June 3, 2012


MOST HOLY TRINITY
     In the armed forces commissioned officers derives their authority directly from a sovereign power. They have command authority because of the commission that they have received. By virtue of their commission they exercise both responsibility for and control of those under their command. "Commission" can refer both to the granting of duties as well as the actual execution of those duties (although we often only think of the latter in a negative way as in the "commission" of a crime).
     The Gospel for this weekend comes from the very end of St. Matthew's Gospel. It is often described as the "Great Commission." After his resurrection, Jesus gathers his disciples on a mountain in Galilee. He gives them a commission. They are to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that he has commanded. That is the word that Jesus uses in this passage from Matthew: to teach what he has commanded. Like a commissioned officer in the armed forces, the commission of a follower of Jesus is derived from a sovereign power, except that in this case, it is the ultimate sovereign power-the Son of God.
     The Gospel command is not limited to eleven fishermen standing on a Galilean hillside. The Gospels remains in force today. The commission applies to us as well. And since this commission is given in the context of Matthew's Gospel, it is important to recall that part of what Jesus commanded was the care of our brothers and sisters. Matthew's Gospel contains the story that reminds us that the Son of Man is seen in the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the ill, and the imprisoned. And it is he who commands us to be attentive to them. A commissioned officer is ultimately responsible to the commander-in-chief. In our case, that means that we are ultimately responsible to Christ.
                                                           ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

DID YOU KNOW…?  MEANING AND THE HOMILY 


     The homily is one way of understanding the Scripture passages of the day. But it is only one way. There are probably as many ways to reflect on the meaning of the day's Scripture as there are preachers. Usually you can tell after a sentence or two whether the homilist has worked really hard to prepare the homily. His task is to study the history and background of the readings and then try to connect that to the needs of the assembly. If you were to see the many homily resources that are available, the variety would become very obvious. Is what the preacher says his opinion? Certainly.  Perhaps more importantly is the fact that each and every one of us are supposed to listen to the word and then ask the question, "What do these readings say to me?  What would I talk about if I were giving the homily?" Perhaps the greatest task at any Mass is listening. How well am I listening? Do I listen only to judge the effectiveness of the preacher, or do I ask how God's word is trying to move my heart? 


CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
      Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message and your appreciation of how the Church reaches out through time and across nations and cultures? Join us this summer for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a ten-part video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style. The series was filmed in more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries and is hosted by Fr. Robert Barron.
     We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center from June 6 to August 15 (no meeting on July 4).  Each session will begin with some refreshments and social time after morning Mass, followed by an episode from the series and about half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish.
     There is no need to commit to the whole series! Although watching all of the episodes is ideal, you can benefit from any of them. Come when you can. There is no fee or registration, although donations will be accepted to cover costs. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at: andybechman@saintscholastica.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.
Help Needed!
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of adult chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Hand from July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon.
· Nancy Heil urgently requests donations of new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. Backpacks and duffel bags are also needed. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule.
· Nancy also urgently requests donations of: peanut butter (especially) and jelly and canned fruit. Other items that are still needed include: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, and 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 . . . Music Ministry
Music Ministers are adults and teens who enhance the quality of prayer and worship at our liturgies by leading the assembly in song and by encouraging full participation. Opportunities include: cantor, the 9 a.m. Contemporary Choir, the 11 a.m. SATB Choir, and instrumentalists. If you are interested in music ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at 412-781-0186, ext. 17 or by e-mail: music@saintscholastica.com.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
     The Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome!

SOUNDS LIKE A MINER'S CHRISTMAS SONG
     On the 25th of May in 1936, an assistant priest at St. Scholastica was named "vicar econome," or administrator, of the parish. This able man remained until 1941 and sponsored the formation of the Aquinas Guild. He would later become the first pastor of St. Maurice Parish, the first auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, and the first bishop (and later archbishop) of Miami. Do you know his name?
     You can find out in our parish history! Published in 2008, it is now available at a special summer sale price of $5. Copies are available from the parish office. We urge you to take some summer reading time to get acquainted with our forebears at St. Scholastica.

