April 1, 2012

 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
   You can bet that whatever team wins the NCAA title on Monday night will be honored with a parade. Victory on the basketball court ensures that the members of the team are treated as heroes by the school from which they hail. A marching band, a motorcade, and a street lined with cheering fans will recognize the effort and celebrate the prowess of college athletes who bring home the crown. Some of those who won the championship will likely consider careers in the NBA. Others will follow another path, and find their own personal victory in whatever degree they obtain upon graduation. The cheers for the athletes will be exciting and well-deserved for the few days that they last, but not one of the players will be able to build a life on the fact that they won this one game.
    The hosannas in today's Gospel pretty much reflect the same reality in the life of Jesus. As Messiah and Son of David, Jesus is not out to build a life based on the cheers of the crowd. Their adulation will soon enough turn to jeers of "Crucify him," as we hear in the Passion story proclaimed today as well. Jesus' ultimate victory comes not from a triumphant entry into Jerusalem, but from his conquest over sin and death through his own passion, death, and resurrection. By offering his life on the altar of the cross, Christ promises new life to all.
    An NCAA victory will certainly give new life to the winning institution. Everyone on campus will be excited and elated for a few days. But for the vast majority of students being a winning school does not ultimately affect their lives in the way their classes and their degree will. For Christians, the waving of palms is a joyous act this day, but the real meaning lies in what comes next: what the death and Resurrection of the Lord does to our lives.
                                                     ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Palm Sunday Masses:  regular Sunday schedule.
Weekday Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 am.
Holy Thursday: No morning Mass.  Evening Mass of the Lord's Super is at 7:30 pm.
Good Friday:  No morning Mass.  Living Stations at 12:30 pm.  Good Friday Liturgy at 1:30 pm, no Stations of the Cross.
Holy Saturday:  No morning Mass.  Confessions are at 9:30 am.  No 5:00 pm Mass, the Easter Vigil Mass is at 8:30 pm.
Easter Day:  Masses are 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

COLLECTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:
$50,240.41
BUDGETED:
$56,012.66
SHORTFALL:
$5,772.26

ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Ultimate Frisbee for all teens is 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3rd in the gym.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC  ACADEMY
Is holding its annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.  For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Kelly DiNatale at 412-779-5328 or CDTCAgolf@gmail.com.

HELP SAVE LIVES
    Help save a life and give back to your organization in the process!  Protect your health by finding out your risk of having a stroke by participating in the Life Line Screening that will be at St. Scholastica on Friday, May 25, 2012.  Through ultrasound we evaluate the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke.
    Register today for the Stroke, Vascular & Heart Rhythm package by adding your name to the sign-up sheet provided.  By signing up for this life-saving event, not only will you be able to receive $10 off any package of $139 or more, but St. Scholastica will also receive a $10 donation for every member who signs up and attends the Life Line Screening event.  The Stroke Vascular & Heart Rhythm Package includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral  arterial disease and atrial fibrillation.  To schedule your appointment and to receive this special offer, please sign up on the sheet provided by St. Scholastica.  Join in the fight against vascular disease!

RESPECT LIFE
The Respect Life Meeting will be Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30pm.  We welcome new members.
          
STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Holy Week is an ideal time to deepen our practice of stewardship by sharing our time and our goods 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 has requested ongoing donations of the following non-food items: toilet paper, white tube socks,used sheets and pillowcases, and small microwave ovens. Our ongoing collection of food items now includes canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Please place donations in the bins in the church vestibule.
Focus On . . . The Children's Liturgy of the Word
Leaders of the Children's Liturgy proclaim the Scriptures and explore them with our children in a separate space during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass from September to June. For more information, please contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.

AQUINAS GUILD APRIL OUTING
All women of the parish are invited to the Aquinas Guild outing to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, April 11th for a guided tour of the spring flower show. The cost to attend is $15. Transportation will be provided. The bus will depart at 9:45 am and return by 2 pm. Luncheon plans will be made based on the number of participants. Cost of lunch to be determined. Checks made payable to "The Aquinas Guild" for $15 can be sent to Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr., 15238. Please RSVP by April 4th. Questions, call Mary Ellen 412-767-5863.

RCIA UPDATE
Please pray for Luke Chilson as he prepares to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Luke is nine years old and is the son of Clark Chilson, a member of our RCIA team. One wonderful way to support Luke is by your presence at the Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7.  Another is by joining him in prayer and periods of fasting, especially between the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Vigil on Holy Saturday. The season of Lent owes its origins to the efforts of early Christian communities to support their catechumens by joining them in this "Paschal Fast". It is not a fast of repentance, but one of joyful anticipation of the Easter feast.

PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Office will be closed Holy Week, April 2nd - 6th.

PARISH DIRECTORY
Dear Parishioners, There are still several slots available to have your picture taken for our new pictorial directory on Saturday, May 5th beginning at 10:45 am. To schedule an appointment please call Olan Mills at 1-800-866-2263. See you in the new directory!

THE HOLY TRIDUUM
   Here are some excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI's reflections on the Triduum from an audience in April 2011. the full text is available at the Vatican website: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/audiences/2011/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20110420_en.html.

