May 31, 2009

Sunday MAY 17, 2009 Offerings:

$9955.00

 

A CHURCH ALIVE

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost—often called "the birthday of the Church." On Pentecost, according to the account we hear from the second chapter of Acts of the Apostles, the gift of the Holy Spirit enables the disciples of Jesus to go out boldly and spread the gospel message. As the story in Acts continues, the Spirit leads the community through many changes. It is a comfort to know that the same Spirit is present among us as we face our own era's challenges.

In Pittsburgh, Bishop Zubik is leading a reorganization of the diocese into four regional vicariates, which are scheduled to begin operation on October 1. As Robert Lockwood summarized the role in a recent Pittsburgh Catholic article, the regional vicar will "bring the vision of the bishop to the people" of his region. "He will encourage the diocesan-wide program of Envisioning Ministry, where neighboring parishes work together to determine how they might best serve all the faithful in their area in the years ahead." Bishop Zubik has written: "Regional vicars will have the authority from me to pull people together and get things done on a local level. Regional vicariates mean parishes working together — sharing resources, sharing people, sharing ideas, sharing the faith — simply put, being 'The Church Alive!'" To keep abreast of both the vicariate organization and the wider Envisioning Ministry effort, watch the Pittsburgh Catholic.

As we enter this period of change in our diocese, it is good to recall that, on the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon all the members of the community, not just a few. Each of us has a role to play in the Church's Spirit-guided response to the signs of our times. One of these signs—the rapidly decreasing number of priests available for service in the diocese—will call for significant changes in the life of our parishes. Let each of us do our share in the years ahead to discern the path God calls us to take and to work together to assure that the Gospel is proclaimed boldly in word and deed in our time and place.


CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 a.m. Mass has concluded its season; it will resume in the fall. We are grateful to our present group of adult leaders: Jamie Dillon, Sharon Doherty, Natalie Gillespie, Sue Goodwin, Wendy McCorkle, Jennifer Perkins, and Andrew Bechman. Natalie took on the coordinator role this year and did a splendid job. Thanks also to Madeline Tolge and to members of our Youth Group who provided valuable support.

We also wish to acknowledge the contributions of several leaders who have retired from the ministry. Maribeth Donnelly and Mary Jo Dunlap gave years of faithful service to the children. Judy Granato deserves special mention. She was the founder of the ministry nearly a decade ago. That St. Scholastica has a place for our children to hear and reflect on the Scriptures in a way that is appropriate to their age is due in very large part to Judy's vision and dedication. The parish owes her our gratitude.

Finally, we are grateful to the parish children, who have been well-behaved, receptive, and eager to participate during the Children's Liturgy. It is a great privilege to share the Word of God with them.

 

YOUTH INFORMATION

Come and check out our "new and improved" Youth Mass  Sat. June 6th at 5pm.

If you are a middle school or high school student that would like to sing or play an instrument join us at 330 for rehearsal. After mass we will have a potluck dinner AND an Aspinwall-wide scavenger hunt. All families are welcome!

Register now for Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School for children ages 5-9. We also need teen volunteers. Contact or email Jamie Dillon.

Camp Helping Hand is July 15-17 and will be here before we know it! Register your middle school student now for this minicamp 9-2pm each day by contacting the youth ministry office.

 

Miss Theology on Tap?

Join St. Bernard Young Adults, 20s and 30s Married and Single, for our Annual Holy Spirit Speaker Series in celebration of Pentecost! Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:30pm in the Adult Formation Room in the Fontenay Center at St. Bernard Parish. www.stbernardchurch.com/young-adult  or blog at: http://stbernardyam.blogspot.com/


Saturday, Vigil of  Pentecost, May 30

    5:00 pm         Donald Kennedy Jr.

(Kennedy & Madzelonka Families)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

 

Pentecost Sunday,  May 31

    7:30 am         For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica 

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

    9:00 am         Ann & Frank Slavish (Slavish Family)

 

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Jeanne Bernard (Heslin Family)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Monday, Justin,  matyr, June 1

8:30 am Birthday, Rosalia J. Costa-Clarke (Antoniette Costa & Family)

Tuesday, Weekday, June 2

8:30 am Daniel Kelhofer (Irene M. Kelhofer)

 

Wednesday, Charles Lwanga & companions, martyr, June 3

8:30 am Lucille Domzal (Ervin & Janis Domzal)

 

Thursday, Weekday, June 4

8:30 am Erna Godbout (Ronald & Nancy Jalbert)

 

Friday, Boniface, bishop & martyr, June 5

8:30 am Gabriel Veltri (Rocco & Barbara Veltri, Frank & Jill Velri, t& Roxanna & Jeff Smith)

 

Saturday, Weekday, June 6

9:00 am Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Saturday, Vigil of  the Most Holy Trinity, June 6

5:00 pm Joe Costa (Antioniette Costa & Family)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Sunday, The Most Holy Trinity,  June 7

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica 

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Manley Family (Welsh Family)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Janet Farrell (Grandchildren)

   Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


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.

