Moon Twp. Tuesday, April 8 - St. Catherine of Siena - Crescent 

Items Needed for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner We are in need of unused items for our upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 15. Items will be used for our gift baskets. You may drop the items off at the rectory office during regular office hours 8:30 AM to 5PM or bring it to church next weekend to the “usher’s room” at church. Thank you for your generosity. 

New Pastoral Council Member It gives me great pleasure to appoint Catherine Platt to Pastoral Council. Catherine has been a parishioner of St. James her entire life, is a graduate of St. James Catholic School, Sewickley Academy and Boston University. She spent nine years as a tax CPA. She is currently in the process of receiving her masters at Duquesne University School of Education for program planning and evaluation. She is a Program Manager for Basic Health International, a nonprofit organization that is working to eliminate cervical cancer in impoverished countries. Catherine is the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Platt and resides in Sewickley. 

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 informational meeting this Monday, March 3 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

Parish Improvements Gerard Plumbing and Heating of Moon Twp. recently replaced a sump pump in the Rectory basement and also repaired a clogged drain and broken pipe in the school cafeteria area. 

Parish Share 2014 This weekend we kick off our Diocesan Parish Share Campaign 2014. Parish Share is a program that all 200 parishes in the Diocese participate. Please be as generous as possible and complete your pledge card that has been mailed to you. Our goal this year is $196,477. 

Scout Sunday This weekend at the 11:30am Mass we celebrated “Scout Sunday.” Several of our scouts have been working hard on obtaining their Religious Awards. 

Congratulations to the following Scouts: Award: I Live My Faith (Girl Scouts) - Elleson Burke, Mary Connelly, Abby Jester, Kelsey McGaughey, Maggie McManus, Jackie Nicolaus, Maddie Sollinger and Katerina Zick 

Award: Par Vuli Dei (Cub Scouts) - Robert Martin 

Award: Guardian Angel (Girl Scouts)-Jessica Nicolaus 

Welcome A special warm welcome to Michael, Kathleen and Christine Barthen, Brad and Rebecca Christof, and Dick and Mary Ann Kostkas who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… “Pray, hope and don’t worry! Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear our prayer.” St. Padre Pio 

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