July 4, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

It is not often that we are invited to think of God as mother. Two occasions can be found in the book of the prophet Isaiah. First, we hear God speaking the beautiful words: "Can a mother forget her infant,/be without tenderness for the child of her womb?/Even should she forget, /I will never forget you" (Isaiah 49:15).

Then, today we hear words of comfort addressed to the exiles in Babylon, calling them to rejoice with Jerusalem, to exult with her. God will make a new Jerusalem and all her children will be nursed at her breasts. Then suddenly the image shifts from Jerusalem as mother and the peoples as nurslings to God as mother: "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you" (66:13).

Jesus sends out the seventy-two disciples to bring comfort by proclaiming that "The kingdom of God is at hand for you" (Luke10:9). The first words of the disciples when they enter a house are to be "Peace to this household" (10:5). The God who comforts wishes to dwell with us in peace.

In concluding his fiery letter to the Galatians, Paul wishes peace and mercy to all who follow him in boasting in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ's dying on the cross a new creation is coming into being.

We are always free to reject this peace, to refuse God's comfort, to avoid entering into the dying and rising of Christ. Yet Eucharist offers us the opportunity to open our hearts once again to God doing new things in and through us.

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

July 4, 2010

SUNDAY June 27, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$8,182.25

ALTER FLOWERS:

This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of Sarah M. Sunseri donated by her family and friends.

CDCTA

Please consider the attributes of a Catholic Education. Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is still accepting students for the '10-11 school year for PreK-7th. Please call us at 412. 781.7927 for more information or to tour the school. Come hear about the benefits of a Catholic Education. Financial aid is available to qualified families.

YOUNG ADULTS

We are starting a Theology on Tap gathering for young adults over the age of 21. Our first meeting will be Wednesday July 14th at Freeport Pizza in the Fox Chapel Plaza. Spread the word and join us for an evening of fellowship, food and discussion.

BLOOD DRIVE

Mark your calendars! The bi-annual blood drive is Sunday, July 25, 8 am to 1 pm in the Pastoral Center. If you know someone who has cancer, been in accident, had surgery or has been burned, then you know someone who has had a need for blood. Blood is the gift of life. Please give your blood and help a member of our community who really needs it. Call JoAnn Liebert at 412.767.4248 to schedule your life saving appointment.

ST. VICTOR PARISH FESTIVAL

Saint Victor Parish in Bairdford (ten minutes off of Rt. 8 and Rt. 910) invites their neighboring parishes to their Annual Parish Festival on Saturday, July 10 from 5:00 p.m. until Zambelli Fireworks at 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 11 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (which will feature a Car Show on that day.) A Ginormous Flea Market will begin on Friday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. (no early birds) until 8:00 p.m. with raffles and a food booth open to tame your munchies. The flea market will also run throughout the entire festival. We have many game booths for skill and luck, a kid's world tent, a wide variety of food items in our food tent, a bake sale and raffles such as Jamee's Lucky Dog Lottery (over 100 instant lottery tickets on a single board), Big Money Raffle (chance to win over $4000 on a single ticket) and beautiful themed baskets to be raffled. We have instant bingo and 50/50 bingo and a D.J. for entertainment. Please come on over and enjoy the fun in Bairdford. We'll be waiting to meet you!

EWTN FAMILY CELEBRATION

Make plans now to attend the EWTN Family Celebration in Mother Angelica's hometown! Free admission includes talks by Raymond Arroyo, Marcus Grodi, Dr. Ray Guarendi and Mother Assumpta Long. Children will have the opportunity to meet Brother Leo and Rob Wahl "The Roamin' Catholic" with sidekick "Pete" the penguin. A Catholic family event all ages will enjoy! For more information www.ewtn.com or call (205) 271-2989.

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This year's celebration will begin with mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Bishop Zubik will be the celebrant. A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral. If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2010, and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than August 8, 2010.

WHAT IF I DISAGREE?

Now—more than at any time in its history—the Church addresses believers with a variety of teachings. The Catechism of the Catholic Church alone presents 2865 numbered paragraphs of teaching in almost 700 pages! This is just one of several official catechisms, and there are many other forms Church teaching takes—from homilies to bishops' articles in diocesan newspapers to papal encyclicals and documents of Church councils. But what if I disagree with one or several of the teachings I encounter in these sources? Join us on Wednesday evening, July 14, from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Pastoral Center to address this question. We will discuss the place of Church teachings in the Christian life, the kinds of teaching and the responses they call for, and the role of conscience. This is a special session of our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) that is open to the whole parish.

