December 19, 2010

SUNDAY December 12, 2010 OFFERINGS:
$15,614.00

HEKIMA PLACE
Donations totaling $2,470.00 received for tuition for the children at Hekima Place in Kenya.

WEB ALERT! NEW SITE OPEN
Try out the newly rebuilt St. Scholastica Parish website at www.saintscholastica.com. The site contains basic information about the parish, as well as a number of features that we hope you find useful. You can now sign your children up for religious education classes online, contact parish groups in order to participate in their activities, and inform the parish of the needs of parishioners who are newly shut-in or are in the hospital. We encourage you to explore the site, and please notify us through the “feedback” link if you encounter any problems.

SNOW TUBING
Last chance to sign up for our Dec. 29th trip to Seven Springs! We will tube the 11-1 session. RSVP to the youth ministry office!

GIFT CARDS
For all your last minute Christmas gifts, holiday parties and planning your Christmas dinner, please stop at the back of church this weekend, December 18th and 19th. We will be selling gift cards for ALL local grocery stores and many restaurants and retail stores. Please consider purchasing gift cards and supporting our school.

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.

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS
The Parish Office will be closed December 23rd—December 31st. We will reopen Monday, January 3rd.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Just a reminder that our Religious Education program will be on Christmas Break Dec. 26, 28and Jan. 2. Have a wonderful Christmas!

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Masses: 4:00pm (Children’s Christmas Eve Mass),
7:00pm and 10:00pm (there is no midnight Christmas Eve Mass.

Christmas Day Masses: one Mass scheduled at 10:00am (no 5:00pm
Christmas Day Mass).

Sunday December 26th:7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am Masses.

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!

THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
Thank you to those who participated in St Scholastica’s Christmas Gift Project.

Generous donations from our parishioners will help make Christmas more hopeful for many less fortunate children in our area, as well as fund tuition for students in Haiti and Kenya. Your donations are appreciated very much!

COME EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

Each choir will sing 30-minutes of Christmas Prelude Music before each of our Christmas liturgies. Come early this year to take some time to sit in peaceful, joyous prayer as part of your Christmas celebration.
Christmas Eve 3:30 p.m. (Children’s 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve 6:30 p.m. (Contemporary Choir 7pm)
Christmas Eve 9:30 p.m. (SATB Choir 10 p.m.)
Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. (SATB Schola 10 a.m.)

HELEN GAGE—REST IN PEACE
This past Friday, Fr. Bob Duch celebrated the funeral Mass of Helen Gage. She had not been well for a number of years, but became seriously ill these past months. She served our parish as secretary for many years. In fact her whole working career was devoted to serving several parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. We are grateful for her many years of faithful service and commend her to the Lord Jesus. We extend our sympathy and prayers to her family members and friends and to Fr. Bob who was devoted to her care. May she be home with the Lord this Christmas. Fr. Ken

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18
5:00 pm Edward L. Gursky (Wife & Daughter)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

9:00 am Mary, Frank & Eugene LeDonne (LeDonne Family)
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

11:00 amKathryn Cush (Dan Cush)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Late Advent Weekday, December 20
8:30 am Angie Obringer (Family)

Tuesday, Late Advent Weekday, December 21
8:30 am Norma Longhini (Longhini Family)

Wednesday, Late Advent Weekday, December 22
8:30 am Frank & Katherine Perry (Bob & Gloria Rosati)

Thursday, Late Advent Weekday, December 23
8:30 am Communion Service

Friday, Late Advent Weekday, December 24
4:00 pm Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)

7:00 pm Parishioners of St. Scholastica

10:00 pm Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

Saturday, Christmas, December 25
10:00 am Joe & Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, December 26
7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

9:00 am Frances Maher (Kathleen Welsh)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

11:00 am Frank & Sophie Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch

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.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

Mrs. Chrissy Morton 24
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 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.