Ministries and Organizations


Want to get involved?
Click Here to download our brochure now!

Online Giving


Click to learn about our new online giving program and how it will benefit both you and St. James.

Recent News

  • 18.09.15

    Attachments:FileDescriptionRELIGIOUS ED FACT SHEET.doc ...
    Read more...
  • 16.02.15

    Attachments:FileDescriptionPastoral Plan 2015-2018.pdf  Year One.pdf ...
    Read more...
  • 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...
    Read more...
  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
    Read more...
  • 30.04.13
    Registration forms are found under the "Forms" subsection shown above....
    Read more...
  • 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...
    Read more...
  • 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.  ...
    Read more...

Events

<<  December 2017  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
     
  5  6
1213
1920
2627
      
Home Home From the Pastor's Desk
From the Pastor's Desk
A Word From Fr. Tom - 04.30.17

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST!

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter. All of the readings this weekend focus on recognizing that Christ is in our midst each and every day. In the gospel of Luke we read the beautiful scripture passage of the “Emmaus Walk” (which is only found in Luke) as two disciples of Jesus come to recognize the risen Lord.

Jesus is present in our family, friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. When we attend Mass, Christ is present in the Liturgy of the Word, and in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Let us take some time today to ponder Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Let us strive to recognize Jesus in the people and events of our everyday lives.

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST!

Fish Fry Raffle Winners! Congratulations to the following winners of the Sports Raffle: 50/50 Raffle - Joe Moore Antonio Brown - Carl Szott Nolan Ryan baseball - Vincent Cagliuso Clint Hurdle baseball - Patty Farkas Ben Roethlisberger football - Joe Farkas Joe Greene jersey - John Hupp Mario Lemieux lithograph - Gloria Vescio Pennsylvania Everything basket - Tim Yost

Special thanks to Froggy Radio for broadcasting from our Fish Fry and Clearview Credit Union for making a donation to St. James School. We are grateful for all of our volunteers (over 100) who helped with the prep, cooking, serving and clean up. We are ever grateful for our 2017 Fish Fry Corporate Sponsors: Cintas, 424 Walnut Restaurant, Tudi Mechanical, S&N Roofing, and the Wright Automotive Group.

Parish Improvements Ron Parisi Contracting of Ambridge recently installed several new doors: in the cafeteria to the school uniform and storage closet hallway; a new door separating the Kindergarten and Gym hallway, and also a new door in the boys’ locker room for storing gym equipment.

Tri-State Restaurant Equipment of Beaver Falls supplied us with several new kitchen appliances including: a fryer, warmer, and a convection oven for the school kitchen. This new equipment will also be used for Fish Fry, Pancake Breakfasts and Spaghetti Dinners.

Tudi Mechanical of McKees Rocks updated several outdated pipes in the rectory and also tuned up and repaired the Gathering Space and Church air conditioners.

Listen Hear of Shadyside installed a new projector and screen for meetings and events in the Gathering Space. Also for Easter and Christmas Masses this projector and screen is used to view the Mass from church for the over flow crowd in the Gathering Space.

Good Sounds of New Stanton installed a new sound system in the Gathering Space.

A new podium has been purchased from JMJ Church Supply and Gift Center of Bethel Park. This podium will be used for various speaking events and presentations.

Funds from the Building Fund are making these projects possible.

JMJ Church Supply and Gift Center of Bethel Park supplied the twoand four-book hymnal book holders that are now in place in each of the church pews.

Special thanks to all those who participated in our Hymnal Book Drive for making this project possible.

St. James Cemetery Upgrades We are pleased to announce that St. James Cemetery has a new cremation section that features a Columbarium for Urns. If you would like information on pricing and availability please contact Karin Masterani at the rectory office. The Parish Catholic Cemeteries Association will be taking over the operating and handling of St. James Cemetery, as well as all parish cemeteries, this summer.

Congratulations Congratulations to Francis Richard Prossen and Frederick Thomas Prossen, sons of Matthew and Shelby Allen Prossen, and John McQuone Meagher, son of Jeffrey and Kerry McQuone Meagher who are being baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Darby Trovato and Jay Collins who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Eagle Scouts Congratulations to Ike Lagnese, Thomas Lasorda, Ryan McNelis, Samuel Perry, and Jake Smiley for obtaining the Rank of Eagle Scout this weekend. As a fellow Eagle Scout myself, welcome to the Eagle’s Nest! A Scout is Reverent!

