April 3, 2011

SUNDAY, March 27, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$10,107.01
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortfall:
$1,989.28

COLLECTION FOR JAPAN
Thank-you to all of the parishioners who donated to the second collection last weekend, you helped to raise $4,893.00 for Japan!

LIFE LINE SCREENING
Do your legs ache after walking a short distance?  If so, you may want to consider being screened for a peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the arms or legs become narrowed or clogged by plaque, slowing or stopping the flow of blood.  Life Line Screening will bring this preventive health event that can assess one's risk of PAD through an ankle brachial index (ABI).  PAD is closely linked to coronary artery disease and identifying PAD can also help prevent heart attack and stroke.  We are pleased to host a screening on Friday, May 6, 2011at St. Scholastica.  Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139.  All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Call 1-888-653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.

AN EVENING WITH HELEN OSMAN
Spend an evening exploring the role of women in the Catholic Church with the first woman to serve as secretary of communications for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Helen Osman.  Wednesday, April 13, 2011at 7:30pm at Seton LaSalle High School Auditorium.  For more information contact the Department for Religious Education at 412.456.3112.  Admission is free.

HOSANNA 2011
Hosanna 2011 will take place on Palm Sunday at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  The day begins at noon and concludes at 6:00pm.  This event is open to all students' grades 8-12. Hosanna will feature Catholic Presenters Popple and Mark Hart. Our own Jamie Dillon will be the emcee.  This memorable event will conclude with mass celebrated by Bishop Zubic. Cost is $15.00 by today. $20.00 day of the event.  Rsvp to Jamie Dillon.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Ian Gillespie who will receive the scout emblem "Ad Altare Dei" at the 57th Annual Scout Convocation at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday April 10th. Well done. Ian!

HEKIMA PLACE
Next week there will be a second collection for Hekima Place which was founded by Mrs. Kate Fletcher who will speak at all the Masses next weekend. Hekima Place is a home for girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The name "Hekima" was chosen for its Kiswahili meaning: Wisdom.  About 60 girls are members of the Hekima Place family. Each girl lives with a loving Kenyan staff member called "mum" - growing within a faith-based "family" with "sisters" (other orphaned girls) as companions and workmates.
 
 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings in Lent at 7:00pm (no Stations on Good Friday evening).

2011 MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions are still available for 2011.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
As of April 10 & 12 our Religious Education program will have exceeded the diocesan time requirements and so we are finished for the year!  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our of catechists and helpers for their dedication and hard work.  Registrations are now being accepted for the 2011/12 academic year.  Registration forms are available on the parish website.

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
The next Aquinas Guild meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12that 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center.  Parishioner Ursula Meyer will share her talents with us as she demonstrates the art of jewelry making.  Participants will create a jewelry item.  The fee to participate is $10 payable to the "Aquinas Guild."  Please mail to: Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr, Pittsburgh, 15238.  Kindly RSVP by Saturday, April 9th.

FISH FRY THIS FRIDAY!
Don't forget to come to the Fish Fry this Friday, April 8 in our school cafeteria!  Take out only lunch will be available from 11:00am to 1:00 pm and dining in or take out dinners will be served from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Order forms for take out orders are available in the back of church or in the school office or can be placed by calling 412-781-6846 starting at 9:00 am Friday morning. We hope to see you there!!

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wed., April 6, 7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE
The month of April marks the Boy Scout's annual "Scouting for Food" drive. Over 130,000 people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area will benefit from this drive - many of them children. This year CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations before and after all April 10th Sunday masses.  Please be generous by bringing canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities to mass. The Scouts will be on hand to collect donations which will be distributed to local food pantries such as one run by Saint Juan Diego parish in Sharpsburg. If you have questions, please contact Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU
We wish to thank everyone who supported our Appalachia Mission Trip by returning a pink envelope. Any remaining envelopes can be placed in Jamie Dillon's mailbox in the pastoral center.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, April 2
  5:00 pm   Chuck Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent,  April 3
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am   Juan Gelats (Alvaro & Sandy Garcia-Tunon)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am Robert Boley (Children)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, April 4
   8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Goodrich Family)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, April 5
    8:30 am  Margaret Garvey & Son, Peter J. Gargvey (Patricia G. Snyder)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, April 6
   8:30 am  Edward Skalski (Jean Skalski)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, April 7
   8:30 am  Donald Schultz (Rita Schultz)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 8
   8:30 am   Birthday, Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 9
   9:00 am   Louise Bauer & Arthur Bauer (Bob Bauer)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 9
  5:00 pm   Birthday, Stephen Novick (wife, Shelley Novick & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Lent,  April 10
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am   Judy Jackworth (Gini & Nick Scheid)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Richard Cullinan (Peggy Friday)
       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, M.Th., M.Ed. Ext. 14
Pastor
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.

