May 29, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD
   The Easter season keeps offering us pictures of what happens when the power of resurrected life, given by Jesus to his disciples, enters the world.  Sometimes it led to a recognition that one group should not be favored over another, whether they were widows or Samaritans.  All were to be served; all were to receive the gospel.
   When the deacon Philip began to preach Jesus as the Messiah, the people of Samaria listened.  They not only heard Philip's message but also saw the power of God's salvation at work as he cast out demons and cured people who were crippled and paralyzed.  With the new birth of faith came baptism and a reception of the Holy Spirit, when Peter and John laid hands on them.
   The Holy Spirit continues to bring the truth of who God is and the strength to help us live in that truth, fully revealed in Jesus.  Because of the Spirit, we dwell with the Father and the Son.  Jesus' promises come to fulfillment in us; we are not orphans but beloved sons and daughters, the divine life of the Trinity flowing in us.  In the Eucharist Jesus comes to be with us, and brings the Father, for he is in the Father and we are in him and he in us.
   Resurrection life commits us to living out the command "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope" (1 Peter 3:15).  The Spirit brings hope and, as Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his encyclical "Saved in Hope" (Spe Salvi), "The one who has hope lives differently."

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

May 29, 2011
 
SUNDAY, May 22, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$9,537.42
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortage:
$2,558.87
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is in need of teenage volunteers for its summer youth program, June 20 - July 22, which helps teenagers who are blind or vision impaired prepare for college or a career. Teenage volunteers accompany students to places like Kennywood, Pirate baseball games, Sandcastle and camping or just spend time with them in the evening. Volunteer schedules are flexible, and training is provided. BVRS also is in need of adult volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Schepis, volunteer coordinator, 412-368-4400 or nschepis@pghvis.org.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will be on Wednesday, June 1st, 7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center. Please join us to plan for the coming year.  All are welcome.

ST. MARY CEMETERY MAUSOLEUM
Inserted in today's bulletin you will find information about Virgin of Guadalupe Chapel Mausoleum to be built in St. Mary Cemetery on Sharps Hill Road.  Please take a few moments to review the information.  Even if you are not interested in the Mausoleum, the cemetery has information about the other options available at St. Mary Cemetery.  For more information, please fill out the card or call St. Mary Cemetery at 412-784-8963.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, June 6, 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 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.

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
This year's final meeting of the St. Monica Society will be the annual Brunch, Saturday, June 4th, 10am, in the Pastoral Center.  All RCIA graduates are invited to join us.

ASCENSION THURSDAY—HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
This Thursday, June 2nd, is the feast of the Ascension of the Lord.  We have two scheduled Masses on Thursday: 8:30am and 7:00pm.

PART-TIME CEMETERY SECRETARY NEEDED
Excellent customer service skills, good computer and accounting skills, flexibility, sensitivity to grieving families, ability to work with cemetery and parish staff.  Contact Father Frank D. Almade , Saint Juan Diego Parish, at 412-784-8700.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
This dynamic conference will be in Indianapolis November 17-20th.  It will feature amazing Catholic Musicians and speakers as well as plenty of space to play, shop and mingle with 20,000 Catholic Teens from all over the United States.  Any teen interested in attending should contact Jamie Dillon by May 31st. jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

ENRICHMENT COURSE
"Sacraments – God's Love in Human Language", will be held at Saint Mary Church Hall, 2510 Middle Road, June 13th - 17th, 9:00 am until Noon with Father Joe Sioli and Rose Stegman.  Adults and High School Youth welcome - please call 412-486-5521 to register before May 30th.

CDTCA NEWS
Exciting news from CDTCA (our school). Starting in the fall of 2011, the school will be offering after school care for any child (K- up) on a regular or as needed basis. You must be a student at the school to use this care. It will be $5.00 an hour.  Currently we have student openings in all grades for the fall of 2011. Tours available through June. Please call the school at 412.781.7927 for more information.

