July 1, 2012 Bulletin


13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     Liberty and freedom are words that that carry significant meaning. In the past year and a half we've seen those words bandied about in a myriad of contexts. Across the Arab world young and old, men and women, have all used those two words to talk about their hopes and desires for their countries. In the United States, bishops speak about liberty in reference to the right to be free from government regulations in the practice of one's faith. In China, the words are often used in an economic context, while having little to do with other aspects of society, especially as far as politics is concerned.
     While freedom may be a concept debated by officials, for many individuals it is a concrete desire. For some people, freedom comes down to the very practical day-to-day experiences of being free from hunger, being free from oppressive labor conditions, or being free from illness. The woman with the hemorrhages in this weekend's Gospel was longing to be freed from her illness, something that she had endured for a dozen years. Freedom, for her, meant that she would no longer carry the burden of a debilitating sickness.
     A quick review of our country's involvement in the events of the Arab Spring show just how difficult it is to have any effect on the liberty of another if we are not the proximate oppressor. In the same way, we cannot easily remove the burdens of illness, homelessness, or unemployment from those around us who may suffer from these troubles. What we can do is stand with them, and offer them our support and love. In the Gospel, people from the synagogue official's house told him to give up on a cure because his daughter was dead. But Jesus told him, "Do not be afraid; just have faith." Those are words that we can use as well, as long as we are willing to support and console those who are held bound by suffering.
                                                        ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
     Everyone is encouraged to participate in the U.S. Bishops' Fortnight for Freedom by praying for religious liberty, learning about this issue and displaying gratitude for this our first, most cherished freedom.  Let us keep the flame of religious liberty burning brightly this Independence Day.  Visit http://www.diopitt.org/ for additional resources and information.

ST. SCHOLASTICA BLOOD DRIVE
     Our summer blood drive will be Sunday morning, July 29th. The residents of the Pittsburgh area are the beneficiaries of a first-rate healthcare system that relies on an adequate blood supply.  Central Blood Bank supplies blood, blood products and transfusion related services to approximately 40 hospitals in Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.  Our Parish has been dedicated to helping supply blood for these health needs.  A core of faithful donors come regularly but some have circumstances where they can no longer donate.  We need new donors.  Would you please consider filling this need?  Call 412-781-6550 to sign up.

CDTCA NEWS
     Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy's office will be closed the month of July. The office will reopen on Monday, August 6, 2012.  Registration is still open for most grades. Call the school for more details or to schedule a tour 412.781.7927.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RESOURCES
     The controversy that has arisen regarding the decision of the Department of Health and Human Services not to exempt many Catholic institutions from its mandate that health insurance plans provide contraceptive services deserves serious attention. Here are some resources for people who would like to sort it out.
     The U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty express their objection to the mandate in the document "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty." This statement and other resources can be found at the bishops' website here: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/.
     The journal Commonweal, published by lay Catholics and leaning liberal, has devoted a recent issue to perspectives on the controversy. They are available at: http://commonwealmagazine.org/bishops-religious-liberty.
     Boston College's "Church in the 21st Century" initiative includes a webcast archive. "Is Religious Liberty Under Threat in America?" is a recent addition. This 44 minute panel discussion took place on April 18, and is balanced and reasoned, although some background from the sources above may be helpful first. To find the video, go to http://www.bc.edu/church21/  and click "C21 Webcasts on Demand" in the menu on the top left. When you reach the archive, look under "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition."

YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER CALENDAR
     July 6th:  Pirate Game! $21 per person infield seats and Clemente Jersey! RSVP by June 30 to Jamie Dillon.
     July 11th -13th: Camp Helping Hand (Community Service for Middle School Students) RSVP by July 1.
     July 22nd: A Night of Praise and Worship Epiphany Church. Families welcome. Mass with Bishop Waltersheid at 5:00 pm. Dinner at 6:00 followed by a concert presented by Spirit and Song. RSVP by July 14th.
     July 30th: Sandcastle Water Park $20 per person. RSVP by July 22nd: All teens welcome.

