April 29, 2012


4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
   Many working breeds of dogs were developed to exhibit specific traits that were valuable assets for their owners. The powerful hind legs of a Rottweiler gave it strength to pull butcher carts. The thick coat of a Saint Bernard helped it survive in mountain snows. And the herding behavior of an Australian Shepherd made it ideal for ranch work in the western United States. When a suburban household or city dweller acquires one of these types of dogs, they need to be aware of what they're getting. It's not uncommon for that energetic Australian Shepherd to start herding the family's children, along with some quick nips at their legs to make sure the herd stays together, a behavior that is not necessarily welcomed by its recipients.
   Shepherding isn't always an easy, gentle task. In the Gospel, Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd who is ready to lay down his life for his sheep. The shepherd risks his life, because the sheep won't always listen. Sometimes we are not ready to heed the Shepherd's voice. We have other ideas about the path that we should take, and the Shepherd has to call us back in order to protect us and keep us safe.
   On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, we acknowledge that the church is in need of shepherds who will act like the Good Shepherd himself. The human shortcomings of some shepherds and the grievous sins of others should not deter us from encouraging young people to consider a life of service in the church. Every flock needs a shepherd to guide it and to help hold it together. We believe that God calls people to service and gives them the grace to be faithful in it. As we pray that God will increase the number of shepherds for the flock, we must also take concrete steps to invite some in our midst to consider a life of service in the name of Christ.
                                                                 ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

HEKIMA PLACE
   This weekend, April 28th & 29th, there will be a second collection for Hekima Place. Hekima Place is a home in Kenya for girls orphaned primarily by HIV/AIDS. The name "Hekima" was chosen for its Kiswahili meaning: "Wisdom." Founded in 2005 by Kate Fletcher, a parishioner of St. Thomas More in the South Hills, Hekima Place is now home to 60 girls. The girls are given a loving, faith-based home with nutritious meals, health care, and very importantly, an education to enable them to succeed on their own once schooling is complete.
   Kate will be speaking at all the Masses and making her appeal for your support. Please make checks payable to "Hekima Place." Thank you for your support that will make all the difference for those 60 girls and young women.

WELCOME BREAKFAST
Everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses on Sunday, May 6th to meet our newest parishioners. Coffee, tea, juice and refreshments will be served.

SAVE THE DATE
Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012! NEW TIME: 12:30-4:00 pm, Squaw Valley Park, the Parish Picnic and Appalachia Fun Run in one event! Food, bingo, games, 3-on-3 basketball, the Fun Run to support CYM's Annual Appalachia Mission Trip and much more. Parishioners, please bring side dishes in disposable containers. See you there!

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!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
We are now accepting registrations for the fall.  Early registrations receive a discount so don't delay!

FAMILY CATECHESIS
We are going to pilot a Family Catechesis Program for Religious Education this fall.  This is a family based approach to religious education in which the family would work together but join with other families in our parish on a monthly basis for a meal and faith sharing.  This is under the guidance and support of our religious education staff and curriculum.  If your family is interested please contact Jamie Dillon jamiedillon@comcast.net.

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!
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of additional adults for the Mission Trip to Appalachia the week of July 24-30. Adults on the trip guide and work alongside our young people as they do home repair projects in Elkview, W. Va. The experience combines work, prayer, song, recreation and camaraderie among adults and youth. Please consider it! In addition, adults are needed to help with Vacation Bible School here at St. Scholastica the week of June 11-15 and to act as chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Hand from July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon (contact info below).
· Nancy Heil and her coworkers urgently request blankets. Please help if you can! Please note that Nancy has found a supplier for toilet paper, so that toilet paper donations are not needed for the time being.
· Nancy also requests donations of: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. The food will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh. Nancy always and especially requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve.
Focus On . . . Ministry of Praise
Parishioners in the Ministry of Praise volunteer to pray at home for Parish needs and parishioner requests. A list is sent to them every two months. If you would like to join this group, or have a prayer request, please contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: prayerlist@saintscholastica.com.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
   Register your 5-9 year old now for Transformers: God's Love Changes Everything!  Vacation Bible School begins the week of June 11th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Contact Jamie at jamiedillon@comcast.net
   There is a meeting Monday, April 30th for any adult or teen wishing to help with Vacation Bible School.  The meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center.

