April 4, 2010



             The Diocese of Pittsburgh has been informed by WPXI TV that they will discontinue the Sunday Mass at 6:00am on Channel 11.  WPXI TV will now air the Sunday Mass at 6:00am on Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC) and the Retro TV Network (RTV).  PCNC is available on channel 35 on Comcast and channel 9 on Verizon.  RTV is on Channel 207 on Comcast and channel 462 on Verizon.  This change will begin on April 11, 2010.



Central Catholic High School alumni are invited to a special stag event on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 1pm to "Roast the Brothers".  Featuring Central alumnus Bill Hillgrove '58 as the Master of Ceremony, tickets are $50.00.  Proceeds benefit the Central Catholic Scholarship Endowment Fund.  For tickets and further details, call (412)208-4315, or email scarlino@centralcatholichs.com.



A reminder that we never solicit personal or financial information via the phone or email.  In recent weeks scam artists are approaching Catholic parishioners in our parishes and claiming they are "calling for Fr. Jack" or "Fr. Asked me to call you". Please pay no attention to such calls or emails. Thank you.  Fr. Ken



The next Aquinas Guild meeting will be Weds, April 14, at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall.  Dr. Daniel Pl Scheid, a professor of theology at Duquesne University, will present a program about St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of our parish guild.  Please plan to join us.


Religious education will celebrate the end of thecatechetical year on Tuesday, April 20th  at 6:15. All students and their families should plan on attending this inspiring and uplifting celebration with former Univ. of Buffalo quarterback Fr. Joe Freedy!  (This will be a make up for our missed days due to bad weather).



April 23-25, 2010 at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Moon Township, PA. For more information or to register, contact Jay and Judy at (412) 635-7775 or wwmepittsburgh @gmail.com or check us out on the web at wwme-pittsburgh.org.



Save the Date, Sunday, April 18th.  The Annual Appreciation Brunch held to honor our parish volunteers and staff is scheduled for Sunday, April 18th at 12:30 at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  Invitations were mailed this week,  if you did not receive an invitation and you are currently serving as a parish volunteer high school age or older, call Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863 for an invitation.





             Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) is now accepting registration for PreK-8th grades for the '10-11 school year. New this year, we are offering PreK(4yrs) M-F or five mornings with an option of three mornings per week. We are located at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall, PA. Please call for further information or to arrange a tour 412.781.7927.www.cdtcatholicacadamy.org. Faith in Education!



I once knew a parishioner who always answered "the same old – the same old" to the question "How are you?"  This answer of his reflected his dismal view of life and his feeling that his future was not looking great.  I'm sure that if I asked him how his Easter was, he would respond "the same old – the same old!!"  The real issue for us in this Easter of 2010 is not just the "historical fact" that the man Jesus was killed on a cross, was buried and now is raised up, but the real issue is:  Are we still in the dark pit or are we now living a "resurrected life?"  Today's feast of the Resurrection of Jesus is not just about our future with the Lord Jesus, but also it is about the NOW.

The challenge that faces us is whether we hear the voice of God's Spirit calling us to "rise up" from our entombment and to trust more fully, to hope more intently and to love more tenderly.  It is so easy to celebrate Easter as just another "holiday", rather than a celebration of new hope and new beginnings.  As we heard in the Lenten readings:  "Behold, I am doing something new!"  Easter is the choice to strip off the "old self" and to "put on Christ".  Letting go of our old self means to be an agent of resurrection to those around us- to be "angels of light" rather than to hold on to old hurts, anger and cynicism.

So if someone asks you:  "How are things going?"  You can respond: "The same old – the same old!"  Or you can say: "I am so blessed and loved by God!"



The committee will meet on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome!


Everyone is invited to a day of information and inspiration as People Concerned For The Unborn Child presents its annual Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Pittsburgh Oratory in Oakland. Great speakers, Mass and pro-life fellowship are on the agenda. Call 412.531.7525 or email kbweaver26@pcuc.org to make a reservation.  A $10 fee includes lunch.



Youth Mass sat. April 10th at 5;00 pm.  Join us after mass for hotdogs & volleyball.



Saturday, Easter Vigil,  April 3

8:30 pm          Chester Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 4

7:30 am          Parishioners of St. Scholastica

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am          Gino Marsico (Rita Marsico & Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am         Joe & Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, Monday in the Octave of Easter, April 5

8:30 am Rosanne Asturi (Frank & Ann)


Tuesday, Tuesday in the Octave of Easter, April 6

 8:30 am Margaret Garvey & son, Peter J. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)


Wednesday, Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, April 7

8:30 am William Henderson (Wife & Children)


Thursday, Thursday in the Octave of Easter, April 8

8:30 am Birthday, Katherine Arturo (Family)


Friday, Friday in the Octave of Easter, April 9

8:30 am Mary Smith  (Mary Catherine Scanlon & Family)


Saturday, Saturday in the Octave of Easter, April 10

9:00 am…….………….Mary Smith (St. Monica Society)


Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, 

April 11   

5:00 pm William A. Cameron (wife, Betty)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter, April 11

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Emma & Edna Kent (Welsh Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Mary Noelle Duvall (Scanlon 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 COMMUNION is available for those who are sick or confined to their homes. Please call Fr. Ken 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

Coordinator of pastoral care to Catholic Patients at St. Margaret 



Mrs. Chrissy Morton 24

Staff Accountant



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.