January 29, 2012

4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
   Athletes put hours into practice. It is not enough just to play the game. In practice a person learns the moves, discovers how muscles respond, trains all aspects of his or her body, and over time becomes so proficient at the selected sport that she or he can intuitively react during play. Practice in sports helps the athlete develop self-confidence. The same holds true for the musician, the salesperson, the new teacher. When an individual takes up something new he or she may initially be a bit shaky at it. Over time, we develop the skills so that something becomes second nature.
   In today's Gospel, Jesus is the confident, self-assured teacher. Yes, he works a miracle. But before we get caught up in that, we should look at how Mark portrays him. Right at the beginning of the Gospel, Jesus enters the synagogue in Capernaum and starts to teach. Unlike the scribes who would appeal to the words of Jewish teachers to support their teaching, Jesus comes across as confident in his own authority. He has no need to reference what others have handed on. Instead, his teaching commands respect because he shows its truth through his deeds.
   Like the athlete who is confident in his game, we can become confident in our faith by practicing it. As we see in the Gospel from the very first chapter of Mark, Jesus was confident in both word and deed. We can do the same. By reading the Scriptures regularly we become attuned to Christ's teaching. We absorb the knowledge, just as any good athlete memorizes all the plays. And by acting on Christ's teaching through our worship of God and love of neighbor we are performing the deeds of faith. The skills become second nature as we put into practice what we have been taught by Christ.
©2011 Liturgical Publications Inc

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
The Aquinas Guild will have Cheryl Bagley, Nutritional Therapist and Healing Foods Specialist speak at the February 15th meeting. Cheryl will take the mystery out of making homemade chicken stock. She will also share her expertise on nutrition and offer food advice when grocery shopping. A light lunch will follow the meeting. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pastoral Center. There is no charge for the lunch, but a reservation is necessary.  Contact Mary Ellen Maher by Monday, February 12 to make a reservation at 412-767-5863 or maryemaher@msn.com

DISPATCH FROM OUR BIBLE STUDY
    What's your favorite part of the Christmas story? The Annunciation? The proclamation of the angels to the shepherds? The baby Jesus in the manger? The coming of the Three Kings?  In the introductory week of our Bible study,"The Birth of Christ," we took a look at the beginning of each Gospel.
   Did you know that Mark's Gospel starts with John the Baptist's preaching, with no stories at all about the birth of Jesus? Or that the Gospel according to John, after its famous Prologue ("In the beginning was the Word . . . and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us . . .") jumps right to the story of the adult John the Baptist and Jesus as well? Only in Matthew and Luke do we find stories about the birth or childhood of Jesus.
   We may also be surprised to see that our idea of "the Christmas story" is a blending of the accounts in these Gospels. We may be used to imagining the star shining above the stable as the shepherds visit, but no such scene exists in the Gospels themselves.
   The Gospel according to Matthew begins with a list of the ancestors of Jesus back to Abraham, and then relates stories of how Joseph came to name and accept Jesus as his legal son, how the magi appeared in Jerusalem, how Joseph fled from King Herod to Egypt and eventually settled his family in Nazareth.
   Luke's longer account includes stories about the birth of John the Baptist, Gabriel's annunciation to Mary, Mary's visit to Elizabeth, Jesus born and laid in a manger, angels appearing to the shepherds, and stories involving visits to the Temple when Jesus was a baby and later as a child. 
   Part of what we do in this Bible study will be to look at each of these accounts separately to see the inspired message that they bring us. Watch the bulletin or "Adult Faith Formation" page on our website for more dispatches from the study.

STEWARDSHIP
   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. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.

Good News!
On the weekend of January 14-15, we collected over 30 boxes of Rice-a-Roni for the food pantry At East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty. Thank you for your generosity!

Help Needed!
· The Ministry of Praise is looking for someone to team with the newsletter editor to help with maintaining the mailing list, printing labels, purchasing envelopes & stamps as needed, and emailing the newsletter to members who wish to receive it electronically. Time commitment is not large -- probably about an hour or so per mailing. Contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at prayerlist@saintscholastica.com for details.
· We continue to collect men's heavy winter jackets, size L or larger, packages of toilet paper, blankets, and sleeping bags (zero degree rated ones are best), to be distributed by Nancy Heil and her associates to people who need them in Pittsburgh. Please leave donations in the large non-food items container in the vestibule of the church. Nancy also requests our prayers for homeless persons and needy families.
· We will also continue to accept donations of canned tuna, canned chicken (not soups) or canned fruit in the food-items container, along with cans of regular Pepsi and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Thank you!

