July 3, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD
   When you think of a king coming before his people, the image of someone riding on a donkey does not come to mind.  If the Lone Ranger had Silver and Roy Rogers had Trigger, a similar white stallion would seem most fitting for a king.  Not an ass, even a purebred one.  But this image from the prophet Zechariah is one that must have planted itself in the imagination of  Jesus, for that is how he made his great entrance into Jerusalem and was greeted as the Messiah.  It was not the entrance of a powerful warrior, but of a gentle king whose rule would bring peace to the nations.
    I have sometimes regretted the loss of St. Christopher from the calendar of saints.  That legendary saint, whose name means "Christ-bearer", signaled that the risen Lord had now chosen to be carried by his disciples. We bear him in our bodies, minds and hearts.  We bring him to the world when we work to bring peace and healing and knowledge of the Father.
    This necessitates being willing to take on the yoke of Jesus.  I remember once hearing that the yokes Jesus made in the carpenter shop under Joseph's guidance rode easily on the shoulders of the animals, distributing evenly the weight they pulled.  The yoke Jesus offers us is his teaching about the kingdom of heaven and how to live in it while in the world.  This means putting on his attitude and spirit of attentive listening for the will of the Father-home schooling in the best sense.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
July 3, 2011
 
SUNDAY, June 26, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$11,532.50
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortfall:
$563.79

THE HUMAN FACE OF IMMIGRATION
 "Catholic Conversations" is a series that aims for informative, lively, and interactive talk on subjects related to faith.  Join us on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center as we welcome Sr. Janice Vanderneck, CSJ, to St. Scholastica.  Sr. Janice has served as director of social service ministry to the Latino Catholic Community in Pittsburgh.  We will talk with her about her life and ministry, and about the experience of Latino immigrants in the Pittsburgh area. Adults and teens are welcome to attend.  There is no registration or fee. 

BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
Our summer drop-in Bible study continues this week.  There is no need to commit for multiple sessions, just come when you can!  We meet on Tuesday evening, July 5, from 7:30 to 8:45 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center or on Thursday morning, July 7, from 10:00-11:15 in the north section (near the kitchen) of the Pastoral Center. We will provide materials on the next Sunday's Scripture readings. No registration is necessary.  Questions?  Contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY
Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood is July 7th!  Any middle school or high school youth wishing to attend should contact Jamie Dillon asap.  Tickets are $22.50.

CAMP HELPING HAND
Camp Helping Hand is July 13-15.  This Camp is geared towards middle school youth.  The day is from 9-2 and we will work with Habitat for Humanity.  Adult chaperones are needed.  Contact Jamie Dillon asap.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Foundation of Hope, established by Christian Associates, is looking for volunteers from the faith-based community to help with the inmate mentoring program at Allegheny County Jail. For more information please contact Tony Richardson at (412) 321-3343.

HAITI COMMITTEE
There will be no meeting on July 6.  Please join us for the next meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.

WOMEN'S CHOICE NETWORK HELP NEEDED
The Women's Choice Network is currently seeking volunteers for vital roles in our five area locations.  Nurses are needed to help staff our two growing clinics. We provide all the training you'll need to serve needy women in a ministry that saves lives everyday.  Positions on our Medical Advisory Board are also open.  These volunteer positions allow you to use your gifts for the glory of God in a professional Christ-centered ministry. Find out more www.mypregnancycenter.org or email us at partnerservices@womenschoicenetwork.com

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) school office will be closed June 30th for summer vacation and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2nd. Our first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year will be Wed. August 24th. Have a great summer!

RETROUVAILLE
2 weeks to Sign up for Retrouvaille – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? This program has helped over 10,000 couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels including disillusionment and deep misery. For confidential information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on July 15, 2011, please contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434 or 3041@retrouvaille.org.  More information is available at www.helpourmarriage.com.

