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.