March 27, 2011

SUNDAY, March 20, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$10,107.01

HAITIAN STUDENTS TALK
On Sunday, April 10th, St. Scholastica Parish will host two university students from Haiti, Heguel Mesidor and Helena Gaurin.  They work for Fonkoze, Haiti's Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor.  Fonkoze is committed to the economic and social improvement of the people and communities of Haiti and to the reduction of poverty in the country.  Join us at noon in the Pastoral Center for an informational conversation with the Haitian visitors.  There is no cost.  Haitian crafts will be available for purchase and refreshments served.  All are welcome!

BLOOD DRIVE
Thank you to the 22 parishioners who stopped by March 13 to give their time and blood for others. Your donations gave Central Blood Bank 66 products to help patients.

APPALACHIA MEETING
Anyone wishing to participate in this year's mission trip to Appalachia must attend a meeting on Tuesday, March 29th at 730 in the pastoral center.

YOUTH MASS
Youth Mass is schedule for Sunday, April 3rdat 9:00 if you are middle school or high school youth and would like to sing or play an instrument please contact Jamie Dillon by Tuesday.                       .    

CONFIRMATION PRACTICE
Confirmation Practice Sunday April 3rd  10:15-11:00 in the cafeteria.                       .

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mark your calendar for Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School! June13-17th from 9-12:00 in the gym.  All youth ages 5-9 are invited to participate in this week of fun and faith!  Contact Jamie Dillon for more information.

APPALACHIA FUND RAISER
Our "pink envelope" fund raiser continues this week.  If you have taken an envelope it may returned "down the chimney" of the house in the back of the church.  If you would like to pick up an envelope you may do so in the back of church.  We appreciate your support of our annual youth ministry mission trip to Appalachia.

LIFE LINE SCREENING
Are you, or have you ever been, a smoker?  Are you a male over 55?  St. Scholastica is pleased to host a Life Line Screening preventive health event to scan for risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).  Life Line Screening uses hospital quality ultrasound technology to detect an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.  Warning signs of AAA often go unidentified and if ruptured, abdominal aortic aneurysms are 80-95% fatal.  The screening will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011.  Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139.  All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 to pre-register.
 
 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings in Lent at 7:00pm (no Stations on Good Friday evening).

2011 MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions are still available for 2011.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

ALTAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
As you know, during Lent we have no flower arrangements in the sanctuary. However, during the Easter season and summer we always have a flower arrangement in front of the altar. If you would like to honor someone (birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person.  Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates, please call the parish office  412-781-0186 ext10.

RCIA UPDATE
You may remember a variety of RCIA rituals occurring during Lent the past several years, such as scrutinies and sending candidates off during Mass to reflect on the Scriptures.  Those rituals are for candidates preparing to receive sacraments at Eastertime, and we have no one in that situation this year.  We do have two persons in the initial stage of the RCIA.  The period of inquiry or the precatechumenate is a time for people to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed and to explore any questions they have about the Gospel and the Church.  Inquirers who have been baptized in other Christian communities and who are exploring full communion with the Catholic Church may use this period to recommit themselves to their Christian faith and to learn more about the life of the Catholic community.  As the stage progresses, inquirers will discern whether they will pursue initiation into the Catholic community.  Please pray for our inquirers during this Lenten season.  May their sincere search for the heart of our faith inspire us all to a deeper turning toward the Gospel and our Lord!

