Monday, April 22, 2013
The event drew about 180 ringers from various churches and communities.
The St. James Parish Handbell Choir recently took part in the 13th Annual Western Pennsylvania Handbell Festival, which took place on Saturday, April 13, at Robert Morris University. About 180 ringers from various churches and communities attended, and together they presented a final concert. The WPA Festival is produced by Three Rivers Ringers and was conducted by one of today’s leading handbell composers and conductors, Timothy H. Waugh. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The free concert series is Sunday, March 17 at St. James Church.
Swing into spring this weekend at St. James Parish. Music Plus, the free concert series at St. James Church, presents "Swing Into Spring" with the Maureen Budway Quartet. The performance is 3 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary at 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Maureen Budway, one of the jazz icons of Pittsburgh, will bring her quartet for the 50-minute-long concert with no intermission. The quartet includes Daniel May on piano, Tony DePaolis on bass and Thomas Wendt on drums. The concert will be preceded by a "pre-concert" at 2:30 of The Three Amigos, a trio of Quaker Valley elementary musicians, directed by Chris Burgh, which will be 20-minutes in length. The family-friendly concert will be followed by a reception to meet the performers. …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Check out our complete listing of fish fry dinners in the Sewickley area, along with menus, times and prices.
Local churches and volunteer departments are offering these traditional Friday fish fries: St. James Catholic Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. When: Every Friday through Lent from Feb. 15 to March 29. Time/Place: 4:30-7 p.m. in the St. James School cafeteria. About: Fish dinners include choice of dinner entrée plate: fish fry sandwich plate, Boston baked Cod plate, Atlantic Salmon plate, or fish sandwich only. Also two sides and a drink. Sides inlcude macaroni and cheese, haluski, French fries, green beans or cole slaw. Pizza ala carte is $1. Cost: $7 to $11; $4 for children. Takeout: Yes. Take out service is available by calling 412-741- 6650 ext. 406. For more information please call 412-741-6650 or www.saintjames-church.com …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Marie Joyce served in the funeral choir, as Eucharistic Minister and in the funeral ministry, Women's Guild, and 55-Plus Club at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Marie Bernadette Derek Joyce, 78, of Moon Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, after resolutely battling heart problems and cancer for many years. As the ninth child of John and Catharine Derek of Lloydsville, PA, she was affectionately known as “Pinkie” to her family and childhood friends, and as “GrandMarie” to her precious grandsons. She graduated from Latrobe School of Nursing in 1955 and worked at Latrobe Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1961, she married her beloved husband, Glenn D. Joyce. Together, they raised five children. Marie served in the funeral choir and as President and Vice President of the Ladies of Charity at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Penn Hills; she also served as …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Sewickley churches list service schedules for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
The following churches are opening their doors—and arms—to one and all for holiday services. Northway Christian Community, Sewickley Valley Christmas Eve services are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday. Sewickley United Methodist Church Christmas Eve candlelight services begin with contemporary worship at 5 p.m. and a traditional service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. St. James Church Christmas Eve Mass is 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight. The Adult and Bell choir will begin singing at 11:30 p.m. for the midnight service. Christmas Day Mass is 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve candlelight worship is at 6:30 p.m. The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley Christmas Eve services are at noon, 5 p.m., 7 p.m…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Brennan was a teacher at Parkway West Technical Institute and a Quaker Valley High School graduate.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Terence “Terry” D. Brennan, age 64, a life-long resident of Sewickley, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 06, 2012 at Ohio Valley Hospital. He was born in Sewickley on April 29, 1948 to the late Michael and Margaret (Miller) Brennan. Beloved brother of Margaret Winters (David) of Washington, PA, Michael Brennan (Kay) of Canonsburg and Edward Brennan (Anne) of Ambridge; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Terry was a member of St. James Church. He was a teacher at Parkway West Technical Institute. Terry graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1966, obtained his Bachelor's in education from Robert Morris University, and his Master's from University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the musical group Around And Back, begun…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Warren Davidson will perform today at St. James Church with assisting artist Donna Amato. The pre-concert begins at 2:30 p.m. with students from the Center for Young Musicians.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The second concert of the 2012-2013 Music Plus Concert Series features the talents of Dr. Warren Davidson, violin, and Donna Amato, assisting artist. The concert series begins at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 14 at St. James Church in Sewickley. It will be preceded by a pre-concert performed by students from the Center for Young Musicians at 2:30 p.m. All concerts are free-will offering, and will be followed by a "greet the artists" reception. This concert will include works by John Williams, Beethoven, a tango by Carlos Gardel, and the world premiere of a sonata written especially for Davidson & Amato by American composer Carson Cooman. The composer himself will be flying in to hear the performance. Cooman is a well-known contemporary composer …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your lederhosen out—Oktoberfest is here! St. James begins its annual celebration in Sewickley while the Bark'toberfest at Larry's Laundro'mutt over in Edgeworth is all about the dogs.
Before Halloween is here, there’s another not-so-spooky way to celebrate the fall: the German holiday of Oktoberfest! While you're looking forward to dressing up in a costume and nearly getting a cavity from the candy intake, you can don knee socks and feast on bratwursts and beer. In its native Bavaria, Germany, Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated for 16 days, and this year the fun goes from Sept. 22—Oct. 7. It is one of the most spirited celebrations in Germany, and is a huge part of Bavarian culture. The first Oktoberfest was in 1810, as part of Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding festivities, and has continued ever since. Celebrations kick off this weekend in the Sewickley Valley starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday) with Oktoberfest at St…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Popular trio Anna Singer, Lou Valenzi and Donna Amato opens third season with 3 p.m. performance at St. James in Sewickley.
Music Plus, the concert series at St. James Church in Sewickley, begins its third season Sunday with a reprise of one of last year's biggest hits featuring the local powerhouse trio of Anna Singer and Lou Valenzi, vocalists, and Donna Amato, concert pianist. The first concert of the season, "Not Your Usual Stuffy Concert--The Sequel," begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in the sanctuary of the church. A pre-concert at 2:30 p.m. will feature piano students from both Amato's Piano Studio and Sharron Schaefer's Music Studios. "The concerts are very intimate in the sense that they are not as formal as in Heinz Hall or the Benedum, the audience is relatively close to the performers, and you get to meet them afterward," said Sharron Schaefer…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Parishioners gather for Mass at War Memorial Park in Sewickley to mark the 150th anniversary of the church and 100th anniversary of the school.
Parishioners and friends of St. James Church gathered Sunday at War Memorial Park to officially kick off the 150th anniversary of the parish and the 100th anniversary of the school. Sunday's Mass included alumni lectors and music by the St. James Choir, and began a year-long celebration of events. "What a great day. We're here to celebrate 150 years of St. James Parish and 100 years of St. James School. That's awesome thats huge," the Rev. Thomas Burke, pastor, said in his homily. Burke said the parish, founded in 1863, was began by Saint James Reid, a missionary priest who traveled on horseback. He likened the beginnings to a mustard seed that started out small and flourished to the church and school that now has a longstanding …