Ministries and Organizations

Want to get involved?
Click Here to download our brochure now!

Online Giving

Click to learn about our new online giving program and how it will benefit both you and St. James.

Recent News

  • 18.09.15

    Attachments:FileDescriptionRELIGIOUS ED FACT SHEET.doc ...
  • 16.02.15

    Attachments:FileDescriptionPastoral Plan 2015-2018.pdf  Year One.pdf ...
  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
  • 30.04.13
    Registration forms are found under the "Forms" subsection shown above....
  • 03.03.12
    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.  ...


<<  February 2018  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
  6  7
Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 06.15.14
The Shepherd's Voice 06.15.14


I am very blessed to have a great Father. My dad, Bill Burke is someone I have always looked up to. He grew up in Hazelwood and attended St. Stephen Grade School and Central Catholic High School. He served four years in the Navy, was a Pittsburgh Police Officer for thirty years and founded the County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the North Shore near Heinz Field. He has always been a man of deep prayer who loves his faith and family. 

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. 

In the First reading from Exodus, we read how Moses gains the special privilege of speaking with God face to face. Moses has a conversation with God on Mt. Sinai. In the Second reading from Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, we read how Paul encourages the Corinthians to live in peace, joy and love. He prays that the community will enjoy the gifts from the Trinity. 

In today’s Gospel, we read the famous Gospel that God so loved that he gave his only begotten Son. This familiar Gospel passage with Jesus talking to Nicodemus reminds us that God gave his Son to the world to go out and preach and teach. The Solemnity of the Trinity is unique in our liturgical calendar as this is the only Sunday that focuses directly on the mystery of God’s being, rather than on the life and mission of Jesus and celebrates God’s on going, ever faithful love for us. This feast calls us to be more aware of the presence of God in our lives. 

As we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, let us seek out the Trinity in our life as a sign of hope and love. Jesus was sent into the world not to condemn, but to save. 


Gift Basket Items Needed We are asking parishioners to donate items for our Gift Baskets for the Italian Dinner Dance: Gift Cards, Lottery Tickets, and Wine. etc. You can drop them off at the Rectory by Thursday, June 19 at 5pm. Set up for Italian Dinner Set up for the Italian Dinner will be held Friday, June 20 at 6pm in the School Gym. Members of the parish and students needing “volunteer service hours” are encouraged to help. 

Notre Dame Vision Retreat This week I will be traveling with Maria Brown, our Youth Minister, Jeff Craig, our Seminarian Intern and fifty of our high school students to the University Of Notre Dame for a Summer Conference June 16-20. Please hold any calls and e-mails until I return. Be sure of my thoughts and prayers as I travel to northern Indiana. 

2014 Guide Book We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Parish Guide Books are being mailed out to all registered parishioners. This is a great resource book of all the various parish organizations and important phone numbers. This directory program is courtesy of the local advertisers and is at no cost to the parish. If you are not officially registered in the parish, please call the rectory office to complete a census form. It is important to be registered in the parish. 

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to the following who recently registered at St. James Parish: Alie Gensheimer, Matteo Gruelle, Thomas and Sandy Maher, Maureen and Kayleen Wilson. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Conor Jacobs Hart who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to our School Secretary Marcy Knobloch! 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Sarah Heckard and Nicholas D’Urso who were married this weekend. 

Happy 45th Anniversary to Larry & Bonnie Megan! 

Happy 57th Anniversary to James & Julie Pitcavage! 

Something to Think About… You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. Henry Ford 

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