MUM'S NEEDS VOLUNTEER SITTERS
   The MUM's Bible Study Group is in need of parish volunteers to help with the free babysitting provided for small children of group members. 
   The Bible Study meets Monday mornings from 9:30am - 11:00am in the Parish Pastoral Center. 
   MUM's in in need of help for the following Mondays: April 30th and May 7th.  If you are able to help with this ministry for one or more of the above dates please contact Ann Pawlikowski at 412-782-0433.

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!

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, April 30, 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 (see the staff contact information in this bulletin). Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the pastor at least six weeks before your desired date. The next baptism preparation session will be on June 18th.

APPALACHIA
Our next Appalachia meeting is Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Center.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 29TH:
Sunday:  Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18
Monday: Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10
Tuesday: Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 or Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Wednesday: Acts 12:24--13:5a/Jn 12:44-50
Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-8/Jn 14:6-14
Friday: Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6
Saturday: Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14
Next Sunday:  Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8

AN EVENING OF REFLECTION
All Saints Ladies of Charity welcome women of the parish to an Evening of Reflection with Fr. Scott Seethaler, OFM, Cap, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the All Saints Activity Building, 19 Wilson Street, Etna, at 7:00pm.  Fr. Scott will reflect on the Blessed Mother's influence in our lives.  Light refreshments will be served.  No charge to attend - however, if attending, please RSVP to Amy Streit at 412-784-8722 by May 11, 2012.

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
The final Aquinas Guild meeting of the year will be held at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Wednesday, May 16th at noon. Chef Stephen Grottenthaler will share his cooking skills with us as he demonstrates the dishes we'll enjoy for lunch. All women of the parish are encouraged and welcome to attend. Cost of the lunch is $25.00. Please RSVP by sending a check for $25.00 made out to the "Aquinas Guild" to Karyn Lynch, 127 Pheasant Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Kindly RSVP by Friday, May 11th. Questions, please call Mary Ellen Maher 412-767-5863.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lance Snyder.

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Dr. Robert DeFazio, D.M.D. for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see his ad on the back page.

CATECHISTS & SMALL GROUP LEADERS NEEDED
Catechists and small group leaders are needed for the fall.  We are hoping to create a situation where the teaching is shared by 2 or 3 catechists per grade level.  If you would be interested please contact Jamie at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the 4th Sunday of Easter,  April 28
   5:00 pm  Tommaso Sbarra (Sbarra Family)
        Presider:  Fr. Walt Rydzon

Sunday, 4th Sunday of Easter, April 29
   7:30 am  Deceased Members of Veltri/Powers Families (Pat & Sissy)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Martha F. Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Florence Palminteri (Dennis & Bernadine Bonessa)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   1:00 pm  Confirmation Mass
       Presider:  Bishop David Zubik

Monday, Easter Weekday, April 30
   8:30 am  Helen Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 1
   8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Rita Ponticello)

Wednesday, St. Athanasius, bishop & doctor, May 2
   8:30 am  Lillian Allison (Hugo & Carmello Esposito & Family)

Thursday, Sts. Philip & James, apostles,  May 3
   8:30 am  Franklin C. Snyder (Patricia G. Snyder)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 4
   8:30 am  Anniv., Ann M. Egan

Saturday, Easter Weekday,  May 5
   9:00 am  Marion Borosa (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the 5th Sunday of Easter,  May 5
   5:00 pm  Rosanne Donaghue Grogan (Katarincic Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, 5th Sunday of Easter, May 6
   7:30 am  Paul L. Balonick Sr. (Balonick Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Hilda Friday Weiss (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                                                                               

