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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.29.17
A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.29.17


Growing up in Carrick, I was blessed to be surrounded by great neighbors. The Winschel, Paff, Ruhling and Miller families were all great families to live next to on Sinton Avenue, Yale Drive and Lucina Avenue. I have many fond memories of these neighbors!

This weekend we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings focus on Loving God, and Loving Our Neighbor. In the First Reading from the Book of Exodus, we read how God sets high standards for the people of Israel. This reading is part of the Code of Law that resulted from God’s covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai. God’s care and compassion for the Israelites during the Exodus from Egypt becomes the model of God’s law. In the second reading from Paul to the Thessalonians, Paul reminds the people to “be imitators of Christ. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read how Jesus reminds us to Love God and Love our Neighbor. We must treat others as we would want to be treated.

As we approach the Eucharist, let us be nourished with the Sacrament to love of God and Neighbor.


On Mission For the Church Alive… Last week I attended the Fall Clergy Convocation at St. Paul Seminary. The theme for the day was “The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same.” Bishop Zubik announced that for the On Mission for the Church Alive! process, the new Clergy Assignments will be announced on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and the effective date for new assignments will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018 for the parish groupings. No churches will close in 2018 but a new Mass schedule will most likely need to be implemented. Stay tuned for further details.

All Saints Day All Saints Day is this Wednesday, November 1. Masses will be held at 6:45am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass An All Souls Memorial Mass will be held this Thursday, November 2 at 7:00pm. Families that have lost a loved one during the past year will be invited to attend for a special candle service. There will be extra memorial candles to purchase for a $5.00 donation for those who wish to light a candle for their loved one. Everyone is invited to attend to remember those loved ones who have passed on to eternal life.

St. James School Blue and White Gala Please join us on Saturday, November 11 from 6:30 to 10:00pm at the Montour Heights County Club in Moon Township for our annual Blue and White Gala. This year we will honor Bob Basl with the Excellent Mind Award, and Judy Spanos with the Exceptional Heart Award. There will be live and silent auction items, raffles and a wonderful dinner. If you would like to attend the Gala please call the school office at 412-741-5540.

Prayer Garden and Fish Pond Upgrade Project Luffy Masonry of Pittsburgh has removed two benches next to our fish pond and will lay new cement down for new benches which will be installed in a few weeks. Donations are being accepted for these upgrades. For a donation of $50.00 or more we are offering an engraved commemorative brick installed on the prayer path. There is no limit for the number of bricks that you can buy.

For a donation of $1,000 or more you can have your family name listed on the back of the new welcome sign that has been installed. Please make your major gift donation by this Tuesday, October 31 so we can finalize the list of donors to be placed on the back of the new Welcome sign in the next few weeks. Anonymous donations are also welcomed.

Please contact our Business Manager, Terri Price at 412-741- 6650 ext. 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.”

Welcome Home A special welcome to Gregory, Linda, Kate, Kendra, and Jack Hines, and Jeffrey and Carolina Moran who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Carly Bologna and Kyle Young who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Thank You! Thank you to all who participated in the Mass sign up last Sunday and those who supported our pancake breakfast!

Something to Think About… A near neighbor is better than a distant cousin. - Italian Proverb

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