October 31, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Luke sketches his characters quickly but with precision, telling us all we need to know to appreciate the situation. Zacchaeus was chief tax collector, a wealthy man and short. Most important, he a seeker, trying to catch sight of Jesus. Because of the crowd Jesus attracted as he was passing through town and because of his height, Zacchaeus had to climb a tree. His stature might not have been the only reason why. Tax collectors were nobody's favorite: they collaborated with the Roman occupiers and became rich to the detriment of their own people. Up a tree would have been the safest location for a tax collector in a crowd.

What makes this story so appealing is the joy that both Jesus and Zacchaeus show in meeting each other. "[C]ome down quickly," Jesus says, "for today I must stay at your house" (Luke 19:50). Zacchaeus drops quickly and receives Jesus with joy. The crowd, however, does not share in their joy. They grumble about a prophet eating with a sinner! But Zacchaeus holds his ground, saying that if-notice the "if"- he has defrauded anyone, he will make amends four-fold, keeping to the strictest restitution demanded by the law. Jesus, not to be overdone in generosity, proclaims: "Today salvation has come to this house" (19:9), adding that this is why he came in the first place: "to seek and save what was lost" (19:10).

Sometimes we can find ourselves "up a tree," even in our relationship with God. Remember Zacchaeus. Jesus brought him down safely, and restored him to the community. This is why he still comes into our lives: to bring salvation to our own house.

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

October 31, 2010

SUNDAY October 24, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$8,871.25

World Mission Collection:
$2,190.00

ALL SAINTS DAY

Monday, Nov 1st is the feast of All Saints. Since it is on a Monday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

Tuesday, Nov 2nd is Election Day. You may discover election materials placed on your car. The parish does not endorse any political candidate nor endorse election materials being placed on your car. However, the streets are not owned by the parish, so we do not have control over this practice. Fr. Ken

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Homestudy check in Sunday, Nov. 7th in the cafeteria. Saturday, Nov 6th is a big day for Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Starting at 8:45 anyone interested in going to Habitat for Humanity should meet at the Target parking lot in Harmar. RSVP by Thursday please. We will return by 2:00pm. At 5:00 we will have youth mass with the Rite of Enrollment for the Confirmation Candidates. All Candidates should attend. Anyone interested in singing or playing an instrument should report at 3:30 for rehearsal. After mass we will have our annual Scavenger Hunt for Food to benefit the homeless and the AV Food Bank. We will collect much needed items while competing for prizes! Drivers needed. The Middle School Faith Rally is Nov. 13th. RSVP to the Youth Ministry Office if you plan to attend.

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

October 31st to November 7th. Display a White Ribbon this week. MYTH: Pornography is used by only a small percentage of the population, TRUTH: Forty million US adults regularly visit pornographic websites. Forty-seven percent of Christians say that pornography is a major problem in the home. MYTH: Pornography is a relatively small industry. TRUTH: At an estimated 57 billion dollars, US pornography revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC,CBS, and NBC. MYTH: The primary users of pornography are adults. TRUTH: The largest consumers of internet pornography are 12- to 17-year olds. MYTH: Children are not often exposed to pornography. TRUTH: Ninety per cent of 8 to 16 year olds have been exposed to pornography. MYTH: Pornography is a harmless vice. TRUTH: Studies show that as little as 6 hours of exposure to soft-core pornography is enough to destroy the viewer's satisfaction with his or her spouse. MYTH: Pornography only hurts the viewer. TRUTH: Pornography hurts everyone. - Those who feel alienated from their loved ones. - Children whose parents can't set a good moral example. - The thousands of people involved in the industry who are victims of sexual exploitation. - Men whose understanding of sexuality is destroyed by pornography. - Society whose standards of decency and human respect have been robbed. Archdiocese of Kansas City.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING

The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

Since 2007, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has required most volunteer ministers to be in compliance with Safe Environment standards for the protection of children. These ministries include lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, ushers and nursery volunteers among others. Our Safe Environment Coordinator, Mary Swindal will be available from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, November 14 in the Parish Office to assist volunteers with these requirements. Thank you for your work on behalf of St. Scholastica and your work to be in compliance with this diocesan policy.

IT'S A HOCKEY NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH

...and you could be a winner!! Raffle tickets for two (2) Club Level hockey tickets for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames on November 27, 2010 will be available after all Masses this weekend. Winner also received two (2) $100.00 American Express gift cards. Ticket donation is $10.00. All proceeds benefit CDTCA.

