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  • 20.12.14
    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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  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
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  • 03.03.12
    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...
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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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Remember the Sick

In this space each week, we will let you know who is sick in our parish and in need of prayers.

Please remember in your prayers:

  • Sue Etters
  • Kathy DelGrande
  • Sandy Rishel
  • Jerry O'Shaughnessy
  • Kevin Kenny
  • Carmela Valenzi
  • Anna Kerr
  • Helen Alimena
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Terri McClain
  • Patricia Fusco
  • Edward Ondek
  • George Dearth
  • Eve Peduto


...and those who have died

  • Ernie Tucci


Remember those in the Military

  • Col. Joseph Martin (Army)
  • S.A. Melinda "Minny" Mowery
  • Lt. Col. Bryan J. O’Neill (Air Force) 
  • 2nd Lt. Jonathan Miller (Air Force)
  • 1st Lt. David Miller (Air Force)
  • Captain Matthew J. DiGiacomo (Army)
  • Cpl. Austin Kisow (Marines)
  • 2nd Lt. Sarah Miller (Air Force)
  • Lt. Col Sean T. Auth (Air Force)
  • Lt. Lewis F. Giammaria (Navy)
  • Specialist Michael Murphy (Army)
  • Sgt. Kevin Murphy (Army)
  • Airman Jeremiah Murphy (Air Force)
  • Colonel Christopher Dziubek (Army)
  • Lt. Col John Davis (Army)
  • Col. Thomas Hess (Air Force)
  • Sgt. Ian Valenzi (USMC)
  • 2nd Lt. Christine Muders (Army)
  • Col. Randell Beatty, MD (Air Force)
  • Captain Christopher Vish (Marines)
  • A1C T.J. Owens (Air Force)
  • Specialist Paul J. Ropon,Jr. (Army)
  • 1st Lt. Jacob Enke (army)
  • Specialist Daniella Robichaud (Army)
 
 

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Financial Summary

Offertory Collection November 5, 2017 - $15,694.88


Online Giving - 


Collection details see Bulletin Section of the Website

Weekly collection for November 1, 2015

Offertory 14,934.00

Tuition Assistance 85.00

Capital Improvement 470.00

Votive Lights 174.86

Funeral donation 100.00

Christmas 100.00

Solemnity of Mary 100.00

Immaculate Conception 100.00

Christmas Charities collection 100.00

World Mission collection 58.00

Religious Retirement collection 500.00

All Souls Day collection 1,803.00


All Saints Day collection 2,486.36



June 7, 2015

$13,768.95June 7, 2015

$13,7




Weekly collection for

November 2, 2014

$19,569.75

All Souls Day

$3,337.00

All Saints Day

$2,494.25


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A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.12.17

STAY AWAKE!

As a youngster participating in the Boy Scouts, I often heard the motto be “Be Prepared.” Scouting taught me the basic life skills such as cooking and cleaning, first aid, protecting the environment, being proud of our American Heritage, and being reverent. Being prepared spiritually is an ongoing learning experience. We learn in catholic school and religious education classes that we need to wake up each and every day and live each day to the fullest being prepared for the coming of our Lord. We do not know the hour or day when the Lord will call us home.

This Sunday we celebrate the Thirty-Second Sunday Ordinary Time and the readings this weekend invite us to contemplate the wonder of one day being able to stand in God’s presence. All the readings speak of being watchful and being active seeking God in our daily life.

In the First Reading from the Book of Wisdom, we read how a wise king explains how readily God bestows the gift of wisdom on people who truly search for it. In the Second Reading from Paul’s Letter to the Thessalonians, we continue reading how Paul offers consolation to the people of faith and is thankful for the way the community of faith puts the Gospel into action. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read the Parable of the ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom. This gospel passage focuses on the Second Coming of the Son of God. The Bridegroom represents Christ and the virgins represent Jesus’s followers who are waiting for his return.

As we prepare to conclude the Liturgical Year in a few weeks (Advent begins Sunday, December 3) the next few weekends will focus on the end times. Let us pray that in our attitudes and actions we will eagerly welcome the arrival of the Lord in our everyday lives, and wisely prepare for his coming at the end of time.

