April 18, 2010




           When you compare the apostles before and after Jesus' death, you can see that not only did something special happen to Jesus at his resurrection, but a wonderful change took place in the apostles as well.  Up until the death of Jesus, the apostles did not come off very well.  When the chips were down, they ran.

But after the Lord has risen and appeared to them, we get a very different picture.  In the Acts of the Apostles Luke gives us the most detailed description of what went on after the Holy Spirit descended upon this little community praying in the upper room.

The most obvious gift was courage, a word that has the same root as "heart".  They were given a new heart.  The Holy Spirit breathed new life into them and gave them a heart passionately in love with Christ, on fire to preach the gospel.  And so they went to the heart of their city, the temple, and there they preached and taught about Jesus, witnessing to him as the Messiah, the Holy and Righteous One, the Author of Life.





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

April 18, 2010



SUNDAY April 11, 2010 OFFERINGS:




             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.



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.



Mark your calendar for Saturday May 1 after youth mass it is Ladies Night!  We will have a potluck dinner followed by a dynamic speaker on modesty.  After the talk we will have a lesson in Women's self defense by the Women of Ryer Martial Arts Academy.  All MS & HS girls and their mothers are welcome.



Senior Recognition will be at the June 5th Youth Mass.  After mass we will have a picnic dinner with live music on the lawn.  Seniors are asked to rsvp to JamieDillon@comcast.net by May 15th.




A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, May 3, at 7:30 in the parish office.  The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. If you plan to attend the session on the 3rd, please let Andy Bechman know (see the staff contact information in this bulletin).  Baptisms are normally celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the parish secretary at least two weeks before your desired date.



              Next week we welcome Kate Fletcher who founded Hekima Place in Kenya.  About six years ago Kate started this boarding school that provides a beacon of hope for girls (now about 60) who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.  Hekima's mission is to provide a stable home environment and support for the education of these girls.  Kate will be speaking at all the Masses next weekend and a second collection will be taken up to support these girls that they may have a bright future.  Thank you in advance for your support.  Fr. Ken




We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses this weekend, April 17th and April 18th.  A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Community Market and Panera. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.




Religious Education End of the Year Celebration. On Tuesday April 20th at 6:15pm we will welcome Fr. Joe Freedy.  This evening for all students to make up dates missed due to weather.  Fr. Joe was formerly the quarterback for the Univ. of Buffalo.  He is an engaging speaker.




Our 4th ANNUAL 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will be Saturday, April 24 at 10 am at Hartwood Acres.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  All proceeds benefit our Appalachia Mission Trip.  Email Jamiedillon @ comcast.net.  Strollers and pets welcome.




Annual Golf Outing to Benefit CDTCA.  For 16 years golfers have gathered for a great time and a great cause – our Parish School. This years' outing is set for Monday, May 24th at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Golfers and sponsors are needed. For more info call Kelly DiNatale at (412) 779-5328 or Paul Giuffre (412) 963-6238 or email CDTCAgolf@gmail.com




Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter,  April 17

5:00 pm          Raymond Smith (Family)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter, April 18

7:30 am          Msgr. Donald W. Kraus (Virginia & Jan)

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am          Mary Smith (Aquinas Guild)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am         Anna Corona (The Farrell Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Monday, Easter weekday, April 19

8:30 am Janet V. Rosati (Bob & Gloria Rosati)


Tuesday, Easter weekday, April 20

8:30 am Hattie Komorowski (Family)


Wednesday, Easter weekday, April 21

8:30 am Edward Chorle (Chorle Family)


Thursday, Easter weekday, April 22 

8:30 am Dorothy O'Brien (Scanlon Family)


Friday, Easter weekday, April 23

8:30 am Andrea Certo (Family)


Saturday, Easter weekday, April 24

9:00 am…….…………………….….Roy Childs (Family)


Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter,  April 24

5:00 pm Domenic Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

      Presider: Fr. Robert Duch


Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25

7:30 am Helen & Donald Vincent (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher & Family)

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

       Presider: Fr. Kenneth WhitE

11:00 am Robert Borchers (Daughter, Bobbye Flecker)

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

 1:00 pm Confirmation Mass

       Presider: Bishop William Winter




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.