May 10, 2009


As concerns increase over the possibility of an influenza pandemic, we hear public service announcements about how to limit the spread of disease through normal good hygienic practices. When the community gathers for Mass, we come from the real world and are part of the human family.  We are therefore vulnerable to possible illness and disease.  Both for our own sake and out of care for others, it is helpful to recall some things we can do to foster our community's health.

· Keep tissues or a clean handkerchief available for coughs or sneezes. (Once used, properly dispose of them.)

· Keep hands clean

· At the Sign of Peace, a handshake is not the only appropriate gesture.  If you are concerned about illness, you may prefer a simple bow or some other expression of peace.

· When receiving Communion, please remember that while receiving under both species is a fuller sign of participation, it is not absolutely necessary.  Christ is sacramentally present in both species, so if you have a cold or other symptoms of an illness, it is permissible and even advisable, to receive only the host until you are well.

If you are very sick or know that you have an easily communicable disease you are not bound by obligation to participate in Mass on Sunday.  Stay at home and return to church when you are well.  (For longer illnesses, please contact the rectory so that arrangements can be made to have someone visit you with Holy Communion.)


Youth preparing to participate in the mission trip this June will be collecting after all masses next weekend. Please be generous.



  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.



Since May is a month dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, we will have a special Marian Service Monday evening, May 18th, at 7:00.   This service will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Hymns, Evening Prayer and Benediction


Sunday April 27, 2009 Offerings:





Lauren Ajak, Nina Appasamy, Angela Barringer, Parker Bartley, Andrew Beluk, Natalie Bonaroti, Lauren Butler, Cody Boyer, Chris Constantino, Maclean Calihan, August Damian, Arianna DiMatteo, Erin Delaney, Thad Ellis, Peter Eisenbrandt, Harry Edmunds, Micheal Fowler, Molly Fallon, Nicole Gruden, Christa Gonzales, Alyssa Gurklis, Matt Granato, Colleen Hamilton, Grant Hettinger, Tyler Heck, Brian Hannon, Kate Hartiman, Max Heinauer, Jad Hilal, James Humphrey, David Kwiatkowski, Celine Leone, Jimmy Leslie, Theodore Larkin, Robert Moore, Liz Martini, Emily Martini, Dan McKaveney, Alexandra Mellet, Leanna Morosky, Shannon Monahan, Allison Nedrow, Stephanie OToole, Beau Person, Mike Pohl, Krista Portugal, Jacob Poznik, Bridget Podorski, Alexander Romango, Patrick Reilly, Alexander Schempf, Genevieve Sims, Matthew Shrenk, Alexandra Smith, John Schmansky, Spencer Thurman, David Tolge, Jimmy Towle, Evan Tropp, Gio Travotto, Megan Wasson, Alexa Yaksich, Sam Zappala, Anthony Costa, Josh Tublin, Mary Claire Thomasmeyer, Nina Mellon, Paula Bennett



On Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:00 pm, Saint Scholastica will be hosting a career, job counseling and employment workshop for those that are unemployed or underemployed.  This session will help those in the community with employment skills.  The focus will include; conducting a job search, resume writing, job interviewing, and tips on surviving this current economic downturn.  Kevin Walling, a Saint Scholastica parishioner, has over 20 years of global human resource experience with such companies as Kennametal Inc, where he currently serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer, Marconi Corporation, and PepsiCo.  Please register with the parish Office by calling 412-781-0186, ext 10.



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




Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 9

    5:00 pm          Bill Romango (Family)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan


Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 10

    7:30 am          For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

    9:00 am          Hilda Weiss (Welsh Family)

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Irene Kurkiewicz (Kurkiewicz Children)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, Easter Weekday, May 11

8:30 am For Expecting Parents & Their Baby (Respect Life Committee)


Tuesday, Easter Weekday,  May 12

8:30 am Happy Friday (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)


Wednesday, Easter Weekday: Our Lady of Fatama, May 13

8:30 am Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)


Thursday, Matthias, apostle, May 14

8:30 am Dr. John Scott (Family)


Friday, Easter Weekday, May 15

8:30 am Jack & Joann Lovey, 55th annv


Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 16

9:00 am Annv. Raymond A. Jurewicz

(Peggy Santelli, daughter)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

2:30 pm Wedding: Elizabth Matthews & Jonathan Akanowicz

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


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

5:00 pm Louis Certo (family)

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch


Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 17

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Hilda Weiss (Welsh Family)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Irene Kurkiewicz (Kurkiewicz Children)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth 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.