ELECTION

"The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion." Mother Teresa. Please vote this Tuesday, November 2nd – for Life. The Respect Life Committee.

ANOINTING MASS

Anointing Mass will be next week at the 11:00 mass on November 7th. If you have a chronic disease, if you are facing an operation or receiving treatment for cancer, if you have become more frail with age, f you suffer from depression, grief or any other stressors, please come to this Anointing Mass and be opened to God's tender care and mercy. Your participation is your act of faith and worship to our Heavenly Father.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Monday evening, November 1st at 7:30. If you have experienced a loved one who has died this past year, please join us in prayer for those who have gone ahead of us. Please bring as many of your family members and good friends as you can gather. We pray for all who have died this past year, not just those who had their funeral here, but for anyone who is deeply missed.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Invites 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents to attend an Open house on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 12pm-3pm. Meet the administration, faculty, parents and students as you tour the facilities of this woman's college preparatory high school. For more information, contact Oakland Catholic High School at 412.682.6633 x253. Oakland Catholic's Scholarship Entrance Exam will be on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 8:30am-1:45am. Scores will be used for placement in classes and determining eligibility for academic scholarships. Contact Oakland Catholic to pre-register for the exam by Monday, November 8, 2010. A $10 fee is required.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 30
5:00 pm Mary Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 31
7:30 am Luigi Magnelli (Family)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Gino Marsico (Rita Marsico, wife)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Diane Sacco (Farrell Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, All Saints, November 1
8:30 pm Frankie Maher (Bill and Sue Rielly)
7:30 pm All Souls Memorial Service

Tuesday, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, November 2
8:30 am Joe & Rosalia Costa (Family)


Wednesday, weekday, November 3
8:30 am Trapp & Gimber Families (Gimber Sisters)


Thursday, St. Charles Borromeo, bishop, November 4
8:30 am Helen Quinlan (Bob McGuiness Family)


Friday, weekday, November 5
8:30 am Fortumato-Costa Family (Anttonetta Costa)


Saturday, weekday, November 6
9:00 am Mary Certo (Family)


Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 6
5:00 pm Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)  (Youth Mass)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Sunday, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 7
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Francis Maher (Aquinas Guild)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Antonia Vivaldi LoPardo (Costa Family) (Anointing of the Sick)
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 Bechman 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

Parish Office Monday–Thursday 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 (Monday–Thursday) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

October 24, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

It's not that the Pharisee's prayer is a bad prayer. It starts out well: "O God, I thank you…" Gratitude is good. But then it gets into boasting: "I am not like the rest of humanity...I fast...I pay tithes" (Luke 18:11, 12). It's a Little Jack Horner prayer. Remember the old nursery rhyme that ends with Jack saying, "What a good boy am I!"? The Pharisee's prayer is all about him and what he does, all the while gauging the distance between himself and the rest of humankind.

In contrast, the tax collector "stood off at a distance" with bowed head, beating his breast and saying, "O God, be merciful to me a sinner" (18:13). He knows who he is and who God is and what God alone can do for him. No repetitive "I," no swelling ego there, just a repentant figure, one who asks to receive what only God can give: mercy.

Jesus tells this story "to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else" (18:9). How do we hear it? It acknowledges God who makes us "just" that is, who helps us to be in proper relationship with God, with each other and with all creation.

Sirach reminds us that our just God hears the cry of the oppressed, the wail of the orphan, the complaint of the widow, the petition of those who serve God willingly and the prayer of the lowly. These folk allow room for God to enter their minds and hearts and then all kind of things can begin to happen, both within and all around them.

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

October 24, 2010

SUNDAY October 17, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$11,760.25

A VIEW FROM THE PEWS

This past summer I invited parishioners to have a conversation with me either about personal issues that concern them or maybe questions or suggestions that may be helpful for the parish community. Six or seven people took me up on my invitation and it was a great experience for me (and hopefully for them!). So feel free to call, write or email me and we can arrange a time to sit down and share. Fr. Ken

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – SECOND COLLECTION

Traditionally during the month of October, Catholics throughout the world are asked to support the missions in a special way on World Mission Sunday. This year the collection for World Mission Sunday is scheduled for the weekend masses of October 23-24th. Please be as generous as possible. Thank You.

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

Sunday, Oct 31st to Sunday, Nov 7th. The White Ribbon Campaign Against Pornography is an annual week set aside for education and activism against pornography. Pornography is breaking up marriages, corrupting the healthy sexual development of boys and girls. The largest consumers of internet pornography are 12 to 17 year olds. Please display a White Ribbon on your car, mailbox or door knocker and pray for those in bondage to sexual addiction. White Ribbons available at the Church doors.

