June 6, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

I came across a little book not too long ago that offered a selection of "B and Bs" ("Bed and Breakfast" residences) where travelers could stay in a certain state. The promise of a good "B and B" is a clean place, a good night's sleep, and a good meal to begin the day. In short, rest and sustenance.

Is it too irreverent to propose that today's feast is a reminder that we believers have available the "B and B" of all "B and Bs" in the Eucharist? This sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ offers an ongoing opportunity for rest and sustenance with the Lord.

Today's scriptures all deal with offering sustenance, beginning with Melchizedek presenting Abraham a little bread and wine along with a blessing. Then there is Paul reminding the fractious Corinthians how eating the bread and wine sustains them as they proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. Finally, Jesus provides rest sustenance for his disciples, along with five thousand others who show up.

My late stepfather worked off a truck, checking gas meters and doing repairs for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. He used to stop in church and have his lunch there. He said it provided him a chance to talk to the Lord and rest for a few moments in the Lord's presence. It sustained him over the years. Again, rest and sustenance.

God's ongoing hospitality in the Eucharist has continued over generations to offer rest and sustenance. What could be better than having the Lord coming to dwell within us, giving us the nourishment necessary to sustain us on our journey?

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

June 6, 2010

SUNDAY May 30, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$7,697.00

Did you know…

It takes about $12,783.00 per week to meet our parish needs?

CATHOLIC RITUAL & WORSHIP

Location: St. Mary of the Assumption Marian Hall (Basement – Handicapped accessible) 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116(New option during this class: "Power Zone" sports, games, bible search, fun program for Children and youth, Ages 5 through teens in air conditioned gym. For details call 412-486-5521.

WALK FOR MOMS AND BABIES!

Birthright of Pittsburgh Annual Walk-A-Thon! Schenley Park Oval Track. Sat., June 12, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Call: 412-621-1988 & register now! Free refreshments, snacks, basket raffles & prizes!

HOPE FOR HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING

The committee will meet on Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, June 14, 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, 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. The next baptismal preparation session will be on Monday, August 9.

SPECIAL MASS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

This coming Saturday (June 12th) we welcome Fr.Walt Rydzon and Deacon Robert Barth who will preside at a Mass for those with disabilities. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the gifts and talents of those with disabilities, and also to acknowledge their ministries and contributions to parish life. All are welcome to participate. Fr. Ken

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.

TRIDUUM FOR ST. ANTHONY

The Triduum in honor of St. Anthony will take place on June 10, 11 and 12 with Mass and Novena at both 8:30am and 7:30pm on June 10th and 11th. Mass and Novena will be offered at 11:00am on June 12. Blessed St. Anthony bread will be available during the Triduum. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 12 in Most Holy Name School Hall at the conclusion of the Triduum at approximately noon. Cost for the luncheon will be $15.00 per person and reservations are needed. Tickets can be reserved by calling Most Holy Name Rectory at 412-231-2994, ext. 0. Bountiful Foods will be catering the luncheon. A door prize will be raffled at the luncheon and these tickets can be purchased on June 12.

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.

MASS INTENTIONS:

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

Monday, weekday, June 7

8:30 am Angie Obringer (Family)

Tuesday, weekday, June 8

8:30 am Living & Deceased Members of The Ziegler Family

Wednesday, weekday, June 9

8:30 am Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Thursday, weekday, martyr, June 10

8:30 am Scripture Service

Friday, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 11

8:30 am Louis Certo (Family)

Saturday, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, June 12

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

Saturday, Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 12

5:00 pm Violet Mueller (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Walt Rydzon

Sunday, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 13

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am William Henderson (Wife & Children)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Pauline Egan (Miriam Noll)

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.