October 3, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

For many people it was a shock to read Mother Teresa of Calcutta's writings that indicated how much struggle she endured in her life as a believer. She wrote that for decades there was "this terrible sense of loss-this untold darkness-this loneliness-this continual longing for God-which gives me that pain deep down in my heart" (Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light. New York: Doubleday Books, 2007, p. 210).

We hear this same struggle from the prophet Habakkuk: "How long, O Lord? I cry for help/but you do not listen" (Habakkuk 1:2). We hear the apostles say to the Lord, "Increase our faith" (Luke 17:5). And Paul urges his "dear child" Timothy to "stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands" (2 Timothy 1:2, 6).

How does one feed the fire when there seems to be little more than embers? While God offers Habakkuk a vision, the prophet is still called to live by faith. Paul encourages Timothy not to be ashamed of his testimony to our Lord, but to cling to what Paul has taught him. Jesus himself seems to indicate that the issue isn't the quantity of faith-a mustard seed amount will get things to happen. Quality is what matters.

In short, endure, stick with it, work it through. Jesus himself knew the darkness. His cry from the cross is both shocking and consoling. He knew what it was to look into the darkness and find nothing, no one there. So we keep working in his name, sometimes waiting for the first light of dawn to break through the darkness of a long night, trusting as he trusted, in the One who once said, "Let there be light".

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

October 3, 2010

SUNDAY September 26, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$12,373.25

DIOCESE OF KOTTAR COLLECTION

Last weekend we had a second collection for the Diocese of Kottar in India. Thanks to your generosity we will be sending over $4,000.00 to help Fr. Paul Leon Varuvel continue his missionary work.

AUTUMN SONG AUCTION ITEMS WANTED

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.

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY

The US Bishops have designated this Sunday as "Respect Life Sunday". Please pick up an Our Lady of Guadalupe prayer card from the tables near the Church doors. Also please join us for Life Chain, this Sunday afternoon in Etna on Rt 8 between Kitanning St and Grant Ave from 2pm – 3:30pm. Signs and parking available at Grant Ave.

YOUTH MINISTRY

High School Students join us for Intersection on Sunday Oct 10 from 10-11am in the ministry center. We will have a lively scripture discussion and a light breakfast.

WORLD YOUTH DAY

November 7th - World Youth Day Gateway Clipper cruise for High World Youth Day for High School Students. Join us for a great evening on the rivers. Dinner and dancing with hundreds of other Catholic Teens, $30.00 per person RSVP by Oct. 5.

AUTUMN SONG LUNCHEON

Reserve now for the Autumn Song Lunch and fashion show on Oct 16 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, the only Aquinas Guild fundraiser. Doors open at 11 to socialize and shop the auctions and bake sale. Tickets are $35. Reserve your spot by calling Karyn at 412-963-9399, or emailing kglynch127@gmail.com. If your invitation went astray, call Eleanore Liberatore at 412-782-1581.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH GLENSHAW

The parish family of St. Mary Church 2510 Middle Rd Glenshaw, invites our brother and sisters in Christ for a time of spiritual renewal. Fr. Cedric Pisegna, a Passionist priest from Houston TX will be the speaker at the Renewal beginning Oct 11th through Oct 13th at 7pm. He will also preside at the 10am Mass on these dates. On Tuesday morning, the Sacrament of Anointing will be administered during the 10am Mass and that Evening, a Communal Pennance service with the opportunity for individual confession will take place at 7pm. All are invited.

AQUINAS GUILD TOUR OF VATICAN SPLENDORS

The Aquinas Guild has scheduled a tour of the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit at the Senator John Heinz Museum on Wednesday, November 17th from 9:15 – 2:30. The exhibit includes nearly 200objects 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 of the trip is $37.Checks should be made payable to, "The Aquinas Guild" and sent to: Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please call Mary Ellen at 412-767-5863 for questions. The deadline for registration is October 15th.

