March 29, 2009


              Stations are at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings.



The Parish Office will be closed March 30th.



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.

Penance Services

Penance Services will take place at St. Scholastica Tuesday March 31st at 7:00pm and at St. Edward Parish (Blawnox) on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm.

Aquinas Academy Speaker Series

The Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh invites you to the Aquinas Academy Speaker Series. The speaker series concludes with Fr. Mark Gruber, OSB. His talk "affective Stages of Social Engagement Driving Intellectual Development in the Child" will be given in the Rhodora J. Donahue building, Aquinas Academy's new multipurpose facility, on Thursday, April 2nd from 7:00-8:30pm. Refreshments will follow the talk. Fr. Mark is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at St. Vincent College. Diocesan teacher can ear Act 48 credits. Catechists can earn two elective credit hours. Babysitting will be provided. For additional information about the Aquinas Academy  Speaker Series contact Mike Burchill at 724-777-0722x17 or visit the website at


Golf Tournament to Benefit Oakland Catholic

6th Annual OC Eagle Golf Classic Golf Tournament Benefiting Oakland Catholic High School will take place on Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. For information, questions & sponsorship opportunities contact Karen in the Institutional Advancement Office at 412-682-6797 or


Religious Education

Stretch Yourself! Stop in the Pastoral Center on Tuesday March 31st at 7:30 for more information on becoming a catechist, small group leader or a religious education volunteer!


              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.


Jesus Night

A night for your second grader and you! Tuesday, April 14th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Pastoral Center. If you would like a class picture, please report with your child at 6:10. The child should be dressed and ready for a photo. Bring your own camera. Bring a change of clothes for your child so that they do not have to spend the entire evening in their communion outfit. Questions? Contact or




The session of our Bible study 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. During that session, we will finish our study of the Letter to the Philippians. 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.


Haiti Video/Presentation this Sunday

Come to the Pastoral Center after 11:00 Mass this Sunday, March 29 (around noon) for a video presentation and talk by Jeff Remington, science teacher and consultant to Good Samaritans School in Haiti. St. Scholastica is currently sponsoring 6 children at this school through our Christmas Gift
Project.We'll have refreshments, a lively presentation, and perhaps some "live" contact with the school. All are welcome!


Catholic Charities Aging Conference

Bishop David A. Zubik will celebrate Mass and Reverend Terrence P. O'Connor will deliver the keynote address at Catholic Charities' 16th Annual Wisdom, Age and Grace Conference, Friday, May 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Mars. Father Terry serves as pastor of Good Samaritan and St. John the Baptist Parishes in Beaver County and is the son of Judy and the late Mayor Bob O'Connor. His talk, and four conference workshops will focus on the theme "All Wisdom Comes from the Lord."  Event registration is $35, which includes breakfast and lunch. Call 412-456-6975. 

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 

    Presider: Fr. Ken White

11:00 am Paul Gibson (Tony Pompeo)

    Presider: Fr. Ken White


Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 30

8:30 am Ann Colangelo

(Phyllis & Nick Garcia and Catherine Pietrzak)


Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 31

8:30 am Dorothy Stoecklein (Mary M. Smith)


Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, April 1

8:30 am Anniv., Arthur Sr. & Bess Hussey

                                                      (Arthur Hussey Jr.)


Thursday, Lenten Weekday, April 2

8:30 am Daniel Fleming (family)


Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 3

8:30 am Robert Boley (children)


Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 4

9:00 am Francis Totten (St. Monica Society)



Saturday, Vigil of the sixth Sunday of Lent, April 4

5:00 pm Chester Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan


Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Lent, April 5

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Ken White

9:00 am Rosalie and Joseph Costa

(Antoniette Costa and Family)

    Presider: Fr. Ken White

11:00 am Margaret Garvery and, son, Peter Garvey

(Patricia Snyder)

    Presider: Fr. Ken White




INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundays 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.


St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdays 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.


Fr. Ken or Sr. Pat.



St. Scholastica Church

309 Brilliant Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone Number:  412-781-0186


Parish Office MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. 10

Website Address:

E-mail address:

Fax Number: 412-781-4316

Submissions 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 (MondayFriday) 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.