Welcome A special warm welcome to Richard, Erin and Henry Donahue, Kyle and Sandro Presogna, Holly Hursky, Rylee Yoder, and Chance Kauco who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Happy Birthday Happy Belated Birthday to Mike Glumac who works in our Maintenance Department, who celebrated his birthday last Sunday, April 23!

Something to Think About… “The three most important things in my life… Faith, Family, and Football.” - Dan Rooney

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 - 04.23.17

PEACE BE WITH YOU!

This weekend we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we read how the early church grew in numbers after the Resurrection of Jesus. In the Second Reading from First Peter, we read about hope. We are encouraged to remain steadfast in faith. In the Gospel of John, we read the first encounter after the Resurrection of Jesus and his Disciples. He simply says, “peace be with you.” Thomas was not at the first encounter with the other disciples and had to see Jesus in order to believe that he truly had risen.

Jesus strengthens us when we have doubts and raises each of us above our human frailties. Through his mercy he brings us into communion with the Father. Let us open up our eyes today and see that Christ is in our midst.

PEACE BE WITH YOU!

Gathering Hymnals and Book Racks Over the past several months we have added new Gathering Hymnals to the pews. These hymnals now have ribbons and all the music and readings for the Sunday Masses. Recently we have also added new book racks in the middle of all the pews so that more people can enjoy the Hymnals to use during Mass. Thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful project. Donations are still being accepted. If you would like to make a $25 donation in memory or in honor of a loved one, please complete a form on the information tables and on the bulletin boards in the main and Gathering Space vestibule and return it to Terri Price, our Business Manager at the Rectory.

Finance Council It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dan Kerner to our Parish Finance Council. Dan was born and raised in Erie and graduated from Gannon University with a degree in Accounting. He is currently an Accounting Advisor for FedEx where he works to help account for the company’s worldwide portfolio of leases. Dan and his wife Johnna have two daughters; Hailey who is in Kindergarten at St. James School and Emma who is three years old. They currently reside in Ohio Township.

In Loving Memory Special thanks to the Amato and Vasiladiotis families for generously offering donations to St. James Parish in memory of Mildred Amato and Lyn Vasiladiotis. Please remember St. James in your living will or when making funeral arrangements for loved ones. It is wonderful to keep a loving member of the family in memory close to home.

Welcome A special warm welcome to Christopher and Jennifer DeAndrea, and Curt, Lindsey, Caden, and Clara Russell, who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Last weekend, we welcomed the eleven men and women and two children who have completed the Rite of Christian Initiation Program, (RCIA). Members of the Class of 2017 include: Jason Brewer, Olivia Brewer, Jason Gasbarre, Walter Gleason, Jay Heurich, Thomas Melisko Jr., Paul Muders, Ethan Pelloni, Maxwell Pelloni, Rachel Pelloni, Christopher Price, Rikkelle Showalter, and Dane Summerville. Special thanks to Bob Basl , and Sylvia McGaughey for their leadership this past year. If you or you know someone interested in the Catholic Faith and would like to enroll in the RCIA program this coming fall, please give me a call or e-mail me to register. Classes will begin after Labor Day in September.

This weekend, we welcome, Francis Richard Prossen and Frederick Thomas Prossen, sons of Matthew & Shelby Allen Prossen and John McQuone Meagher, son of Jeffrey & Kerry McQuone Meagher who are being baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Thomas Melisko Jr, and Karen Bove who validated their Marriage last week. If you or you know someone who was not married in a Catholic ceremony but would like to validate their marriage, please give me a call.

Please note This Sunday we welcome Fr. Richard Terdine at the Sunday morning Masses. I am traveling to Des Moines, Iowa and Springfield, Illinois this week for my Spring retreat. This will be my 48th and 49th state capitals to visit. Please note that there will be no daily Mass this week April 24-28. Please hold all calls and e-mails until I return Friday evening. Be sure of my thoughts and prayers as I travel to the mid-west.

