October 2, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   God's relationship with people is at the heart of both the first reading and the Gospel, but there is a difference.  In Isaiah, destruction comes to the vineyard; in the Gospel, it comes to those entrusted with the care of the vineyard.              
   Isaiah's song highlights the people's failure– the house of Israel and the people of Judah-to bear fruit, to provide the Lord who has lovingly tended this vineyard with anything more than wild grapes, that is, bloodshed and violence against each other.  Because of this, the owner will turn his back on them, no longer giving care but letting it be trampled underfoot, no longer pruning or hoeing, but allowing thorns and briers to take over.  This song is demanding conversion.
    In Jesus' parable, the focus is on those entrusted with the care of the vineyard.  Jesus addresses the chief priests and the elders in Jerusalem, not only criticizing their failure to care for the people adequately, but also their rejection of those God sent to call them to conversion. The parable calls all religious leaders to remember that authority is for service.
    Bearing fruit in our livees, being true and honorable, just and  pure, lovely and gracious is the fruit God desires from all, as Paul reminds the Philippians.  God's people, but especially their leaders, have a responsibility to bear fruit.  No one is let off the hook.  God expects a return for love so lavishly given.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
October 2, 2011

SUNDAY, September 25, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$10,380.36
Amount Needed:
$12,926.00
Shortage:
$2,545.64

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass, and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, October 2nd after the 11 AM Mass and Sunday, October 9th after the 9 AM and 11 AM Masses. For more details and study materials contact Peggy Santelli - at Teggymom@aol.com or 412-828-0241.

AUCTION ITEM REQUEST
The Autumn Song benefit is approaching fast! The Aquinas Guild would greatly appreciate any items donated for this wonderful event, supporting the church, community and CDTCA. Tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; golf experiences; weekend getaways; and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants are especially prized. Hand crafted items and gently used treasures from your home are also very welcome donations. If you have a donation to offer, please contact Patti McCaffrey at 412-782-5051. Thank you!

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 5th  7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

LIFE CHAIN
Please plan to attend this annual event to silently pray and witness for protection of the unborn children and their mothers. On Sunday, October 2nd we will be lining the sidewalks on Rt. 8 from Grant St. to Kittanning St. in Etna, with parking available at Huntz' Tavern, which is at Rt. 8 and Grant (on the bend) from 2-3 PM. Signs will be available. All ages welcome. Bring a chair if you need one. Hope to see you then!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Our fall Bible study, "Praying the Scriptures," began meeting last Wednesday evening. It is not too late to sign up for the evening study on the many ways that the Scriptures can support our prayer. The Thursday morning track will not meet because of insufficient registrations. See the flyer at the entrances to the church for details and information on how to register or contact Andy Bechman.

PET BLESSING
There will be a Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 9th at 1:00pm near the St. Francis Statue.  All pets, their owners and friends of animals are welcome to attend.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
   Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. This continuing bulletin feature highlights some opportunities for stewardship in the coming weeks.

    We are looking for someone familiar with audio equipment to help us digitally record Fr. Ken's homilies from the church's public address system. If you can help, please contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

Adult chaperones are needed for several Youth Ministry events:
· Pet Therapy at the Aspinwall VA Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (please RSVP this weekend)
· Family House Dinner on Monday, Oct. 17 at Family House University Place in Oakland, 4:15 to 7:00 p.m. (please RSVP by Oct. 12)
To participate in these youth events, please contact Jamie Dillon.

We are also seeking donations of rice on the weekend of October 15 and 16. Your contributions will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
The deadline for making reservations is approaching fast! What a great way to start off autumn, by spending the day at the Pittsburgh Field Club; browsing auction items, deciding which baked goods to take home for dessert, eating a scrumptious lunch and watching a fashion show by Carabella with your friends; all for the great cause of supporting the church, community and CDTCA! Reserve your spot for Saturday, October 15th, by calling Tara Balonick at 412-600-5838, before October 7th. The price of admission is $40.00. Doors will open at 11:00; don't miss out on all the fun!!

