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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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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 04.16.17
A Word From Fr. Tom - 04.16.17


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!


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