THE ABCs OF CATHOLIC ANNULMENTS
If you are divorced or in a second marriage and would like an overview of annulments, please attend a session this Monday, March 28th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  Fr. Ken White will talk about the annulment process and how to take the first steps.  If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please invite him or her to attend and offer to come along for support.

FISH FRY!  FISH FRY!
A second Fish Fry will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in our school's cafeteria.  Mark your calendars now to come for or to take out a delicious dinner that includes fried and baked fish dinners, homemade macaroni and cheese, pasta with homemade marinara sauce, pierogies with onions, homemade desserts and more!!  Lunch will also be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for take out orders only.  Order forms will be available in the back of church after all Masses and until the day of the Fish Fry.  We hope to see you there!

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent, March 26
   5:00 pm  Magdalen Lang (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent,  March 27
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am   Paul Schultz (Ramona Venn)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am    Joseph Contosta (Deborah Drummond)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 28
   8:30 am  Joseph L. Schultz (Parents)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 29
   8:30 am  Birthday, Gino Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 30
   8:30 am  John Marmarella (Rick & Eileen Monti)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 31
   8:30 am  Helen Gage (William & Kathleen Gavlak)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 1
   8:30 am  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 2
   9:00 am  Daniel Fleming (Fleming Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, April 2
  5:00 pm  Chuck Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent,  April 3
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 amJ  uan Gelats (Alvaro & Sandy Garcia-Tunon)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Robert Boley (Children)
       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.

March 20, 2011

SUNDAY, March 13, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$15,519.50


WELCOME, NEW PARISHIONERS!
All are invited to welcome our new parishioners after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses today (March 20) at an open house in the Pastoral Center. Light refreshments will be served.

AQUINAS GUILD
The Aquinas Guild is pleased to announce that Sister Catherine Higgins, CSJ, a sister of St. Joseph from Baden, will speak on, "Offering the Gift of Presence-an invitation to live each moment fully aware of God's life in us, in all around us", on Wednesday, March 23rdat 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Mary Ellen Maher for more information 412-767-5863.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
You can still sign up for this season of our Bible study, "Israel's Story."  Groups meet on Tuesday evenings and regular sessions begin this week.  We are surveying the story line of the Old Testament, and looking more closely at some of the high points. Newcomers are welcome!  Please see the flyers at the church entrances or contact Andy Bechman for more information.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Homestudy check in today.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
You may now register for the 2011/12 year online at our parish website!

INTERSECTION
All students in grades 8-12 are invited to a special Intersection on Theology of the Body for Teens March 27th10-11am in the ministry center.  Light breakfast provided.

APPALACHIA TRIP
Last Date to sign up for Appalachia is March 29th. All interested participants should attend the March 29th meeting at 730 in the pastoral center.

HAVE YOU TAKEN CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH TODAY?
Life Line Screening will be at St. Scholastica on Friday, May 6, 2011offering five safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. The event is also being sponsored by Ohio Valley General Hospital.  To be more proactive about your health and live longer for yourself, your family, and your community, call to register at 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.  For only $139 you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease. There is no time like the present to take action!
 
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings in Lent at 7:00pm (no Stations on Good Friday evening).

THE ABCs OF CATHOLIC ANNULMENTS
If you are divorced or in a second marriage and would like an overview of annulments, please attend this session on Monday, March 28,at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  Fr. Ken White will talk about the annulment process and how to take the first steps.  If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please invite him or her to attend and offer to come along for support.

CORRECTION
Confessions will be available at 7:00 p.m. on March 24th at St. Edward Parish, Blawnox, after a 6:30 p.m. mass.  The time listed in our Lenten events flyer is incorrect.

2011 MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions are still available for 2011.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

ALTAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
As you know, during Lent we have no flower arrangements in the sanctuary. However, during the Easter season and summer we always have a flower arrangement in front of the altar. If you would like to honor someone (birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person.  Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates, please call the parish office  412-781-0186 ext10.

