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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 08.24.14
The Shepherd's Voice 08.24.14


Last week Pope Francis visited South Korea. It was really humbling to see him traveling in a little car, a Kia Soul with thousands’ of people in the streets. Pope Francis continues to amaze us of his love for people and his simplicity. Today we celebrate the Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend explore what it means to be a leader of God’s people. 

In the Gospel from St. Matthew we read how Jesus asks his disciples who do the people say that he is. Peter confesses that Jesus is the son of the living God. Jesus declares to Peter that he is the rock upon which he will build his church. Jesus passed to Peter the mantle of leadership and his intention to establish a community of believers. 

Let us pray for our church leaders: Pope Francis, Bishop Zubik, our Priests, Deacons, Religious Sisters and Brothers and all those who hold a leadership position in our church. Let us pray for humility and a deeper commitment to service and for the courage to proclaim the Gospel to others. 


New Daily Mass Schedule - With Father Gruber’s new assignment we will now have just one priest here at St. James. After careful prayer and dialog with the parish staff and discussions with our Regional Vicar, Fr. Sam Espositio and other local pastors in the area we have come up with a new Mass schedule effective Tuesday, September 2. 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 6:45am Tuesday - 9:00am (this will be the school Mass) Thursday - No Masses Saturday – 9:00am Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 10:30am Confessions will still be heard Saturday’s 9:30am to 10:30am. Funerals will still be held at 10:00am. 

Please note that the WEEKEND Mass times WILL NOT change. 

RCIA Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized in another faith and would like to be Catholic? Are you baptized Catholic but need communion and or confirmed? The Rite of Christian Initiation Program (RCIA) will be starting in a few weeks. Please give me a call at (412) 741-6650 ext. 311 or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss. 

Passing from Death to New Life St. James Parish family remembers the soul of Rose Morris, aunt of parishioners Terry and Phyllis Biondi, who was buried last Saturday. May she rest in peace. 

Welcome A special welcome to Claudia Brenneisen, and Steven, Leah and Olivia Scalercio who recently registered at St. James. The Church is Alive in Sewickley! 

Looking Ahead Finance Council Meeting, Monday, August 25 at 6:30pm.

Congratulations Congratulations to Skylar Tripp Nocito who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Two Years It will be two years this week, August 27, that I began my ministry as your Pastor here at St. James Parish. We have welcomed over 200 new families to St. James Parish over the past two years and continue to improve the campus physical plant with much needed updated projects. 

It is an honor to be your Pastor here at St. James. I love being a Priest and I love St. James. Together we can continue to do great things. 

Happy Birthday Happy 22nd birthday to our Seminarian, Jeff Craig! 

Something to Think About… “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.” - Eleanor Roosevelt 

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