STEWARDSHIP MONTH

October is Stewardship Month at St. Scholastica. Next weekend, Fr. Ken will present a pastor's report on the state of the parish, and we will conduct in-pew registration. On the weekend of Oct. 16-17 we will hold a Stewardship Fair in the Pastoral Center after each Mass. Parishioners will be able to learn about the various ministries and organizations of the parish, and sign up to participate in their work. We urge you to reflect prayerfully during October upon how God is calling you to contribute to the vitality of St. Scholastica Parish.

ISRAEL'S STORY

Regular sessions of our ongoing Bible study, "Israel's Story," begin this Tuesday evening, October 5, at 7:30 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. We are surveying the story line of the Old Testament, and looking more closely at some of the high points. It is not too late to register; please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for more information. Please note that the Thursday morning sessions have been cancelled.

PARENTING DISCUSSION GROUP TO BEGIN

Parents of children Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join "Love and Logic," a five-week parenting course that provides practical tools and techniques to help you raise respectful and responsible kids. Classes will be during Sunday CCD, October 10 to November 7. (A second session will be offered in the Spring during Tuesday CCD.) Free of charge; registration required by sending email to loveandlogic@saintscholastica.com. Class size will be limited to allow for discussion.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

Our First MEGA meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 10 12:15-1:30 in the Pastoral Center. All candidates and their parent/sponsor should attend.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

A classical music piano concert featuring Fox Chapel native Josh Krivinko will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7pm at St. Scholastica Church. All proceeds from a free will offering will benefit research into the cure of Friedreich's Ataxia disorder. Please join us for an evening of inspirational music for a great cause.

PET BLESSING

There will be a Pet Blessing Sunday, October 10th at 12:30pm in front of the St. Francis Statue. All pets, their owners and friends of pets are welcome to attend.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2

5:00 pm Adeline Alvino (Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 3

7:30 am Lois Leech (Lynch Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Marie & Richard Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Philip Farrell

11:00 am Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antoinette Costa & Family)

Presider: Fr. Philip Farrell

Monday, St. Fancis of Assisi, October 4

8:30 am Jane Garvey Wentley (Patricia Snyder)

Tuesday, weekday, October 5

8:30 am Msgr. Donald W. Kraus (Parishioners)

Wednesday, weekday, October 6

8:30 am Frances "Bibe" Grossi (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)

Thursday, Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

8:30 am Vincent & Dorothy Taravella (Evelyn Confenti)

Friday, weekday, October 8

8:30 am Communion Service—NO MASS

Saturday, weekday, October 9

9:00 am Msgr. Donald Kraus (J&N Certo)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9

5:00 pm Patricia Henry Kwacz (Parents)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 10

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am James Larkin (Mary Larkin)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Mary Noelle DuVall (St. Scholastica Traditional Choir)

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

September 26, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

If anyone is the prophet of the punch line, it is Amos. He travels up from the south to preach to the people of the northern kingdom of Israel and he pulls no punches. "Woe to the complacent", he begins, and then in a quick series of brush strokes lets them know how God sees them: lying upon their beds, stretched out on their couches, eating their tender lamb and calves, drinking fine wine while the music plays and they anoint themselves with the best oils. Then, the punch line: they shall be the first to go into exile. The party is over!

In a similar vein Jesus paints a portrait of "Richman" - tradition has named him Dives (Latin for "rich man") - dressed in the best, eating the best, insulated in his own little world, while at his door Lazarus lies starving, with only dogs coming to lick his sores. It is a scene of total indifference to the plight of the poor. God's response is clear. The wheel will turn. And when it does, so shall Lazarus and Richman. What was a gap between them becomes a chasm.

The Letter to Timothy today contains advice from a mentor to his beloved child in the faith. It offers a profile of how the baptized person is to live. It's a shame that the reading does not begin earlier (1 Timothy 6:9-10) and end later (6:17-19), because these verses directly warn about the dangers of money, offering advice for the wealthy so that they may "[l]ay hold of eternal life" (6:12).