April 22, 2012

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
   The traditional opening of the fishing season in many places takes place between the end of April and the middle of May. Although the exact day can vary by locale, usually by May 15, everything is fair game with the exception of a few sport fish, which are heavily regulated. Much like hunters who can't wait to go after their favorite game, fishermen anxiously wait for the opportunity to cast their lines into open water. Some look forward to participating in fishing contests to try to win a prize for the largest of a particular species. But most are happy just to catch enough to enjoy some good meals of fresh fish.
   When Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection one of the things that he does, according to both Luke and John, is to eat fish in their presence. For the Gospel writers this is a way of indicating that the resurrected body, whatever it may actually be, is also a human body. The risen Lord is no ghost; he is bodily raised from the dead! This truth is at the core of our faith. As Peter states in the first reading today, "God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses."
   We are witnesses of that same truth today. The old jokes about fishermen all have exaggeration as a theme. The biggest one always gets away. Fifteen-inch fish are suddenly twenty-five inches, and five pounders end up becoming ten pounds in the telling of the story. As Christians, we have our own story to tell. But it's not a fish story. It is a story about the One who conquered sin and death through his own death and resurrection. Through our baptism we are raised to new life by the Author of life. Like Peter, who was himself a fisherman, we are called to testify to this truth in the world. It's time to go fishing!
                                               ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

HEKIMA PLACE
   Next weekend, April 28th and 29th, there will be a second collection for Hekima Place. Hekima Place is a home in Kenya for girls orphaned primarily by HIV/AIDS. The name "Hekima" was chosen for its Kiswahill meaning "Wisdom". Founded in 2005 by Kate Fletcher, a parishioner of St. Thomas More in the South Hills, Hekima Place is now home to 60 girls. The girls are given a loving, faith-based home with nutritious meals, health care, and very importantly, an education to enable them to succeed on their own once schooling is complete.
   Kate will be speaking at all the Masses next weekend and making her appeal for your support. Please make checks payable to "Hekima Place". Thank you for your support that will make all the difference for those 60 girls and young women.

CDTCA FUNDRAISER
Please join us at Applebee's at the Pittsburgh Mills, Tuesday, April 24th, 11:00 am until midnight. When you go to Applebee's at the Pittsburgh Mills on April 24th and present a ticket to your server, 15% of your bill will be credited to our school, Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. This offer will also be accepted on take-out orders. Tickets are available at the back of church. Thank you for your continued support.

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Patsy Welsh Ford of Howard Hanna for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see her ad on the back page.

COFFEE/DOUGHNUT HOUSE
Please join us for the Coffee/Doughnut House this Sunday, April 22nd after both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses. Thank you to the Aquinas Guild for being the hostesses this month!

SPECIAL MASS
Saturday, April 28th, the 5:00 pm Mass at St. Scholastica's will be celebrated and signed by Fr. Walt Ryzdon. The Diocesan Deaf Choir will be present. All are welcome. A light supper will be served directly after Mass for parishioners and guests.

SAVE THE DATE
May 27, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Squaw Valley Park for the combined Appalachia Fun Run and Parish Picnic! Please join us for food, the Fun Run to support CYM's Appalachia Mission Trip, bingo, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and much more. 

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!

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!
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of additional adults for the Mission Trip to Appalachia the week of July 24-30. Adults on the trip guide and work alongside our young people as they do home repair projects in Elkview, W. Va. The experience combines work, prayer, song, recreation and camaraderie among adults and youths. Please consider it! In addition, adults are needed to help with Vacation Bible School here at St. Scholastica the week of June 11-15 and to act as chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Hand from July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon (contact info below).
· Nancy Heil and her coworkers urgently request blankets. Please help if you can!
· Please note that Nancy has found a supplier for toilet paper, so that toilet paper donations are not needed for the time being.
· Nancy also requests donations of: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. The food will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh. Nancy always and especially requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve.
· Remember that the "Scouting for Food" drive continues through the end of April. CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations of canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities. See their bulletin notice for contact information.
Focus On . . . Catholic Youth Ministry
The mission of St. Scholastica Catholic Youth Ministry is to help youth develop and maintain a lasting relationship with Christ. Through a variety of programs, events and outreach opportunities, we seek to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, work and mission of the parish community. Adults who would like to support youth ministry are encouraged to contact Jamie Dillon at 412-781-0186, ext. 20 or by e-mail: youthministry@saintscholastica.com.