SAVE THE DATE & REQUEST FOR HELP
   Please save Sunday, September 18th for this year's Parish Picnic.  We will be having the picnic at Squaw Valley Park. Please watch the bulletin for further announcements and details. 
   In addition, I would like to ask for your help in preparing for the picnic.  This is great way to get involved!  We will have meetings about once a month in May, June, July and August to start preparing and stay on track to be ready for the picnic. Then, in September, we may have a couple of meetings as the picnic date approaches.  There will be a variety of opportunities to help organize and prepare for the picnic that will fit into any schedule.  I invite you to come to our first Picnic Planning meeting on Wed, May 25th at 7:00 in the Pastoral Center to learn what opportunities there are to help. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please call Elaine DuVall at 412-781-6941.

 MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday of Easter,  May 28
   5:00 pm  Harriet Lynch (Lynch Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Easter,  May 29
    7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White 
   9:00 am  Maryanne Grant (Edna Mae Habay)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch   
   11:00 am  Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. (Alexander & David, Grandsons
   11:00 am  50th Anniv., Nicholas & Lorraine Maslaney
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 30
   9:00 am  Donald Kennedy Jr. (Family)

Tuesday, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31
  8:30 am  C.A.McInerney (Karen & John Staley)

Wednesday, St. Justin, martyr, June 1
  8:30 am Birthday, Rosalia Costa (Antionetta Costa & Family)

Thursday, Ascension of the Lord, June 2
    8:30 am  Dorothy Madzelonka (Family)
         Presider: Fr. Robert Duch   
    7:00 pm  Rose A. Lagrotto (Jean & Bill Eckert)
         Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Friday, St. Charles Lwanga martyr, June 3
   8:30 am  Birthday, Mary Smith (St. Monica Society)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, June 4
  9:00 am  Msgr. Donald Kraus (Smith Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday of Easter,  June 4
  5:00 pm  Joseph Contosta (Andy & Juanita Vitulla)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Easter,  June 5
   7:30 amBirthday, Joan Farina (Bill & Jean Eckert)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Delfina Marsico (Buckley Family)
       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: http://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. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

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.

May 22, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   Over the years several television shows have focused on rebuilding and reshaping houses.  For over thirty years PBS's This Old House has offered tips on repairing homes.  More recently, Extreme Makeover takes a team into someone's home and transforms it to meet the serious needs of its occupants, often dealing with health or disability issues or trying to serve the larger community in some way.
   From the beginning the church has been imagined as a house of living stones, built on Jesus Christ, a dwelling place where people come for shelter and sustenance, where they can set down their burdens and find comfort and consolation before being sent back out in the world to make it a better place to live.
   The risen Christ is truly one who offers an "extreme makeover".  He can be trusted to shape us into a dwelling place where the Spirit of the Lord takes up permanent residence, bringing gifts to benefit the world.  From the beginning there have been challenges for those who form the church and an ongoing need for renovation to meet the needs of the time.
   Our efforts to make the church a home where love, mercy, justice and peace will be found should lead us to build more firmly on Jesus our cornerstone.  When the time comes, the home he promised to prepare for us and take us to should be easily recognizable.  It should not be that much different from the church we have been living in all our lives.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
May 22, 2011
 
SUNDAY, May 15, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$12,112.25
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Overbudget:
$15.96

THANK YOU
During last week's second collection for Catholic Relief Services we collected over $2,900.00.  Thank-you again for your generosity over the past months to help others in need.

LISTENING SESSIONS TODAY AFTER MASS
   We invite you to stay for one hour after Mass today to be part of our Parish Listening Sessions.  The Pastoral Council will sponsor a Listening Session after each Mass in the Pastoral Center.  These sessions will assist the Pastoral Council in forging together a Parish Pastoral Plan for the future.  This Pastoral Plan will develop concrete objectives and strategies for all our organizations and ministries. Please note that neither Fr. Ken nor any staff members will be present at these sessions.  The reason is to create an atmosphere where ideas and comments can be freely discussed.
   This weekend we have these Listening Sessions for the parish in general.  We have special sessions for the following groups: Aquinas Guild on Thursday, May 26th at 9:30am; Religious Education parents and catechists and those in the 9:00 Sunday Liturgy of the Word for Children on Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00pm; and School families on Sunday, June 26th after the 9:00am Mass.  Please plan to attend one of these sessions and be part of the future NOW!!  Fr. Ken

