February 20, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

    A 2006 movie called Love, Actually has one of the best openings in recent years.  It begins with two young people running toward each other and falling into each other's arms, kissing joyfully.  Then you see a mother being hugged by her two little girls, then two older women, perhaps sisters, embracing.  As these scenes give way to others, you become aware all this takes place in an airport at the arrivals gate.  Accompanying these images is a voiceover.
   Whenever he feels down about the condition of the world, the speaker goes to the arrivals gate at Heathrow airport in London.  Despite the fact that there is so much hatred and greed in the world, he says, Heathrow is one place where things seem different.  At Heathrow love is everywhere.
   All the while you hear this voice; you are watching people rush into each other's arms.  For a full minute you see the world as a welcoming, warm, loving place.  You know it's something of a set-up because who goes to meet people at airports other than family, good friends, people in a loving relationship?  But isn't this God's plan for the world, what God wants most from us: love God; love one another.
   The voiceover concludes by noting that right before the planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City, all the calls that went out were messages of love.  People chose to have their final words be professions of love.  Making that choice on a daily basis is what makes us perfect-that is, full-grown, complete, holy.

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

February 20, 2011
 
SUNDAY, February 13, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$12,820.47

THANK YOU
The Little Sisters of the Poor would like to express humble appreciation to the parishioners for donations totaling $3,838.94. As we live out our mission of care and service to the aged poor, we are reminded of the words of Jesus "so I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you".  Thank you, for your faithful response when we asked, knocked on the parish door, and experienced your charity to help us meet our needs.

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!
The wait is almost over!  Girl Scout cookies will be available after all Masses next weekend – February 26th and 27th.  The cost is $3.50 per box.  If you are not interested in purchasing boxes for yourself, please consider donating a box of Girl Scout Cookies to our men and women serving our country overseas.  If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaine Laymon at 412-784-0240 or Heidi Kipp at 724-822-4341.  Thank you in advance for your support of Girl Scouts!

YOUTH MINISTRY
Join us as we go to Family House on Monday, Feb. 28th to prepare dinner.  We meet at 4:15 and return at 6:45.  RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 23.

LOVE AND LOGIC
Parenting class is back by popular demand and we have a few openings remaining! This popular class will start on Tuesday, March 1from 6:15-7:30 and run for 6 consecutive weeks.  Contact Natalie Gillespie gillespie@brilliantave.com if you are interested.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
   March 4th is World Day of Prayer.  "How Many Loaves Have You?"  Plan to join us at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary at 11am for the service led by the women of the Christian Churches in the Fox Chapel Community.  This year the service, "How Many Loaves Have You", written by the women of Chile, asks us to reflect on the gifts we are given and how we can share them.  Our speaker, Peggy Urzua, is married to a Chilean and has spent a great deal of time in Chile.  She will offer interesting insights into the daily life in Chile. 
   Following the service a light lunch will be served in the atrium.  Plan to come, bring a friend and stay for lunch.  It is always a rewarding day as we share time with our neighbors and learn about Christians in other countries.  Men are included in the invitation to attend the service and lunch following.  Free child care will be available.  If you plan to attend and or need childcare, please call Ruby in the church office.  The phone number is 412-963-8243.  If you have questions or would like to help please call Christine Bennett at 412-828-1123.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights Of Columbus- The world's largest Catholic fraternal organization and its local Guyasuta council seeks to be a quality institution that genuinely lives out the objectives of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Membership is open to all practicing catholic men 18 and older. Learn more at www.kofc.org, from any K of C member, Grand Knight Rick Jankowski at 412-963-0685 or by picking up a brochure in the vestibule.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the following students who have achieved honor roll status at Oakland Catholic High School.  Highest Honor: Courtney Dailey, Allison Nedrow, Christine Pilewski, Katherine Pilewski, Allyson Strahler, Margaret Thomasmeyer, Mary Thomasmeyer, Megan Wasson.  High Honor; Angela Barringer, Olivia Massaro.  Honor: Marta Massaro.

