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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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Medical experts say that drinking water is very healthy. Not only do I like drinking Starbucks Coffee but I also like to carry around a water bottle throughout the day to stay hydrated. Water is something that we cannot live without. It quenches our thirst. 

This weekend we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent which always features Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the well. The readings focus on trusting in God’s providence. The Gospel of John tells how Jesus, on his way traveling from Judea to Galilee, encounters a Samaritan woman and interacts with her at a well. The water Jesus gives is the wellspring of eternal life. The Samaritan woman, who is considered an “outcast” is surprised that Jesus talks to her. Her faith opens up as she realizes that Jesus truly is the Messiah. 

We can go through life “thirsting” for things including: food, drink, drugs, fame or money. We all search for happiness and acceptance in life. The great transformation can happen in our lives if we walk through these next few weeks united in faith. 



Lenten Penance Services The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great time to get refreshed and renewed. 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 

Rite of Election Last Sunday our R.C.I.A. Candidates and Catechumens traveled to St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland to meet Bishop David Zubik and participated in the “Rite of Election. “ We continue to pray for these men and women as they prepare to become full members of our parish family at the Easter Vigil on April 19.

Members of the RCIA are now called “the Elect” as they prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. For the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays in Lent we will have members of “the Elect” join us for Mass to celebrate the “Scrutinies.” 

Members of the Class of 2014 include: Zoe Bojalad, Alexandra Gensheimer, Jeffrey Hutton, Christopher Johns, Rebecca Krzan, Kyleigh Martin, Diamond-Nicole McKay, Thomas Melisko Jr., Davon Randazzo, Elyse Scott, Wendy Vanhemert, and Jessica Copeland Volante. 

St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Our 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance last Saturday was a huge success. A good time was had by all. Thanks to all who participated and those who donated for the gift baskets. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus and volunteers with the help of set up, clean up and decorating. A follow-up meeting will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. Plans are already underway for the 2nd annual Italian Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 21 from 6:30 to 10:00pm in the St. James Gymnasium.

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, Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan Malpensa and Lugano Switzerland. There will be an informationL meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Cole Matthew Irvin who was Baptized last weekend. 

Birthday Blessings Happy Birthday to Anne Battaglia (mother of Joanne McDaniel) who is celebrating her birthday this weekend! 

Welcome A special welcome to George and Theresa Baciglaupo, Brendan and Janna Nelson, Nola Irwin and Adam Vish who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Second Collection Next Sunday the Second Collection will be for Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Please be as generous as possible. 

Something to Think About… You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.” Eric Hoffer 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it