HELP FOR GRIEVING SINGLES
Widowed, divorced or separated? Beginning Experience offers help to hurting "single again" folks. The weekend and optional post weekend sessions focus on a personal inward journey to begin a new life with renewed courage and hope. Grief, regrets, confusion, self doubt? You don't have to go through this alone. There are others walking this hard road. We know the pain. Come to a safe place. Travel from heartache to hope. The next weekend will be held October 14-16, 2011 at the Gilmary Center in Moon Twp, PA. Payment arrangements and possible financial assistance are available. For more information, www.BeginningExperience.orgor make a confidential call to Lyn at 412-448-9019 or Steve Smith at 412-367-4948 or 412-720-8694.

CDTCA CORNER
Did You Know that CDTCA increased its enrollment by 19% from last year?


MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 1
   5:00 pm  Frank Donnelly (John & Susie Parran)
       Presider: Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos
Sunday, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 2
    7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anthony Sgambati (Family)
       Presider: Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos
   11:00 am  J. Teddy Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
Monday, weekday, October 3
    8:30 am  William Parkinson (Douglas & Elizabeth Truter)
Tuesday, St. Francis of Assisi, religious, October 4
    8:30 am  Jane Garvey Wentley (Patricia G. Snyder)
Wednesday, weekday, October 5
    8:30 am  Monsignor Donald W. Kraus (Parish Community)
Thursday, weekday, October 6
    8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Karen Boyle)
Friday, Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7
    8:30 am  George Simons (Veltri Family)
Saturday, weekday, October 8
    9:00 am  Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 8
    5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
Sunday, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9
    7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
    9:00 am  Anthony Sgambati (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
    11:00 am J. Teddy Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)
       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–Friday 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–Friday) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.                                                     

September 25, 2011

 REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   In The Secret Life of Bees, August, an older black woman, is talking about "the problem with people" to Lily, a younger white woman who has run away from an abusive father.  Lily has said that people don't really know what matters.  But August says the deeper problem is that people do know what matters, but don't choose it.
    God tells Ezekiel that virtue's proof is in choosing to do the right thing.  What you choose to do matters.  So be careful not to go off the right path at the end of your days.  On the other hand, you might be off the right path for years, but end up hopping back on at the very end, and you will have life.  It doesn't sound very fair; nevertheless, it's where you are when the end comes that counts.  And you don't know when the end will come.
    Jesus confronts the religious leaders with a parable.  A father asks his two sons to do some work in the vineyard.  One talks a good game but never makes it into the field; the other refuses outright, but then goes and does what his father asked.  In telling this parable, Jesus compares these leaders unfavorably to the tax collectors and prostitutes.  The elders must have been shocked.
    "Have in you that same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus", writes Paul to his beloved Philippians.  The attitude he urged on them was giving oneself for the sake of others—even unto death.  In this way, we not only speak but also do"Yes".  Choose to live Christ.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
September 25, 2011

SUNDAY, September 18, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$13,595.83
Amount Needed:
$12,926.00
Surplus:
$669.83

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
Next weekend we welcome Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos from the Diocese of Marthandam in India. He will speak at all the Masses and give us insight into the needs of his diocese. We will take up a second collection to support the pastoral needs of his diocese. His presence with us was arranged by the Diocesan Missionary Cooperation Project.

PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES
Would you like to enliven your prayer? Join us this fall for "Praying the Scriptures." In this Bible study, we will look at the many intersections of Scripture and prayer, all with a view to enriching our practice of prayer. Participants can come to a better grasp of the Biblical view of prayer as a response to God's gracious acts, how Jesus prayed, how the words of the Mass are rooted in the Scriptures, and how to practice prayerful reading of the Scriptures (lectio divina). This course will begin on Wednesday, Sept 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the Marsico Library in the Ministry Center.  See the flyer at the entrances to the church for details and information on how to register.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass, and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, October 2nd after the 11 AM Mass and Sunday, October 9th after the 9 AM and 11 AM Masses. For more details and study materials contact Peggy Santelli - at Teggymom@aol.com or 412-828-0241.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
A Protecting God's Children class will be held at St. Bonaventure Parish (2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw) on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Newmeyer Hall (under the church). To register, contact Kathy Stupar via email at kathystb@verizon.net or by phone 412-897-5838. 