HOPE FOR HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING

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

CONGRATULATIONS

To the following parishioners who have attained honor roll status at Aquinas Academy. These middle and high school students include: Marile Schraut with Highest Honors, Caroline Henry with High Honors and Clare Mortenson with Honors.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 3

2:30 pm Wedding, Courtney Santelli & Chad Killian

5:00 pm John & Ellen Horan (Mary Larkin)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4

7:30 am Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. Air Force (Col. Walter C. Vitunac)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Samuel Pace (Angela Kamin)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, July 5

9:00 am Daniel Fleming (Family)

Tuesday, weekday, July 6

8:30 am Leona Marzec (Longhini Family)

Wednesday, weekday, July 7

8:30 am Frank Skowron (Family)

Thursday, weekday, July 8

8:30 am SCRIPTURE SERVICE

Friday, weekday, July 9

8:30 am Anniv., Irene Kurkiewicz (Kurkiewicz Children)

Saturday, St. Thomas, apostle, July 10

9:00 am Mr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Vey (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 10

2:30 pm Wedding, Michelle Choo & William Loeffler

5:00 pm Senator James Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 11

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Victoria Mae Zahn (Brad & Lisanne Smith)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Alfonso LoPardo (Costa Family)

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

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

June 27, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Today Jesus is teaching his disciples what it means to follow him. For one thing it means renouncing the way of violence, that is, of responding to the violence of others by our own form of violence, whether in word or deed. The hatred between Jews and Samaritans shows itself here in the Samaritans' refusal to let Jesus and his disciples pass through their town on their way to Jerusalem. When James and John want to call down fire on them, Jesus rebukes them.

Following Jesus on the way does not allow for repaying contempt or unkindness in kind, much less with escalated violence. Jesus goes on to teach what it means to be his disciple: being willing to put the kingdom of God above everything else—possessions, family, even one's security. It means putting the kingdom of God first.

As a further example, in today's first reading we see Elisha responding to the call to be a prophet when Elijah throws his cloak over him. Not only does Elisha burn his bridges behind him, he burns his plow and slaughters twelve oxen. One wonders how his family felt about this.

Jesus asks much but gives even more in response to our generosity. "For freedom Christ set us free," Paul writes to the Galatians, "so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1). Following Christ gives us freedom from being enslaved by our anger, our desire for vengeance, our being held captive to anything other than Christ. In him is our freedom; in him, the life of the Spirit.

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

June 27, 2010

SUNDAY June 20, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$8,173.25

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION

This weekend, June 26-27, the ANNUAL PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION will be taken. This annual collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, disease and natural disasters. This annual collection is a powerful way for Catholics around the world to shed the light of Christ on those who are most in need. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

The baptism preparation session that was originally scheduled for August 9 has been rescheduled for Monday, August 2. 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.

CDCTA

Please consider the attributes of a Catholic Education... Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is still accepting students for the '10-11 school year for PreK-7th. Please call us at 412.781.7927 for more information or to tour the school. Come hear about the benefits of a Catholic Education. Financial aid is available to qualified families.

CAMP HELPING HAND

Camp Helping Hand runs from July 19-21 from 9-2. This service camp targets middle school youth. We will work with Habitat for Humanity. It is a great way for your child to reach out into the community while learning about a super organization. RSVP by July 10 jamiedillon@ comcast.net.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Our parish elementary religious education program is looking to reach out to students with developmental disorders that would make learning via "traditional" methods very difficult. If you are interested please contact jamiedillon@comcast.net. We hope to initialize this program in the fall but will need input from families.

YOUNG ADULTS

We are starting a Theology on Tap gathering for young adults over the age of 21. Our first meeting will be Wednesday July 14th at Freeport Pizza in the Fox Chapel Plaza. Spread the word and join us for an evening of fellowship, food and discussion.

AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENERS

This past week we have installed door openers for the double doors at the front right doors of the church. This is a great leap forward especially for those who are in wheel chairs, use walkers or anyone with a disability. These doors open gradually and will remain fully open for about 7 seconds- the timing can be adjusted if necessary. If you do not have need for doors to open automatically, we ask you to continue to open the doors by pulling or pushing the doors. This will save "wear and tear" on the openers.

BOOK RECOMMENDATION

THE JESUIT GUIDE TO (ALMOST) EVERYTHING – A Spirituality for Real Life, by James Martin, S.J. (HarperOne. 432p $26>99) Fr. Martin's most popular work was the best-selling memoir, MY LIFE WITH THE SAINTS, is now translated into several languages. Janice Farnham reviewed this book in America magazine and wrote: ". . . The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything has been hailed for its accessibility, humor, relevance and authenticity. He does not intend it to be an exhaustive or scholarly presentation of 'all things Jesuit.' Rather, he hopes it can serve both devout believer and doubtful seeker alike as a descriptive introduction to ways of proceeding that have come to be identified as Ignatian spirituality."

