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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...


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Online Giving

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 placing “I Gave Online” offertory cards into the collection basket instead of traditional envelopes. However you choose to give your time, talent, and treasure, we thank you! Our church ministries thrive only with your help.

We ask that you consider using this service—especially if you currently manage your bills or banking online. For more information about Online Giving, please call Karin at 412-741-6650 x310.

Online Giving costs you nothing and provides many advantages to you and the church! Click here to register now, or keep reading to learn more about the benefits...

Benefits for You

  • No check writing or ATM stops before church
  • Safe, secure, and confidential
  • Use your checking, savings, or credit card
  • Schedule recurring or one-time donations
  • Change a gift or account any time you like
  • Choose offertory, special funds, pledges
  • Earn rewards through your credit card

Benefits for St. James

  • Reduces check processing fees
  • Allows staff more time to focus on ministries
  • Creates peace in knowing your data and auto-deposited gifts are secure
  • Accommodates special funds and tuition
  • Provides giving history for tax statements
  • Reaches a wider demographic of givers

Online Giving FAQs

Is Online Giving Safe?
Online Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the Online Giving system.

When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.

What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to give, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!

How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the "My Gifts" page of the Online Giving system.

If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.

Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Online Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.

Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
You can contribute to different offerings at different times; however, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.

What if I change bank accounts?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Schedule window. Each checking/savings/credit card can be changed using the edit button, deleted completely, or new accounts can be added on the right side of the screen.

How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!

What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your accounts and donation dates at any time.

How do I sign up for Online Giving?

  1. Visit your church website
  2. Click on the Online Giving link
  3. Complete the registration form

It's that simple!

For additional information or help setting up your account please contact:

Karin at (412) 741-6650 x310.

Men's Bible Study


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.


Old Photos for St. James' 150th
Our new web site,, has the ability to create and store photo galleries. With our parish's 150th anniversary coming soon wouldn't it be nice to begin to create a historical picture gallery of our parish church and school for all to see from how we started to where we are today. If you have any old pictures that show the church or school - The Photo Depot has offered to scan these precious memories at no charge for storage on the Saint James web site. Just bring them to The Photo Depot in Quaker Village and they will be copied while you wait so that you can take the originals home with you. So start going through those old shoe boxes where we all store our photos and see what you can find that shows our growth over the years. Then visit your web site to watch our history unfold.
Thinking about being an Altar Server?

If you are currently in 4th grade or older and are interested in becoming an altar server, or are a current altar server in need of a refresher, we will be holding an altar server training class on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00pm in Church.

If you are planning on attending the practice, please call Karin at (412)741-6650, extension 310 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Farmers' Market Reopens!

Every year, St. James Church hosts a Farmers' Market as an outreach to support local farmers and early merchants. Now in its seventh year, the St. James Church Farmers' Market hosts merchants selling meat like beef and pork, locally grown fresh vegetables, local honey, and even freshly made pierogies. Join us every Saturday from April through November to help support local farmers and merchants!

Where: St. James Parking Lot; 200 Walnut St.; Sewickley, PA 15143

When: 1st Saturday in April thru the last Saturday before Thanksgiving in November; 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Get Directions!

Who:  30 to 35 local farmers and early merchants - for vendor info contact Bob Jancart - 412-262-4839

What:  Farmers and Merchants representing:

  • Pork; Beef; Goats; Lambs; Poultry and Salmon (freshly caught in Alaska and flown in)
  • Organic farm products
  • A variety of vegetables
  • Honey from a local apiarist
  • Pierogies
  • Pasta
  • and much more!


  • Farmers' Market is certified by the US Department of Agriculture
  • Early Merchants have additional certification from the Department of Health of Allegheny Cty
  • Early Merchants outside Allegheny County are certified by the US Dept. of Agriculture