    I therefore urge you to accept this mystery of salvation and to participate intensely in the Easter Triduum, the fulcrum of the entire Liturgical Year and a time of special grace for every Christian. I invite you in these days to seek recollection and prayer, so as to draw more deeply from this source of grace. In this regard, with a view to the forthcoming celebrations every Christian is asked to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation, a moment of special adherence to the death and Resurrection of Christ, to be able to participate more fruitfully in Holy Easter.
    Holy Thursday is the day on which the Institution of the Eucharist and of the Ministerial Priesthood is commemorated. In the morning each diocesan community, gathered round its bishop in the cathedral church, celebrates the Chrism Mass in which the sacred Chrism, the Oil of the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick are blessed. Starting with the Easter Triduum and throughout the liturgical year these oils will be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, priestly and Episcopal Ordination and the Anointing of the Sick.
    On Good Friday we will commemorate the Passion and death of the Lord; we will worship the Crucified Christ, we will share in his suffering with penance and fasting. Looking "on him whom they have pierced(cf. Jn 19:37), we shall be able to draw from his pierced heart, from which blood and water flowed as from a source; from that heart from which the love of God for every human being flows, we receive his Spirit. Therefore, on Good Friday, let us too accompany Jesus on his ascent to Calvary, allowing him to guide us right to the Cross and to receive the offering of his immolated Body.
    Lastly, on the night of Holy Saturday we shall celebrate the solemn Easter Vigil during which Christ's Resurrection is proclaimed, his definitive victory over death which calls us to be new men and women in him. In participating in this holy Vigil, the central Night of the entire Liturgical Year, we shall commemorate our Baptism, in which we too were buried with Christ, to be able to rise with him and take part in the banquet of Heaven (cf. Rev 19:7-9).

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
Ministry of Praise Members: Please pick up your Spring Newsletter in the back of the church.  Envelopes are labeled with your name and address.  Spare copies will also be available for those who may want to join us in praying to God on behalf of others.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 1ST
      Sunday:  Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 /Is 50:4-7/                                      Phil 2:6-11/Mk14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
     Monday:  Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
     Tuesday:  Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
     Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
     Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
        Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
     Friday:  Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
     Saturday:  Vigil: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a,18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
     Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Schenley Park Advisors for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH - SAVE THE DATE
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for parish Staff and volunteers will be held on April 15th at 12:30 pm at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Invitations were mailed this past week.  If you did not receive an invitation and are currently a volunteer and wish to attend the brunch, please call Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863.

JESUS NIGHT
Jesus night for our second graders and their parents is Tuesday, April 10th in the Pastoral Center.  Anyone wishing to have a group photograph should come dressed at 6:00 pm.  Our Jesus Night celebration will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Holy Spirit Parish (Millvale).  The workshop will be held in the cafeteria.  Deacon Dadowski is doing the workshop presentation.  Please call Holy Spirit Office to register, 412-821-4424.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Due to Easter, Communions and Confirmations, we will not be selling gift certificates after masses in April.  Certificates can be purchased in the school office Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 2:30pm.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 4th at  7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!

PARISH PICNIC
Mark your calendars!  The Parish Picnic will be Sunday, May 27th at Squaw Valley.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of Palm Sunday,  March 31
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Palm Sunday, April 1
   7:30 am  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Margaret Garvey & Son, Peter Garvey  (Patricia G. Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Father Duchene (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Monday of Holy Week, April 2
    8:30 am  Daniel Fleming (Fleming Family)

Tuesday, Tuesday of Holy Week, April 3
    8:30 am  Patricia McCaffrey (Judy Micher)

Wednesday, Wednesday of Holy Week, April 4
   8:30 am Regis Obringer (Todd & Gina Orkwis)

Thursday, Holy Thursday, April 5
    7:30 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Friday, Good Friday, April 6
   12:30 pm Living Stations
   1:30 pm  Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, Vigil of Easter,  April 7
   8:30 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Easter, April 8
   7:30 am  Bobbie Marsico (Marsico Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Joseph Costa & Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.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

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, 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……………………………...………....Ext. 22
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                  "                                                                     

March 25, 2012

 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT
   Every year farmers go through the same cycle in an effort to reap a harvest. They prepare the ground, plant the seed, work to prevent weeds from overcoming the crop, do what they can to nurture the plants, and reap a harvest at the end of the growing season. Even for the few months that the ground lies fallow, farmers work to complete the sale of what the earth has produced and to prepare for the new season. Farmers in the field and scientists who support the work of agriculture know intimately the truth of Jesus' words in today's Gospel, "Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit."
    In the last half century there has been a transformation in agriculture. Often called the "green revolution," the series of initiatives to breed high-yielding seeds, intensively use fertilizers, and channel irrigation to crops has helped to alleviate, though not eradicate, world hunger. The green revolution also has its critics, who contend that the long-term effects will be more destructive rather than helpful. Despite this criticism, modern farming practices seem firmly entrenched on producing the highest yield possible from the acreage that is planted.
    Whatever one's view on long-term sustainability of contemporary agriculture, the desire for a "high yield" in the spiritual life is what we are after in this Lenten season. The seed of fasting is that dying to self that we plant at the beginning of Lent. We nurture the growth of our life in Christ with the prayer that we actively pursue throughout the forty days. And we bring forth a spiritual harvest through the almsgiving that characterizes our love of neighbor. Like the farmers who year after year till the soil, plant the seed, and reap the harvest, Lent is our growing season. Will we be ready to reap an abundant harvest on Easter?
©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

LENT WEEK FIVE:SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH—SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST
     Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult our Mass Schedule (after the list of our schedule, we have listed the times of our neighboring parishes). 
     Stations of the Cross:  Fridays in Lent at 7:30 pm (no evening Stations on Good Friday). 
     Reconciliation (Confessions) this week: Saturday, 9:30 am at St. Scholastica.
     Penance Service: Padre Pio Parish (St. Edward's Church), Blawnox on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 pm and St. Joseph's Church, O'Hara, Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30 pm.

PARISH SHARE
A few weeks ago you received a mailing from the parish inviting you to participate in the annual Parish Share Campaign. We are requesting that you pledge $25.00 a month for ten months. We ask that you use the yellow envelopes in your monthly packet to make these monthly payments. Our assessment this year is $84,000.00. We can make this goal if YOU do your fair share for Parish Share. Thank you for supporting not only the parish, but also the diocese. Fr. Ken

ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Ultimate Frisbee for all teens is 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3rd in the gym.

LIVING STATIONS
All middle school and high school youth are invited to share in our living stations tradition this Good Friday.  Contact Meredith Troyan at meredithtroyan102@ yahoo.com.