OUTDOOR MEN'S RETREAT
     The Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh and The King's Men of Philadelphia are sponsoring a retreat for men called "Into the Wild" at Raccoon Creek State Park from June 14 – 17, 2012. This experiential weekend features fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, archery, and faith presented in a masculine modality. No experience is necessary and space is limited. "Into the Wild" is excellent for single or married men as well as fathers and sons. More information is available at www.intothewildweekend.com or call Damian Wargo at 215-906-8878 or Jim Zern at 412-818-3226. A 15% discount is being given with the mention of this bulletin announcement. Financial aid is also available based on need.

CDTCA NEWS
     · CDTCA's 7th and 8th graders participated in the English Festival at Duquesne University with 450 other students.  We are proud to announce that CDTCA had three winners at the festival: Ariana Burns for her writing portfolio and Katie Kiszka and Veronica Manning for their Art Portfolio.  Congratulations to them and their teacher, Mrs. Sue Wood.
     · CDTCA had five students travel to Penn State for the State Finals of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.  Matthew Pilewski, Veronica Manning and Laurel Hettinger were awarded 1st place.  Katie Kiszka and Hannah Pignoli were awarded 2nd place.  Congratulations to them and to their teacher, Mrs. Christine Salvi.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 3, 2012
Sunday:  Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Rom 8:14-17/Mt 28:16-20
Monday:  2 Pt 1:2-7/Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday:  2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18/Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday:  2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12/Mk 12:18-27
Thursday:  2 Tm 2:8-15/Mk 12:28-34
Friday:  2 Tm 3:10-17/Mk 12:35-37
Saturday:  2 Tm 4:1-8/Mk 12:38-44
Next Sunday:  Ex 24:3-8/Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Tri-State Orthopaedics for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

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 here on our website. 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!

RUMMAGE SALE
     Huge indoor rummage sale June 15th and 16th at Aquinas Academy, 2308 West Hardies Rd. Gibsonia. Doors open to all at 8am. High quality yet low prices!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Most Holy Trinity,  June 2
   5:00 pm  Marion Borosa (Scanlon Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Most Holy Trinity,  June 3
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Manley Family (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  George Peter Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday,  weekday, June 4
   8:30 am  Florence & Ed Fairley (Kathleen Piper)

Tuesday, St. Boniface, bishop & martyr, June 5
   8:30 am  Birthday, Joan Grace Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)

Wednesday, weekday, June 6
   8:30 am  Lucille Domzal (Domzal Family)

Thursday, weekday,  June 7
   8:30 am  Living & Deceased Members of the Ziegler Families (Family) 

Friday, weekday, June 8
    8:30 am Birthday, Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, weekday,  June 9
   9:00 am  Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ,  June 9
   5:00 pm  Ronald Alvino (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ,  June 10
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert  Duch
   11:00 am  Anniv., George & Catherine Paulick (Paulick 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                                                                           

May 27, 2012


PENTECOST SUNDAY
     When you speak to men and women who have served in the armed forces, one of the things that they often value about their service is the camaraderie that they shared. Those who have been in combat talk about the trust they place in fellow members of their unit, and how important it is to them that they know that someone has always got their back. When that trust breaks down, when another soldier doesn't think that he or she can count on someone else, the ability of the unit to get the job done is at risk. Commanding officers recognize the importance of unit cohesion, as they call it, and part of regular training is to develop and maintain that spirit among those who serve. That spirit, that sense of camaraderie, is always something that many members of the service say they miss when they return to civilian life.
     On Pentecost we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, and upon us! This Spirit of God fills us at our baptism, is confirmed in us at our confirmation, and is nourished and renewed every time we receive the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. This Spirit energizes us for our work in the world of spreading the good news of Christ. As Jesus tells us in today's Gospel, we will testify because we have been given the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father.
     The gift of the Holy Spirit is what develops our "unit cohesion" as the body of Christ in this world. The Spirit unites us with Christians everywhere in one communion of love, so that we can complete our mission of bringing others to Christ. That task is so important and so demanding that we cannot do it alone. The Spirit binds us together in a community of faith so that we can be strong in this work. In the Spirit, we can do it!
                                                                   ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

PARISH PICNIC THIS SUNDAY
     Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012, 2:30-4:00 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, starts at 12:30 pm and food will be served at 2:00 pm. Parishioners, please bring side dishes in disposable containers. See you there!

