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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 04.05.15
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It has been a very long, bitter cold winter season with the snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. We are now moving forward as Spring is definitely in the air! 

These past forty days of Lent (Traveling the Journey Together) have been a time for us to reflect on the positive changes we would like to make in our life and remind ourselves that we are all on this journey together. 

Today we rejoice at Easter as the tomb is empty. In John’s Gospel we read how Mary Magdalene arrives at the tomb and sees that the tomb is empty. Mary Magdalene is the first person at the tomb in all four gospels and she is the messenger who then brings Peter and the Beloved Disciple to see that the stone has been moved. 

Easter is about Jesus, the Jesus who announced God’s kingdom. We celebrate the triumph of life over death, hope over despair, light over darkness and good over evil. 

Let us open up our hearts and minds and see how we can become a better person and receive the joy of Christ. Christ is Risen! Alleluia! 


St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2015-2016 school year. There is a three year old half day Preschool program and half day and full day four year old Preschool program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. We are pleased to announce that there will be NO TUITION INCREASE for this coming year! Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412-741-5540, extension 100. 

Envisioning our Future: engaging with Jesus to Love and Serve A few weeks ago at all of the Masses, we distributed our new three year Pastoral Plan booklet to members of the parish. Our Pastoral Council put together a three year pastoral plan with goals and objectives to continue to make St. James grow and minister the faith to God’s people. Our new plan incorporates goals and objectives over the next three years: 2015 - 2018. If you have not yet had the opportunity to read over our plan there are extra copies available near the entrances of the church. We invite you to read over the booklet that has been printed, and pray to discern an activity or a ministry that enables you to use your unique talents, special expertise, time and treasures to help advance the works of our parish. Special thanks to those who have responded so far with comments and suggestions. 

Are You Registered? Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” If you attend St. James on a regular basis or are searching for a parish to call “home” and are not officially registered, you’re most welcomed here! Please complete the form that is in the bulletin and return it to the office. It is very important to be registered especially to obtain a Sponsor Letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor. If you are planning to move and change your address, please let us know so we can update our files. 

Welcome A special warm welcome to James and Tara Kane who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations This weekend, we welcome the ten men and women who have been in our Rite of Christian Initiation Program, (RCIA). Members of the Class of 2015 include: James Armeni, Steve Biser, Shea Corsetti, Sarah D’Urso, Amy Dwyer, Michael Kenneweg, Pamela Kenneweg, Gretchen Klavon, Elizabeth Riordan, and Michelle Straka. Special thanks to Bob Basl, Connie Boschetto and Sylvia McGaughey for their leadership this past year. 

Looking Ahead Pastoral Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 7 / 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. 

First Holy Communion for our Second Graders Weekends of May 2-3 and 16-17. 

Notre Dame Vision High School Retreat - June 15-19. 

Italian Dinner Dance - Saturday, June 27 / 6:30-10:30pm, in the school gymnasium. 

Something to Think About… We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are. - Bill Watterson 

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