HELP SAVE LIVES
   Help save a life and give back to your organization in the process!  Protect your health by finding out your risk of having a stroke by participating in the Life Line Screening that will be at St. Scholastica on Friday, May 25, 2012.  Through ultrasound we evaluate the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke.
    Register today for the Stroke, Vascular & Heart Rhythm package by adding your name to the sign-up sheet provided.  By signing up for this life-saving event, not only will you be able to receive $10 off any package of $139 or more, but St. Scholastica will also receive a $10 donation for every member who signs up and attends the Life Line Screening event.  The Stroke Vascular & Heart Rhythm Package includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral  arterial disease and atrial fibrillation.  To schedule your appointment and to receive this special offer, please sign up on the sheet provided by St. Scholastica.  Join in the fight against vascular disease!

APPALACHIA FUNDRAISER
Our Appalachia house fundraiser is drawing to a close.  Envelopes are still available at the church entrance.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Lent is an ideal time to deepen our practice of stewardship by sharing our time and our goods 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!
· Remember our Appalachia Mission Trip fundraiser! Envelopes are still available on the "house" in the church vestibule.
· Nancy Heil is organizing an Easter Egg hunt for 300 children and seniors. If you can assist her ministry with a candy donation for the eggs, it would be greatly appreciated. Please leave your donations in the bins in the back of church. The event will be held on March 31, 2012 (and they will need time to fill the eggs).
· Nancy Heil has requested ongoing donations of the following non-food items: toilet paper, white tube socks, used sheets and pillowcases, and small microwave ovens. Our ongoing collection of food items now includes canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Please place donations in the bins in the church vestibule.
Good News!
We collected ten boxes of instant mashed potatoes last weekend for the food pantry of the East End Cooperative Ministry. Thanks to all who contributed to this and to our other collections!
Focus On . . . the Finance Committee
The members of the Finance Committee are men and women of the parish who are invited to work with the pastor in developing annual parish budgets. They also advise him on the temporal affairs of the parish. If you wish to communicate with the committee, please send an email message to: financecommittee@saintscholastica.com.

AQUINAS GUILD APRIL OUTING
All women of the parish are invited to the Aquinas Guild outing to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, April 11th for a guided tour of the spring flower show. The cost to attend is $15.00. Transportation will be provided. The bus will depart at 9:45 am and return by 2 pm. Luncheon plans will be made based on the number of participants. Cost of lunch to be determined. Checks made payable to The Aquinas Guild for $15 can be sent to Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr., 15238. Please RSVP by April 4th. Questions, call Mary Ellen 412-767-5863.

PARISH PICNIC
Mark your calendars!  The Parish Picnic will be Sunday, May 27th at Squaw Valley.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Congratulations to the Forensics Team at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy for tying for 1st place in the final diocesan tournament.  Twenty one schools throughout the diocese participated.  Forensics is a middle school speech and debate activity that develops a student's essential life skills and values.  CDTCA's team is comprised of students in 5th - 8th grades.  Great job!
    Also, congratulations to the boys basketball team for winning the Diocesan Championship this past weekend.  The boys were undefeated in their section and had an outstanding year.  Go Panthers!

PRACTICING GENEROSITY
   Almsgiving has always been an important part of Lent. Lent begins with the powerful Isaiah 58, on the Friday and Saturday after Ash Wednesday. It is important to give ourselves the experience of fasting from being un-generous. Generosity is not simply giving my excess clothes to a place where poor people might purchase them. It's not even writing a "generous" check at the time a collection is taken up for a cause that benefits the poor. These are wonderful practices. Generosity is an attitude. It is a sense that no matter how much I have, all that I have is gift, and given to me to be shared. It means that sharing with others in need is one of my personal priorities. That is quite different from assessing all of my needs first, and then giving away what is left over. A spirit of self-less giving means that one of my needs is to share what I have with others. Lent is a wonderful time to practice self-less giving, because it takes practice. This kind of self-sacrificing generosity is a religious experience. It places us in solidarity with the poor who share with each other, without having any excess. It also joins us with Jesus, who gave himself completely, for us. Establishing new patterns of giving will give real life and joy to Lent.
Taken from the Praying Lent pages of Creighton University's Online Ministries web site:
www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with Permission.

PARISH DIRECTORY
   Dear Parishoners, There are still several slots available to have your picture taken for our new pictorial directory on Saturday, May 5th beginning at 10:45 am. To schedule an appointment please call Olan Mills at 1-800-866-2263. See you in the new directory!

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!

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Judy Germain.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 25TH
        Sunday:      Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
       Monday:      Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
       Tuesday:     Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30
  Wednesday:     Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95/Jn 8:31-42
     Thursday:      Gn 17:3-9/Jn 8:51-59
          Friday:      Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42
      Saturday:      Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-56
Next Sunday:     Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 /Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Informed Financial Solutions for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
March 25th and 27th are our last days of Religious Education for this academic year.  We have well exceeded our diocesan requirements for class time!  We extend our deepest gratitude to all of our catechists, small group leaders and teen helpers for making this year a successful one.  Please consider enrolling your child for Vacation Bible School or Camp Helping Hand this summer.  Registration for the 2012/2013 academic year is now open.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Bishop David Zubik will celebrate the noon Mass, Friday, March 30th at St. Mary of Mercy Church in downtown Pittsburgh.  His homily will center on the need to safeguard the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom against any infringement by the government.  The Bishops of Pennsylvania are requesting all of us to pray, fast and abstain on Friday, March 30th.  We will join with the over 3 million Catholics in Pennsylvania to mark this day of prayer, fasting and abstinence for religious liberty.

RESPECT LIFE
The Respect Life Meeting will be Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30 pm.  We welcome new members.

PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH - SAVE THE DATE
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for parish Staff and volunteers will be held on April 15th at 12:30 pm at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Invitations were mailed this past week.  If you did not receive an invitation and are currently a volunteer and wish to attend the brunch, please call Mary Ellen Maher at 412-767-5863.

JESUS NIGHT
Jesus Night for our second graders and their parents is Tuesday, April 10th in the Pastoral center.  Anyone wishing to have a group photograph should come dressed at 6:00 pm.  Our Jesus Night celebration will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.