APPRECIATION BRUNCH
The Parish Appreciation Brunch will be held on April 3rdat 12:30 at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  Invitations have been mailed.  If you did not receive an invitation and are currently a volunteer in the parish, please contact Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863.  We paid for a number of "no-shows" last year, so please cancel your reservation if you find that you cannot attend the brunch.  RSVP's are due to Kathy Jerich by March 28th.

INVITE SOMEONE HOME
Do you know someone—a neighbor, friend, or family member—who is no longer practicing her or his Catholic faith?  Please consider inviting the person to our "Come Home for Lent and Easter" session this Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center, and offer to come along.  At the session, participants will have an opportunity to be heard about their relationship with the Church and to decide whether they would like to explore renewing their faith journey within the Catholic community.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent, March 19
   5:00 pm   Michael Warburton (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Lent,  March 20
    7:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. Al Hicks (St. Monica Society)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am   Holly Herman Thillet (Kapp Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 21
   8:30 am Gino Marsico (Santucci Family)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 22
    8:30 am James Zona (Ann Marie & Bill Kiszka)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 23
   8:30 am Birthday,  Anthony M. Greco (wife Tina & Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 24
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE—NO MASS

Friday, Annunciation of the Lord, March 25
   8:30 am  Unborn (Respect Life Committee)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 26
   9:00 am

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent, March 26
  5:00 p.m.  Magdalen Lang (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent,  March 27
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Paul Schultz (Ramona Venn)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Joseph Contosta (Deborah Drummond)
       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.

March 13, 2011

SUNDAY, March 6, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$11,889.14

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings in Lent at 7:00pm (no Stations on Good Friday evening).

LENTEN FISH FRY
The first Fish Fry for this Lenten season will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 in the cafeteria of our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Eat in or take out.  To place a take-out order, fill out a form located in the back of church or call 412-781-6846 from 9:00 am on the day of the fish fry.  NEW THIS YEAR - Lunch take-out only will be available from 11:00am to 1:00 pm on Friday, March 18.  Plan to come and bring your family and friends!

APPALACHIA MEETING
Our next meeting for our mission trip is March 29that 7:30 pm in the pastoral center.  This is final date to sign up for the trip.

AQUINAS GUILD
The Aquinas Guild is pleased to announce that Sister Catherine Higgins, CSJ, a sister of St. Joseph from Baden, will speak on, "Offering the Gift of Presence--an invitation to live each moment fully aware of God's life in us, in all around us", on Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Mary Ellen Maher for more information 412-767-5863.

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.

COME HOME FOR LENT AND EASTER
If you've been away from the church or you are drifting away from it, if you've been hurt by the Church or are confused or angry because of your Catholic experience, please consider this invitation to come meet with us and talk and be heard.  Perhaps this Easter can be a time of resurrected hope in your faith journey. Join us on Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.
 
THE ABCs OF CATHOLIC ANNULMENTS
If you are divorced or in a second marriage and would like an overview of annulments, please attend this session on Monday, March 28,at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  Fr. Ken White will talk about the annulment process and how to take the first steps.  If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please invite him or her to attend and offer to come along for support.

CORRECTION
Confessions will be available at 7:00 p.m. on March 24th at St. Edward Parish, Blawnox, after a 6:30 p.m. mass.  The time listed in our Lenten events flyer is incorrect.

MOVIE BLOOD DRIVE
This Sunday, March 13th, is the St. Scholastica Blood Drive.  Are you the right type?  Yes!  Donors of every blood type are needed everyday, so everyone has the right type. The rarest blood is the type that is not available when it's needed.  Do you know your right type. A-,A+,B-,B+,O-,O+,AB-,AB+.  Come to the drive, donate blood and Central Blood Bank will send your personal donor card with your blood type!  Please give blood.  All registered donors will receive two free movie tickets.

NEW PARISHIONER WELCOME
On Sunday, March 20, after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses, all are invited to the Pastoral Center for an open house to welcome our newest parishioners. Please plan to join us! Light refreshments will be served.

