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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 - 06.11.17
A Word From Fr. Tom - 06.11.17


Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. God is three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is one of the “mysteries” of our faith.

In today’s Gospel, we read the famous Gospel that God so loved us that he gave his only begotten Son. This familiar Gospel passage with Jesus talking to Nicodemus reminds us that God gave his Son to the world to go out and preach and teach. God is a God of love. God’s unconditional love for us is the Good News. As we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, let us trust in God and show love towards one another.


Eucharistic Adoration To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (which is next Sunday, June 18) there will Eucharistic Adoration this coming Thursday, June 15 from 9am to 9pm in the Children’s Chapel. All are welcome to spend time with the Lord for prayer and meditation.

Hands & Feet of Love Ministry Any parishioner who is currently homebound or unable to make it to Mass on a regular basis, needs assistance for errands, doctor visits, or would like to receive Holy Communion on a weekly basis, please contact Tharshini Wilson at 412-801-2646 or e-mail at tharshini. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Parish Improvements Ron Parisi Home Remodeling of Ambridge is currently working on renovating both the men’s and women’s restrooms in the Gathering Space. Because the restrooms are being renovated, the only restrooms available are in the church (near the Ushers Room). Please be patient while the renovations are taking place. Because of the limited bathrooms available, both restrooms in the church will be available for both men and women temporarily. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Fratangelo Gardens of Moon Township is currently installing new underground drains for our Prayer Path. In the next few weeks we will be working on installing new lighting. New plants, shrubs and benches will be installed in the later part of the summer. Local landscape architect, David Lucci is assisting us with this project.

Donations are still being accepted for the Prayer Path. If you would like to make a donation please contact our Business Manager, Terri Price at the rectory at 412-741-6650 extension 312 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please make checks payable to St. James Catholic Parish and memo it “Prayer Garden Upgrade Project.” An updated list of donors will be published in a future bulletin.

Flat Roof Replacement The Diocese of Pittsburgh has granted us permission to replace the Flat Roof on the Gathering Space, School Gym and connecting corridor that connects the school to the Gathering Space. Schulteis Roofing Inc. of Plum Boro has been awarded the contract. Work will begin next Monday, June 26 and is expected to be completed by the end of July (pending the weather.) Funds from Our Campaign for the Church Alive will cover the cost of the entire project. Florida Consulting and the Diocesan Office of Property and Planning will be assisting us with this project.

Youth Ministry I am pleased to appoint John Wieland as the new Director of Youth Ministry effective July 1. John has been a member of the parish for the past five years and has been active in volunteering for the Vacation Bible School and CCD programs. He is also a member of the Small Groups at St. James and belongs to the Christian Family Movement. John graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently working as the Academic Support Specialist for the Cornell School District. John is also involved with Junior Achievement, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, The United Way, Cub Scouts, Moon Area Baseball and Soccer Associations. John and his wife Jane have two sons Jacob and Jackson and currently reside in Moon Township.

Notre Dame Vision Once again our High School Youth Ministry program will be going to the University of Notre Dame June 19-23 to participate in the week long “Notre Dame Vision” program. Forty-eight high school students and four adults will be participating in this wonderful summer camp program.

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to the following who recently registered at St. James Parish: David and Monica Barchie, and Holly and Payton Mitchell.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Eva Vaccaro and Nicholas Lumley who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to our outgoing Youth Minister, Maria Brown who celebrated her birthday this past Thursday, June 8.

Something to Think About… Giving is true loving… - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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