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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 07.28.13
The Shepherd's Voice 07.28.13


As Pastor of St. James, I am truly amazed at how faithful in prayer our parishioners are. A few weeks ago when word got out that a school parent was diagnosed with a very serious medical issue, St. James School parents, parishioners, children, and members of our local community came together to conduct a nine week Holy Hour Novena to pray for this particular individual.

When word got out that Emily Jancart was involved in an accident across the Sewickley Bridge last weekend and after learning of her untimely death, members of our parish community arrived at St. James Church on Monday morning at 8am to recite the rosary. Emily, who is a graduate of St. James School, is the daughter of Deacon Bob and his wife Rosemary Jancart who operates our weekly Saturday Farmers Market and also assists at our parish Lenten Fish Fry. 

As I knelt in the pew with our parishioners reciting the Rosary, I looked around to see so many wonderful people came together to pray. It is heartwarming to know that in good times or in difficult situations, we can lean on each other. A family that prays together…stays together! 

Today we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on prayer. Abraham directly, confidently, persistently, and courageously petitions God to spare the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. He asks God to be merciful and knows that the door to forgiveness is always open. 

In the Gospel Jesus teaches us to pray with confidence. Jesus reminds us to pray for daily needs, food we need to live, forgiveness we need to grow in our relationships, protection we need to remain faithful. God shows mercy to sinners. Having mercy on one another means we must be willing to forgive others. Let us look at our prayer life each day and see how we can grow. Always know that the Lord is there to hear us. Ask, seek, and knock. 


St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2013-14 school year. There is a three year old half day Preschool program and half day and new full day four year old Preschool program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. 100 years of Catholic Education in the heart of Sewickley! For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412- 741-5540, extension 100. 

New Pre-School Music Program A new program for families with young children is coming to St. James! Making Music Praying Twice, a quality Catholic music and movement program, will be starting this Fall. We are looking for five families with child/children ages birth to age 5 to come to a free class on Friday, August 4 at 11am. Older siblings are welcome to join us! You will receive a free CD before we meet with the songs we will be singing in class! If interested, please contact Caitlyn Waruszewski by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or by calling Karin at the parish office 412-741-6650 ext. 310 by this Tuesday, July 30. For more information about Making Music Praying Twice, please check out

Mission Cooperative Appeal 2013 For the annual Mission Cooperative Appeal we welcome Brother Kevin Dalmasse of The Brothers of the Christian Schools who will speak at all of the Masses the weekend of August 10-11. Please be as generous as possible. 

Thank You Special thanks to the Women’s Guild for hosting Fr. Gruber’s welcome reception after all the Masses last weekend! A good time was had by all!

Congratulations Congratulations to Sophia Rose Hanlon who was Baptized last weekend. 

Happy 57th Anniversary to Frank & Ann Cahouet 

Time Out We all need some time for refreshment and renewal during the year. I will be taking my annual family vacation to the Atlantic Coast this coming week. I will be out of the office from Thursday, August 1 thru Sunday, August 11. Please hold any e-mails and phone messages until I return. I will be unable to access any voicemail or e-mail. If you need assistance please contact Fr. Gruber at 412-741-6650 ext. 312 or Office Manager, Karin Masterani at 412-741-6650 ext. 310. Be sure of my thoughts and prayers as I travel. 

Something to Think About… “To live, it is necessary to pray.” Pope Paul VI 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor 

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