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who have been married for 50 years.  This year's celebration will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2011 beginning with a mass at 2:00pm at St. Paul Cathedral.  Bishop Zubik will be the celebrant.  A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral.  If you are a parishioner celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary in 2011 and would be interested in attending the celebration along with the other jubilarian couples, please call the rectory or drop a note in the weekly collection basket no later than August 7, 2011.  Invitations will be sent out after responses have been received.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the following students from our parish for achieving Honor Roll status at Central Catholic High School.  High Honors—Clayton Gentilcore, Griffith Gentilcore, Grant Hettinger, Theodore Larkin, John Leech and Mark Petraglia. Honors—Alexander Butler, Kyle Ciccone, Phillip Ferguson, Patrick Leech, William Maher, Patrick Rielly and William Rielly.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 2
  5:00 pm   James J. Kelly (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 3
    7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am  Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. Air Force (Capt. Frances V. Vitunac, Air Patrol)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White   
   11:00 am   Frank Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, July 4
   9:00 am   Anniv., Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Tuesday, weekday, July 5
   8:30 am   Alfonso LoPardo (Antionetta Costa)

Wednesday, weekday, July 6
   8:30 am   Daniel Fleming (Family)

Thursday, weekday, July 7
    8:30 am   Bernard Teriago (Frank & Ann)
   
Friday, weekday, July 8
    8:30 am   Birthday, Steven Steinkirchner (Veronica Steinkirchner)

Saturday, weekday, July 9
   9:00 am   Helen Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 9
  5:00 pm   Senator James Romanelli (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 10
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am   Anniv., Irene Kurkiewicz (Children)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Eugene Becker (Patty & Ron Hopkinson)
       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.

June 26, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD
   God feeding a hungry people is a cherished memory in the Jewish tradition.  In his farewell speech to the Israelites, Moses calls upon the people to remember how God gave them food and drink during their many years in the desert.  The manna was "something unknown to your fathers," and the water flowed forth from a "flinty rock".  The water and manna were wondrous signs of God's presence and care sas the Israelites journeyed to a new land. Jesus proclaimed himself as the living bread come down from heaven, bringing eternal life to all who eat it.  We approach the table of the Eucharist to receive the bread and drink the wine, the Body and Blood of Christ made present through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Again, something wondrous is happening.
   We remember that Jesus did this on the night before he died and told his disciples to "do this in memory of me".  When we do this, the saving event of Christ's death and resurrection is made present in the broken bread and wine poured out for us.  We enter into communion with the risen Lord and one another. Through our sharing in the memorial meal, Christ re-members us as his body and sends us out to witness to God's fidelity in the past and God's promise for the future: a world renewed, restored, reborn in the Spirit.  God continues to feed us on the road from slavery to freedom, from death to life.

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

June 26, 2011
 
SUNDAY, June 19, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$7,517.00
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortfall:
$4,579.29

ALTAR FLOWERS:
This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of Dr. Raimund Rueger (+2-10-08), honoring the 50th anniversary of our wedding (6/24/61).  Dolores Rueger.

CORRECTION PARISH OFFICE HOURS
The parish office will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm. The office will be closed on Fridays.

WOMEN'S CHOICE NETWORK HELP NEEDED
The Women's Choice Network is currently seeking volunteers for vital roles in our five area locations.  Nurses are needed to help staff our two growing clinics. We provide all the training you'll need to serve needy women in a ministry that saves lives everyday.  Positions on our Medical Advisory Board are also open.  These volunteer positions allow you to use your gifts for the glory of God in a professional Christ-centered ministry. Find out more www.mypregnancycenter.orgor email us at partnerservices@womenschoicenetwork.com

THANK YOU
To everyone who helped make Vacation Bible School a success!  This was our biggest year ever!

APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP
Please pray for the success and safety of our Appalachia Mission Trip.  The trip is from June 26-July 2.

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY
Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood is July 7th rsvp to jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com by June 25 if you are interested.  Tickets are $22.50 per person.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) school office will be closed June 30th for summer vacation and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2nd. Our first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year will be Wed. August 24th. Have a great summer!

