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  • 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 05.31.15
The Shepherd's Voice 05.31.15


Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. God is three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is one of the “mysteries” of our faith. The focus of the readings is the experience of God acting in our lives in various ways. 

In the first reading we read from Deuteronomy as Moses reminds the people of their special bond with God. He says “be faithful to the covenant.” In the second reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Paul describes our relationship with each person of the Trinity. In today’s Gospel of St. Matthew, we read the conclusion of the Gospel as Jesus commissions the disciples to go to all nations, baptizing all people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus directs his disciples to preach everywhere. 

As we focus on the Trinity this weekend, let us reflect on how God comes into our daily lives and how we share our faith with those around us. We are made in the image of God; therefore, the more we understand God, the more we understand ourselves. Jesus was sent into the world not to condemn, but to save. 


Staff Changes Special thanks to Patty Smitz and Jerry Williams for their service to St. James Parish as they begin their retirement. Patty has been the housekeeper for our parish for the past 25 years and Jerry has been working in the Religious Education Office assisting Karen Conroy, for the past six years. Best wishes to you both! 

Allison Williams, our current Interim Business Manager will conclude her employment with the parish as of June 30. She has done a tremendous job for the past six months. Allison will continue her employment as Business Manager for two parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Terri Price as our new full-time Business Manager of St. James Parish effective July 1st. Terri has been teaching Accounting, Personal and Business Applications, and Personal Finance Business at Brentwood High School for the past twenty-seven years and has also worked at Robert Morris University and the former Kaufmann’s Department Store. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Business Education from Robert Morris University. Welcome Aboard Terri! 

Congratulations Anna Torrance Bishop David Zubik has appointed St. James parishioner Anna Bamonte Torrance as Associate General Secretary/Church Relations for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Anna is very active at St. James serving on the Pastoral Council, CCD Teacher, Youth Ministry, Children’s Liturgy Programs, and Marriage Preparation. 

Memorial Donation/In Memory of Trudy Guy Special thanks to Christine Atkin and Mary Leonard, daughters of the late Trudy Guy, the long time Sacristan here at St. James Parish who passed away November 19, 2014. They have donated four new Chalice cups and three new stacking Ciborium’s that will be used for daily and Sunday Masses in her memory. 

Class of 2015 Congratulations to the St. James School - Class of 2015 who will be graduating this week: Anthony DiFolco, Victoria Gevaudan, Quinn Hill, Kaila Hundley, Mary Rose McNelis, Tom Peilert, Ida Reilsono, Sierra Vogel, Jackson Zernich, and Jeffry Zick. 

First Holy Communion/Baptism Congratulations to Ryan Scuderi and Jacob Weber who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. 

Congratulations to Talia Rose Green and Matthew Adam Tomaino who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Welcome Home A special St. James welcome to the following who recently registered at St. James Parish: Kurt Thorwart and Jolene Tomasso. 

Something to Think About… We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Keoning 

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