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's ministry to homeless people urgently requires men's casual pants and jeans, sizes 30-34, and men's walking shoes of any type, sizes 11½ to 15.  There is an urgent need for new or used bed pillows or throw pillows.  The ministry also still needs new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases.  These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule.
· Nancy also especially requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve. In particular, this week she asks that you pray for Nelson, whose drug addiction not long ago led him to the edge of suicide. He is recovering, has a job, and is taking up again the Catholic faith of his childhood, and considering pursuing Confirmation. Please pray also for Forrest, a 21-year-old man who is attending school and would dearly love to find a job.
· Even as we welcome the summertime, it's not too early to think ahead to the fall. We would like to continue the success of our religious education program by forming teams of teachers for each grade in order to spark creativity and share the work. In order to do so, we need catechists in all grades. We have a particular need for catechists for fifth grade on Sunday or Tuesday evening, and for small group leaders for grades six, seven and eight. Please consider taking this step in order to build our church for the future! Please contact Jamie Dillon during July.
Good News!
Nancy Heil has asked the Stewardship Corner to convey how grateful she is for the generosity of our people in response to her appeals. She says that the connection between St. Scholastica and her work has been very effective and helpful. New people have been coming over to ask her questions and to become more involved in the work. "This is how we grow together and become a community," Nancy says, "We see each other doing good and we all feel good about it." Thanks to all who have taken any part, however large or small!
Focus on. . . The Committee for Persons with Disabilities
This committee works to ensure that all persons can participate fully in the liturgy and activities of the Church. The Committee works closely with the Diocesan Department for Persons with Disabilities and provides support, information and resources for people with any type of disability. We also coordinate a special annual Mass which gives the parish an opportunity to welcome persons with a disability. To help advance this work, contact Ann Scanlon at: advocate@saintscholastica.com.

PROTECTION OF ALL GOD'S CHILDREN
     (Because of the sad news of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children, as well as the abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I gave the following homily on the weekend of June 23rd and 24th.).                                                     
     There has been gloom and sadness on our land these past few months because of sexual abuse of children. This past Friday evening John Sandusky was found guilty by a jury of his peers of 45 counts of sexual abuse of children. Also, last Friday in Philadelphia another jury convicted Msgr. William Lynn of child endangerment because when he was secretary of clergy, he ignored credible warning signs about a priest who later sexually assaulted a ten year old altar boy. You may have heard recent reports from New York city about abuse of children in the tightly knit community of orthodox Jews. Sadly, there have been too many disturbing reports of the abuse of children in recent years in Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and other faith communities, as well as in the Boy Scouts, in sports teams and schools throughout our country.  Sadly, many times sexual and physical abuse occurs within the intimacy of the family, as well as within the circle of trusted relatives and friends.
     Right after the jury delivered its 45 counts against Jerry Sandusky, our state's Attorney General, Linda Kelly, spoke to the crowd gathered outside the courthouse: she said: "One of the recurring themes in this case was, 'Who would believe a kid?' The answer is: we here in Bellefont would believe a kid."                                            
     All these news stories brought back for me painful memories from almost 25 years ago. In January 1988 I was appointed pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon. I was to be pastor there for 20 years until I came here to St. Scholastica four years ago. Within several months of my becoming pastor at St. Thomas More, a grand jury in the Spring of 1988 issued criminal indictments against several priests of our diocese. One of them, Fr. Robert Wolk, was the previous pastor of St. Thomas More Parish.
     You can well imagine the chaos when all the media descended upon the parish and school. No one was prepared for this! There was much pain, shock, anger, finger pointing and questions. Ultimately it raised the question of trust - can parishioners trust their priests . . .their bishop? I was grateful to our bishop at that time, Bishop Donald Wuerl, that within a few weeks he came to preside at the Sunday Masses and meet with the parishioners.
     After many months the parish re-stabilized, Robert Wolk went to prison, but life in the parish and larger community would never be the same.                  
     Here are some points I would like to make:
     First, as I read new accounts about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I had to agree with that jury that there was a gross failure of leadership on the part of the Cardinal Archbishops of the Archdiocese. This was in contrast to the leadership exhibited by Bishop Wuerl of our diocese. In fact, there is a well-publicized report of an event that happened over 20 years ago. At that time Bishop Wuerl suspended a priest who was accused of sexual abuse of minors. This priest had appealed to Rome and the Vatican Court ordered Bishop Wuerl to re-instate the suspended priest. Bishop Wuerl immediately went to Rome to confront this Vatican Court. Ultimately and thankfully, the Vatican Court reversed its decision.
     Bishop Wuerl was one of the first bishops to establish the policy that once a "credible accusation" was brought against a priest, that priest could not function as a priest until the matter was resolved. Bishop Wuerl knew it was very important that people be able to trust their priests. So all priests went through background checks and no priest was permitted to be on assignment if there were any credible accusations made against him.
     In 2002 the National Conference of Catholic Bishops enacted the "Charter to Protect God's Children". Under this Charter there were mandates that all priests, staff and parishioners involved in ministries and organizations had to be vetted with background checks and workshops dealing with the issues of child abuse. So it is my responsibility as pastor to make sure that all staff and parishioners involved on parish life be in compliance with the Charter to Protect God's children. I assure that this is the case.  All of us adults are called to be guardians, protectors and good shepherds to all our children.
     Today is the celebration of the birth of St. John the Baptist. In our first reading from Isaiah we heard: "The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb He gave me my name." This is true of all children whom the Lord calls from birth and names as holy and beloved.
     We all delight in our children as they grow, thrive and prosper. Today, we rededicate ourselves to protect and shelter our children because they are holy to God- and precious gifts that we shall ever cherish.                  
                                      Fr. Kenneth White - Pastor St. Scholastica