THANK YOU
We wish to thank all of our catechists, small group leaders and helpers for another successful catechetical year.  Please take a moment to register online for the fall.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent,  March 24
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 25
   7:30 am  Gino Marsico (Buckey Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Bobby Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard F. Werries)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Rosa Currieri (Suzanne Eckert Burton & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, The Annunciation of the Lord, March 26
    8:30 am  Magdalyn Lane (Family)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 27
    8:30 am  Bruce Morrison (Constance Donnelly)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 28
   8:30 am  Joseph L. Schultz (Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 29
    8:30 am  Regis Obringer (Jean & Gene Kaufman)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 30
    8:30 am  Russell Gibbons (Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Pfendler, Jr.)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 31
   9:00 am  Robert Marsico (St. Monica Society)

Saturday, Vigil of Palm Sunday,  March 31
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Palm Sunday, April 1
   7:30 am  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Margaret Garvey & son, Peter Garvey (Patricia G. Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Father Duchene (Welsh Family)
       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 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.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

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, 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……………………………...………....Ext. 22
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                                                                                                                 

March 18, 2012

 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
   Despite the countless efforts undertaken by road planners and highway departments throughout the country, dangerous conditions still exist on many of the roads that are used for daily travel. Treacherous curves, hazardous hills, and intersections with low visibility can all make driving a perilous endeavor in some areas. Alcohol and distracted driving continue to be major factors in many crashes, but improved vehicle safety and better road design have been credited with lowering the total number of fatalities, a trend that is even more notable given the increase in the number of drivers and vehicle miles driven through the past decade. Still, if one drives along any highway for some distance, there is likely to be a marker at some point memorializing a person who was involved in a fatal accident.
    These roadside markers often have a cross, something that has become a ubiquitous sign of remembrance after a crash. This emblem marks the spot of the death of a loved one. It is often surrounded with flowers, and may sometimes have other memorabilia attached to it. While a gravestone may mark a loved one's final resting place, a roadside memorial becomes a more public tribute to the one who has been taken in death.
    But the cross is more than a token of a deadly event. For us, it is the ultimate sign of life, which is why we use it on ourselves over and over again. Before and after prayers, we make the sign of the cross. We use the cross to bless, tracing it on our children's foreheads, making the sign over people and things, signifying a consecration to holiness. That this emblem of death should become a sign of life is the ultimate triumph of the power of Christ's resurrection. John writes in his Gospel that the Son of Man will be lifted up. Jesus is lifted on the cross, and in his death we are lifted to life as he rises on the third day.
©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

LENT WEEK FOUR: SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH—SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH
   Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult our Mass Schedule (after the list of our schedule, we have listed the times of our neighboring parishes). 
   Stations of the Cross:  Fridays in Lent at 7:30 pm (no evening Stations on Good Friday). 
   Reconciliation (Confessions) this week: Madonna in Sharpsburg on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm; St. Scholastica at 9:30 am on Saturday.
   Lenten Talk: by Fr. Justin on Sunday, March 18th at 7:00 pm at St. Scholastica.
   Lenten Evening Prayer: Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm at St. Scholastica.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
The second collection this weekend is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development as well as Catholic Home Missions Appeal and National Collection for Black and Indian Missions.   Thank you for your generosity.

PARISH AUDIT
Several months ago an auditor came to the parish for a periodic audit.  The last audit was about four years ago.  Last week we received a letter from the diocese outlining the results of this audit.  We are happy to report that we are substantially in line with the policies and procedures mandated by the diocese.  No major issues emerged.  Of course, there were some minor changes that we will make to be in full compliance.  It is important for you to know that an outside auditor looks at our "books" so that you can be assured that all your donations are properly accounted for.  Also, our Parish Finance Committee is charged with oversight of our finances and issuing an annual financial report to the parish.  Thank you for the continuing support you give to the parish as we celebrate 105 years of life.  Fr. Ken

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. Serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held at the church on Sunday, March 18th after the 11 am Mass and Sunday, March 25th after the 9 am Mass. To reserve a spot and receive the required study materials, please contact Peggy Santelli at pssantelli@gmail.com

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses this weekend, March 18th. 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.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Lent is an ideal time to deepen our practice of stewardship by sharing our time and our goods with others. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saint scholastica.com. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
· Please place boxes of instant mashed potatoes in the basket in the vestibule this weekend. They will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty.
· Nancy Heil has requested ongoing donations of the following non-food items: toilet paper, white tube socks,used sheets and pillowcases, andsmall microwave ovens. Our ongoing collection of food items now includes canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Please place donations in the bins in the church vestibule. Thank you for your generosity!
Focus On . . . Ministers of the Word
Adult and teen Lectors proclaim the Scriptures at most of our liturgies. If you would like to explore this ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: lectors@saintscholastica.com.

AQUINAS GUILD SPONSORS LENTEN TALK
Father Justin Matro of St Vincent Seminary will speak on "Our Share in the Lord's Cross", this Sunday at 7:00 pm in the church.  Father Justin holds a doctorate degree in theology and has worked at St. Vincent Seminary for 19 years as a professor, Director of Spiritual Formation and most recently as Rector. All are welcome to attend.
  
PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH - SAVE THE DATE
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for parish Staff and volunteers will be held on April 15th at 12:30 pm at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Invitations will be mailed.

AQUINAS GUILD APRIL OUTING
All women of the parish are invited to the Aquinas Guild outing to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, April 11th for a guided tour of the spring flower show. The cost to attend is $15.00. Transportation will be provided. The bus will depart at 9:45 am and return by 2pm. Luncheon plans will be made based on the number of participants. Cost of lunch to be determined. Checks made payable to  "The Aquinas Guild",  for $15 can be sent to Mary Ellen Maher, 21 Pintail Dr., 15238. Please RSVP by April 4th. Questions, call Mary Ellen 412-767-5863.