WISDOM AGE AND GRACE CONFERENCE
"The Roadless Travel: A Journey to Grace" is the theme of Catholic Charities' 17th Annual Wisdom, Age and Grace Conference, Monday, June 6at the Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Warrendale.  For more information, visit http://www.ccpgh.org/ or call Helen at 412-456-6979.

SAVE THE DATE & REQUEST FOR HELP
Please save Sunday, September 18th for this year's Parish Picnic.  We will be having the picnic at Squaw Valley Park. Please watch the bulletin for further announcements and details.  In addition, I would like to ask for your help in preparing for the picnic.  This is great way to get involved!  We will have meetings about once a month in May, June, July and August to start preparing and stay on track to be ready for the picnic. Then, in September, we may have a couple of meetings as the picnic date approaches.  There will be a variety of opportunities to help organize and prepare for the picnic that will fit into any schedule.  I invite you to come to our first Picnic Planning meeting on Wed, May 25th at 7:00 in the Pastoral Center to learn what opportunities there are to help. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please call Elaine DuVall at 412-781-6941.

MARIAN SERVICE
Please join us in a service to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  May is the traditional month to honor Mary.  Our service is Monday of next week, May 23rd at 7:00pm.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses this Sunday, May 22nd. 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.

PART-TIME CEMETERY SECRETARY NEEDED
Excellent customer service skills, good computer and accounting skills, flexibility, sensitivity to grieving families, ability to work with cemetery and parish staff.  Contact Father Frank D. Almade , Saint Juan Diego Parish, at 412-784-8700.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
This dynamic conference will be in Indianapolis November 17-20th.  It will feature amazing Catholic Musicians and speakers as well as plenty of space to play, shop and mingle with 20,000 Catholic Teens from all over the United States.  Any teen interested in attending should contact Jamie Dillon by May 31st. jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

PIRATE GAME
Sky Blast Pirate Game with Huey Lewis!  Sat. June 11th. $20 per person. RSVP to  mailto:jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com  by June 4th Join us for a great night of Bucco Fun! All Middle school and high school youth as well as parents are welcome.

ST. MARY CEMETERY
St. Mary Cemetery on Sharps Hill Road has announced plans to build a Chapel Mausoleum.  Important information about this project will be inserted in next week's bulletin.  Please look for it.  Any questions should be directed to the St. Mary Cemetery at 412-784-8963.

ENRICHMENT COURSE
"Sacraments – God's Love in Human Language", will be held at Saint Mary Church Hall, 2510 Middle Road, June 13th - 17th, 9:00am until Noon with Father Joe Sioli and Rose Stegman.  Adults and High School Youth welcome - please call 412-486-5521 to register before May 30th
CDTCA NEWS
Exciting news from CDTCA (our school). Starting in the fall of 2011, the school will be offering after school care for any child (K- up) on a regular or as needed basis. You must be a student at the school to use this care. It will be $5.00 an hour.  Currently we have student openings in all grades for the fall of 2011. Tours available through June. Please call the school at 412.781.7927 for more information.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 21
   5:00 pm   Chuck Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 22
    7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan  
   9:00 am  Joshua Akanawicz (Charlene Akanawicz)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Birthday, Catherine E. Paulick (The Paulick Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 23
   8:30 am  Charles Lang (Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 24
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Kathy & Mike Langevin)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 25
    8:30 am  Joseph Contosta (Dr. Robert & Annette Pasqual)

Thursday, St. Phillip Neri, priest, May 26
    8:30 am  Joseph Barone (Rose Lagrotto & Lisa Martin)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 27
   8:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. Al Hicks (St. Monica Society)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 28
   9:00 am   Anniv., Daniel S. Gombos (Dan & Theresa Gombos)

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday of Easter,  May 28
   5:00 pm  Harriet Lynch (Lynch Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Easter,  May 29
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Maryanne Grant (Edna Mae Habay)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch 
   11:00 am  Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. (Alexander & David, Grandsons)
   11:00 am  50th Anniv., Nicholas & Lorraine Maslaney
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
 
 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. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

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.