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 1ST
Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24/2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15/Mk 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43
Monday: Am 2:6-10, 13-16/Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Eph 2:19-22/Jn 20:24-29
Wednesday: Am 5:14-15, 21-24/Mt 8:28-34
Thursday: Am 7:10-17/Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12/Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Am 9:11-15/Mt 9:14-17
Next Sunday: Ez 2:2-5/2 Cor 12:7-10/Mk 6:1-6a

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Beer Nutz Bottle Shoppe & Grille in Fox Chapel for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

BINGO
On Sunday, July 8th, a free spaghetti with meat sauce dinner will be given for each paid admission to the Madonna of Jerusalem Bingo.  Bingo is held each Sunday at the John Paul I Pastoral Center, 9th and Clay Streets, Sharpsburg.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Early birds begin at 6:45 p.m.  A $1,000 must-go jackpot is given away each Sunday.  Come and enjoy an evening of fun and good food!!!

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
We will take a holiday break from our video series Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith this week. The series resumes on Wednesday, July 11th, at 9:15 a.m. in the Pastoral Center.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Blawnox).  The workshop will be held in the St. Edward's Church Social Hall.  Please call Marilyn Welsh at 412-828-4066 to register.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 1
   5:00 pm  Mary C. & Frank X. Larkin, Sr. (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 1
   7:30 am  Dan Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
    9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Samuel Pace (Angela Kamin & Marie Pace)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday,  weekday, July 2
   8:30 am  David Janicik (Mary Janicik)

Tuesday, St. Thomas, apostle, July 3
   8:30 am For the Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Linda Clouse (Samuel & Elizabeth Valletta)

Wednesday, weekday, July 4
   9:00 am  Anniv., Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn)

Thursday, weekday, July 5
   8:30 am  Alfonso Lopardo (Antonietta Costa & Family) 

Friday, weekday, July 6
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday,  July 7
   9:00 am  Helen Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 7
   5:00 pm  Ann Gregorczyk (Carol & Vince Alvino)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 8
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am Deceased Members of the Beggy Family (Mariclare Beggy)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Eugene Becker (Patty & Ron Hopkinson)
       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: http://www.saintscholastica.com/
Parish Office:  Monday-Thursday 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
http://www.cdtca.org/
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                                                                                                                  

June 24, 2012


NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
     When politicians decide whether to enter a race for office, one thing that they take into account is name recognition. It is generally pretty easy to win an election for school board or town supervisor without everyone knowing you because there is little competition for those posts. But entering a statewide race such as one for governor or senator requires that the candidate be readily recognizable to voters either through previous service in public office or through a high-profile career. A person has to have "made a name for himself" as the saying goes. It also doesn't hurt to be a name dropper along the campaign trail. Republicans will wrap themselves in the mantle of Ronald Reagan or Abraham Lincoln, while Democrats will lift up Franklin D. Roosevelt.
     As we celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist this weekend we hear the story of his naming. The tradition of passing a name on in the family was much stronger in the Near East than it is in present day America. A string of names helped identify a person's tribe as well as his relationship within the group. When Elizabeth and Zechariah wanted to give their child the name "John," their neighbors and relatives immediately pointed out that none of their other relatives had that name.
     In Luke's Gospel, what happens to John precedes-and in some ways foretells-what will happen to Jesus. There is the announcement of a miraculous conception. There is some hesitation on the part of the husband. A name is given to each child by an angel. There is a prediction of what this child will be. The fact that John's name (as well as Jesus') was divinely selected points to a greater reality at work. God has something to do with the direction of these lives. We, who carry the name Christian, should also recognize that God has something to do with the direction of our lives as well.
                                                                 ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

PRAYER OF ST. IGNATIUS
Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understand, 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.

