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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 06.18.17
A Word From Fr. Tom - 06.18.17


During the Lenten season I refrained from eating cookies, cakes, and ice cream. It was a big sacrifice but I did it and it felt good that I lost ten pounds. Recently while I was working out at the Sewickley YMCA a parishioner said to me, “Fr. Tom you lost some weight!” What a great compliment. Now that Lent is over I have to confess that I have returned to eating sweets (but in moderation.) Just this past week a friend of mine gave me a book called “Let Food Be Your Medicine” by Dr. Don Colbert. I have started reading the book and it is a good guide to remind me to try to eat healthy every day. As they say… we are what we eat!

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ traditionally known as “Corpus Christi.” In today’s Gospel, we read the famous “Bread of Life Discourse.” Jesus offers us incredible food for the journey. As believers, we take Jesus for his word as he says: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

We need the spiritual food of the Eucharist to successfully complete our life journey. Our Lord’s presence in the Eucharist is not only the source of God’s love for us and of our worship and adoration, it also gives us a challenge for us to give witness of the Lord’s love to our world.

Let us appreciate the Eucharist at every Mass we attend. Never take it for granted. Let us be fed and nourished and go out and share our food to others in need.

On this Father’s Day let us pray for all living and deceased fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, uncles or anyone who holds a fatherly role in our life.


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 being available both restrooms in the church are now available for both men and women. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

St. Vincent de Paul Ministry Parishioners who are interested in helping deliver food to area residents and make house visits are welcomed to join the St. Vincent dePaul ministry. We recently took on covering the Coraopolis area since St. Joseph Parish disbanded their St. Vincent dePaul group. If you are interested please contact parishioner, John Nard at 724-979- 2401 or e-mail him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Welcome Home A special St. James welcome to the following who recently registered at St. James Parish - Lori Duffy and Bernadette Revicky.

Priesthood Ordination Next Saturday, June 24, Bishop Zubik will ordain five men to the priesthood at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. We congratulate Benjamin E. Barr from St. Monica Parish - Beaver Falls/Chippewa Township/ Darlington, Thomas J. Gramc from St. Ferdinand Parish - Cranberry Township, David W. Green from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish - Pleasant Hills, Alexander J. Schrenk from Assumption Parish - Bellevue, and Daniel R. Waruszewski from St. Teresa of Avila Parish - Perrysville.

Pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life.

Congratulations Congratulations to Charlotte Elizabeth Sweeney, daughter of Steven and Caitlin Courneen Sweeney who is being Baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Mitchel Beining and Kirsten Robinson who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Happy Anniversary Happy 28th anniversary to Karin and Joe Masterani!

Happy Birthday Happy birthday to our school secretary, Marcy Knobloch, who is celebrating her birthday Monday, June 19, and our Office Manager, Karin Masterani, who is celebrating her birthday this coming Friday, June 23.

Notre Dame Vision Trip Please note that because I will be attending the Notre Dame Vision trip with our Youth Group this coming week. Please hold any phone calls or e-mails while I am away.

Please note that there will be no daily Mass Monday thru Friday, June 19-23.

Something to Think About… I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

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