March 22, 2009


              Stations are at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings.



The Parish Office will be closed March 26th, March 27th, and March 30th.



A study commissioned by the Knights of Columbus revealed that 75% of Catholic young people who had seriously considered religious life felt they were never encouraged to pursue that goal. Do you know someone who would make a good priest? Why not tell him so? Your encouragement may be all he needs.



At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 7th, Bishop David Zubik will be leading a special Service of Apology at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland. If you, a loved one, a friend or a family member has been harmed in any way by the Church, please prayerfully consider attending. When we forgive and are forgiven, we are healed. And when we are healed, we are healthy, strong and able to truly celebrate Easter, able to live the mission that God designed for each of us.



The diocese is relying on us and the other 212 parishes to support diocesan wide programs such as seminarian education, campus ministry, Youth Office, Schools Office, the Bishop's Office, support for retired priests, etc. Fully two thirds of diocesan income comes from this Lenten campaign. Our assessment this year is $87,524.00. Please do you FAIR SHARE to support PARISH SHARE!! We are asking YOU to make a ten month pledge of $25.00 per month for ten months- for a total of $250.00. With your help we can make our goal and help our diocese to be vital and dynamic especially as we face the challenges of the future. Please use your "Parish Share" envelope each month.



Volunteer childcare needed 9:00-11:30 Monday morning during M.U.M. meeting. Contact Gerry Michanowicz 412-828-7335.



Religious Education Registration will take place after Masses on Saturday and Sunday March 21/22nd and March 28/29th.  Forms were mailed out this week, if you did not receive one, you can pick one up after Mass.


Is God calling you to stretch yourself?

On March 31st at 7:30 come to a Religious Education Information session in the Pastoral Center. We need team teachers, full or part time catechists, small group leaders and substitutes for the next academic year.


Show your Catholic school support while you enjoy our 1st CDTCA Fish Fry!  It will be Friday, March 27th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Dinners will be served in the cafeteria of the school at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. Please enter through the side door on 3rd street.  Dinners are $8.00; Kids' meal $5.00 and fish sandwich $5.00. Take-out order forms are included in the bulletin or are available in the back of the church.



Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) is now accepting registration for PreK-8th grades for the '09-10 school year. We are located at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall, PA. Please call for further information or to arrange a tour 412.781.7927 www.cdtcatholic Financial Assistance available to qualified candidates. Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence.



Come to St. Scholastica Parish, Church Hall, on Monday, March 30th at 7PM to lean how to seek assistance to stay healthy while caring for another. RSVP to Bill Backa at 412-536-2020. Contact the Parish Office at 412-781-0186x10 for more information.



Our study of the Letter to the Philippians continues with a lively sharing of ideas and of faith. The session that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, has been moved to Tuesday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. We will take up the letters to the Colossians and Ephesians beginning April 14. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Andy Bechman as soon as possible



The Scrutinies are rituals of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) which are celebrated during Lent. We pray that God will heal all that is weak or sinful in the hearts of our candidates, and strengthen all that is upright and good. Next weekend at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on March 29 we will celebrate the Third Scrutiny for Heather Fuller and Gary Wiant, who are preparing for sacramental initiation into our faith community at the Easter Vigil. At that Mass, we will hear the account in John's Gospel of how Jesus, who raises Lazarus from death, is himself resurrection and life for all who believe in him. Prepare for the celebration of the scrutiny in a personal way by discerning how you can open yourself to new life in Christ, and please continue to pray for our candidates and the RCIA team.



To benefit Catholic Relief Service April 3-4.  RSVP by March 30.  Must be 14 years old.  Make a difference this Lent!  You can.  We will show you how. We fast, we stay together, we play, we pray, we serve.  It's 24 hours.  6pm Fri to 6pm Saturday.  (THIS IS A RETREAT MAKE UP FOR 8TH GRADERS.)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 21

5:00 pm            For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica Parish

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22

7:30 am             Mr & Mrs Nicholas Manzo (Deborah Brose)

      Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Michael F. Granato (Counihan Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Erna Godbout (Ronald & Nancy Jalbert)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 23

8:30 am Hattie Kombrowski (Family)


Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 24

8:30 am Regis Barr (Ruth & Gary Keefer)


Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 25

8:30 am Leo R. Schultz (Irene, wife)


Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 26

8:30 am Mackinaw Family (Ursula Britton)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 27

8:30 am Kathleen Borchers

(Bobbye Flecker, daughter)


Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 28

9:00 am Margaret Leonard (T.L. Siwicki)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent,

March 28

5:00 pm Anniv., Joseph Schultz

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29

7:30 am Albert Salerno

(Salerno Family: Greg, Arlene, Matt, Patty, & Christa)

      Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

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

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Paul Gibson (Tony Pompeo)

       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 3:00-3:30 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:

E-mail address:

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. Chrissy Morton 24



Mrs. Colleen Strahler       412-781-7927

Coordinator of The Protection of Children

Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline  1-888-808-1235


Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy 412-781-7927

Mr. John Marino - Principal

E-mail address:


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