Focus On . . . Music Ministry
Music Ministers are adults and teens who enhance the quality of prayer and worship at our liturgies by leading the assembly in song and by encouraging full participation. Opportunities include: cantor, the 9 a.m. Contemporary Choir, the 11 a.m. SATB Choir, and instrumentalists. If you are interested in music ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at 412-781-0186, ext. 17 or by e-mail: music@saintscholastica.com.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
   The following text continues a summary of the document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, prepared by the United States bishops in 2007, and reissued by them in 2011. We hope that this summary of official Catholic teaching on political participation will help all of us to root our views in our faith and to form our consciences as we approach our political decisions.

How Does the Church Help Catholics to Address Political and Social Questions?
· A Well-Formed Conscience
The Church equips its members to address political questions by helping them develop well-formed consciences. "Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act. . . . [Every person] is obliged to follow faithfully what he [or she] knows to be just and right" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1778). We Catholics have a lifelong obligation to form our consciences in accord with human reason, enlightened by the teaching of Christ as it comes to us through the Church.
· The Virtue of Prudence
The Church also encourages Catholics to develop the virtue of prudence, which enables us "to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1806). Prudence shapes and informs our ability to deliberate over available alternatives, to determine what is most fitting to a specific context, and to act. Prudence must be accompanied by courage which calls us to act. As Catholics seek to advance the common good, we must carefully discern which public policies are morally sound. A good end does not justify an immoral means. At times Catholics may choose different ways to respond to social problems, but we cannot differ on our obligation to protect human life and dignity and help build through moral means a more just and peaceful world.

APPALACHIA MEETING
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating in this year's mission trip to Appalachia on Tuesday, February 7th from 7:30pm - 8:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center.  The deadline for registering for this trip is March 3rd.  Contact Jamie Dillon with any questions.

CATHOLIC VISION OF LOVE
We will host a Catholic Vision of Love meeting for all parents of 6th graders.  Our meeting will feature the dynamic speaker Holly Joy Penzenstadler.  It will be February 7th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. No Rsvp needed, contact Jamie Dillon with questions.

ARE YOU A FAITHFUL CITIZEN?
Come and hear a presentation on "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" by Mrs. Helene Paharik, director of the Diocese of Pittsburgh's Department for Human Dignity. The presentation will be held on Monday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. It is intended for Catholics who wish to exercise their rights and duties as participants in our democracy:
· to help them form their consciences, in order to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; 
· to shape their choices in the coming election in the light of Catholic teaching;
· to develop unity in the Church ALIVE by fostering our Catholic identity.
Please Rsvp to the diocesan Secretariat for Evangelization and Social Concerns at 412-456-3156 by January 30 so we can prepare sufficient seating and materials. A $5 donation per person would be appreciated to help defray the cost of materials. This donation will be collected at the event. Continuing Education credits are available.

DID YOU KNOW…
That the week of January 28th - February 3rd is Catholic Schools Week?  The Theme this year is Faith, Academics and Service. Students from CDTCA will take part in many activities including a service visit to the Sisters of  St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JANUARY 29TH
         Sunday:     Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28
        Monday:     2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13/Mk 5:1-20
        Tuesday:     2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30--19:3/Mk 5:21-43
   Wednesday:     2 Sm 24:2, 9-17/Mk 6:1-6
       Thursday:    Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
            Friday:    Sir 47:2-11/Mk 6:14-29
        Saturday:    1 Kgs 3:4-13/Mk 6:30-34
  Next Sunday:    Jb 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/Mk 1:29-39

HOAGIE SALE
Youth Ministry Appalachia Mission Trip 2012 Hoagie Sale!  Please return by January 30 to mtroyan102@aol.com or the Religious Education mailbox in the Pastoral Center.  Hoagies are $8.00 each.  They will be available for pick after all masses the weekend of February 4 & 5 in the pastoral center.  Checks should be made payable to St. Scholastica Parish.

