December 26, 2010

WEB ALERT! NEW SITE OPEN
Try out the newly rebuilt St. Scholastica Parish website at
http://www.saintscholastica.com/.  The site contains basic information about the parish, as well as a number of features that we hope you find useful.  You can now sign your children up for religious education classes online, contact parish groups in order to participate in their activities, and inform the parish of the needs
of parishioners who are newly shut-in or are in the hospital.  We encourage you to explore the site, and please notify us through the "feedback" link if you encounter any problems.

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Mary Catherine at 412-781-6550 or email scanlonk@juno.com.

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS
The Parish Office will be closed December 23rd—December 31st.  We will reopen Monday, January 3rd.

GREETING OF PEACE
Traditionally we all know that during the Greeting of Peace we turn to one and other and shake hands.  Given the flu season, the acceptable alternative would be a nod of the head and a smile.

YOUTH MINISTRY
We are celebrating!  Our youth ministry program is celebrating 15 years of success!  On January 8th we will begin the day with ice skating at PPG from 11-1.  RSVP by Jan. 3.  The next event  that day will be Youth Mass at 5:00pm followed by a party in Pastoral center. We will have 15 years worth of pictures!  A NHL Penguin Jersey raffle, a service project, Rock Band 3, Pizza and of course, birthday cake!   We extend a special invitation to our young adults who participated in youth ministry during their high school years.  Call
the youth ministry office if you would like more information.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of church or in the school office.  The price is still $25 to play your number all year for the evening drawing.  Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!
 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD
Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays
and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
             
This is the only episode we have about Jesus between the time of his infancy and his baptism in the Jordan as an adult.  One might smile at its confirmation that even having the Son of God as an adolescent was no easy
thing.  But this is more than a story that includes a rare moment of tension within the Holy Family.  If he grew in wisdom and grace, I like to think that there were at least several moments when Mary called out the window, "Didn't I tell you not to…" Nor is it simply a tale reflecting how the young Jesus sometimes had to navigate conflicting loyalties: obedience to his earthly parents versus the call of his heavenly Father.

Luke reminds us twice in his Gospel that "Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man" (Luke 2:52; see also 2:40).  Here he provides us with a story showing Jesus as he grows in wisdom, coming to recognize whose Son he is and what that means: an intense relationship with his Father and all that
belongs to and concerns his Father.  Here we see him as one "filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him" (2:40).

Perhaps some consolation can be found in realizing that even living in the presence of the Son of God did not remove all anxieties, even for his parents.  However, what continued to hold this family together was their mutual desire to do God's will, along with a willingness to ponder, as Mary did time and time again, what exactly all this might mean, trusting in God all the while.

CHRISTMAS GREETING
 This Christmas I want to extend Christmas greetings and God's blessings to all of you and your families.  I give thanks for being Pastor here at St. Scholastica's for these past two and a half years.  I am especially thankful for the committed and dedicated professional staff and administrative staff of the parish. But we all know that the key to the vitality of the parish are you, the parishioners.  Many of you are second or third generation parishioners of "St. Scho's", others have joined us recently.  I want to express my thanks to you for your commitment to be active and dedicated Catholics.  In a special way I acknowledge the gifts and dedication of so many who are involved in the Liturgical Ministries, Pastoral Council, Finance Committee and the other pastoral activities of the parish.  May the celebration of the birth of Jesus be the moment for us to be rededicated to be Disciples of Christ and faith filled members of his church.  May the Lord Jesus be our peace and joy.  Fr. Ken

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Sunday, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph,  December 26
    7:30 am           Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
    9:00 am           Frances Maher (Kathleen Welsh)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am         Frank & Sophie Skowron
(Children & Grandchildren)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, St. John, apostle, December 27
   8:30 am           William & Rosemarie Labriola
(Joyce Doyle & Family)

Tuesday, The Holy Innocents, martyrs, December 28
 8:30 am  Joshua Akanowicz (Charlene Akanowicz)

Wednesday, Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas, December 29
  8:30 am  Paula O'Keeffe
(Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)

Thursday, Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas, December 30
    8:30 am  Communion Service

Friday, Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas, December 31
   8:30 am  Communion Service

Saturday, The Blessed Virgin Mary, January 1
10:00 am  Patrick Fleming Sr. (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of The Epiphany of the Lord, January 1
5:00 pm  NO MASS SERVICE
      

Sunday, The Epiphany of the Lord, January 2
7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am  Deceased Members of the Klun Family
(Rose Quering)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
11:00 am  Terry Paulick (Paulick Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
 
SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month. 
Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired
date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Bechman for more
information-  see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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 Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.10
Website Address: http://www.saintscholastica.com/
E-mail address: parish@saintscholastica.com
Fax Number: 412-781-4316
Submissionsfor 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. Thom Bercik                                                 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser21
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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton24
Staff Accountant
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 (Monday–Thursday)
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

December 19, 2010

SUNDAY December 12, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$15,614.00

HEKIMA PLACE
Donations totaling $2,470.00 received for tuition for the children at Hekima Place in Kenya.