SUMMER BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

Summer Boys Basketball Camp at Fox Chapel H.S; March Madness always begins in June and July at the Top Camp in the Allegheny Valley. At our camp we focus on the FUNdamentals of the game while learning sportsmanship and improving basic skills. Pre K to 3rd Grade 9-10:30 am, 4th -9th 11:30 -2pm. First session begins June 28 – July 1 Second Session July 12-15. Contact Coach Zach Skrinjar at 412-519-5957 or zachskrinjar @yahoo.com

THANK YOU

Special thanks to all of the adults and teens who helped with FAITH ROCKS Vacation Bible School. This was our biggest year ever!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Brian and Nina Hotkowski on the baptism of their son, Samuel this Sunday and to Matthew and Leslie Paat on the baptism of their son, Elliott, this Sunday. We celebrate the lives of these two wonderful boys and welcome them into our community.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 26

2:30 pm Wedding, Lauren Kowalski & Sean Vaksman

5:00 pm Walter & Dolores Stypula (Mr.& Mrs. Ronald Stypula)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 27

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Ann & Frank Slavish (Slavish Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Anniv.,Thomas Quinlan (Bob McGuiness Family)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, St. Irenaeus, bishop & martyr, June 28

8:30 am Pauline Egan (St. Monica Society)

Tuesday, St. Peter & St. Paul, apostles, June 29

8:30 am Richard Rigatti (Wife)

Wednesday, weekday, June 30

8:30 am Robert Young (Kathleen Welsh)

Thursday, weekday, July 1

8:30 am Mary C & Frank Larkin Sr. (Mary Larkin)

Friday, weekday, July 2

8:30 am Birthday, Erminia Costanzo (Maria & Gaetano)

Saturday, St. Thomas, apostle, July 3

9:00 am Anniv., Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 3

2:30 pm Wedding, Courtney Santelli & Chad Killian

5:00 pm John & Ellen Horan (Mary Larkin)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4

7:30 am Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. Air Force (Col. Walter C. Vitunac)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Samuel Pace (Angela Kamin)

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.

June 20, 2010

SUNDAY June 13, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$10,540.25

ALTAR FLOWERS:

This weekends' altar flowers were donated by Dan and Eileen Gallagher in memory of family members from the Flynn and Gallagher families.

RCIA PROFILE

Heather Underwood was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived in the Pittsburgh area for twelve years. She earned two degrees from Pitt, and now works as a public servant. Heather loves to travel, and has been to St. Peter's and to Egypt. She is a Penguins season-ticket holder, and enjoys sailing and kayaking. She is also a Docent at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Heather has a younger sister and brother, and is devoted to her nieces and nephews, who live in Ohio.

Heather was baptized Catholic, but received no additional religious training. She says that she had been considering joining the Catholic Church for some time when "I came across St. Scho's one day and attended on a whim. I kept coming." She credits participation in the RCIA with helping her to "think about more than myself, and to open myself to God and the wider community."

Heather says she "always looked forward to Wednesday night and our sessions." Leslie Forney accompanied Heather through much of the process as her sponsor. Heather notes that "I have learned so much in the RCIA. I really enjoy what I am doing." The highlight of the experience for her has been "meeting such wonderful people," and she is particularly grateful for the "support and friendship many in the parish have given me." She advises anyone considering the RCIA to "do it!" and she has encouraged her siblings to look into the possibility.

The team is grateful for Heather's faithful and fruitful participation in the process. She has always brought herself in a really open way to our meetings and rituals, ready to share her thoughts and experience and to walk with others on the path of discipleship. We congratulate Heather on her reception of Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil, and we look forward to her continuing presence in our community!

GIFT CERTIFICATES

We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses this weekend, June 19th and June 20th. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Joshua and Erin Nanci on the baptism of their son, Eli West and to Mario and Andrea Rini on the baptism of their son, Tyler, on June 13th. Also on this Father's Day we congratulate David and Beth whose daughter, Ava, is being baptized at this Sunday's 9:00am mass.

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION

Next weekend, June 26-27, the ANNUAL PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION will be taken. This annual collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, disease and natural disasters. This annual collection is a powerful way for Catholics around the world to shed the light of Christ on those who are most in need. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow.

MISSION TRIP

Our Mission trip to Appalachia begins June 27th. We appreciate your support! Please keep us in your prayers.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Elementary Religious Education is initiating support for children with developmental disorders that make standard classroom experience in religious education difficult. We hope to include support for parents as well. If you are interested please contact jamiedillon@comcast.net or 412 781 0186 x20. Your input is integral to this effort.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 19

2:30 pm Wedding, Cori Brown & Nathan Lukasik

5:00 pm Elizabeth Greb (James & Karyn Lynch)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 20

7:30 am Daniel S. Gombos (Dan & Theresa Gombos)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am William Henderson (Ken & Kay Macek)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 21

8:30 am Mr. & Mrs. James A. Cush (Dan Cush)

Tuesday, weekday, June 22

8:30 am Renee Wagner (Renee Arturo)

& Katherine Arturo (Family)

Wednesday, weekday, June 23

8:30 am Johanna Kleiner (Renee Arturo)

Thursday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24

8:30 am Anniv., Clementine Tambura (Evelyn Conflenti)

Friday, weekday, June 25

8:30 am William Ladley (Marjorie Ladley)

Saturday, weekday June 26

9:00 am Msgr. Donald W. Kraus (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Werries & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 26

2:30 pm Wedding, Lauren Kowalski & Sean Vaksman

5:00 pm Walter & Dolores Stypula (Mr.& Mrs. Ronald Stypula)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 27

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Ann & Frank Slavish (Slavish Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Thomas Quinlan (Bob McGuiness Family)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

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.