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MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 28
   5:00 pm  Barbara Zuccaro (Regis Legath) 
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 29
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr.  Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Delfina Marsico (Clara Anzelmo & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Frank Donnelly (Patricia Snyder)
       Presider: Fr. Thomas Manion

Monday, weekday, January 30
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Tuesday, St. John Bosco, priest, January 31
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Wednesday, weekday, February 1
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Thursday, The Presentation of the Lord, February 2
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Friday, weekday, February 3
    8:30 am  Patrick Flemming (Flemming Family)

Saturday, weekday, February 4
    9:00 am  Andrea Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 4
   5:00 pm  George R. Paulick (Paulick Family) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  February 5
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr.  Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Celia Mancini (Children)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  William H. Stewart  (Jeanne & Kathy Murray)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White


Weekday Mass Schedule for Neighboring Parishes
St. Edward, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat 9:00 a.m.; Th 6:30 p.m.
St. Francis, Harmar: T, Th 8:00 a.m.; W 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O’Hara: M,T, Th, F 9:00 a.m.; W 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M-F, 7:30 a.m.

St. Scholastica Parish
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Rev. Kenneth White, Pastor, M.Th.M.Ed………..…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...….412-390-3748
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
www.cdtca.org
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                                                                      

January 22, 2012

3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
   For seven seasons the Discovery Channel's highly rated show "Deadliest Catch" has wowed viewers with the real life tales of extreme fishermen in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. They are after crab, with hopes for a big payday if they're successful. But the challenges of weather, luck, and crew can leave a captain without a large enough catch and finally without a job. Viewers can watch from the comfort of their homes, settled back in an easy chair while a crew fights ice, high seas, equipment failure, and frayed nerves. What is entertainment for those watching the television is daily life on the boat for those who work at sea.
   In the Gospel today, Jesus meets up with some fishermen. Simon and Andrew, James and John were casting their nets, probably not very far from shore. While the Sea of Galilee cannot compare to the Bering Sea, we know from the Gospels that storms can be violent on that body of water as well. Certainly at the time of Jesus fishing was as dangerous a job as it is today. So when Jesus called the two sets of brothers to follow him, were they looking for a safer job?
   Unlikely! Fishing for men and women is a lot more difficult than fishing for fish. The disciples answered the call to follow Jesus. It is a call that he continues to issue today. Whether in the priesthood, the religious life, the married state, or the committed single life, Jesus is asking people to follow him, not in a job, but in a way of life. Just as the crew of a boat on the Bering Sea doesn't punch out after eight hours, the life of a Christian is more than a full-time job. Following Jesus forms the basis for our lives. We do it all day, every day. That is the call he gives.
©2011 Liturgical Publications Inc

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses this weekend, Sunday, January 22.  A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
It's not too late to join our winter Bible study. This brief, five-week study will look at the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, attempting to answer questions such as: How do these stories place Jesus within the history of his people? How do they point forward to his adult life? How can we appreciate these stories as adults? The study continues on Wednesday evenings through February 8 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a $5 fee for materials. Please contact Andy Bechman to sign up.

MEGA MEETING
For all confirmation candidates and their parent or sponsor.  Sunday, January 22nd at 12:15 pm in the Pastoral Center.

ARE YOU A FAITHFUL CITIZEN?
    Come and hear a presentation on "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" by Mrs. Helene Paharik, director of the Diocese of Pittsburgh's Department for Human Dignity. The presentation will be held on Monday, February 6th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. It is intended for Catholics who wish to exercise their rights and duties as participants in our democracy:
     · to help them form their consciences, in order to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue;
     · to shape their choices in the coming election in the light of Catholic teaching;
     · to develop unity in the Church ALIVE by fostering our Catholic identity.
    Please Rsvp to the diocesan Secretariat for Evangelization and Social Concerns at 412-456-3156 by January 30 so we can prepare sufficient seating and materials. A $5 donation per person would be appreciated to help defray the cost of materials. This donation will be collected at the event. Continuing Education credits are available.