MOTHER'S UPLIFTING MOTHERS
This year's fall's session of MUMs began September 12th. If you are a mom looking for fellowship and prayer, please come and join us in the Pastoral Center at 9:30 this Monday. Our series this fall is "Balancing Life's Demands: Biblical insights to help you order your personal world."  Childcare is provided by loving members of our parish community and we are always happy to add sitters to our list.  Questions? Interested in volunteering as a babysitter? Please contact Bonnie at: 412-963-7013 bdemotte@gmail.com

2012 MASS INTENTIONS
This weekend we will accept Mass Intentions for 2012 after all the Masses. Please come to the parish office.  The parish office will also be open Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
The Invitations have gone out for the Autumn Song Luncheon at the Pittsburgh Field Club, held on Saturday, October 15th! We do not want anyone to miss out on this wonderful day of auctions, bake sale, lunch, fashion show by Carabella of Oakmont and socializing fun, held by the Aquinas Guild of St. Scholastica. Doors open at 11:00 and lunch is served at noon. What a spectacular way to spend the day for the great cause of funding the church, community and CDTCA! In the event that you did not receive your invitation, please contact Tara Bolonik at 412-600-5838, to reserve your spot, before Oct. 7th.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
September 28 begins the Fall "40 DAYS FOR LIFE" when Christians across the country will begin 40 days of prayer, fasting and vigil for an end to abortion. The Pittsburgh Kick Off Event for 40 Days will be Saturday, September 24th, 3:00 p.m., Phil's Parking Lot, 917 Liberty Ave., downtown. Speakers include Bishop William J. Waltersheid, Pastor Rick Paladin, Fr. Tim Kruthaupt, Pastor Shawn Kirkland and Rev. John Patterson. Music features the group "Intent". At 4:30 p.m. we will leave the parking lot and process to the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic at 933 Liberty Ave. for closing prayer and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join this opportunity to pray in community for precious unborn babies and their Mothers.

SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE!
Save date has been set for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy's Annual Fall Fling and it's a date you will not soon forget!!  Mark your calendars NOW for 11-11-11 for "The One's In A Lifetime" Party to be held at the Pittsburgh Field Club.  We hope you will plan to attend this fabulous evening of dinner, auctions, entertainment and dancing!  This year's event will honor those St. Scho's/CDTCA alumni from the graduating classes of 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, and 1991!  Invitations will be mailed in the next few weeks.  Save the date of 11-11-11; you don't want to miss this "Onederful" event!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
    Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. This bulletin feature highlights some opportunities for stewardship at St. Scholastica in the coming weeks.
   Adult chaperones are needed for several Youth Ministry events:
  • Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Adult drivers are needed for the Scavenger Hunt for Warmth On Saturday, Oct. 1 after Youth Mass. Help our young people collect warm clothing for our local homeless ministry.
  • Pet Therapy at the Aspinwall VA Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Family House Dinner on Monday, Oct. 17 at Family House University Place in Oakland, 4:15 to 7:00 p.m.
To participate in any of these youth events, please contact Jamie Dillon.
   We are also seeking donations of rice on the weekend of October 15 and 16. Your contributions will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty. Please leave donations in the marked basket in the back of the church.

COFFEE HOUSE AFTER THE 9:00 MASS TODAY
Please join your fellow parishioners for coffee, doughnuts and fellowship outside the doors of the church, weather permitting. Otherwise, in the pastoral center.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 24
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25
   7:30 am  Frank Donnelly (John & Susan Mihm)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am Judy Jackworth (Flo & Ron Walkowski)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Birthday, Bernice K. Gimber
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
Monday, weekday, September 26
    8:30 am  Deceased members of St. Vincent DePaul Society
Tuesday, St. Vincent DePaul, priest, September 27
    8:30 am Rose Ann Asturi (Mom & Dad)
Wednesday, weekday, September 28
    8:30 am  Richard Reardon (Scanlon Family)
Thursday, St. Michael, St. Gabriel & St. Raphael, archangels, September 29
    8:30 am  Rosalia Costa (Costa Family)
Friday, St. Jerome, priest & doctor of the Church, September 30
    8:30 am  Nora McNally (Fleming Family)
Saturday, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin & doctor of the Church, October 1
   9:00 am  Rose LaGrotto (Mrs. Anna Montarsi)
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 1
   5:00 pm  Frank Donnelly (John & Susie Parran)
       Presider: Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos
Sunday, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 2
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anthony Sgambati (Family)
       Presider: Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos
   11:00 am  J. Teddy Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)
       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–Friday 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–Friday) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

