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.