WEB ALERT! NEW SITE OPEN
Try out the newly rebuilt St. Scholastica Parish website at www.saintscholastica.com. The site contains basic information about the parish, as well as a number of features that we hope you find useful. You can now sign your children up for religious education classes online, contact parish groups in order to participate in their activities, and inform the parish of the needs of parishioners who are newly shut-in or are in the hospital. We encourage you to explore the site, and please notify us through the “feedback” link if you encounter any problems.

SNOW TUBING
Last chance to sign up for our Dec. 29th trip to Seven Springs! We will tube the 11-1 session. RSVP to the youth ministry office!

GIFT CARDS
For all your last minute Christmas gifts, holiday parties and planning your Christmas dinner, please stop at the back of church this weekend, December 18th and 19th. We will be selling gift cards for ALL local grocery stores and many restaurants and retail stores. Please consider purchasing gift cards and supporting our school.

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Mary Catherine at 412-781-6550 or email scanlonk@juno.com.

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS
The Parish Office will be closed December 23rd—December 31st. We will reopen Monday, January 3rd.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Just a reminder that our Religious Education program will be on Christmas Break Dec. 26, 28and Jan. 2. Have a wonderful Christmas!

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Masses: 4:00pm (Children’s Christmas Eve Mass),
7:00pm and 10:00pm (there is no midnight Christmas Eve Mass.

Christmas Day Masses: one Mass scheduled at 10:00am (no 5:00pm
Christmas Day Mass).

Sunday December 26th:7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am Masses.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of church or in the school office. The price is still $25 to play your number all year for the evening drawing. Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!

THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
Thank you to those who participated in St Scholastica’s Christmas Gift Project.

Generous donations from our parishioners will help make Christmas more hopeful for many less fortunate children in our area, as well as fund tuition for students in Haiti and Kenya. Your donations are appreciated very much!

COME EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

Each choir will sing 30-minutes of Christmas Prelude Music before each of our Christmas liturgies. Come early this year to take some time to sit in peaceful, joyous prayer as part of your Christmas celebration.
Christmas Eve 3:30 p.m. (Children’s 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve 6:30 p.m. (Contemporary Choir 7pm)
Christmas Eve 9:30 p.m. (SATB Choir 10 p.m.)
Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. (SATB Schola 10 a.m.)

HELEN GAGE—REST IN PEACE
This past Friday, Fr. Bob Duch celebrated the funeral Mass of Helen Gage. She had not been well for a number of years, but became seriously ill these past months. She served our parish as secretary for many years. In fact her whole working career was devoted to serving several parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. We are grateful for her many years of faithful service and commend her to the Lord Jesus. We extend our sympathy and prayers to her family members and friends and to Fr. Bob who was devoted to her care. May she be home with the Lord this Christmas. Fr. Ken

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18
5:00 pm Edward L. Gursky (Wife & Daughter)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Mary, Frank & Eugene LeDonne (LeDonne Family)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 amKathryn Cush (Dan Cush)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Late Advent Weekday, December 20
8:30 am Angie Obringer (Family)

Tuesday, Late Advent Weekday, December 21
8:30 am Norma Longhini (Longhini Family)

Wednesday, Late Advent Weekday, December 22
8:30 am Frank & Katherine Perry (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

Thursday, Late Advent Weekday, December 23
8:30 am Communion Service

Friday, Late Advent Weekday, December 24
4:00 pm Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)

7:00 pm Parishioners of St. Scholastica

10:00 pm Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

Saturday, Christmas, December 25
10:00 am Joe & Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, December 26
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Frances Maher (Kathleen Welsh)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Frank & Sophie Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

SACRAMENTS

INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month. Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Bechman for more information- see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at

St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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
Parish Office Monday–Thursday 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. Thom Bercik 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton 24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal412-781-0186 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 (Monday–Thursday) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

December 12, 2010

SUNDAY December 5, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$14,951.25

WEB ALERT! NEW SITE OPEN
Try out the newly rebuilt St. Scholastica Parish website at
www.saintscholastica.com.  The site contains basic information about the parish,
as well as a number of features that we hope you find useful.  You can now sign
your children up for religious education classes online, contact parish groups
in order to participate in their activities, and inform the parish of the needs
of parishioners who are newly shut-in or are in the hospital.  We encourage you
to explore the site, and please notify us through the "feedback" link if you
encounter any problems.