CAMP HELPING HAND
Camp Helping Hand is from July 13-15 for all middle school youth.  We will work from 9-2 with our local Habitat for Humanity. RSVP by July 6th. jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

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 June, July and August to start preparing and stayon 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.  Please call Elaine DuVall if you have any questions at 412-781-6941.

BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
Our summer drop-in Bible study continues this week.  There is no need to commit for multiple sessions, just come when you can!  We meet on Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 8:45 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center or on Thursday morning from 10:00-11:15 in the north section (near the kitchen) of the Pastoral Center.We will provide materials on the next Sunday's Scripture readings. No registration is necessary.  Questions?  Contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

SUMMER BOOK REVIEW
    I recommend: The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, by Sister Joan Chittister.  This is not a "beach book"!  There are forty chapters to this small paperback book (220pp).  I recommend this book to all of us earning our gray hair and wrinkles.  Each chapter is only 2 or 3 pages.  Simply place this book near where you nest in the morning or relax in the evening.  Pick it up once or twice a week and read a chapter.  Then pause a few minutes and ponder the issues that Sister raises. The Gift of Years reflects on many aspects of aging, the purposes and concerns, the struggles and surprises, the potential and joys. It is about living into the values offered every day, about growing older with grace.
    Joan Chittister, one of our most celebrated spiritual writers, invites us to embrace older age as a natural part of life that is both active and contemplative, productive and reflective, and deeply rewarding.  Joan is a Benedictine Sister and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Fr. Ken

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Foundation of Hope, established by Christian Associates, is looking for volunteers from the faith-based community to help with the inmate mentoring program at Allegheny County Jail. For more information please contact Tony Richardson at (412) 321-3343.

YOUTH MASS
We will have a special youth mass on July 2 at 5:00 to celebrate our return from Appalachia.  Everyone is invited.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 25
  5:00 pm   John & Eileen Horan (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ,  June 26
    7:30 am  Joseph Contosta (Carl Macino)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am   Judy Jackworth (Nancy & Ed Bailey)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, June 27
   8:30 am   Thomas Quinlan (Bob McGuinness)

Tuesday, St. Irenaeus, bishop, June 28
  8:30 am   Paul Schultz (Cindy Anthony)

Wednesday, St. Peter & St. Paul, apostles, June 29
  8:30 am   Paul Wessell (Martin & Arlene Trichtinger)

Thursday, weekday, June 30
    8:30 am   Minnie Castlenuovo (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
   
Friday, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, July 1
    8:30 am   Mr. Jerry Messaro (Bill & Ann Marie Kiszka)

Saturday, Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, July 2
   9:00 am   Birthday, Rosemarie Boley (Children)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 2
   5:00 pm   James J. Kelly (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 3
   7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am   Edward A. Vitunac, P.E. Air Force (Capt. Frances V. Vitunac, Air Patrol)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am   Frank Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)
       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.  

June 19, 2011

SUNDAY, June 12, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$11,442.50
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Shortfall:
$653.79

ALTAR FLOWERS:
This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of the Flynn and Gallagher Families

CORRECTION PARISH OFFICE HOURS
The parish office will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm. The office will be closed on Fridays.

SECOND COLLECTION
Next weekend we have a second collection:  Peter's Pence.  This collection is taken up in all Catholic churches throughout the world to support Our Holy Father's charities.  We ask you be as generous as you can.  Thank you.                 . 

BIBLE STUDY BEGINS
Our summer drop-in Bible study begins this week. There is no need to commit for multiple sessions, just come when you can!  Join other parishioners in a relaxed summer setting, become more comfortable with reading the Scriptures, and prepare yourself for Mass on Sunday. Initially, we will use the next Sunday's Scripture readings as our focus. Each week, you can choose between a Tuesday evening meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center OR a Thursday morning meeting from 10:00-11:15 in the north section (near the kitchen) of the Pastoral Center. Tuesday sessions will meet on June 21 & 28and July 5 & 12; Thursday sessions on June 23 & 30and July 7 & 14.  If interest warrants, we will continue the study further into the summer. We will provide study materials. No registration is necessary and there is no fee, although we will accept contributions toward the materials and toward refreshments. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@ saintscholastica.com.