September 18, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

    If you ever felt you have not gotten what you deserve for all that you have done, or that others have been given more than they deserve for the little that they have done, this Gospel is not going to please you.  It is hard not to line up with the grumblers, complaining that those who worked all day should not be given the same as the eleventh-hour crowd.  Where's the justice in this?
    Isaiah sets the stage for hearing the Gospel when he calls us to seek and call on God for what we need, especially mercy and forgiveness.  But the prophet recognizes that God's response to this request may baffle us, especially when such overabundant mercy is shown to others.
    Jesus is not telling a tale about being fair, or offering a lesson on just wages.  He is teaching that God's rule is marked by generosity, especially to the last and least, the overlooked, the undervalued, the unwanted, those judged as not very capable.  This master calls all to do what they can do.  For some the work will last longer than for others.  But all will be rewarded.
   So, be generous as God is generous.  We see an example of this in Paul's willingness to stay working with the early communities.  While the Philippians were easy to love, he also ministered to the cantankerous Corinthians and the "stupid" Galatians (Paul's own words) who were turning away from the gospel he preached to them.  Paul heard the call to act differently with these different groups of people.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
September 18, 2011

SUNDAY, September 4, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$8,054.50
Amount Needed:
$12,926.00
Shortfall:
$4,871.50

PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES
Would you like to enliven your prayer? Join us this fall for "Praying the Scriptures." In this Bible study, we will look at the many intersections of Scripture and prayer, all with a view to enriching our practice of prayer. Participants can come to a better grasp of the Biblical view of prayer as a response to God's gracious acts, how Jesus prayed, how the words of the Mass are rooted in the Scriptures, and how to practice prayerful reading of the Scriptures (lectio divina). We are offering the study in two tracks: seven Wednesday evenings beginning September 28,or seven Thursday mornings, beginning September 29. See the flyer at the entrances to the church for details and information on how to register.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass, and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held in the church on Sunday, October 2nd after the 11 AM Mass and Sunday, October 9th after the 9 AM and 11 AM Masses. For more details and study materials contact Peggy Santelli - at Teggymom@aol.com or 412-828-0241.

MOTHERS UPLIFTING MOTHERS
This year's fall's session of MUMs began September 12th. If you are a mom looking for fellowship and prayer, please come and join us in the Pastoral Center at 9:30 this Monday. Our series this fall is "Balancing Life's Demands; Biblical insights to help you order your personal world."  Childcare is provided by loving members of our parish community and we are always happy to add sitters to our list. Questions?  Interested in volunteering as a babysitter?  Please contact Bonnie at: 412-963-7013 bdemotte@gmail.com.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses on Sunday, September 18th. 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.

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, September 26, at 7:30 in the parish office. If you plan to attend the session, please let Andy Bechman know (andybechman@saintscholastica.com). Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the parish secretary at least two weeks before your desired date.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
A Protecting God's Children class will be held at St. Bonaventure Parish (2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw) on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Newmeyer Hall (under the church). To register, contact Kathy Stupar via email at kathystb@verizon.net or by phone 412-897-5838. 

NEW SCHOOL SCIENCE LAB
We are so excited about our new state of the art Science Lab at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. This lab was made possible in part through the generosity of Mrs. Dolores Rueger to honor her late husband, Dr. Raimond G. Rueger. Dr. Rueger was a parishioner of St. Scholastica and a strong supporter of Catholic education. Their children attended our parish school. Their daughter, Anne Cooper and her two children, Katherine and Max, were present with Dolores at the dedication last week. This Science Lab will greatly enhance the already strong science curriculum at CDTCA and will benefit our students when they participate in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competitions and other external science programs. We are grateful also to the CDTCA PTG who provided additional funds to make this project a reality. Fr. Ken

2012 MASS INTENTIONS
Next weekend, September 24th and 25th, we will accept Mass Intentions for 2012 after all the Masses. Please come to the parish office. The parish office will also be open Monday thru Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.