SNOW TUBING
Our annual youth ministry snow tubing day at 7 Springs is Wednesday, December
29th.  We will tube the 11-1 Session.  Cost is $25 per person.  RSVP to the
youth ministry office by December 21st.

INTERSECTION
All students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for Intersection, our Bible
Study in the ministry center from 10-11am December 19th.

MEGA MEETING
Just a reminder to our confirmation class that we have a MEGA meeting on Sunday,
December 19thfrom 12-1:30 in the pastoral center.

GIFT CARDS
For all your last minute Christmas gifts, holiday parties and planning your
Christmas dinner, please stop at the back of church next weekend, December 18th
and19th.  We will be selling gift cards for ALL local grocery stores and many
restaurants and retail stores.  Please consider purchasing gift cards and
supporting our school.

HOLIDAY STRINGS
Next Sunday, December 19th, the Fox Chapel Area Ambassador Orchestra will
present a program of sacred and secular holiday music, including a sing-along of
your favorite carols and holiday songs.  It will be at 2:00pm at the Aspinwall
Presbyterian Church.  This concert will feature the 20 piece orchestra
representing the best string students at Fox Chapel Area High School.

PARISH GIFT PROJECT
All Christmas gift donations including tuition donation envelopes for students
of Haiti and Kenya are due this weekend.  Please join us today after mass as we
carry the gifts from the altar to the rectory, where the gifts will be sorted
for delivery.

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer
requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Mary Catherine at
412-781-6550 or email scanlonk@juno.com.
 
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
             Christmas Eve Masses: 4:00pm (Children's Christmas Eve Mass),
7:00pm and 10:00pm (there is no midnight Christmas Eve Mass.
             Christmas Day Masses: one Mass scheduled at 10:00am (no 5:00pm
Christmas Day Mass).
             Sunday December 26th: 7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am Masses.

GREETING OF PEACE
Traditionally we all know that during the Greeting of Peace we turn to one and
other and shake hands.  Given the flu season, the acceptable alternative would
be a nod of the head and a smile.

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE
St. Scholastica has confessions scheduled on Monday, December 13that 7:00pm. 
St. Francis in Harmar has confessions on Wednesday, December 15that 7:00pm.  St.
Edwards in Blawnox has confessions on Thursday, December 16that 7:00pm.  Prepare
the way for the coming of the Lord!  When was the last time you made a good
confession??

CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY
Our Annual Children's Christmas Eve Liturgy is at 4:00pm on Friday, December
24th.  As is our tradition we will have children in grades k-2 dress as angels
and shepherds.  If your child would like to participate please contact Kirsten
Powell at kcpwll@gmail.comby December 15th.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Children in grades 3-8 are invited to sing in the Christmas Eve Children's choir
for the 4:00pm Liturgy.  Our rehearsal will be Saturday, December 18thfrom
9:30-12:00 in the pastoral center. This is our only rehearsal and so it is
mandatory.  If your child would like to participate please contact Jamie Dillon
by December 12 @ jamiedillon@comcast.net.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of
church or in the school office.  The price is still $25 to play your number all
year for the evening drawing.  Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne
Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!

AQUINAS ACADEMY
Congratulations to the following middle and high school students who have
obtained honor roll status at Aquinas Academy:  Sophia Kartsonas – Highest
Honors, Caroline Henry – High Honors, Marile Schraut – High Honors, Grace Henry
– Honors and Clare Mortenson – Honors.


MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11
5:00 pm             Richard B. Cullinan (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Advent,  December 12
    7:30 am          Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
    9:00 am          Laurence G. Dengler & Theobald J. Dengler
(Doherty Family)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 amArlene Enriquez (Enriquez Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Lucy, virgin & martyr, December 13
   8:30 amSam Nicotera (Bob Bauer)
   7:00 pmConfessions at St. Scholastica

Tuesday, St. John of the Cross, priest & doctor, December 14
 8:30 amAnniv., Elena Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann)

Wednesday, Advent Weekday, December 15
  8:30 amJoseph Deegan
(Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)
   

Thursday, Advent Weekday, December 16
    8:30 amRita Hinterlang (Scanlon Family)

Friday, Late Advent Weekday, December 17
   8:30 amDan Hudak (Check & Rita Rehak)
   