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

September 26, 2010

SUNDAY September 19, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$9,954.25

ALTER FLOWERS:

This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of William L. Jacob from Lisa and Murray Egan.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES SECOND COLLECTION

As Catholic Charities celebrates 100 years of saying "yes" and serving all, please consider saying "yes" to our neighbors in need with your participation in next weekend's (Oct. 2-3) special collection. Your generous gift will provide basic needs assistance, free medical and dental care for the uninsured, and housing and homeless assistance. For more information on Catholic Charities visit www.ccpgh.org. Thank you for saying "yes!"

CLERGY CONVOCATION OF DIOCESAN PRIESTS

This Monday, September 27th through Thursday, September 30th, the priests of the diocese will join Bishop David Zubik for a convocation dedicated to the spiritual renewal, pastoral and professional development and priestly fellowship in service to the Lord. This triennial convocation of priests will be held at Oglebay in Wheeling. The theme of this convocation is "Co-Responsible for Communion and Mission." Please pray for our Bishop and priests.

WELCOME TO FR. PHILIP FARRELL, OUR REGIONAL VICAR

Fr. Philip Farrell will be the preside at next week's 9:00am and 11:00am Masses. Fr. Farrell is the Vicar for Region 4 which represents 53 parishes which are north of us in Allegheny County, as well as parishes in Butler and Lawrence Counties. One of the primary responsibilities of the Regional Vicar is to enable an Envisioning Ministry Planning Process. Pastors and Pastoral Councils will be involved in this Envisioning Process which will monitor parish finances, capital needs , demographic shifts, Catholic Schools, pastoral care to the sick, distribution of clergy, etc. This whole multi-year planning process will assist all our parishes and institutions to be more effective and vital in coming years.

MUMS

Come join us in a celebration of our Christian motherhood. MUMS Moms Uplifting Moms - is a prayer and scripture study group that meets on Monday mornings. MUMS enjoy a peaceful opportunity to read, discuss and reflect on the word of God while their children enjoy the loving care of fellow parishioners. Monday, Sept 27th at 9:15 a.m. marks the beginning of another season of study for our group. Please join us in the pastoral Center and bring a friend.

FALL FLING

St. Scholastica's 18th Annual Fall Fling will be held on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Invitations to the event are in the mail, so be on the lookout for yours! Mark your calendars and plan to attend this popular event.

AQUINAS GUILD TOUR OF VATICAN SPLENDORS

The Aquinas Guild has scheduled a tour of the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit at the Senator John Heinz Museum on Wednesday, November 17th from 9:15 – 2:30. The exhibit includes nearly 200objects 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 of the trip is $37.Checks should be made payable to, "The Aquinas Guild" and sent to: Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please call Mary Ellen at 412-767-5863 for questions. The deadline for registration is October 15th.

AUTUMN SONG LUNCHEON

Reserve now for Autumn Song Luncheon. Fashions, Auctions and Bake Sale. Have fun while funding church, CDTCA, and community activities. Join the Aquinas Guild on October 16 at the Pittsburgh Field Club for a luncheon and fashion show. Doors open at 11 to socialize and shop the auctions and bake sale. Tickets are $35. Reserve your spot by calling Karyn at (412) 963-9399, or emailing kglynch127@gmail.com.

LIFE CHAIN

One hour, one day, across our country, people of all ages and backgrounds stop to pray and witness for life. On Respect Life Sunday, October 3, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., the local link of the national LIFE CHAIN will take place in Etna on Butler St. (Rt 8) from Kitanning St. to Grant Ave. Parking and signs (which say "Abortion Kills Children", Abortion Hurts Children", "Jesus Heals"), will be available at Butler and Grant Ave. For more information call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550.

