November 28, 2010

 
SUNDAY November 21, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$14,670.00

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
(CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18thfrom 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through
the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to
cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website @

www.cdtcatholicacademy.org. Reservations requested but not required. We are
"Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!

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 or email scanlonk@juno.com.

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will return to Pittsburgh to celebrate a Mass of
Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. A
reception will follow at Oakland Catholic High School. All are invited to attend

the Mass and reception, as we give thanks to God for the honor that the Holy
Father has bestowed on Cardinal Wuerl, and his home Diocese of Pittsburgh, by
elevating him to the College of Cardinals.

AQUINAS GUILD CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
The Aquinas Guild will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December

7that noon at The Pittsburgh Field Club. Please RSVP your choice of chicken or
fish to Bernadine Bonessa by Friday, December 3rd. Checks should be made payable

to the "Aquinas Guild" for $25 and mailed to Bernadine at 111 Hickory Hill Rd.,
Pittsburgh,PA 15238. 412-963-0198. Please bring a wrapped baby outfit marked
with the gender and size to be donated to a needy organization.

BLOOD DRIVE
St. Scholastica's Fall Blood Drive is this Sunday, Nov. 28, 8am to 1pm, in the
Pastoral Center. Everyday is a challenge to see enough blood donors to meet
local needs. Although over 50% of the population is eligible to give blood, only

about 5% actually do. New donors are needed every day in order to maintain
regional blood supplies.  Please give blood, call JoAnn Liebert at 412-767-4248
to make an appointment and help save lives.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH HONORS
 Congratulations to the following students who obtained High Honor status;
Angela Barringer and Olivia Massaro.

  INTERSECTION
Sunday December 510-11am in the ministry center.  We welcome all teens for a
light breakfast and a lively discussion of the day's gospel.
 
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
St. Scholastica's Christmas Gift Project to benefit children and families in our
area and students in Haiti and Kenya is underway.  All gifts and donation
envelopes for our parish gift project should be returned during mass the weekend
of December 11th.  Please attach the tag you selected to your wrapped gift. If
you are unable to present gifts on the altar during mass, return the gifts to
the table set up at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Betsy
Henry at 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight at 412-968-1029.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Vatican Splendors, last call for our Dec. 5thtrip to see the Vatican Splendors! 
Cost is $17 per person. We will meet at the ministry center at 12:15. Rsvp to
youth ministry office.
YOUTH MASS
Saturday December 4is Youth Mass.  We extend a special invitation to our 6th
graders.  If you would like to sing please arrive at 3:30 for rehearsal.  If you
would like to be a greeter please arrive at 4:45.

CDTCA 2011 LOTTERY CALENDARS
CDTCA 2011 Lottery Calendars are now available. They can be found in the back of
church or in the school office.  The price is still $25 to play your number all
year for the evening drawing.  Please call the office (412)781-7927 or Anne
Cooper (412)782-5892 with any questions. Calendars make great gifts!

ADVENT WREATHS & TABLETOP TREES
Advent Wreaths and Tabletop Trees will be sold after all the Masses this weekend
in the back of church. Advent candle sets and advent calendars are also
available. This is a preview to CDTCA's Santa's Workshop which will be held in
the Pastoral Center next weekend, Dec.4thand5th.  A variety of handmade crafts
and inexpensive gift items will be available. Please come and begin your holiday
shopping for those special people on your list.

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE
 Madonna Church has confessions on Wednesday, December 1stat 7:00pm (confessions
are available in Italian and Spanish).  St. Scholastica has confessions
scheduled on Monday, December 13that 7:00pm.  St. Francis in Harmar has
confessions on Wednesday, December 15that 7:00pm.  St. Edwards in Blawnox has
confessions on Thursday, December 16that 7:00pm.  Prepare the way for the coming
of the Lord!  When was the last time you made a good confession??

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HONORS
Congratulations to the following students who obtained Honor status; Courtney
Dailey, Allison Nedrow, Christine Pilewski, Katherine Pilewski, Allyson
Strahler, Margaret Thomasmeyer, Mary Thomasmeyer and Megan Wasson.