Saturday, Late Advent Weekday, December 18
   9:00 amAngie Obringer (Jack O'Brien)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18
5:00 pmEdward L. Gursky (Wife & Daughter)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent,  December 19
7:30 amParishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
9:00 amMary, Frank & Eugene LeDonne
(LeDonne Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 amKathryn Cush (Dan Cush)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
 
SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month. 
Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired
date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Beckman for more
information-  see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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 Monday–Thursday 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
Submissionsfor 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. Thom Bercik                                                 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser21
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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal412-781-0186 Extension 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
Sister Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.- Principal
E-mail address: CDTCA@consolidated.net
To schedule use of pastoral facilities, call the Parish Office (Monday–Thursday)
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

December 5, 2010

SUNDAY November 28, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$19,647.50


MINISTRY OF PRAISE
             In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put
prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Mary
Catherine at 412-781-6550 or email scanlonk@juno.com.

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will return to Pittsburgh to celebrate a Mass of
Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. A
reception will follow at Oakland Catholic High School. All are invited to attend
the Mass and reception, as we give thanks to God for the honor that the Holy
Father has bestowed on Cardinal Wuerl, and his home Diocese of Pittsburgh, by
elevating him to the College of Cardinals.

CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
St. Scholastica's Christmas Gift Project to benefit children and families in our
area and students in Haiti and Kenya is underway.  All gifts and donation
envelopes for our parish gift project should be returned during mass the weekend
of December 11th.  Please attach the tag you selected to your wrapped gift. If
you are unable to present gifts on the altar during mass, return the gifts to
the table set up at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Betsy
Henry at 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight at 412-968-1029.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of
church or in the school office.  The price is still $25 to play your number all
year for the evening drawing.  Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne
Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!

SANTA'S WORKSHOP IS HERE!
Santa's Workshop is open after all Masses this weekend in the Pastoral Center. A
variety of decorative items, handmade crafts and inexpensive gift items are
available for purchase. Come and get some Christmas shopping done.  There are
gifts available for everyone on your list.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE MASS
All are invited to join Bishop David Zubik and Latino Catholics for the annual
"Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Mass" on Friday, December 10th, 7:00pm at St.
Paul Cathedral.  The celebration begins at 7:00pm with the "Our Lady"
procession.  Enjoy the festive reception afterwards in the cathedral's social
hall.
 
GREETING OF PEACE
Traditionally we all know that during the Greeting of Peace we turn to one and
other and shake hands.  Given the flu season, the acceptable alternative would
be a nod of the head and a smile.

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE
             St. Scholastica has confessions scheduled on Monday, December
13that 7:00pm.  St. Francis in Harmar has confessions on Wednesday, December
15that 7:00pm.  St. Edwards in Blawnox has confessions on Thursday, December
16that 7:00pm.  Prepare the way for the coming of the Lord!  When was the last
time you made a good confession??

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
The December Meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 11, at 9:40am.  We will be doing
Christmas Cards for Shut-Ins. All are welcome to join us.

PARISH LITURGICAL CALENDARS
Thank you to Paul Ajak, Funeral Director of Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home, for
contributing the Parish Liturgical Calendars for 2011.  They are now available
at the entrances to the church.

CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY
Our Annual Children's Christmas Eve Liturgy is at 4:00pm on Friday, December
24th.  As is our tradition we will have children in grades k-2 dress as angels
and shepherds.  If your child would like to participate please contact Kirsten
Powell at kcpwll@gmail.comby December 15th.
 BLOOD DRIVE
Many thanks to the 23 participants who came to donate blood last Sunday.  The
Parish is grateful for your contribution to fill this need for patients in our
city.  God bless you.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Children in grades 3-8 are invited to sing in the Christmas Eve Children's choir
for the 4:00pm Liturgy.  Our rehearsal will be Saturday, December 18thfrom
9:30-12:00 in the pastoral center. This is our only rehearsal and so it is
mandatory.  If your child would like to participate please contact Jamie Dillon
by December 12 @ jamiedillon@comcast.net.
HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wed., December  8th, in the Pastoral
Center, immediately following the 7:00 Mass.  All are welcome!