ALTAR FLOWERS
     Our apologies to the Gallagher Family; last week's Altar flowers were placed in memory of Charles & Martha Flynn and Dan & Helen Gallagher by the Gallagher Family.

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION THIS  WEEKEND
     This weekend there is a second collection for Peter's Pence. Your offerings give our Holy Father the opportunity to extend material support to the Body of Christ throughout the world. Your gift will help strengthen dioceses, religious orders, and struggling communities of faith. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
This summer we are showing 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. This week's episode concerns Mary, the Mother of God.
     We meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center until August 15th (no meeting on July 4).
     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.

YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER CALENDAR
June 24th-30th: Appalachia Mission Trip
June 30th: YOUTH MASS 5:00 pm.
July 6th: Pirate Game! $21 per person infield seats and Clemente Jersey! RSVP by June 30 to Jamie Dillon.
July 11th-13th: Camp Helping Hand (Community Service for Middle School Students) RSVP by July 1.
July 22nd: A Night of Praise and Worship Epiphany Church. Families welcome. Mass with Bishop Waltersheid at 5:00 pm. Dinner at 6:00 followed by a concert presented by Spirit and Song. RSVP by July 14th.
July 30th: Sandcastle Water Park $20 per person. RSVP by July 22nd: All teens welcome.

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!
     · Even as we welcome the summertime, it's not too early to think ahead to the fall. We would like to continue the success of our religious education program by forming teams of teachers for each grade in order to spark creativity and share the work. In order to do so, we need catechists in all grades. We have a particular need for catechists for fifth grade on Sunday or Tuesday evening, and for small group leaders for grades six, seven and eight. Please consider taking this step in order to build our church for the future! Please contact Jamie Dillon during July.
     · Nancy Heil's ministry to homeless people urgently requires casual pants and jeans, sizes 30-34, and walking shoes of any type, sizes 11½ to 15. The ministry also still needs new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases, backpacks and duffel bags. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule. Nancy always requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve.
     · Nancy also requests donations of canned fruit. Other food items that are still needed include: crackers with cheese or peanut butter, fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars,chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration, and peanut butter and jelly. The food will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh.
Good News!
     Seventy three teens and adults from our parish are in Elkview, WV this week on our Appalachian mission trip. They will repair and paint houses for people who cannot afford to pay for such work. They will also sing and pray together, share meals and experiences and in all of these things learn the meaning of Christian mission and community. Please pray for their health and safety, and that the week may bring all of the participants closer to the Lord, to each other, and to the people they serve.
Focus On...Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
     These parishioners distribute Holy Communion at weekend masses, holyday masses and daily mass. Some of the ministers take communion to homebound parishioners and parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. If you are an active Catholic and you feel you may be called to this ministry, please contact Fr. Ken.

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
     Catholic Fortnight for Freedom. Bishop Zubik joins his brother Bishops in asking the faithful of our diocese to pray for religious liberty, to learn about this issue and display publicly our gratitude for the blessing of religious freedom which, as Pope Benedict XVI has reminded us, is "our first and most cherished liberty." Window signs showing support for Religious Liberty are included in this
week's Pittsburgh Catholic. Everyone is encouraged to place the sign in a window at home to keep the flame of religious liberty burning brightly. Visit http://www.diopitt.org/ for additional resources and information.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE?
     If your relationship has grown cold and distant, if you are separated or thinking about separation or divorce -- We believe that Retrouvaille (French for Rediscovery) can help.
     Retrouvaille is designed to help hurting couples mend and heal their brokenness. For confidential information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on July 13, 2012, contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434 or e-mail 3041@retrouvaille.org. More information is available at http://www.helpourmarriage.com/

EUCHARISTIC FESTIVAL OF PRAISE WITH BISHOP ZUBIK
We are blessed this year to have three Priestly Ordinations in our diocese! In preparation and to support the men being ordained, Bishop Zubik welcomes you to join him at the Festival of Praise at St. Paul Seminary on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 pm. Bishop Zubik will be presiding and preaching, seminarians will be providing music, and there is a reception following. All are welcome to join us to celebrate the Church Alive! No RSVP needed. For more info contact jfreedy@diopitt.org.

