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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...
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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:

  • Eleanor Skapik
  • Eleanor Farbo
  • Robert Murrer
  • Sue Etters
  • Carol Shannon
  • Kathy DelGrande
  • Sandy Rishel
  • Jerry O'Shaughnessy
  • Nancy Fleming
  • Kevin Kenny
  • Lynn Huston Holmes
  • Mary Lou Smith
  • Ana Kerr
  • Helen Alimena
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Jessica Copeland Volante
  • Patricia Fusco


...and those who have died



Remember those in the Military

  • Michael Mitchell (Army)
  • Col. Joseph Martin (Army)
  • Lt. Brian Naranjo (Coast Guard)
  • S.A. Melinda "Minny" Mowery
  • Col. Mark VanKooten (Air Force National Guard)
  • Captain Christopher Stepanek (Air Force)
  • Captain Jaymie Stepanek (Air Force)
  • Lt. Col. Bryan J. O’Neill (Air Force) 
  • 2nd Lt. Jonathan Miller (Air Force)
  • Cadette David Miller (Air Force Academy)
  • Captain Matthew J. DiGiacomo (Army)
  • Cpl. Austin Kisow (Marines)
  • 1st Lt Ben Rinaldi Air Force
  • 1st Lt Sam Rinaldi Air Force
  • Sarah Miller (Air Force Academy)
  • Major Sean T. Auth (Air Force)
  • Captain Bo Bear (Air Force)
  • Lt. Lewis F. Giammaria (Navy)
  • Specialist Michael Murphy (Army)
  • Sgt. Kevin Murphy (Army)
  • Airman Jeremiah Murphy (Air Force)
  • Lt. Colonel Christopher Dziubek (Army)
  • Lt. Col John Davis (Army)
  • Lt. Thomas Hess (Air Force)
  • Cpl. Ian Valenzi (USMC)
  • 2nd Lt. Christine Muders (Army)
  • Col. Randell Beatty, MD (Air Force)
  • Patrick O'Connor (Army)
  • 1st Lt. Christopher Vish (Marines)
  • A1C T.J. Owens (Air Force)
 
 

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Financial Summary

Offertory Collection September 18, 2016 - $11,416.88


Online Giving - 35  $860.73


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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Holiness Revolution

St. James Catholic Church


Parish Mission:

PRESENTER:

Dan DeMatte

International Speaker and best selling

Catholic author of Holiness Revolution,

Dan has defended the teachings of the

Catholic faith on Larry King Live, The

View and the Today Show. He is the

host of a radio show called Encounter

and manages a high adventure camp


for youth, www.cysc.com.


October 2, 3 & 4, 7:00 - 9:15pm


Select file below to download complete information flyer!


Attachments:
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"On Mission for the Church Alive Survey!"

The On Mission for the Church Alive team needs your help as plans continue to develop. Your input through the survey found at the link listed here will give you an opportunity to be part of this process. We hope you will take a few minutes and complete this survey. Thank you.


http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2978990/ChurchAlive

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 09.18.16

CHOOSING BETWEEN GOD AND MONEY!

We all want to live a comfortable lifestyle. It is not a bad thing to want to work hard and be rewarded. But we have to keep a healthy balance in life to make sure that money or things do not become more important than God or family or friends. This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on looking at the attitudes toward our material resources and our spiritual wellbeing.

In the First Reading from Amos, we read how greed drives some people to oppress others. God cares for the poor. The prophet Amos was a great defender of the poor and a champion for justice. In the Second Reading to Timothy, we read how Paul teaches Timothy about prayer. God wants everyone to be saved, just not a few chosen and prayers should be offered to all people. In the Gospel of Luke, we read the Parable of the Astute Manager or “unjust steward.” The manager was accused of embezzlement. It is the steward’s prudence that Jesus praises not his dishonesty. The steward’s example teaches us to use our earthly goods for the sake of the heavenly future. Greed for money can ruin a person. Let us be good stewards and use the gifts and talents that God blesses us with each and every day. Let us lessen our attachment on our possessions in life that distract us from becoming closer to Christ.

This weekend is also “Catechetical Sunday.” We thank all those who teach the faith in our parish: School Teachers, CCD Catechists, Youth Ministry, RCIA, Pre-Baptism Prep, and Pre- Marriage Prep.

Please note that because of the Clergy Convocation at Oglebay Conference and Resort in Wheeling West Virginia this week, there will be NO DAILY MASSES Monday thru Friday, September 19-23 here at St. James. Please keep your Bishop and priests in prayer this week as we begin to discuss the upcoming On Mission for the Church Alive process.

St. Margaret Mary Parish in Moon Twp. will have 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Please hold any phone messages or e-mails until I return to the office Saturday morning, September 24.

CHOOSING BETWEEN GOD AND MONEY!

RCIA There will be an information meeting for those interested in learning more about the RCIA program Sunday, October 2nd at 12:30pm in the Gathering Space. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or need the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation please give me a call at (412) 741-6650 ext. 311 or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss.

