Wilkinsburg Sun: February 2017

Wilkinsburg Sun: December 2016/January 2017

Wilkinsburg Sun December 2016: A Free Community Newsletter Bringing You Good News About Wilkinsburg

!st Prize Photo of St. James Church

Joyce Hylazewski, MM, from the parish, was the 1st place winner in an amateur photography contest, open to congregations and Wilkinsburg residents, for photos of religious structures.

This event titled “Buttresses, Bell Towers and Breakfast” was sponsored by Preservation Pittsburgh.

Congratulations, Joyce, for this amazing photo of our church.


Ministry Center Tour

Ministry Center Tour:  Thank You to Josie Bryant, Parish Social Minister; tour guides: Joanne Bradley, Karen Buratti, Evelyn Christie, Karen Jedinak and Jim Ruck; and volunteers who set up for the Open House.
A special thank you to parishioners who visited the Ministry Center and everyone for their support of the services provided by the Ministry Center.
If you were not at the Open House: click here for Ministry Center Tour

Wilkinsburg Sun: October 2016

Wilkinsburg Sun October 2016: A Free Community Newsletter Bringing You Good News About Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour Thanks

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the St. James Church stop on the Wilkinsburg House and Garden Tour a success.

A very special thank you to Cheryl Halloran who arranged and coordinated everything at St. James.

Our tour guides, Josie Bryant, Karen Buratti, Buffy Halle, Dan Majewski, Christine Probert and Cathy Raffaele, were very enthusiastic.

Thanks also to Grace Halloran and Jimmy Cunningham who played their violins during the tour.  It was a especially nice touch.

This was a good opportunity for people to see our very beautiful church.

Below is a link to photos, descriptions and videos of the stained glass windows :

Stained Glass Windows

Community Conversations: The Role of the Church in the Community

Fr. Taylor and other leaders in the faith communities of Wilkinsburg will speak on the topic of the role of the Church in our community.

There are Super Centers across the country where you can buy anything from cooking oil to car oil. The Church is a Super Center – whatever the situation, there is a faith-based solution, counsel and/or resources for each and every problem. Gain insight about the role of the modern church and learn about the many resources available from some of our wonderful spiritual leaders.

Doors open at 6pm for food & conversation.  Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Charles “Chaz” Smith, Executive Chef/Event Planner at The Culinary Artists Gourmet Catering Group.

Volunteers needed:

Wilkinsburg Sun: September 2016

Awards Dinner: Josie Bryant

Josie Bryant will be honored at the Passion Meets the Road Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 15, at 5 pm, Herberman Conference Center at 5230 Centre Ave. She is being recognized for her work at St. James Social Service Ministry, demonstrating the passion of assisting families who are struggling with quality of life issues throughout the region. For tickets please contact www.apominc.org. Proceeds benefit A Peace of Mind Inc.’s new facility at 620 Wood Street.


Mary’s Child Program

Mary’s Child Program is looking for gently used or new clothing for boys & girls sizes 3T-8.  Socks and underwear are in high demand. Items may be placed at the break in the pews, the back of chapel or dropped off at the Ministry Center. Please call 412.241.1309 to set up a time.