BLOOD DRIVE
There will be a Blood Drive at St. Scholastica's on Sunday, July 29th. Please save the date.  Central Blood Bank has a new program and our Church can receive $1500 for one of our charities if we have enough donors. Please keep the date free for donating for the St. Scholastica Drive.

CONGRATULATIONS
We congratulate these parents on the baptism of their children this past Sunday: Jeffrey and Eva George on the baptism of their daughter Olivia Maria; Conard and Connie Mattox on the baptism of their son, Conard Blount.

CDTCA NEWS
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy's office will be closed the month of July. The office will reopen on Monday, August 6, 2012.  Registration is still open for most grades. Call the school for more details or to schedule a tour 412.781.7927.

THANK YOU
We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Vacation Bible School such a big success!

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 24, 2012
Sunday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10/1 Pt 1:8-12/Lk 1:5-17
               Day:  Is 49:1-6/Acts 13:22-26/Lk 1:57-66, 80
Monday:   2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18/Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday:  2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36/Mt 7:6, 12-14
Wednesday:  2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3/Mt 7:15-20
Thursday:  2 Kgs 24:8-17/Mt 7:21-29
Friday:  Vigil: Acts 3:1-10/Gal 1:11-20/Jn 21:15-19
              Day: Acts 12:1-11/2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18/Mt 16:13-19
Saturday: Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19/Mt 8:5-17
Next Sunday:Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24/2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15/Mk 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Beer Nutz Bottle Shoppe & Grille in Fox Chapelfor continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RESOURCES
     The controversy that has arisen regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' decision not to exempt many Catholic institutions from its mandate that health insurance plans provide contraceptive services deserves serious attention. Here are some resources for people who would like to sort it out.
     The U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty express their objection to the mandate in the document "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty." This statement and other resources can be found at the bishops' website here: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/.
     The journal Commonweal, published by lay Catholics and leaning liberal, has devoted a recent issue to perspectives on the controversy. They are available at: http://commonwealmagazine.org/bishops-religious-liberty.
     Boston College's "Church in the 21st Century" initiative includes a webcast archive. "Is Religious Liberty Under Threat in America?" is a recent addition. This 44 minute panel discussion took place on April 18, and is balanced and reasoned, although some background from the sources above may be helpful first. To find the video, go to http://www.bc.edu/church21/ and click "C21 Webcasts on Demand" in the menu on the top left. When you reach the archive, look under "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition."

IN SYMPATHY
Our prayers and sympathy are with Laura Scotty because of the death of her son, Robert Dudas, who died this past weekend.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist,  June 23
   5:00 pm  Kevin Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist,  June 24
   7:30 am Frank Curcio (wife & children)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am  John & Ellen Horan (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday,  weekday, June 25
   8:30 am  Robert C. Styslinger (Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Block)

Tuesday, weekday, June 26
   8:30 am  Ruth Streiff (Kathy Nedrow)

Wednesday, weekday, June 27
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Thursday, St. Irenaeus, Bishop,  June 28
   8:30 am  Mary Lou Brickner (Bill & Jean Eckert) 

Friday, Sts. Peter & Paul, apostles, June 29
   8:30 am  G. Terry Horne (Family)

Saturday, weekday,  June 30
   9:00 am  Robert Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 1
   5:00 pm  Mary C. & Frank X. Larkin, Sr. (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 1
   7:30 am  Dan Gallagher (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Samuel Pace (Angela Kamin & Marie Pace)
       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-Thursday 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                                                          
                                                                

June 17, 2012


11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     Growing season is in full swing in most of the country. And while my uncle in the Florida panhandle will regale us northerners with enticing stories of picking fresh tomatoes for the past two months, most gardeners are only now seeing the earliest fruits of their labors come to pass: spinach, asparagus, and lettuce. Spinach and lettuce tolerate the cool weather of spring, but a good bed of asparagus takes years to develop. Patience is rewarded with a harvest of crunchy stalks whose flavor surpasses that of any store-bought produce. Aside from corn, beans, and peas-vegetables whose seeds we actually eat-most seeds are tiny specks that belie the immense growth that is contained in their potential.
     It is no wonder then that Jesus would use the image of a sprouting seed to describe the kingdom of God. After his death and resurrection, a few followers began spreading the good news about this man who offered salvation. The message sprouted in small communities around the Mediterranean and those adherents to the Way soon began to attract others. Even in the midst of bitter persecution the followers of Christ would refuse to abandon their faith. Like a stubborn, persistent plant, the believers refused to give up. The kingdom would continue to grow.
     Even though the message of Jesus is two thousand years old, the kingdom of God still has a lot of room for growth. Like any plant, it needs to be nurtured, watered, and fertilized. That is our work as men and women who believe in Christ. We have to act on the teachings of Jesus in our lives each day. But also like any plant, it is God who gives the growth. We should not be so presumptuous as to think that if we just care for enough poor or preach enough sermons or teach enough children, that the kingdom of God will come about. It will come to fulfillment, but in God's good time.
                                                     ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

ALTAR FLOWERS
     This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Charles & Martha Flynn and Dan & Eileen Gallagher by the Gallagher family.

