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  • 20.12.14
    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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  • 03.03.12
    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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We live in a world where we have to have a healthy balance. We try to balance work with family, time for rest and recreation, and balance our time for God in our lives. As Election Day quickly approaches in just a few short weeks we have to pray about which candidates we feel would do the best job for the position that they are running for. We as Catholics, Christians, and Americans all need to “balance” our priorities in life. 

This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on balancing our priorities and fulfilling our obligations toward God. 

In the first reading from the Prophet Isaiah, the prophet explains to the people how God’s plan of salvation is unfolding in their lives. “I am the Lord, there is no other.” In the second reading we begin reading Paul’s Letter to the Thessalonians. Because God loves the people, they enjoy the gifts of faith, hope and love. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus is again questioned by the Pharisees. He avoids a verbal trap about paying the census tax by saying “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” The Pharisees along with the Herodians are attempting to trap Jesus by luring him into a debate about paying the Roman tax. We recognize that we ultimately belong to God and whose image we have been created. Our allegiance and fidelity is always to the one true Lord. Let us keep a healthy balance in life. 


Reflections of Italy Trip Members of St. James Parish and Corpus Christi Parish will be traveling to Italy this week: October 21-31. 

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. Joe Carr will be “on call” for any hospital emergencies during the weekend and Fr. Richard Terdine will be here to celebrate the weekend Masses October 25-26. 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. 

All Saints Day - November 1st Please note that because All Saints Day falls on a Saturday this year, it is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. The Commemoration of all Souls falls on a Sunday this year. 

All Souls Memorial Mass An All Souls Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. Families that have lost a loved one during the past year will be invited to attend for a special candle service. There will be extra Memorial Candles to purchase for a $5.00 donation for those who wish to light a candle for their loved one. 

Christmas Eve Mass on KDKA RADIO It gives me great pleasure to announce that our Midnight Mass this year will be broadcast live on KDKA Radio 1020 AM. Please plan on joining us to celebrate the Birth of Jesus. 

Parish Improvements Fastsigns of Monroeville recently applied our St. James Catholic Parish logo and lettering on our new maintenance truck we purchased. Our former truck, a 1997 Ford F150 has been donated to the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh in Carrick, Overbrook and Baldwin. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Aria Grace-May Bonilla, and Piper Elizabeth Mihalyi who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Sarah Sexton and Matthew Decker who are celebrating their wedding this weekend! 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Paulo, Fermanda, Maria, and Enzo Basilio, and Bernadette Deutschbauer who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Nobody is so busy that they can’t make time for the people they really care about. - Leila Sales 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

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