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    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
  • 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 10.05.14
The Shepherd's Voice 10.05.14


In the First Reading from the Prophet Isaiah, the prophet uses the image of the vineyard to represent God’s holy people. God expects them to produce good fruit. Throughout the reading, we are reminded that the owner of the vineyard has done all that he can to ensure a good harvest but the people fail to produce good fruit. The vineyard is abandoned and ruined. In the Second Reading of Philippians, Paul encourages prayer in what we say and do, in good times and in difficult times. We need to keep the faith. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read the parable of the tenants in the vineyard. This story condemns corrupt Jewish leadership and points forward to a dramatic change. This is the second week in a row we read a parable directed to the chief priests and the elders of the people. 

Today is Respect Sunday. Let us be grateful for the gift of life around us and make some positive changes in our life. Let us bear good fruit each day in our life in what we say and do. 


Parish Share 2014 The annual Parish Share Campaign is in full swing. A successful Parish Share collection helps our Diocese to function not only in service to St. James Parish, but all of the 199 parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Our parish goal for 2014 is $196,477

Parish Share is a very important campaign to help run the day to day operations at the diocese, helps with Catholic School scholarships, Campus Ministry programs, and other organizations. Please be as generous as possible. 

Mass Intention Sign Up Next Sunday, October 12 from 8:00am to Noon in the Gathering Space, we will have our books open for Mass Intentions for 2015. Starting this year each family will be allowed to have one Daily and one Sunday Mass intention plus one of the Sanctuary or Marian Candle, Altar Bread, Candles or Flowers. Please consider merging your Mass intentions such as “For the Burke and Dvorsky Families.” Also, instead of a Mass, you may always give a donation to the parish or school in loving memory of a loved one. Thank you for your understanding. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Parish, Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, and others from the Pittsburgh area along with Travel Junction of Ambridge and Collette Tours will be traveling to Italy October 21-31. I am really excited to travel to Italy for the first time. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. We will have a Papal audience with Pope Francis and tour the North American College in Rome. 

Please note because I will be out of the country during this period of time there will be NO DAILY MASSES Tuesday, October 21 thru Saturday, November 1. The church will be open daily from 7am to 6pm for private prayer. 

Fr. Richard Terdine will be “on call” for any funerals during the week and will be here to celebrate the weekend Masses October 25 and 26. Fr. Joe Carr from Good Samaritan in Ambridge and St. John the Baptist in Baden will cover Sewickley Valley Hospital for me while I am away. 

Please hold any phone calls, messages and e-mails from October 21 thru October 31. I will return for the weekend Masses November 1 and 2. 

Parish Improvements Rex Glass and Mirror of Kennedy Township repaired a glass frame in the school at the Broad Street side entrance and repaired several glass frames in the church. The Joseph with Baby Jesus and Mary art fixtures that hung in the side niches near the back of the church confessional areas were transferred into the Monsignor Must Children’s Chapel. Special thanks to Kyle Devlin in our Maintenance Department for helping with this project. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Nicole Allerton and Corey Beynon and Nicole Yaggi and Stephen Shurgott who were married this weekend! 

Congratulations to Don & Jan Schueler who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend! They are the parents of my brother inlaw, Eric Schueler. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Brett, Jenn, Benjamin, and Jackson Ewing, Jackson Vogt, Ryan , Paula, and Grace Snyder, and Emily Lyons. who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” Norman Cousins

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