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. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: www.saintscholastica.com. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
· We continue to collect men's heavy winter jackets, size XL or larger, packages of toilet paper, blankets, and sleeping bags (zero degree rated ones are best), to be distributed by Nancy Heil and her associates to people who need them in Pittsburgh. Please leave donations in the large non-food items container in the vestibule of the church.
· We will also continue to accept donations of canned tuna, canned chicken (not soups) or canned fruit in the food-items container, along with cans of regular Pepsi and prepared food mixes(such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Thank you!
· Adult chaperons are needed for our Youth Ministry's Family House Dinner on Monday, Jan. 30 at Family House University Place in Oakland, 4:15 to 7:00 p.m. To participate, please contact Jamie Dillon by Friday, January 27.
· The Ministry of Praise is looking for someone to team with the newsletter editor to help with maintaining the mailing list, printing labels, purchasing envelopes & stamps as needed.  Help is also needed emailing the newsletter to members who wish to receive it electronically.  Time commitment is not large, probably about an hour or so per mailing.  Contact Mary Catherine Scanlon for details.
Focus On . . . Moms Uplifting Moms
MUMs is a celebration of our Christian motherhood. Moms join together in prayer and scripture study. We enjoy a peaceful opportunity to read, discuss and reflect on the Word of God while our children enjoy the loving care of fellow parishioners. We meet in the Pastoral Center on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 from late September to early December and from February to the beginning of May.  For more information, please contact Bonnie DeMotte at: mums@saintscholastica.com.

FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
The following text continues a summary of the document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, prepared by the United States bishops in 2007, and reissued by them in 2011. We hope that this summary of official Catholic teaching on political participation will help all of us to root our views in our faith and to form our consciences as we approach our political decisions.

Who in the Church Should Participate in Political Life?
In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. As Catholics, we should be guided more by our moral convictions than by our attachment to a political party or interest group. In today's environment, Catholics may feel politically disenfranchised, sensing that no party and few candidates fully share our comprehensive commitment to human life and dignity. Catholic lay women and men need to act on the Church's moral principles and become more involved: running for office, working within political parties, and communicating concerns to elected officials. Even those who cannot vote should raise their voices on matters that affect their lives and the common good.

CATHOLIC VISION OF LOVE
We will host a Catholic Vision of Love meeting for all parents of 6th graders.  Our meeting will feature the dynamic speaker Holly Joy Penzenstadler.  It will be February 7th from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. No Rsvp needed, contact Jamie Dillon with questions.

APPALACHIA MEETING
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating in this years mission trip to Appalachia on Tuesday, February 7th from 7:30pm - 8:30pm in the Pastoral Center.  The deadline for registering for this trip is March 3rd.  Contact Jamie Dillon with any questions.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Is having an Open House on Saturday, January 28 from 3:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDTCA is Fox Chapel Area's only Catholic school. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Kindergarten through 8th grade environment.  Registration is preferred but not required.  For information contact Traci Giuffre at 412-781-7927.

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING
Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held January 27-29, 2012 at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel's Vineyard demonstrates God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to women and men struggling with abortion's aftermath. Financial aid available. Sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Catholic Charities. For more information, visit www.ccpgh.org or call 412-352-5348. The deadline to register is January 20.

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK!
If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com. Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!

YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE
CYA North Hills invites all young adults everywhere to a Young Adult Pilgrimage to St. Anthony's Chapel on Sunday, January 29th, from 4-6pm. Cost is $3. Optional Dinner afterwards at Billy's Troy Hill Bistro. For more information, check out CYA North Hill's Facebook page.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JANUARY 22ND
       Sunday:       Jon 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-20
      Monday:       2 Sm 5:1-7, 10/Mk 3:22-30
      Tuesday:      2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19/Mk 3:31-35
 Wednesday:      Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22/Mk 16:15-18
     Thursday:      2 Tm 1:1-8 or Tit 1:1-5/Mk 4:21-25
          Friday:      2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17/Mk 4:26-34
      Saturday:      2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17/Mk 4:35-41
Next Sunday:     Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 21
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Jim & Karyn Lynch) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 22
   7:30 am  For the Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Rita Secola (Earl Secola)
       Presider: Fr.  Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Patrick Hardy (Mary & Jim Grenen)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Anniv., Marion & Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, weekday, January 23
    8:30 am  March For Life (Respect Life Committee)

Tuesday, St. Francis de Sales, bishop & doctor of the church, January 24
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Wednesday, The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, January 25
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Thursday, Sts. Timothy & Titus, bishops, January 26
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Friday, weekday, January 27
    8:30 am  NO MASS