PARISH PICNIC
Mark your calendars!  The Parish Picnic will be Sunday, May 27th at Squaw Valley.

COFFEE HOUSE
All are welcome to join us this Sunday, March 18th after both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am masses for our monthly social for the parish. This month's social is being graciously hosted by Christine Ferguson.

CONSCIENCE RIGHTS
   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate on Contraception, Sterilization and Abortive Drugs violates freedom of conscience which is guaranteed by the First Amendment and several Federal laws.  The Pennsylvania Bishops are asking everyone to contact President Obama and our legislators about this mandate.  You can do so automatically on the internet by reaching Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  at advocate@pacatholic.org
    The PA Bishops have also requested that on Friday, March 20th, everyone devote that day to prayer, fasting and abstinence from meat for the intention of religious liberty.
    There will be a Rally for Religious Freedom on Friday, March 23rd, from noon to 1 pm, at the Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Avenue.  This will be in conjunction with Rallies at Federal Buildings across the country.  All are welcome. 
    The Respect Life meeting for Tuesday, March 20th, will be moved to Tuesday, March 27th to accommodate those who will be attending the Parish Lenten Prayer Service.

LIVING STATIONS
All teens are invited to take part in our long standing tradition of Living Stations this Good Friday.  Practice will be Tuesday, April 3rd at 3:30 pm and again the morning of Good Friday.  Contact Meredith Troyan at meredithtroyan102@yahoo.com if you are interested.

APPALACHIA FUNDRAISER
Please remember to return your Appalachia Envelope to our "house" in the church vestibule.  Our gratitude to all who generously support this year's Appalachian Mission Trip.

JESUS NIGHT
Our Eucharistic Retreat Evening for all 2nd graders and their parents is Tuesday, April 10th in the Pastoral Center.

INFANT BAPTISMS
Baptisms are normally celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and we are celebrating infant baptisms during Lent. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, March 19, 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, please let Andy Bechman know (see the staff contact information in this bulletin).

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 18TH
         Sunday:     2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
        Monday:     2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
       Tuesday:     Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
  Wednesday:     Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
      Thursday:     Ex 32:7-14/Jn 5:31-47
           Friday:     Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
       Saturday:     Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
 Next Sunday:    Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
©Liturgical Publications Inc

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

LENTEN EVENING OF RENEWAL
Our second Lenten evening of renewal takes place on Tuesday, March 20th, at 7:00 pm in the church. We will begin with evening prayer including song, Scripture passages, and a homily. All parishioners are invited to this service, which will be the same as our first evening of renewal on March 5. After prayer, we especially invite liturgical ministers and catechists to participate in workshops designed to aid you in your ministry. Liturgical ministers and catechists who attended the first evening do not need to attend this one, unless you carry out more than one ministry and wish to participate in your second ministry's workshop.

RCIA UPDATE
    Luke Chilson is a nine-year-old parishioner who is preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. On March 4, accompanied by his father, Clark, and his sponsor, Andrew Bechman, Luke participated in the Rite of Election at St. Paul Cathedral. He wrote his name in the Book of the Elect and was greeted by Bishop Zubik, joining about a hundred other catechumens and two hundred candidates for full admission into the Church from two of the vicariates in our diocese.
    The next step in Luke's journey toward baptism is a Penitential Rite, which will take place next Sunday, March 25, at the 9 am Mass. During the rite, the community prays along with Luke that we may all open our hearts to the Lord Jesus, turn from sin and walk with God's guidance through life. Please pray for Luke as he prepares for the Easter sacraments and for all those who are helping him along the way: his family; Jamie Dillon, who has supervised his catechesis; his sponsor; and our whole community.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
March 25th and 27th are our last days of Religious Education for this academic year.  We have well exceeded our diocesan requirements for class time!  We extend our deepest gratitude to all of our catechists, small group leads and teen helpers for making this year a successful one.  Please consider enrolling your child for Vacation Bible School or Camp Helping Hand this summer.  Registration for the 2012/2013 academic year is now open.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent,  March 17
   5:00 pm Anniv., Craig Shondeck (Mother, Father & Brother)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 18
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Margaret Weis (Jim & Susie Ryan)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Francis P. Clifford (Wife)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 19
   8:30 am  Rosa Currieri (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 20
   8:30 am  Frank Defazio (Ann Marie & Bill Kiszka)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 21
   8:30 am  Deanna Pirollo (Mary Labriola)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 22
   8:30 am  Anniv., Delfina Marsico (Anzelmo Family)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 23
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Goodrich Family)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 24
    9:00 am  Patricia Washensky (St. Monica Society)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent,  March 24
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 25
   7:30 am  Gino Marsico (Buckey Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am……Bobby Marsico  (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard F. Werries)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am……Rosa Currieri (Suzanne Eckert Burton & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

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 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.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

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, 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……………………………...………....Ext. 22
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                                                                                                                     

March 11, 2012

3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
   A lot can happen in three days. From the issuance of mandatory evacuation orders on August 28, until its dissipation on August 30, Hurricane Katrina wrought unimaginable destruction on New Orleans and surrounding regions of the Gulf Coast. Six-and-a-half years later, recovery efforts continue because of the enduring effects of those three horrific days in August 2005. This year, it is a different kind of three days that will occupy the city of New Orleans as the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament takes place. March 31 through April 2 will be a time of celebration and agonizing defeat as the last remaining teams pursue the championship in Division 1 college basketball. A lot can happen in three days!
   While the cleansing of the Temple offers a dramatic scene-and is the subject of many an artistic representation-the actual event is less important than Jesus' discourse about it. "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up," he says in response to the objections of the onlookers. John, the Gospel writer, makes it clear that Jesus is talking about the temple of his body. Like last week's Transfiguration story, we are once again directed to the Resurrection of the Lord. In the new dispensation under Jesus, the religious identification of a single place is no longer important. Worship, and an awareness of the presence of God, can take place anywhere.
    The presence of the risen Lord can be experienced at any place and time. In just a few weeks we will hear how Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection despite locked doors. That the risen Lord can be anywhere is a key insight of early Christianity. Through baptism, the presence of Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is made manifest in each Christian. The three days of the Lord's Passion, death, and Resurrection have made all the difference. A lot can happen in three days!
©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

LENT WEEK THREE: SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH—SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
             Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult our Mass Schedule (after the list of our schedule, we have listed the times of our neighboring parishes). 
             Stations of the Cross:  Fridays in Lent at 7:30 pm (no evening Stations on Good Friday). 
             Reconciliation (Confessions) this week: Monday evening, March 12th at 7:30 pm at St. Scholastica and Saturday morning, March 17th at 9:30 am at St. Scholastica.