MASS INTENTIONS:
 

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4
5:00 pm             Milton Squiller (Sandy Romanelli)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Advent,  December 5
    7:30 am          Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am          Anniv., George Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 amRonald Alvino (Family)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, Advent Weekday, December 6
   8:30 amFor the health of Christian Connolly
(Ted & Ann Phillips)

Tuesday, St. Ambrose, bishop, December 7
 8:30 amFrank LeDonne (LeDonne Family)

Wednesday, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8
  8:30 amAnniv., William L. Vietmeier (Cousins)
    7:00 pmAnn Romanovich (Scanlon Family)

Thursday, Advent Weekday, December 9
    8:30 amAnniv.,  Mary Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Friday, Advent Weekday, December 10
   8:30 amJoseph Feeley (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)
   
Saturday, Advent Weekday, December 11
   9:00 amAnniv., Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11
5:00 pmRichard B. Cullinan (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Advent,  December 12
7:30 amParishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
9:00 amLaurence G. Dengler & Theobald J. Dengler
(Doherty Family)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 amArlene Enriquez (Enriquez Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
 
SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month. 
Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired
date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Beckman for more
information-  see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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 Monday–Thursday 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
Submissionsfor 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. Thom Bercik                                                 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser21
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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal412-781-0186 Extension 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
Sister Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.- Principal
E-mail address: CDTCA@consolidated.net
To schedule use of pastoral facilities, call the Parish Office (Monday–Thursday)
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

November 28, 2010

 
SUNDAY November 21, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$14,670.00

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
(CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18thfrom 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through
the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to
cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website @

www.cdtcatholicacademy.org. Reservations requested but not required. We are
"Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer
requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Mary Catherine at
412-781-6550 or email scanlonk@juno.com.

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will return to Pittsburgh to celebrate a Mass of
Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. A
reception will follow at Oakland Catholic High School. All are invited to attend

the Mass and reception, as we give thanks to God for the honor that the Holy
Father has bestowed on Cardinal Wuerl, and his home Diocese of Pittsburgh, by
elevating him to the College of Cardinals.

AQUINAS GUILD CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
The Aquinas Guild will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December

7that noon at The Pittsburgh Field Club. Please RSVP your choice of chicken or
fish to Bernadine Bonessa by Friday, December 3rd. Checks should be made payable

to the "Aquinas Guild" for $25 and mailed to Bernadine at 111 Hickory Hill Rd.,
Pittsburgh,PA 15238. 412-963-0198. Please bring a wrapped baby outfit marked
with the gender and size to be donated to a needy organization.

BLOOD DRIVE
St. Scholastica's Fall Blood Drive is this Sunday, Nov. 28, 8am to 1pm, in the
Pastoral Center. Everyday is a challenge to see enough blood donors to meet
local needs. Although over 50% of the population is eligible to give blood, only

about 5% actually do. New donors are needed every day in order to maintain
regional blood supplies.  Please give blood, call JoAnn Liebert at 412-767-4248
to make an appointment and help save lives.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH HONORS
 Congratulations to the following students who obtained High Honor status;
Angela Barringer and Olivia Massaro.

  INTERSECTION
Sunday December 510-11am in the ministry center.  We welcome all teens for a
light breakfast and a lively discussion of the day's gospel.
 
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
St. Scholastica's Christmas Gift Project to benefit children and families in our
area and students in Haiti and Kenya is underway.  All gifts and donation
envelopes for our parish gift project should be returned during mass the weekend
of December 11th.  Please attach the tag you selected to your wrapped gift. If
you are unable to present gifts on the altar during mass, return the gifts to
the table set up at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Betsy
Henry at 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight at 412-968-1029.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Vatican Splendors, last call for our Dec. 5thtrip to see the Vatican Splendors! 
Cost is $17 per person. We will meet at the ministry center at 12:15. Rsvp to
youth ministry office.
YOUTH MASS
Saturday December 4is Youth Mass.  We extend a special invitation to our 6th
graders.  If you would like to sing please arrive at 3:30 for rehearsal.  If you
would like to be a greeter please arrive at 4:45.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of
church or in the school office.  The price is still $25 to play your number all
year for the evening drawing.  Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne
Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!

ADVENT WREATHS & TABLETOP TREES
Advent Wreaths and Tabletop Trees will be sold after all the Masses this weekend
in the back of church. Advent candle sets and advent calendars are also
available. This is a preview to CDTCA's Santa's Workshop which will be held in
the Pastoral Center next weekend, Dec.4thand5th.  A variety of handmade crafts
and inexpensive gift items will be available. Please come and begin your holiday
shopping for those special people on your list.

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE
 Madonna Church has confessions on Wednesday, December 1stat 7:00pm (confessions
are available in Italian and Spanish).  St. Scholastica has confessions
scheduled on Monday, December 13that 7:00pm.  St. Francis in Harmar has
confessions on Wednesday, December 15that 7:00pm.  St. Edwards in Blawnox has
confessions on Thursday, December 16that 7:00pm.  Prepare the way for the coming
of the Lord!  When was the last time you made a good confession??