 


   

 


 


 


Mary 17, 2009

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

 

           As a nation, we are mobile people. Not only do we travel around during vacations, for special events, and for visiting family and friends, but we readily move from one place to another for college, work, health reasons, and finally retirement. While previous generations usually stayed with one job and in one house for practically all of their lives, today it is common to move from one place to another, to a different state or even to a different country. This mobility carries over into our relationships. We can find that our lives take us from one set of friends to another, from one dose relationship to another.

So Jesus' admonition to remain in his love can sound quite challenging to people whose lives are characterized by change and impermanence. The word "remain" is sometimes translated as "abide." The meaning of this invitation is to "take up permanent residence." Last week Jesus called us to "remain" in his word; this week, to "remain in my love" (John 15:9).

Jesus tells us how to do this (by keeping his commandments), why we should do this (so that his joy might be in us and our joy complete), what specifically we should do (love one another as I have loved you, that is, by laying down my life for you), and what is to be gained by doing this (an ongoing friendship with him that bears fruit and gains whatever we ask the Father in his name). Not a bad exchange for settling down . . . in - his love.

 

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace

May 17, 2009

 

 

 

Sunday MAY 3, 2009 Offerings:

$11,387.00

 

MEN'S RETREAT WITH BISHOP ZUBIK

              The annual Overnight Conference for Catholic Men, with Bishop David Zubik, "Discerning and Responding to Our Personal Vocation," will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 29, through 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Gilmary Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Moon Township. The conference will examine Bishop Zubik's pastoral letter "The Church Alive!" Suggested donation if $90, and includes overnight accommodations and meals. Space is limited. To register, visit www.cmfpitt.org, or call 412-264-8400.

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, May 18, at 7:30 in the parish office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. Baptisms are normally celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the parish secretary at least two weeks before your desired date.  If you plan to attend the May 18 session, please contact Andy Bechman. The next baptism preparation session will take place on June 29.

 

READY TO STRETCH?

We are still in need of a few more small group leaders/co leaders for grades 6-8 religious education this fall. Call 412 781 0186 x 20 or jamiedillon@comcast.net.

 

HEALING MASS

At St. Gerard Majella Church, Penn Hills Sunday, May 17th 3:00pm with Fr. William Kiel.

 

GENESIS

Thank you to all who donated to Genesis last Sunday. Through the wonderful generosity of St. Scholastica parishioners we are able to send Genesis $1313.44. This will go a long way in helping women with unplanned pregnancies. God bless everyone who helped.

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

              Don't Forget to register your 5-9 year old for Crocodile Dock, our upbeat and interactive Vacation Bible School. It is the week of June 15th 9-12 noon.You may register by picking up a form in the back of church or email: jamiedillon@comcast.net.

 

PRE- SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

For 3's & 4's at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. Your child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2009. Sunday, May 17, After the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses Meet in the Pre-school classroom located off the gym entrance (Monsieur Krauss Hall) to the school on the corner of Maple Avenue and 3rd Street in Aspinwall. Don't allow tuition to stand in the way of making a great educational choice for your child! (Tuition assistance available to qualified candidates). For more information please call 412.781.7927 or see our website at www.cdtcatholicacademy.org

 

WOMEN'S SCRIPTURE GROUP

Fox Chapel Women's Catholic Scripture Study Registration is currently underway. Classes meet weekly from September to May on Tuesdays 1-3p.m. Consider joining us for our 3rd year of in depth study and fellowship. We will be discussing the ACTS of the APOSTLES. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $45 by June 1 Contact Shelley Peconi at 412-963-1607 or Mary Wilson 412-963-1931.

 

MARIAN SERVICE

This Monday evening, May 18th at 7:00pm, we will honor Mary with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Evening Prayer and Benediction. Please come and bring a friend for this 45 minute service.

 

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

This Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation. We have three scheduled Masses for Thursday: 8:30am, 12:00 noon, and 7:00pm.

 

DIOCESAN CLASSES AT ST. MARY'S

Catechetical Methods, with Master Catechists team, June 8-12, 9:00 AM till Noon; Mary, Teaching and Ministry, with Dr. Ed Scheid, June 15 thru 19, 9:00 AM till Noon. Call Marge at 412-486-5521 to pre-register by June 1.

 

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 16

    5:00 pm         Louis Certo (family)

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

 

Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Easter,  May 17

    7:30 am          For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

    9:00 am          Rose Asturi (Asturi Family)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Mary Catherine Cavanaugh

(Jim Cavanaugh)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 18

8:30 am Petra Suda-Montel (Parents)

 

Tuesday, Easter Weekday,  May 19

8:30 am Patricia Henry Kwacz  (Mary Smith)

 

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 20

8:30 am Bernard Marzec (Debra Longhini)

 

Thursday, Ascension of the Lord, May 21

8:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

   12:00 pm Fr. George Newmeyer

   7:00 pm Stanley & Theresa Marsico 

(Tish Marsico)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 22

8:30 am Gaetano Marsico

(Irene Marsico Kelhofer)

 

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 23

9:00 am Charles & Magdalen Lang (family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Saturday, Vigil of  Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 23

5:00 pm Chester Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter,  May 24

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Mary & Pasquale Cervi

(Mary & John Rehak)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Patricia Henry Kwacz

(Bill & Jean Eckert)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   

 

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.