Something to Think About… Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King Jr.

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

 
Holy Week Schedule


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE


SATURDAY, APRIL 8 (PALM SUNDAY VIGIL)

Mass is at 5:00pm


SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (PALM SUNDAY)

Masses are at 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am

St. Ferdinand Youth Group performs Living Stations – 7:30PM in Church


MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Mass at 6:45AM


TUESDAY

Mass at 9:00AM


THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (HOLY THURSDAY)

Mass is at 7:00pm

Church will be open until 11:00PM


FRIDAY, APRIL 14 (GOOD FRIDAY)

Noon - Seven Last Words Cantata (By St. James Adult Choir)

1:30pm - Good Friday Service

4:30-7:30pm Fish Fry


SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Noon - Blessing of Food Baskets

Easter Vigil Mass is at 8:00pm


SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (EASTER) MASSES

7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am

 
Office Hours


In Observance of Holy Week and Easter,

The Rectory offices will be CLOSED

Holy Thursday (April 13), Good Friday (April 14) and

Easter Monday (April 17)

The offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 18, at 8:30AM

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 04.16.17

HAPPY EASTER!

These past forty days of Lent have been a time for us to reflect on the positive changes we would like to make in our life and remind ourselves that we are all on this journey together. Our theme this Lent was “Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking.” During our Lenten Parish Mission, Capuchin Franciscan Father Scott Seethaler reminded us of several key points: God is not missing in our life, make prayer a daily part of our life, forgive those who have hurt us, and don’t let worry take over our life.

Today we rejoice at Easter as the tomb is empty. St. John places Mary Magdalene at the center of his Resurrection Gospel. As she approaches the tomb, she sees the rolled-away stone and sees that the tomb is empty. Mary Magdalene is the first person at the tomb in all four gospels and she is the messenger who then brings Peter and the Beloved Disciple to see that the stone has been moved.

Easter is about Jesus, the Jesus who announced God’s kingdom. We celebrate the triumph of life over death, hope over despair, light over darkness and good over evil. Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

HAPPY EASTER!

Gathering Hymnals Over the past several months we have added new Gathering Hymnals to the pews. These hymnals now have ribbons and all the music and readings for the Sunday Masses. Thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful project. Donations are still being accepted. If you would like to make a $25 donation in memory or in honor of a loved one please complete a form on the information tables and on the bulletin boards in the main and Gathering Space vestibule and return it to Terri Price our Business Manager at the Rectory.

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 program to highlight Catholic Elementary and High Schools. Education Plus is brought to you by the generosity of Sam and Judy Spanos and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2017 -2018 school year. There is a three year old half day Preschool program and Half Day and Full Day four year old Preschool program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. We are pleased to announce that there will be NO TUITION INCREASE for this coming year! Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information or for a tour of the school please call 412-741-5540 extension 100.

Are You Registered? Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” If you attend St. James on a regular basis or are searching for a parish to call “home” and are not officially registered you are most welcomed here! Please complete the registration form that is on the information tables and return it to the office. It is very important to be registered especially to obtain a Sponsor Letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor. If you are planning to move and change your address, please let us know so we can update our files.

Welcome A special warm welcome to Michael and Hannah Boyd, and Caroline Senra, who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations This weekend, we welcome the ten men and women who have been in our Rite of Christian Initiation Program, (RCIA). Members of the Class of 2017 include: Jason Brewer, Olivia Brewer, Jason Gasbarre, Walter Gleason, Jay Heurich, Paul Muders, Rachel Pelloni, Christopher Price, Rikkelle Showalter, and Dane Summerville. Special thanks to Bob Basl, and Sylvia McGaughey for their leadership this past year.

Looking Ahead Emily Jancart Memorial Scholarship Pancake Breakfast Sunday, April 30 after all Masses in the School Cafeteria.

First Holy Communions for our second graders will be the weekends of April 29-30, and May 6-7.

*** Please note that our campus will be closed on Easter Monday, April 17 in observance of the Easter holiday. There will be no daily Mass, no school, and the Rectory offices will be closed.

Also, there will be no daily Mass the week of April 24-28 while I will be on Spring retreat and traveling to Iowa and Illinois.

Something to Think About… Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

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

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 8 of 83