PARISH SHARE
Two weeks ago you received a mailing from the parish inviting you to participate in the annual Parish Share Campaign. We are requesting that you pledge $25.00 a month for ten months. We ask that you use the yellow envelopes in your monthly packet to make these monthly payments. Our assessment this year is $84,000.00. We can make this goal if YOU do your fair share for Parish Share. Thank you for supporting not only the parish, but also the diocese. Fr. Ken

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
The second collection next week is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development as well as Catholic Home Missions Appeal and National Collection for Black and Indian Missions.  There is an insert in today's bulletin with more information.  There may be some confusion about this collection since the envelope in your packet is marked for today, March 11th and not March 18th.  Thank you.

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Arlene Probst at 412-781-2337or email scanlonk@juno.com.

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 at the church on Sunday, March 18th after the 11 am Mass and Sunday, March 25th after the 9 am Mass. To reserve a spot and receive the required study materials, please contact Peggy Santelli at pssantelli@gmail.com

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses next weekend, March 18th. 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.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rosa Currieri.

STEWARDSHIP
Lent is an ideal time to deepen our practice of stewardship by sharing our time and our goods 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!
· Please bring boxes of instant mashed potatoes on the weekend of March 17 and 18. They will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty.
· Nancy Heil has requested ongoing donations of the following non-food items: toilet paper, white tube socks, used sheets and pillowcases, and small microwave ovens. Our ongoing collection of food items now includes canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). All of these items go to homeless persons and needy families in Pittsburgh. Please place donations in the bins in the church vestibule. Thank you for your generosity!

Focus On . . . The St. Monica Society
The Society was formed to pray for and reach out to families and parishioners who no longer worship with us. The group meets monthly on the first Saturday at 9:30 am to pray to the Holy Spirit, ask for the intercession of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine, and to study and discuss ways to reach out to and welcome others. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: stmonica@saintscholastica.com.

ANNUAL PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH
Save the date for the annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for all current staff and volunteers of the parish.  The brunch will be held on April 15th at 12:30 pm at The Pittsburgh Field Club.  Invitations will be mailed in a few weeks.

DID YOU KNOW…
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will be holding a Fish Fry on Friday, March 16th in the school cafeteria. Take out orders for lunch from 11 am to 1 pm. Eat in or take out dinner is served from 4-7 pm. Flyers will be available in the back of church.

LENTEN SPEAKER
The Aquinas Guild is pleased to sponsor the Reverend Justin Matro, O.S.B. of St. Vincent Seminary as its Lenten Speaker.  Father Matro will speak in the church on Sunday, March 18th at 7 pm.  All are welcome free of charge.

LENTEN DESERT DAY AT ST. PAUL'S
   Are you looking for some peace and quiet in your life? St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side is offering a "desert day" on March 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. A desert day is a quiet, reflective time in a supportive environment where one listens to God. Mental and spiritual refreshment is achieved through the elements of private prayer, silence, walking in the garden, scripture reading, music, and rest. Eucharist will be celebrated at 3 pm.
   The day will begin with a presentation by Fran Tarkett on a Lenten theme. An opportunity for a private conference with a priest or the sacrament of reconciliation is available upon request. The suggested offering is $20.00 (lunch will be provided). Please register by calling the Retreat Center 412-381-7676.

HELP FOR GRIEVING SINGLES
Divorced, Widowed, or Separated? Beginning Experience offers help to hurting "single again" folks. The weekend program 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. This program is presented by a team of people who have each suffered the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation, and are willing to share their own experience to help others. Come to a safe place. Travel from heartache to hope. The next weekend will be held March 23-25, 2012 at the Gilmary Center in Moon Twp, PA. Payment arrangements and possible financial assistance are available. For more information, www.BeginningExperience.org or make a confidential call to Lyn at 412-448-9019 or Steve Smith at 412-367-4948 or 412-720-8694.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
St. Ursula Parish Support for Grieving Families Ministry is offering a seven week grief support program - share with others who are grieving a loss of a loved one in an atmosphere of trust and caring compassion. Your shared experience of loss may be of help to another and, in turn, their experience may bring you a sense of comfort and peace. This free series runs seven consecutive Mondays beginning March 19, 2012, to April 30 at 7:00 pm. Sessions will meet in the Saint Ursula Parish Social Hall. For more information or to register call Sister Janice 412-486-6700 ext. 7.

APPALACHIA FUNDRAISER
Our Appalachia Fundraiser continues this week!  Please consider supporting this memorable mission trip for our teens.  The donation house is the vestibule.

PARISH PICNIC
Mark your calendars!  The Parish Picnic will be Sunday, May 27th at Squaw Valley.