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND
     There will be a second collection next weekend for Peter's Pence.  This collection is for the Holy Father's charitable works throughout the world and also to support the Vatican's institutions.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
     This summer we are showing 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. This week's episode concerns the mystery of God.
     We meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center until August 15 (no meeting on July 4).
     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.

YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER CALENDAR
     June 18th: Hunger Games Bible Parallels 8:00-9:30 pm on the Ministry Center Lawn (High School Students)  This popular series is filled with themes of Christian living. Come and explore!
     June 24th-30th: Appalachia Mission Trip
     June 30th: YOUTH MASS 5:00 pm.
     July 6th: Pirate Game! $21 per person, infield seats and Clemente Jersey! RSVP by June 30.
     July 11th -13th: Camp Helping Hand (Middle School Students) RSVP by July 1.
     July 22nd: A Night of Praise and Worship at Epiphany Church. Families welcome. Mass with Bishop Waltersheid at 5:00 pm. Dinner at 6:00 followed by a concert presented by Spirit and Song. RSVP by July 14th.
     July 30th: Sandcastle Water Park $20 per person. RSVP by July 22nd: All teens welcome.
     And lastly: Our Appalachia Mission Trip begins this week! Please keep us in your prayers!

REST IN PEACE
     Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bernice Gimber.

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.
· Even as we welcome the summertime, it's not too early to think ahead to the fall. We would like to continue the success of our religious education program by forming teams of teachers for each grade in order to spark creativity and share the work. In order to do so, we need catechists in all grades. We have a particular need for catechists for fifth grade on Sunday or Tuesday evening, and for small group leaders for grades six, seven and eight. Please consider taking this step in order to build our church for the future! Please contact Jamie Dillon.
· Nancy Heil's ministry to homeless people urgently requires casual pants and jeans, sizes 30-34, and men's walking shoes of any type, sizes 11½ to 15. The ministry also still needs new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases, backpacks and duffel bags. These items may be placed in the marked bins in the church vestibule. Nancy always requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve.
· Nancy also requests donations of canned fruit. Other food items that are still needed include: crackers with cheese or peanut butter, fruit cups, pudding cups, breakfast bars, chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration, and peanut butter and jelly. The food will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh.
Good News!
     It is good news that so many in our parish community continue to generously contribute a variety of goods to the ministry to homeless persons. When we meet the needs of the poor, we act as the living hands of Christ in the world today. We fulfill our mission as a parish to "continue the work of Christ together"! Thanks to all who have given!
     We collected about 26 pounds of rice products during May for the food pantry of East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty. Thanks to all who contributed!

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
     The U.S. Bishops have announced a two-week effort of prayer, study, catechesis and public action to emphasize both our Catholic and American heritage of religious liberty. Bishop Zubik is asking the faithful of our diocese to pray for religious liberty, to learn about this issue and to display publicly our gratitude for the blessing of religious freedom which, as Pope Benedict XVI has reminded us, is "our first and most cherished liberty".  This "Fortnight for Freedom runs from June 21st - July 4th. 
· On Monday, June 18th at 7:30 pm the Diocese will sponsor a lecture entitled "Catholic Foundations of Religious Liberty" presented by Dr. Michel Therrien at the Bishop McDowell Auditorium, St. Paul Seminary, Noblestown Road.  All are welcome.
· Window signs, showing support for Religious Liberty are included in this week's Pittsburgh Catholic.  Everyone is encouraged to place the sign in a window at home to keep the flame of religious liberty burning brightly.  Bishop Zubik will begin our diocesan "Fortnight for Freedom with Mass at St. Mary of Mercy downtown on Friday, June 22nd at noon.  All are welcome.  Visit www.diopitt.org for more information.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE?
     If your relationship has grown cold and distant, if you are separated or thinking about separation or divorce -- We believe that Retrouvaille (French for Rediscovery) can help.
     Retrouvaille is designed to help hurting couples mend and heal their brokenness. For confidential information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on July 13, 2012, contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434 or e-mail 3041@retrouvaille.org. More information is available at www.helpourmarriage.com