Saturday, St. Thomas Aquinas, priest & doctor of the church, January 28
    9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 28
   5:00 pm  Barbara Zuccaro (Regis Legath) 
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 29
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr.  Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Delfina Marsico (Clara Anzelmo & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Frank Donnelly (Patricia Snyder)
       Presider: Fr. Thomas Manion

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Francis, Harmar  8:00 am mass
Madonna of Jerusalem,  Sharpsburg  7:30am mass
St. Joseph,  O'Hara  9:00am mass

309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Rev. Kenneth White, Pastor, M.Th.M.Ed.  Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P.  Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.  Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T.  Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser  Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik  412-390-3748
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal  Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson  Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
www.cdtca.org
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.  (412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                                                                                         

January 15, 2011

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
   We're introduced this week to an unknown disciple in John's Gospel. Two disciples are followers of John the Baptist. When Jesus walks by, John points him out to them and says, "Behold, the Lamb of God." These two go and follow Jesus and spend the day with him. We find out in today's Gospel that one of the two was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, who then goes and gets Simon Peter and brings him to Jesus as well. So now there are three who will follow Jesus: Peter, Andrew, and this unknown disciple. As we'll discover in John's Gospel during Lent and the Easter season, this third person is the beloved disciple, the Gospel writer's stand-in for every Christian who follows Christ.
   John wrote into his Gospel the beloved disciple to highlight the fact that every believer encounters Christ. His presence among us is not some past event. Christ is with us now, and we meet him in the breaking of the bread, in the poor at our door, and in the neighbor we encounter. And Christ is present in the word of God, the Scriptures.
   There is a tried-and-true method of biblical prayer that capitalizes on this understanding of the presence of Christ. Take a Gospel story and place yourself in it as one of the characters. Read it and reflect on it as though you were in the setting. For example, with today's Gospel you could imagine that you are Andrew. You are chatting with John the Baptist when he points out Jesus. There is something about that man that immediately attracts you. What is it? Can you imagine that in your prayer? You and your friend go and spend the day with him. Imagine what took place. What entranced you that you had to go and find your brother, Simon, and bring him to Jesus? Let your prayer unfold, and see where it leads you.  

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEK
    This week we take up a second collection for Saint Anthony School Programs and DePaul School for Hearing and Speech. At St. Anthony's, a broad range of educational supportive services is provided to students with autism and cognitive disabilities from kindergarten through age 21, primarily in an inclusive setting in a number of our Catholic elementary and secondary school, as well as several area universities.
    At DePaul, the program begins with infants and toddlers and extends through the elementary school. These students learn to hear and speak with the benefit of Cochlear implants and a quality and faith-centered education. Both programs have received national acclaim for their extraordinary success, but their ability to operate depends greatly on your gifts to this annual collection. Fr. Ken

ALTAR FLOWERS
This weekends' altar flowers were donated by Kenneth Macek in memory of Catherine "Kay" Macek.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses next weekend, Sunday, January 22nd. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
It's not too late to join our winter Bible study. This brief, five-week study will look at the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, attempting to answer questions such as: How do these stories place Jesus within the history of his people? How do they point forward to his adult life? How can we appreciate these stories as adults? The study continues on Wednesday evenings through February 8 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a $5 fee for materials. Please contact Andy Bechman to sign up.

MEGA MEETING
For all confirmation candidates and their parent or sponsor.  Sunday, January 22nd, at 12:15 pm in the Pastoral Center.

RECONCILIATION RETREAT
The Reconciliation retreat for our second graders and their parents Saturday, January 21st, from 9:30 am-12:00 pm in the pastoral center.  The day will conclude with reception of the sacrament.  