FORTY DAYS
The half way for Forty Days of Prayer for Life is coming up Saturday.  There will be a Prayer Gathering at Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Ave., at 11 am on Saturday, March 17th.  Afterwards we will walk to the Catholic Charities Office for more prayers and songs.  Everyone is welcome.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 11TH
         Sunday:     Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
        Monday:     2 Kgs 5:1-15b/Lk 4:24-30
        Tuesday:     Dn 3:25, 34-43/Mt 18:21-35
   Wednesday:    Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
       Thursday:    Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
            Friday:    Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
        Saturday:    Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
 Next Sunday:1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
©Liturgical Publications Inc

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd.for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR LENT
Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer? Here are some online resources you can explore to aid you in your journey through Lent.
· The text of the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is available at the U.S. bishops' website: http://www.usccb.org/bible. The site has resources for Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent/index.cfm.
· Creighton University's Online Ministries feature daily readings and reflections, guides for prayer during Advent and Lent, and a 39-week Online Retreat, all in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola (founder of the Jesuit religious order): http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html.  Creighton's"Praying Lent" page is here: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/

VOTING
There is still time to register before the April election.  Anyone who is an American citizen and has lived in the district at least 30 days before the April 24th election may register and be able to vote in the Primary.  Young people who will be 18 years of age before or on April 24th may register and vote in the April election.  Registration forms and Absentee Application Requests are available in the Church vestibule.

INFANT BAPTISMS
Baptisms are normally celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and we are celebrating infant baptisms during Lent. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, March 19, 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, please let Andy Bechman know (see the staff contact information in this bulletin).

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent,  March 10
   5:00 pm Lisa Martin (Bill & Jean Eckert)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent, March 11
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Barbara Veltri (Veltri Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  William Stewart (Jeanne & Kathy Murray))
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 12
    8:30 am  Mrs. Patsy Monteverde (Jimmy & Ve Ruggeri & Family)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 13
   8:30 am  Patricia Washensky (Scanlon Family)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 14
   8:30 am  Richard Cullinan (Cordaro Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 15
   8:30 am Birthday, Anthony Michael Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 16
    8:30 am  Mr. Larry Mignogna (Ann Marie Kiszka)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 17
    9:00 am  Birthday, Anthony M. Greco (Wife Tina, Carol & Jasmine)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent,  March 17
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Craig Shondeck (Mother, Father & Brother)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 18
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Margaret Weis (Jim & Susie Ryan)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Francis P. Clifford (Wife)
       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 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.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

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, 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……………………………...………....Ext. 22
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                                                                                                                  

March 4, 2012

 Second Sunday of Lent
   Mountain climbers who ascend the highest peaks spend a lot of time in preparation. Unlike those of us who take a short hike in the woods or amble over rolling hills, serious mountain climbers can spend weeks or months planning an ascent. Often, the expense alone requires a search for sponsors if a trip is to involve a larger group of people. Nepal now requires a permit of up to $25,000 per person to enter the Mount Everest area for climbing. Mountain climbing for some people has become a thrill-seeking opportunity, if you have the money to spend on it.
    Peter, James, and John were fishermen, not thrill-seeking adventurers. But when they climbed up Mount Tabor with Jesus, they had an experience beyond words. In his Gospel Mark describes the transfiguration of Jesus as an appearance in which his clothes became dazzling white. Elijah and Moses, the prophet and the lawgiver, appear with Jesus in this startling scene. Mark says of Peter in his Gospel, "He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified."
    Every bit of thrill-seeking has some terror in it. A roller coaster is fun for so many people precisely because there is just that little bit of fear that adds to the exhilaration of the ride. But fear can also paralyze, as it did Peter up on the mountain, when he did not know what to say. Fear can also make us run away. That also happened to Peter, on the night when Jesus was arrested, and Peter denied him.
    As Christians, we aren't necessarily thrill-seekers, but we are like mountain climbers in one important way: we spend a lot of time in preparation. Throughout our lives we seek the highest goal, life with Christ in heaven. Lent gives us the tools to get even better at reaching that summit. Our prayer, our fasting, our almsgiving can lead us to the peak of perfection in Christ.

©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

LENT WEEK TWO:
SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH—SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH
   Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult our Mass Schedule (after the list of our schedule, we have listed the times of our neighboring parishes). 
    Stations of the Cross:  Fridays in Lent at 7:30pm (no evening Stations on Good Friday). 
    Lenten Evening Prayer:  Monday, March 5th at 7:00pm.
    Reconciliation (Confessions) this week: For Religious Education students and their families on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m.

LENTEN EVENINGS OF PRAYER
Are you hoping to grow closer to God this Lent? We can do so through prayer, not only as individuals, but as a community. We invite you to participate in one of two parish evenings of prayer, on Monday, March 5, or Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The service, which is the same on both evenings, includes song, Scripture passages, and a homily. We especially invite liturgical ministers and catechists to attend one of the evenings and, after the prayer service, to participate in workshops designed to aid you in your ministry.
                              
 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
It's Girl Scout Cookie time! Girl Scout Cookies will be available after all masses this weekend. Girl Scout cookies are only available once a year so stock up now! You may also purchase a box to donate as part of the Girl Scout "Gift of Caring". Donated boxes can be sent to our US Troops, Aspinwall Meals on Wheels and the homeless ministry. Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts!

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
In preparation for a new Ministry of Praise prayer list, please put prayer requests in the boxes in the vestibule of the church or call Arlene Probst at 412-781-2337or email scanlonk@juno.com.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS
Sunday, March 11th in the Ministry Center from 10am - 11am.  This engaging discussion will address issues of self esteem, relationships and God for your life.  No RSVP required.  A light breakfast is provided.

MEGA MEETING
Our last Mega Meeting for our Confirmation candidates and their parent or sponsor will be Sunday, March 11th in the Pastoral Center after the 11 a.m. Mass.

LENTEN SPEAKER
The Aquinas Guild is pleased to sponsor the Reverend Justin Matro, O.S.B. of St. Vincent Seminary as its Lenten Speaker.  Father Matro will speak at St. Scholastica Church on Sunday, March 18th at 7 p.m.  All are welcome free of charge.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
   Lent is an ideal time to deepen our practice of stewardship by sharing our time and our goods 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 has requested donations of the following non-food items: toilet paper, white tube socks, used sheets and pillowcases, and small microwave ovens. Our ongoing collection of food items now includes canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, and prepared food mixes (such as macaroni and cheese and hamburger helper). Please place donations in the bins in the church vestibule. Thank you for your generosity.