May 15, 2011

  REFLECTING ON THE WORD
   At the end of the day, shepherds would bring their sheep to a common sheepfold, leading them through a gate that was guarded during the night.  Shepherds would give names to their sheep and call to them when daylight came, leading them back out to pasture.  Because the sheep recognized the shepherd's voice there was no mix-up with sheep that belonged to others.
   The idea that shepherds had a name for each of their sheep brings home the difference between a good shepherd and a stranger.  The good shepherd was concerned not only for the flock but for each sheep in it.  He knew them and they knew him.  "They will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers" (John 10:5).
   There are two words in Greek for "good" - agathos and kalosAgathos refers to moral goodness, as in being a "good person".  Kalos refers to being "good at" something.  Certainly Jesus is the Good Shepherd in both senses, but the word used here is kalos, emphasizing his being "good at" shepherding.
   Jesus knows his sheep by name, leads them to safety when darkness falls, and returns them to pasture.  He was willing to lay down his life for them.  Most comforting of all, he came then and comes now so we might have life and have it more abundantly.  This image challenges all who have been called to be shepherds in today's church, to be good shepherds and to be good at shepherding.

 Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
May 15, 2011
 
SUNDAY, May 8, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$11,932.00
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortage:
$164.29
 
THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who participated in last weeks second donation. With your help we were able to raise $3,896 to help tornado victims in the south.

LISTENING SESSIONS
   As you have been hearing these past few weeks, the Parish Pastoral Council has been given the mandate to forge together a Parish Pastoral Plan for the Future.  This Pastoral Plan is our roadmap for the next five years. From this Pastoral Plan we will develop objectives and strategies for all our organizations and services.  YOUR INPUT IS CRITICAL IN THIS PROCESS!! We invite you to participate in one of the upcoming listening sessions. This past week on Wednesday, May 11th, Pastoral Council had a listening session for those involved in our Liturgical Ministries.
   FUTURE LISTENING SESSIONS: On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd, there will be listening sessions after each Mass.  In next week's bulletin we hope to announce dates for sessions with the Aquinas Guild, School Families and Religious Education Families.  Please note that neither Fr. Ken nor any staff members will be attending these sessions.  The reason is to create an atmosphere where ideas and comments can be freely discussed.  Please plan to attend one of these sessions and be part of the future NOW!!

AQUINAS GUILD END OF YEAR LUNCHEON MEETING
The Aquinas Guild will hold its final luncheon meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 18th at 11:30 am at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  The program will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Stephen Grottenthaler.  The cost of the lunch is $25.  All women of the parish are welcome and encouraged to come.  Kindly RSVP to Karyn Lynch, 127 Pheasant Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.  Checks for $25 should be made payable to, "The Aquinas Guild".  RSVP deadline is Saturday, May 14th.  For more information call Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863.

WISDOM AGE AND GRACE CONFERENCE
"The Roadless Travel: A Journey to Grace" is the theme of Catholic Charities' 17th Annual Wisdom, Age and Grace Conference, Monday, June 6 at the Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Warrendale.  For more information, visit http://www.ccpgh.org/ or call Helen at 412-456-6979.

ENRICHMENT COURSE
"Sacraments – God's Love in Human Language", will be held at Saint Mary Church Hall, 2510 Middle Road, June 13 through 17, 9:00am until Noon with Father Joe Sioli and Rose Stegman.  Adults and High School Youth welcome - please call 412-486-5521 to register before May 30th.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Next weekend at all masses we will recognized and bless our graduating high school seniors.

