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    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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    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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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 12.07.14
The Shepherd's Voice 12.07.14


This weekend we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. The readings this weekend focus on preparing for the Lord. In the Gospel of Mark, we are introduced to John the Baptist who is a cousin of Jesus. John is a major figure during the Season of Advent who focuses on repentance. He says “prepare the way of the Lord.” Mark does not open his gospel with the birth of Christ like the other gospel writers but focuses on John the Baptist. 

As we begin this new liturgical year, it is a good time to examine our relationships with God and with one another. Let us not look backward, but look forward. 


December 8 - Holy Day of Obligation This Monday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, when we celebrate Mary conceived in her mother’s womb. From the beginning she was sinless, destined to become the Mother of God. This is the patronal feast day of the United States. Masses will be held at 6:45am, 9:00am and 7:00pm. 

Advent Penance Services Advent is a wonderful time to get refreshed and renewed. There are various Penance Services being conducted the next several weeks to get ready for the Christmas Season. Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Tuesday, December 9 – St. Catherine’s - Crescent Twp. Tuesday, December 16 - St. Joseph - Coraopolis 

We will also participate in “The Light Is On For You” which every Parish will participate this coming Wednesday, December 10. The church will be open and confessions will be available from 6:30 to 9:00pm. 

Finance Council The Finance Council of St. James is a very important group of men and women who assist the Pastor and Staff with guidance on the day to day operations of the parish and school. I am very grateful for their expertise and leadership. I am proud to welcome aboard three new council members: Lisa Roskovensky, Mark Whittaker, and Bob Vogel. Other members include: Chuck Etta, John Nicolaus, Judy Spanos, David Thompson and Andrea Vescio. 

Special thanks to: David Aloe, Bob DeBiase, and Joann Matten who have completed their term on Finance Council. 

Pastoral Council The Pastoral Council of St. James is also a very important group of men and women who assist the Pastor and Staff with the guidance and leadership of parish life. I am proud to welcome aboard three new Pastoral Council members: Gene Battistella, Ryan Miller, and Kristie Moran. Other members include: Bob Basl, Jean Bley, Patte Grey, Ivan Hofmann, Dave Kelch, Tom McConomy, Catherine Platt, and Anna Torrance. 

Special thanks to: Mike Killian, Fran Matten, and Mike Mangan who have completed their term on Pastoral Council. 

Pastoral Council has been working very hard the past several months working on goals and objectives to be worked on the next five years. They have been assisting me in developing a pastoral plan to enhance parish life here at St. James. In the next several weeks we will be introducing our Pastoral Council Members and inviting parishioners to learn more about the pastoral plan “Engaging with Jesus to Love and Serve.” Stay tuned in the next several weeks to learn more about the wonderful goals and objectives of St. James Parish. 

Scrip Program With the Christmas shopping season now in full swing, St. James Parish is here to help you. Support your parish by buying gift cards from our Scrip program. Stop by our Scrip table in the vestibule and stock up on the gift cards that you normally purchase at the store. Gift cards are available before and after Mass and also during the week at the Rectory. 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Chris, Maren and Vivian Breen, Leslie Kuyweski, and Joseph Wheat who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Jay Richard Diemert who is being Baptized this weekend. 

Something to Think About… Forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice. Diana Gabaldon 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

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