SUMMER BOOK REVIEW
I recommend for your reading: The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life (406pp), by Fr. James Martin, SJ.  David Gibson, author of  The Coming Catholic Church, writes this review: "For believers of all kinds, and many nonbelievers, too, the Jesuit tradition is the strongest bridge across the growing gulf between religious faith and the modern world. That is thanks to the wisdom of the Society's founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola.  And now, thanks to Father James Martin, we have a wonderful 'how -to' guide to Ignatian spirituality that can renew the faith of believers and help any pilgrim on their daily struggle to cope and to find meaning.  And it will make you smile! This book is a delight and a treasure."

YOUTH MASS
July 2nd at 5:00 pm.  This will be our welcome home from Appalachia!  Please join us in this celebration! 


SAVE THE DATE & REQUEST FOR HELP
Please save Sunday, September 18thfor 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. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please call Elaine DuVall at 412-781-6941.

PAINTING THE CHURCH
Tomorrow, Monday, June 20th, we will begin the three-week process of painting the church.  Our church building was last painted 30 years ago!  We have contracted with A.J. Vater and Co.  They specialize in church painting and painted our church last time.  It will take about three weeks to paint the church.  We will have Sunday Masses and funerals in the church building, but weekday Masses will be in the Pastoral Center.  The main change in color will be to repaint the gray to a cream color.  The church will look refreshed with a new coat of paint!! Fr. Ken

CAMP "R" CELEBRATES ITS 76th YEAR SERVING PITTSBURGH YOUTH
Sessions are filling quickly. Many parents have chosen this great outdoor opportunity for their children. Camp "R" is a co-ed residential camp located in Laurel Hill State Park and operated by the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh.  Swimming, flat water kayaking and team sports are just a small part of the outdoor fun.  Check us out at our website at www.cyacampr.comor call 412-621-3342 for a brochure.

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY
Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood is July 7th!Cost is $22.50 per person.  RSVP to the youth ministry office by July 1st. Chaperones are needed.  Middle School and High School youth welcome.

CAMP HELPING HAND
Camp Helping Hand is July 13th– 15th.  The focus of this camp is service for ages 10-14.  It runs from 9-2pm. We will meet each morning at the ministry center then head off to Habitat for Humanity. RSVP to jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com by July 6. $15.00 per person. Chaperones/ drivers are needed.  Make a difference this summer!  Do something that matters.  This is our15th year for this camp!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELP NEEDED
Jesus loves the little children!  And so do we! Teachers, small group leaders and assistants are needed for our growing religious education program. Please prayerfully consider this service to our young ones.  Contact jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity, June 18
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Lynch Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Trinity, June 19
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan     
   9:00 am  Edward Skalski (Wife & Children)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Stephen Novick & his surviving children (Gary & Maryann Pastorek)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, June 20
  8:30 am  John Akanawitz (Graemer & Joan Hilton)

Tuesday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 21
  8:30 am  Rose LaGrotto (Yolanda Florio)

Wednesday, weekday, June 22
  8:30 am  Rose LaGrotto (Theresa Zunic)

Thursday, weekday, June 23
    8:30 am  Communion Service
   
Friday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24
    8:30 am  Communion Service

Saturday, weekday, June 25
   9:00 am  William Ladley (Marjorie Ladley)

Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 25
   5:00 pm  John & Eileen Horan (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, June 26  The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, 
    7:30 am  Joseph Contosta (Carl Macino)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Judy Jackworth (Nancy & Ed Bailey)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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.

June 12, 2011

SUNDAY, June 5, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$13,116.25
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Surplus:
$1,019.96

ALTER FLOWERS
This weekends' altar flowers were donated by Tom Bercik in memory of: Joe M. Bercik Sr., Helen K. Bercik and Joe M. Bercik Jr.