ISRAEL'S STORY
One of last fall's participants in our continuing Bible study, "Israel's Story," said:  "The study is increasing my knowledge immensely." Another added: "The discussion among all involved makes me think and brings me to insights I would never have thought of on my own."  Join us this Lent as we survey the Old Testament from the age of the Maccabees to the time of Jesus. We will also explore the wisdom traditions of Israel and writings such as Job and the Song of Songs.  Please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for more information, including how to register. Newcomers to the study are welcome!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Parishioners are invited to take part in the "40 Days for Life" effort from March 9th(Ash Wednesday) through April 17th(Palm Sunday).  This national, ecumenical, 40 day campaign to end abortion consists of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil.  The campaign kick-off will be Saturday, March 5that 6:00pm at First Presbyterian Church located at 320 Sixth Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh.  Speakers for the kick-off are Fr. Joe Codori and Pastor Gary Paladin.  We will join together in unity, as Christ's body, praying for an end to abortion.  At 7:00pm there will be a candlelight procession to Planned Parenthood located at 933 Liberty Avenue for closing prayer and hymns.

BLOOD DRIVE
There will be a movie ticket Blood Drive at St. Scholastica Pastoral Center on Sunday, March 13th from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Pastoral Center.  To schedule your life saving appointment, please log on to www.centralbloodbank.organd enter sponsor code G0040167 or call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550.  All registered donors will receive a complimentary pair of movie tickets!

INTERSECTION
Join us for Intersection on Sunday, Feb. 27in the ministry center from 10-11am.  All students grades 8-12 are welcome as we discuss the gospel and apply to your life!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Just a reminder that we do not have religious education classes on Feb. 20 & 22 due to the holiday weekend.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 19
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 20
    7:30 am Deceased Members of Veltri & Powers Family
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am Birthday, Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am Ann Gregorczyk (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, February 21
    8:30 am Helen Yasinsky (Mr. & Mrs. William Rielly Sr.)

Tuesday, Chair of St. Peter, apostle, February 22
    8:30 am NO MASS

Wednesday, St. Polycarp, bishop, February 23
    8:30 am NO MASS

Thursday, weekday, February 24
    8:30 am NO MASS

Friday, weekday, February 25
   8:30 am NO MASS

Saturday, weekday, February 26
   9:00 am NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 26
  5:00 pm  Gregory Goetz (Noel, Ryan & Andrew Kelley)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 27
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am John Marmarella (Scanlon Family)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am Holly Herman Thillet (Kapp Family)
       Presider: Fr. Thomas Manion

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 Bechman 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 Parish
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: 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.   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.
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

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 Swindal412-781-0186   Ext. 10
Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic 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.

February 13, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   We live in a country where we prize our freedom, cling to our right to choose and even define our homeland as "the land of the free".  Today's scriptures remind us that along with rights come responsibilities.  We are to
respond to our God who made us and calls us to be a people of the new covenant, ratified by the saving death of God's Son on the cross.
   "If you chose you can keep the commandments, they will save you," says Ben Sira (Sirach 15:15).  For the Jewish people the law was a blessing and those who chose to keep the law would be blessed with life.  That choice is still before us today.
   Jesus' teachings reveal his wisdom in understanding the law of the Mosaiccovenant.  His grasp of what was at the heart of the law can be clearly found in the long form of today's Gospel.  While there is an option for a shorter version, spend some time with the longer reading (Matthew 5:17-37).
    We are to live as kin in what has been called the "kin-dom" of God.  In a world that justifies preventative strikes, Jesus forbids not only killing but even getting angry and bearing a grudge.  He teaches that reconciliation takes priority over worship, that the prohibition against adultery extends even to looking with lust at another, reducing a person to an object for self-gratification.  Finally, he asks us not to swear but to speak with simplicity and integrity.
    Some might dismiss all this as impossible to achieve.  But, as a young virgin was once told:   "[N]othing will be impossible for God" (Luke 1:37).

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

February 13, 2011
 
SUNDAY, February 6, 2011

OFFERINGS:
$11,833.56
 
VALENTINE'S DAY BAKE SALE
  Back by popular demand!  Don't miss the return of the CDTCA Valentine's Day Bake Sale after all masses February 12th& February 13th.  Be sure to stop by the tables in the back of the church to purchase delicious homemade sweets for your sweeties.  Show someone special that you are thinking of them!  All proceeds benefit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN
Protecting God's Children class will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011from 1-4 PM in the St. Raphael Grade School auditorium, 1154 Chislett St, Pittsburgh PA 15206. Please call Pam Matia at 412-298-6845 or go to ww.diopitt.org to register.