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HONORS
Congratulations to the following students who obtained Honor status; Courtney
Dailey, Allison Nedrow, Christine Pilewski, Katherine Pilewski, Allyson
Strahler, Margaret Thomasmeyer, Mary Thomasmeyer and Megan Wasson.


MASS INTENTIONS:
 Saturday, Vigil of First Sunday of Advent, November 27
5:00 pm             Harriet Lynch (James & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent,  November 28
    7:30 am          Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am          Roman & Irene Kurkiewicz
(Kurkiewicz Children)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 amAnniv., Erminia Costanzo
(Maria H. Gaetano)           
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Advent Weekday, November 29
   8:30 pmHolly McSorley
(Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McSorley)

Tuesday, St. Andrew, apostle, November 30
 8:30 amAnniv., Harry & Geneva Gimber
(Daughters)

Wednesday, Advent Weekday, December 1
  8:30 amMartha Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Thursday, Advent Weekday, December 2
    8:30 amMrs. Totten (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Friday, St. Francis Xavier, priest, December 3
   8:30 amBirthday, Geneva Gimber (Daughters)
   
Saturday, Advent Weekday, December 4
   9:00 amLouis & Mary Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4
5:00 pmMilton Squiller (Sandy Romanelli)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Advent,  December 5
7:30 amParishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 amAnniv., George Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 amRonald Alvino (Family)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month. 
Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired
date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Beckman for more
information-  see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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 Monday–Thursday 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
Submissionsfor 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. Thom Bercik                                                 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser21
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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal412-781-0186 Extension 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
Sister Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.- Principal
E-mail address: CDTCA@consolidated.net
To schedule use of pastoral facilities, call the Parish Office (Monday–Thursday)
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

November 21, 2010

SUNDAY November 14, 2010 OFFERINGS: $10,600.50

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website at http://www.cdtcatholicacademy.org/. Reservations requested but not required. We are "Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!


CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will return to Pittsburgh to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Oakland Catholic High School. All are invited to attend the Mass and reception, as we give thanks to God for the honor that the Holy Father has bestowed on Cardinal Wuerl, and his home Diocese of Pittsburgh, by elevating him to the College of Cardinals.

AQUINAS GUILD CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

The Aquinas Guild will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7th at noon at The Pittsburgh Field Club. Please RSVP your choice of chicken or fish to Bernadine Bonessa by Friday, December 3rd. Checks should be made payable to the "Aquinas Guild" for $25 and mailed to Bernadine at 111 Hickory Hill Rd., Pittsburgh,PA 15238. 412-963-0198. Please bring a wrapped baby outfit marked with the gender and size to be donated to a needy organization.

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
On Saturday, November 27th at St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate a "Vigil for All Nascent Human Life" coinciding with first vespers of the First Sunday of Advent. The Respect Life Committee urges everyone and every family to join with the Holy Father in this ecumenical, worldwide effort for life by saying an extra rosary or other prayers on the 27th.

BLOOD DRIVE

St. Scholastica's Fall Blood Drive will be next Sunday, Nov. 28, 8am to 1pm, in the Pastoral Center. Everyday is a challenge to see enough blood donors to meet local needs. Although over 50% of the population is eligible to give blood, only about 5% actually do. New donors are needed every day in order to maintain regional blood supplies. Please give blood, call JoAnn Liebert at 412-767-4248 to make an appointment and help save lives.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Just a reminder that there is no Religious Education on Tuesday November 23 and Sunday November 28th. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday please take a moment to pray for our catechists.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH HONORS
Congratulations to the following students who obtained High Honor status; Alexander Butler, Griffith Gentilcore, Theodore Larkin, John Leech, William Maher, Mark Petraglia, Patrick Rielly & William Rielly.

THANKS TO SISTER MARILYN

For many years Sr. Marilyn has served our parish especially in her ministry to the sick. She left full time ministry here in July of 2009 but continued to coordinate pastoral care to the Catholic patients at St. Margaret Hospital. Recently, Sister Marilyn fell and broke her left arm. She is now recovering. However, Sister has informed me that she no longer has the health and stamina to coordinate the Eucharistic Ministers who serve at St. Margaret Hospital. As we thank Sister for her many years of service to our parish and diocese, we also pray for her speedy recovery.

