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  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
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  • 03.03.12
    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
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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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Remember the Sick

In this space each week, we will let you know who is sick in our parish and in need of prayers.

Please remember in your prayers:

  • Sue Etters
  • Kathy DelGrande
  • Sandy Rishel
  • Jerry O'Shaughnessy
  • Kevin Kenny
  • Carmela Valenzi
  • Anna Kerr
  • Helen Alimena
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Terri McClain
  • Patricia Fusco
  • Edward Ondek
  • George Dearth
  • Eve Peduto


...and those who have died

  • Ernie Tucci


Remember those in the Military

  • Col. Joseph Martin (Army)
  • S.A. Melinda "Minny" Mowery
  • Lt. Col. Bryan J. O’Neill (Air Force) 
  • 2nd Lt. Jonathan Miller (Air Force)
  • 1st Lt. David Miller (Air Force)
  • Captain Matthew J. DiGiacomo (Army)
  • Cpl. Austin Kisow (Marines)
  • 2nd Lt. Sarah Miller (Air Force)
  • Lt. Col Sean T. Auth (Air Force)
  • Lt. Lewis F. Giammaria (Navy)
  • Specialist Michael Murphy (Army)
  • Sgt. Kevin Murphy (Army)
  • Airman Jeremiah Murphy (Air Force)
  • Colonel Christopher Dziubek (Army)
  • Lt. Col John Davis (Army)
  • Col. Thomas Hess (Air Force)
  • Sgt. Ian Valenzi (USMC)
  • 2nd Lt. Christine Muders (Army)
  • Col. Randell Beatty, MD (Air Force)
  • Captain Christopher Vish (Marines)
  • A1C T.J. Owens (Air Force)
  • Specialist Paul J. Ropon,Jr. (Army)
  • 1st Lt. Jacob Enke (army)
  • Specialist Daniella Robichaud (Army)
 
 

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Financial Summary

Offertory Collection October 8, 2017 - $12,313.76


Online Giving - 55  $1,417.00


Collection details see Bulletin Section of the Website

Weekly collection for November 1, 2015

Offertory 14,934.00

Tuition Assistance 85.00

Capital Improvement 470.00

Votive Lights 174.86

Funeral donation 100.00

Christmas 100.00

Solemnity of Mary 100.00

Immaculate Conception 100.00

Christmas Charities collection 100.00

World Mission collection 58.00

Religious Retirement collection 500.00

All Souls Day collection 1,803.00


All Saints Day collection 2,486.36



June 7, 2015

$13,768.95June 7, 2015

$13,7




Weekly collection for

November 2, 2014

$19,569.75

All Souls Day

$3,337.00

All Saints Day

$2,494.25


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A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.15.17

COME TO THE FEAST!

We all receive them…. Invitations to birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings or holiday gatherings. Do we reply to the invitation immediately or do we forget about it and “get to it later” or never respond. As a courtesy to the person hosting the event we should reply yes or no.

This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on God inviting us to join the Eucharistic Feast.

In the first reading from Isaiah, we read how a prophet describes the mountain of the Lord. It is a place of great blessings and where the Lord will nourish his people with a splendid feast. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read the Parable of the Wedding Feast. Jesus again addresses this parable, like last week, to the chief priests and elders. Jesus invites us to come to the feast. Do we say yes, or do we say no? Every week we have the first course of a meal with the Liturgy of the Word. The word taken from sacred scripture feeds our souls, hearts, and minds with his wisdom. In the second course of the meal we are fed with the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Today let us rediscover our invitation to the banquet of God’s kingdom and say YES to the Lord.

COME TO THE FEAST!

Blue and White Gala Please join us for our annual “Blue and White Gala” for St. James School on Saturday, November 11 at the Montour Heights Country Club in Moon Township. We are pleased to announce that this year we will honor Bob Basl with the Excellent Mind Award, and Judy Spanos with the Exceptional Heart Award. Both Bob and Judy have been very supportive of St. James School over the years. Please call the school office at 412-741-5540 to reserve your seat.

