February 1, 2009




        Parish Share information and pledge cards will be arriving in the mail early February via our envelope company.  Parish share Sunday is February 22nd.  (Ash Wednesday is February 25th).  Our parish assessment this year is $87,524.00.  Please make a monthly pledge of $25.00 for ten months- for a total pledge of $250.00.  Please complete and return your pledge cards with your first monthly pledge payment of $25.00.  You can place them in the collection basket or send in the mail.  We need your help to make our goal, especially in these challenging economic times.  Please do your fair share for Parish Share.





Saturday, February 7th we will meet at the Giant Eagle parking lot in Harmar at 8:45 a.m. We will return by 2:00 pm. Lunch is provided.  RSVP by Thursday.  All teens and adults welcome.



February 7th is Youth Mass and we will have family potluck dinner and movie night following Mass in the Pastoral Center.   Our movie will be "Wild Hearts Can't be Broken" rated G.  Please bring a covered dish, salad or desert to share.




This Diocesan event brings together hundreds of teens in solidarity with poor.  It begins with Mass at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart then we all walk 1 mile over to East End Cooperative Ministries where food for the homeless that we have brought will be collected.  RSVP by Thursday. Grades 6-12 welcome.



The Aquinas Guild meeting is Tuesday, February 10th at 10 a.m. in the Pastoral Center. Shirley Stevens is presenting a program and workshop on Valentine Poetry. There will be a light lunch following the program. Ms. Stevens is a poetry and fiction instructor, a cofounder of The First Word Christian Writers, assistant director of The Squirrel Hill Poets Workshop and a Silver Apple Award winner in 2001.Please join us and bring a friend for a fun morning.


Take a Deeper Look

Do you want to know how to bring your faith into your work or how to nurture it more deeply within your family? Do you have questions about Catholic beliefs or practices?  Do you want a closer relationship with your faith community? You are invited to attend an exploratory session this Monday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  We will structure subsequent meetings based on the needs and interests of the participants. Walk-ins are welcome, but it would be helpful to let Andy Bechman know if you are planning to attend by leaving a voicemail at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or sending an e-mail message to abechman@verizon.net.


The ABCs of Catholic Annulments

If you are in a second marriage and would like an overview of annulments, please attend this meeting on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  Fr. Ken White will talk about the annulment process and how to take the first steps.  If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please invite him or her to attend and offer to come along for support. No registration is necessary, but it would be helpful to let Andy Bechman know if you are planning to attend by leaving a voicemail at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or sending an e-mail message to abechman@verizon.net.



St. Ursula Parish, Allison Park.  Join us for ~Food ~Fun ~ Dancing. D. J. is Dave Conley 2-14-09 6:00 pm till ? Ham, Stuffed Cabbage, Dessert--Your cost $10.00 and a side dish. Reservations due Feb. 10 Call Mary 412-486-3019 or Loretta 412-486-3672



             Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed June 2008-June 2009 as the Year of St. Paul. What better time to rediscover the apostle who introduced the world to Christ?  Join us for a Bible study called "Letters from Prison" from Little Rock Scripture Study, the leading Catholic Bible study. We will consider the Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Ephesians. The study begins during Lent, meeting on Tuesday evenings, March 3, 10, 17, and 31 from 7:30 to 9:00 in Marsico Library (now located in the Ministry Center).  The study will continue after Easter on April 14, 21, and 28 and May 5, 12, and 19. Please see the flyers at the entrances to the church for details about fee and registration.



What does the future look like for the youth and faith? Join us for an evening with Colleen Carroll Campbell who has thought, investigated, and written about this very interesting subject. Mrs. Campbell will present a lecture centered on 1 Timothy 4:12, "Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe." The talk is entitled:  Have No Contempt for Their Youth: The Story of Today's New Faithful.  Colleen Carroll Campbell is an author, columnist, television and radio host and former White House speechwriter. After beginning her career as a reporter at the Memphis Commercial Appeal, she wrote The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy and is now a fellow at the Washington, D.C. based Ethics and Public Policy Center. We invite you to join us for her presentation to be held at St. Paul's Seminary Auditorium, Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Continuing education credit is available for priests, deacons, and catechists. The lecture is free – all are welcome to attend.




The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held February 13-15 at the Tofftress Resort, State College, PA For more information or to register, call Mary & Lou Locante at (412) 635-7775 or check us out on the web at wwme-pittsburgh.org.


A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar

Today's gospel reminds us "unclean spirits" still haunt our families. These "spirits" thrive inside our grudges, punishing silence, impatience and abruptness. Today Jesus offers you the "authority" to cast out these spirits from your life and your family.


Saturday, Vigil of Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 31

5:00 pm            Patricia Henry Kwacz (Jim & Mary Grenen)

            Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 1

7:30 am            Anthony Carvelli (Carl Macino)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica Parish

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Kathryn Owen (Tom & Barbara Benic)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, The Presentation of the Lord, February 2

8:30 am J. Kevin Scanlon (Family)


Tuesday,  St. Blaise, bishop & martyr, February 3

8:30 am Birthday, Denise Donnelly (Donnelly Family)


Wednesday, Weekday, February 4

8:30 am Bernard Terriogo (Asturi Family)


Thursday, Agatha, virgin & martyr, February 5

8:30 am Walter Stypula

(Ted, Anna Mae, Carl, Jack, John, Eileen, & C.W.)


Friday, Paul Miki, martyr, & his companions, martyrs, February 6

8:30 am Rose Marie Stevenson (Family)


Saturday, Weekday, February 7

9:00 am Lucille Cavazza (St. Monica Society)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Saturday, Vigil of Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 7

5:00 pm Courtney Keevican

(Mr. & Mrs. Regis Wessell)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 8

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica Parish

      Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Earl Simanek (Simanek Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Mary Joan Beck (Mary Smith)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White



INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  Please make arrangements with the parish secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the desired date.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? R.C.I.A. is the process which enables adults to become initiated into the Church.  Call the pastor for information.


RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at St. Scholastica Parish on Saturday, after 9:00 a.m. Mass. For your convenience the parishes in our cluster have the following opportunities for reconciliation:

 St. Joseph Parish has Sat. reconciliation from 3:30-4:00.

 Madonna of Jerusalem has reconciliation on Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:45 and Saturday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


HOLY EUCHARIST is available for those who are sick and confined to home.  Call Sister Marilyn for assistance.





St. Scholastica Church

309 Brilliant Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone Number:  412-781-0186


Parish Office Monday—Friday 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.       10

Website Address: www.saintscholastica.com

E-mail address: parish@saintscholastica.com

Fax Number: 412~781~4316

Submission for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays


Rev. Kenneth White Pastor, M.Th., M.Ed.    14



Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P. 17

Director of Music/Bereavement



Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed. 18

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.



Mrs. Gina Musser 21

Program Director for Religious Education



Mrs. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. 20

Director of Catholic Youth Ministry  & Religious Education



Sr. Marilyn Hoeing, O.S.F. 22

Parish Outreach



Mrs. Colleen Strahler

Coordinator of The Protection of Children


Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline



Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy 412-781-7927

Mr. John Marino - Principal

E-mail address: CDTCA@nauticom.net


To schedule use of pastoral facilities, call the Parish Office (Monday—Friday) 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.