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  • 02.05.13

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  • 30.04.13
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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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  • 15.05.09
    Our new web site, www.saintjames-church.com, has the ability to create and store photo galleries. With our parish's 150th anniversary coming soon wouldn't it be nice to begin to create a historical picture gallery of our parish church and school for all to see from how we started to where we are today. If you have any old pictures that show the church or school - The Photo Depot has offered to sca...
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  • 30.04.09
    If you are currently in 4th grade or older and are interested in becoming an altar server, or are a current altar server in need of a refresher, we will be holding an altar server training class on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00pm in Church. If you are planning on attending the practice, please call Karin at (412)741-6650, extension 310 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected fr...
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  • 20.04.09
    Every year, St. James Church hosts a Farmers' Market as an outreach to support local farmers and early merchants. Now in its seventh year, the St. James Church Farmers' Market hosts merchants selling meat like beef and pork, locally grown fresh vegetables, local honey, and even freshly made pierogies. Join us every Saturday from April through November to help support local farmers and merchants! ...
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Prayer Requests

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:

  • Eleanor Skapik
  • Eleanor Farbo
  • Robert Murrer
  • Sue Etters
  • Carol Shannon
  • Rose Spec
  • Kathy DelGrande
  • Sandy Rishel
  • Chuck Lightner
  • Jerry O'Shaughnessy
  • Ginger Curcio
  • Enos Abel
  • Michael McNally
  • Cindy Kuzma
  • Nancy Fleming
  • Liz McCullough
  • Kevin,Kenny
  • Lynn Huston Holmes
  • Ed Renner
  • Gilda Kleinhenz
  • Jack Sullivan


...and those who have died



Remember those in the Military

  • Michael Mitchell (Army)
  • Col. Joseph Martin (Army)
  • Lt. Brian Naranjo (Coast Guard)
  • S.A. Melinda "Minny" Mowery
  • Col. Mark VanKooten (Air Force National Guard)
  • Captain Christopher Stepanek (Air Force)
  • Captain Jaymie Stepanek (Air Force)
  • Lt. Col. Bryan J. O’Neill (Air Force) 
  • 2nd Lt. Jonathan Miller (Air Force)
  • Cadette David Miller (Air Force Academy)
  • Captain Matthew J. DiGiacomo (Army)
  • Austin Kisow (Marines)
  • Ben & Sam Rinaldi (Air Force Academy)
  • Major Sean T. Auth (Air Force)
  • Captain Bo Bear (Air Force)
  • Lt. Lewis F. Giammaria (Navy)
  • Specialist Michael Murphy (Army)
  • Lt. Colonel Christopher Dziubek (Army)
  • Lt. Col John Davis (Army)
  • Lt. Thomas Hess (Air Force)
  • Lance Cpl. Ian Valenzi (USMC)
  • 2nd Lt. Christine Muders (Army)
  • Col. Randell Beatty, MD (Air Force)
  • Patrick O'Connor (Army)
  • 1st Lt. Christopher Vish (Marines)
  • A1C T.J. Owens (Air Force)
 
 

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Come home this Easter Season! 

Saint James Catholic Parish 200 Walnut Street - Sewickley (412)741-6650 

HOLY THURSDAY: The Lord’s Supper (washing of feet) - 7:00pm The Church will be open until 11:00pm 

GOOD FRIDAY: Seven Last Words Cantata (Church) - Noon Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion - 1:30pm 

HOLY SATURDAY: Blessing of Easter food baskets (Church) - Noon 

EASTER VIGIL (Saturday) - 8:00pm 

EASTER SUNDAY: 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am


 
The Shepherd's Voice 04.13.14

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

HOSANNA!

For the past five weeks we have been walking the journey of Lent. Today, we bless the palm branches and carry them in high honor of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today is the only Sunday that we read two Gospel passages. Our liturgy is divided into three parts: commemoration of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem, Liturgy of the Word, and Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

This coming week is “Holy Week” the holiest week of the year honoring our Lord as we retrace his steps through Jerusalem to Calvary. We recall His suffering and rejoice in His victory over sin and death. Today’s gospel is the Passion of the Lord. This year we read from the Gospel of Matthew, who emphasizes Jesus as the Son of God and as a model of righteous behavior. 