FIRST COMMUNION COMMUNICANTS:
SATURDAY APRIL 21ST AT 5:00 PM
Callaway Champion, Kelly Powell, Dennis Lamme, Addie Piper, Oliver Cooper Smith, Kevin Johnson, Ava Vita, Gabrielle Kline, Kara Dinatale, Lucas Oria, Gabrielle Uku, Emilia Kartsonas.
SUNDAY APRIL 22ND 9:00AM
Claire Hamilton, Jacob Stahl, Elliott Granes, Kevin Granes, Elizabeth Jenkins.
SUNDAY APRIL 22ND AT 11:00AM
Isabella Geraci, Charlee Altenbaugh, Joshua Poznick, Elizabeth Massaro, Westin Carnevale, Kaylee Uribe, John Terry, Samuel Henry, Marnie McCormick, William Cooper, Tony Depasquale.

MUM'S NEEDS VOLUNTEER SITTERS
  The MUM's Bible Study Group is in need of parish volunteers to help with the free babysitting provided for small children of group members. 
  The Bible Study meets Monday mornings from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in the Parish Pastoral Center. 
MUM's is in need of help for the following Mondays: April 23rd, 30th and May 7th.  If you are able to help with this ministry for one or more of the above dates please contact Ann Pawlikowski at 412-782-0433.

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.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
There will be a meeting Sunday, April 30th at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center for those that are interested in helping with Vacation Bible School. Remember to register your 5-9 year old for Vacation Bible School the week of June 11!

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!

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 22ND:
Sunday:    Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:35-48
Monday:   Acts 6:8-15/Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday:   Acts 7:51--8:1a/Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday:   1 Pt 5:5b-14/Mk 16:15-20
Thursday:   Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51
Friday:   Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59
Saturday:   Acts 9:31-42/Jn 6:60-69
Next Sunday:   Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18

WELCOME COFFEE
Please join your fellow parishioners for some coffee and conversation after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses this Sunday, April 22nd.  Spring is a time of renewal.  So stop by the Pastoral Center after Mass to renew old friendships and to welcome new parishioners to our parish family.  We hope to see you there!

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, April 30, 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 (see the staff contact information in this bulletin). Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the pastor at least six weeks before your desired date.

RCIA UPDATE
   At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, Luke Chilson, who is ten years old, professed his faith, was baptized and confirmed by Fr. Ken, and received Holy Communion for the first time. Congratulations to Luke on his entrance into the Church, and congratulations to his family as well.
   Luke is now considered a "neophyte" or "newly planted" member of our community. His journey to the sacraments of initiation has ended, but those sacraments open up a new journey, that of Christian life. Please welcome Luke if you see him (his picture will be on the message screen for the next couple of weeks) and pray for Luke and for all those who are helping him along his way: his family; Jamie Dillon, who has supervised his catechesis; his sponsor, Andrew Bechman; and our whole community.

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
The final Aquinas Guild meeting of the year will be held at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Wednesday, May 16th at noon. Chef Stephen Grottenthaler will share his cooking skills with us as he demonstrates the dishes we'll enjoy for lunch. All women of the parish are encouraged and welcome to attend. Cost of the lunch is $25.00. Please RSVP by sending a check for $25.00 made out to the "Aquinas Guild", to Karyn Lynch, 127 Pheasant Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Kindly RSVP by Friday, May 11th. Questions, please call Mary Ellen Maher 412-767-5863.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the 3rd Sunday of Easter,  April 21
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Joan Grace Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 22
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Rocco Napoli (Rocklynn &Ed DeMarco)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Linda Koch (Mary & Jim Grenen)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday , April 23
   8:30 am  Myron Kaminski (Jean & Bill Eckert)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 24
   8:30 am  Roy Childs (Fleming Family)

Wednesday, St. Mark, Evangelist, April 25
   8:30 am  James N. Edmonds Sr., father of Dr. James Edmonds (Dr. & Mrs. George Wehrle)