Mass Intention Sign Up Next Sunday, October 22 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Gathering Space we will have our books open for Mass intentions for 2018. Those who are physically unable to come in person to the Gathering Space can give it to another person or forms can be mailed or dropped off AFTER Monday, October 23. No forms can be accepted any earlier.

Please note that because of the On Mission For The Church Alive! process and the possibility of the new parish groupings having to change the Mass schedule, Mass intention times scheduled from September 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 could possibly move to another time. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this process.

Prayer Garden and Fish Pond Upgrade Project The third round of engraved commemorative bricks has been installed in our prayer garden near the Blessed Mother statue! Blue Fox Landscape Design of Gibsonia has finished with our fish pond improvements. A new filtering system has been installed and new coping was installed to secure the safety of the hand railing. Our fish are now happy to be in clean water!

Donations are being accepted for these upgrades. For a $50.00 or more we are offering an engraved commemorative brick installed on the prayer path. There is no limit now 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 a special “Major Gifts” Welcome Garden Sign that will be installed at the entrance of our garden.

If you would like to purchase a brick or make a major gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, 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.”

Congratulations Congratulations to Simon Anthony Arias IV and Edward James Senkoski who are being baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Valerie Laux and Ryan Fleischer who are celebrating their wedding this weekend.

Happy Anniversary Happy 40th wedding anniversary to Bill and Kathleen Wycoff ! 

Welcome Home A special welcome to Kara and Alyssa Rubino and Derek, Alicia , Kaitlyn, Brendan, and Taylor Schooley who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Second Collection The second collection next weekend is for World Mission Sunday. Please be as generous as possible.

Something to Think About… Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. - M.F.K. Fisher

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

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.08.17

JESUS IS OUR CORNERSTONE!

This weekend, we celebrate the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on being grateful for God’s blessings. In the First Reading from the prophet Isaiah, we read lyrics of a prophet’s song. A vineyard is planted with the best vines. Plants and a good harvest are expected but it comes to a shock that crop is a complete failure. Despite all God’s efforts to teach people good judgment, they turn to bloodshed and violence. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we continue reading from last Sunday’s passage of the Parable of the Landowner and vineyard. Jesus revisits the vineyard theme addressed to the chief priests and elders. The son, whom the tenants kill, foreshadows Jesus’ death at the hands of authorities. Let us renew our faith and bring about peace, harmony, and justice in everyday situations. The stone rejected by the elders has become the cornerstone.

JESUS IS OUR CORNERSTONE!

On Mission For the Church Alive! Last weekend and continuing until next April we be “counting” the number of people attending each of our four weekend Masses as a way to determine the future number of Masses to schedule when we undergo the parish groupings with our neighboring parishes.

As we continue moving forward with the On Mission for the Church Alive! process, all 63 parishes in Allegheny County that currently own and operate their own parish cemetery (such as St. James Cemetery on Waterworks Road in Sewickley Heights), will very soon be taken over by the Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association Currently the Parish Cemeteries Association. They will be transitioning into taking over the responsibilities of operations and maintenance. Currently the Parish Cemeteries Association is managing the day to day activities for the parish cemeteries in Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, and Washington Counties. The Allegheny County Parish Cemetery Office will be located at the former Guardian Angels Parish school building off of Steuben Street in the West End. The Diocese is awaiting final approval from the City of Pittsburgh. We will keep you posted of the new address and phone number once the new cemetery office opens.

Mass Intention Sign Up On Sunday, October 22 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Gathering Space we will have our books open for Mass Intentions’ for 2018. Those who are physically unable to come in person to the Gathering Space can give it to another person or forms can be mailed or dropped off AFTER Monday, October 23. Forms will NOT be accepted any earlier.

Please note that because of the On Mission For The Church Alive! process and the possibility of the new parish groupings having to change the Mass Schedule, Mass intention times scheduled from September 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 could possibly move to another time.

Thank you for your understanding and patience with this process.

