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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 04.21.13
The Shepherd's Voice 04.21.13

Jesus is the Good Shepherd! 

For the past twelve years, God has blessed me with great assignments in my Priesthood ministry: Parochial Vicar- St. Alphonsus in Wexford and St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland, Co-Director of Vocations, Chaplain to the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office- Catholic Committee on Scouting, Member of the Priest Council and College of Consultors for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Board of Director for the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and Holy Family Institute, Chaplain to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Police Department, Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Braddock and currently the Pastor of St. James in Sewickley. 

Every day I try to do my best to be a good priest to the people that I am entrusted with. I enjoy celebrating Mass, visiting our children in our school and religious education program, celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Anointing, hospital visits and helping with marriage and personal counseling. I love being a Priest! 

We all have a vocation in life, whether we are called to be Single, Married, Priesthood or Religious Life, we all have gifts and talents that God blesses us with each and every day. 

Let us pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, that many will be inspired to show true love, to the point of sacrificing many other attractive options to become holy priests or following him as consecrated religious. 

This weekend we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday. All of the readings focus on listening to the Lord’s voice and following him. 

In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Barnabus speak out boldly. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. In the second reading from Revelation, John has a vision, that the lamb will shepherd the people. In the Gospel of John, the context of the gospel is very short, Jesus is teaching regarding himself as the Good Shepherd. Jesus never promised his followers that they would avoid suffering, only that suffering and death were not the last word. To believe is to belong to those who hear Jesus’ voice. Jesus gives his followers eternal life, and this divine gift serves as a protection for them. The image of the Good Shepherd reassures us that we are not abandoned, that Jesus is supporting and holding us up. Good Shepherd Sunday is at the center of our fifty-day celebration of Easter. Let us listen to the Lord to see how he is calling us to follow Him! 

Jesus is the Good Shepherd! 

Italian Dinner/Dance Plans are under way for our first annual Italian dinner dance on Saturday, July 13th from 6:30-10:30pm in the school gym. If you are interested in being on the planning committee there will be a meeting on Monday, May 6th at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. 

Walk For Life The 2013 Walk For Life will be held Saturday, May 11 at 10am beginning at the Coraopolis Gazebo. To register or for more information please call Choices Pregnancy Services at 724-457-1220 or www.choices-for–

Looking Ahead Finance Council Meeting - Monday, April 22 - 6:30pm in Gathering Space. Middle States Accreditation Visit to St. James School - week of April 22- 26. St. James Frames Art Show - Friday, April 26, 6-9pm in Gathering Space. Philippine Madrigal Singers - Sunday, May 5, 11:30am Mass. 

Thank You Our Religious Education Program has concluded for this school year. Thank you to Karen Conroy, Gerry Williams and all of our volunteers for a job well done in teaching our children the faith every Sunday. 

Woman of the Year Congratulations to Maria Swanson a parishioner at St. James who has been named Woman of the Year by the Sewickley Herald. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Kyleigh Abraham and Joseph Martin who are being married this weekend! 

Congratulations Congratulations to Sofia Marie Legge and Nolan Lawrence Waffensmith who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Congratulations to our Second Graders who are receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend! 

Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday (April 23rd) to Mike Glumac, our Director of Maintenance. 

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