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. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
· Nancy Heil requests donations of men's heavy winter jackets, size XL or larger, and packages of toilet paper to be distributed to people who need them in Pittsburgh. Please place items in the non-food container in the vestibule of the church. Thank you!
· Please bring donations of Rice-a-Roni (or similar mixes) this weekend (January 14 and 15). They will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty.
· We need more ministers of Holy Communion to serve at St. Margaret Hospital. Communion ministers can sign on to do occasional substituting, serve twice a month or be a regular weekly volunteer. It takes about 1-2 hours each week and is extremely rewarding service! Contact Mary Bernard at stmargcommunion@saintscholastica.com or 412-968-5464.
Focus On . . . The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Men and women of the Society visit parishioners at home, hospitals, and nursing homes. They also provide assistance (food, clothing, etc.) to people in need. Funds are raised through the voluntary contributions of the faithful to the "poor boxes" located at the doors of the church. To learn more or join, contact Carol Paulick at: stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Is having an Open House on Saturday, January 28, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CDTCA is Fox Chapel Area's only Catholic school. Come see and hear about the advantages of a Kindergarten through 8th grade environment.  Registration is preferred but not required.  For information contact Traci Giuffre at 412-781-7927.

TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO MASS DAY
Sunday, January 22nd, at 9:00 am is our annual "Take Your Parents to Mass Day" for all Religious Education Families.  We will have brunch in the Pastoral Center after mass.  Please bring a breakfast item to share.  Remember to check in with your child's catechist. 

FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
The following text continues a summary of the document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, prepared by the United States bishops in 2007, and reissued by them in 2011. We hope that this summary of official Catholic teaching on political participation will help all of us to root our views in our faith and to form our consciences as we approach our political decisions.

Why Does the Church Teach About Issues Affecting Public Policy?
    The Church's obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith, a part of the mission given to us by Jesus Christ. Faith helps us see more clearly the truth about human life and dignity that we also understand through human reason. As people of both faith and reason, Catholics are called to bring truth to political life and to practice Christ's commandment to "love one another" (Jn 13:34). According to Pope Benedict XVI,"charity must animate the entire lives of the lay faithful and therefore also their political activity, lived as 'social charity'" (Encyclical Deus Caritas Est, no. 29).
   The United States Constitution protects the right of individual believers and religious bodies to participate and speak out without government interference, favoritism, or discrimination. Civil law should recognize and protect the Church's right and responsibility to participate in society without abandoning our central moral convictions. Our nation's tradition of pluralism is enhanced, not threatened, when religious groups and people of faith bring their convictions into public life. The Catholic community brings to the political dialogue a consistent moral framework and broad experience serving those in need.

WELCOME BRUNCH
Welcome new parishioners! Everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center after the 9 am and 11 am Masses this Sunday. It is an opportunity socialize with fellow parishioners and meet people who have joined our parish in the last several months. Coffee, tea, juice and a breakfast buffet will be provided.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
There will be no religious education classes on January 15 & 17 due to the holiday.

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING
Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held January 27-29, 2012 at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel's Vineyard demonstrates God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to women and men struggling with abortion's aftermath. Financial aid available. Sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Catholic Charities. For more information, visit www.ccpgh.org or call 412-352-5348. The deadline to register is January 20.

MARCH FOR LIFE
There are still seats available on the January 23rd bus from St. Scholastica's to the March For Life in Washington DC.  Come and bring your child.  It will be an experience they will never forget.  Call Mary Scanlon at 412-781-6550 for details.

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK!
If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com. Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: 
Sunday:  1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19/1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20/Jn 1:35-42
Monday:  1 Sm 15:16-23/Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday:  1 Sm 16:1-13/Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday:  1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51/Mk 3:1-6
Thursday:  1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7/Mk 3:7-12
Friday:  1 Sm 24:3-21/Mk 3:13-19
Saturday:  2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27/Mk 3:20-21
Next Sunday:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-20

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 14
   5:00 pm  Celia Mancini (Ware Family) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 15
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr.  Sean Hogan
   9:00 am Shirley A. Morelli (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine (Kay) Macek (Kenneth E. & Dr. Kenneth R. & Joyce R. Macek)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, January 16
    8:30 am  Harry & Anna Pasqual (Dr. Robert & Annette Pasqual)

Tuesday, St. Anthony, Abbot, January 17
    8:30 am  Driscoll & Macino Families

Wednesday, weekday, January 18
    8:30 am  Barbara Zuccaro (James & Lillian Ranii)

Thursday, weekday, January 19
    8:30 am  NO MASS
St. Francis, Harmar  8:00 am mass
Madonna,  Sharpsburg  7:30am mass
St. Joseph,  O'Hara  9:00am mass
St. Edward, Blawnox  6:30pm mass

