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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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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr. Tom - 08.07.16
A Word From Fr. Tom - 08.07.16


Every day when we pick up the newspaper, turn on the radio or TV or log on to the Internet, we read about terrorism and violence. It can sometimes be very hard to look at the positive things in life. Despite the threats and violence, there are good things going on every day that do not make the headlines.

This weekend we celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary time. The readings this weekend focus on keeping the faith. In the Gospel of Luke, we read how Jesus told his followers to cast aside fear. We are at the half way point of Jesus’ ministry as he continues his travels towards Jerusalem. This is an urgent instruction to the disciples to be prepared for their own task of preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God. As long as believers in God’s ways exist, there is hope that love will overcome hate and good will overtake evil. Let us not have fear, but have faith!


Finance Council I am pleased to appoint Brendan Nelson to the Parish Finance Council. Brendan grew up in Carnegie and attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. He graduated from Allegheny College in 2007 with a Degree in Communications and History and has a Graduate Degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. He currently works as an Academic and Financial Aid Advisor for EdAssist, a Higher Education Consulting Company and also teaches at Robert Morris. He and his wife Jana, and daughter Summer, reside in Moon Township.

Help Wanted We currently have an opening for a part-time School custodian. This is a Monday thru Friday afternoon shift working from 3:00 to 8:00pm and one Saturday a month (on a rotation basis) for one to two hours. May also need to be on call for emergency situations. Primary responsibilities will be for the cleanliness and upkeep of school facilities. Applicants should have a high school/GED education, valid PA driver’s license, 21 years of age or older, have basic maintenance skills, and complete the Diocese of Pittsburgh Save Environment Program. If interested in applying, please contact our Business Manager Terri Price at 412-741-6650 extension 312 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

St. James School Registration St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information and for a tour of the school, please call 412-741-5540. School begins Monday, August 22!

RCIA Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized in another faith and would like to be Catholic? Are you a baptized Catholic but need communion and/or confirmed? The Rite of Christian Initiation Program (RCIA) will be starting in September after Labor Day. Please give me a call at (412) 741-6650 ext. 311 or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss.

Feast of the Assumption **Please note that because it falls on a Monday this year, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary is NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION THIS YEAR! We will have the regular 6:45am Mass that day.

AWAKEN Join us for music, message, ministry and worship on Monday, August 29 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in church. We will have inspiring music by Carl and Erin Stuvek, a presentation from Dave Vanvickle, and Fr. Joe Freedy will lead us in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcomed!

Welcome Home A special St. James Welcome to Fernando, Laurel, Marissa, Caliana, and Amelia Mendez, and Linda Sirianni who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Pia Collavo, daughter of Matthew and Adrien Strano Collavo, and Austin Joseph Scott, son of Steven and Aimee Laschon Scott who are being Baptized this weekend.

Happy Birthday Happy 90th Birthday to Pat Lewis!

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Lauren Renner and Cameron Arimoto who are celebrating their Wedding this weekend. Best Wishes!

Special thanks to the Women’s Guild for a very successful Elegant Junk Sale last Saturday. Thank you to all those who volunteered throughout the whole week!

PCNC Cable TV Mass Sunday, August 14 at 6am, Comcast Cable Channel 35. Rev. Thomas J. Burke - Celebrant

Something to Think About… “God does not desire us to be successful, God desires us to be faithful.” - Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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