Prayer Garden and Fish Pond Upgrade Project The second round of engraved commemorative bricks have been installed in our prayer garden near the Blessed Mother statue! We are also upgrading our Fish Pond with a new filtering system, clean the pond and set new coping around the pond for a more secure safety railing. Donations are being accepted for this project. For a $50.00 or more we are offering an engraved commemorative brick installed on the prayer path. There is no limit now 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 a special “Major Gifts” Welcome Garden Sign that will be installed at the entrance of our garden.

If you would like to purchase a brick or make a major gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact our Business Manager, Terri Price 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.”

Thank You Special thanks to all who supported our Oktoberfest last Friday evening and for those who participated in our annual Blessing of Pets on Saturday!

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Ed Gintner who works in our Maintenance Department who is celebrating his birthday this coming Wednesday, October 11.

Welcome Home A special welcome to Angeline and Grace Formica, and Jill and Konrad Grossheim who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Something to Think About… One’s fear of rejection is one’s fear of love. - Alexandria Honey

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

 
A Word From Fr. Tom - 10.01.17

Actions Speak Louder than Words!

This weekend, we celebrate the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this weekend focus on putting our faith in Christ into action. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read the Parable of the two sons. Jesus uses an obedient son and a disobedient son to show others how much we are a person of faith not only in what we say, but in what we do. The first son was told to go to work in the vineyard. He refused but later changed his mind and went. The second son received the same mandate, he said yes at first but then he never went. Following Christ entails participation in the spirit with compassion and mercy for all. Let us show others that we are followers of Christ by what we say and do!

Actions Speak Louder than Words!

On Mission For the Church Alive! The Diocese of Pittsburgh recently announced an update on the possible parish groupings for the On Mission Process that we will be undergoing next year:

St. Catherine of Sienna in Crescent, St. James Sewickley, St. Joseph in Coraopolis and St. Margaret Mary in Moon Township.

The four parishes currently are working together with joint Advent and Lenten Penance Services, sharing coverage for Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital, and each promoting various parish programs and activities for all four parishes to participate in. Stay tuned for more information about the On Mission process in future bulletins and also in the Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper.

Regional Vicar Very Reverend Sam Esposito was recently appointed Episcopal Vicar for On Mission for the Church Alive! and chaplain to Felician Sisters in Moon Townhsip. We thank Fr. Sam for his wonderful service as our Vicar for the past six years. Very Rev. Howard Campbell has been appointed to be the new Regional Vicar of Vicariate Three. We wish him well in his new assignment.

Prayer Garden and Fish Pond Upgrade Project The first round of engraved commemorative bricks have been installed in our prayer garden near the Blessed Mother statue! We are also going to upgrade our fish pond with a new filtering system, clean the pond and set new coping around the pond for a more secure safety railing. Donations are being accepted for this project. For a $50.00 or more we are offering an engraved commemorative brick installed on the prayer path. There is no limit now 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 a special “Major Gifts” Welcome Garden Sign that will be installed at the entrance of our garden.

If you would like to purchase a brick or make a major gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, 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.”

Anointing of the Sick The Sacrament of Anointing will be available after all the Masses next weekend October 7 and 8.

Mass Intention Sign Up On Sunday, October 22 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Gathering Space we will have our books open for Mass Intentions for 2018. Those who are physically unable to come in person to the Gathering Space can give it to another person or forms can be mailed or dropped off after Monday, October 23. (Forms will not be accepted any earlier).

Please note that because of the On Mission For The Church Alive process and the possibility of the new parish groupings having to change the Mass Schedule, Mass intention times scheduled from September 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 could possibly move to another time. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this process.

Congratulations Congratulations to Patte Grey for receiving the Manifesting the Kingdom Award last Sunday at St. Paul Cathedral!

Congratulations to Jackson Robert Mendez and Milo Wright Charles Pillitteri who are being Baptized this weekend.

Happy 10th anniversary to Bishop David A. Zubik on his 10th anniversary of his Installation as the Bishop of Pittsburgh!

Welcome Home A special welcome to Tom and Pam Doran and Arnie and JoAnn Thomas who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Something to Think About… A healthy outside starts from inside. - Robert Urich

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