THE AQUINAS GUILD PRESENTS A DISCUSSION WITH FATHER KEN, "EMBRACING CHANGE IN THE LITURGY".
    Starting on the first weekend of Advent (Nov. 26th and 27th) the newly translated third edition of the Roman Missal will be introduced at all the Masses celebrated in the United States.  The structure of the Mass (the order of the elements, the actions of the priest celebrant, and so forth) remains unchanged in the new edition of the Roman Missal.  However, the translation of the prayer texts will change to more closely reflect the original Latin texts.  In some cases, new options for prayers may be available, and some old options may no longer be present.
    In the third edition of the Roman Missal, almost every prayer in the Mass—those spoken by the priest and those spoken by the people—has been retranslated from the Latin into English.  Some prayers now recited by memory will need to be relearned, and the familiar language of many prayers recited by the priest will change.
    Fr. Ken will offer a presentation at the September Aquinas Guild Meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center.  The presentation will include: how our Liturgy has been formed from the infant Church to the present moment, commentary on the nature of translation and finally a "walk through" of the new edition of the Roman Missal, especially those Mass prayers that will be changed.  All parishioners are welcome to attend. No RSVP necessary.
   Fr. Ken will give the same talk again on Monday, October 24th at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Center.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
The date is approaching for the wonderful Autumn Song luncheon, so do not forget to make your reservations! Saturday October 15, at the Pittsburgh Field Club, with auctions, bake sale, lunch around noon and fashions by Carabella of Oakmont! Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. This annual Aquinas Guild event supports the church, the community, and CDTCA. Tickets are $40.00, available through Tara Bolonik at 412-600-5838. To reserve your spot, call before Friday October 7th.  If you have a donation for the auctions or baskets, please contact Patti McCaffrey at 412-782-5051. Tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; weekend get-aways; golf experiences; and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants are especially prized. We welcome donations of hand crafted items such as knitted or crocheted sweaters, blankets or baby items and gently used treasures from your own home.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 17
   5:00 pm  Frank Donnelly (James & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Joan G. Farina (Tish Marsico)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Helen Rivetti (Jerry & Janet Monaco)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 19
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Tuesday, St. Andrew Kim Taegon, preiest & martyr, September 20
   8:30 am  Birthday, Marion Arturo (Rene Arturo)

Wednesday, St. Matthew, apostle, September 21
   8:30 am  Richard Bellinger (Catherine & Mark Bellinger)

Thursday, weekday, September 22
   8:30 am  Regis Obringer (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Friday, St. Pio, priest, September 23
   8:30 am  Paul Schultz (John & Carol Katara)

Saturday, weekday, September 24
   9:00 am  Jonathan Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 24
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25
   7:30 am  Frank Donnelly (John & Susan Mihm)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Judy Jackworth (Flo & Ron Walkowski)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Birthday, Bernice K. Gimber
       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.

September 11, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD
   Erich Segal died at the beginning of 2010.  I remember reading his best seller Love Story and being moved by its then famous line "Love means never having to say you're sorry". Over the years I have really come to disagree with this.  I believe love means having to say you're sorry and asking for forgiveness many times in life.
   Today's Gospel reminds us that love also means being willing to forgive many times in a life.  We fail each other.  We sin against each other.  Sometimes we do this deliberately, sometimes thoughtlessly, but nonetheless it is painful for the one sinned against.
   Is forgiveness ever easy—especially with a repeat offender?  "Seven times?" Peter asks.  "Seventy-seven times," Jesus replies.  Today's readings give us the major reason to forgive others: God has forgiven us.  There's more.  Not to forgive is to let anger and wrath poison our hearts.   Being unforgiving can imprison a person, resulting in bitterness, revenge and a slow death of the spirit.  Not to forgive can be more costly for the one offended.
   Paul tells us we belong to the Lord, are called to serve him, to do his will, which is the will of the Father.  And God's will is that we forgive one another.  When the risen Lord first appeared to the disciples in the upper room, he wished them peace and then gave them the power of the Spirit to forgive.  This work is not limited to our going to the sacrament of reconciliation.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
September 11, 2011