STEWARDSHIP FAIR THANKS

Many deserve thanks for their work on our Stewardship Fair last weekend: Elaine DuVall for coordinating the refreshments, aided by D.J. Johnson and others; Tom Galda for setting up tables and hanging signs; all the representatives of our ministries and organizations who made handouts and displays and spoke with people at the Fair; and the parishioners who attended and signed up. Our Stewardship Month is drawing to a close, but the need continues for each of us to discern how God is asking us to put our gifts to work in our parish. May the life of our community continue to be enriched by the generosity and spirit of our people!

SEND IN YOUR REPLIES NOW

St. Scholastica's Fall Fling is just three weeks away! It's time to send in your replies! Please join us for a wonderful evening at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Friday, November 5, 2010. The event includes live and silent auctions, live art entertainment by George Williams, strolling gourmet dinner stations, raffles, music and more! You don't want to miss out! If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Saunders at 412-963-8319. Donations are still being accepted for the auction tables - we welcome any and all donated items.

APPALACHIA MEETING

Monday, Oct. 25th at 6:30 in the Ministry Center. Anyone wishing to join our trip this June should attend.

ST. SCHOLASTICA/CDTCA ALUMNI & PARENTS

If you are a graduate of St. Scholastica/CDTCA or your children or grandchildren attended St. Scho's/CDTCA, we would love to have you attend the Fall Fling on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Pittsburgh Field Club. The Fall Fling's theme for this year is "A Tribute to the 70s" and we are encouraging alumni and alumni families from that decade to reunite for one wonderful evening! What a great opportunity to reminisce about those grade school days! For more information, please contact one of these alumni: Anne Rueger Cooper, 412-782-5892, Sam Kintner, 412-781-6868, Paul Giuffre, 412-963-6238 or Ann Fitzgerald Duggan, 412-820-8320. We would love to see you there!

YOUTH MINISTRY

Just a friendly reminder that the Middle School Faith Rally is coming! I hope that you're making plans to join us on Saturday, Nov 13, at Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School. Cost for the evening is $10 per person before Monday, November 1. If received after this date the cost will be $15. Commemorative T-shirts are available for an additional $5, if pre-ordered by November 1. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child and are free. Contact the Youth Ministry Office if you plan on attending.

FAMILY HOUSE MEAL

Family House Meal on Monday, Oct. 25th. Join us at the ministry center at 415 as we travel to Family to cook up a storm for the residents! RSVP by October 22.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Join us for INTERSECTION on Sunday, Oct 24th from 10-11 in the minstry center. Light breakfast is provided.

LA ROCHE COLLEGE

La Roche College, a private, nonprofit, Catholic, co-educational institution in the rolling North Hills of Pittsburgh, invites high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors from your parish to explore their options. Visit LRC campus experience Sunday, November 7. A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch in the newly remodeled dining hall are provided at no cost for prospective students and their parents. To register for the event, which begins with check-in at 8:30 a.m. followed by presentations at 9:15 a.m., prospective students should visit www.laroche.edu and click on "Visit Campus! Undergraduate Visit LRC Event, November 7, 2010" or call at 1-800-838-4LRC or 412-536-1272.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

Those who need to attend a PGC Workshop (to be in compliance with the Diocesan Database), Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM we will be presenting the workshop at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. It is, of course, open to any interested party. Please reserve a place with us. Call Chris Pohuly 412-461-1054 for information and to sign up. Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23

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

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,

October 24

7:30 am Mike Driscoll (Carl Macino)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Miguel Ramos (Claudia Bermudez)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am John H. Scott (Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, October 25

8:30 am Anniv., Kathryn P. Owen (Ron, Judi & Family)

Tuesday, weekday, October 26

8:30 am Birthday, Mary Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Wednesday, weekday, October 27

8:30 am 62nd Wedding Anniversary Graemer & Joan Hilton

Thursday, St. Simon & St. Jude, apostles, October 28

8:30 am Rita Hinterlang (Respect Life Committee) & Pauline Egan (Her Daughters)

Friday, weekday, October 29

8:30 am John Akanowitz (Mr. & Mrs. Guy Hilton)

Saturday, weekday, October 30

9:00 am Luke Hadley (Cordaro Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 30

5:00 pm Mary Gorskey (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time,

October 31

7:30 am Luigi Magnelli (Family)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Gino Marsico (Rita Marsico, wife)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Diane Sacco (Farrell 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.