Let us pray that this Holy Week will inspire us to become closer to the Lord.

HOSANNA! 

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

Lenten Penance Services The last Penance Service will be conducted tomorrow Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm at St. Joseph in Coraopolis. 

No Confessions will be heard until after Easter. 

Living Stations This weekend we welcome the St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program as they perform “Living Stations.” This is a wonderful passion play on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Over eighty high school students will perform. Please join us this evening at 7:30pm in the church. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” Trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. There will be an information meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

Scrip Program With the Easter shopping season now in full swing, St. James Parish is here to help you. Support your parish by buying gift cards from our Scrip program. Stop by our Scrip table in the vestibule and stock up on the gift cards that you normally purchase at the store. For every purchase you make the merchants donate a percentage to our parish. Gift cards are available before and after Mass and also during the week at the Rectory office. 

Parking As St. James Parish continues to grow, we know that parking is limited in our parking lot on the weekends. Please note that if our parking lot is full there are other options: parking on the side streets and also in our church owned lot on the corner of Walnut and Frederick (across the street from the Christy House next to the Laughlin Center. Please do not block the fire lanes in the parking lot or park in the middle of the driveway. 

Holy Week Schedule Please join us for Holy Thursday, April 17 for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm, Good Friday Liturgy April 18 at 1pm, and Blessing of Baskets and Food Holy Saturday, April 19 at Noon. Easter Vigil Mass will be held Saturday at 8:00pm, and on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 7:30am, 9:30am, and 11:30am. 

Holy Week Rectory Office Hours Our Rectory Offices will be closed Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you need assistance on these days, please call my office at 412- 741-6650 ext. 311. 

Are You Registered? Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” If you attend St. James on a regular basis and are not officially registered you’rep most welcomed here! Please complete the form that is in the bulletin and return it to the office. It is very important to be registered especially to obtain a Sponsor Letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor. Also, if you are planning to move and change your address, please let us know so we can update our files.

Welcome A special welcome to Melissa Curiale, Kevin Lowther, Briana Lostal and Noah Fisher who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Naddison D’Mae Jean Hutton and Nolan Jeffrey Joseph Hutton who are being Baptized this weekend! 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Loren Cribbs and Adam Zdunek who were married this weekend at St. James. 

Have a very blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter! 

Something to Think About… Roadblocks aren’t barriers- they open your eyes to other routes. - Joyce Restaino 

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

 
The Shepherd's Voice 04.06.14

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

Life After Death! 

For the past several weeks we have been seeing in the news how people grieve over the loss of their loved ones: the continue search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the Indian Ocean, and the horrific mudslide in Oso, Washington destroying a whole neighborhood. The loss of life can be very difficult to deal with. 

This weekend we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Next weekend we will celebrate Palm Sunday and prepare for Holy Week. The readings this weekend focus on life after death. 

The Gospel of John focuses on Jesus raising his good friend Lazarus from the dead. This is the final “sign” (miracle) in John’s Gospel aimed at manifesting how Jesus is the revelation of the Father. 

In Bethany Jesus had three very close friends: sisters Martha and Mary and their brother Lazarus. Jesus attempts to teach Martha and Mary to understand that he himself is the resurrection and the life. 

If we are grieving the loss of a loved one this year, let us ask the Lord for peace, healing and comfort. Let us pray today for an abundance of new life and pray for all those loved ones who have gone home with the Lord. 

Life After Death! 

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

Lenten Penance Services The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great time to get refreshed and renewed. Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Tuesday - April 8 - St. Catherine of Siena - Crescent Monday - April 14 - St. Joseph - Coraopolis 

Looking Ahead Stations of the Cross- every Friday at 1:30pm (with school children) and 7:00pm. Fish Fry- every Friday during Lent from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in school cafeteria. 