Thursday, Easter Weekday,  April 26
   8:30 am  Marion Borosa (Eckert Family)

Friday, Easter Weekday, April 27
   8:30 am  Noonan Family (Marjorie Ladley)

Saturday, Easter Weekday,  April 28
   9:00 am  Helen Minshull (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the 4th Sunday of Easter,  April 28
   5:00 pm  Tommaso Sbarra (Sbarra Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Walt Rydzon

Sunday, 4th Sunday of Easter, April 29
   7:30 am  Deceased Members of Veltri/Powers Families (Pat & Sissy)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Martha F. Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Florence Palminteri (Dennis & Bernadine Bonessa)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   1:00 pm  Confirmation Mass
       Presider:  Bishop David Zubik

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, 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……………………………...………....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                                                                           

April 15, 2012

 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
   We know what to expect when we crack an egg. The clear egg white and sunny yolk run out when the egg is opened ready to be cooked for a morning breakfast. Maybe you already had eggs today before you came to church, or are planning to have them as part of a Sunday brunch. Fried, scrambled, poached, or made into an omelet, eggs are a breakfast staple in this country. Easter eggs, those wonderfully colored foods in baskets at this time of year are hardboiled.
   When I was growing up, my mother would make hardboiled eggs to slice on a salad, or use for egg salad sandwiches. At ninety-four, she still makes the best deviled eggs in the family. But I remember as a child that every once in a while, Mom would get the fresh eggs and the hardboiled ones mixed up in the refrigerator. Some mornings Dad would grab a couple of eggs to fix for breakfast, and the first one he would try to crack open would be hardboiled. The mystery of an egg is that even though we know what to expect inside, we can't always tell what is in there. Fresh and hardboiled look exactly the same.
    In today's Gospel, the apostles made it clear to Thomas that they had seen the Lord now that he had risen from the tomb. But Thomas wasn't so sure. He wanted to really check things out. A bit like opening an egg, Thomas had to find out for himself if the Jesus who had come back to life was more than the appearance of some ghost. He wanted to probe the nail marks and put his hand in the wound in Jesus' side. When he finally did get the opportunity his response was, "My Lord and my God."
   Whether fresh or hardboiled we know what we'll find inside an egg. And like Thomas, we know what we'll find with Christ. 
©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

BOY SCOUT ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
The month of April marks the Boy Scout's annual "Scouting for Food" drive. Over 130,000 people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area will benefit from this drive - many of them children. This year CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations before and after all masses starting April 15th. Please be generous by bringing canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities to mass. The Scouts will be on hand to collect donations on April 15th. Boxes for collection will be available after mass for the remaining masses in April. Donations will be distributed to local food pantries. If you have questions, please contact Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com.

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 urgently requests donations of: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. Donations of blankets are also needed. The donations will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh.
· Nancy especially requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve. She reports that the lines of people waiting for food and clothing are getting longer and including more and more young people. Nancy explains that as the weather gets warmer, some families "put out" children they cannot afford to support. Please pray for these families and young people!
· Please leave donations of peanut butter this weekend in the marked basket in the back of the church. They will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty.
Focus On . . . The Welcome Committee
Our purpose is to reach out to new parish members and encourage them to take an active role in the parish. Welcome receptions for new parishioners are held throughout the year. The Committee also corresponds with and provides information about St. Scholastica Parish to the new parishioners. If you are interested in our work, please contact Mary Scanlon at: welcome@saintscholastica.com.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, April 30, 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 (see the staff contact information in this bulletin). Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with the pastor at least six weeks before your desired date.

RESPECT LIFE
The Respect Life Meeting for April has been cancelled.

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home for their continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

PRAYER OF ST. IGNATIUS
Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and  my entire will. 
Whatever I have or hold,
You have given me; I restore it all to You
and surrender it wholly to be governed by Your will. 
Give me only Your grace
that I may love You,
and I am rich enough
and ask for nothing more.

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!

