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  • 02.08.11
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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk A Word From Fr.Tom - 10.23.16
A Word From Fr.Tom - 10.23.16


As this Jubilee Year of Mercy enters its final month, this weekend we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings focus on humility. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus teaches us the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Jesus shows us the way to the Father who is a God of justice and mercy. Since God knows what is in our hearts, we can approach God with confidence, acknowledging our faults and relying on Divine Mercy. The Tax Collector was humble because he understood the depth of his sinful behavior. True humility calls for us to acknowledge and draw upon the good that is in within ourselves that need healing through God’s grace.


Education Plus Tune in this coming Friday, October 28 at 7pm and/or Sunday, October 30 at 8:30am on KQV 1410Am for Education Plus, my weekly radio program which highlights Catholic Education. My guest’s will be our very own Youth Minister Maria Brown and parishioner Stephen Wolf talk about the Notre Dame Vision Summer Camp program.

All Souls Memorial Mass An All Souls Memorial Mass will be held next Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm. Families that have lost a loved one during the past year will be invited to attend for a special candle service. There will be extra Memorial Candles to purchase for a $5.00 donation for those who wish to light a candle for their loved one.

St. James School Blue and White Gala Please join us on Saturday, November 12 from 6:30pm to 11pm at the Montour Heights County Club in Moon Township for our annual Blue and White Gala. This year we will honor Lou Valenzi with the Excellent Minds Award, and John Tucci with the Exceptional Hearts Award. There will be live and silent auction items, raffles and a wonderful dinner. If you would like to attend the Gala or sponsor a faculty or staff member, please call the school office at 412-741-5540.

Bus Trip to St. Paul Cathedral Please join St. James Parish and the Women’s Guild in celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy as we host a bus trip to St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland to experience the “Holy Door of Mercy” on Monday, November 14 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. A catered lunch from 424 Walnut will be served in the Gathering Space at 11:00am then we will depart from the St. James parking lot at 12:10pm for the Cathedral and return to Sewickley by 4:00pm. I will provide a personal tour and history of the Cathedral and stained glass windows as we also walk through the Holy Door of Mercy. Cost is $15.00 for the lunch. Bus transportation will be paid by the generosity of the Women’s Guild. Please call Terri Price at (412)741-6650, extension 312 to reserve your space by November 7. Space is limited. Join us for this wonderful road trip to the Mother Church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh!

Outdoor Mary Statue and Prayer Garden A beautiful new Blessed Mother statue is now in place in our outdoor Prayer Garden near Walnut Street and we are seeking donations to help upgrade the Prayer Garden with new shrubs, mulching and outdoor lighting. If you would like to make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one, please make your check payable to “St. James Catholic Parish” and memo it Outdoor Prayer Garden Fund. Please make your donation by next Sunday, October 30 so we can begin this project as soon as possible. A list of donors names will be published in a future bulletin.

Welcome Home A special welcome to John Flanigan, Francis Fleming, and Raymond Gallagher who recently registered at St. James Parish.

Congratulations Congratulations to Carter Lorenzo Bonilla, Rory Hayes Kennedy, Frankie Adele Lovell, and Adam James Nelson who are being Baptized this weekend.

Wedding Bells Congratulations to Daniel and Johnna Egley Kerner who are validating their Marriage this weekend.

On Mission For the Church Alive… Please join us either this Monday, October 24 or Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00pm for the On Mission For the Church Alive Parish informational meeting to see the proposed models for our parish.

Something to Think About… Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. - George Arliss

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