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
     The Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome!

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message and your appreciation of how the Church reaches out through time and across nations and cultures? Join us this summer for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a ten-part video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style. The series was filmed in more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries and is hosted by Fr. Robert Barron.
     We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center from June 6 to August 15 (no meeting on July 4). Each session will begin with some refreshments and social time after morning Mass, followed by an episode from the series and about half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish.
     There is no need to commit to the whole series! Although watching all of the episodes is ideal, you can benefit from any of them. Come when you can. There is no fee or registration, although donations will be accepted to cover costs. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY THANKS
     Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 am mass has concluded for the season. Thanks to the many children who got closer to God's word by participating, the families who sent them, and our liturgists: Chrissy Albert, Andy Bechman, Jennifer Beggs, Jamie Dillon, Natalie Gillespie, Sue Goodwin, Allison Nedrow, Jennifer Perkins, and Melissa Scheffler. Interested in volunteering? Contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com. We will resume in September.

STEWARDSHIP
     Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of adult chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Hand from July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon.
· Nancy Heil urgently requests donations of new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. Backpacks and duffel bags are also needed. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule.
· Nancy also urgently requests donations of: peanut butter (especially) and jelly and canned fruit. Other items that are still needed include: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, and 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 . . . the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
"Would you like to express your faith in a tangible manner?" asks Guy Tumolo. "There are times when a fellow human being needs some support to deal with financial problems. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is there to help emotionally and financially." Men and women of the Society provide assistance (food, clothing, etc.) to people in need. They also visit parishioners at home, hospitals, and nursing homes. Funds are raised through the voluntary contributions of the faithful to the "poor boxes" located at the doors of the church. To learn more or join, contact Carol Paulick at: stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

SOUNDS LIKE A MINER'S CHRISTMAS SONG
     On the 25th of May in 1936, an assistant priest at St. Scholastica was named "vicar econome," or administrator, of the parish. This able man remained until 1941 and sponsored the formation of the Aquinas Guild. He would later become the first pastor of St. Maurice Parish, the first auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, and the first bishop (and later archbishop) of Miami. Do you know his name?
     You can find out in our parish history! Published in 2008, it is now available at a special summer sale price of $5. Copies are available from the parish office. We urge you to take some summer reading time to get acquainted with our forebears at St. Scholastica.

OUTDOOR MEN'S RETREAT
The Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh and The King's Men of Philadelphia are sponsoring a retreat for men called "Into the Wild" at Raccoon Creek State Park from June 14-17, 2012. This experiential weekend features fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, archery, and faith presented in a masculine modality. No experience is necessary and space is limited. "Into the Wild" is excellent for single or married men as well as fathers and sons. More information is available at www.intothewildweekend.com or call Damian Wargo at 215-906-8878 or Jim Zern at 412-818-3226. A 15% discount is being given with the mention of this bulletin announcement. Financial aid is also available based on need.

CDTCA NEWS
· Congratulations to the class of 2012 of Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.  Graduation will be held for our 19 graduates on Tuesday evening, May 29th at a special 7:00 pm Liturgy.  Following the Liturgy, there will be a reception for the graduates in the Pastoral Center.
· The last day of classes for the year for all students will be Friday, June 1st.
· Registration for next year is now in process.  Think of giving your children the best gift you can ever give them...the gift of a Catholic Education.  Please call the school office for information.  Financial aid is available.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 27TH
Sunday:   Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/ Rom 8:22-27/ Jn       7:37-39
                 Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/ Ez 37:1-14/ Jl 3:1-5/ Rom 8:22-27/ Jn 7:37-39
                 Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25/ Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15
Monday:  1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday:1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday:1 Pt 1:18-25/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/Lk 1:39-56
Friday:1 Pt 4:7-13/Mk 11:11-26
Saturday:Jude 17, 20b-25/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday:Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Rom 8:14-17/Mt 28:16-20

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Tri-State Orthopaedics for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

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 our website here.  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!

