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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 11.23.14
The Shepherd's Voice 11.23.14


Today is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time as we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925. Christ the King is not primarily a feast for celebrating the power of Christ but calls us to imitate our king, who came not to be served but to serve. 

All three readings this weekend call our attention to the Day of Judgment. What matters ultimately is whether we have loved God in those in need. 

In the first reading from the Prophet Ezekiel, we read how God is the shepherd of the flock. People have peace and security with the Good Shepherd. In the Second Reading from Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, Paul reminds us that Jesus has established his kingship by his death and resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we read “Matthew’s Final Judgment” as Jesus reminds us about the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, hospitality to the stranger, clothing the naked, caring for the ill, and visiting those in prison. 

As we pause to give thanks this week for God’s blessings, let us look around to those in need and bring Christ to them in what we say and do. 


Blue & White Gala Special thanks to all who attended and made last week’s Blue & White Gala for St. James School such a success! Over 230 people came to the Allegheny Country Club and enjoyed a delicious dinner along with great live and silent auction items. Congratulations to Gloria Berry for receiving the “Excellent Minds Award” and Beth Tarasi for receiving the “Exceptional Hearts Award.” Gloria and Beth have been great supporters of Catholic education over the years. Thank you to Rob Pratte from KDKA Radio for being the Master of Ceremonies, and John and Amy Kenneweg and Clay and Heather Saftner our Gala co-chairpersons and their wonderful hardworking committees for making this year’s Gala such a success! St. James Catholic School is truly a special place to learn and grow! 

Advent Penance Service St. James Parish will conduct an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30pm. There will be several priests on hand for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Advent is a wonderful time to get refreshed and renewed. Other Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Thursday, December 4 - St. Margaret Mary (Moon Twp.) Tuesday, December 9 - St. Catherine of Siena (Crescent) Tuesday, December 16 - St. Joseph (Coraopolis) 

On Wednesday December 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm all parishes will be open for the “Light is Still on For You.” The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available in all parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh. 

Parish Improvements This past week fifty new burgundy upholstered stackable choir chairs were delivered to the Music Room in the Gathering Space. Special thanks to an anonymous parishioner for making this project possible. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held Thursday, November 27 at 9:00am. 

Please note that there will no 6:45am Mass on Friday, November 28. The Rectory Offices will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 26 and will not reopen until Monday, December 1st in observance of the holiday. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends! 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Courtney Caldwell and her daughter Aria Bonilla, and Michael and Staci Ovadia and their children Aviana, Zaiden, and Milani Ovadia who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Summer Mary Nelson who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Happy 98th Birthday to Austin McGrath! 

Something to Think About… When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. - Chief Tecumseh 

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