APPALACHIA FUND RAISER
Our "pink envelope" fundraiser for our annual Youth Ministry Appalachia Mission Trip is well under way!  You may return your envelope "down the chimney" of the house any time before April 3rd.  If you have not selected an envelope, you may do so at any time prior to April 3.  We are grateful for your prayers and your financial support.

INTERSECTION
All students grades 8-12 are invited to join us for INTERSECTION on March 20 from 10am-11am in the ministry center.  This is a discussion of the gospel as it applies to your life.  Light Breakfast provided.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of the First Sunday of Lent, March 12
   5:00 pm Birthday, Arthur Hussey Sr. (Art & Matt Hussey)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, First Sunday of Lent,  March 13
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Ryan McGovern (Jerry & Janet Monaco)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine Macek (Rick & Cindy DeFilippo)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 14
   8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Leona Venn)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 15
   8:30 am  Birthday, Anthony Michael Farina (Family)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 16
  8:30 am  James Schultz (John & Robert Schultz)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 17
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE—NO MASS

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 18
   8:30 am  Leslie Carlson (Styslinger Family)

Saturday, St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 19
   9:00 am  Msgr. Kraus (J & N Certo)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent, March 19
  5:00 pm  Michael Warburton (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Lent,  March 20
   7:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. Al Hicks (St. Monica Society)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Holly Herman Thillet (Kapp 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 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.

March 6, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   The poet Anne Sexton once wrote that words may be both daisies and bruises. We live in a time when words seem to wound and divide people more than heal and unite them.  Whether in the realm of politics or religion, words have become weapons more often than bridges to understanding and cooperation.  But we are a people who over the centuries have been formed by the word of God in both the Old and New Testament.
    Both Moses and Jesus knew the power of words that have taken root in the human heart and carry over into action.  In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses gives his final speech to the people he has led out of bondage and brought to the border of the Promised Land.  He calls them not only to wear these words on their body as emblems of faith, but to "take these words of mine into your heart and soul" (Deuteronomy 11:18).
    Jesus begins by saying that words alone are not enough; what matters in the end is doing the will of the Father.  And what is the Father's will?  Go back and read the entire Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29).  The call to live in a way that brings the law of Moses to fulfillment is to be heard, taken to heart  and carried into action.  The instruction given to the disciples remains an urgent command to bring about the kingdom of heaven now.  Jesus' words will be a sturdy shelter that protects them when battering storms threaten to overwhelm.

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

March 6, 2011
 
SUNDAY, February 27, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$9,686.25

LENTEN LITURGY NOTES
Lent begins this Wednesday, March 9.  Throughout the Weekends of Lent, you'll notice the following in regard to the church environment and purposeful liturgical options:
· Holy water fonts will be filled with sand and draped in purple to remind us of choosing to walk through the desert of Lenten penance while we await the refreshing waters of Easter.
· Each weekend we will have a large visual symbol in the middle of church that corresponds to the Gospel.
· The tone of the liturgies will be simple, lean and unadorned.
· Prior to Mass, the Presider and Assembly will sit in quiet prayer for about 5 minutes as a gesture of focusing our hearts on Jesus throughout Lent.
· We will sing  simple chant versions of the Kyrie, Our Father and Agnus Dei.
· We will use repetitive music refrains at the Gathering, Communion and Closing, and the Responsorial Psalm will be an abbreviated form.
· We will approach in silence to receive the Eucharist, once again helping us to focus on Jesus whose presence within us can effect needed change in our attitudes and actions.
Hopefully, by explaining this ahead of time, these small details may serve to help us enter into a more conscious spirit and understanding of Lent.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
The first 40 DAYS FOR LIFE took place in 2004 in Texas.  Church members prayed in front of an abortion facility for 40 days.  Today, the manager of that facility, Abby Johnson, has left her job, joined the pro-life movement and is taking instructions in the Catholic Faith.  Please join 40 Days, March 9th to April 17th and pray for a miracle in Pittsburgh.

SAVE THE DATE
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 3rd at 12:30 at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  Invitations will be mailed this week.  Please call Mary Ellen Maher for more information 412-767-5863.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Just a reminder that due to the school calendar break, there is no religious education on March 13th & 15th. 

