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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 04.28.13
The Shepherd's Voice 04.28.13

Love One Another! 

The news of the Boston Marathon Bombing last Monday really brought people together in a time of need. News reports showed people placing flowers and tributes to the victims near the crime scene at the finish in Copley Square. Sports teams from baseball, hockey, to basketball all paid tribute to the victims by having uniform patches on their uniform that read “Boston Strong” and “617” the Boston Area Code. People bowed their heads in various prayer services. Several Boston College students even walked five miles from the college campus to the marathon finish line to show their support. 

This weekend we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter where the readings focus on Love. In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Barnabas proclaim the Good News. Even though they faced persecution they continued moving forward because they new that it was necessary to be part of the Christian discipleship. They celebrated what God accomplished through them. In the second reading from Revelation, John had a vision. The vision looked to fulfillment in the full realization of the new creation at the end of time when all is transformed and made new. In the Gospel of John, we read of Jesus speaking to his disciples at the Last Supper table with him the night before he died. Jesus revealed that Judas would be the one to betray him, and speaking to the remaining disciples, Jesus teaches them to love another. 

To love as Jesus loves means that we must put self and self interests aside. We must open our eyes to see the needs of others. To love as Jesus did helps us to become closer to another, and also evokes the Holy Spirit is in our midst. 

Love One Another! 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2013-14 school year. There is a three year old half day Preschool program and half day and new 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. 

New School Advisory Board forming! The St. James School Board of Advisors is seeking members who are willing to serve on this active, working Board. The new Board will seek to assist the Pastor and Principal in the strategic direction, financial sustainability, and academic excellence. Over thirty individuals have already expressed an interest in this new board and are in the process of completing a survey. Stay tuned for further updates. 

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 –

Parish Share 2013 Please remember to participate in our 2013 Parish Share Campaign. Our parish goal is $175,210.00. Parish Share is a very important campaign to help run the day to day operations at the diocese, helps with Catholic School scholarships, Campus Ministry programs, and other organizations. We all benefit from Parish Share! Please be generous as possible. 

Protecting God’s Children Just a reminder that all those who volunteer at St. James Parish in any way (Usher, Greeter, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Choir members) must complete a Protecting God’s Children program and have the necessary background clearance forms up to date on file. Please call Sue at the rectory office at 412-741-6650 for more information. 

Looking Ahead Boy Scout and Girl Scout Convocation Mass - Sunday, April 28 at 2pm at St. Paul Cathedral - Oakland. Pastoral Council Meeting - Monday, April 29, 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. Sister of St. Joseph’s Day - Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00am Mass. Philippine Madgrigal Singers - Sunday, May 5, 11:30am Mass.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Rosalind Kaliden and Robert Barry who are being married this weekend! 

Parish Improvements - A large Ciborium that we use for Daily and Sunday Masses has been cleaned, repaired and refinished courtesy of the children of Robert Barry in celebration of his nuptials to Rosalind Kaliden. 

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

Something to Think About… The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in. Morrie Schwartz 

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