December 27, 2009

Sunday December 20, 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!  Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), St. Scholastica Parish welcomes adults and older children into the Catholic Church.  Bringing Christians into the church is a joyful responsibility of our whole community.  We can fulfill it by making St. Scholastica a welcoming and attractive parish, by inviting people we know who might be interested in the Catholic Church to come to Mass or other parish activities with us, or by participating in the ministries of the RCIA itself.  You might come to a session as a guest, prepare to become a catechist, sponsor a candidate, or work on the RCIA coordinating team.  If you are interested in discerning whether one of these ministries is right for you, please contact Andy Bechman at parish extension 18 or by e-mail at:



Next Sunday, January 3rd. at 7:00pm in our church, the University of Notre Dame Chorale, the official concert choir of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, will give a performance of its Winter Tour.  The program features traditional Christmas carols, choral works by Byrd, Haydn, Verdi, Wagner, Handel, and Debussy, and school songs including the Notre Dame Victory March.  It is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome. The concert will last one hour, with no intermission. The Notre Dame Chorale is a mixed, 60-voice choir composed of students from all the colleges of the University.  These students will need lodging for Sunday evening.  Can you give hospitality to one or two of these students for this one over-night?  If so, please call Brian Dolinar this week at 724-825-6508. This will be a wonderful experience for our parish.



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 Hope for Haiti Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Christmas project.  We collected $1730.  It costs $300 a year to educate, feed, and provide basic medical treatment for one student.  Our Parish, through your generous response to the Christmas project,will sponsor 5 students.  God bless you.



The Respect Life Committee will have the annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday morning, Jan. 10. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Tickets are $4 for a regular serving and $3 for a small serving.  This is our only fund raiser.  Proceeds will supplement the bus to Washington for the MARCH FOR LIFE, Baptism presentations, the Disability Mass and supper, etc.  We are grateful for your support.



 All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited to join us December 30th for snow tubing at 7 springs! We will attend the 11-1:00 session.   RSVP Dec. 28th.  Cost is $25.00 per person.



Religious Education will resume January 5th.  We extend warm holiday wishes and thanks to all of our catechists, small group leaders and teen volunteers!



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



When you are asked to be a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation, you need to have a letter of eligibility from your parish stating that:

♦You are a registered member of the parish,

♦You participate in parish life

♦You attend Mass regularly, and receive the Sacraments

♦You contribute time and talent

♦You are over the age of 16, and not the mother or father of the person to be baptized or confirmed a ♦If you are married, it is a valid Catholic marriage.

All of this means that you are a practicing Catholic.  If the Godparent or Sponsor is a member of the parish in which the sacrament will take place, they do not require a Sponsor Eligibility Certificate.



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. Sean Hogan

11:00 am         Deceased members of Donnelly & Shanahan Family

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, The Holy Innocents, December 28

8:30 am For the spiritual and temporal welfare of Katie Scholl


Tuesday, Fifth day in the octave of Christmas,

December 29

8:30 am Angie Obringer (Mary Smith)


Wednesday, Sixth day in the octave of Christmas, December 30

8:30 am Joseph Deegan (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas


Thursday, Seventh day in the octave of Christmas, December 31

 8:30am Patrick Fleming, Sr. (Family)


Friday, Blessed Virgin Mary, January 1

9:00 am Lucille & Leon Cavazza

(Sal & Phyllis Tagliarino)

11:00 am Gregory Goetz (Mary M. Smith)

Saturday, Vigil of the Epiphany, January 2

9:00 am Mary LeDonne (The LeDonne Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

5:00 pm Anniv.,  Earl Simanek (Simanek Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, The Ephiphany of the Lord, January 3

7:30 am Gino Marsico (Josphine Buccieri)

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am For the parishioners of St. Scholastica

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Mary  (Noelle) DuVall (Carl Macino)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White