ISRAEL'S STORY REVIEW

There is an optional review session for new and continuing participants in our ongoing Bible study, "Israel's Story," this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. We will look back at some of the main themes from the first two seasons of the study. It is not too late to register; please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for more information.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

A classical music piano concert featuring Fox Chapel native Josh Krivinko will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7pm at St. Scholastica Church. All proceeds from a free will offering will benefit research into the cure of Friedreich's Ataxia disorder. Please join us for an evening of inspirational music for a great cause.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25

5:00 pm Jonathan & Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Presider: Fr. Paul Varuvel

Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 26

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Mary Smith (Evelyn Conflenti)

Presider: Fr. Paul Varuvel

11:00 am Bernard Garvey (Garvey Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Vincent DePaul, priest, September 27

8:30 am William L. Jacob Jr. (Lisa & Murray Egan)

Tuesday, weekday, September 28

8:30 am NO MASS

Wednesday, St. Michael, St. Gabriel & St. Raphael, archangels, September 29

8:30 am NO MASS

Thursday, St. Jerome, priest & doctor, September 30

8:30 am Nora McNally (Family) & Rosanne Asturi (Frank & Ann)

Friday, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1

8:30 am Stephen F. Jenca (Family)

Saturday, The Guardian Angels, October 2

9:00 am Teddy Simons (Patricia Snyder)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2

5:00 pm Adeline Alvino (Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 3

7:30 am Lois Leech (Lynch Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Marie & Richard Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Philip Farrell

11:00 am Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antoinette Costa & Family)

Presider: Fr. Philip Farrell

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

September 19, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

When Jacob Marley appears to Ebenezer Scrooge at the beginning of A Christmas Carol, he wears a long chain, clasped around his middle, "made of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds and heavy purses wrought in steel". He tells Scrooge that he wears the chain he forged in life and now he wanders the earth because in life his spirit never went beyond "the narrow limits of our money-changing hole". Old Marley's life had been about money until it ended; now he pays the price.

Luke calls on his community to consider its use of money. In today's parable a steward has been caught squandering his master's property. Seeing that his days are numbered, the steward acts quickly to assure that he will have friends at the end. Surprisingly, the master commends him for "acting prudently". Jesus then comments that the children of this world have more gumption than the children of light, using their money to make friends.

Three other comments follow: use money to make friends for eternity; being trustworthy in small matters and earthly wealth will lead to being trusted with true wealth, God's kingdom; and you have to choose between God and "mammon" (whatever you put your deepest trust in other than God). In a nutshell, use your money to serve; allow God to save.

Jesus is in line with the prophet Amos, who castigates the businessmen of his day for cheating the poor and needy. God is on the side of these little ones. They are the ones we are to befriend by using our money for their good. Jesus, who came as a "ransom for all" (Timothy 2:4), is our true wealth.

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

September 19, 2010

SUNDAY September 12, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$11,647.25

BISHOP'S EDUCATION FUND COLLECTION

$2,313.00

MISSIONARY APPEAL FOR THE DIOCESE OF KOTTAR, INDIA

Next week we welcome Fr. Paul Leon Varuvel who will do a Mission Appeal for his diocese in India. This missionary appeal is part of the Missionary Cooperative Plan of the Diocese of Pittsburgh for the year 2010. Every year the Diocese assigns us a missionary as part of our support for the world wide church. The Diocese of Kottar was severely hit by the recent Asian tsunami of December 26, 2004. More than 900 people, almost all of them Catholics, lost their lives. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been assisting this diocese. The major concerns of the diocese are: Evangelization, Fostering Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life, Education and Socio-economic Development. Next week we will have a second collection to support the Diocese of Kottar.

ATTENTION ALUMNI OF ST. SCHO'S/CDTCA

We are looking for you! If you are an alumni of St. Scholastica/CDTCA, we would like to hear from you! We are gathering information to build an alumni database of graduates from St. Scholastica/CDTCA. Please contact us through the school's website, cdtcacatholicacademy.org and click on the alumni tab on the home page or reach us through Facebook. Be sure to mark your calendars for St. Scholastica's Fall Fling, "A Tribute to the 70's", a first ever multigenerational reunion opportunity! The event will take place on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Invitations will be mailed soon. Don't miss out on this "must attend" event!