ST. BONAVENTURE BREAVEMENT MINISTRY
St. Bonaventure bereavement ministry is offering a seven-week grief support group this Spring.  We invite anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one tojoin us for this free series.  A morning Grief Support Group will be held at 11:00am to 12:30pm beginning Friday, March 4th to Friday, April 15, 2011.  For more information or to register call the St. Bonaventure Parish Center at 412-486-2606 x101.  All are welcome.  If this time is not convenient, we will also offer a Support Group in the fall.

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN FRIARS
For 800 years followers of St. Francis of Assisi have been rebuilding the Church.  The Capuchin Franciscans are priests and brothers who serve Christ in the spirit of St. Francis.  Men between the ages of 16 and 40 are invited to visit a Capuchin friary.  Visits to Capuchin friaries in PA, Washington, DC and Ohio are held regularly.  For information call 1-888-263-6227 or email frtomcap@yahoo.comor visit www.capuchin.com.

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK
If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com.  Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!
 
AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
Please join the Aquinas Guild for coffee as we listen to parishioner, Dr. John C. Maher, discuss "Common Causes of Vision Loss" on Wednesday, February 16th at 10 am.  Discussion will include: cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.  No RSVP is necessary.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses next weekend. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Community Market and Panera. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE
There will be a Taize Prayer Service at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm.  Taize is a meditative prayer service that incorporates simple, repetitive song and chant, scripture readings and periods of group silence in a setting of peace and soft light that fosters communion with God.

LINKING FAITH & CULTURE
Fr. Allen Figueroa Deck will address the Church's challenge regarding young Catholics distancing themselves from the Church.  Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Seton LaSalle High School Auditorium, 7:30pm.  Call 412-456-3112 for more information.  Admission is free.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12
    5:00 pm   Dr. Raimund G. Rueger (Rueger Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 13
   7:30 am   Rosemarie Labriola (Strahler Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Richard Westbrook (Luci & David Massaro)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Cyril, monk, February 14
    8:30 am  Sophie Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)

Tuesday, weekday, February 15
    8:30 am  Jerry Werries (God bless you Jerry on your 40th! Love, Mom & Dad)

Wednesday, weekday, February 16
   8:30 am Beatriz Caminos (Bob & Dawn Aul & Family)

Thursday, weekday, February 17
   8:30 am John L. Piatkowski (Jean & Bill Eckert)

Friday, weekday, February 18
   8:30 am Stephen & Margaret Dolak (Sr. Dorothy)

Saturday, weekday, February 19
   9:00 am Andrea Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 19
   5:00 pm Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 20
   7:30 am Deceased Members of Veltri & Powers Family
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am Birthday, Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am Ann Gregorczyk (Family)
       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 Bechman 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 Parish
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: 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.   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.
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

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 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.

February 6, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD
    One of the most common advertising strategies is showing what you can look like after you purchase a certain product or follow a particular program: a more pleasing shape, greater muscle definition, blemish-free skin, silkier hair and so on.  Jesus today offers two images to his disciples, salt and light, indicating what they can be if they follow his teachings.  In both instances the benefits go to others.
    Salt was important in Jesus' time for preserving meat and for bringing out the taste of food.  Its usefulness depends on its interacting with something else.  When it doesn't interact, it is useless.  So, too, if a follower does not live in the world as a child of the kingdom, the world will be bland.
    And not only that, but also blind, unable to glimpse God's presence here and now.  The disciples must show themselves to the world as followers of Jesus, rooted like him in the law and the prophets.  With so much darkness due to hatred, cruelty and greed, the disciple who shares bread with the hungry, helps shelter the homeless, clothes the naked and does not live indifferent to the needs of others, will truly be salt and light.
    In the coming weeks, we will continue to hear the Sermon on the Mount, a compilation of teachings that Matthew has collected to give us the program we are to follow so that the world may catch a glimpse now and again of the reign of God.

