June 7, 2009



I am pleased to announce that the Search Committee for our new principal has chosen Sister Dorothy Dolak, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth (formally "Vincentian Sisters of Charity), to be our new principal for the upcoming school year.  Sister Dorothy has experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher, as well as elementary school principal (most recently at St. Sebastian School in Ross Township).   Sister Dorothy has also been a Nursing Home and Adult Day Care Administrator.

After accepting the principal position in our school, Sister Dorothy wrote me: "I accept the position of principal at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy with much joy and excitement.  Your school has an excellent reputation.  As I take on this endeavor, I pray that I will be able to uphold the tradition of those who came before me and continue to offer quality Catholic education to the students of the school. I look forward to meeting and working with the staff and families of the children."

 I want to thank members of the Search Committee who devoted many hours and meetings to this process:  Ann Pilewski, Mary Ellen Maher, Tish Marisco, Bill Thomasmeyer and Joanne Saunders.

Lastly, I know I speak for the school community in thanking Mr. John Marino and his administrative assistant, Mrs. Ellen Kajder, for their hard and dedicated work for these past six years.  As a Marine, Mr. Marino has truly been "semper fidelis", "always faithful".   The whole school community will miss both of you greatly, but we are grateful for all your talents and energies to help our school excel in academics, as well as in our Catholic Traditions.

Fr. Ken White, Pastor


June 7, 2009

Sunday MAY 24, 2009 Offerings:




              As the Easter season closes, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) changes focus again. We are still in the period of mystagogy, when our new Catholics are "led into the mysteries" of Christian living. Rather than meeting weekly, however, we will explore the experience of Christian living within the normal life of the St. Scholastica community. Over the next year, our new adult members, Gary Wiant and Heather Fuller, will participate in various activities and events while keeping in touch with the RCIA team. This weekend, we will be working alongside the regulars who package pastries for Nancy Heil's work with homeless persons.

We would like to commend Heather and Gary for their continuing commitment to the RCIA, along with their spouses Jason Fuller and Johanna Wiant. RCIA Team members Bernadine Bonessa and Clark Chilson were faithful companions to our new Catholics along the way, and Leslie Forney helped the team in the fall. We are also grateful to Scott Dillon, Carl Macino, and Sr. Pat Baker for sharing their time and experience with us. Also, thanks to the whole parish for your participation in the rites, your prayers, and your friendliness toward our new members.

If you know someone who might wish to become a Catholic, please urge him or her to learn about the RCIA. Pamphlets titled "How Do I Become Catholic" are available at the entrances to the church, and include contact information.


Religious Education

If you have not already done so, please return your registration form for the 09/10 academic year.


The preliminary religious education schedule is available on our parish website.


"Crocodile Rock" our new Vacation Bible School program begins June 15th. Registrations are still being accepted. Contact the youth ministry office or pick up a form in the back of the church.



Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish in Bloomfield will be having it's Annual Madonna Della Civita Feast Day Mass and Procession on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church on Edmond Street. The Mass will include Italian music and a procession with the Madonna immediately following. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy would like to Congratulate our 8th Grade Graduates; Lauren Butler, Nicole Gruden, Tyler Heck, Grant Hettinger, Molly Fallon, David Kwiatkowski, Allison Nedrow, Bridget Podgorski, Patrick Rielly, Spencer Thurman and Samuel Zappala. Good Luck!



Financial pressures, the stress of parenting, differences between men and women, boredom, disillusionment---they can all scorch a relationship.  If you did not have an opportunity to see it at the movies, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is hosting a free viewing of "Fireproof: on Saturday June 27, 2009 at 7:00pm at Gilmary Retreat Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Coraopolis, PA.  Spend a relaxing "movie night" with us and hear how the gift of a Marriage Encounter weekend can "Fireproof" your marriage. Snacks and beverages will be provided along with a few surprises. There is no cost, but a freewill offering will be accepted. Seating is limited, so please register by June 20, 2009.  For more information or to register please contact us at: fireproofme@hotmail.com  or phone 724-265-9017.  



Special thanks to the Welcoming Committee of the Pastoral Council and to the Aquinas Guild for hosting our Pentecost receptions last weekend. Thanks also to everyone who donated food and who stopped in to spend some time with your fellow parishioners.


Girls, Need Plans for the Summer?

Young women in high school who are looking for an alternative to staying home this summer are invited to help those who have been affected by loss and hardship in the eastern part of the United States. Come together in friendship and community to experience the heart of the Franciscan tradition. To register, please contact Sister Kathy Adamski at 412.215.7708 or guidance@nauticom.net.Alternative Break and Service Camp June 23 through 28 in Waynesburg, Pa. Fee: $95


CDTCA is hiring

Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy, located in Aspinwall, PA, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Principal. The candidate should have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite Applications and the use of on-line database programs. The applicant must be able to obtain all applicable clearances and be in conformity with Pittsburgh Diocesan regulations. Please submit your application, in writing to Rev. Kenneth White, 309 Brilliant Ave.  Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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


Monday, Weekday, June 8

8:30 am Living & Deceased Members of Ziegler Family


Tuesday, Weekday, June 9

8:30 am John Lauer (Mary Smith)


Wednesday, Weekday, June 10

8:30 am Phillips Family

(Mr. & Mrs. Theodore D. Phillips)


Thursday, Barnabas, aspotle, June 11

8:30 am Dr. George Liebler (John & Susan Mihm)


Friday, Weekday, June 12

8:30 am Harriet Friday (Vincent Smith)


Saturday, Anthony of Padua, June 13

9:00 am Jack Hannon (Joseph & Nancy Succop)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Saturday, Vigil of  the Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, June 13

5:00 pm Violet Mueller (Sandy Romanelli)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 14

7:30 am For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica 

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Mother Anna Agnes Rogus

(Gerry Michanowicz & Family)

 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: 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. Mary Swindal 412-781-0186 Extension 10

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.