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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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  • 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 February 11, 2018 - $12,302.25


Online Giving - 56 - $1,291.66


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 - 02.18.18

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING!

This weekend we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. We walk this journey together for the next six weeks focusing on prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

In the First reading from Genesis we read how Noah receives a clear sign from God that a new age of life has begun on earth. Like the Israelites were tested for Forty Years during their exile to the Promise Land, Noah was tested Forty Days on the Ark. In the Gospel of Mark, we read how the spirit drives Jesus out into the desert for forty days and he is tempted by the devil. Temptation always starts out as something which seems minor and insignificant but then it can grow. If we develop a habit of daily prayer then we can combat the daily temptations that life throws at us.

Thank you to all who participated in our Lenten Parish Mission this past week with Greg Wasinski. He really inspired us to live out our faith to the fullest!

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING!

LENT is here! The Season of Lent has begun. All registered parishioners (who have updated their Census Forms) should have received our Lenten Brochure highlighting the various programs, activities and liturgies this Lenten Season. Please contact Karin Masterani at 412-741-6650 ext. 310 if you are not receiving your parish offertory envelopes, Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper and/or parish mailings. Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” Please make sure that you are registered. We are unable to issue sponsor letters for Baptisms and Confirmations or “Letters of Recommendation” if you are not registered.

Daily Masses are held at 6:45am - Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9:00am - Tuesday and Saturday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30am or by appointment. Eucharistic Adoration is available every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am. Please join us this Lenten Season!

Upcoming Lenten Activities Stations Stations of the Cross - every Friday at 1:30pm (with school children) and 7:00pm.

St. James Parish Penance Service - Monday, March 5 at 6:30pm.

Light is On For You - Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-9:00pm. The church will be open for private prayer, Meditation and Confession. Living Stations - Palm Sunday, March 25, 7:30pm St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program performs “Living Stations.”

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance Our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 6:00-10:00pm in the St. James Gymnasium. (Dinner will begin at 6:30pm) Tickets are $25.00 which includes a full catered dinner, soft drinks, dessert and entertainment. Tickets are available at the rectory during the week or you can purchase tickets before or after Mass starting next weekend.

We are collecting items for our gift basket raffle. If you have brand new items that you would like to donate, please drop them off in the Ushers’ Room near the Vestibule of the church or you may drop them off at the rectory. Gift cards, wines and spirits, and lottery tickets are greatly appreciated.

Parish Share 2018 The Annual Parish Share 2018 Campaign has begun. All registered parishioners should have received their pledge and payment cards in the mail. Our goal this year is $183,739. Parish Share helps operate the offices at the Diocese of Pittsburgh supports our seminary and hospital chaplaincy and college campus programs. Please be as generous as possible.

Hospital Chaplains Please note that if you or a loved one is admitted to one of the major hospitals in the Pittsburgh area (Passavant, Mercy, Allegheny General, Shadyside, Montefiore, Presbyterian, Heritage Valley Beaver, or Ohio Valley), please let the nursing staff notify the Catholic Chaplain on duty for the Sacrament of Anointing. All the hospitals have a Catholic chaplain. This helps pastors (such as myself) assigned to a parish full time to do the duties at the parish. I am “on call” at Heritage Valley Sewickley Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Congratulations to Katarina Marie Rodgers who is being Baptized this weekend.

Welcome A special warm welcome to Stevan and Karrie Schott who recently registered at St. James Parish.

This weekend we welcome The Little Sisters of the Poor from Brighton Heights. Please be as generous as possible!

Happy Birthday to Matthew Denk, who works in our Maintenance Department, who is celebrating his birthday this coming Tuesday, February 20.

Something to Think About… “The big thing is don’t be afraid to fail.” Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP

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 - 02.11.18

BE MADE CLEAN!

It is that time of year to make some Lenten goals and resolutions. What are you giving up for Lent? What do you want to do “extra” for the next Forty Days to become closer to Christ? What areas in your life that you want to do “differently?”

This weekend we celebrate the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on reaching out to others. In the first reading from the book of Leviticus, we read how God gives the people of Israel instructions that will bring them healing and keep them safe. In the Second reading from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he reminds us to do everything for the glory of God and be imitators of Christ. In today’s Gospel of Mark, Jesus heals a leper. He says “Be made clean!” Those who suffer from leprosy in today’s first reading and gospel were not necessarily sinners, but the illness caused them to be labeled “unclean.” Jesus not only healed the leper but he restored him to his community and family.

This week as we begin the season of Lent, let us use this time to pay attention to our ongoing conversion. Let us reach out to those who are considered an “outcast” in our society. We all want to be loved and accepted.

BE MADE CLEAN!

Parish Mission You are invited to our 2018 Parish Mission, “Unconditionally,” presented by Greg Wasinski, starting today, Sunday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm in the Church. Greg is an Inspirational Speaker, Author and Radio Host on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio. Greg’s topics will include: “Who We Are Called to Be,” “Our Relationship & Handling Personal Crisis,” and “Finding Jesus in the Eucharist.” This will be a great way to start the Lenten Season! Join Us! If you can join us one, two, or all three nights, you will be in for a treat!

Bereavement Group If you recently lost a loved one or know someone who is going through a difficult time, there will be a Bereavement Support Group meeting this Thursday, February 15 at 7pm in the Children’s Chapel in Church. To register, please contact Sister Agnes McCormick at 412-931-2299.

