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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 07.30.17
A Word From Fr. Tom - 07.30.17


Last week I received a phone call from my former neighbor, Robbie Paff, letting me know that her mother, Alice Ruhling, had passed away at the age of ninety-one. Mrs. Ruhling was a great lady who lived next door to me in the Carrick/ Overbrook section of Pittsburgh. During the summer she would always sit out on her back porch enjoying talking to her children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. The Ruhling’s, Paff’s and also the Winschel’s were all close knit families who were our neighbors on the corner block of Sinton Avenue, Yale Drive and Lucina Avenue. It was a true honor to return to my home, St. Norbert Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Overbrook, to celebrate her funeral. Mrs. Ruhling was very supportive of my vocation as a priest. What a real treasure!

This weekend we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time. The readings this weekend focus on being grateful for God’s blessings and treasures in our life. In the First Reading from the Book of Kings, we read how a young King, Solomon, asks for wisdom. He knows what he needs to guide God’s people along the path of life. In the Gospel of Matthew, we conclude Matthew’s discourse on parables about the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells parables of the buried treasure and the pearl. (This is only found in the Gospel of Matthew). The joy of responding to God’s call is more wonderful than a hidden treasure or a fine pearl.

We are all searchers and treasure hunters in the sense that we are looking for happiness. What are our real treasures in life? We are often quick to see our own faults and failings. Let us open up our eyes and see the true “treasures” that we have: our faith, family, friends and neighbors.


RCIA Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized in another faith and would like to be Catholic? Are you baptized Catholic but need communion and or confirmed? The Rite of Christian Initiation Program (RCIA) will be starting in September after Labor Day. 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.

Parish Guide Book and Directory Our 2017 Guide Book and telephone directory is here! All registered parishioners who have given us permission to publish their address will be mailed a complimentary copy of the book. Please note that the advertisers in the book helped make this project available to the parish at no cost to us. Please support our advertisers. For those who attend mass but are not registered in the parish, please see the registration forms on the information tables in church or call the rectory office.

Parish Improvements Rusmur Floors of Moon Township recently installed new carpeting on the ground floor of our school and in the Gathering Space. Special thanks to the Eileen Paul Family Memorial Fund for making this project a possibility.

Ron Parisi Contracting of Ambridge has completed the Gathering Space bathroom renovations. New plumbing, hand bars, lighting, flooring and Koala Kare baby changing stations have been installed in both rest rooms. New hand bars have also been installed in the church restrooms. Please note that the two rest rooms near the Ushers’ Room are now for both men and women.

Seminarian Visit Seminarian Jeff Craig stopped by for a visit last week. Jeff is assigned to St. Francis Cabrini Parish in Center Township for his summer Pastoral Internship. In the fall he will be returning the North American College in Rome for his third year of Theology. Jeff is a graduate of St. Alphonsus School, Quigley Catholic High School and Duquesne University. Let us continue to keep Jeff in our thoughts and prayers.

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Michael Martin and Patrick, Shannon, Quinn, and Padraig Reilly who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Olivia Scott Lockerman, daughter of Christian Lockerman and Theresa Lingg who is being Baptized this weekend.

Thank You Father Dozie Egbe from the Diocese of Egbe spoke at all of the masses last weekend for the annual Mission Office Diocesan Appeal. A total of $5,318.00 was collected. Thank you for your generous support!

Something to Think About… Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love. - Mandy Hale

With God, All Things Are Possible!

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