FIRST COMMUNION COMMUNICANTS:
SATURDAY APRIL 14TH AT 5:00 PM
Olivia Pelcher, Brooke Bowman, Katherine Appleman, Elia Gillespie, Finnbar Ruff, Vance Jarvie, Joseph Anania, Lucas Oria, Evan Pendergast, Louisa Burke, J.P. Dockey, Richard McSorley.
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH AT 9:00 AM
Jeffrey Reese, Katie Voigt, Caarissa Shepard, Sarah Giuffre, Madison Johnson, Alexander Rotondi, Emily Rotondi, Andrew Marous, Nathan Hallahan.
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH AT 11:00 AM
Victoria Bermudez, Autumn Casey, Iain Condron, Grace Flanagan, Samuel Luketich, Elizabeth Russell, John Tramontina, Mira Tramontina, Alex Krist, Claire Geary, Katelyn Dieckmann.

MUM'S NEEDS VOLUNTEER SITTERS
The MUM's Bible Study Group is in need of parish volunteers to help with the free babysitting provided for small children of group members. The Bible Study meets Monday mornings from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in the Parish Pastoral Center.  MUM's is in need of help for the following Mondays: April 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th.  If you are able to help with this ministry for one or more of the above dates please contact Ann Pawlikowski at 412-782-0433. 

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Minshull, sister of Mary Catherine Scanlon.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 15TH
Sunday: Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31
Monday: Acts 4:23-31/Jn 3:1-8
Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37/Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21
Thursday: Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36
Friday: Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15
Saturday: Acts 6:1-7/Jn 6:16-21
Next Sunday: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:35-48

PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for parish Staff and volunteers will be held this Sunday, April 15th, at 12:30 pm at the Pittsburgh Field Club. 

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.

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.

DISABILITY MASS
The annual Disability Mass will be Saturday, April 28th at 5:00 pm.  Fr. Walt Ryzdon and the Diocesan Deaf Choir will be with us again this year.  All parishioners are invited to join us in the Pastoral Center after Mass for a light supper and to welcome our guests.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
There will be a meeting Sunday, April 30th at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center for those that are interested in helping with Vacation Bible School.

SAVE THE DATE
May 27, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Squaw Valley Park; the combined Appalachia Fun Run and Parish Picnic! Please join us for food, the Fun Run to support CYM's Appalachia Mission Trip, bingo, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and much more.

WELCOME COFFEE
Please join your fellow parishioners for some coffee and conversation after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses next Sunday, April 22nd.  Spring is a time of renewal.  So stop by the Pastoral Center after Mass to renew old friendships and to welcome new parishioners to our parish family.  We hope to see you there!

MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, Vigil of the 2nd Sunday of Easter,  April 14
   5:00 pm Edward & Ruth Sierzega (Bonessa Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 15
   7:30 am Frances Maher (Maher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Emma & Edna Kent (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, April 16
    8:30 am  Denise Donnelly (Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 17
   8:30 am  Judy Germain (Constance Donnelly)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, April 18
   8:30 am  Richard Westbrook (Ann Marie & Bill Kiszka)

Thursday, Easter Weekday,  April 19
    8:30 am  Paul Schultz (Rita Ponticello)

Friday, Easter Weekday, April 20
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Easter Weekday,  April 21
   9:00 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Vigil of the 3rd Sunday of Easter,  April 21
    5:00 pm  Anniv., Joan Grace Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 22
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Rocco Napoli (Rocklynn &Ed DeMarco)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Linda Koch (Mary & Jim Grenen)
       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                                                                        

April 8, 2012

EASTER JOY!
The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom is read on Easter morning in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches. An excerpt follows:

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.
If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.
If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.

If anyone has labored from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. 
If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let him keep the feast. 
If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; for he shall suffer no loss. 
If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near without hesitation. 
If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let him not fear on account of his delay. 
For the Master is gracious and receives the last, even as the first; he gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first. 
He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one he gives, and to the other he is gracious.
He both honors the work and praises the intention.

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward. 
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy! 
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day! 
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today! 
The table is rich-laden; feast royally, all of you! 
The calf is fatted; let no one go forth hungry!

Let all partake of the feast of faith. 
Let all receive the riches of goodness.
Let no one lament his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn his transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free.

