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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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  • 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...
  • 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 - 3.27.16
A Word From Fr. Tom - 3.27.16


These past forty days of Lent (A Time For Mercy), has been a time for us to reflect on what changes we would like to make in the various areas of our lives, and what relationships we would like to repair andheal. It has been a wonderful journey for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Today we rejoice at Easter as the tomb is empty. In John’s Gospel we read how Mary Magdalene arrives at the tomb and sees that the tomb is empty.

Pope Francis is truly an Easter person, His face radiates the joy of one who has just entered the empty tomb and believed! In the resurrection Jesus conquered evil, sin, and death.

As your Pastor, I am honored to be the Pastor of St. James and celebrate the Risen Lord with you. Thanks to all of our volunteers in help cleaning and decorating the church, all our Liturgical and Music Ministers, and all those who helped make this Easter celebration extra special this year. Let us be transformed and trust in God’s will. Christ is Risen! Alleluia!


Fish Fry Success

Thank you to all who participated in our annual Fish Fry. We hit record numbers for the amount of dinners served. Special thanks to Barry Korcan, our Fish Fry Co-Coordinator and his team for a successful season!

St. James School Registration

St. James School is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 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. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information and for a tour of the school please call 412-741-5540 extension 100.

Pastoral Plan Initiative: “Called & Gifted”

We are pleased to host the “Called & Gifted” workshop which will be held on Friday, April 15 from 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday, April 16 from 9:00am-4:00pm. You will discover the spiritual gifts that Godhas given you. Please use the reservation form that is on our informational tables in church and return it to the rectory office.

Parish Share 2016

The annual Parish Share Campaign is in full swing. Our goal this year is $173,549. The Parish Share collection helps our Diocese to function not only in service to St. James Parish, but all of the 200 parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh by educating our seminarians; helping to operate our hospital and college chaplaincy programs, and provide scholarships for our schools. We all benefit from Parish Share!

Parish Improvements

We recently purchased new blazers for all of our ushers. A new information table has been put in place under the pamphlet rack in the main entrance of the church.

Are You Registered?

Every Catholic needs a place to call “home.” If you attend St. James on a regular basis or are searching for a parish to call “home” and are not officially registered you’re most welcomed here! Please complete the form that is in the bulletin and return it to the office. It is very importantto be registered especially to obtain a sponsor letter to be a Godparent or Confirmation sponsor. If you are planning to move and change your address, please let us know so we can update our files.


A special warm welcome to James, Katherine and Bridget Diebold who recently registered at St. James Parish.


This weekend we welcome the eleven men and women who have been in our Rite of Christian Initiation Program, (RCIA). Members of the Class of 2016 include: David M. Doubt, Jordan Dervan, Jack A. Kincaid, David P. Koba, Sandra Michelle Maher, Gina Marie Mertens, Jerome Schillaci, Michael Edward Scimio, Joel William Swanson, Alexis Wukich and Rayna Zola. Special thanks to Bob Basl and Sylvia McGaughey for their leadership.

Congratulations to Paul and Cindy Cirucci-Muders who recently validated their marriage.

Welcome to all who are visiting our parish for the Easter holiday. Come join us on a regular basis for weekday and weekend Masses! The Church is Alive in Sewickley!

Something to Think About… The best place to grow? Where you have room for improvement. - Author Unknown

With God, All Things Are Possible!

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor

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