FAMILY ROSARY
The Realities and Joys of Catholic Parenting presented by Greg and Jennifer Willits.  Tuesday, March 15, 2011at 7:30pm.  Seton LaSalle High School Auditorium.  For more information call the Department for Religious Education at 412-456-3112.  Admission is free

BIBLE QUESTIONS
How did the persecution of Jewish subjects of a successor of Alexander the Great promote the idea of the resurrection of the dead?  How should we understand the book of Job?  Where did the Pharisees and Sadducees that we hear about in the Gospels come from?  To ponder these questions and many more, join us for the concluding season of our Bible study, "Israel's Story," which begins on March 15. Please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for more information, including how to register. Newcomers to the study are welcome!

MOVIE TICKET BLOOD DRIVE
Next Sunday, March 13th, St. Scholastica's is having a Blood Drive, from 8am to 1 pm.  Central Blood Bank must see over 725 donors' everyday in order to meet the needs of patients in local hospitals.  Your donation will help ensure that blood is there when a local patient needs blood to recover from an accident or illness.  Please give blood.  All registered donors will receive a complimentary pair of movie tickets.  Schedule your appointment  by logging on to www.centralblood bank.org. and enter sponsor code G0040167 or call 412-781-6550 (Mary Catherine Scanlon).          

NEW PARISHIONER WELCOME
On Sunday, March 20th after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses, everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center for an open house to welcome our new parishioners.  Please stop by to meet our newest members.  Light refreshments will be served.

COME HOME FOR LENT AND EASTER
If you've been away from the church, or are drifting away from it; if you've been hurt by the church or are confused or angry because of your Catholic experience, please consider this invitation to come talk with us.  Perhaps this Lent and Easter can be a time of resurrected hope in your faith journey.  Join us on Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.

LIFE LINE SCREENING
St. Scholastica is pleased to offer a preventative health event.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings on Friday, May 6, 2011.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of thearteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat which is closely tied to stroke risk and a bone density screening for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.  Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139.  All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.

SKI TRIP
The youth ministry ski trip is scheduled for March 14th at Seven Springs.  All MS and HS youth (and parents) are welcome.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 5
   5:00 pm  Egidio Diani (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  March 6
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am Werries & Hudak Families (Jerry & Carole Werries)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  John Gregorzcyk (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, March 7
   8:30 am  Birthday, Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Tuesday, weekday, March 8
   8:30 am  In Honor of the Holy Name of Jesus

Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, March 9
   8:30 am  Rose Asturi (Frank & Ann)

Thursday, weekday, March 10
   8:30 am  Communion Service—NO MASS

Friday, weekday, March 11
   8:30 am  Anniv., Ann Colangelo (Husband)

Saturday, weekday, March 12
   9:00 am  Stephen H. Novick (Scanlon Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the First Sunday of Lent, March 12
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Arthur Hussey Sr. (Art & Matt Hussey)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, First Sunday of Lent,  March 13
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Ryan McGovern (Jerry & Janet Monaco)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine Macek (Rick & Cindy DeFilippo)
       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 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 27, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   I am writing this in the aftermath of the earthquake that shattered Haiti.  The devastation has been beyond words.  Newspapers and telecasts were filled with pictures of the dead and heart-breaking stories.  As of this writing over 150,000 are presumed dead-perhaps many more-and thousands upon thousands are wounded.  There is little food, water or shelter and few medical supplies.  Yet even in the face of this tragic event, an evening news programs two nights after the earthquake had footage of a large group in Port au Prince lifting their voices and hands in prayer, praising God.
    This radical faith in God is what Jesus calls his disciples to have.  The Father did not intervene to save his Son from death, but neither did he allow death to have the final word.  He raised his Son from the dead.  This saving death has remained the sign above all signs that God wills us to have eternal life.  It can seem impossible at times not to worry about tomorrow.  But Jesus assures us that the Father does not abandon us-ever!
    We are all called to be stewards of the mysteries of the faith that is centered in the person and saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We are to hand on what has been handed down to us: that Jesus is God's only Son, who suffered and died and was raised for our salvation and by our baptism we are brought into this mystery of living, dying and rising in Christ.