RUMMAGE SALE
Huge indoor rummage sale June 15th and 16th at Aquinas Academy, 2308 West Hardies Rd., Gibsonia. Doors open to all at 8 am. High quality yet low prices!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost,  May 26
   5:00 pm  John Gregorczyk (Carol & Vince Alvino)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost, May 27
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Delfina Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Sal Patitucci)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Donald Parker (Karen Staley)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday,  weekday, May 28
   9:00 am  Daniel S. Gombos (Dan & Theresa Gombos)

Tuesday, weekday, May 29
   8:30 am  Msgr. Donald Kraus (St. Scholastica Parish)
   7:00 pm  Graduation for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy

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

Thursday, weekday,  May 31
   8:30 am  Robert Charles Styslinger (Jane & Joe Curlee) 

Friday, St. Justin, martyr, June 1
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Saturday, weekday, June 2
   9:00 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Vigil of the Most Holy Trinity,  June 2
   5:00 pm  Marion Borosa (Scanlon Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Most Holy Trinity,  June 3
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Manley Family (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  George Peter Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)
       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                                                                 

May 20, 2012

7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
   All of us have friends. Some are mere acquaintances, people whom we casually know through work or the neighborhood, with whom we get along and can have fun at the company picnic or local block party. Then there is that closer circle of friends: people we may invite to a party, or folks with whom we golf or get together with for some other activity. Finally, there are our closest friends, the two or three individuals in whom we confide almost everything about our lives. If you are on Facebook, you may have a hundred of the first kind. Some of those you may barely know because they are really friends of friends. On the other hand, your closest friends may not be friends on your Facebook account at all.
   In the Gospel today, Jesus prays for his disciples at the Last Supper. He had just washed their feet and had finished speaking to them about the fellowship that was theirs through the gift of the Holy Spirit. He spoke about his disciples not as servants, but as his friends. And now he prays for them. In his prayer, Jesus asks his Father in heaven to protect his followers, to guard them and to keep them safe. Jesus prays that they may be united as one, just as the Father and he are one. At the Last Supper, this prayer of Jesus is a moment of deep and abiding intimacy with his disciples, bringing them to the Father in prayer.
   The prayer of Jesus for his friends raises the issue of our own experience of friendship. In what ways do we value the friendship and intimacy of those who are close to us? God has placed these individuals in our lives and has given us the opportunity to enjoy some deep relationships. This might be the time to give thanks to God for friendship, and to pray for those who are our friends.
                                                      ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

SECOND COLLECTION THIS  WEEK
The proceeds of this collection will go to four causes: the Catholic Relief Services, the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, the Church in Latin America and the Church in Africa.  Your donations will assist immigration services and resettlement, support seminaries and pastoral centers and fund evangelization programs, youth ministry and support our brothers and sisters in Africa who struggle with AIDS and extreme poverty and rapid population growth.  Thank you for your generosity.

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, starts at 12:30 pm and food will be served at 2:00 pm. Parishioners, please bring side dishes in disposable containers. See you there!

GENESIS
Many thanks to all the parishioners who were so generous with the Genesis Collection.  You gave a total of $701.00.  The money will be a great help in promoting support and programs for young pregnant women.

RESPECT LIFE
There will be a Respect Life meeting on Tuesday evening, May 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  We will be discussing the Ministry of Praise, Conscience Rights, Fall Programs and a Blood Drive.  All are welcome to attend.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
This is the last weekend this spring for the Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 am Mass. We will resume the Children's Liturgy in the fall.

