April 25, 2010




           Our first reading ends with Paul and Barnabas shaking the dust from their feet, after the Jewish leaders drive them out of the town of Antioch.  It would be easy to conclude that Paul and Barnabas were writing off the Jews and simply going over to the Gentiles.  We can forget that both these leaders were Jews and did not cease to love their people.  Paul continued to go first to the synagogues and preach to them about Jesus.

Years later in his Letter to the Romans, Paul wrote about his love for his people and acknowledged "great sorrow and constant anguish in my heart.  For I could wish that I myself were accursed and separated from Christ for the sake of my [own people], my kin according to the flesh.  They are Israelites; theirs the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; theirs the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, is the Messiah" (9:2-5).

We see how Paul modeled his life on Jesus Christ, who loved his own until the end, whose union with the Father moved him to see himself as the Good Shepherd, sent first to the house of Israel.  We are called to recognize the Jewish people as the people of the first covenant, the people from whom the Messiah came.  There can be no excuse for any kind of prejudice or disrespect between Christians and Jews, Christians and Muslims, Christians and any religious group that seeks God in integrity and sincerity of heart.



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

April 25, 2010



SUNDAY April 18, 2010 OFFERINGS:




             The Aquinas Guild announces a change of focus for our 70th Anniversary Luncheon on Wednesday, May 5th.  Because of medical issues, Bishop David A. Zubik, D.D., will not be able to attend.  Instead, our pastor Father Kenneth White, Andrew Bechman, and Bernadine Bonessa will present a brief retrospective of our parish roots and a glimpse into what the future holds for us.  The luncheon is being held at noon at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland; parking is available on site.  Reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 28th.  Mail your check for $25 per person (payable to the Aquinas Guild) to:  Karyn Lynch, 127 Pheasant Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.  Please list entrée choice (Chicken Marsala or Almond Crusted Tilapia) for each guest.  No reservations accepted by phone.  For questions, please call 412-963-9399.



Our Appalachia crew would like to thank everyone who supported our RED ENVELOPE fundraiser.  Through your support we collected $9,100!  Although we fell short of our $10,000 goal, we are very pleased with this result.  Thank you!!!



Saturday May 1 is "Ladies Night" after Youth Mass at 5 pm.  First we will host a potluck dinner.  Then we have Holly Joy Penzestadler speaking about modesty.  After that we have the ladies of the Ryer Martial Arts Academy teaching women's self defense.  This evening is geared toward all Middle School and High school young ladies and adults.  Guys, don't feel left out!  You will be our servers and self defense "assistants".



Saturday, May 1st. 8:45-2:00.  Middle School and High School Youth and Adults.  RSVP by Thursday.



Registration for the 2011 academic year will take place on the weekend of May 15th and 16th.  Forms are available on the parish website.



             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



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.



 Mary (Patsy) Monteverde, William Jacob, Jr., Frances (Frankie) Maher and Joshua Akanowicz.



 Filamena LeDonne, Joshua Boreland,  Leo Ivory and Annika Kubiska.



 This 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 this 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




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


Monday, Easter weekday, April 26

8:30 am John Kaufman (Chuck & Rita Rehak)


Tuesday, Easter weekday, April 27

8:30 am Noonan Family (Majorie Ladley)


Wednesday, Easter weekday, April 28

8:30 am Dr. Lawrence X. Sullivan (Michelle Michanowicz & Thompson Family)


Thursday, St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church, April 29

8:30 am Joseph Styslinger (Styslinger Family)


Friday, Easter weekday, April 30

8:30 am Helen K. Gallagher  (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)


Saturday, Easter weekday, May 1

9:00 am Msgr. Donald W. Kraus (St. Monica Society)


Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 1

5:00 pm Mary Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2

7:30 am Fr. Ignatius A. Koller (Virginia & Jan)

       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Rev. Joseph Duchene (Welsh Family)

       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

       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.