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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 08.03.14
The Shepherd's Voice 08.03.14


Today we celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on God’s generosity. 

In the first reading from the Prophet Isaiah, we read how the prophet invites people to walk the way of life. God will provide for our needs and more. In the second reading from the Letter to the Romans, Paul reminds us that God’s love for us is a gift that comes through Christ. Nothing outside us can separate us from God’s steadfast love. 

In the Gospel of Matthew we read the miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. Jesus abundantly feeds more than five thousand people with five loaves and two fish. God always is there for us, helping us to respond to the needs in our lives. Jesus nourishes us with the Eucharist. Let us be grateful for all that God gives us today and every day! 

Welcome Fr. Walter! This weekend we welcome Father Walter Ostrowski from the Divine Word Missionaries. Fr. Walter will speak at all of the Masses for the annual Mission Cooperative Appeal 2014. The Second Collection this weekend is for the Divine Word Missionaries. Please be as generous as possible. 


Good Luck Jeff! This weekend we say good luck to our Seminarian Intern Jeff Craig. He was here for the past eight weeks for a Summer Internship and was busy. Jeff went on the Notre Dame Vision Retreat with our High School students, helped clean the Sacristy and Church Basement Storage areas, went on Communion Calls and Hospital Visits, helped serve Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, and learned the day to day operations of the parish office. He has wonderful qualities to be a Diocesan Priest: outgoing, energetic, and prayerful. Jeff will return to St. Paul Seminary in Crafton in a few weeks where he will be in his Senior year at Duquesne University. Best wishes Jeff and thanks for being here at St. James! Good Luck Jeff! 

To keep in contact with Jeff: Mr. Jeffrey M. Craig St. Paul Seminary 2900 Noblestown Road Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4227 E-mail- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Hospital Coverage Please note that when you or a loved one is admitted to a local hospital to always ask the nursing staff to connect you to the Pastoral Care Department for Holy Communion and Anointing. Fr. Gruber and I are “on call” at Sewickley Hospital during the weekend. 

Please note that Heritage Valley Health System is required to strictly adhere to all federal and state rules and regulations that govern access, use, and disclosure of patient medical information. It is the family and/or patient’s responsibility to alert the hospital staff if they would like a visit from a Priest or Volunteer from the Pastoral Care Office. 

Time Out I am currently on my annual family vacation to the Atlantic Coast this week and will be out of the office thru Sunday August 10. 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. Fred 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. 

Welcome A special welcome to David and Pamela Carter and their children Cortlandt, Robert, Alexandra and Hayden who recently registered at St. James. The Church is Alive in Sewickley! 

Congratulations Congratulations to Michael David Quaye who was Baptized last weekend. 

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to our Business Manager Jan Kowalkski! 

Something to Think About… “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” - Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

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