The re-establishing of an Episcopal Church presence at St. James, Penn Hills, will be publicly celebrated August 7 when Bishop Price visits the church and baptizes or confirms several of those participating in the new congregation.
The bishop invites members of nearby East End parishes in particular to join him that morning, but also extends an invitation to everyone in the diocese to attend as a show of support for the congregation and its ministry team.
Episcopal services at St. James resumed on July 3 under the leadership of a former rector, the Rev. Vicente Santiago. Nearly a dozen people are candidates for baptism, confirmation or reception during the bishop's visit.
The service is set for Sunday, August 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The church is located at 11524 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. After the service all are invited to a reception for the bishop and guests.
Another notable event in the restarting of St. James occurs the following Sunday, August 14, when the Rev. John P. Thomas, also a former rector, returns as guest celebrant at the 9:00 a.m. service.