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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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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 05.04.14
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During the past several weeks we have been very blessed with great weather. I love to walk around the village to get my daily exercise, stop at Starbucks, YMCA, Post Office and I usually walk up to Sewickley Valley Hospital when I get an emergency call. Walking is very healthy for you. When I walk I like that “quiet time” to pray and have that personal conversation with God. 

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter. The readings this weekend focus on the risen Christ being present among his disciples. When we walk the journey with the Lord we stay connected with Him and we can share our faith with one another.

In the first reading Peter gives his “Pentecost Sermon” declaring that we are all witnesses to the faith. In the Second Reading Peter tells us to give reverence to God our Father. He sent his Son to be the new Passover lamb to save us from our sins. In the gospel we read the famous “Emmaus Walk” as Jesus encounters two downcast disciples. He reveals himself in the breaking of the bread. 

As we journey through our hectic lives, let us take the time to open up our eyes and see Christ in our midst. Christ is alive in us in what we say and do. As we come to church to be fed with the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist, let us be nourished and bring Christ to those that are most in need.


Man of the Year! Congratulations to Bob Brown for being named the Sewickley Herald’s Man of the Year. Bob was recognized last Friday evening at the Edgeworth Club. His wife Jean, family, friends, and parishioners cheered him on. Bob is very involved at St. James Parish and in the Sewickley Community. Congratulations Bob! 

R.C.I.A. 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. For more information please give me a call at the rectory at 412-741-6650 ext. 311 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412- 741-5540 ext. 100. 

This weekend we welcome our Second graders who are making their First Holy Communion. Congratulations and best wishes for receiving the Eucharist for the very first time. 

First Holy Communion for our Second graders will also be held the weekend of May 17-18. 

Save the Date! St. James Parish and the Knights of Columbus will host an Italian Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 21 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm in the school gym. Entertainment by Mirella the Italian Musician and dinner catered by Gino’s Catering. Tickets are $25.00 each and are available for sale before or after Masses this weekend and next weekend and also available at the rectory during normal business hours. Get your tickets now because only 200 will be sold and we sold out last year! 

Notre Dame Vision St. James Youth Ministry is once again participating in Notre Dame Vision, June 16-20. This Catholic Youth Conference is a great week for our youth to interact with teens from around the country to share their faith. Many great friendships develop. 

If you would like to “sponsor” a teen or a seminarian to attend and would like to make a donation (cost is $450), please contact Maria Brown our Youth Minister at 412-741-6650, extension 504 or e-mail her at mbrown@saintjames 

Welcome A special warm welcome to Stavros and Maricy Bourgis, Sara Dwyer, and Mark Levitsky who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Violet Olivia Muders and Emilia Kelly Sandene who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Happy 52nd Anniversary to my parents, Bill and Marge Burke! 

Something to Think About… The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust 

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