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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 07.17.16
A Word From Fr. Tom - 07.17.16


Three weeks ago after a six-hour bus trip traveling through heavy thunderstorms on the Ohio and Indiana turnpike to attend the Notre Dame Vision Youth Conference, our youth group, adult chaperones and I were joyfully greeted by the Notre Dame Vision staff immediately upon our arrival to Geddes Hall to register.

After registration, I walked from Geddes Hall to Corby Hall, which is the Holy Cross Priest and Brother’s Residence and is located next door to the Sacred Heart Basilica. When I entered Corby Hall, I was greeted by Julia Nash, the Administrative Director of Corby Hall, and Fr. Mark Theising. They welcomed me and told me to make myself at home. I stayed in the Presbytery, which is the guest house next to Corby Hall. The living quarters were comfortable for my week’s stay and it faced the beautiful Grotto. I was also made to feel welcomed through the concelebrating of daily mass with the Holy Cross Fathers.

This weekend we celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings focus on welcoming others into our daily life. In the First Reading from Genesis, we read how Abraham and Sarah welcome three visitors into their home. In the Gospel of Luke we read how Jesus visits Martha and Mary. Martha is busy making a meal for Jesus while Mary sits at his feet listening to every word.

Each of us has gifts to offer. We are each called to bring our gifts to the Lord and let it shine Let us learn to minister well by being attentive to the needs of each person that we encounter. In the busyness of our daily lives, let us try to keep a healthy balance by opening our hearts and minds to Jesus by listening to the Word of God then acting on it by our actions with others.


Parish Improvements Major repairs and improvements though out the parish campus continue:

S &N Industries of Harmony, PA continues to work on the “steep slope” church roof. Work will continue through the month of July. Florida Consulting and the Diocesan Office of Property and Planning are assisting us with this major project. Funds from “Our Campaign for the Church Alive!” is paying for this project.

Reader Contracting of New Brighton painted the sacristy and hallways. Funds from the Building Fund are helping to pay for these renovations.

Ron Parisi Contracting of Ambridge updated the Sacristy doors, installed new wooden cabinets and sink in the sacristy, and installed crown molding under the church canopy. Funds from the Building Fund are helping to pay for these renovations.

St. James School Registration Looking for a wonderful safe and loving environment for your child? St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2016-17 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. If you are moving into the area or are “shopping” for a school, come and take a look at St. James School! For more information and for a tour of the school, please call 412- 741-5540 extension 100.

Congratulations Congratulations to Collin Roger Kouao Bley, son of Jean and Kelly Lewis Bley, Thomas Matthew Dundon, son of Jay and Christen Mackenzie Dundon, and Colton Bradley Van- Buskirk, son of Bradley and Lauren Maxwell VanBuskirk who are being baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Gerard and Betty Heuler who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend!

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Matthew, Adrien and Dia Collavo, and Lisa Mauti, who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Mission Appeal/Second Collection This weekend we welcome Sister Maria Kruszewski, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Bellevue, who will be speaking at all of the Masses for a Mission Appeal. Please be as generous as possible.

Something to Think About… “Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” - Author Unknown

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