MUMS

Come join us in a celebration of our Christian motherhood. MUMS Moms Uplifting Moms - is a prayer and scripture study group that meets on Monday mornings. MUMS enjoy a peaceful opportunity to read, discuss and reflect on the word of God while their children enjoy the loving care of fellow parishioners. Monday, September 27th at 9:15 a.m. marks the beginning of another season of study for our group. Please join us in the pastoral Center and bring a friend.

AUTUMN SONG LUNCHEON

Reserve now for Autumn Song Luncheon. Fashions, Auctions and Bake Sale. Have fun while funding church, CDTCA, and community activities. Join the Aquinas Guild on October 16 at the Pittsburgh Field Club for a luncheon and fashion show. Doors open at 11 to socialize and shop the auctions and bake sale. Tickets are $35. Reserve your spot by calling Karyn at (412) 963-9399, or emailing kglynch127@gmail.com.

AQUINAS GUILD TOUR OF VATICAN SPLENDORS

The Aquinas Guild has scheduled a tour of the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit at the Senator John Heinz Museum on Wednesday, November 17th from 9:15 – 2:30. The exhibit includes nearly 200objects 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 of the trip is $37.Checks should be made payable to, "The Aquinas Guild" and sent to: Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please call Mary Ellen at 412-767-5863 for questions. The deadline for registration is October 15th.

2011 MASS INTENTIONS

Beginning Monday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m., Masses will be accepted for 2010. Please be aware that we have about 1,200 registered families/individuals in our parish. We celebrate about 500 Masses a year in the parish. So if you do the math that means that only one Mass intention is available for every three families/individuals. So we are setting the limit of only two masses per year for each deceased person. Additional Masses for a deceased person will be accepted, but will be sent to the Mission Office for distribution. Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniv. Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times. The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. Payment is expected at the time of scheduling.

RESPECT LIFE

The first meeting of the Respect Life Committee will be Tuesday, September 21, 7:30pm in the pastoral center. New participants would be most welcome. Come and hear about our plans for Life Chain on Respect Life Sunday, October 3.

YOUTH MINISTRY

On Tuesday, September 21 we will have a pet therapy visit at the Aspinwall VA from 4-5pm. All middle school and high school youth are welcome. Meet us at the main door at 4:00. RSVP appreciated. On Monday, September 27 we will be going to family house to cook dinner! This is a really fun afternoon. We meet at 4:15 and return by 6:30. RSVP by Friday. All MS and HS youth are welcome. On November 7th we will be joining other teens from the diocese for the World Youth Day Gateway Clipper Cruise. Any High School Student wishing to go on the World Youth Day Boat Cruise should RSVP by October 1. Cost is $30.00 per person. This includes dinner and dancing.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Just a reminder to our middle school families that if you have not yet selected your small group you may do so in the pastoral center.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC

Oakland Catholic High School will hold its annual 8th Grade Visitation Day on Friday, October 1, 2010. The day, filled with faculty presentations, chats with current students and lunch with future classmates, is designed for 8th grade girls to gather information about Oakland Catholic High School as they begin to make their high school decision.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18

5:00 pm Deceased Members of Gursky Family (Virginia & Jan)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 19

7:30 am Letizia Magnelli (Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Thomas Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, St. Andrew priest & martyr, September 20

8:30 am Birthday, Marion Arturo (Family)

Tuesday, St. Matthew apostle, September 21

8:30 am Richard Bellinger (Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Wednesday, weekday, September 22

8:30 am John H. Scott (Family)

Thursday, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, priest, September 23

8:30 am Dylan Smith (Smith Family)

Friday, weekday, September 24

8:30 am William L. Jacob, Jr. (Jeanne Young & Family)

Saturday, weekday, September 25

9:00 am Birthday, Bernice Gimber

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25

5:00 pm Jonathan & Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Presider: Fr. Paul Varuvel

Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 26

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Mary Smith (Evelyn Conflenti)

Presider: Fr. Paul Varuvel

11:00 am Bernard Garvey (Garvey 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 MondayThursday 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 (MondayThursday) 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.