Good News!
Our 65 Confirmation candidates participated in their retreat on February 11.

Haiti Educational Event: Over 250 children from St. Scholastica CCD and Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy experienced an interactive program last weekend, sponsored by our Hope for Haiti Committee. The kids "visited" a Haitian dwelling and sampled food there, decorated cards for Haitian schoolchildren, and learned more about Haiti through a slide presentation. Many thanks to the teens and parents who helped to run the event. Watch our website for more news about Haiti.

Focus On . . . The Fox Chapel Area Women's Catholic Scripture Study
provides an in-depth study of one book of the Bible each year (from September to May). The Catholic Scripture Study aims to further our understanding of our Lord and His Church and also to provide an opportunity for fellowship. If you are interested, please contact Mary Wilson by e-mail at: womensscripturestudy@saintscholastica.com

ANNUAL PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH
Save the date for the annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for all current staff and volunteers of the parish.  The brunch will be held on April 15th at 12:30 p.m. at The Pittsburgh Field Club.  Invitations will be mailed in a few weeks.

DID YOU KNOW…
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will be holding a Fish Fry on Friday, March 16th in the school cafeteria. Take out orders for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat in or take out dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. Flyers will be available in the back of church.

APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP
The deadline for registering for this year's Appalachia Mission Trip the week of June 24th is Tuesday, March 6th. 

HEALING MASS
"The Fraternity of Priests" will be celebrating a Mass for healing on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church on Mt. Royal Blvd. in Shaler.  You are invited to come and celebrate the Eucharist with them, expecting the healing presence of the Lord Jesus at every Mass, to touch you in all of your needs.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC
Congratulations to the following students of our parish for achieving Honor Roll Status at Central Catholic.  High Honors: Kyle Ciccone, Griffith Gentilcore, Clayton Gentilcore, Patrick Leech, Timothy Livingston, William Maher, Mark Petraglia & William Rielly.  Honors: Alexander Butler, Grant Hettinger, Theodore Larkin & Michael Pompeo.

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
Registration for girls softball is currently underway for girls ages 6-18.  Aspinwall Softball is currently the only organization in the Fox Chapel School District/Area to offer girls the opportunity to play both slow pitch softball and fast pitch softball beyond the 8 and under age group.  Anyone residing or working in the Fox chapel school district is eligible to register to play in the spring.  To register, go to aspinwallsoftball.com.  Registration ends March 9, 2012.  For additional information please email anthonyjgoreczny-softball@yahoo.com.

RCIA NEWS
Luke Chilson is a nine year old boy who has been working with his father, RCIA team member Clark Chilson, and Jamie Dillon to prepare himself to enter the Catholic Church. In mid-February, during a meeting of our Children's Liturgy of the Word, Luke participated in a Rite of Acceptance. He publicly affirmed that he wishes to prepare for baptism, and Fr. Ken, along with the children present, welcomed him into our parish community. This Sunday, Luke takes another step along his path to full membership in the Church, as he participates in the Rite of Election at St. Paul Cathedral, led by Bishop Zubik. The Rite marks the beginning of a period of final preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, which Luke will receive at the Easter Vigil. The season of Lent owes its origins to the efforts of Christian communities to support their catechumens by joining them in prayer, fasting and penitence, so we ask your prayers especially for Luke during this Lent.

LENTEN DESERT DAY AT ST. PAUL'S
Are you looking for some peace and quiet in your life? St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side is offering a "desert day" on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A desert day is a quiet, reflective time in a supportive environment where one listens to God. Mental and spiritual refreshment is achieved through the elements of private prayer, silence, walking in the garden, scripture reading, music, and rest. Eucharist will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. The day will begin with a presentation by Fran Tarkett on a Lenten theme. An opportunity for a private conference with a priest or the sacrament of reconciliation is available upon request. The suggested offering is $20.00 (lunch will be provided). Please register by calling the Retreat Center 412-381-7676.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 4TH
        Sunday:      Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
       Monday:      Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
       Tuesday:      Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
  Wednesday:     Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28
     Thursday:      Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
          Friday:      Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
       Saturday:     Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday:Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25
©Liturgical Publications Inc

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

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Dr. Frank LeDonne of Hartwood Chiropractic for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

PARISH SHARE
Two weeks ago you received a mailing from the parish inviting you to participate in the annual Parish Share Campaign. We are requesting that you pledge $25.00 a month for ten months. We ask that you use the yellow envelopes in your monthly packet to make these monthly payments. Our assessment this year is $84,000.00. We can make this goal if YOU do your fair share for Parish Share. Thank you for supporting not only the parish, but also the diocese. Fr. Ken

VOTER REGISTRATION
In anticipation of the April Primary Election we will have Voter Registration this weekend, March 3rd & 4th, after all the Masses.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR LENT
Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer? Here are some online resources you can explore to aid you in your journey through Lent.
· The text of the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is available at the U.S. bishops' website: http://www.usccb.org/bible. The site has resources for Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent/index.cfm.
· Creighton University's Online Ministries feature daily readings and reflections, guides for prayer during Advent and Lent, and a 39-week Online Retreat, all in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola (founder of the Jesuit religious order): http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Creighton's"Praying Lent" page is here: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Jane McNulty.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent,  March 3
   5:00 pm  William Underwood (Heather Underwood) 
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Lent, March 4
   7:30 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  65th Wedding Anniversary, Jack & Rhodora Donahue (Ed & Audrey Ifft)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 5
    8:30 am  Francis Clifford (Wife)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 6
    8:30 am  Winnie Putze (Mary Legath)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 7
    8:30 am Anniversary, Gerald T. Horne (Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday, March 8
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 9
    8:30 am  William Rodgers (Maureen Griffith)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 10
    9:00 am Birthday, Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent,  March 10
    5:00 pm  Lisa Martin (Bill & Jean Eckert)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent, March 11
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Barbara Veltri (Veltri Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  William 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 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.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

Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, 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……………………………...………....Ext. 22
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