August 29, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Jesus is not just taking a turn as Emily Post in today's Gospel. At first sight, this Gospel can simply seem to be a case of calling people to be more respectful of others of higher station. To the guests he says: Don't rush for the best places near the host, the seats of honor. You might end up embarrassed if someone else has a better claim to that seat. So be humble, take a lesser place and let the host bring you higher. Such advice can really sound like a call to a more calculating kind of self-interest.

In a similar vein, he says to the host: Don't just invite the same old crowd all the time-your family, your friends, the ones who can either do something for you or who will invite you back in return. Instead, Jesus says, invite those who do not belong at any "respectable" Sabbath dinner-the ones who are outsiders, those considered beyond the bounds of society because of their physical, social or religious impediments.

What is all this about? It is about being children of the kingdom of God, about being humble before the table of the Lord and about inviting the needy to that table, just as God did when God began to form a people out of a lowly group of slaves in Egypt. This people God called to be the chosen people. So be generous now as God has been generous with you. "Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,/and you will find favor with God" (Sirach 3:18).

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

August 29, 2010

SUNDAY August 22, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$10,823.25.

HOPE FOR HAITI

The Hope for Haiti Committee is hosting a fundraiser at the Walnut Grove Restaurant from September 1st -19th whereby we will receive 10% of the check amount (less taxes and tip) on all lunches and dinners. In order for the Hope for Haiti Committee to receive these funds, customers just have to mention to their server that they are supporting the St. Scholastica Hope for Haiti fundraiser.

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. Also, volunteers are needed for assembling and mailing the newsletter.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Kevin and Ashley Knaus on the baptism of their daughter, Juliet Elizabeth and Kevin and Helen Erdner on the baptism of their son, Graham John.

We extend our sympathy and prayers to the families of Terrence Paulick and Stephen Novick whose funerals we celebrated this past week. Also, keep in your prayers Ruth Scholl whose sister is our parish secretary, Pat Wolfson. Ruth's funeral was this past Friday at Holy Spirit in Millvale.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT

Lunch, Fashions, Auctions, Bake Sale! Please mark your calendar for a special Autumn Song luncheon on Sat, Oct 16 at the Pgh Field Club. This annual Aquinas Guild event supports the church, the community, and CDTCA. If you have a donation for the auctions or baskets, please contact Boo Benckart at 412-968-0828 or Sue Goodwin at 412-967-0791.

CATHOLIC ALUMNI CLUB

Single, 21 and over (or know someone who is), looking for a new way to meet people, make friends, and share good times with others? Check out the Catholic Alumni Club. The group offers parties, picnics, hiking, volleyball, tennis softball, dinners, trips, scripture study, community service, bowling, cultural and many other great events. For more information, visit our website: www.cacpittsburgh.org or call 412-341-4070.

YOUTH MASS

Youth Mass is Saturday September 4 at 5:00pm. Any student wishing to sing or play an instrument should attend rehearsal at 3:30pm.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education begins Sunday, September 19 at 10:15am or Tuesday September 21 at 6:15pm. Please register if you have not already done so. All students should report to the cafeteria with their parents on their given day. We are starting the year with an open house! We are looking forward to seeing everyone! Small group selections for Religious Ed will be available after all masses the weekend of Sept 11th/12th in the pastoral center. Home study families can pick up their materials in the pastoral center after all masses the weekend of Sept 11th/12th.

ISRAEL'S STORY

Most Sundays in church we hear a reading from the Old Testament. It might be a story about King David or an oracle from one of the prophets. But how do these stories and sayings fit into a wider picture? Join us for a continuing Bible study, "Israel's Story." This fall, we will survey the story line of the Old Testament from the time of the kings of Judah after Solomon to the exile in Babylon. Along the way, we will consider the messages of prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. In the end, you will not only be able to place each Sunday Old Testament reading in its context, but you will be enriched by the vivid and challenging story of Israel's encounter with God. We are offering the study in two tracks: Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for more information, including how to register. Newcomers to the study are welcome!

SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY

The pain and suffering of a separation or divorce can be devastating and the effects can last a long time. We are here for those who are in great need of our support. This ministry has been realized at Good Shepherd Parish and we would like those in need to feel welcome. You may feel free to express your feelings or just listen -it is entirely up to you. Meetings are held each Wednesday, continuing until November and will be held at Sacred Heart Campus Hall, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills from 7:00 - 8:45 PM. For more information or to let us know you're attending, call Patti at 412-600-3932.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28

5:00 pm Louis Kopec (The Bonessa Family)

Presider: Fr.