DID YOU KNOW? The Sign at the Gospel
When the Presider begins the Gospel proclamation he says, "A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark. Then all of us make a small sign of the cross with our right thumb or finger on our forehead, our lips, and our heart. There is a silent prayer that goes with that blessing: "May the Lord be in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts." As we listen to the Gospel we ask the Lord that we may not just hear the word with our ears, but that we may make that word something we understand ourselves, something that we share with others, and something that touches the deepest core of our being.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 17, 2012
Sunday: Ez 17:22-24/2 Cor 5:6-10/Mk 4:26-34
Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16/Mt 5:38-42
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29/Mt 5:43-48
Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 /Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Sir 48:1-14/Mt 6:7-15
Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20/Mt 6:19-23
Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25/Mt 6:24-34
Next Sunday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10/1 Pt 1:8-12/Lk 1:5-17
  Day: Is 49:1-6/Acts 13:22-26/Lk 1:57-66, 80

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Beer Nutz Bottle Shoppe & Grille in Fox Chapel for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

ROCK - A - THON EVENT
     Little Sister of the Poor will once again have a Rock a Thon event this July.  Sister Judith, Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor, invites you to join them during their 140 year celebration of serving the elderly of Pittsburgh for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday July 28, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm as they host their annual Rock-A-Thon at their Home along 1028 Benton Avenue , Brighton Heights . Similar to a walk-a-thon where walkers solicit donations for each mile walked, all Rockers will solicit sponsors for specified increments of rocking chair rocking.
     Rockers of all ages are welcome. The funds raised from this event will be used to help purchase a much needed handicapped accessible van for the transportation of their elderly poor residents to appointments and social outings. For additional information, to register as a Rock-A-Thon participant or to sponsor a rocker please contact Kathleen Bowser at (412) 307-1268 or adevpittsburgh@littlesistersofthepoor.org or visit www.littlesistersofthepoorpittsburgh.org.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses this Sunday, June 17th. 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.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  June 16
   5:00 pm Elizabeth Greb (Jim & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  June 17
   7:30 am  William H. Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, June 18
   8:30 am  Anniv., Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Tuesday, weekday, June 19
   8:30 am  Regis Obringer (Dr. Ronald D'Altorio)

Wednesday, weekday, June 20
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Mr. & Mrs. G.K. Hilton)

Thursday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga,  June 21
   8:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. James A. Cush Sr. (son, Dan Cush) 

Friday, weekday, June 22
    8:30 am  James A. Cush Jr. (brother, Dan Cush)

Saturday, weekday,  June 23
    9:00 am  Anniv., Clementine Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist,  June 23
   5:00 pm  Kevin Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
 Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist,  June 24
   7:30 am  Frank Curcio (wife & children)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  John & Ellen Horan (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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-Thursday 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                                                          

June 10, 2012 Bulletin


MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST
     For centuries, blood has been perceived as the life force in humans. While most of us garnered a rudimentary understanding of the way blood functions during high school science classes, the complexity of what blood does as it courses through our bodies is lost to most of us. We do know that heavy bleeding is bad, and the loss of too much blood can be fatal. Our bodies need blood. But we can willingly part with some blood with little consequence to our health (aside from maybe a brief feeling of wooziness) when we donate blood to a local blood bank.
     In his death on the cross, Christ made the ultimate donation of blood. He shed his blood and gave his life for our salvation. When Jesus hands the cup to his disciples at the Last Supper, he says to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many" (Mk 14:24). These words of the Lord are repeated at every Mass, reminding us that it is more than wine in the chalice we take up, and more than bread in the host we consume. Christ gives his flesh as real food, and his blood as real drink.
     As we celebrate this solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, and the deep mystery that exists in that sacrament of Christ's gift to us, we realize that we are weak human beings as we stand before the power of God. In receiving the body and blood of Christ we are renewed, nourished, and healed. Like a blood transfusion for an ailing individual, the sacrament of Christ's body and blood gives us strength for our daily lives. Fortified by Christ, we can no longer be anemic in our faith. Rather, with the full vigor that comes from regularly sharing in the Eucharist we live out our lives as Christians filled with love for God and neighbor.
                                                                  ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

ALTAR FLOWERS
     This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Joe M. Bercik Sr., Helen K. Bercik and Joe M. Bercik Jr. by the Bercik family.