I want to thank Mary Bernard and Kathy Goreczny who have volunteered to coordinate the scheduling of ministers of Holy Communion at St. Margaret Hospital. These ministers of Holy Communion are from our parish and neighboring parishes. Because of their commitment, patients at St. Margaret Hospital are able to receive Holy Communion every day of the week. We are grateful for their committed service. Fr. Ken

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
As part of our Advent preparation for Christmas, once again this year we are inviting you to take a tag from the Christmas Sharing tree during the Masses next weekend. These tags represent a way to reach out to others as we would reach out to Christ Himself. Some of the tags represent children and adults who are facing financial distress this Christmas time. Some of the tags represent children whom we support in Haiti and Kenya. So we invite you next week to take
a tag and to return your gifts/donations on the weekend of Dec 11th and12th. What a wonderful way to prepare the Way of the Lord.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Hoagie Sales: Our Appalachia Mission Trip Team is taking hoagie orders outside of the church today. They will be available for pick up on Dec. 4th. $7.00 each. Christmas Shopping: On Monday, Nov. 29th all teens are welcome to meet us at 10:00 at the ministry center. Bring your Christmas gift tag and we will head off to the mall to shop for our little ones! Drivers needed. Youth Mass: Our next youth mass is Dec. 4th at 5:00pm. After mass we will go Christmas Caroling! We are looking forward to a great evening! Vatican Splendors: We still have a few tickets remaining for our Dec. 5th trip to see the Vatican Splendors. Tickets are $17.00. RSVP to the youth ministry office ASAP.

CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
St. Scholastica's Christmas Gift Project to benefit children and families in our area and students in Haiti and Kenya is underway. All gifts and donation envelopes for our parish gift project should be returned during mass the weekend of December 11th. Please attach the tag you selected to your wrapped gift. If you are unable to present gifts on the altar during mass, return the gifts tothe table set up at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Betsy Henry at 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight at 412-968-1029.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HONORS



Congratulations to the following students who obtained Honor status; Kyle
Ciccone, Phillip Ferguson, Clayton Gentilcore, Grant Hettinger, Patrick Leech,
Timothy Livingston & Michael Pompeo.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 20
5:00 pm Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 21
7:30 am William H. Labriola (Rosemarie Labriola)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am Elizabeth Garonzi (Angela Kamin)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Cecilia, virgin & martyr, November 22
8:30 pm Ed & Ruth Sierzega (Bonessa Family)

Tuesday, weekday, November 23
8:30 am Anniv., Gloria McLaughlin (husband, Harry)

Wednesday, St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest & martyr, November 24
8:30 am Anniv., Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)

Thursday, weekday, November 25
8:30 am Dylan Smith (Mary Smith)

Friday, weekday, November 26
8:30 am Catherine R. Mchardy
(Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Saturday, weekday, November 27
9:00 am James J. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)

Saturday, Vigil of First Sunday of Advent, November 27
5:00 pm Harriet Lynch (James & Karyn Lynch)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent, November 28
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am Roman & Irene Kurkiewicz
(Kurkiewicz Children)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
11:00 am Anniv., Erminia Costanzo
(Maria H. Gaetano)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof the month.
Please make arrangements with the pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired
date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Bechman for more
information- see Parish Contact below.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) is celebrated at
St. Scholastica Parish on Saturdaysafter 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..

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
Parish Office Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Ext.10
Website Address: http://www.saintscholastica.com/
E-mail address: parish@saintscholastica.com
Fax Number: 412-781-4316
Submissionsfor bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

Rev. Kenneth White Pastor, M.Th., M.Ed. Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P. Ext. 17
Director of Music/Bereavement
Patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Thom Bercik 412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed. Ext. 18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

Mrs. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@comcast.net

Mrs. Chrissy Morton Ext. 24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal 412-781-0186 Ext. 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
Sister Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.- Principal
E-mail address: CDTCA@consolidated.net



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

November 14, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Some time ago, I read that many believers have lost "a sense of an ending" to all things. In the past preachers spoke about the "four last things," that is, death, judgment, heaven and hell. But today churchgoers rarely hear anything about them; as a matter of fact preachers often seem a bit embarrassed to address these realities.

The prophet Malachi (whose name means "my messenger") had no such hesitation. There will be an end, a day blazing like an oven, burning up all evildoers like stubble; no roots or branches will be found. This will not be everyone's experience of that day. The just, who reverence and honor God, will experience not a blazing firestorm but the sun of justice with its healing rays.

Jesus is also referring to an end time in today's Gospel, most likely one that has already occurred by the time that Luke's Gospel is recorded. Luke's hearers had already seen the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and its temple, accompanied by the persecution of the church. Jesus' words here were a call to encouragement, to persevere, that God will be there and "you will secure your lives" (Luke 21:19).