Sunday, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 29

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr.

9:00 am Andrew Rosati (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

Presider: Fr.

11:00 am Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

Presider: Fr.

Monday, weekday, August 30

8:30 am Luke Hadley (Cordaro Family)

Tuesday, St. Bartholomew, apostle, August 31

8:30 am Thomas & Helen Quinlan (Bob McGuiness Family)

Wednesday, weekday, September 1

8:30 am Joshua Akanowicz (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Thursday, weekday, September 2

8:30 am Catherine Childs (Family)

Friday, St. Monica, September 3

8:30 am Patsy Monteverde (Kathleen Welsh)

Saturday, St. PiusX, pope, September 4

9:00 am Birthday, Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 4

5:00 pm Frank X. Larkin (Mary Larkin)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 5

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Birthday, Jonathan Marsico

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Elizabeth Williams, Frances Maher & Helen Vincent (Mary Ellen Maher & 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 pastor at least 6 weeks prior to the desired date.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Contact Andy Beckman for more information- see Parish Contact below.

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.

August 22, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

I was lucky to get a ticket to get through the "purple gate" at President Obama's inauguration. Many did not. Thousands, some from far away, found themselves watching it back in their hotel rooms because they could not get through the gate. It was truly an experience of trying to get through a very narrow gate. Those of us who did knew the crush of the crowd as people became impatient to enter.

What is Jesus trying to tell us in this troubling image given in response to someone asking how many will be saved? Is this God's plan? That we have this hunger for heaven, but too bad, only a few are going to get in? Will even the next world be handed over to a privileged few with the right credentials?

And what is this image of God as a father who scourges his children to get them to shape up? What is God's word trying to tell us this week? Is there good news to be found in a message that the kingdom is not for the weak, the sinners, those with less than perfect records?

We must remember that God's grace and mercy carry us through the narrow gate. Like Jesus, we do our best to discern God's will while trusting in the Father's love for us. Trust God to be God. Know that Jesus will walk with us and guide us through that narrow gate. We need to do all we can to gain entrance. We have a part to play.

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

August 22, 2010

SUNDAY August 15, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$9,042.50

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

It's "Back to School" on Weds., Aug 25, 2010 at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) 205 Brilliant Ave. Aspinwall, PA 15215. We offer a PreK-8 environment with Catholic values integrated throughout the curriculum, high academic standards and a variety of extracurricular activities. We still have openings in most of our classes. Please don't allow tuition to stand in the way of making a great educational choice for your child. Tuition assistance is available to qualified candidates. Contact us at the above address or call 412.781.7927. More information is available on the website www.cdtcatholicacademy.org.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT

Lunch, Fashions, Auctions and Bake Sale! Please mark your calendar for another special Autumn Song luncheon, on Saturday, October 16 at the Pittsburgh Field Club. This annual Aquinas Guild event supports the church, the community, and CDTCA. If you have a donation for the auctions or baskets, please contact Boo Benckart at 412-968-0828 or Sue Goodwin at 412-967-0791. Tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; weekend get-aways; golf experiences; and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants are especially prized. We welcome donations of hand crafted items such as knitted or crocheted sweaters, blankets or baby items and gently used treasures from your own home.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELP WANTED

There is no time like the present to share your faith with the next generation! Our religious education program is seeking adults to be catechists, small group leaders and substitutes. We also need teen assistants. If you can help contact jamiedillon@comcast.net. Religious Education begins September 19 Catechetical Sunday. We invite all religious education families to join us in the cafeteria for donuts! Sign ups for small groups for our middle school students will be Sept. 11/12 after all masses.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

St. Ursula Parish Support for Grieving Families Ministry is offering a seven week grief support program — share with others who are grieving a loss of a loved one in an atmosphere of trust and caring compassion. Your shared experience of loss may be of help to another and, in turn, their experience may bring you a sense of comfort and peace. This free series runs seven consecutive Mondays beginning September 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Sessions will meet in the Saint Ursula Parish Social Hall. For more information or to register call Lorraine 412-487-1094 or Sister Janice 412-486-6700 ext. 7

INVITATION FOR NEW CHOIR MEMBERS

The 9am contemporary Choir and the 11am SATB (Traditional) Choir will be resuming rehearsals on Tuesday, September 7 (9am) and Wednesday, September 8 (11am). Now is the perfect time to join either of these wonderful choirs. No audition is necessary. If interested, contact Sr. Pat Baker by August 23rd.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CHILDREN'S LITURGY

Children's Liturgy of the Word, in which children ages 4-10 join our kid-friendly interpretation of the scripture, resumes at 9am mass after Labor Day. Special thanks to last year's volunteers (many of whom are returning): Andy Bechman, Jamie Dillon, Sharon Doherty, Natalie Gillespie, Sue Goodwin, Karen Lauer, Wendy McCorkle, and Jennifer Perkins. We're seeking additional volunteers for the upcoming year. Adults and older youth interested in helping 2-3 times per season, contact Natalie Gillespie, gillespie@brilliantave.com or 412-782-3943.

