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Recent News

  • 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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Financial Summary

As of July 20, 2014 - $12,442

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St. James Phones are Down! 07.28.14

Good morning everyone! As of right now, our phones throughout the entire campus are OUT OF ORDER! due to last nights storm

 

When they are repaired, we will let you know

 
The Shepherd's Voice 07.27.14

PRICELESS! 

This weekend we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time. We continue reading St. Matthew’s “Parable Discourse.” The readings this weekend focus on how valuable the Kingdom of God is in our life. In the First Reading from the Book of Kings, we read how King Solomon asks for wisdom. Too often people spend their whole life searching for the wrong things to make them happy. Even with his power and riches, King Solomon asks for wisdom to make him a good leader. In the second reading, St. Paul tells us that God has planned the salvation of Christians from all eternity. We are conformed to God’s image and made children of God. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read the third consecutive week of Matthew’s “Parable Discourse.” The Kingdom of God is like a Treasure buried in a field. It is like a Pearl and like a Fishnet. The Treasure and Pearl have the same message that the Kingdom of Heaven is worth investing everything we have to acquire it. The Fishnet means that the Kingdom of God contains good and evil in the world and only at final judgment will they be separated. Our chief task in life is not to be successful or even be fulfilled but to live properly. A close relationship with God is a real treasure! 

PRICELESS! 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2014- 2015 school year. For more information and a tour of the school please call 412-741-5540, extension 100. School begins Thursday, August 21! 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. of Ambridge are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Malpensa and Lugano Switzerland. We are also working on getting tickets to see Pope Francis and tour the Pontifical North American College in Rome to see where the Pittsburgh seminarian’s study Theology. We have a few seats still available! For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266- 5715. 

Mission Cooperative Appeal 2014 Each year the Diocese of Pittsburgh asks every parish to participate in a Mission Cooperative Appeal. Next weekend we welcome Father Walter Ostrowski from the Divine Word Missionaries located in the Oakland Section of Pittsburgh. Fr. Walter will speak at all of the Masses next weekend August 2-3. Please be as generous as possible. 

Time Out We all need some time for refreshment and renewal during the year. I will be taking my annual family vacation to the Atlantic Coast this coming week. I will be out of the office Thursday, July 31 thru Sunday, August 10. Please hold any e-mails and phone messages until I return. I will be unable to access any voicemail or e-mails. If you need assistance please contact either Fr. Gruber at 412-741-6650 ext. 312 or Office Manager, Karin Masterani at 412-741-6650 ext. 310. Be sure of my thoughts and prayers as I travel. 

New Assignment for Fr. Gruber Bishop David Zubik has appointed our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Gruber to a new assignment effective, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Fr. Gruber will become the Parochial Vicar at Ascension Parish in Ingram, Guardian Angels Parish in the West End, and Holy Innocents Parish in Sheraden. He will also retain his responsibilities as Chaplain at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Moon Twp. 

With the new assignment of Fr. Gruber we will now have just one priest here at St. James Parish. I will continue as your Pastor as my full time assignment and will still have my five additional “part time” responsibilities to cover. We will need to look at adjusting the daily Mass schedule. I will keep you informed as to what changes we will need to make. Please be patient as we prepare for this upcoming adjustment. 

Our seminarian Jeff Craig will be with us one more week for his summer internship! 

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Kristin Ware, Mark Whitaker and Brendan York who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Happy 58th Anniversary to Frank and Ann Cahouet 

Something to Think About… It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you. - Ronald Dahl 

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 07.20.14

It is amazing how each week our Saturday Farmers Market attracts many visitors from all over the area. Starting in April and running through late November the various vendors bring their fruits, vegetables, flowers and other items for shoppers to purchase. It is interesting to watch how the market starts out with a just a few vendors in early spring and then continues to grow throughout the summer. With an increase in vendors and t products, more people attend. Life is like that, we start out small, but as the years go on we grow. 

This weekend we celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary time. The readings this weekend focus on how the Kingdom of God gives us strength. In the First Reading from the Book of Wisdom, we read how a wise man reflects on the power of God. God’s greatness leads to mercy and forgiveness. This reading which is actually a prayer, invites us to remember what God is like and how we strive to do good. In the second reading, St. Paul teaches Romans that the Holy Spirit helps in our weakness. God has planted his Spirit within us and this same Spirit can lead us to him. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read of the second of three weeks of Matthew’s “Parable Discourse.” We read the Parable of the Weeds and Wheat, the Mustard Seed, and the Yeast. All these parables focus on the Kingdom of God: “weeds and wheat”- imperfections of life are allowed for the sake of the faithful, “mustard seed” the growth of the Kingdom of God, and “yeast” how great things can start out small then grow. What a powerful effect the seed of the Word of God can have on our life if we allow it to grow in our lives! Let us take the time to think about the “seeds” that God has planted in our lives and how we continue to grow. 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2014-15 school year. There is a Three Year Old Half Day Preschool program and Half Day and Full Day Four Year Old Preschool Program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. 101 years of Catholic Education in the heart of Sewickley! For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412- 741-5540. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. of Ambridge are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Malpensa and Lugano Switzerland. We are also working on getting tickets to see Pope Francis and tour the Pontifical North American College in Rome to see where the Pittsburgh Seminarian’s study Theology. We have a few seats still available! For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724-266-5715. 