ST. SCHOLASTICA GOLF OUTING
Have a great day digging up the turf at Fox Chapel Gold Club on Monday, May 23rd.  You will have a great day and at the same time support Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.  There are brochures at the back of the church.  You may also call Kelly DiNatale at 412-779-5328 or contact us via e-mail at CDTCAgolf@gmail.com.  Please support Catholic Education and our school – "Nurturing Faith, Inspiring Excellence".

MARIAN SERVICE
Please join us in a service to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  May is the traditional month to honor Mary.  Our service is Monday of next week, May 23rd at 7:00pm.

FR KEN ON RETEAT
I will be on retreat this week at St. Paul Seminary in Greentree.  It will give me the opportunity to push the "pause" button to rest, reflect, pray and be in fellowship with 17 other Pittsburgh priests who are making this retreat. It comes at a good time: this Wednesday, the 18th, I will be celebrating 43 years of ordination!!  Priesthood has been such a gift/blessing and I am grateful for your support and prayers as I come to the completion of three years as pastor of  St. Scho's  (July 8th is the official date!).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
There will be a meeting for all teens/adults interested in volunteering for Vacation Bible School on Monday May 16th from 6:30pm-7:30 pm in the ministry center.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Leadership Team will meet at 7:30 on May 16th in the Ministry Center.

WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Any interested in participating in the Sat. May 21stWalk for a Healthy Community at Heinz Field should contact jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com by Thursday.  We have chosen to support ABOARD who serves individuals with Autism.

REGISTER NOW
For Vacation Bible School June 13-17th!  It is a week of games, crafts, music and faith! Ages 5-9.  jamiedillon@saintscholaticacom.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Please register now for the 2011/12 academic year. You may do so via the parish website.  Forms are also available in the pastoral center. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Our Religious Education Program is seeking a volunteer with skills in serving students with special needs.  If are able to help in the 2011/12 academic year please contact jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter,  May 14
   5:00 pm   Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider: Fr. Walter Rydzon

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter,  May 15
    7:30 am   Rosemarie Labriola (Rose Acquafondata)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am Terry Horne (SATB Choir)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
  
   1:00 pmConfirmation Mass
       Presider: Bishop William Winter

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 16
   8:30 am   NO MASS

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 17
    8:30 am   NO MASS

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 18
  8:30 amNO MASS

Thursday, Easter Weekday, May 19
   8:30 am   NO MASS

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 20
   8:30 am   NO MASS

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 21
   9:00 am   Louis Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 21
   5:00 pm   Chuck Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter,  May 22
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am   Joshua Akanawicz (Charlene Akanawicz)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Birthday, Catherine E. Paulick (The Paulick 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. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

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.

May 8, 2011

SUNDAY, May 1, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$12,122.50
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Overbudget:
$26.21

LISTENING SESSIONS
   As you have been hearing these past few weeks, the Parish Pastoral Council has been given the mandate to forge together a Parish Pastoral Plan for the Future.  This Pastoral Plan is our roadmap for the next five years. From this Pastoral Plan we will develop objectives and strategies for all our organizations and services.  YOUR INPUT IS CRITICAL IN THIS PROCESS!! We invite you to participate in one of the upcoming listening sessions. This past week on Wednesday, April 27th, Pastoral Council had a listening session for those involved in Music Ministry.
   FUTURE LISTENING SESSIONS: those involved in liturgical ministries are invited to come on Wednesday, May 11that 7:00pm; on the weekend of May 21st and 22nd, there will be listening sessions after each Mass.  In next week's bulletin we hope to announce dates for sessions with the Aquinas Guild, School Families and Religious Education Families.  Please note that neither Fr. Ken nor any staff members will be attending these sessions.  The reason is to create an atmosphere where ideas and comments can be freely discussed.  Please plan to attend one of these sessions and be part of the future NOW!!