The month of November is traditionally a month to remember our loved ones who have gone home with the Lord. At every Mass during this month we will offer our prayers for the names of our loved ones who are listed in the Memorial Board near the pulpit on the altar and the names listed in the Book of Remembrance. Please feel free to inscribe names of your loved ones in our Book of Remembrance located up in front of the church near the pulpit.

STAY AWAKE!

St. James School Blue and White Gala This weekend we celebrate our annual Blue and White Gala at the Montour Heights County Club in Moon Township. This year we are honoring Bob Basl with the Excellent Minds Award, and Judy Spanos with the Exceptional Hearts Award. Congratulations Bob and Judy!

Looking Ahead Thanksgiving Day Mass - Thursday, November 23 at 9:00am. Please note that there will be no Mass on Friday, November 24 and no Mass or Confessions Saturday morning November 25. The Rectory Offices will be closed for the holiday Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

Advent Penance Service - Monday, November 27 at 6:30pm.

Parish Improvements Frantangelo’s Gardens and Landscaping of Moon Township have installed several new trees and shrubs in our Prayer Garden and has installed new sidewalks where four new benches will be placed.

Ron Parisi Contracting of Ambridge is currently renovating our Gathering Space kitchenette and back storage room. We will be updating the appliances with a new refrigerator, stove, and microwave and also new floor tile. The back room will have new storage cupboards for the Fifty-Five Plus Club and the Women’s Guild. Please note that due to the construction upgrades, the kitchenette will be “out of service” for the next several weeks. Stay tuned for further progress. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Special thanks to the Women’s Guild for assisting us financially with this project!

Welcome Home A special welcome to Jake, Becky, Laila, and Isabella Gillette, and Joseph and Mary Krall who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Karen Conroy, our Director of Religious Education and Sister Christy Hill, our School Principal, who are celebrating their birthday’s this week!

Happy Veterans Day Thank you to all of our men and women who have served our country and those currently serving in our Armed Forces. God Bless America!

Something to Think About… Begin each day as if it were on purpose. - Author Unknown

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

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 11.05.17

PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH!

The month of November is traditionally a month to remember our loved ones who have gone home with the Lord. At every Mass during this month we will offer our prayers for the names of our loved ones who are listed on the Memorial Board near the pulpit on the altar along with the names listed in the Book of Remembrance.

This Sunday we celebrate the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on being genuine with our every-day lives and “practice what we preach.”

In the First Reading from the Prophet Malachi, we read how a prophet challenges the spiritual leaders of his day. In the Second Reading from Paul’s Letter to the Thessalonians, we read how Paul is thankful for the way the community of faith puts the Gospel into action. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read how Jesus strongly criticizes the leaders of the Pharisees for not practicing what they preach. They want people to follow what they teach, but they do not follow it themselves.

We all have a responsibility, as parents, children, teachers, students, professionals, and as the church to set a good example - - one that invites others to join us in the daily work of building the Kingdom of God in our world. People look to us for guidance; they listen to our words, and observe our actions.

Let us lead by serving, mindful of the motives behind our actions. What we preach and practice should be consistent.

PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH!

St. James School Blue and White Gala Next Saturday, November 11 we will have our annual Blue and White Gala at the Montour Heights County Club in Moon Township. This year we will honor Bob Basl with the Excellent Mind’s Award, and Judy Spanos with the Excellent Heart’s Award. Congratulations Bob and Judy!

On Mission for the Church Alive! As we continue to move forward with the On Mission for the Church Alive process, the 116 parishes that operate a parish cemetery will now be run professionally by the Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association. For the past several months the parishes in Greene and Washington Counties have transitioned their cemetery records from the parish offices to a new administrative center in Cecil Township, and the parishes in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties have transitioned their cemetery records from the parish offices to the new administrative center in New Castle. Both centers are now fully functioning. For the parishes in Allegheny County we will be transitioning records in two phases for the new Allegheny Regional Office which will be located on Logue Street in the West End section of Pittsburgh (the former Guardian Angels Parish Campus). St. James Parish Cemetery will begin operating under the new system as of January 18, 2018. Stay tuned for further information as we transfer our records to the new cemetery office. As announced last week, the clergy will be informed of their new assignments on April 26, 2018 and the new parish groupings will take affect October 15, 2018.

Parish Improvements Metro Fencing of Moon Township installed a privacy fence around the HVAC unit behind the church building.