LA ROCHE COLLEGE
     La Roche College, a private, nonprofit Catholic, co-educational institution in Pittsburgh's North Hills, invites high-school sophomores and juniors to its Open House on Saturday, July 14, to explore campus and educational opportunities.  Named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" for several years, La Roche offers 50-plus majors!  The registration/ complimentary continental breakfast is scheduled from 8:30 am - 9:15 am.  College President, Sister Candace Introcaso presents at 9:15 am, followed by Admissions, a campus tour, major/department/financial aid information sessions and a complimentary lunch.  The event concludes by 12:30 pm.  Register at www.laroche.edu or call 1-800-838-4LRC or 412-536-1272 to register.  Questions?  admissions@LaRoche.edu or 412-536-1272.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Masses next weekend, Sunday, June 17th. 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.

FOCUS ON…ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     This ministry seeks to promote our growth as a Catholic Christian community by reflecting together on our faith and how we practice it. Adult education at St. Scholastica includes Bible studies, Baptism preparation for parents, support for adults leading the Children's Liturgy of the Word, and print and online resources. We also maintain a parish library. If you would like to form a book club, discussion group, prayer or support group, or organize a group retreat, contact Andy Bechman at (412) 781-0186, ext. 18, or by email: adultfaith@saintscholastica.com.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Louise Brickner.

 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 here.
Good News!
The participants in this year's mission trip to Appalachia organized our parish picnic on May 27 along with the Fun Run benefit for the trip. Thanks to all who worked on the picnic and run and to all parishioners who participated in the events!
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.
· Even as we welcome the summertime, it's not too early to think ahead to the fall. We would like to continue the success of our religious education program by forming teams of teachers for each grade in order to spark creativity and share the work. In order to do so, we need catechists in all grades. We have a particular need for catechists for fifth grade on Sunday or Tuesday evening, and for small group leaders for grades six, seven and eight. Please consider taking this step in order to build our church for the future!  Please contact Jamie Dillon.
· Nancy Heil urgently requests donations of canned fruit. Other items that are still needed include: peanut butter and jelly, 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 also 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 always requests prayers for the people whom she and her coworkers serve.

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.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES CONTINUES
     This summer we are showing 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. This week's episode concerns the teachings of Jesus.
     We meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center until 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 our reactions and thoughts.
     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.

PARISH OFFICE
     The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays beginning the week of June 10, 2012.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 10, 2012
Sunday:  Ex 24:3-8/Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
Monday: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3/Mt 5:1-12
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 17:7-16/Mt 5:13-16
Wednesday: 1 Kgs 18:20-39/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 1 Kgs 18:41-46/Mt 5:20-26
Friday: Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9/Eph 3:8-12, 14-19/Jn 19:31-37
Saturday: 1 Kgs 19:19-21/Lk 2:41-51
Next Sunday:  Ez 17:22-24/2 Cor 5:6-10/Mk 4:26-34

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Gentilcore Jewelers in Fox Chapel for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

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!

DID YOU KNOW?  THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
The Creed, or Profession of Faith, is a way for all of us to respond to God's word. We renew our faith by professing the age-old words of belief. It probably makes sense that this catalog of beliefs is reserved for special celebrations when there is an emphasis on our faith. It is surely preferable that the statement be spoken and not sung. The Creed is a theological statement not a poetic one. (For that reason it could be compared to setting the telephone directory to music—possible but not very effective.) Other litany-style settings of the Creed or questions from the Holy Saturday Liturgy of Baptism are certainly appropriate replacements. A response such as "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" allows a strong congregational response—without the necessity of a missalette.

MASS INTENTIONS:
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

Monday,  St. Barnabas, apostle, June 11
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Tuesday, weekday, June 12
   8:30 am  Jane Thompson (Lynn Grove)

Wednesday, St. Anthony of Padua, priest & doctor, June 13
   8:30 am  Helen Minshull (Peggy Blume)

Thursday, weekday,  June 14
   8:30 am  Sharon L. Neal (Tom & Peggy Donley) 

Friday, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 15
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Len & Mary Ann Labriola)

Saturday, Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  June 16
   9:00 am  Bobby Marsico (Marsico Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  June 16
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Greb (Jim & Karyn Lynch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  June 17
   7:30 am  William H. Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & 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-Thursday 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