FOCUS ON. . . RCIA
Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, St. Scholastica Parish welcomes adults and older children into the Catholic Church. The RCIA is intended for people who have never been baptized, for Christians who have been baptized in another denomination but would like to become Catholics, and for baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith and have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Church or in helping others to enter. Contact Andy Bechman at (412) 781-0186, ext. 18, or by email: rcia@saintscholastica.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!
· The success of our Religious Education Program relies heavily on our volunteer catechists and small group leaders. For the upcoming academic year we hope to assign a teaching "pair" to every grade level. If you would be interested or would like more information please join our Director of Religious Education, Jamie Dillon and our Program Manager, Gina Musser, in the Ministry Center on Monday, May 21st from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. We will explain our program and answer any questions that you may have. We welcome young adults, adults and seniors!
· We are looking for a pickup truck to haul tables from the gym to Squaw Valley Park before and after the parish picnic on Sunday, May 27. We have volunteers that will load the vehicle. The truck will be needed at around 10:30 am and again at around 4:00 pm for the return trip. Please contact Boo Benckart at boobenckart@saintscholastica.comif you can help.
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of adult chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Hand from July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon.
· Nancy Heil urgently requests donations of new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. Backpacks and duffel bags are also needed. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule.
· Nancy also urgently requests donations of: peanut butter (especially) and jelly and canned fruit. Other items that are still needed include: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, and 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.
· We are also seeking donations of rice this weekend. 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.

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!

PARISH DIRECTORY
If you would not like your address and/or telephone number included in this year's directory, please notify the Parish Office at 412-781-0186 ext. 10 by Friday, May 25th.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
   Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message and your appreciation of how the Church reaches out through time and across nations and cultures? Join us this summer for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a ten-part video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style. It was filmed in more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries and is hosted by Fr. Robert Barron.
   We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center from June 6 to August 15 (no meeting on July 4). Each session will begin with some refreshments and social time after morning Mass, followed by an episode from the series and about half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish.
   There is no need to commit to the whole series! Although watching all of the episodes is ideal, you can benefit from any of them. Come when you can. There is no fee or registration, although donations will be accepted to cover costs. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eugene Kaczynski (father of Nancy Pollock), Elijah Straw (son of Tom and Jen Straw brother of Rowan) & Dr. Howard Mitchell Sr. (father of Bryant and Wendy Mitchell).

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 20TH
Sunday:  Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26/1 Jn 4:11-16/Jn 17:11b-19
Monday:  Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday:  Acts 20:17-27/Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday:  Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday:  Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday:Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or  Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25/Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

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

MARIAN SERVICE
May is the traditional month to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  We invite you to come to a service in honor of Mary this Monday evening, May 21st at 7:30 pm.  This service will be evening prayer with psalms, readings, hymns and a short reflection.  Please join us and bring a friend.

Q&A CORNER
Q. Does chewing gum break the fast before Communion?
A. If you look in canon law or in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there is no mention of chewing gum. I guess it does not rate the attention of the universal church! The church requires us to fast for one hour before we receive the Eucharist. Basically, we are to refrain from food and drink, not including water or medicine. There are also exceptions for people who are ill. Overall, the fast is intended for us to prepare ourselves to receive the Eucharist and, in some small way, to hunger literally as well as spiritually for what we are about to receive.
   Chewing gum, while not really food, does at least break the spirit of the fast. Besides that, it is a distraction and rude. What do you do with the gum when it is time to receive Communion? People have actually come to the altar chewing away, oblivious to what they were doing or who they were receiving. At best, it is distracting and irreverent. At worst, it adds a barrier to giving our best to receiving God's best.   
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MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the 7th Sunday of Easter,  May 19
   5:00 pm  Harriet Lynch (Jim & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 7th Sunday of Easter, May 20
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Paul Wessell (Mr. & Mrs. Regis E. Wessell)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 21
   8:30 am  Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 22
   8:30 am  Lillian Allison (Dr. Paul & Sally Ineich)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 23
   8:30 am  Charles Lang (Family)

Thursday, Easter Weekday,  May 24
   8:30 am  Margaret Weis (Jim & Susie Ryan) 

Friday, Easter Weekday,  May 25
   8:30 am  William Ladley (Marjorie Ladley)

Saturday, St. Philip Neri, priest,  May 26
   9:00 am  Louis Certo (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost,  May 26
   5:00 pm  John Gregorczyk (Carol & Vince Alvino)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost, May 27
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Delfina Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Sal Patitucci)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Donald Parker (Karen Staley)
       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                                                                                                 

