April 12, 2009

EASTER MESSAGE FROM FR. KEN

 Thank you for joining us in celebrating the resurrection of the lord. Today we heard the Easter message of the gospels: Jesus the crucified man of Nazareth has been raised. He is risen Lord and Christ!! This is the center of our faith and the foundation of all we hope for. The Easter gospels are "eye witness news"; the early apostles testify to us that they saw him, touched him and ate with him after he was raised. The Good News is that the grave and death does not have the final word. The final and last word is God's pledge in Christ that if we die with Christ, we shall rise with him. Rejoice!! One day you and I shall be raised up and see our God face to face.

On a personal note: I have been your pastor now for nine months!! I can't believe that much time has passed already since I first came on July 7th. I feel very much at home here and am blessed to be among you as pastor. Thank you for your support and guidance these past nine months. Please be assured that I am doing my best, even though I do not always hit home runs. Of course, none of us do!! That's why we all have to give one another, on a daily basis, a "get out of jail card". So let us be grace for one another as we walk this road of faith together. Have a blessed Easter!

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

Join us for Theology of the Body for Teens April 16 7:00-8:30pm at the ministry center.

 

INTERSECTION - Sunday April 19 10-11 am in the ministry center.

 

Sign up for our 3rd Annual 5K Family Run/Walk at Harwood Acres on Sat. April 25th at 10 am. All proceeds benefit our annual mission trip to Appalachia. Contact the youth ministry office for more information.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

Jesus Night! For all 2nd graders and their parents April 14th 6:30-8:00pm

 

Confirmation April 26th 1:00 pm. Sponsors and candidates should report appropriately dressed at 12:15.

Mission to Parishioners

The St. Monica Society has been keeping in touch with parishioners who are unable to attend Mass. We send cards to them in their homes or care facilities. Please help us identify any such parishioners. Contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at 203 Emerson Ave., Aspinwall, 15215 or 412-781-6550.

 

Ministry of Praise—Update Prayer List

In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or send them to Mary M. Smith, 304 3rd St. #2, Aspinwall, 15215.


PARISH SHARE

 The parish share is the annual pledge drive taken up during lent to support our diocese. Fully two-thirds of the money the diocese needs to operate comes from parish share. Our assessment this year is $87,524.00. I am asking each person/family to make a pledge of $25.00 a month for ten months. I realize that this is a sacrifice, especially, in these economic times. Please be part of our parish effort to support the diocese. Use your monthly parish share envelope to make you pledge payments. Please do you fair share for parish share!!! Thank you. Fr. Ken

Bishop Paul Bradley, Congratulations!!

 this week Pope Benedict XVI has named auxiliary Bishop Paul. J. Bradley of our diocese to serve as bishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bishop Bradley will be installed in Kalamazoo on Friday, June 5th as the diocese's fourth bishop. We congratulate bishop Bradley and we will miss his presence. He has served the church of Pittsburgh so well since his ordination as a priest nearly 38 years ago. His new diocese has 46 parishes, 75 priests and 101,888 Catholics (11% of the population). We know that Bishop Bradley will continue to serve God's people with a shepherd's heart.

 

Aquinas Guild Meeting

The Guild's monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 15th, starting at 10 a.m. in the Pastoral Center. Following a brief business meeting at which the new slate of officers for 2009-11 will be presented; Suzen Segall will provide an informative program on T'ai Ji, the ancient art of Chinese movement. Practiced since the 16th century,  T'ai Ji has been used to lower blood pressure and is an excellent way to strengthen bones. All women of the parish are invited to attend; no reservations are required.  Please mark your calendars now for the end-of-year luncheon at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. It will be held on Thursday, May 7th and Barbara Cloud, retired fashion editor of the Pittsburgh Press and Post-Gazette, will be the featured speaker. More details will follow.

 

ST. PAUL'S LETTERS FROM PRISON

Our Bible study will take up the letter to the Colossians beginning this Tuesday evening, April 14, and the letter to the Ephesians beginning May 5. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Andy Bechman as soon as possible.

RESTING IN GOD

A morning of faith and fellowship for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adults with Disabilities, sponsored by the Diocesan Department for Persons with Disabilities. Saturday, April 25, 9:30-11:30am., St. Thomas Moore, 126 Fort Couch Rd. Mass at 11:30. For more information, call 412-456-3119.

 

 

Holy  Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 11

    8:30 pm          For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Easter Sunday, Resurrection of the Lord, April 12

    7:30 am          Stella & Joe Veltri (Powers Grandchildren)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

    9:00 am          Alexandra Wunderly & Family     (Gerry Michanowicz)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Welsh Family

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Easter Monday, April 13

8:30 am Margaret Leonard     (Mary M. Smith)

 

Easter Tuesday, April 14

8:30 am Dr. John Scott     (Irene Schultz)

 

Easter Wednesday, April 15

8:30 am Nellie Lewkowicz     (Respect Lift Committee)

 

Easter Thursday, April 16

8:30 am Anna Corona (Christine Farrell)

 

Easter Friday, April 17

8:30 am Emma & Edna Kent (Welsh Family)

 

Easter Saturday, April 18

9:00 am Janet Rosati     (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, April 18

5:00 pm Dominic Romanelli     (Sandy Romanelli)

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

 

Second Sunday of Easter,  April 19

7:30 am Anthony Carvelli     (Carolyn Carvelli)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am William Michael Hauber     (Judith & Preseon Germain)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

 

 

SACRAMENTS

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.

 

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
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.

 

NEW PARISHIONERS ARE MOST WELCOME! Please call
Fr. Ken or Sr. Pat.

 

PARISH CONTACTS

St. Scholastica Church

309 Brilliant Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone Number:  412-781-0186

      Extension

Parish Office MondayFriday 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

Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

 

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

frken@saintscholastica.com

 

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

Director of Music/Bereavement

Patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

 

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed. 18

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

abechman@verizon.net

 

Mrs. Gina Musser 21

Program Director for Religious Education

gmusser1@yahoo.com

 

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

Director of Catholic Youth Ministry  & Religious Education

 jamiedillon@comcast.net

 

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

Parish Outreach

Marilynhoeingosf@saintscholastica.com

 

Mrs. Chrissy Morton 24

Bookkeeper

financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

 

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: CDTCA@nauticom.net

 

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