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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 10.27.13
The Shepherd's Voice 10.27.13


A few weeks ago the Jesuit Magazine “America” ran a cover story in the September 30 issue about an exclusive interview with Pope Francis titled “A Big Heart Open to God.” It was written by the Rev. Antonio Spadaro S.J. who is the editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica, a journal published in Rome by the Society of Jesus since 1850. The interview took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. Father Spadaro conducted the interview and the editorial board of several other Jesuit magazines prepared questions. Once the interview was completed, Father Spadaro transcribed the interview and personally reviewed the text with the pope, who approved it for publication. America Magazine then commissioned a team to translate the text into English. The interview hit every major news organization around the world due to Pope’s Francis response to the questions. 

I personally read the interview and was really impressed. The pope responded with a spirit of love, compassion, humility, and love for the church and the people of God. In a question asked who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis responds humbly, “I am a sinner.” In just six short months as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has spoken and has shown that he is truly human, very humble, and has a deep prayer life. 

Today we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. All the readings this weekend focus on being true to ourselves and to God. In the Gospel of Luke, we read the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Today’s Gospel examines the attitudes of prayer: humility and righteousness. The Pharisee shows arrogance, he seems to express that he has no need of God in his life. The tax collector knows he is a sinner and in humility asks for God’s mercy. God is the only one who can bestow honor on a person, self-righteousness leads only to condemnation. Let us pray for the openness to change our behavior through prayer. 


Memorial Board/Book of Remembrance The month of November is a time to remember all of our loved ones who have gone home with the Lord. Throughout the month we will display our parish memorial board listing the names of parishioners who have passed away since October 2012. We also have a Book of Remembrance where parishioners and visitors can write names of their loved ones in the book and at every Mass during the month of November we will remember them in our thoughts and prayers. Feel free to write down your loved ones name in our book. 

All Saints Day Masses Mass for All Saints Day will be held at 4pm this Thursday, October 31 and on Friday, November 1st at 6:45 am, 9am, and 7pm. 

All Souls Day Mass All Souls Day Mass will be held this Saturday, November 2nd at 9am and also a special 10am Mass. Families that have lost loved ones during the past year will be invited to attend the 10am Mass for a special candle service of their loved one. The public is invited. 

* Please note there will be No Confessions this Saturday, November 2nd due to the two All Souls Day Masses. 

Are You Registered, or need your Marriage Validated? If you attend St. James Parish on a regular basis and are not officially registered your most welcomed here! It is very important to be registered especially to obtain a sponsor letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor. 

If you were not married in the Catholic Church but had a civil ceremony or were married in a non-Catholic church and are interested in getting your marriage validated, please give me a call or e-mail me so we can get the Sacrament of Marriage for you. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Timothy, Sarah and Drew Domanski, Thomas, Crissy and Alexis Moran, and Jeffrey, Renee and Kaylee McGrath who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Kennedy Rose Nath who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Something to Think About… Finding your beauty isn’t about looking exactly like everyone else. It’s about accepting yourself-the parts you love and the parts you don’tand then working with all of it. Scott Barnes 

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