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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 06.28.15
The Shepherd's Voice 06.28.15


Last week, we took forty-four high school students to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana for Notre Dame Vision. This annual event is a great week for our youth to experience small groups, faith sharing and listen to dynamic speakers. High School and College Campus Ministers and Parish Youth Ministers also attend. It was a very faith-filled week. The theme this year was “Discerning God’s call and responding in faith.” 

Many of our students commented how enlightening the week was for them spiritually. I had the opportunity to sit in on many of the sessions plus also walk around the beautiful campus. I was able to read a book entitled “Forming Intentional Disciples” by Sherry Weddell. This book highlighted how we as Catholics can really become excited about our faith. 

This weekend is a glorious weekend for the Church of Pittsburgh as Bishop David A. Zubik ordained six men to the Priesthood Saturday morning at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. 

We congratulate the Class of 2015: Rev. Zachary A. Galiyas - St. Malachy Parish, Kennedy Twp, Rev. Levi D. Hartle - St. Joseph Parish, Cabot, Rev. Christopher J. Mannerino - St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester, Rev. Jeremy J. Mohler - Sacred Heart Parish, Shadyside, Rev. David G. Rombold - Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City, and Rev. William D. Wuenschel- Holy Angels Parish, Hays. Let us pray for these newly ordained as they begin their ministry.

This weekend we celebrate the Thirteen Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on keeping faith especially when we face challenging times. 

In the First reading from the Book of Wisdom, we read how a wise teacher steers clear from the influences of idolatry. The things of this world should instead lead us closer to God. In the second reading from the Letter to Corinthians, Paul encourages his people to be generous to the poor of Jerusalem. They will be imitating Jesus himself who became poor on earth to bring diving riches to us. 

In the Gospel of Mark, we read two miracles in one scripture passage. Scripture scholars call this a “sandwich.” Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter and heals the woman with a hemorrhage for twelve years. Both of these miracle healings occur because the person who asked for the healing had faith. 

As we conclude this month of June and reach the midpoint of 2015, let us let go of those doubts, worries and fears. Also this coming Saturday, we celebrate Independence Day. Let us be thankful for the gift of Freedom in our country. God Bless America! 


Independence Day - Saturday, July 4 - 9:00am Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration till 10:30am. Confessions will be heard from 9:30am to 10:30am. 

The Rectory Offices will be closed Friday, July 3 for the holiday weekend. 

Terri Price - Business Manager I am pleased to officially welcome Terri Price as our new full-time Business Manager. Terri previously was a teacher in the Brentwood School District for the past twenty-seven years. Terri taught Accounting, Personal and Business Applications and Personal Finance. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Robert Morris University. Terri will be a great asset to our parish! Welcome Aboard Terri! 

Parish Improvements Crosswind VOIP Phone Systems recently installed a new phone system for the entire Parish and School Campus. 

Graphics 22 of Hazelwood recently installed new church lettering on the Bank Street side of the church in addition to two new “directional cemetery signs” on Scaife Road and two entrance signs at our parish cemetery. We are very grateful to Helene Norbut and another parishioner who wishes to remain anonymous for making these projects possible at no financial cost to the parish. 

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Liz Gamra, Celina Fajtak, and Jerome and Teresa Drogalis who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Expect great things, and great things will come. 

Happy Independence Day! 

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