Blessing of Pets In honor of the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, we will have the Blessing of Pets Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm in front of the Church.

Parish Mission 2016 - “Holiness Revolution” St. James Parish is pleased to host a fall Parish Mission “Holiness Revolution” conducted by Dan DeMatte, October 2, 3 and 4th from 7 to 9pm in Church. Dan is an international speaker and author who will help us deepen our faith. Please save the date and get ready to be enriched and renewed!

Sacrament of Anointing The Sacrament of Anointing will be available after all the Masses the weekend of October 8th and 9th. If you are experiencing health issues or are scheduled to have surgery in the near future your most welcomed to receive the Sacrament. The purpose of the Sacrament is to strengthen the spiritual health of the person.

Quaker Valley High School Stadium Blessing Last Friday afternoon, I stopped down to Chuck Knox Stadium to bless the new fieldhouse for the Quaker Valley High School football team and also blessed the field. Head Coach, John Tortorea and Assistant Coach Bob Harrah along with parishioner Kent McGaughey gave me a tour of the new facilities. Quaker Valley defeated Neshannock 25-20!

Welcome A special welcome to Henry, Caroline and Luciana Passerrello, Kyle Richert, Craig and Angelina Rippole, and Mark Scally who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Eli Philip Diemert, son of Philip and Katherine Tedesco Diemert, who is being Baptized this weekend.

Something to Think About… Joy is not in things; it is in us. - Richard Wagner

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 - 09.11.16

LOST AND FOUND!

Last Sunday was a glorious day for our church as Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa a saint! A woman who always reached out to the lonely, the homeless and dying, founded the Missionaries of Charity and lived a simple life, was a true living saint during her time on this earth. How providential, as we continue living out this Year of Mercy that we honor a wonderful woman who did so much for others.

This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on unconditional love and the Mercy God has for us. In the first reading from Exodus, we read how Moses intercedes for a sinful people. He appeals to God’s promise to make them a great generation. In the Second Reading from Timothy, Paul expresses his gratitude for the mercy that the Lord has showed him. In the Gospel of Luke, we read the three parables of forgiveness: the lost sheep, lost coin, and the Prodigal Son. Luke dedicates the entire Chapter 15 to the theme of forgiveness. Jesus is full of mercy and compassion. God accepts us. As imperfect as we are, God does not seek perfection in us.

This weekend at the 9:30am and 11:30am masses we welcome Co-Vocation Director, Fr. Michael Ackerman and the Diocesan Pittsburgh Seminarians!

Please note that because of the Clergy Convocation at Oglebay Conference and Resort in Wheeling West Virginia, there will be no daily Masses Monday thru Friday, September 19-23 here at St. James.

St. Margaret Mary Parish in Moon Twp. will have 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week.

LOST AND FOUND!

On Mission For the Church Alive! The Diocese of Pittsburgh has begun preparations for “On Mission For the Church Alive! which is a planning process that will change the structures, staffing, and pastoral strategies of every district in the Diocese. For the next several weeks in our bulletin we will have information explaining what the “On Mission” process is all about. Please plan on attending an information meeting explaining the On Mission process for St. James either on Monday, October 24, or Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm in Church.

Our Mission Team has been meeting the last several months and is ready to begin the process with our neighboring parishes to discuss the future of our church in the Sewickley Valley Area. Our team includes: Jennifer Cowley, Jason Corsetti, Josh DeNinno, Jon Kuzma, MaryLu Giver, and Kathleen Wycoff. Stay tuned for future updates in the parish bulletin and during my homilies about this very important process.

“Holiness Revolution” St. James Parish is pleased to host a fall Parish Mission; “Holiness Revolution” conducted by Dan DeMatte, October 2,3 and 4 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in Church. Dan is an international speaker and author who will help us deepen our faith. Please save the date and get ready to be enriched and renewed!

RCIA If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith or need to receive the Sacraments, please join us for an information meeting, Sunday, October 2 at 12:30pm in the Gathering Space to learn more about the RCIA program. Please give me a call at (412) 741-6650 extension 311 or email me at thomasburke70@ hotmail.com to discuss.

Blessing of Pets In honor of the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, we will have the Blessing of Pets Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm in front of the Church. Bring your dog, cat, bird, fish, or any other of God’s special creatures for a blessing.

Education Plus on KQV Radio Tune into KQV Radio 1410AM Fridays at 7:00pm and/or Sundays at 8:30am for Education Plus. I host this weekly radio show to highlight Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Welcome A special welcome to Traci, Lily, Abigail and Charlotte Sinclair, Ben, Catherine, Nathan, and Matthew Susco, and Nancy Tullar who recently registered at St. James Parish. The Church is Alive in Sewickley!

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Leanna Rudek and Justin Gasbarre who are celebrating their wedding this weekend!

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to our Account Manager and Safe Environment Coordinator, Susan Ponticello who celebrated her birthday this past Thursday, September 8.

Something to Think About… Do ordinary things with extraordinary love. - St. Teresa of Calcutta

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