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

February 6, 2011
 
SUNDAY, January 30, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$13,155.50

VALENTINE'S DAY BAKE SALE
Back by popular demand!  Don't miss the return of the CDTCA Valentine's Day Bake Sale after all masses February 12th& February 13th.  Be sure to stop by the tables in the back of the church to purchase delicious homemade sweets for your sweeties.  Show someone special that you are thinking of them!  All proceeds benefit Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

SCOUT SUNDAY
   Today we celebrate Scout Sunday, which commemorates the founding of the Scouting movement.  One of the basic tenets of all Boy Scouts and all Cub Scouts,  regardless of one's faith, is that a Scout is Reverent and has a duty to God. 
    At the 9:00 mass today, several of the Cub Scouts from our Pack received their religious emblem award.  Congratulations to Otto Conroy, Alex Cooper, and Jacob Lewis, who earned their Parvuli Dei Award, the religious award for Catholics, and to Vance Johnson, who earned his God and Me award, the religious award for Baptists.  We congratulate all Scouts and Scouters from Pack 78 as well as all those who have ever earned a religious emblem award or their Eagle Scout award. 
   For information about our local Pack, contact Tony Goreczny at anthonyjgoreczny-scouts@yahoo.com or Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com

FOX CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL CONCERT
Sunday, February 13, 2:00pm, "A Winter's Tale of Love".  Suggested donation of $10 and a non-perishable food item or toilet paper.  Portions of this concert's proceeds will be used to offset expenses for the FCAHS choirs' trip to NYC.  Donations will be given to the Aspinwall Homeless Ministry.  Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Ave, Aspinwall, 15215.  Handicapped accessible and free parking.

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY
World Marriage Day is celebrated the weekend of February 12-13, 2011.  The diocesan celebrations will be on February 12th at St. John Neumann Parish in Franklin Park at 5:30pm.  Wine and cheese reception to follow in the parish hall.  $10 per couple, register by calling 412-456-3160.

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK
If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com.  Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!

CATHOLIC VISION OF LOVE
On Tuesday, February 8th from 6:30-7:30 in the pastoral center, there will be a Catholic Vision of Love presentation for parents of 5,6, & 7th graders.  Holly Joy Penzenstadler will be our presenter.  On Tuesday, February 15th, all 7th Religious Education Students are to attend a session on the Catholic Vision of Love from 6:15-7:30 in the pastoral center.

RESPECT LIFE WASHINGTON MARCH
Many thanks to all who sponsored the trip to Washington for the MARCH FOR LIFE last Monday and for all those who came to the 5:30 am Mass to pray with us.  We listened to speeches at the Rally, marched to the Supreme Court with hundreds of thousands of people.  Then we divided up: some stayed at the Supreme Court to listen to the stories of those who had aborted a baby, others attended a Meeting with Senators Casey and Toomey, the youth joined a Pro-Life Youth Rally, and others browsed the pro-life organization booths at the March Headquarters Hotel.  God bless all who made our pilgrimage for the unborn possible.

BASEBALL CLINICS
Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School will be running Pre-Spring Baseball Clinics for all players currently in grades 4 through 8. These popular clinics will provide valuable instruction on baseball fundamentals and will be run by the Central Catholic's Varsity staff and players. The clinics will be held on campus in the Alumni Hall Gym, Sunday, February 20thbeginning at 1 p.m.  For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/centralcatholicvarsitybaseball, or call Head Coach Frank LaCava at 412.848.1202.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 5
5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Lynch Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 6
7:30 am  Birthday, Daniel S. Gombos (Dan & Theresa Gombos)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
11:00 am  Birthday, George R. Paulick (Paulick Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, February 7
8:30 am Gerald & Patience Hogan (Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Kaleida)

Tuesday, weekday, February 8
8:30 am Gino Marsico (Dedo Family)

Wednesday, weekday, February 9
 8:30 am  Mrs. Joanne Vey (Wolfarth Family)

Thursday, St. Scholastica, virgin, February 10
 8:30 am Helen Gage (Scanlon Family)

Friday, Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
8:30 am  Frances Q. Blue (Ruth & Gary Keefer)

Saturday, weekday, February 12
9:00 am  Pauline Eban (Her Daughters)

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12
5:00 pm  Dr. Raimund G. Rueger (Rueger Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 13
7:30 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Strahler Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
 9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
 11:00 am  Richard Westbrook (Luci & David Massaro)
       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 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 Parish
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.   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.
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

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

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic 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.