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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 06.01.14
The Shepherd's Voice 06.01.14


This weekend we celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter. The readings this weekend focus on being filled with the Holy Spirit and following Christ. In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we read how the Apostles return to Jerusalem after the Lord’s Ascension. They devote themselves to prayer as they await the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the second reading from Peter, we read how suffering unites us to Christ. When we make sacrifices for following Christ, we walk the way with the Lord. In the Gospel of John, we read the closing of “Jesus’ Farewell Discourse” at the Last Supper. Jesus gives his “priestly prayer” and prays that God be glorified and that the disciples be strengthened to continue Jesus’ work on earth. It summarizes all that Jesus came to do and the intimate relationship between him and his Father that allowed him to complete his work. Jesus says this prayer as he prepares for his Passion and Death on the cross. In this beautiful prayer Jesus prays for himself, his disciples and for the community. The prayer Jesus addresses to the Father is for the strength and protection of those faithful believers who will remain in the world as Jesus returns to God. 

As we come into the “home stretch” of the Easter Season let us use this time for watching and waiting for the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us strength. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit can we truly be people of faith. 

Pentecost is next weekend. Please wear something red to Mass. 

Congratulations to all of our Grade School, High School and College Graduates!


Welcome Seminarian Jeffrey Craig! We are very blessed this summer to have with us a Seminarian. Next Monday, Jeffrey Craig will be with us through August 3 for a Summer Internship. Jeff is a student at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton studying for the Priesthood and will be a Senior at Duquesne University. Jeff will assist at daily and Sunday Masses, Funerals, Weddings, hospital visits and will also be helping out with cleaning and maintenance around the parish campus. Jeff is from St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford. Welcome aboard Jeff! 

Ordination to the Diaconate Six men studying for the Priesthood will be ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, June 14 at 10am at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Bishop David A. Zubik will preside as Bishop William J. Winter ordains the following men to the transitional diaconate: 

Jack E. Demnyan, Holy Rosary Parish, Muse, St. Mary Seminary- Baltimore Zachary A. Galiyas, St. Malachy Parish, Kennedy Twp, St. Vincent Seminary -Latrobe Levi D. Hartle, St. Joseph Parish, Cabot, Theological College- Washington D.C. Christopher J. Mannerino, St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester, St. Mary Seminary- Baltimore Jeremy J. Mohler, Sacred Heart Parish, Shadyside, Theological College- Washington D.C. David G. Rombold, Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City, Theological College- Washington D.C. William D. Wuenschel, Holy Angels Parish, Hays, Theological College- Washington D.C. 

Let us continue to pray for these men and all our Seminarians as they continue to listen to God calling them to serve the Church of Pittsburgh. 

Looking Ahead Friday, June 6 - 8th Grade Graduation/6:30pm Monday, June 9 – Last Day of School 

Italian Dinner/Dance St. James Parish and the Knights of Columbus will host an Italian Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 21 from 6:30 to 10:30pm in the school gym. Entertainment by Mirella the Italian Musician. Tickets are $25.00 each and are available at the Rectory during normal business hours. 

Gift Basket Items Needed We are asking parishioners to donate items for our gift baskets for the Italian Dinner Dance. If you have any extra Gift Cards, Lottery Tickets, Wine, or any unused new items that would make nice gift baskets, you can drop them off in the Usher’s Room at Mass or at the Rectory. 

Newly Baptized Congratulations to Evan Reh Cunningham and Ronald Grayson Harris who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Emilia Bohn and Andrew Hasey who are celebrating their wedding this weekend. 

Welcome Home A special St. James welcome to the following who recently registered at St. James Parish: David Giancola, Chris Iorio, and Paul Lucci.

Something to Think About… Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke - Pastor 

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