SAVE THE DATE

The Aquinas Guild has scheduled a tour of the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit at the Senator John Heinz Museum on Wednesday, November 17th. The exhibit includes nearly 200 objects that illuminate 2,000 years of Catholic art, history and culture. The tour is open to all women of the parish and their guests. Bus transportation and lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse is also planned. The cost will be between $35 and $40. Please contact Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863 if you are interested or have questions.

CONFIRMATION MEETING

There will be a meeting for all confirmation students and their families on September 12 after the 11:00 mass in the pastoral center.

YOUTH MASS

Mark your calendars! Saturday, September 5 is our next youth mass!

WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Turn a good marriage into a great one. Join us September 24-26 at the Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport for a World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend. For more information or to register please contact Jay and Judy at (412)635-7775 visit us on the web at www.wwme –Pittsburgh.org or facebook WWME SW PA!

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 21

5:00 pm Birthday, Laverne Keefer & Anniv., Margaret B. Keefer (Ruth & Gary)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 22

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Ted & Vee Kijanka (The Kijanka Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Anniv., Damiano Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, weekday, August 23

8:30 am Ann Colangelo (Husband, Edward)

Tuesday, St. Bartholomew, apostle, August 24

8:30 am Anniv., Marion Gimber (Sisters)

Wednesday, weekday, August 25

8:30 am Macino & Driscoll Families (Carl Macino)

Thursday, weekday, August 26

8:30 am Anniv., Rosanne Asturi (Frank & Ann)

Friday, St. Monica, August 27

8:30 am Anniv., Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, St. PiusX, pope, August 28

9:00 am William T. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28

5:00 pm Louis Kopec (The Bonessa Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 29

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Andrew Rosati (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

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.

August 15, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Today's celebration can challenge some of our fears. First and foremost is the fear of death. The Assumption of Mary calls us to trust that God who "raised the sinless Virgin Mary...body and soul to the glory of heaven" will also raise us from the dead. "In Christ shall all be brought to life," Paul writes (1 Corinthians 15:22).

This solemnity can also challenge the fear of growing old, or aging, of seeing our body change and weaken, losing its ability to do what it wants when it wants. Our culture puts a premium on "looking good," which becomes equated with looking youthful and not showing our years. The idea of growing old, of maturing into a deeper, wiser, more fully human version of who God created does not seem to be on many agendas.

This feast calls us to focus on looking good in the sense of reflecting the very goodness of God, living a life that embodies the grace of our relationship with God in Jesus Christ. We truly "look good" when our soul "proclaims the greatness of the Lord" by recognizing the important gifts that God has given us: the gifts of faith in Jesus Christ, hope in Jesus Christ and the ability to love in Jesus Christ.

Life can be lived in response to our fears of dying, sickness, aging, fear of the loss of our physical, mental and even spiritual abilities. But looking good has more to do with those qualities that show the Spirit of the Lord alive in us, shining through our words and deeds or even through our simply being.

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

August 15, 2010

SUNDAY August 8, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$9,720.00

WOMEN'S CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE STUDY

This is an in-depth study of GENESIS that will run Sept through May on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The first class is Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the St. Scholastica Parish Hall. Any woman (you don't have to be Catholic) is welcome to join this group! In addition to learning so much about our Lord and His Church, you will also have a great opportunity for fellowship with others in our community. The registration fee is $50 and covers all materials needed for the 28 week course. That is less than the price of a cup of coffee each week! For an in-depth look at CSS please visit www.catholicscripturestudy.com. For more information and to register contact Mary Wilson at 412-963-1931. Deadline to register is Aug 15th.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Gerard and Carol Werries on the recent marriage of their son Eric John Werries to Kimberly Annette Lambert. Also, congratulations to Christian and Sheri Berger on the Baptism of their daughter Avery Elisabeth this past week.

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Theology on Tap will meet Wednes., Aug 18th at 7:00 at Freeport Pizza. This is open to all young adults over the age of 21. We gather informally to discuss scripture and current events as they impact you. No rsvp required.