May 13, 2012


6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
   Over the years, some of our secular celebrations have taken on immense importance. Mother's Day is one of those. Card makers and florists reap a huge benefit because of this day. Many restaurants offer special meal opportunities. Even some Major League Baseball teams conduct special promotions tied to the day. And many children go to church with their mothers to thank God and to pray with and for them. It is a day of celebration for many, honoring the women who brought them into the world.
   It just happens that today's Gospel is absolutely perfect for today's secular feast. Like Jesus, what mother would not say to her children, "Love one another as I love you"? Jesus' words to his disciples were spoken at the Last Supper as they gathered around the table after he washed their feet--an example of humble service that he gave to all his followers. His words were a lasting legacy to his disciples, expressing his desire for how they should treat one another. A mother could easily ask the same of her own children.
   Mothers know how their children can act. Sometimes they are perfect angels. At other times is seems like they are ready to tear a brother or sister to bits. In managing a household, a mother will often work to get cooperation from her children by encouraging them to care for one another. Jesus asks the same of those who follow him. We are not always ready to love one another. Sometimes we treat other people in the worst of ways. But like a mother, Jesus keeps calling us back to care for our brothers and sisters, to treat them with respect, to recognize that we all have one common Father who is the God who created us. On Mother's Day, so many children put aside differences to get along "for mom." Jesus expects us to love one another all the time.
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SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
The proceeds of this collection will go to four causes: the Catholic Relief Services, the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, the Church in Latin America and the Church in Africa.  Your donations will assist immigration services and resettlement, support seminaries and pastoral centers and fund evangelization programs, youth ministry and support our brothers and sisters in Africa who struggle with AIDS and extreme poverty and rapid population growth.  Thank you for your generosity.

ALTAR FLOWERS
This weekend's altar flowers are placed in honor of Charles & Martha Flynn and Dan & Helen Gallagher by the Gallagher Family.

SAVE THE DATE
Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012! NEW TIME--12:30-4:00pm, 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, starts at 12:30 pm and food will be served at 2:00 pm. Parishioners, please bring side dishes in disposable containers. See you there!

GENESIS OF PITTSBURGH
"Tag Day" Collection – to be held May 12th and 13th. Genesis is a nonprofit social service agency dedicated to providing assistance to young girls and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Thank you for your support.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses  this Sunday, May 13th. 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.

HEKIMA PLACE
There is a benefit concert for Hekima Place that is being performed by Anne Martindale Williams, the principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm at the Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 229 Center Avenue.  Tickets are $75 per person.  Please support this wonderful effort!

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.
Help Needed!
· The success of our Religious Education Program relies heavily on our volunteer catechists and small group leaders. For the upcoming academic year we hope to assign a teaching "pair" to every grade level. If you would be interested or would like more information please join our Director of Religious Education, Jamie Dillon and our Program Manager, Gina Musser, in the Ministry Center on Monday, May 21st from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. We will explain our program and answer any questions that you may have. We welcome young adults, adults and seniors! Please note that the time for this meeting has changed since last week's bulletin.
· We are looking for a pickup truck to haul tables from the gym to Squaw Valley Park before and after the parish picnic on Sunday, May 27. We have volunteers who will load the vehicle. The truck will be needed at around 10:30 am and again at around 4:00 pm for the return trip. Please contact Boo Benckart at boobenckart@saintscholastica.com if you can help.
· Our Catholic Youth Ministry is in need of adult chaperones and drivers for the middle-school Camp Helping Handfrom July 11-13. Please contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.
· Nancy Heil urgently requests donations of new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. Backpacks and duffel bags are also needed. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule.
· Nancy also urgently requests donations of: peanut butter (especially) and jelly and canned fruit. Other items that are still needed include: fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, and 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.
· We are also seeking donations of rice on the weekend of May 19 & 20. 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.

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!