Friday, weekday, January 20
   8:30 am  Lisa Martin (Jean & Bill Eckert)

Saturday, St. Agnes, virgin & martyr, January 21
   9:00 am  Lucille & Leon Cavazza (Sal & Phyllis Tagliarino)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 21
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Jim & Karyn Lynch) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 22
   7:30 am  For the Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Rita Secola (Earl Secola)
       Presider: Fr.  Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Patrick Hardy (Mary & Jim Grenen)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Anniv., Marion & Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, Pastor, M.Th.M.Ed.   Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P.   Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.   Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T.   Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser   Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik   412-390-3748
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal   Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson   Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton   Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
www.cdtca.org
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.   (412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                                                     

January 8, 2012

CHURCH DIRECTORY
A new pictorial directory of parishioners is underway. Family or individual picture appointments can still be made for the weeks of Jan. 10th – Jan. 14th, Feb. 7th – Feb. 11th, and May 4th and 5th by contacting Olan Mills directly at 1-800-866-2263. Please make sure to give the church's' phone number, 412-781-0186, when setting up your appointment. Each participating family will receive a $25.00 gift certificate good toward any portrait purchase and the process takes less than an hour from photographing to ordering! Hope to see you in our new directory!

WELCOME BRUNCH
Please join us in the Pastoral Center on Sunday, January 15th to welcome new members who have joined the parish. The open house and breakfast buffet will be after the 9am and 11am Masses. All parishioners are invited to attend.

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, January 9, 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 if possible. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the pastor at least six weeks before your desired date.  The next baptism preparation session is scheduled for March 19.

BIBLE STUDY: THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
Now that the holiday rush is over, take some time to appreciate the stories of the birth and childhood of Jesus more deeply. This brief, five-week study will look at the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, attempting to answer questions such as: How do these stories place Jesus within the history of his people? How do they point forward to his adult life? How can we appreciate these stories as adults? The study will meet on Wednesday evenings from January 11 through February 8 in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a $5 fee for materials. Please contact Andy Bechman by January 9 to register.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
There will be no religious education classes on January 15 & 17 due to the holiday.

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. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: www.saintscholastica.com.  Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.

Help Needed!
Nancy Heil has made an urgent request for men's winter jackets, size XL or larger, and for packs of toilet paper.  Please leave these items in the non-food bin in the back of the church. 

 Please bring donations of Rice-a-Roni (or similar mixes) on the weekend of January 14 and 15. They will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty.

Focus On . . . Bereavement Ministry
The goal of this ministry is to provide a compassionate and consistent outreach to each bereaved family in the parish in their time of sorrow and grief. This outreach group of volunteers, along with the Director of Music and Bereavement Ministries, visits the family of the deceased, helps prepare the funeral service, and delivers a basket of food to the family. In addition to the pastor, who leads a short prayer service at the funeral home, committee members, if able, visit the funeral home and attend the funeral. Other volunteeers are available to lector should the family need someone. This group of people has also formed a choir to sing at funerals, as well as hospitality ministers to be present at funeral luncheons held at the Pastoral Center. For more information or to take part, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: bereavement@saintscholastica.com.

NOTRE DAME CHORALE
I am pleased to announce that the Notre Dame Chorale will be coming to our parish in January. They will be here to participate in the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, Jan 14th. They will then present a concert following this Mass.  We encourage you to mark that date on your calendar. Also, we need host families who will be able to house students overnight on the 14th. To register as a Host Family you may contact Stephanie Bonaroti, she is from our parish and is with the Notre Dame Chorale. Stephanie's email is: sbonarot@nd.edu. This is a good way to celebrate a New Year. Fr. Ken

RECONCILIATION RETREAT
The Reconciliation retreat for our second graders and their parent is Saturday January 21st from 9:30 am-12:00 pm in the pastoral center.

COLLECTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER:
$54,287.18
BUDGETED:
$56,012.66
SHORTFALL:
$1,725.48

TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO MASS DAY
Sunday January 22nd  is our annual "Take Your Parents to Mass Day."  The 9:00 am mass will be a special youth mass followed by a potluck brunch in the pastoral center.                .

FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
    With the presidential campaign entering the primary season, we are faced again with choices about our political participation. While it is all too easy on the one hand to become disillusioned and cynical or, on the other hand, to give ourselves over to a political ideology, Catholics are called to responsible participation in the political process.
    During February, we will host a speaker from the Diocese on these themes. In the meantime, we will present in the bulletin a summary of the document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, prepared by the United States bishops in 2007, and reissued by them in 2011. We hope that this summary of official Catholic teaching on political participation will help all of us to root our views in our faith and to form our consciences as we approach our political decisions.

The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
    This brief document is a summary of the United States bishops' reflection Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (www.faithfulcitizenship.org). It complements the teaching of bishops in dioceses and states.
    Our nation faces political challenges that demand urgent moral choices. We are a nation at war, with all of its human costs; a country often divided by race and ethnicity; a nation of immigrants struggling with immigration. We are an affluent society where too many live in poverty; part of a global community confronting terrorism and facing urgent threats to our environment; a culture built on families, where some now question the value of marriage and family life. We pride ourselves on supporting human rights, but we fail even to protect the fundamental right to life, especially for unborn children.
    We bishops seek to help Catholics form their consciences in accordance with the truth, so they can make sound moral choices in addressing these challenges. We do not tell Catholics how to vote. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each person and his or her properly formed conscience. (To be continued)

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING
Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held January 27-29, 2012 at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel's Vineyard demonstrates God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to women and men struggling with abortion's aftermath. Financial aid available. Sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Catholic Charities. For more information, visit www.ccpgh.org or call 412-352-5348. The deadline to register is January 20.

RESOLUTION: USE THE CORNER!
During the new year, we encourage leaders of our parish ministries and organizations to use the Stewardship Corner to communicate with the members of the parish. Using the Corner allows you to reach parishioners through the print bulletin, the online bulletin, the Stewardship Corner webpage, and even the TV screen in the back of the church. If your group needs assistance with a project or would like to recruit members, send a request for the 'Help Needed' feature. If you want people to know about the good things your group is doing, send an item for 'Good News!'  And if you would like to add a personal touch to the group descriptions that we publish under the 'Focus on . . .'  feature, send quotations from your members about how their work with your group enriches their lives and the lives of others. Any of these items can be sent to Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com. So use the Corner this year, and help your group to thrive!

MARCH FOR LIFE
This year the March For Life will be on Monday, January 23, in Washington, D.C. There will be a bus leaving from St. Scholastica Church going to the March For Life. We have been blessed to obtain tickets for the morning Youth Rally and Mass in Washington. Chaperons will be provided for students. The Mass is usually concelebrated by Cardinal Wuerl, the Papal Nuncio, and several hundred priests. We will join the March directly after the Mass. For more information please call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Join us today for a delicious breakfast in the school cafeteria, Third Street entrance. We are serving this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Regular serving is $4 and a Small serving is $3. All proceeds help fund the bus to the March For Life in Washington, D. C. and other Pro-Life programs. This is the yearly fund raiser for the Respect Life Committee.

CATECHISM MEETING
There will be a catechism meeting on Monday, January 9th, from 7 pm-9 pm in the pastoral center.

APPALACHIA MEETING
There will be an Appalachia meeting on Tuesday, January 10th,  at 7:30 pm in the pastoral center.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord, January 7
   5:00 pm  William McGue (Heather Underwood) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Epiphany of the Lord,  January 8
   7:30 am  William Labriola (Family)
       Presider: Fr.  Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)
       Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am   Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, The Baptism of the Lord, January 9
    8:30 am  Vincent Leo Ruggiero (Wife & Family)
Tuesday, weekday, January 10
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Family)
Wednesday, weekday, January 11
    8:30 am  Colin Fischer Jr. (Morton & Sturgis Families)
Thursday, weekday, January 12
    8:30 am  John & Angela Sadlo (Bonessa Family)
Friday, weekday, January 13
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (John & Deborah Schultz)
Saturday, weekday, January 14
    9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 14
    5:00 pm  Celia Mancini (Ware Family) 
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,  January 15
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider: Fr.  Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Shirley A. Morelli (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine (Kay) Macek (Kenneth E. & Dr. Kenneth R. & Joyce R. Macek)
       Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Rev. Kenneth White, Pastor, M.Th.M.Ed.   Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P.   Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed.   Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T.   Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser   Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik   412-390-3748
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal   Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson   Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton   Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N.  (412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org