SUNDAY, September 4, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$14,372.25
Amount Needed:
$12,926.00
Shortfall:
$1,446.25

PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES
Would you like to enliven your prayer? Join us this fall for "Praying the Scriptures," a Bible study from the Little Rock Scripture Study.  We are offering the study in two formats: seven Wednesday evenings beginning September 28, or seven Thursday mornings, beginning September 29.  See the flyer at the entrances to the church for details and information on how to register.

PARISH PICNIC
   The St. Scholastica Parish Picnic will be at Squaw Valley Park on Sunday, September 18th, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The schedule for the picnic will be: 3:00 pm Kids' Games, 4:00 pm Parish People Scavenger Hunt Game, 4:30 pm Dinner, 5:30 pm regular Bingo. Unfortunately, due to risk issues, we had to cancel the bounce house. However, we will have a caricature artist available from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the kids.   We will also have a 50/50 that will have a cash prize and also some additional prized available as well.
   Please remember to signup.  There are signup sheets if you would like to Volunteer for a specific activity (like set up, clean up, help with children's games, face painting etc).   There are also signup sheets so you can let us know if you plan on attending the picnic. This will give us a better idea on how much food to order. Chicken, hot dogs, corn and drinks will be provided.  The cost for the picnic will be $5 per person with a maximum per family of $20.   If you are able to bring a side dish or a desert, you can also indicate that on the signup sheets. Please bring side dishes and desserts in disposable containers.  It is advisable to bring a chair as seating in the pavilion is limited.
  The last picnic planning meeting will be held on Monday September 12th at 7:00 in the Pastoral Center.

NO ONE DIES ALONE
Maureen Krup, from UPMC Mercy, will be the speaker at the People Concerned For The Unborn Child's General Kick Off Meeting, Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Synod Hall, directly behind St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland.  NO ONE DIES ALONE takes it's motto from Mother Teresa...."No one should die alone....each human should die with the sight of a loving face".  Light refreshments at 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge and all are welcome.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Religious Education begins Sept. 18th  Class is from 10:15-11:30.  ALL parents are asked to escort their child to their classroom the first day to meet the teachers.

HOMESTUDY STUDENTS
Home study students may pick up their materials in the cafeteria after the 9 & 11:00 masses on Sept. 18th.

HELP NEEDED
We are still in need of some small group leaders/co leaders for grades 6,7 & 8.  Please contact Jamie Dillon if you are able to help.  Small group choices will take place after the 9 & 11:00 masses in the cafeteria on Sept. 18th.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
There will be a meeting for all confirmation candidates and their parents on Sunday, September 25th, after the 11:00 Mass in the pastoral center. 

YOUTH MINISTRY
Youth Mass is Sunday September 18 at the 9:00 Mass for Catechetical Sunday.  Any youth wishing to sing or play an instrument should contact Jamie Dillon asap.  There will be a rehearsal on Monday Sept. 12.

THE AQUINAS GUILD PRESENTS A DISCUSSION WITH FATHER KEN, "EMBRACING CHANGE IN THE LITURGY".
    Starting on the first weekend of Advent (Nov. 26th and 27th) the newly translated third edition of the Roman Missal will be introduced at all the Masses celebrated in the United States.  The structure of the Mass (the order of the elements, the actions of the priest celebrant, and so forth) remains unchanged in the new edition of the Roman Missal.  However, the translation of the prayer texts will change to more closely reflect the original Latin texts.  In some cases, new options for prayers may be available, and some old options may no longer be present.
    In the third edition of the Roman Missal, almost every prayer in the Mass—those spoken by the priest and those spoken by the people—has been retranslated from the Latin into English.  Some prayers now recited by memory will need to be relearned, and the familiar language of many prayers recited by the priest will change.
    Fr. Ken will offer a presentation at the September Aquinas Guild Meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center.  The presentation will include: how our Liturgy has been formed from the infant Church to the present moment, commentary on the nature of translation and finally a "walk through" of the new edition of the Roman Missal, especially those Mass prayers that will be changed.  All parishioners are welcome to attend. (Monday, October 24th at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Center). No RSVP necessary.

 WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN?
 Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Have you been attending Mass with your spouse and want to investigate taking the next step? Are you feeling called to live your life as a Catholic?  The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults prayerfully reflect on their journey in order to discern whether they are called to full initiation into the Catholic faith community.  If you are interested in exploring the process, please contact Andy Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by email: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.  You can also fill out the form below. If you know someone who might be interested, please give him or her this notice and form. For a child who is of school age and is not baptized or who did not receive First Communion in second grade, please contact Jamie Dillon at Ext. 20 or jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.  We would be glad to welcome you fully into the Catholic
community!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yes, I am interested in exploring full membership in the Catholic community.

Name ________________________________________________
Phone(s) ________________________________________________
Email ________________________________________________

Please return this form to the collection basket or place it in Andy Bechman's mailbox in the back hallway of the Pastoral Center (use the church exit by the organ and take a right turn).


MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 10
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Maione)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11
    7:30 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am    Veltri-McKay Families (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 12
   8:30 amMargaret Fleming (Fleming Family)

Tuesday, St. John Chrysostom, bishop & doctor, September 13
   8:30 am  Judy Jackworth (Elizabeth Metrovich)

Wednesday, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14
    8:30 am  Peter O'Donnell (Byrnes Family)

Thursday, Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Friday, St. Cornelius, pope & martyr, September 16
   8:30 am  Ann McGovern (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, weekday, September 17
   9:00 am  Helen Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 17
   5:00 pm  Frank Donnelly (James & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Joan G. Farina (Tish Marsico)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Helen Rivetti (Jerry & Janet Monaco)
       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.

September 4, 2011

REFLECTING ON THE WORD

   We can respond in different ways when someone wrongs us: we can ignore the offense, cut off the offender, announce our anger or hurt, or be equally offensive.  Perhaps you have tried each of these.  Jesus sets out another way for his disciples.  First, go to the person and point out the failure; if that doesn't work, take another with you; if that doesn't work, "refer it to the church".  And if that doesn't work, "treat the person as you would a Gentile or a tax collector". 
   This last remark could sound like even Jesus put limits on what you had to do to bring a person around, especially since tax collectors were generally held in contempt and Gentiles kept at a distance.  But this wasn't so for Jesus; these were the very ones he reached out to.  So, his last remark indicates that you never stop trying to win over another.
   These words are part of Jesus' fourth speech in Matthew's Gospel, focused on life within the community of his followers.  They are to be a community of reconciliation.  This call to engage in fraternal correction has got to be one of the more difficult aspects of living out the way of Jesus, by loving others enough to tell them when they are committing a wrong.  It's frequently much easier to let is slide or move away from the person altogether.
   Paul's exhortation to "owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another" finds fulfillment in this difficult area of fraternal correction.  Such love fulfills the law.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
September 4, 2011

SUNDAY, August 28, 2011 OFFERINGS:
$12,410.75
Amount Needed:
$12,926.00
Shortfall:
$515.25

ALTAR FLOWERS:
This weekends' altar flowers are in memory of Terry Paulick donated by the Paulick Family.

SECOND COLLECTION FOR BISHOP'S EDUCATION FUND
Next weekend we will have a second collection to support our primary and secondary Catholic Schools in our diocese.  Contributions you make will directly be given as grants to financially needy students/families.  We do not want our Catholic Schools to be out of reach for those desiring a Catholic Education for their children.  Whatever you are able to donate in this collection will be well appreciated by the hundreds of students who will receive grants this school year.  Thank you for your generosity.