SUMMER BOOK REVIEW
If you are looking for a readable and well written book on Christian Spirituality, I recommend Fr. Ronald Rolheiser's book: The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality.  This relatively short book (250pp) is for those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their lives  Fr. Rolheiser get quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject, and shows through compelling anecdotes and personal examples how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality.  Hopefully this book will help make the things of faith a little clearer, a little more acceptable, and a whole lot more hopeful.  The hope too is that a bit of God's sympathy and consolation might seep through and touch you as you struggle with faith and church in a very complex time.  Fr. Ken

DROP-IN BIBLE STUDY
Join us this summer for a drop-in Bible study. There is no need to commit for multiple sessions, just come when you can!  You can join other parishioners in a relaxed summer setting, become more comfortable with reading the Scriptures, and prepare yourself for Mass on Sunday. Initially, we will use the next Sunday's Scripture readings as our focus. Each week, you can choose between a Tuesday evening meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center OR a Thursday morning meeting from 10:00-11:15 in the north room (near the kitchen) of the Pastoral Center. Tuesday sessions will meet on June 21 & 28 and July 5 & 12; Thursday sessions on June 23 & 30 and July 7 & 14. If interest warrants, we will continue the study further into the summer. We will provide study materials. No registration is necessary and there is no fee, although we will accept contributions toward the materials and toward refreshments. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

PENTECOST OPEN HOUSE
Everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center after the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses this Sunday.  We especially invite all new parishioners.  Coffee, tea, juice and breakfast foods will be served.  Please stop by to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our parish!
 
SAVE THE DATE & REQUEST FOR HELP
Please save Sunday, September 18thfor 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.

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
Thursday, June 23rdat Sts. John and Paul Parish in Wexford from 7:30-9PM.  Join us for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration with Bishop Zubik and music by nationally recognized musical artists Kelly Pease Lombardi and Bob Lesnefsky.  Celebrate the Church Alive!, the feast of Corpus Christi, and the upcoming ordination of 4 new priests.  The evening is sponsored by the Office of Vocations, for more info contact jfreedy@diopitt.org.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Beginning the week of June 13th summer office hours are: Monday-Wednesday from 10:00am- 3:00pm. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday. If you need Mass cards, sacramental records, etc., please call the Parish Office (412-781-0186, ext # 10) and leave a message.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses on Sunday, June 19th. 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.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY!
Our theme is home town Nazareth where Jesus was a kid!  Please keep our little ones (and big ones who are helping) in your prayers. We are looking forward to a great week.

VIKING YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
For boys entering grades 4th through 9th.  Held Monday, June 27th through Tuesday, June 28th at Central Catholic High School from 9am-12pm.  For more information contact Mike Kennedy at 412-334-3886.

MASS INTENTIONS:
 
Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost,  June 11
   5:00 pm Violet Muller (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost,  June 12
    7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White  
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White   
   11:00 am  G. Terry Horne (Horne Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, June 13  St. Anthony of Pacula, priest & doctor,
    8:30 am  Mary Aquila (Frank & Ann)

Tuesday, weekday, June 14
   8:30 am  Donald Schultz (Robert E. Schultz)

Wednesday, weekday, June 15
   8:30 am  Birthday, Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Thursday, weekday, June 16
    8:30 am  Kevin D. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
   
Friday, weekday, June 17
    8:30 am  Pat Parry (St. Scholastica Parish)

Saturday, weekday, June 18
   9:00 am  Anniv., Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity, June 18
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Lynch Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Trinity, June 19
    7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
    9:00 am  Edward Skalski (Wife & Children)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    11:00 am  Stephen Novick & his surviving children  (Gary & Maryann Pastorek)
       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.

June 5, 2011

 
REFLECTING ON THE WORD

There are moments of life that we call "glorious", special times beyond ordinary experience, that give us a hint of transcendence, a glimpse of glory, whether it is a "glorious day" in spring or a "glorious occasion" like a wedding.  Such times lift our spirits and hearts and we feel transported to a different level of awareness and know a joy beyond words.  Such are moments of glory.