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!

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.

PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has suggested the following prayer be said for Religious Liberty. 
   O GOD OUR CREATOR, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ.  Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society. 
    We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.  Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
    Grant, we pray, O Heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome--for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us--this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all".  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Tommaso Sbarra and Gene Dunlap, father of Terry (Mary Jo) Dunlap.

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 urgently requests donations of: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. Donations of toilet paper and blankets are also needed. The donations will go for distribution to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh.
· Nancy especially requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve. She reports that the lines of people waiting for food and clothing are getting longer and including more and more young people. Nancy explains that as the weather gets warmer, some families "put out" children they cannot afford to support. Please pray for these families and young people!
· We are also seeking donations of peanut butter on the weekend of April 14 & 15. Your contributions will go to the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty. Please leave donations in the marked basket in the back of the church.
Good News!
We had two wonderful Coffee House gatherings after the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses on March 18. Thanks to Christine Ferguson, Mary Lee Gannon, Melissa Johnson, Mary Humphrey and Sharon Doherty for the fine food and beautiful flowers!
Focus On . . . The Hope for Haiti Committee
Easter is our great holiday of hope. It is a wonderful time to bring hope to those in need. The Hope for Haiti Committee facilitates St. Scholastica Parish's financial support of students at Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti, and offers events and materials to increase our understanding of Haiti and our solidarity with the needy children of Haiti. Our activities include a Christmas gift project for Good Samaritans School, sale of Haitian craft items, guest speakers and educational articles for the parish bulletin. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. New members and new ideas are always welcome! Contact Maureen O'Brien at: hopeforhaiti@saintscholastica.com.

WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING
The Welcome Committee will meet Tuesday, April 10th in the Pastoral Center at 7:00 pm.  Any parishioners interested in this ministry are invited to attend.  Call Mary Scanlon, 412-781-6550 with any questions. 

SAVE THE DATE
May 27, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Squaw Valley Park; the combined Appalachia Fun Run and Parish Picnic! Please join us for food, the Fun Run to support CYM's Appalachia Mission Trip, bingo, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and much more.

BOY SCOUT ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
The month of April marks the Boy Scout's annual "Scouting for Food" drive. Over 130,000 people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area will benefit from this drive - many of them children. This year CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations before and after all masses starting April 15th. Please be generous by bringing canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities to mass. The Scouts will be on hand to collect donations on April 15th. Boxes for collection will be available after mass for the remaining masses in April. Donations will be distributed to local food pantries. If you have questions, please contact Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 8TH
Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35
Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33/Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41/Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10/Lk 24:13-35
Thursday: Acts 3:11-26/Lk 24:35-48
Friday: Acts 4:1-12/Jn 21:1-14
Saturday: Acts 4:13-21/Mk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31

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 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

PARISH APPRECIATION BRUNCH
The annual Parish Appreciation Brunch for parish volunteers and staff will be held next Sunday, April 15th at 12:30 pm at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Kindly RSVP to Kathy Jerich by Monday. Her e-mail address is cjerich@comcast.net.

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.

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

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of Easter,  April 7
   8:30 pm  Denise Donnelly (Family)
       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

Monday, Monday within the Octave of Easter, April 9
   8:30 am Birthday, Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)

Tuesday, Tuesday within the Octave of Easter, April 10
   8:30 am Margaret Weis (Dr. George & Donna Wehrle)

Wednesday, Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, April 11
    8:30 am Robert Marsico (Scanlon Family)

Thursday, Thursday within the Octave of Easter,  April 12
   8:30 am Birthday, Harry L. Gimber (Daughters)

Friday, Friday within the Octave of Easter, April 13
    8:30 am Joanne D. Vey (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey)

Saturday, Saturday within the Octave of Easter, April 14
    9:00 am Virginia Robertshaw (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the 2nd Sunday of Easter,  April 14
    5:00 pm Edward & Ruth Sierzega (Bonessa Family)
        Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 15
   7:30 am Frances Maher (Maher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am Emma & Edna Kent (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
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