PARISH OFFICE NEWS
Starting the week of September 4th the parish office will be open Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm. (We will not be open on Labor Day).  We still have weekday masses available for 2011. For your convenience we have a "Will-Call" mail box outside of the parish office. This box can be used for masses, flowers, sacrament and sponsor certificates etc.  Altar flowers are a nice way to honor someone (birthday, wedding, anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person. Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates please call the parish office 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

WOMEN'S CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE STUDY
Please join us for an in-depth study of  The Gospel Of Matthew that will run September through May on most Tuesdays from 1-3pm in the Duch Pastoral center at St. Scholastica. The first class will be Tuesday, September 6.  Any woman  (you don't have to be Catholic) is welcomed to join this group. In addition to learning so much about Our Lord and His Church, you will also have a great opportunity for fellowship with other women in our community. The registration fee is $55 which covers all the materials for the 30 week course. That's less than a cup of coffee each week!  For more information please visit the website  www.catholicscripturestudy.comor contact Mary Wilson at 412-963- 1931.To register send check payable to Mary Wilson at 104 Foxtop Dr. 15238 .

PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES
Would you like to enliven your prayer? Join us this fall for "Praying the Scriptures," a Bible study from the Little Rock Scripture Study.  We are offering the study in two formats: seven Wednesday evenings beginning September 28, or seven Thursday mornings, beginning September 29.  See the flyer at the entrances to the church for details and information on how to register.

HELP NEEDED
We are still looking for small group leaders for grades 6,7 and 8. Contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested.

THE AQUINAS GUILD PRESENTS A DISCUSSION WITH FATHER KEN, "EMBRACING CHANGE IN THE LITURGY".
   Starting on the first weekend of Advent (Nov. 26th and 27th) the newly translated third edition of the Roman Missal will be introduced at all the Masses celebrated in the United States.  The structure of the Mass (the order of the elements, the actions of the priest celebrant, and so forth) remains unchanged in the new edition of the Roman Missal.  However, the translation of the prayer texts will change to more closely reflect the original Latin texts.  In some cases, new options for prayers may be available, and some old options may no longer be present.
   In the third edition of the Roman Missal, almost every prayer in the Mass—those spoken by the priest and those spoken by the people—has been retranslated from the Latin into English.  Some prayers now recited by memory will need to be relearned, and the familiar language of many prayers recited by the priest will change.
   Fr. Ken will offer a presentation at the September Aquinas Guild Meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 10:00 am in the Pastoral Center.  The presentation will include: how our Liturgy has been formed from the infant Church to the present moment, commentary on the nature of translation and finally a "walk through" of the new edition of the Roman Missal, especially those Mass prayers that will be changed.  All parishioners are welcome to attend. (This presentation will also be scheduled for an evening in October on a date to be announced.)  No RSVP necessary.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wed., Sept. 7, at 7:30 PM in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Religious education begins the week of September 18th. Please register if you have not already done so. Registration is available on the parish website.
 
YOUTH MASS
Youth mass is Sunday, September 18th, at the 9 o'clock mass. Anyone interested in singing or playing an instrument should contact the youth ministry office.

CONFIRMATION MEETING
There will be a meeting for all confirmation candidates. & parents on Sunday, September 25th after the 11:00 mass in the pastoral center.

 CONGRATULATIONS TO SR. DOROTHY
This Thursday, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8th), Sister Dorothy is celebrating her fiftieth anniversary as a professed religious sister of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (formerly Vincentian Sisters of Charity).  We have been well blessed to have Sister Dorothy as our Principal for the past three years at our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.  In her fifty years of service she has had many assignments as teacher, health care administrator and principal.  I know you join me in thanking Sister Dorothy for her fifty years of service to the Church.  She lives up to her name: Dorothy from the Greek- "doran theos" a "gift from God"!  Gratefully, Fr. Ken.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 3
  5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (Buckey Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 4
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Frances Maher, Elizabeth William & Helen Vincent (Maher Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Birthday, Terry Paulick (Pavlick Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 5
    8:30 am  Louise Flinn (son, Don Flinn)

Tuesday, weekday, September 6
    8:30 am  Birthday, Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Wednesday, weekday, September 7
    8:30 am  Louis Kopec (Dennis & Bernadine Bonessa)

Thursday, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8
    8:30 am  Anthony Michael Farina (Family)

Friday, St. Peter Clava, priest, September 9
   8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Hannah & Nate Joseph)

Saturday, weekday, September 10
   9:00 am  Anniv., Ralph LaGrotto (Lisa & Jim Martin)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 10
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Maione)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Veltri-McKay Families (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       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.