April 5, 2009

Holy Week
Mass Schedule


Morning Mass:         8:30am -         Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


Holy Thursday:         7:30pm -         Evening mass


Good Friday:            12:30pm -        Living Stations


                                    1:30pm -         Good Friday Liturgy


No evening Stations of the Cross


Easter Vigil Mass: Holy Saturday at 8:30pm

                                                                No 5:00 Saturday Mass


Easter Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 Mass





Attention! Attention! Attention!
There are no scheduled confessions
this week.



              Please pray for Gary Wiant as he prepares for baptism and for Heather Marie Fuller as she prepares to enter the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. One wonderful way to support Heather and Gary is by your presence at the Easter Vigil. Another is by joining them in periods of prayer and fasting, especially between the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Vigil on Holy Saturday. The season of Lent owes its origins to the efforts of early Christian communities to support their catechumens by joining them in this "Paschal Fast". It is not a fast of repentance, but one of joyful anticipation of the Easter feast.

Confirmation Update

Our Confirmation Mass will be Sunday, April 26th at 1:00pm. Candidates and sponsors should report at 12:15pm.



              The Aquinas Guild's next meetingwill be held onWednesday, April 15th at 10 a.m in the Pastoral Center. Guest speaker will be Suzen Segall, who will talk on T'ai Ji, the ancient art ofmovement, practiced by the Chinese since the 16th century. It uses soft fluid motions and relaxed breathing combined with total concentration to strengthen the body. Popular among both the young and old, 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 the presentation no reservations are required. Coffee and treats will be served. Board members are reminded that a brief Board meeting will follow the presentation.


Calling All Crafters

Looking for Crafters and Vendors Allison Park, St. Ursula School Vendor Fair/Ladies Night Out April 24, 2009 7p.m. Spaces are still available. $35 per table. All vendors will be asked to provide a $20 value gift for our super raffle. Deadline for Vendors is April 13, 2009. The Vendor Fair is an elegant night out for ladies to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine, while shopping at vendor tables of upscale crafts and home party vendors. Reservations call: Lisa 412-480-0204, lmm22@lycos.com or Ann 724-443-0697, rrrock@connecttime.net



              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 acadamy.org. Financial Assistance available to qualified candidates. Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence.


Youth Ministry

Check out the youth ministry newsletter for "Spring Break Explosion." It is packed with great stuff for our middle school and high school youth, including Living Stations.

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 ccd@saintscholastica.com or jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.


St. Paul's Letters from Prision

Our Bible study resumes this Tuesday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Marsico Library in theMinistry Center. This week we will finish our  study of the Letter to the Philippians. We will take up the letter to the Colossians beginning 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.


Win Tickets to 8 Steelers Games!

Providence Connections, Inc 2009 Backyard Barbeque Raffle Tickets are now available for $5/each or $20 for 5. First Prize: Tickets for 7 Steelers games and 1 pre-season game; Second Prize: Summer shopping spree valued at $350; Third Prize: $200 cash. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Providence Connections, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence. For tickets or information, call 412.766.3860.

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

    5:00 pm          Chester Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan


Palm 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


Monday of Holy Week, April 6

8:30 am Theresa Gray (Helen Simanek)


Tuesday of Holy Week, April 7

8:30 am Katherine Arturo (family)


Wednesday of Holy Week, April 8

8:30 am Lawrence X. Sullivan, MD (family)


Holy Thursday, April 9

7:30 pm For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica


Good Friday, April 10

   12:30 pm Living Stations

1:30 pm Liturgy


Holy  Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 11

8:30 pm For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Ken White


Easter Sunday, Resurrection of the Lord, April 12

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

    Presider: Fr. Ken White

9:00 am Alexandra Wunderly & Family

                        (Gerry Michanowicz)

    Presider: Fr. Ken White

11:00 am Welsh Family

    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: 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



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: CDTCA@nauticom.net


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