December 5, 2010

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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.

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.

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!

SANTA'S WORKSHOP IS HERE!
Santa's Workshop is open after all Masses this weekend in the Pastoral Center. A
variety of decorative items, handmade crafts and inexpensive gift items are
available for purchase. Come and get some Christmas shopping done.  There are
gifts available for everyone on your list.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE MASS
All are invited to join Bishop David Zubik and Latino Catholics for the annual
"Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Mass" on Friday, December 10th, 7:00pm at St.
Paul Cathedral.  The celebration begins at 7:00pm with the "Our Lady"
procession.  Enjoy the festive reception afterwards in the cathedral's social
hall.
 
GREETING OF PEACE
Traditionally we all know that during the Greeting of Peace we turn to one and
other and shake hands.  Given the flu season, the acceptable alternative would
be a nod of the head and a smile.

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE
             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??

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
The December Meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 11, at 9:40am.  We will be doing
Christmas Cards for Shut-Ins. All are welcome to join us.

PARISH LITURGICAL CALENDARS
Thank you to Paul Ajak, Funeral Director of Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home, for
contributing the Parish Liturgical Calendars for 2011.  They are now available
at the entrances to the church.

CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY
Our Annual Children's Christmas Eve Liturgy is at 4:00pm on Friday, December
24th.  As is our tradition we will have children in grades k-2 dress as angels
and shepherds.  If your child would like to participate please contact Kirsten
Powell at kcpwll@gmail.comby December 15th.
 BLOOD DRIVE
Many thanks to the 23 participants who came to donate blood last Sunday.  The
Parish is grateful for your contribution to fill this need for patients in our
city.  God bless you.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Children in grades 3-8 are invited to sing in the Christmas Eve Children's choir
for the 4:00pm Liturgy.  Our rehearsal will be Saturday, December 18thfrom
9:30-12:00 in the pastoral center. This is our only rehearsal and so it is
mandatory.  If your child would like to participate please contact Jamie Dillon
by December 12 @ jamiedillon@comcast.net.
HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wed., December  8th, in the Pastoral
Center, immediately following the 7:00 Mass.  All are welcome!

MASS INTENTIONS:
 

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

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

Monday, Advent Weekday, December 6
   8:30 amFor the health of Christian Connolly
(Ted & Ann Phillips)

Tuesday, St. Ambrose, bishop, December 7
 8:30 amFrank LeDonne (LeDonne Family)

Wednesday, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8
  8:30 amAnniv., William L. Vietmeier (Cousins)
    7:00 pmAnn Romanovich (Scanlon Family)

Thursday, Advent Weekday, December 9
    8:30 amAnniv.,  Mary Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Friday, Advent Weekday, December 10
   8:30 amJoseph Feeley (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)
   
Saturday, Advent Weekday, December 11
   9:00 amAnniv., Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11
5:00 pmRichard B. Cullinan (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Advent,  December 12
7:30 amParishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
9:00 amLaurence G. Dengler & Theobald J. Dengler
(Doherty Family)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 amArlene Enriquez (Enriquez Family)
       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 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.