We believe the end time has begun with the death and resurrection of Jesus, but we live between what theologians call "the already and the not yet". Already God has acted in a definitive way by raising Jesus from the dead, but the total results of this action have yet to be realized in the world. God's word today is meant to give us hope that God will be faithful to the divine promises and we will see the Lord face to face. We can count on this.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.

November 14, 2010

SUNDAY November 7, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$13,109.25

RETIREMENT FUND FOR THE RELIGIOUS

Next weekend, Nov. 20th and 21st. there will be a second collection to support our retired religious. Many of us were taught in our youth by sisters and religious brothers. Many of these have died, but many other are now in their 70's and older living in retirement. Many of these religious were paid a very minimum wage during their teaching years. As a consequence, they either collect little or nothing from the Social Security Program. The retirement fund for our retired religious is billions of dollars underfunded. So this is a "pay-back" moment for those of us who benefited from the dedicated service of so many religious. Please be supportive of them when we take up a second collection next weekend. Fr. Ken

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website @ www.cdtcatholicacademy.org. Reservations requested but not required. We are "Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:00pm followed by a public reception. All are welcome to attend to join in thanksgiving to God for this great honor to Cardinal Wuerl and to the Church of Pittsburgh.

BOOK FAIR

CDTCA is holding a Book Fair today, Sunday, November 14th from Noon until 4pm at the Waterworks Barnes and Noble. Please come to watch the performances by the students, have a cup of coffee at the cafe and start on your Christmas shopping!

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

Since 2007, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has required most volunteer ministers to be in compliance with Safe Environment standards for the protection of children. These ministries include lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, ushers and nursery volunteers among others. Our Safe Environment Coordinator, Mary Swindal will be available from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, November 14 in the Parish Office to assist volunteers with these requirements. Thank you for your work on behalf of St. Scholastica and your work to be in compliance with this diocesan policy.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

As Advent approaches, students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, November 14th after the 9am Mass and on Sunday, December 5th after the 11am Mass. For more details and study materials necessary, contact Peggy Santelli at Teggymom@aol.com or 412.828.0241.

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE

As part of our Advent preparation for Christmas, once again this year we are inviting you to take a tag from the Christmas Sharing tree during the Masses next weekend. These tags represent a way to reach out to others as we would reach out to Christ Himself. Some of the tags represent children and adults who are facing financial distress this Christmas time. Some of the tags represent children whom we support in Haiti and Kenya. So we invite you next week to take a tag and to return your gifts/donations on the weekend of Dec 11th and 12th. What a wonderful way to prepare the Way of the Lord.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Just a reminder that there will be no Religious Education on Tuesday, November 23 and Sunday November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

ADVENT WREATH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
It's time to sign up to light the Advent Wreath. Please sign the Advent notebook found at the back of the church for the mass of your choice. Sign up by
November 21st to help us celebrate this beautiful season in anticipation of the birth of our Lord.

BLOOD DRIVE

The St. Scholastica annual Holiday Blood Drive is on Sunday, November 28, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the St. Scholastica Pastoral Center. If you are 17 years or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and are in good health, then you are most likely eligible to give blood. Blood cannot be manufactured and it is perishable. Please give blood and ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for area patients. Please call JoAnn at 412-767-4248 to schedule your life saving appointment.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

If you are planning to shop at Giant Eagle or Community Market for your Thanksgiving dinner, please stop at the back of church next weekend, November 20th and 21st. We will be selling gift cards for ALL local grocery stores. If you use cash or checks to purchase your groceries, please consider purchasing gift cards and supporting our school.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13

5:00 pm John M. Mchardy (Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Sunday, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

November 14

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Thomas Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Alexander W. & Ann Rogus (Daughter, Gerry Michanowicz)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, November 15

8:30 pm Birthday, Tom Styslinger (Styslinger Family)

Tuesday, weekday, November 16

8:30 am Patricia Akanowicz (Daughter, Charlene Akanowicz)

Wednesday, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, November 17

8:30 am Deceased Parishioners of St. Scholastica (Elizabeth Metrovich) &

Beatriz Caminos (Josephine Oria)

Thursday, weekday, November 18

8:30 am Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Peshkur (The Horne Family)

Friday, weekday, November 19

8:30 am Elizabeth Williams (Mary Ellen Maher & Family)

Saturday, weekday, November 20

9:00 am Birthday, George Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 20

5:00 pm Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 14

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

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Elizabeth Garonzi (Angela Kamin)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

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 pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Beckman for more information- see Parish Contact below.

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..

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 MondayThursday 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. Thom Bercik 412-390-3748

Organist/Wedding Contact

berciktm@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

Staff Accountant

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 (MondayThursday) 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.