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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 11.16.14
The Shepherd's Voice 11.16.14


It is the mid-point of November and the weather is changing, the leaves are falling and we are experiencing cooler temperatures. As we prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season, this is a good time to evaluate how the year 2014 has been for us: what we have done and where do we want to go for the new year. This is a good weekend to do some “internal soul searching” to start making some goals to be a better person. 

As we come to the final few weeks of the Liturgical calendar (a new cycle of readings begins on Sunday, December 7th, the First Week of Advent), the readings this weekend focus on using our gifts and talents to the best of our ability. 

In our first reading from the Book of Proverbs, a poet describes Wisdom as the perfect partner. She brings life and countless blessings to those who love her. The final chapter of Proverbs honors the worthy wife and the poem gives special attention to the hands of a perfect spouse. In the Second Reading form Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, Paul reminds us to be prepared, for the day the Lord will come unexpectedly. Paul encourages his people to be alert spiritually. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read the Parable of the Talents. Placed in the Lectionary towards the end of the liturgical year, this parable urges us to evaluate our own service. These three readings prepare us for the end of the year and challenge us to understand our life in terms of its ultimate purpose.

Do you have a passion for something that you do not use? Would you like to become more involved in the parish as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Altar Server, Choir member, Religious Education Catechist or Youth Ministry volunteer? Want to become a member of the Women’s Guild, Knights of Columbus, or St. Vincent de Paul Society? This is a wonderful time to become active. How can I better use the talents that God has given me? 


Pastoral and Finance Council Openings If you would like to use your leadership skills and are interested in becoming part of our Pastoral Council or Finance Council please email me or call me to schedule a time to talk in person. We have three openings for Pastoral Council and two openings for Finance Council beginning January 2015. 

Parish Improvements We recently installed new basketball hoops in our school gymnasium and updated some plumbing fixtures in our Preschool restrooms.

Congratulations Congratulations to Gabriella Carmella Maria Campos and Alexander Thomas Dwyer who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Christopher Donnelly and Leslie Theiss and their daughter Gabrielle Donnelly, and Ernie, Sherry, and A. Gianni Ricci who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held Thursday, November 27 at 9:00am. Safe travels to all who will be traveling! Please note that there will no 6:45am Masses on Friday, November 28th. The Rectory Offices will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 26th and will not reopen until Monday, December 1st in observance of the holiday. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends

Happy Birthday A Happy Birthday to Sister Christy Hill our School Principal!

Birthday Reflection As I prepare to celebrate my 44th birthday next Monday, November 24, I would like to pause and say thanks to my parents Bill and Marge for the gift of life! I am grateful for the morals and values my parents have taught me. Faith, family and friendships are true treasures in life. I am honored to be your Pastor here at St. James. 

Second Collection Next Weekend Please note that the Second Collection next weekend is the annual Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be as generous as possible. 

Something to Think About… “It is not what an artist does that matters, but what he is.” - Picasso 

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