MASS INTENTIONS:
 Saturday, Vigil of First Sunday of Advent, November 27
5:00 pm             Harriet Lynch (James & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent,  November 28
    7:30 am          Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am          Roman & Irene Kurkiewicz
(Kurkiewicz Children)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 amAnniv., Erminia Costanzo
(Maria H. Gaetano)           
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Advent Weekday, November 29
   8:30 pmHolly McSorley
(Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McSorley)

Tuesday, St. Andrew, apostle, November 30
 8:30 amAnniv., Harry & Geneva Gimber
(Daughters)

Wednesday, Advent Weekday, December 1
  8:30 amMartha Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Thursday, Advent Weekday, December 2
    8:30 amMrs. Totten (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Friday, St. Francis Xavier, priest, December 3
   8:30 amBirthday, Geneva Gimber (Daughters)
   
Saturday, Advent Weekday, December 4
   9:00 amLouis & Mary Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4
5:00 pmMilton Squiller (Sandy Romanelli)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Advent,  December 5
7:30 amParishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 amAnniv., George Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 amRonald Alvino (Family)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof 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 Saturdaysafter 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 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
Submissionsfor 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 Musser21
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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal412-781-0186 Extension 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
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.

November 21, 2010

SUNDAY November 14, 2010 OFFERINGS: $10,600.50

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website at http://www.cdtcatholicacademy.org/. Reservations requested but not required. We are "Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!


CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will return to Pittsburgh to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Oakland Catholic High School. All are invited to attend the Mass and reception, as we give thanks to God for the honor that the Holy Father has bestowed on Cardinal Wuerl, and his home Diocese of Pittsburgh, by elevating him to the College of Cardinals.

AQUINAS GUILD CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

The Aquinas Guild will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7th at noon at The Pittsburgh Field Club. Please RSVP your choice of chicken or fish to Bernadine Bonessa by Friday, December 3rd. Checks should be made payable to the "Aquinas Guild" for $25 and mailed to Bernadine at 111 Hickory Hill Rd., Pittsburgh,PA 15238. 412-963-0198. Please bring a wrapped baby outfit marked with the gender and size to be donated to a needy organization.

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
On Saturday, November 27th at St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate a "Vigil for All Nascent Human Life" coinciding with first vespers of the First Sunday of Advent. The Respect Life Committee urges everyone and every family to join with the Holy Father in this ecumenical, worldwide effort for life by saying an extra rosary or other prayers on the 27th.

BLOOD DRIVE

St. Scholastica's Fall Blood Drive will be next Sunday, Nov. 28, 8am to 1pm, in the Pastoral Center. Everyday is a challenge to see enough blood donors to meet local needs. Although over 50% of the population is eligible to give blood, only about 5% actually do. New donors are needed every day in order to maintain regional blood supplies. Please give blood, call JoAnn Liebert at 412-767-4248 to make an appointment and help save lives.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Just a reminder that there is no Religious Education on Tuesday November 23 and Sunday November 28th. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday please take a moment to pray for our catechists.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH HONORS
Congratulations to the following students who obtained High Honor status; Alexander Butler, Griffith Gentilcore, Theodore Larkin, John Leech, William Maher, Mark Petraglia, Patrick Rielly & William Rielly.

THANKS TO SISTER MARILYN

For many years Sr. Marilyn has served our parish especially in her ministry to the sick. She left full time ministry here in July of 2009 but continued to coordinate pastoral care to the Catholic patients at St. Margaret Hospital. Recently, Sister Marilyn fell and broke her left arm. She is now recovering. However, Sister has informed me that she no longer has the health and stamina to coordinate the Eucharistic Ministers who serve at St. Margaret Hospital. As we thank Sister for her many years of service to our parish and diocese, we also pray for her speedy recovery.

I want to thank Mary Bernard and Kathy Goreczny who have volunteered to coordinate the scheduling of ministers of Holy Communion at St. Margaret Hospital. These ministers of Holy Communion are from our parish and neighboring parishes. Because of their commitment, patients at St. Margaret Hospital are able to receive Holy Communion every day of the week. We are grateful for their committed service. Fr. Ken

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
As part of our Advent preparation for Christmas, once again this year we are inviting you to take a tag from the Christmas Sharing tree during the Masses next weekend. These tags represent a way to reach out to others as we would reach out to Christ Himself. Some of the tags represent children and adults who are facing financial distress this Christmas time. Some of the tags represent children whom we support in Haiti and Kenya. So we invite you next week to take
a tag and to return your gifts/donations on the weekend of Dec 11th and12th. What a wonderful way to prepare the Way of the Lord.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Hoagie Sales: Our Appalachia Mission Trip Team is taking hoagie orders outside of the church today. They will be available for pick up on Dec. 4th. $7.00 each. Christmas Shopping: On Monday, Nov. 29th all teens are welcome to meet us at 10:00 at the ministry center. Bring your Christmas gift tag and we will head off to the mall to shop for our little ones! Drivers needed. Youth Mass: Our next youth mass is Dec. 4th at 5:00pm. After mass we will go Christmas Caroling! We are looking forward to a great evening! Vatican Splendors: We still have a few tickets remaining for our Dec. 5th trip to see the Vatican Splendors. Tickets are $17.00. RSVP to the youth ministry office ASAP.

CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
St. Scholastica's Christmas Gift Project to benefit children and families in our area and students in Haiti and Kenya is underway. All gifts and donation envelopes for our parish gift project should be returned during mass the weekend of December 11th. Please attach the tag you selected to your wrapped gift. If you are unable to present gifts on the altar during mass, return the gifts tothe table set up at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Betsy Henry at 412-968-0330 or Paula Wight at 412-968-1029.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HONORS



Congratulations to the following students who obtained Honor status; Kyle
Ciccone, Phillip Ferguson, Clayton Gentilcore, Grant Hettinger, Patrick Leech,
Timothy Livingston & Michael Pompeo.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 20
5:00 pm Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 21
7:30 am William H. Labriola (Rosemarie Labriola)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am Elizabeth Garonzi (Angela Kamin)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Cecilia, virgin & martyr, November 22
8:30 pm Ed & Ruth Sierzega (Bonessa Family)

Tuesday, weekday, November 23
8:30 am Anniv., Gloria McLaughlin (husband, Harry)

Wednesday, St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest & martyr, November 24
8:30 am Anniv., Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)

Thursday, weekday, November 25
8:30 am Dylan Smith (Mary Smith)

Friday, weekday, November 26
8:30 am Catherine R. Mchardy
(Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Saturday, weekday, November 27
9:00 am James J. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)

Saturday, Vigil of First Sunday of Advent, November 27
5:00 pm Harriet Lynch (James & Karyn Lynch)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent, November 28
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am Roman & Irene Kurkiewicz
(Kurkiewicz Children)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
11:00 am Anniv., Erminia Costanzo
(Maria H. Gaetano)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


SACRAMENTS
INFANT BAPTISM is celebrated at noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundaysof 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 Saturdaysafter 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. Ext.10
Website Address: http://www.saintscholastica.com/
E-mail address: parish@saintscholastica.com
Fax Number: 412-781-4316
Submissionsfor bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

Rev. Kenneth White Pastor, M.Th., M.Ed. Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P. Ext. 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. Ext. 18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
abechman@verizon.net

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

Mrs. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@comcast.net

Mrs. Chrissy Morton Ext. 24
Staff Accountant
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Mary Swindal 412-781-0186 Ext. 10
Coordinator of The Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy412-781-7927
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.

November 14, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Some time ago, I read that many believers have lost "a sense of an ending" to all things. In the past preachers spoke about the "four last things," that is, death, judgment, heaven and hell. But today churchgoers rarely hear anything about them; as a matter of fact preachers often seem a bit embarrassed to address these realities.

The prophet Malachi (whose name means "my messenger") had no such hesitation. There will be an end, a day blazing like an oven, burning up all evildoers like stubble; no roots or branches will be found. This will not be everyone's experience of that day. The just, who reverence and honor God, will experience not a blazing firestorm but the sun of justice with its healing rays.

Jesus is also referring to an end time in today's Gospel, most likely one that has already occurred by the time that Luke's Gospel is recorded. Luke's hearers had already seen the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and its temple, accompanied by the persecution of the church. Jesus' words here were a call to encouragement, to persevere, that God will be there and "you will secure your lives" (Luke 21:19).

We believe the end time has begun with the death and resurrection of Jesus, but we live between what theologians call "the already and the not yet". Already God has acted in a definitive way by raising Jesus from the dead, but the total results of this action have yet to be realized in the world. God's word today is meant to give us hope that God will be faithful to the divine promises and we will see the Lord face to face. We can count on this.

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

November 14, 2010

SUNDAY November 7, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$13,109.25

RETIREMENT FUND FOR THE RELIGIOUS

Next weekend, Nov. 20th and 21st. there will be a second collection to support our retired religious. Many of us were taught in our youth by sisters and religious brothers. Many of these have died, but many other are now in their 70's and older living in retirement. Many of these religious were paid a very minimum wage during their teaching years. As a consequence, they either collect little or nothing from the Social Security Program. The retirement fund for our retired religious is billions of dollars underfunded. So this is a "pay-back" moment for those of us who benefited from the dedicated service of so many religious. Please be supportive of them when we take up a second collection next weekend. Fr. Ken

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website @ www.cdtcatholicacademy.org. Reservations requested but not required. We are "Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:00pm followed by a public reception. All are welcome to attend to join in thanksgiving to God for this great honor to Cardinal Wuerl and to the Church of Pittsburgh.

