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.