We hear the words "glory" and "glorify" five times in the opening verses of  today's Gospel as Jesus prays to his Father.  In John's Gospel this is the last recorded prayer of Jesus, since John does not have Jesus praying in the garden.

Jesus begins his prayer by telling the Father the "hour" has come, that is, the hour of revelation, the time when the Father will give glory to the Son and the Son will glorify the Father.  It is the moment when the Son is "lifted up" which refers to both the lifting up on the cross and the Resurrection.  Jesus has said: "And when I am lifted up, I will draw all things to myself." (John 12:32).

This mutual glorifying that characterizes the relationship between the Father and the Son also embraces the disciples.   Jesus says at the end of today's reading that he prays "for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine and I have been glorified in them." (John 17:10).

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

June 5, 2011
 
SUNDAY, May 29, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$12,266.01
Amount Needed:
$12,096.29
Surplus:
$169.72

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.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held this 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.

DROP-IN BIBLE STUDY
Join us this summer for a drop-in Bible study. There is no need to commit for multiple sessions, just come when you can!  You can join other parishioners in a relaxed summer setting, become more comfortable with reading the Scriptures, and prepare yourself for Mass on Sunday. Initially, we will use the next Sunday's Scripture readings as our focus. Each week, you can choose between a Tuesday evening meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center OR a Thursday morning meeting from 10:00-11:15 in the north room (near the kitchen) of the Pastoral Center. Tuesday sessions will meet on June 21 & 28 and July 5 & 12; Thursday sessions on June 23 & 30 and July 7 & 14. If interest warrants, we will continue the study further into the summer. We will provide study materials. No registration is necessary and there is no fee, although we will accept contributions toward the materials and toward refreshments.  Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

PENTECOST OPEN HOUSE
Everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center after the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses on Pentecost Sunday.  We especially invite all new parishioners.  Coffee, tea, juice and breakfast foods will be served.  Please stop by to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our parish!

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the members of our parish who are graduating from Oakland Catholic High School:  Courtney Dailey, Erin Fowler, Olivia Massaro, Katherine Pilewski, Allyson Strahler & Margaret Thomasmeyer.

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 18thfor 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.

HOAGIES
Our youth group is selling Hoagies!  Choices are turkey or Italian.  They are fresh and only cost $7.00.  Order forms are available at the church doors or you may email Mike Troyan at mtroyan102@aol.com or jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com by June 5th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School starts Monday June 13th!  If you have not registered your child please do so!  We are looking forward to a great week filled with faith and fun! jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
Thursday, June 23rdat Sts. John and Paul Parish in Wexford from 7:30-9PM.  Join us for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration with Bishop Zubik and music by nationally recognized musical artists Kelly Pease Lombardi and Bob Lesnefsky.  Celebrate the Church Alive!, the feast of Corpus Christi, and the upcoming ordination of 4 new priests.  The evening is sponsored by the Office of Vocations, for more info contact jfreedy@diopitt.org.

GENESIS
Thanks to all who gave so generously to the Mother's Day collection for Genesis.  We collected $543. Your gift will help pregnant women choose life for their baby.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Beginning the week of June 13th summer office hours are: Monday-Wednesday from 10:00am- 3:00pm. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday. If you need Mass cards, sacramental records, etc., please call the Parish Office (412-781-0186, ext # 10) and leave a message.

MASS INTENTIONS:

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 am  Birthday, 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

Monday, Easter Weekday, June 6
   9:00 am  Norma A. Parks (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 31
    8:30 am  Birthday, Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, June 7
   8:30 am Living & Deceased Members of Ziegler Family
Thursday, Easter Weekday, June 8
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Rita Ponticello)
   
Friday, Easter Weekday, June 10
   8:30 am  Mary Catherine Cavanaugh (James & Vickie Cavanaugh)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, June 11
   9:00 am  Special Intentions (Certo Family)

Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost,  June 11
   5:00 pm  Violet Muller (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost,  June 5
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  G. Terry Horne (Horne 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
Summer Hours (starting June 13) 
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
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.