Gathering of Catholic Men- 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men, Saturday, April 12- Duquesne University. 

Living Stations- Next Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm in church, St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program performs “Living Stations.” Over 80 High School Students will perform this wonderful Passion Play. 

Hospital and Nursing Home Pastoral Care Coverage When you or a loved one is admitted to a local hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center please ask the nursing staff to connect you to the Pastoral Care Department for Holy Communion and/or Anointing. Every major hospital in the Pittsburgh area including the hospitals in Oakland, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the North Side has a full time chaplain on duty. Area nursing homes and rehabilitation centers have a local parish that covers for emergencies and for the distribution of Holy Communion. Fr. Gruber and I are “on call” at Sewickley Valley Hospital during the weekend. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” Trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. There will be an information meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724- 266-5715. 

Sewickley Herald Honors Congratulations to Bob Brown for being named the Sewickley Herald 2013 Man of the Year. Bob is very active here at St. James as an Usher, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, founder of the St. James Food Pantry and also a money counter. Bob is also very involved in the Union Aid Society and Sweetwater Center for the Arts. We are so very proud of him and thankful for all that he does here at St. James and in the Sewickley community! The annual honors dinner will be held on April 25 at the Edgeworth Club.

Congratulations Congratulations to Brady Samuel Heitzenrater, Vincenzo Jay Pascuzzi, and Ethan William Rivetti who are being Baptized today. 

Welcome A special welcome to Ann Crouch, Tim and Lauren Csikari, and Christopher and Erin Pascuzzi, who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. Anna Cummins 

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

 
The Shepherd's Voice 03.30.14

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

REJOICE! 

Our eyes may have 20/20 vision, but in actuality, we may be spiritually blind. Some of us are blind because of lack of faith. We are all in need of Christ and His light, which comes through His word and the sacrament of Baptism. 

From the Fourth Sunday of Lent until the end of the Lenten season, the Daily and Sunday Gospel readings are from the Gospel of Saint John. This weekend we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent which is called “Laetare” or “Rejoice” Sunday. We are “half way” through Lent. 

The readings this weekend focus on looking at our spiritual blindness, asking for God’s mercy, and welcoming God’s forgiveness. The Gospel of John tells how Jesus heals the man born blind. The blind man encounters the healing savior and is cured of both physical and spiritual blindness. Let open our eyes to recognize how we are blessed. 

REJOICE! 

LET’S ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING! 

Lenten Penance Services The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great time to get refreshed and renewed. Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Tuesday, April 1 - St. Margaret Mary/Moon Twp. Tuesday, April 8 - St. Catherine of Siena/Crescent 

Looking Ahead Stations of the Cross - every Friday at 1:30pm (with school children) and 7:00pm. 

Fish Fry - every Friday during Lent from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Living Stations - Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program performs “Living Stations” here at St. James. 

Finance Council Meeting, Monday, March 31 at 6:30pm. 

Parish Share 2014 The Diocesan Parish Share Campaign 2014 is in full swing. Parish Share is a program that all 200 parishes in the Diocese participate. Parish Share helps operate the day to day operations at the Diocesan Chancery Building, helps educate our future priests at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton and with scholarships for Catholic Education through the Bishop’s Education Fund, and helps with High School and College Campus Ministries. We all benefit from Parish Share. Please complete your pledge card that has been mailed to you and make checks payable to St. James Catholic Parish and return to the Rectory. Our goal this year is $196,477. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” Trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

Congratulations Congratulations to William Carsten Fischer who is being Baptized today. 

Welcome We welcome Father Mark Thesing C.S.C, a Holy Cross Priest from the University of Notre Dame who is visiting with us this weekend at the 11:30am Mass and conducting the baptism. 

Welcome A special welcome to Clyde and Mary Louise Kepple, Brian Lukach and Donald and Susan Wysocki who recently joined St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. - Betty Smith 

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