AQUINAS GUILD END OF YEAR LUNCHEON MEETING
The Aquinas Guild will hold its final luncheon meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 18th at 11:30 am at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  The program will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Stephen Grottenthaler.  The cost of the lunch is $25.  All women of the parish are welcome and encouraged to come.  Kindly RSVP to Karyn Lynch, 127 Pheasant Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.  Checks for $25 should be made payable to, "The Aquinas Guild".  RSVP deadline is Saturday, May 14th.  For more information call Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863.

CONGRATULATIONS
We congratulate our 8th graders who will be confirmed next Sunday, May 15th, at 1:00pm.  The confirming bishop is Bishop William Winter.  Our Confirmation candidates have been diligent in preparing for their Confirmation through their studies, their service projects, prayer and a retreat.  Special thanks goes to Mrs. Jamie Dillon (our Director of Religious Education), Mrs. Gina Musser (our Program Director for Religious Education), our catechists and the teachers in our parish school.  We salute our young people for their enthusiasm and engagement in their preparation.  Fr. Ken

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
High School Seniors will receive a blessing at all masses the weekend of May 21st & 22nd.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST HOLY
COMMUNICANTS AND CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
During the Easter Season we hear that the disciples were "overjoyed" to see the Risen Lord.  We as a parish are also "overjoyed" to celebrate the new life of Easter, and we are also "overjoyed" to see our second graders receive their First Holy Communion.  It is a wonderful moment for both the families as well as parish as a whole.  We are also "overjoyed" when our eighth graders will be confirmed by Bishop Winter next week at a 1:00pm Mass. We see all these young people in the Springtime of their life-and they represent a new Springtime for the Church.  For after all they are the future of the Church and it give us all joy to see their enthusiasm and commitment to Christ and to His Church.  Fr. Ken                                       .    

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION
There will be a second collection next week for Catholic Relief Services.  Funding for this collection provides the foundation of support for the work of six major Catholic agencies working on international relief and development, immigration services and resettlement, advocacy for the poor, peace and reconciliation and justice.  We recall the words of Jesus: "Whatever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me."

GENESIS
There will be people collecting for Genesis after Mass today.  Genesis of Pittsburgh has been helping pregnant women for over 30 years.  Your donation will help a young mother in need who, without help, in desperation might abort her baby. God bless you for your generosity.

MASS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
This coming Saturday, May 14, the 5 p.m. Mass will be the annual Disability Mass.  Fr. Walter Ryzdon will be the celebrant.  Cathy and Donna will provide the music with the help of the Diocesan Deaf Choir.  Supper will be served in the Pastoral Center immediately after Mass and all are invited to join us there to honor our guests.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Don't forget to register your 5-9 year old for "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid" June 13-17th. You may return completed forms to the religious education mailbox or jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com  There will be meeting on Monday, May 16 @ 630 in the ministry center for all Middle School & High School Youth and Adults who would like to help with Vacation Bible School.

CONFIRMATION
Sunday, May 15th at  1:00pm.  Candidates should report to the pastoral center with their sponsor at 12:15pm.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter,  May 7
   5:00 pm  Ruth Scholl (Scanlon Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter,  May 8
   7:30 am  Helen Gallagher & Martha Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Ann Romanovich (Marge & Carl Burns)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 9
   8:30 am   Kevin Scanlon (Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 10
   8:30 am   Gregory Asturi (Frank & Ann)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 11
   8:30 am   Fr. Peter Chiodo C.P.B.S. (Larry & Maggie Caliguiri)

Thursday, Easter Weekday, May 12
   8:30 am   Anastasia Steinkirchner (mother)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 13
   8:30 am   Paul Schultz (Irene & Karla Schultz)

Saturday, St. Matthias, apostle, May 14
   9:00 am   Mary Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter,  May 14
   5:00 pm   Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider: Fr. Walter Rydzon

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter,  May 15
   7:30 am   Rosemarie Labriola (Rose Acquafondata)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am   Terry Horne (SATB Choir)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   
    1:00 pm   Confirmation Mass
       Presider: Bishop William Winter
 
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. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T. Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Mrs. Gina Musser Ext. 21

Program Director for Religious Education
gmusser1@yahoo.com

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.