October 23, 2011

   In an article on "successful aging" (New Theology Review, November, 2010), Dr. Lawrence M. Lenoir proposes that the art of giving and receiving love is at the heart of growing old gracefully.  Research shows that being in a loving relationship quiets the demons of depression and despair.  So, if you want to be healthy, be loving.  Jesus would agree.
  The rabbis of Jesus' day argued about which was the greatest commandment of the six hundred thirteen in the Torah.  When the Pharisees asked Jesus, he answered that what God wanted most from the chosen people who had been liberated from slavery and called to live in a covenantal relationship was a return of the love God showed to them.  This love has two faces: loving God totally and loving one another as one loves oneself.
  Loving is a contagious activity.  If you are loved, you tend to be loving.  Paul is sounding this note when he writes to the Thessalonians about how they became imitators of him and his fellow evangelizers Timothy and Silvanus, and of the Lord himself, receiving the word and living in faith, joy and love for each other, because they believed in God's love for them, revealed in Christ.
  Our love must flow outward in compassionate generosity.  The Lord called on Israel to show its love by not oppressing aliens, not wronging weak orphans and defenseless window and not extorting the poor by demanding interest on loans.  No less is asked of those who have received the Holy Spirit and live in community with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  That's us.  Love one another.

Taken from: LIVING THE WORD, Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days, Dennis Sylva and James Wallace.
October 23, 2011

SUNDAY, October 16, 2011 OFFERINGS:
Amount Needed:

On Monday, October 24th, Fr. Ken will offer a presentation on the new Revised Roman Missal. Starting the weekend of November 26-27 (First Sunday of Advent) all parishes in the United States will begin using the new Revised Roman Missal. There are significant changes in the prayers prayed by the priest celebrant, as well as changes in the prayers and responses of the laity. Fr. Ken will present a reflection on the nature of translations and then review the prayer changes that will begin next month. You are invited to come this Monday at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.

UPMC St. Margaret is offering free flu vaccinations to area residents age 65 and older, as well as for individuals with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease. This clinic will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 until Noon at Entrance B at the hospital. No appointment is necessary and parking is free. For more information, please call 412-784-5160.

The November Aquinas Guild meeting will be an outing to the Frick Museum on Wednesday, November 16th to see the Faberge exhibit. The day will include a guided tour of the Clayton Mansion as well as the Frick Museum. Cost is $14.00 Please make checks payable to, "The Aquinas Guild" and send to: Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr, 15238-reservations are necessary and must be made by Monday, October 24th. Transportation and lunch arrangements will be made when we know the group size. We will leave St. Scholastica at 10am and return around 2:30pm. Call Mary Ellen with questions, 412-767-5863.

Invitations to all parishioners have been mailed and delivered to CDTCA's "One's In A Lifetime" Fall Fling to be held on 11-11-11! This "One"derful evening includes entertainment, strolling dinner stations, auctions, raffles and dancing and is held at the Pittsburgh Field Club. We hope you will join us. Any parishioner who would like to donate an item to our Silent or Live Auction, please contact Joanne Saunders at 412-963-8319. We are always looking for gift certificates to restaurants, clothing and gift shops, exercise and spa facilities, as well as sporting events tickets, cultural events tickets, vacation get-aways and cash donations. Thank you for your support of our school, CDTCA!!

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.
Good News!
· We collected 59 pounds of rice last weekend for the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty. Thanks to all who contributed, and thanks to Geoff Tolge for transporting the rice to EECM!
· CDTCA Junior Girl Scout Troop 50844 and their leader, parishioner Heidi Kipp, will prepare containers to receive donations for Nancy Heil's work. They will also take the goods across the street at times when other volunteers can process them. We are grateful to Heidi and to the fourteen 4th and 5th grade girls in Troop 50844 for taking on these tasks on behalf of our parish!
Help Needed!
We are accepting donations of canned tuna, canned chicken (not soups) or canned fruit this weekend, October 22 and 23. The food will go to Nancy Heil for distribution to people who need it in Pittsburgh. Please place donations in the container in the back of the church.

The Aquinas Guild would again like to thank all who attended, or were involved in any way, in the outcome of such a lovely day at the Autumn Song Luncheon. The fashions of Carabella were beautiful, the meal was delightful, and several lucky patrons won great auction items that raised money for the parish. For those of you who attended, and those of you that wish you could have, next year's luncheon is one to look forward to, and we will let you know when this is to be scheduled, as soon as we figure this out!

Even though our trip is not until June we need to start planning NOW! So on Saturday, October 29th from 9am-1pm we are kicking off the preparation for our 2012 trip! We will meet and discuss fundraising and begin our SKILL BUILDING! It 's better than a meeting because you will actually get to work with your hands! We will meet in the ministry center. Anyone considering participating in the trip should attend. If you have any questions contact Jamie Dillon.

Did You Know... CDTCA students have numerous academic extracurricular activities to choose from such as Forensics, Math Pentathlon, Math 100 Club, and the Environmental Club. Many of our students are also recognized for their excellent writing skills in national publications.


Saturday, Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 22
    5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (Wife, Rita Marsico)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
Sunday, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23
    7:30 am  Francis (Mike) Driscoll (Carl Macino)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
    9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Hattie Komorowski (Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, weekday, October 24
   8:30 am  62nd Wedding Anniversary Joan & Guy Hilton

Tuesday, weekday, October 25
   8:30 am  Anniv., Kathryn Owen (Ron, Judi & Family)

Wednesday, weekday, October 26
   8:30 am  Birthday, Mary Napoli (Peter & Rose Ann)

Thursday, weekday, October 27
   8:30 am  Jack Reynolds (Veltri Family)

Friday, St. Simon & St. Jude, apostles, October 28
    8:30 am  Richard Reardon (Scanlon Family)
Saturday, weekday, October 29
    9:00 am  Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 29
    5:00 pm  Mary Gorskey (Sandy)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 30
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Paul Schultz (David & Lucy Thomas)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
    11:00 am  Joan G. Farina (Jim & Claire Wallace & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

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..



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

Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P.   Ext. 17
Director of Music/Bereavement

Mr. Thom Bercik    412-390-3748
Organist/Wedding Contact

Mr. Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.   Ext. 18
Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.

Mrs. Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T.   Ext. 20
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry & Religious Education

Mrs. Gina Musser   Ext. 21
Program Director for Religious Education

Mrs. Chrissy Morton   Ext. 24
Staff Accountant

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.