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

February 27, 2011
 
SUNDAY, February 20, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$16,936.25

ALTER FLOWERS:
Ted and Ann Phillips (Lawrence and Carol Young).

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!
The wait is almost over!  Girl Scout cookies will be available after all Masses this 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!

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.

MEGA MEETING
Just a reminder that our confirmation class has a MEGA meeting on Sunday, March 5th from 12-1:30.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Youth ministry is planning on working with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 5th. RSVP by Thursday if you are interested.  We will meet in Harmar at 8:45 and return by 2:00.  Adults and teens welcome.

ST. ANTHONY NOVENA
The Thirteen Tuesdays Novena in honor of St. Anthony of Padua will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Chapel, Troy Hill, starting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 and ending on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  There will be Mass each Tuesday at 8:30am followed by novena devotions and in the evening at 7:30pm, novena devotions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held.  An invitation is extended to all to come to the Chapel and participate in the Novena service.  A triduum to honor St. Anthony will be held on June 12, 13 and 14, 2011.  Details will be announced at a later date.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the following students who have achieved honor roll status at Central Catholic High School.  Highest Honor: Alexander Butler, Clayton Gentilcore, Griffith Gentilcore, John Leech, William Maher, Mark Petraglia. Honors: Kyle Ciccone, Phillip Ferguson, Grant Hettinger, Theodore Larkin, Patrick Leech, Michael Pompeo, Patrick Rielly, William Rielly.

ISRAEL'S STORY
 Join us during Lent for a continuing Bible study, "Israel's Story."  This spring, we will survey the story line of the Old Testament from the revolt of the Maccabees to the time of Jesus. We will also consider some of the high points of the non-historical writings such as Job and the Song of Songs. In the end, you will not only be able to place each Sunday's Old Testament reading in its context, but you will be enriched by the vivid and challenging story of Israel's encounter with God.  Please see the flyer at the entrances to the church for registration information, or contact Andy Bechman. Newcomers to the study are welcome!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
40 Days for Life starts March 9th.  The campaign kick-off is Saturday, March 5th, at 6:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth St., Pittsburgh.  Fr. JoeCodori will be a main speaker. At 7:00pm there will be a candlelight procession to the Planned Parenthood abortuary for closing prayer and hymns. All welcome.

BLOOD DRIVE
The St. Scholastica Blood Drive will be Sunday, March 13th, 8:00am to 1:00pm. All registered donors will receive a complimentary pair of movie tickets.  Schedule your appointment by logging on to www.centralbloodbank.org and enter sponsor code G0040167 or call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550.    

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE RESPECT LIFE CLUSTER
Our Lady of Guadalupe Cluster will meet March 1,Tuesday, 7:00pm at St. Edward's. Agenda includes 40 Days of Prayer for Life.  All welcome.

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
The St. Monica Society will meet Saturday, March 5, 9:40 am in the Pastoral Center.  Please join us for prayers for those who no longer worship with us. The Society likes to send cards to parishioners who are home bound or in Nursing Facilities.  If you have a friend or family member who would appreciate a Greeting Card please let us know through the Parish Web Site or call 412-781-6550 (Mary Catherine Scanlon).

YOUTH MASS
Is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at 5:00pm. Singers and musicians should report at 3:30.

LOVE AND LOGIC
Love and Logic begins March 1st!   Join us for this innovative and insightful parenting class Tuesdays 6:15-7:30. RSVP Natalie Gillespie at gillespie@brilliantave.com.

MASS INTENTIONS:

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

Monday, weekday, February 28
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Tuesday, weekday, March 1
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Wednesday, weekday, March 2
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Thursday, weekday, March 3
    8:30 am  Helen Gage (Bonessa Family)

Friday, weekday, March 4
   8:30 am  Francis Clifford, Birthday (Wife)

Saturday, weekday, March 5
    9:00 am  Denise Donnelly (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 5
   5:00 pm  Egidio Diani (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  March 6
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Werries & Hudak Families (Jerry & Carole Werries)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am John Gregorzcyk (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 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.