April 10, 2011

SUNDAY, April  3, 2011 OFFERINGS: $12,052.50
Amount Needed: $12,096.29   Shortfall: $43.79


We have an opportunity for confession this Monday, April 11th at 7:30 pm here at St. Scholastica.  We also have confessions here this Saturday morning at 9:30am.  Next week there are confessions at St. Joseph in O'Hara on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00pm.

We would like to extend our gratitude for all who supported our Pink Envelope fundraiser for our Appalachia Mission Trip!  If you have not turned in your envelope yet, you may do so in the Sunday Collection.

All Middle School and High School Youth are welcome to join us for Living Stations on Good Friday.  Practice will be Tues, Apr 19th from 11am-12:30 in the church.

All Middle School and High School youth are welcome to join us for Ultimate Frisbee on Tuesday April 19th at the Aspinwall Field from 2-330pm.

A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, April 18, at 7:30 in the parish office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself.  If you plan to attend the session and you have not already been in communication with Andy Bechman, please contact him (see the staff contact information in this bulletin).  Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the parish secretary at least two weeks before your desired date.

One important part of Lent is our Parish Share Campaign.  You recall that we are assessed $74,000 that we owe the diocese.  Our diocese receives 66% of its income from Parish Share.  I am requesting that you make a pledge of $25.00 a month for ten months for a total of a $250.00 pledge.  This is in reach of most of our families. Please do your fair share in support of our parish/diocese. Thank you.  Fr. Ken

Our annual golf outing to benefit our parish school will be Monday, May 23rd at Fox Chapel Golf Club.  Your support is needed.  For more information on playing or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly DiNatale at (412) 779-5328 or Paul Giuffre at (412) 963-6238. Information is also available on the school website, www.cdtca.org. Just click on the golf outing link.

The Parish Office will be closed April 15th-24th.
Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings in Lent at 7:00pm (no Stations on Good Friday evening).

The next Aquinas Guild meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th at 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.

At the 9:00AM Sunday morning mass we have child care in the Pastoral Center.  We also have a "Cry Room" which can be accessed at the exit near the organ.  Please remember that the Cry Room is part of the church and children should be aware of that and should be properly supervised by their parents.  We also have special transmitters for those who have hearing problems- just go to the sacristy before Mass for the transmitter and ear piece.  Also, we have special hosts for those who have wheat allergies.  Please check in the sacristy before Mass to see the priest if this is an issue for you.

Within the past few years every parish in the Diocese has been asked to develop a pastoral plan.  This plan needs to articulate the mission and vision of our parish as we assess the current state of parish life, and establish a long range plan over the next 3-5 years for the parish.  We began this process with the establishment of our Pastoral Council who through their leadership role are working together with Fr. Ken to develop the mission and vision for our parish.  They have started the initial phase of the planning process by gathering parish data and important statistics about the pastoral life of the parish.  Their next phase of this process is to share the results of the research they have conducted on the parish, and most importantly, to begin discussions with all of you to better understand your needs and how we can fulfill those needs on the areas of pastoral life.  We need your input and as we take our planning process to the next level. 
     Over the next few weeks the Pastoral Council will conduct focus group sessions with various parish groups and also during the weekend of May 21st and 22ndafter each of the Masses.  We are personally inviting you to attend and to share with us your thoughts and concerns about parish life and what is most important to you as a member of the parish.  Developing the pastoral plan requires your input and is a collaborative process.  We cannot do this without your help and our goal is to make our parish a vital and vibrant parish within the community.

As you prepare for your Easter meal with family and friends, please consider supporting your regional school, Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.  We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses next weekend. We will have a wide  variety  available including Giant Eagle, Community Market and Panera to meet your Easter needs. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

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

Monday, Lenten Weekday, April 11
   8:30 am   Maryanne Grant (Edna Mae Habay)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, April 12
   8:30 am   Birthday, Harry L. Gimber (Daughters)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, April 13
   8:30 am   Joanne D. Vey (Dr. Kenneth Vey)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, April 14
   8:30 am   Dr. Rupert Friday (Peggy Friday)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 15
   8:30 am   Cullinan Family (Doherty Family)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 16
   9:00 am   Terry Horne (Joan Slomer)

Saturday, Vigil of Palm Sunday, April 16
   5:00 pm   Dominic Romanelli (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Palm Sunday,  April 17
   7:30 am   Frances N. Maher (Maher Family)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Anniv., Bess & Art Hussey (Art & Matt Hussey)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

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..



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

Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P.   Ext. 17
Director of Music/Bereavement

Mr. Thom Bercik    412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.   Ext. 18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.

Mrs. Gina Musser   Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education

Mrs. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T.   Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education

Mrs. Chrissy Morton   Ext. 24
Staff Accountant

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.