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

TAKE TIME FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
   Perhaps this late spring and summer you can take some extra time for spiritual growth. Here are some opportunities available in the Pittsburgh area. 
   Martina Spiritual Renewal Center in West View is offering a Novena to the Holy Spirit from May 18-27 at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. The novena observances begin at 7 pm each evening from May 18-25 and at 4 pm on Saturday, May 26. The format includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a reading and talk (by presiders such as Fr. Joseph Freedy, Fr. Ben Vaghetto, Fr. Thomas Miller, and Bishop Waltersheid), and Benediction. For more information, call 412-931-9766.
   St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center is offering a silent retreat from Monday, June 11 to Sunday, June 17, with an opportunity for a directed retreat for up to eight participants. In addition, private retreats of one to several days are available within that time. To register, contact the retreat center at 412-381-7676.
   Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, PA, is offering a conference retreat called "Awakening Consciousness: Exploring Traditional Spirituality and Modern Scientific Insights," presented by Jan Novotka from June 24-29. VMESC is also offering a directed retreat from June 17-24. For information, go to www.villaprograms.org or call 724-964-8886.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 13TH
Sunday:  Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17
Monday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17
Tuesday:  Acts 16:22-34/Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22--18:1/Jn 16:12-15
Thursday: Acts 18:1-8/Jn 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18/Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28/Jn 16:23b-28
Next Sunday:   Ascension: Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23 or 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13/Mk 16:15-20
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REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eugene Kaczynski (father of Nancy Pollock), Elijah Straw (son of Tom and Jen Straw and  brother of Rowan) & Dr. Howard Mitchell Sr. (father of Bryant and Wendy Mitchell).

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd. for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

AFGHANISTAN'S WOMEN BEAT HUNGER
   Khaire Nesa, a 38-year-old Afghan woman, speaks softly as she pulls up the sleeve of her young daughter. There's a mixture of pride and hopefulness on her face as she points to the baby's arm. The arm is not plump, but it's not bony either. "Now I can buy more food. My children have gained weight."
   Khaire can buy more food for her six children because she joined a women's self-help group supported by Catholic Relief Services.  In her remote village, Khaire's group began by raising chickens and selling eggs, but soon took on a larger venture. "There's no bakery in Chaghcharan," says Khaire, so the women's group decided to make one.  CRS provided two ovens housed in a domed, mud-wall hut, along with flour, cooking oil, baking powder and raisins. "We used it all up in 10 days," Khaire smiles.  After giving out free samples, the bakery quickly got an order to provide 800 pounds of baked goods every week to the local police.
   The $8-a-week profit each woman takes home goes a long way in the impoverished town.  "Three years ago we didn't have enough money for the children and house. We used to eat mainly tea and bread," says Khaire. "Now that I'm part of the self-help group, we can eat rice, yogurt, and meat."   
    Please support our special collection for Catholic Relief Services on the weekend of May 19-20 to make stories like this possible in nearly 100 countries all around the world!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the 6th Sunday of Easter,  May 12
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 6th Sunday of Easter, May 13
   7:30 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Celia Mancini (Children)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Joseph Clarke)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Matthias, apostle, May 14
   8:30 am  Mary Certo (Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 15
   8:30 am  Mary Teresa Auray (Robert Auray Jr.)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 16
   8:30 am  Angela & Antoinette Basilone (Dr. Robert & Annette Pasqual)

Thursday, Ascension of the Lord,  May 17
   8:30 am  Marion Borosa (Betty Metrovich)
   7:00 pm  Regis Obringer (Dr. Ronald D'Altorio) 

Friday, Easter Weekday,  May 18
   8:30 am  Mary Catherine Cavanaugh (James & Vicki Cavanaugh)

Saturday, Easter Weekday,  May 19
   9:00 am  Birthday, Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the 7th Sunday of Easter, May 19
   5:00 pm  Harriet Lynch (Jim & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 7th Sunday of Easter, May 20
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Paul Wessell (Mr. & Mrs. Regis E. Wessell)
       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                                                                         