CATECHIST MEETING

On Aug 17th at 7pm we will have a meeting for all catechists and small group leaders in the pastoral center.

ST. JUAN DIEGO BUS TRIP

St. Juan Diego Parish is sponsoring a bus trip to see the "Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art", that will be on display at the Senator John Heinz History Center. This display is a 10,000 square foot exhibition presenting unique objects illustrating 2,000 years of art, history and culture from the Vatican Museums. The date of the trip is October 12 from 9:30am until 3:00pm. The trip includes the tour, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse and transportation. The cost is $51 and includes all taxes and tips. Space is limited, so if you are interested please contact the Parish Office at 412-784-8700.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

It's "Back to School" on Weds., Aug 25, 2010 at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) 205 Brilliant Ave. Aspinwall, PA 15215. We offer a PreK-8 environment with Catholic values integrated throughout the curriculum, high academic standards and a variety of extracurricular activities. We still have openings in most of our classes. Please don't allow tuition to stand in the way of making a great educational choice for your child. Tuition assistance is available to qualified candidates. Contact us at the above address or call 412.781.7927. More information is available on the website www.cdtcatholicacademy.org.

PARISH PICNIC UPDATES

The next Picnic Planning meeting will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 17th in the Ministry Center. If you would like to help and are able to attend, please join us! If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to help, there will be sign up sheets in the vestibule this weekend. There are sign up sheets if you would like to Volunteer for a specific activity (like set up, clean up, help with children's games, face painting etc). There are also sign up sheets so you can let us know if you plan on attending the picnic. This will give us a better idea on how much food to order. Chicken, hot dogs, corn and drinks will be provided. If you are able to bring a side dish or a desert, you can also indicate that on the sign up sheets. Please bring side dishes and desserts in disposable containers. The St. Scholastica Parish Picnic will be at Squaw Valley Park on Sunday, September 19th, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The schedule for the picnic will be: 3:00 pm Kids' Games, 4:00 pm Parish Bingo Game, 4:30 pm Dinner, 5:30 pm regular Bingo and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Bounce House for the kids. It is advisable to bring a chair as seating in the pavilion is limited. Watch the bulletin foradditional updates.

INVITATION FOR NEW CHOIR MEMBERS

The 9am contemporary Choir and the 11am SATB (Traditional) Choir will be resuming rehearsals on Tuesday, September 7 (9am) and Wednesday, September 8 (11am). Now is the perfect time to join either of these wonderful choirs. No audition is necessary. If interested, contact Sr. Pat Baker by August 23rd.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CHILDREN'S LITURGY

Children's Liturgy of the Word, in which children ages 4-10 join our kid-friendly interpretation of the scripture, resumes at 9am mass after Labor Day. Special thanks to last year's volunteers (many of whom are returning): Andy Bechman, Jamie Dillon, Sharon Doherty, Natalie Gillespie, Sue Goodwin, Karen Lauer, Wendy McCorkle, and Jennifer Perkins. We're seeking additional volunteers for the upcoming year. Adults and older youth interested in helping 2-3 times per season, contact Natalie Gillespie, gillespie@brilliantave.com or 412-782-3943.

SMALL GROUP LEADERS NEEDED

Our religious education program in need of some adults to lead our small groups for middle school students. This is a great opportunity to share your faith with the next generation! Please contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested.

CATECHETICAL SUNDAY

Catechetical Sunday is September 19th. We are gearing up for a great year in faith formation with you and your children. If you have not already done so please register your children. Forms are available online and in the pastoral center.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 14

5:00 pm Lawrence X. Sullivan M.D. (Wife & Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

August 15

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Tom Styslinger (Styslinger Family)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Rita McGannon (Ken & Kay Macek)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, August 16

8:30 am Hattie Komorowski (Family)

Tuesday, weekday, August 17

8:30 am Birthday, Marion Gimber (Sisters)

Wednesday, weekday, August 18

8:30 am Ed & Verne Stabile (Kijanra Fimily)

Thursday, weekday, August 19

8:30 am Helen Ziegler (Family)

Friday, weekday, August 20

8:30 am Patricia Akanowicz (Daughter, Charlene Akanowicz)

Saturday, St. PiusX, pope, August 21

9:00 am Daniel P. Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 21

5:00 pm Birthday, Laverne Keefer & Anniv., Margaret B. Keefer (Ruth & Gary)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 22

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Ted & Vee Kijanka (The Kijanka Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Anniv., Damiano Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann)

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

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.