April 24, 2011

SUNDAY, April  17, 2011 OFFERINGS: $12,581.25

CONGRATULATIONS CDTCA STUDENTS
Congratulations to the students of CDTCA. They competed in Forensics with 25 Diocesan school teams of 5th-8th grades. Our team is 5th-7th and accumulated the most points throughout the season and won the Sweepstakes Award and achieved First Place in the Finals Tournament. Wow, what an accomplishment!

PARISHES MERGING
Since St. Edward and St. Francis of Assisi parishes (Blawnox) are merging into one parish effective May 25, 2011, the new parish will have a new name: St. Pio of Pietrecina (Padre Pio). Congratulations to our neighbors as they begin a whole new chapter of their Catholic life.  Fr. Ken

NORTH CATHOLIC SPRING MUSICAL
The North Catholic Fine Arts Department is happy to present its 2011 spring musical, Godspell, on Saturday April 30 at 7:30 PM and on Sunday May 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased in advance by calling 412-321-4823. Tickets are also available at the door.

FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
The Annual 5k Family Fun Run/Walk is Sunday May 1st at 1:00pm at Hartwood Acres. All proceeds benefit Appalachian mission trip

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 Arlene Probst at 412- 781 -2337.

EASTER BLESSING OF THE FAMILIES
This afternoon, Bishops David Zubik and William Winter and Bishop-elect William Waltersheid will welcome families of the Diocese to their annual Blessing of Families at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland beginning at 2:00pm.  As they greet and bless your family personally, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witnesses to your faith.  Come and experience the Bishops' expression of appreciation for the gift that you are and the gifts that you bring to our Diocese.  Each family attending will receive a special memento to take home and the children will receive a sweet treat.
 
SPRING = GOLF SEASON
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.

DIVORCED & SEPARATED SUPPORT GROUP
The Divorced and Separated support group jointly sponsored by Sts. John & Paul, St. Richard and St. John Neumann parishes will begin its next 14 week cycle of meetings on Monday, May 2, 2011.  This group provides caring support to anyone who is experiencing the pain of separation or divorce.  Meetings are on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:45 PM and will be held at Sts.John & Paul Church in Room 10 of the Cardinal DiNardo Center from 7:00-8:45PM.  Anyone who has questions or would like more information should contact Ralph Joy (412-741-5456 or rjoy205@verizon.net)  Sts. John & Paul's address is: 2586 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley, PA. The church is located approximately ½ mile from the I-79 Wexford exit. For directions please contact Ralph Joy or visit the Sts. John & Paul website http://stsjohnandpaul.org/.

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!

CONGRATULATIONS MARY LOU COLAIZZI
Big Congratulations to Mary Lou Colaizzi our CDTCA Kindergarten Teacher. She won the GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She is one of six elementary teachers, two high school teachers and two principals selected from the entire Diocese for this prestigious award. Ms. Colaizzi was nominated by our PTG.  She will be presented her award by Bishop Zubic during a Diocesan Awards dinner on May 31, 2011. We are so proud to have Mary Lou Colaizzi at CDTCA.

JESUS NIGHT
Jesus night April 26th.  A special Eucharistic evening for all second graders and their parents. 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Pastoral Center.  Those wishing to be in the group photo should report promptly at 6:15pm in their communion outfit.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Holy Saturday, April 23
  8:30 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Easter,  April 24
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Roy Childs (Fleming Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Joe & Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, in the Octave of Easter, April 25
   8:30 am  Stephen Novick (wife, Shelley Novick)

Tuesday, in the Octave of Easter, April 26
   8:30 am  Gregory Goetz (Noel Ryan & Andrew Kelley)

Wednesday, in the Octave of Easter, April 27
   8:30 am  Noonan Family (Marjorie Ladley)

Thursday, in the Octave of Easter, April 28
    8:30 am  Louis Kopczuk (Scanlon Family)

Friday, in the Octave of Easter, April 29  
   8:30 am  Pat Parry (Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy)

Saturday, in the Octave of Easter, April 30
   9:00 am  Helen Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, April 30
   5:00 pm  Mary Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter,  May 1
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Donald Schultz (John & Deborah Schultz)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Kevin Morrissey (Joan & Graemer Hiljon)
       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.