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  • 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 10.26.14
The Shepherd's Voice 10.26.14


Growing up on Sinton Avenue in the Carrick neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, I had many great neighbors. We always looked after one another. I had the Winschel family on one side and the Ruhling family on the other side. When I would be out in my yard playing or doing yard work, Mrs. Winschel would open up one of her windows and say hello. Mr. and Mrs. Ruhling would always stop and chat when they saw me. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in because everyone was friendly. 

This weekend we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings focus on looking at the relationships around us. In the First Reading from the Book of Exodus we read how God calls people to a higher standard. God has compassion for his people. In the Second Reading from Paul to the Thessalonians, Paul reminds the people that they joyfully received the Gospel even though it involved great affliction. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us that the greatest and first commandment is to love God, the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments are the foundation of our faith. As Jesus loved us and gave himself for us, so are we to love another. We should live our lives based on our love of God, neighbor, and our self. 

As we prepare for the final week of October, let us consider some small random act of kindness and do this for another. Let us build a bridge with someone we may have had an argument with and make peace. 


Welcome Fr. Terdine As I continue to travel in Italy, this weekend we welcome Fr. Richard Terdine! 

Reflections of Italy Trip Because I will be out of the country during this period of time there will be NO DAILY MASSES this week: Monday, October 27 thru Saturday morning, November 1. 

The church will be open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm for private prayer. Fr. Joe Carr will be “on call” for any hospital emergencies during the weekend. 

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

All Saints Day - November 1st - Not a Holy Day of Obligation 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 Monday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. Families that have lost a loved one during the past year have been invited to attend a special candle service on Monday. For those who wish to have a candle for their loved one, we have extra Memorial candles to purchase for a $5.00 donation. 

St. James School Blue and White Gala Mark your calendars for a wonderful evening to support St. James School on Saturday, November 15 from 6:30 to 11:00pm at the Allegheny Country Club for our Blue and White Gala. Rob Pratte from KDKA Radio will be our Master of Ceremonies. There will be live and silent auction items, raffles and a wonderful dinner. 

Finance Council A Finance Council meeting will be held this Monday, October 27 at 6:30pm in Meeting Room #1. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Nola Irwin and Adam Vish who are celebrating their wedding this weekend. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Steven, Joy, Harper, and Lincoln Bowman, and Margaret Lawton who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Fall Back Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends next weekend! Please remember to turn your clocks BACK an hour next Saturday evening before you go to bed. 

Something to Think About… They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

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