May 6, 2012


5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
   Most of the grape pruning takes place during the winter, after the harvest has been brought in and before the first bud break in the spring. While most of us home gardeners are afraid to cut back the vines to an appropriate degree, skilled pruners have no such hesitation. As vineyards proliferate across the country, we are growing more accustomed to seeing the headless stumps of grape vines standing three or four feet above the ground. As the new shoots sprout out, vine tenders will take to the fields to judiciously cut away excessive growth. As the season continues, they will even pull off individual leaves to ensure that the strength and vigor of the vine goes to producing the best fruit. Everything that has been cut away is gathered up and burned to ensure that insects and disease do not find their way to the healthy plants.
   The description that Jesus offers in today's Gospel is not much different from what happens in vineyards today. In his day, that same thing was happening, and so when he described the connection that exists between the believer and himself, his hearers knew exactly what he meant. While we easily understand that a branch must remain connected to bear fruit, most of us are far removed from the regular practice of viniculture. We don't have the instant comprehension of how necessary it is for the vines to be pruned and cut back. Cutting back is so essential, that without it vines will eventually grow wild and produce almost nothing.
   Lent was the season in which we were to get our spiritual life in order, to prune ourselves a bit by reigning in our desires and not letting things get out of hand. We are now a month after Easter. It might be a good time to reflect back on those Lenten resolutions and see if any of them are still working. Prayer and almsgiving are always in season.
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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-12:30-4:00pm, 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!

YOUTH MINISTRY
Youth Ministry is selling handmade (by our youth) birdhouses after all the masses this weekend.  All proceeds go towards our Appalachia Mission Trip.

HELP WANTED
The success of our Religious Education Program relies heavily on our volunteer catechists and small group leaders.  For the upcoming academic year we hope to assign a teaching "pair" to every grade level.  If you would be interested or would like more information, please join our Director of Religious Education, Jamie Dillon, and our Program Manager, Gina Musser, in the Ministry Center on Tuesday, May 22nd from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  We will explain our program and answer any questions that you may have.  We welcome young adults, adults and seniors!

GENESIS OF PITTSBURGH
"Tag Day" Collection – to be held May 12th and 13th. Genesis is a nonprofit social service agency dedicated to providing assistance to young girls and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. This annual collection not only provides Genesis with a funding source but also allows us to inform your parishioners of our purpose and familiarize them with our works and services. Thank you for your support.

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

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses next weekend, Sunday, May 13th. 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
   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 at: jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.
· 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 prayersfor the people whom she and her coworkers serve.
Good News!
We collected twenty jars of peanut butter on the weekend of April 15 for the food pantry at East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty. Thanks to all who donated!
Focus On . . . the Respect Life Committee
The Respect Life Committee meets monthly, serving the parish through education, projects and services on issues relating to the sanctity of human life. An annual bus is sponsored to the January March for Life in Washington, D.C. The committee cooperates with the Diocesan Social Awareness Office and is part of a Pro-Life Cluster of local churches. If you would like to join in our work, please contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: respectlife@saintscholastica.com.

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!

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

THE ANSWER MIGHT JUST BUBBLE UP
On the last day of May in 1915, an assistant priest at Holy Rosary in Homewood was appointed as St. Scholastica Parish's third pastor. He would become our longest-serving pastor. Do you know his name? And in which June did the first class graduate from St. Scholastica School? We urge you to take some summer reading time to get acquainted with our forebears at St. Scholastica. Our centennial history book is now available at a discount price of $5. You may purchase a copy in the parish office or order it online at our website, www.saintscholastica.com.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 6TH
Sunday:   Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8
Monday:   Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday:   Acts 14:19-28/Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday:   Acts 15:1-6/Jn 15:1-8
Thursday:   Acts 15:7-21/Jn 15:9-11
Friday:   Acts 15:22-31/Jn 15:12-17
Saturday:   Acts 16:1-10/Jn 15:18-21
Next Sunday:  Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17

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 souls of Robert Styslinger, (son of Ann Styslinger), Pierre Jalbert (uncle of Ronald Jalbert), Sharon Neal (sister of Barbara Michaels) and Eugene E. Pochapsky, (father of Eugene Pochapsky).

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Dr. Robert L. 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 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

Monday, Easter Weekday , May 7
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Dolores Rueger)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 8
    8:30 am  Thomas Tuladzieck (John & Marlene Yasinsky)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 9
    8:30 am  Birthday, Kevin Scanlon (Scanlon Family)

Thursday, Easter Weekday, May 10
    8:30 am  Anniv., Victor Nicholas (Mary Ann Nicholas)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 11
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 12
   9:00 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Vigil of the 6th Sunday of Easter, May 12
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, 6th Sunday of Easter, May 13
   7:30 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Celia Mancini (Children)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Joseph Clarke)
       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