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      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 08.31.14
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For the past several weeks a fundraiser for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the degenerative condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease has been a big topic in the news. An uncomfortable feeling of ice water poured over the body is a sacrifice but going for a good cause to find a cure for the horrible disease. Bishop Zubik visited Christ the Light of the World Parish in the City of Duquesne, near Kennywood, last Saturday and did the Ice Bucket Challenge to show support for Father Dennis Colamarino, the Pastor in Duquesne and who has been diagnosed with ALS. Fr. Dennis is a very good friend of mine and is credited for helping me enter the seminary. Fr. Dennis was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and has a wonderful outlook in life while struggling through his illness. He has a deep faith spiritually and tries to make the most out of each day while being limited with his physical challenges, pain and suffering. 

Today, we celebrate the Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on taking up our cross and following Christ. In the First Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah we read how the prophet reflects on his service to God. He preaches reform at a time of destruction of Jerusalem and describes being “duped by God.” His fidelity through trial to triumph makes him one of the greatest voices in the bible. He must speak the truth even if it leads to personal discomfort. In the Gospel from St. Matthew, Jesus declares that he must suffer, die, and be raised up. Discipleship is a sacrifice. Let us take up our cross and continue to follow Christ and keep the faith. 

This is the final weekend for our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Fred Gruber, as he prepares to begin his new assignment this Tuesday at Ascension Parish in Ingram, Guardian Angels Parish in the West End, and Holy Innocents Parish in Sheraden. Fr. Gruber’s new address: Rev. Frederick W. Gruber 114 Berry Street Pittsburgh, PA 15205 412-921-1230 Email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it BEST WISHES FR. GRUBER! 

New Mass schedule effective Tuesday, September 2. Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 6:45am Tuesday - 9:00am Thursday - No Mass Saturday – 9:00am Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration till 10:30am Confessions will still be heard Saturday’s 9:30am to 10:30am. Please note that the WEEKEND Mass times WILL NOT change.

Marian Candle We are pleased to announce another opportunity to have a loved one memorialized. A Marian Candle stand has been place next to our Blessed Mother statue near the altar. This candle will burn during the week in loving memory of a donor’s intention. A donation of $10 is the suggested offering similar to the Sanctuary Candle. Please contact Karin at the rectory to reserve your space. Because of space limitations there will be a limit of one intention request per family. Special thanks to Fr. Steve Kresak and the parishioners of St. Wendelin Parish in Carrick for donating the Marian Candle stand to St. James Parish. 

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 extension 311 or email me at thomasburke70@ to discuss. An information meeting will be held September 14th in the Gathering Space after the 11:30 Mass 

Welcome A special welcome to Michael and Charlotte Kopay who recently registered at St. James. The Church is Alive in Sewickley! 

Congratulations Congratulations to Brynlee Shae Colbert, Skylar Edson Egbert, Luca Patrick Gehrlein, who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Ami Lytle and Anthony Contese who are celebrating their wedding this weekend. 

Happy Labor Day Please note in observance of Labor Day, there is no School and the Rectory Offices will be closed. Mass on Monday, September 1 at 9am.

Something to Think About… When a good man is hurt, all who would be good must suffer with him. - Euripedes 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it