May 30, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Call to mind—or "Google", if you have access to the Internet—the famous ceiling painting of creation by Michelangelo in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. God the Creator's right hand is extended to touch the fingers of the first human creature, Adam. Often forgotten or overlooked are the other figures there. Besides a dozen infant angels, you can find a beautiful woman in the crook of the Creator's left arm. That is Wisdom, who speaks to us in our first reading today.

Proverbs tells us that at the dawn of creation, when all was being marked out, made firm, and fixed fast, Wisdom was in on the act. When the Creator set the limits of the sea and the borders of the sky and the foundation of the firmament, she was there, beside God as God's craftsperson, delighting God, playing before God all the while, playing on the surface of the earth (see Proverbs 8:30-31). Then those wonderful words: "and I found delight in the human race" (8:31).

The Creator loved the world and all of creation from the beginning, so much that in the fullness of time God's only Son was sent by God to redeem us, and then the Holy Spirit was sent to swell within us. Into the life of this Trinity we were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Today's feast calls us to joy because our living God continues to lead us to the truth of who God is, and to pour the love that is the very life of the Trinity into our own hearts, enabling us to love as God loves.

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

May 30, 2010

SUNDAY May 23, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$9,169.00

ALTER FLOWERS:

This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of Paula & Jeanne Bernard from their family .

ST. MONICA

The St. Monica Society will meet for Brunch on Saturday, June 5th, at 10am in the Pastoral Center.

GENESIS

Thank you to all who donated to the Mothers Day collection for Genesis. We sent Genesis $1,115.53. This will go a long way to helping young pregnant women get the support they need to care for their newborns. We are very grateful for your generosity.

COME AND SEE

Do you want to look into the possibility of living as a Catholic? Plan to attend an information session this Wednesday evening, June 2 at 7:30 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. You will learn a little about Catholicism and about the process the Church uses to help people discern whether they want to become Catholics. You can also raise any questions you have in a friendly, open environment. Attending this meeting imposes no further obligation or commitment. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you know in advance that you would like to attend, please inform Andy Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by e-mail: abechman@verizon.net.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 78 from St. Scholastica/CDTCA for earning their Parvuli Dei religious emblem award. Richard Conroy, Zachary Goreczny, David Herr, John Saunders, Nathan VanDemark, and Max Wolfendale received their medals at a ceremony at mass last weekend. Upcoming Scout activities include Day Camp at Camp Guyasuta and several overnight camping trips, one of which will include a concert by Smash Mouth. For information about our parish Scouting program, email anthonyjgoreczny-scouts@yahoo.com.

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.

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED LAST WEEK:

Frances "Bibbi" Gilmore and Rudolph Dias. May the Lord raise them up and give comfort to their families.

CARLOW UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF SPIRIT

The Carlow University Women of Spirit® Institute presents 3 Summer Workshops for high school girls who have completed 8th-12th grades as of June 2010. All workshops run 8:30 am-4:00 p.m. Include breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, journal and all transportation to off-campus sites. Cost: $225.00 Register online at www.carlow.edu/summerworkshops Co-sponsored by UPMC. For additional information please contact Laurie Petty- P: 412.578.8851 F: 412.578.2080 Email: ljpetty@carlow.edu Space is limited. Need-based financial aid is available.

DIOCESAN SAFE ENVIRONMENT GUIDELINES

This is a reminder that the Diocese of Pittsburgh requires all volunteer ministers who have any contact with children (including, but not limited to, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and choir members) to fulfill Safe Environment requirements. This includes 1) an application on the online diocesan database; 2) a PA Dept. of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance certificate; 3) a signed copy of the Code of Pastoral Conduct; and 4) attendance at a Protecting God's Children workshop. In the near future, volunteer ministers will receive information detailing their status with the guidelines. For your convenience, we will hold Protecting God's Children workshops at the parish in the next month. If you'd prefer another option, St. Edward's in Blawnox is hosting a PGC session on Saturday, May 22 at 9am. Please call 412-828-4066 to register. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mary Swindal, parish Safe Environment Coordinator, at 412-781-0186 or mswindal@saintscholastica.com.

SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT

Saturday, June 5th at the 5:00 mass followed by a picnic with live music on the lawn. If you are planning to attend please email: jamiedillon@ comcast.net.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Most Holy Trinity, May 29

2:30 pm Wedding, Alessandra Certo & Nathan Browne

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

5:00 pm …………….Edward A. Vitunac P.E. Airforce (Cpt. Frances V. Vitunac, Air Patrol wife)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Most Holy Trinity, May 30

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Don Kennedy Jr. (Gregory Madzelonka & Kathy Kennedy)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am 25th Wedding Anniversary,Tony & Kathy Goreczny

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31

9:00 am Deceased Members of the Military (Parish)

Tuesday, St. Justin, martyr, June 1

8:30 am Dorothy Madzelonka (Gregory Madzelonka & Kathy Kennedy)

Wednesday, weekday, June 2

8:30 am Birthday, Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)

Thursday, St. Charles Lwanga, martyr, June 3

8:30 am Rosanne Asturi (Frank & Ann)

Friday, weekday, June 4

8:30 am Annivesary, Daniel S. Gombus (Dan & Theresa Gombos)

Saturday, weekday, June 5

9:00 am John A. Esposito (Rita & Susan Sorbo)

Saturday, Vigil of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 5

1:30 pm Wedding, Rebecca Kijanka & Matthew Welch

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

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 6

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Manley Family (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Daniel Kelhofer (Irene Kelhofer)

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 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.

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 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

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

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