BOOK FAIR

CDTCA is holding a Book Fair today, Sunday, November 14th from Noon until 4pm at the Waterworks Barnes and Noble. Please come to watch the performances by the students, have a cup of coffee at the cafe and start on your Christmas shopping!

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.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

As Advent approaches, students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, November 14th after the 9am Mass and on Sunday, December 5th after the 11am Mass. For more details and study materials necessary, contact Peggy Santelli at Teggymom@aol.com or 412.828.0241.

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE

As part of our Advent preparation for Christmas, once again this year we are inviting you to take a tag from the Christmas Sharing tree during the Masses next weekend. These tags represent a way to reach out to others as we would reach out to Christ Himself. Some of the tags represent children and adults who are facing financial distress this Christmas time. Some of the tags represent children whom we support in Haiti and Kenya. So we invite you next week to take a tag and to return your gifts/donations on the weekend of Dec 11th and 12th. What a wonderful way to prepare the Way of the Lord.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Just a reminder that there will be no Religious Education on Tuesday, November 23 and Sunday November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

ADVENT WREATH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
It's time to sign up to light the Advent Wreath. Please sign the Advent notebook found at the back of the church for the mass of your choice. Sign up by
November 21st to help us celebrate this beautiful season in anticipation of the birth of our Lord.

BLOOD DRIVE

The St. Scholastica annual Holiday Blood Drive is on Sunday, November 28, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the St. Scholastica Pastoral Center. If you are 17 years or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and are in good health, then you are most likely eligible to give blood. Blood cannot be manufactured and it is perishable. Please give blood and ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for area patients. Please call JoAnn at 412-767-4248 to schedule your life saving appointment.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

If you are planning to shop at Giant Eagle or Community Market for your Thanksgiving dinner, please stop at the back of church next weekend, November 20th and 21st. We will be selling gift cards for ALL local grocery stores. If you use cash or checks to purchase your groceries, please consider purchasing gift cards and supporting our school.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13

5:00 pm John M. Mchardy (Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

Sunday, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

November 14

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Thomas Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Alexander W. & Ann Rogus (Daughter, Gerry Michanowicz)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, November 15

8:30 pm Birthday, Tom Styslinger (Styslinger Family)

Tuesday, weekday, November 16

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

Wednesday, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, November 17

8:30 am Deceased Parishioners of St. Scholastica (Elizabeth Metrovich) &

Beatriz Caminos (Josephine Oria)

Thursday, weekday, November 18

8:30 am Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Peshkur (The Horne Family)

Friday, weekday, November 19

8:30 am Elizabeth Williams (Mary Ellen Maher & Family)

Saturday, weekday, November 20

9:00 am Birthday, George Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 20

5:00 pm Sadie Romanelli (Sandy Romanelli)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, November 14

7:30 am William H. Labriola (Rosemarie Labriola)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Elizabeth Garonzi (Angela Kamin)

Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

11:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

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.

November 7, 2010

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

Belief in the resurrection was one area where Jesus agreed with the Pharisees. The Sadducees, however, the power people of Jesus' time, from whose ranks came members of the Sanhedrin and the high priest, did not hold to any possibility of a bodily resurrection. They believed only what was written in the first five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch or the Torah. No mention of bodily resurrection was to be found there. So, to make Jesus look foolish, they posed this story of a woman who marries seven brothers, asking whose wife she would be at the resurrection.

But Jesus is not so easily cornered. Your vision is poor and your hearing isn't much better, he tells them. First, there will no longer be need for marriage; it's a different world in heaven. We will be like angels then, God's very own children. Furthermore, if you open the book of Exodus, which is part of the Torah, you will find God introducing himself to Moses as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, patriarchs long dead but about whom God speaks as though they are living. Indeed, they are living-in God! So open your ears and your eyes.

To complete this message we also hear the story of the mother of seven sons whose belief in the resurrection carried them through terrible torture into the arms of God. Read the whole story in 2 Maccabees 7; it is very moving and brings home how this mystery of faith in a bodily resurrection goes back even to the time before Jesus.

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

November 7, 2010

SUNDAY October 31, 2010 OFFERINGS:

$8,454.25

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Explore the possibilities and visit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) for our OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Pre-K-8 environment. Enter through the main school entrance at 205 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall and proceed to cafeteria. Please call for more information 412.871.7927 and visit our website @ www.cdtcatholicacademy.org. Reservations requested but not required. We are "Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Excellence"!

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:30-9:30pm or Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:30-9:30pm at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church Hall, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116-3034. Handicapped accessible, can accommodate 200 persons. Facilitator: Deacon Fran Dadowski November 9th and Miss Rose Stegman on November 18th.. Contact: Marge Wesolek, 412-486-5521.

