December 20, 2009

 

Sunday December 13, 2009 Offerings:

$9,913.00

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

              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!  The Fox Chapel Area Women's Catholic Scripture Study provides an in-depth study of one book of the Bible each year (from September to May).  The Catholic Scripture Study aims to further our understanding of our Lord and His Church and also to provide an opportunity for fellowship. If you are interested, please contact Mary Wilson at 412-963-1931 or by e-mail at wilson203f@msn.com or Shelley Peconi at 412-963-1607 or by e-mail at sapshel@hotmail.com.

 

LUMINARIES

Last chance to get your luminaries. Six pack kits are just $5.  Kit includes:  bag, sand and 7 hour tea light candles.  Sold in the back of the church.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve Liturgies ~ Thursday, December 24th

 4:00pm - Children's Liturgy

(Prelude Music~ 3:30pm)

 7:00pm - Contemporary Choir Liturgy

(Prelude Music ~ 6:30pm)

10:00pm - Traditional Choir Liturgy

(Prelude Music ~ 9:30pm)

 

For the Children's Mass at 4:00pm we welcome young children (kindergarten and grade 1) to dress in a simple costume as angel/shepherd.  Please arrive at church by 3:45pm and report to the Pastoral Center.  These children will process in/out of church and sit in the sanctuary.  Please register your child's name, grade and phone number to Kirsten Powell at kcpwll@gmail.com.

 

Christmas Day Liturgies ~ Friday, December 25th 

 8:00am and 10:00am

(Prelude music at 9:30am for second mass)

 

Feast of the Holy Family ~ Saturday, December 26th and Sunday, December 27th

Regular Sunday Mass Schedule

 

Mary, Mother of God ~ Holy Day ~ Friday, January 1st

9:00am and 11:00am

 

Feast of the Epiphany ~ Saturday, January 2nd and Sunday, January 3rd

Regular Sunday Mass Schedule

        

 

 

STAY IN TOUCH

              Help us to maintain an updated census by letting us know if you move or have a new telephone number.  Also, we would like to know if a member of your family or the St. Scholastica family enters or leaves a Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility.  We like to stay in touch with them and let them know they remain in our prayers.  Sometimes we hear about a parishioner who is returning home from a facility, or moving to a new place and we didn't know they were in a Nursing Home in the first place!  Keep us posted, so we can stay in touch! Thank you…

 

OFFERTORY GIFT BEARERS

If you would like to take the Offertory Gifts forward during Mass, please let one of the ushers know that before Mass begins.  It is especially appropriate if the family or friend of the person named in the mass intentions could do this, but sometimes that is not possible.  Just as in our own family, we all help to prepare for a feast, all members of our St.  Scholastica family are welcome to do that too!

 

THE ENVIRONMENT

The environment is God's gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations an towards humanity as a whole.  The fact hat some states, power groups and companies hoard nonrenewable energy resources represents a grave obstacle to development in poor countries.  The international community has an urgent duty to find means of regulating the exploitation of nonrenewable resources, involving poor countries in the process, in order to plan together for the future.

**This is an excerpt from Pope Benedict's new encyclical Caritas In Veritate ("Charity in Truth").

 

PARISH OFFICE

The parish office will be closed from December 24 -January 1st.

 

ST. VINCENT DePAUL POOR BOXES

Did you ever run out of food and feel helpless because you know that it will be two or three days before you will receive money to buy more?  Most of us would probably answer, "No, thank God."  But there are others in our faith community who would need to answer "Yes."  The St. Vincent DePaul Society attempts to help those who answer "yes" to that question.  They are only able to do this if those who an of us who are fortunate enough to have enough food continue to say "yes" to donations to the Poor Boxes in church.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19

5:00 pm          Edmund Fritz (Fritz Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20

 7:30 am           Angie Obringer (Family)

    Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am           Paul Gibson (Oliver Family)

    Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am         Eugene Becker (Patty & Ron Hopkinson)

    Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

 

Monday, Late Advent weekday, December 21

8:30 am Katherine Perri (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

 

Tuesday, Late Advent weekday, December 22

8:30 am Frank C. Perri (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

  

Wednesday, Late Advent weekday, December 23

8:30 am Frances Saunders (Leona Venn)

 

Thursday, Late Advent weekday, December 24

    No 8:30am Mass

    4:00 pm Anniv., Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

    7:00 pm Eugene LeDonne and Edmond Fritz

    10:00am For the parishioners of St. Scholastica

 

Friday, Nativity of the Lord/Christmas, December 25

8:00 am Frank & Sophie Skowron (Family)

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

10:00 am Joe and Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Saturday, St. Stephen, martyr, December 26

9:00 am Dr. William H. Labriola

(Joyce Doyle & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Feast of the Holy Family, December 26

5:00 pm Jonathan Marsico (Tisa Marsico)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

 

Sunday, Feast of the Holy Family, December 27

7:30 am Anniv., Edward L. Gursky (wife & daughter)

       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am For the parishioners of St. Scholastica

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Deceased members of Donnelly & Shanahan Family

       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 COMMUNION is available for those who are sick or confined to their homes. Please call Fr. Ken 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

Coordinator of pastoral care to Catholic Patients at St. Margaret 

Marilynhoeingosf@saintscholastica.com

 

Mrs. Chrissy Morton 24

Bookkeeper

financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

 

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

Sister Dorothy Dolak S.C.N. - Principal

E-mail address: CDTCA@consolidated.net

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