S & N Industries of Harmony completed new metal roofing above the Gym and School Entrances. - New rugs have been installed in the Church entrance. - A new receptacle has been added outside the Gymnasium entrance.

In Remembrance Special thoughts of Margaret Thein, who passed away on March 8, 2017. Margie left a very generous bequest to St. James Parish in her will. These funds will be used for some upcoming projects around our parish campus. With so many organizations to give to when a loved one passes, it is nice to keep those monetary gifts close to home. Please remember St. James in your will.

Welcome Home A special welcome to John Conte, David, Elizabeth, Olivia, and Miles Hammel who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Grace Marie Formica and Robbie Gerald Robinson who are being Baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Jody Oberthaler and John Chmay who are celebrating their wedding this weekend!

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Patte Grey, our Pastoral Council Facilitator and 2017 Manifesting the Kingdom Awardee, who is celebrating her birthday this week!

Something to Think About… Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. - Chinese Proverb

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

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.29.17

LOVE GOD, LOVE NEIGHBOR!

Growing up in Carrick, I was blessed to be surrounded by great neighbors. The Winschel, Paff, Ruhling and Miller families were all great families to live next to on Sinton Avenue, Yale Drive and Lucina Avenue. I have many fond memories of these neighbors!

This weekend we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings focus on Loving God, and Loving Our Neighbor. In the First Reading from the Book of Exodus, we read how God sets high standards for the people of Israel. This reading is part of the Code of Law that resulted from God’s covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai. God’s care and compassion for the Israelites during the Exodus from Egypt becomes the model of God’s law. In the second reading from Paul to the Thessalonians, Paul reminds the people to “be imitators of Christ. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read how Jesus reminds us to Love God and Love our Neighbor. We must treat others as we would want to be treated.

As we approach the Eucharist, let us be nourished with the Sacrament to love of God and Neighbor.

LOVE GOD, LOVE NEIGHBOR!

On Mission For the Church Alive… Last week I attended the Fall Clergy Convocation at St. Paul Seminary. The theme for the day was “The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same.” Bishop Zubik announced that for the On Mission for the Church Alive! process, the new Clergy Assignments will be announced on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and the effective date for new assignments will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018 for the parish groupings. No churches will close in 2018 but a new Mass schedule will most likely need to be implemented. Stay tuned for further details.

All Saints Day All Saints Day is this Wednesday, November 1. Masses will be held at 6:45am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass An All Souls Memorial Mass will be held this Thursday, November 2 at 7:00pm. Families that have lost a loved one during the past year will be invited to attend for a special candle service. There will be extra memorial candles to purchase for a $5.00 donation for those who wish to light a candle for their loved one. Everyone is invited to attend to remember those loved ones who have passed on to eternal life.

St. James School Blue and White Gala Please join us on Saturday, November 11 from 6:30 to 10:00pm at the Montour Heights County Club in Moon Township for our annual Blue and White Gala. This year we will honor Bob Basl with the Excellent Mind Award, and Judy Spanos with the Exceptional Heart Award. There will be live and silent auction items, raffles and a wonderful dinner. If you would like to attend the Gala please call the school office at 412-741-5540.

Prayer Garden and Fish Pond Upgrade Project Luffy Masonry of Pittsburgh has removed two benches next to our fish pond and will lay new cement down for new benches which will be installed in a few weeks. Donations are being accepted for these upgrades. For a donation of $50.00 or more we are offering an engraved commemorative brick installed on the prayer path. There is no limit for the number of bricks that you can buy.

For a donation of $1,000 or more you can have your family name listed on the back of the new welcome sign that has been installed. Please make your major gift donation by this Tuesday, October 31 so we can finalize the list of donors to be placed on the back of the new Welcome sign in the next few weeks. Anonymous donations are also welcomed.

Please contact our Business Manager, Terri Price at 412-741- 6650 ext. 312 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please make checks payable to St. James Catholic Parish and memo it “Prayer Garden Upgrade Project.”

Welcome Home A special welcome to Gregory, Linda, Kate, Kendra, and Jack Hines, and Jeffrey and Carolina Moran who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Carly Bologna and Kyle Young who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Thank You! Thank you to all who participated in the Mass sign up last Sunday and those who supported our pancake breakfast!

Something to Think About… A near neighbor is better than a distant cousin. - Italian Proverb

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