MEALS ON WHEELS FUNDRAISER

Max and Erma's is hosting a one-day fundraiser on Wednesday, November 10 to benefit Aspinwall Meals on Wheels. To participate in the fundraiser, pick up a flyer found in the rear of church, present it to your server and a percentage of your tab will be donated to Meals on Wheels. Thank you for your participation.

CARDINAL WUERL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL MASS

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:00pm followed by a public reception. All are welcome to attend to join in thanksgiving to God for this great honor to Cardinal Wuerl and to the Church of Pittsburgh.

RNs, LPNs & NURSING ASSISTANTS NEEDED

The sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities are seeking clinical staff for their health care center in Millvale, PA. We are looking for full-time, part-time and per diem staff to provide three-shift medical care to our resident sisters/patients. RNs and LPNs must possess a valid license; will train nursing assistants. Prior experience working in a health care setting is helpful. Contact the human resources office at the Sisters of St. Francis for more detailed information: 412-821-2200 ext. 366.

TOY BINGO

Most Holy Name Parish will hold their Annual Toy Bingo on Sunday, November 14th in their School Hall. Doors open at 12 noon; Bingo begins at 1:00pm. 15 games of regular bingo will be played; 4 specials and a jackpot of $250 cash. Admission is $5 per person (includes 6 cards). Tickets are available in advance at the parish office during business hours, or at the door. The kitchen will be open, serving favorites of kids of all ages! This is an all-age, non-smoking bingo. The School Hall is located at 1515 Tinsbury Street in Troy Hill. For more information, please call 412-231-2994, ext. 0.

BOOK FAIR

CDTCA will be holding a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in the Waterworks on Sunday, November 14th. Please stop by from 12-4 to have a treat in the cafe, watch the students perform, and get a start on your Christmas shopping!

YOUTH MINISTRY TRIP TO SEE VATICAN SPLENDORS

On Sunday, December 5 Youth Ministry will be sponsoring a trip to see the Vatican Splendors exhibit at the History Center. Families are welcome. We will meet at 12:30 and return around 4. Cost is $17 per person. Please RSVP November 11.

PET THERAPY

Pet therapy at the Veteran's Hospital Tuesday November 16th from 4-5pm. RSVP by Monday.

MEGA MEETING

For Confirmation candidates and parents/sponsors Sunday, November 14 after the 11:00 mass.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

As Advent approaches, students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, November 14th after the 9am Mass and on Sunday, December 5th after the 11am Mass. For more details and study materials necessary, contact Peggy Santelli at Teggymom@aol.com or 412.828.0241.

FAMILY HOUSE

We will be cooking again at Family House on Monday, Nov. 22. Please RSVP by the preceding Wednesday if you are interested.

APPALACHIA TRIP

Our Appalachia Mission Trip crew will be selling delicious hoagies this month! A great taste meal when you are in a hurry! Don't forget to order yours!

OCTOBER MASS COUNT

These are the numbers for the October Sunday Mass count for 2010

5:00 pm Saturday Mass average 209

7:30am Sunday Mass average 146

9:00am Sunday Mass average 307

11:00am Sunday Mass average 309

971

On average we have 971 people attend our four weekend Masses. This represents 27 % Mass attendance for our parish (971/3,600=27%). Past average attending:

2009-1,042

2008-1,207

2007-1,496

Obviously this decline in Mass attendance is alarming. Reports from other parishes is similar to our experience. This is another indicator that as a parish/diocese we must revitalize and review ourselves as we address changing attitudes and commitments to the faith. Fr. Ken

MASS INTENTIONS:

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. Kenneth White

11:00 am Antonia Vivaldi LoPardo (Costa Family)

(Anointing of the Sick)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, November 8

8:30 pm Bradford Blue (Ruth & Gary Keefer)

Tuesday, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, November 9

8:30 am Birthday, Elena Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann)

Wednesday, St. Leo the Great, pope, November 10

8:30 am Kevin Morrissey (Mr. & Mrs. Guy Hilton) & Helen Quinlan (Bob McGuiness Family)

Thursday, St. Marin of Tours, bishop, November 11

8:30 am Richard Rigatti (wife)

Friday, St. Josaphat, bishop & martyr, November 12

8:30 am Lorraine Taylor (Kathleen Welsh)

Saturday, St. Francis Xavier, November 13

9:00 am Nellie & Peter Lewkowicz (Indovina Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13

5:00 pm John M. Mchardy (Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

November 14

7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

9:00 am Thomas Welsh (Welsh Family)

Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 am Alexander W. & Ann Rogus (Daughter, Gerry Michanowicz)

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.