November 22, 2009 Bulletin


Sunday November 15, 2009 Offerings:


              Each week, we will use this space to inform you about one or more parish ministries or organizations.  Please consider whether God is calling you to give your time and skills to one of these groups! Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is a Pittsburgh Diocesan Regional elementary school providing a Catholic educational program for students enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy's philosophy of education is built on the conviction that the students of this school are to be educated to attain divine union with their Creator through Jesus Christ, as well as to achieve their full potential as responsible Christian members of a democratic society.  If you are interested in helping CDTCA, please contact Jocelyn Bosick at 412-781-7927 or by e-mail:


                      RETIREMENT FUND

Data submitted to the National Religious Retirement Office reveals that the average annual cost of care for women and men religious age 70 and over has more than doubled since 1989.  Current statistics put this figure at $35,077 per person annually, with skilled care reaching nearly $55,000.  Your donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious provides critical support to religious institutes in meeting the escalating costs of elder care.  Please pray for all religious and give generously to today's second collection.



Thanksgiving Mass is at 9:00am.  Feel free to bring dry goods or canned goods on Thanksgiving Day or next Sunday, Nov. 28th and 29th.  You may place these items on the table in the back vestibule.  All of these food items will be donated to the Little Sisters Of The Poor in support of their ministry to the elderly, poor and sick.  Thank you.



The St. Scholastica Blood Drive is next Sunday, Nov.29, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Many people on medicine or who have had past illness can still donate blood.  Please stop by the Pastoral Center after Mass and see if you are eligible to give.  We need your help to make this a successful Blood Drive.


                                LUNCH WITH SANTA

Mark Your. calendars for LUNCH WITH SANTA on Sat. December 5th  11:30-1:00. $6.00 per person.  All proceeds benefit our Appalachia Mission Trip. After lunch you can shop at Santa's Workshop!



Help us, Help Habitat on Monday, Nov. 30th we will be up at the Mills from 10-2 (near the food court) selling tickets for the Village of Hope.  Join us for all or part of the time.



Thanks to all of you who attended the St. Scholastica/CDTCA Fall Fling!  The evening was a great success due to your support and participation. We hope to see you next year!




              Soon, we will be lighting the candles on the Advent Wreath. Volunteers are needed to light them during the weekend liturgies. Advent begins this year the weekend of November 28/29. Please check the volunteer sign-up book in the back of the church to sign up for masses you want by November 22nd.  Thank you for helping to "light the way."


                             ADVENT GIFT SHARING

              Please return ENVELOPES and WRAPPED GIFTS (with the TAG on the outside) at the Masses on Dec 12th and 13th. Please keep them with you in the pew and you will be asked to bring them forward to the altar during Mass. Please call with any questions: Betsy Henry 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight 412-968-1029. Thank you!!



Save Wednesday, December 9, for the Aquinas Guild's annual Christmas Luncheon at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  Meet and greet at 11:30, a holiday concert by the FCAHS Madrigal Singers at noon, with lunch following at 12:30.  (Choose chicken or fish, each at $25.00).  Please send reservations to Mary Ann Labriola; 218 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238; received by Saturday, December 5.  If you wish, you may also bring a wrapped present for a child from Birthright Pittsburgh, (sizes newborn—12 months).  Please mark the appropriate gender and size on each gift.



The Parish Office will be closed November 26th and November 27th.  



Family Steeler Party Sunday November 29th in the Pastoral Center.  The fun begins at 8:00pm. Bring a 2 liter or snack to share. Wear your Steeler gear and we'll watch the game on the big screen!



There will be a meeting for all 2nd grade parents on Sunday Dec. 6th at noon in the pastoral center to outline Reconciliation and First Communion.

There are no K-5 religious education classes on November 25 or 29th.

Any youth interested in participating in the 4:00 liturgy this Christmas Eve as a member of the choir (Grades 3-12) or as an angel or shepherd (K-2) should contact the youth ministry office or by December 6th.  Choir practice is Saturday December 12th 10am-noon.


Santa's elves have been busy and are almost ready for the annual Santa's Workshop! This year, the Workshop will be open after all Masses on the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6. In addition, shopping at the Workshop will be available during and after "Lunch with Santa", Saturday morning, Dec. 5th. Santa's Workshop offers gifts for all ages, both hand-crafted and store-bought. You will find something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. Mark your calendars now- you won't want to miss it!!



Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 21

   5:00 pm......... Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

      Presider: Fr. Robert Duch


Sunday, Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 22

   7:30 am...................... William H. Labriola (wife)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   9:00 am Rev. Monsignor Donald W. Kraus (Parishioners)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

   11:00 am........................ Edward A. Vitunac, PE

(Frances V. Vitunac M.Ed, wife)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, Last Week in Ordinary Time, November 23

   8:30 am Patricia Akanowicz (Charlene Akanowicz)


Tuesday, Andrew Dung-Lac & his companions, November 24

   8:30 am....... Anniv., Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)


Wednesday, Catherine of Alexandria, November 25

   8:30 am................................ Catherine Mahardy

(Mark & Catherine Bellinger)


Thursday, Weekday, Thanksgiving,  November 26

    9:00 am..... James J. Garvey (Patricia G. Snyder)


Friday, Weekday,  November 27

   8:30 am................. Dylan Smith (Grandma Mary)


Saturday, Weekday, November 28

   9:00 am............. Special Intentions (Certo Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   2:30 pm.................. Wedding, Regina Martone &

                                                                  Robert Anderson

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 28

   5:00 pm..................... Edmond Fritz (Fritz Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, First Sunday of Advent, November 29

   7:30 am..... For the Parishioners of St. Scholastica

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   9:00 am.............. Jeanne Bernard (Heslin Family)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   11:00 am............ Anniv. Harry & Geneva Gimber


    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White