Closed ***Please note that the Gathering Space will be closed Monday, July 21 thru Thursday, July 24 for the annual Summer cleaning!** 

Rectory Hours Our Rectory Office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

The Church is open the following times: Monday - 6:00am to 9:00pm Tuesday thru Friday - 6:00am to 6:00pm Saturday - 7:00 am to 7:00pm Sunday - 6:00am to 2:00pm

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Andrew Plese and James, Judy and James Arnsas Scheel who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Christopher Sebastian Beecroft , Anna Victoria Cerchiaro, Lucy Mae Scerbo and Grant Patrick McCombie who are being Baptized this weekend. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Melinda Oravitz and Daniel Hahn who were married last weekend and Wendy Vanhemert and Joseph Kress who were married this weekend! 

Happy 24th Anniversary to my sister and brother in law Linda and Eric Schueler.

Happy 50th Anniversary to Dick and Barb Kotarba. 

Happy 52nd Anniversary to Emil and Janet Grazioli who are the parents of our Office Manager Karin Masterani. 

Happy 57th Anniversary to Gerard and Betty Heuler. 

Happy 75th Birthday to my mom Marge Burke. 

Elegant Junk Sale - Next Saturday, July 26 8:00am to 1:00pm 

Something to Think About… Don’t go through life, grow through life. - Eric Butterworth 

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 07.13.14

SOWERS OF THE WORD! 

We have reached the mid- point of the year. This weekend we celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday. The readings focus on the power of God’s word. In the First reading from Isaiah, we read how a prophet marvels at the power of God’s word. Like rain that falls from heaven and waters of the earth, the word comes to life. Just as bread sustains life, the word of God gives life to the inner self. In the second reading from the Letter to the Romans, Paul assures that whatever sufferings we have now is not compared to the glory God has in store for us. 

In the Gospel of Matthew, we read the Parable of the Sower. Parables are stories to teach the faith and disclose the secrets of the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ original purpose in teaching parables was to proclaim the Kingdom of God describing obstacles to growth: thorns, birds, and bad soil. Jesus knowingly admitted that there were would be difficulties and even resistance. The Seed is the word of God and the four different kinds of soil describe how people relate to the Word of God: (Birds) never accept the word, (Rocky) believe for a while but fall away because of persecution and hardship, (Thorns) those who believe but whom the word is choked by worldly and anxiety and possessions, (Rich Soil) those who respond to the word and produce fruit abundantly. 

Like the seed that fell on rich soil, may our own hearts be a place for our faith to take root so we can grow strong in our faith. 

SOWERS OF THE WORD! 

Parish Improvements Graphics 22 of Hazelwood recently installed four new parish signs around the campus: a new rectory porch sign, a sign at the Broad Street entrance/exit, a cafeteria sign along Bank Street, and a new sign on the corner of Bank and Walnut Street behind the church. These signs will enhance our parish campus. Special thanks to an Anonymous donor for making this project a reality.

Unique Services and Applications Inc. of Whitehall recently relocated the large flag pole that was in front of the school gymnasium to the front of the Gathering Space and near the School entrance. Special thanks to Helene Norbut for making this project possible. 

Notre Dame Vision Recently my 16 year old nephew Matthew Denk wrote me a note after attending Notre Dame Vision a few weeks ago. Matthew is a junior at Seton LaSalle High School and is a member of St. Norbert Parish in Overbrook. Matthew wrote: “Dear Uncle Tom, thanks for giving me the opportunity to go to Notre Dame. I had so much fun and made so many friends as well as getting closer to my faith. The trip made me think about how amazing our faith is and why I am so happy to be Catholic. I cannot wait to go again next year. I am very proud to be your nephew. Love, Matt.” 

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2013-14 school year. There is a Three Year Old Half Day Preschool program and Half Day and a Full Day Four Year Old Preschool Program. St. James is an excellent place to start your child’s journey through social awareness, academics, and faith in a safe, loving environment. 100 years of Catholic Education in the heart of Sewickley! For more information and for a tour of the school please call (412)741-5540, extension 100. 

Looking Ahead: Slovak Day at Kennywood - Thursday, July 17 

PCNC TV Mass - 6:00am Comcast Channel 13 Sunday, July 20 Rev. Thomas J. Burke - Celebrant 

Elegant Junk Sale - Saturday, July 26 8:00am to 1:00pm 

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Justin and Alexis Cheneti and Sarah West who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Congratulations Congratulations to Christopher Sebastian Beecroft, Carson Patrick Geis, Noah Christopher Gill and Georgie Katherine Offerman who are being baptized this weekend. 

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Wendy Vanhemert and Joseph Kress who were married this weekend! 

Something to Think About… Nature does not demand that we be perfect. It requires only that we grow. - Josh Liebman 

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