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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 04.27.14
The Shepherd's Voice 04.27.14


What an awesome Easter we had last weekend. The weather was picture perfect with warm sunny blue skies and the church and Gathering Space were packed with people, the altar was beautifully decorated and the music was outstanding. What a wonderful weekend to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection! The Easter Season continues for seven weeks, ending on Pentecost. 

Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, also called Divine Mercy Sunday. In the gospel we read about the Risen Lord appearing to his Apostles. One of them, Thomas was absent at the first sighting so he doubted the Lord’s Resurrection. He had to see Jesus in order to believe that he truly rose from the dead. The disciples believed because they saw the Lord. We believe because we see the signs and wonders of God’s presence. 

Today Pope Francis welcomes many pilgrims to Rome to celebrate the Canonization of two outstanding Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II. Both were men of tremendous mercy. Let us pray through the intercession of Saint John XXIII and St. John Paul II to bring us closer to the Risen Christ this Easter Season. Let us let go of doubts, worries and fears and see Christ in those that we encounter each and every day. 


Thank You! Special thanks to all those who helped make our Easter Liturgies run smoothly: Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Choir Members, and Musicians. Thank you to Beth Villegas and our “decorating committee” for helping with the flowers, fountain set up and cleaning. Thank you to our Maintenance Staff for putting in extra hours over the holiday weekend to tidy up the rest rooms and church, and to our parish staff for their extra hard work with the behind the scenes of planning. Many parishioners and visitors commented how beautiful everything was for Easter! 

Gone Fishing! Our Fish Fry was a great success! Special thanks to the Fish Fry leadership team: Ann Belcastro, Bill Flaherty, Maria Sinnott, Phil Susie and all those who volunteered for the past seven weeks. Thanks to all who helped with set up, clean up, donated baked goods, and those who came for dinner.

Congratulations Last weekend at our Easter Vigil, we welcomed the eight men and women who have been in our Rite of Christian Initiation Program, (RCIA). Members of the Class of 2014 include: Alexandra Gensheimer, Jeffrey Hutton, Christopher Johns, Rebecca Krzan, Kyleigh Martin, Diamond -Nicole Marie McKay, Wendy Van Hermert, and Jessica Copeland Volante. Special thanks to Bob Basl and Connie Boschetto for their leadership this past year. 

If you or a loved one needs the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation, or want to learn more about the Catholic Faith, R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation) classes will begin after Labor Day. 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2014-15 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. For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412- 741-5540 ext. 100.

Parish Improvements A very special thank you to Helene Norbut who recently purchased new robes for our Altar Servers. This is in memory of her brother Alan M. Norbut M.D. who passed away January 20, 2014. 

Looking Ahead Finance Council Meeting- Monday, April 28 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. 

First Holy Communion for our Second Graders - the weekends of May 3-4 and 17-18.

Welcome A special warm welcome to Michael and Wol-Young Gerardi, Peter, Mary, and Madeline Kirk, Tara, Calleigh, and Leena Stolldorf who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Mason Thomas Malley who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Something to Think About… Never let a cloudy day ruin your sunshine, for even if you can’t see it, the sunshine is still there, inside you ready to shine when you will let it. - Amy Pitzele 

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