Fish Fry Time! Please join us every Friday during Lent for our famous Fish Fry, 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dining is available either in the school cafeteria or the Gathering Space. Take out is also available. New to the menu this year is a shrimp basket. We will also be offering beer and wine! Also, new this year is that we will accept all major credit and debit cards.

Special thanks to our 2018 Sponsors: Tudi Mechanical Systems, 424 Walnut, Cintas, S & N Industries LLC, Wright Automotive Group, Spanos Group of Raymond James, Cervelli Ford and Café des Amis!

End-of-Year Tax Statements Please note that parishioners who contributed $100 or more in 2017 should have already received an end-of-year statement from Our Sunday Visitor envelope company. Parishioners, who contributed via online in 2017 to St. James, please contact Karin at (412) 741-6650 extension 310. Thank you for your generosity to our parish. *Please note that if you contributed to the Our Campaign for the Church Alive! fund, the Diocese will be sending out end-of-year statements separately.

A gentle reminder ... when you drop your envelope in the collection, please mark the amount of your donation on the front of the envelope so that it may be accurately recorded. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE REGULAR OFFERTORY WITH A SECOND COLLECTION DONATION. Please use separate checks as the second collections go directly to the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Thank you for your understanding.

Little Sisters of the Poor The Little Sisters of the Poor will be visiting us next weekend at all the weekend Masses. Donations received will enable them to continue the work to care for the elderly at their home on Benton Avenue in Brighton Heights. Please be as generous as possible.

In Memory of Dominic Sebastian Special prayers for the soul of Dominic Sebastian who passed away on December 3, 2015. His estate recently gave a generous donation to St. James Parish. Please remember St. James in your will.

Welcome A special warm welcome to Leesa DiBartola, who recently registered here at St. James Parish.

Happy Birthday Happy birthday to our Music Ministries Associate, Sharron Schaefer whose birthday is today, February 11.

Something to Think About… People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - Audrey Hepburn

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 - 02.04.18

SEEKING OUT JESUS!

We all have felt at times like we have hit rock bottom in life: losing our job, ending a relationship, receiving a medical diagnosis that is lifechanging, or loss of a loved one. We ask, “why me? Life is not fair!”

The readings this weekend focus on keeping the faith especially during challenging times. In the First Reading from the Book of Job, we read how suffering causes Job to take a hard look at life. In today’s Gospel of Mark, we continue reading from last week’s passage after Jesus taught in the Synagogue and healed the man possessed by an evil spirit, he then moves on to heal Simon-Peter’s mother-in-law and attracts more people in desperate need of help. He spends the whole day healing people in Capernaum.

As God is patient with Job, God is patient with us. Let us bring before God our concerns, problems, and sins. The most important way to love God is simply to be in his presence. When we are in despair, let us remind ourselves of the healing grace of Jesus. Hope comes when we surrender ourselves to God.

This weekend we celebrate “Scout Sunday.” We celebrate Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in our area. Scouting is very special to me as I am an Eagle Scout and before entering the Seminary, I worked as a District Executive for the former Greater Pittsburgh Council. Thank you to our parents and adult volunteers who make the scouting programs possible for the youth in our area.

Recently I visited Cub Scout Pack 243 at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church. I presented a talk about how important it is for a scout to be reverent.

SEEKING OUT JESUS!

Human Trafficking The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration has designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer for survivors and victims of human trafficking. On this day, let each of us pray for the emotional, physical and spiritual healing of victims, and make a personal commitment to work against human trafficking. Respect All Human Life!

Parish Mission You are invited to our 2018 Parish Mission, “Unconditionally”, presented by Greg Wasinski, starting next Sunday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm in the Church. Greg is an Inspirational Speaker, Author and Radio Host on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio. Greg’s topics will include: “Who We Are Called to Be”, “Our Relationship & Handling Personal Crisis”, and “Finding Jesus in the Eucharist.” This will be a great way to start the Lenten Season! Join Us! 

Bereavement Group If you recently lost a loved one or know someone who is going through a difficult time, there will be a Bereavement Support Group meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00pm in the Children’s Chapel in Church. To register, please contact Sister Agnes McCormick at 412-931-2299. 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance Our 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 6:00 to 10:00pm in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $25.00 which includes a full catered dinner, beverages and entertainment. (Tickets will be on sale in a few weeks.) We will also be collecting new items for gift baskets in the next few weeks. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

End of the Year Tax Statements Please note that parishioners who contributed $100.00 or more in 2017 will automatically be sent an end-of-the-year statement from the Our Sunday Visitor Envelope Company. Parishioners, who contributed via online in 2017 to St. James, please contact Karin at (412)741- 6650 extension 310. Thank you for your generosity to our parish.

Flu Season As reported in the news, we are at the peak time for the cold and flu season. As we are all concerned about catching germs, please use common sense. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get the needed rest. When at church, please use a tissue and hand sanitizer if needed. If you do not want to shake someone’s hand or take the cup at Communion, that is fine. We are all in this together!

Welcome A special warm welcome to Nichols, Janice, and Grace Barthen, and Brendan and Caitlin Loughran who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations to Chelsea London Cherock who is being baptized this weekend.

Something to Think About… Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. -Thomas Carlyle

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

 
The Catholic Cemeteries Association

Effective Thursday, January 18, 2018

St.James Cemetery will be taken over by

The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.


If you have any questions about the cemetery or problems at the cemetery, please call (412)256-9370.


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