October 17, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

During the last two weeks we have heard about faith: the disciples requesting an increase of faith, Jesus saying even a little will do, the Syrian general and Samaritan leper whose faith delivers them. Today Jesus asks: "When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8). This question seems to hang in mid-air but not if we relate it to what Jesus has just said about persisting in prayer.

Persistence in prayer lies at the heart of the parable of the widow and the unjust judge. This parable must have gotten a laugh. Widows and orphans were among the most powerless people in society in those days. That's why the prophets were always taking up their cause. But here you have a judge who neither fears God nor respects anybody else cowering before a widow who won't go away. He even goes so far to say that his only reason for deciding in her favor was the fear that she would give him a black eye, a more accurate translation of "come and strike me" (18:5).

Moses is also shown persisting in prayer with the help of Aaron and Hur, so that the Israelite people will have access to land for their flocks and water for humans and beasts. And Paul urges Timothy to be persistent in learning and preaching from the scriptures, which would mean the Old Testament, since the New Testament was a work in progress.

Will the Son of Man find faith? He will, if we persist both in prayer and learning the word of God.

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

October 17, 2010

SUNDAY October 10, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$11,658.00

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – SECOND COLLECTION

Traditionally during the month of October, Catholics throughout the world are asked to support the missions in a special way on World Mission Sunday. This year the collection for World Mission Sunday is scheduled for the weekend masses of October 23-24th. Please be as generous as possible. Thank You.

RESPECT LIFE

Thanks to all who participated in Life Chain. The Resepect Life Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30p, in the Pastoral Center. We will be discussing the upcoming White Ribbon Campaign against Pornography. All are welcome.

FINAL AUCTION BIDS

The Autumn Song silent auction will stay open through the Stewardship Fair following the 11AM mass. Bid on two Steeler tickets for November 21, a Tour of Pittsburgh Package (certificates to museums, plays, symphony, etc.), a $500 gift certificate to Catherina, 4 University of Pittsburgh football tickets and parking pass and a $250 gift certificate to Cajoli. Come support St. Scholastica's Aquinas Guild!

THANK YOU

The Autumn Song committee of the Aquinas Guild extends a huge "Thank You" to all who participated in this benefit, through attending, donations for auction and bake sale, and in so many other ways.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Dont' forget! Homestudy families should check in today! We have a meeting with our Second Grade Parents Sunday, October 24th after the 11:00 mass in the pastoral center. Please make every effort to attend.

YOUNG ADULT

Theology on Tap Wednesday, Oct. 20th at Freeport Pizza from 7-9pm. Join us for discussion, fellowship and appetizers. Our topic this month is "Mary in the Modern World".

YOUTH MINISTRY

We will have an Appalachia planning meeting on Monday, Oct. 25th at 6:30 in the ministry center. Anyone considering participation this year should plan on attending.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Tonight is Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee at Aspinwall Field. All Middle School and High School youth are welcome. Meet us at 7:00pm.

PET THERAPY

Join us for Pet Therapy at the Veteran's Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 19th from 4-5pm. Meet us at the main hospital entrance. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. This is a great way to support our veterans.

VOTING

Absentee Voter applications are available in the bookcase in the church vestibule.

CATHOLIC ALUMNI CLUB

Single, 21 and over (or know someone who is) – looking for a new way ot 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.

OFFERTORY GIFT BEARERS

If you would like to take the Offertory Gifts forward during Mass, please let one of the ushers know that before Mass begins. It is especially appropriate if the family or friend of the person named in the mass intentions could do this, but sometimes that is not possible. Just as in our own family, we all help to prepare for a feast, all members of our St. Scholastica family are welcome to do that too!

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 16

5:00 pm Senator James Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 17

7:30 am Birthday, Alex Buccieri (Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Barbara Ford (Ford Family)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

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

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, St. Luke, October 18

8:30 am Bill Haberman (Jean & Bill Eckert)

Tuesday, St. John & St. Isaac, priests & martyrs, October 19

8:30 am Frances Maher (Mr. & Mrs. Guy Hilton) & Jim & Bibi Grossi (Jean & Bill Eckert)

Wednesday, weekday, October 20

8:30 am Patsy Monteverde (Carl Macino)

Thursday, weekday, October 21

8:30 am Communion Service—NO MASS

Friday, weekday, October 22

8:30 am Joseph Large (Helen Large)

Saturday, weekday, October 23

9:00 am Anthony J. Sunseri (Sunseri Friends & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23

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

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,

October 24

7:30 am Mike Driscoll (Carl Macino)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Miguel Ramos (Claudia Bermudez)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am John H. Scott (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.