July 29, 2012



17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     When I was growing up, fishing vacations were the norm. These were always "guy" trips in which my father took my brother and me along with my grandpa and great uncle to a cabin in northern Wisconsin. There were two places we would frequent, usually alternating from year to year. Both had good rivers with flowages that were created by dams originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the years of the Great Depression. On those trips, my grandfather would tell stories about how difficult the Depression days were. He would always include anecdotes about people who had to fish every day in lakes, ponds, and rivers just to be able to eat. Grandpa would always end those stories with a line like, "You had better fish today as though that is all you're going to have to eat." It was his effort to spur us on to bring in a good catch.
     If only the fishing of my youth had been as easy as the miracle in this weekend's Gospel. Here was enough fish to feed five thousand, all because a boy had two of them in a basket along with five barley loaves. Sitting in a boat with my line in the water, and the bobber floating and hook dangling, I could only imagine what it would be like to have so many fish.
     Wishing for miracles does not make them happen. We will be reading from John's Gospel until the end of August and, as we will hear in the weeks to come, the work of Jesus is much more than giving people enough bread and fish to eat. Even in these difficult economic times, we may not have to fish as if that is all we will have to eat today. But we must accomplish the work of God, which, as we will find out next week, involves bringing others to faith. Maybe we do have to go fishing, but not for fish!
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TODAY: ST. SCHOLASTICA BLOOD DRIVE & HAITI STUDENT BENEFIT      
     Even if you didn't sign up, please stop by between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm this Sunday to donate blood in the Pastoral Center.  If we receive at least 30 units of blood donations at each of our drives in the coming year, the Blood Bank will contribute $500 to help support our parish's sponsored students at Good Samaritans School in Haiti.  Please consider being a donor and give the gift of life!

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION
     The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  This year's celebration will begin with mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm (note time change).  Bishop Zubik will be the celebrant.  A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral.
     If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2012 and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than August 5th, 2012.

"KEEP SMILING" HAPPY HOUR
     Our "Keep Smiling" Happy Hour has health benefits!  When you enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and the sounds of "Night Star" on Aug. 1st, you'll also benefit the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center that provides free dental care to our neighbors who don't have insurance.  Join us from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Barcelona at Rivers Edge, 4616 Allegheny Boulevard, Verona 15147.  Space is limited, so call to get your tickets at $75 each, 412-456-6950.

OLD GLASSES & HEARING AIDS
     Probably most of us have old glasses that we haven't used for many years.  We usually put them in a drawer somewhere and forget them.  In the vestibule of the church, you will see a small wooden yellow box.  Please bring your old glasses and hearing aids and put them in that yellow box so they can be refurbished an used by others.  Thank you.

APPEAL FOR NEW CHOIR MEMBERS
     Why not consider joining either the 9:00 am Contemporary Choir or the 11:00 am SATB Choir?  Now is the time to act!  Both choirs are open to adults and teens.  No audition.  Contact Sr. Pat this week! patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com or 412-781-0186 x17.

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 requires bath towels and washcloths, men's casual pants and jeans, and men's short pants in any size. Clean pots and pans will go to people in poverty who are trying to get started living in apartments. Comforter sets in all sizes except King will also help these persons and families. Nancy also requests donations of crackers, packets of chicken and tuna that do not need refrigeration, and McDonald's gift certificates (the $5 booklets of paper certificates, please; not plastic gift cards). These items may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule. Please do not leave donations in cardboard boxes (they are too bulky); clean plastic garbage bags are fine. Also, please do not leave donations on the porches or steps of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you!
· Nancy always requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve, especially this week for a couple with a newborn baby who are living under a bridge downtown.
Good News!
Nancy continues to be grateful for the parish's renewed support of her work with poor people through the Stewardship Corner. She says, "There was a great response this week. It helps a lot! It is wonderful that a connection is growing between people in the parish and people without homes. The more we close that gap, the closer we get to a time when fewer people are homeless."
Focus On . . . Ministers of the Word
Adult and teen Lectors proclaim the Scriptures at our liturgies. If you would like to explore this ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: lectors@saintscholastica.com.

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

THE PRIESTHOOD IS GRAYING
     There was an article in the Post-Gazette on July 18th that featured Msgr. Gerald Ryan of NYC. Msgr. Ryan is 92 and has been at St. Luke's Parish in NYC for 46 years of his almost 70 years as a priest. This article documented the fact that the average age of priest is rising. The average age of Roman Catholic priests in the United States rose to 63 in 2009 from 35 in 1970!!  This statistic comes from a recent study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
     This past June three young deacons were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The number of seminarians has risen in recent years but there are many more priests retiring and dying than are being replaced. Diocesan statistics also show the number of practicing Catholics in our diocese is shrinking and many of our parishes are "under water" financially. With fewer priests and fewer practicing Catholics and financially strapped parishes it is evident that major changes will affect all our parishes. No longer will it be possible for every parish to have its own priest. This process has already begun with the merging of parishes and pastors appointed to oversee several parishes.
     So pray for vocations to the priesthood and encourage young men you know to be open to God's call to the priesthood. Pray also for our Bishop, David, all our priests and Parish Pastoral Councils for wisdom and discernment in planning for the future of our diocese and parishes. Fr. Ken

ATTENTION BUSINESS LEADERS & OWNERS
     Why give the State of Pennsylvania your money when you can give a donation to Saint Scholastica or Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy!
     Did you know that if you pay any of the state taxes listed below, you are eligible to make a gift to Saint Scholastica Parish or CDTCA without it costing you anything out of your pocket?
· Corporate Net Income Tax
· Capital Stock and Franchise Tax
· Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
· Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
· Insurance Premium Tax
· Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
     You can divert these taxes to a Pre-K - 12 scholarship organization and get at least 90% tax credit for your gift.  By the way, existing federal charitable deductions apply, making it a dollar-for-dollar gift in most cases.  Please contact Chrissy Morton in the finance office at 412-781-0186 x24 for more information.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 29TH
Sunday:  2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15
Monday:  Jer 13:1-11/Mt 13:31-35
Tuesday:  Jer 14:17-22/Mt 13:36-43
Wednesday:  Jer 15:10, 16-21/Mt 13:44-46
Thursday:  Jer 18:1-6/Mt 13:47-53
Friday:  Jer 26:1-9/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday:  Jer 26:11-16, 24/Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15/Eph 4:17, 20-24/Jn 6:24-35

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Sheerer Law in Sharpsburg for their support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

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.
     We meet this week on Wednesday morning, August 1st, from 9:15 am to 10:45 am in the Pastoral Center (we start with some social time at 9:00 am). This week's episode is titled "A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints."
     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.

DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT
     An exhibit of artifacts from Israel called "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times" is on tour in the United States. The exhibit is now open at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia until October 14. It will show at the Cincinnati Museum Center from November 16 to April 14, 2013.
     According to promotional materials, the exhibit "features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls." Along with some of the scrolls, the objects included in the exhibit span the Biblical to Byzantine periods, and include "religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics."
     For more information visit the websites of the Franklin Institute at http://www.fi.edu/scrolls/ and the Cincinnati Museum Center at http://www.cincymuseum.org/dead-sea-scrolls.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 28
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 29
   7:30 am  Esterina  Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Werries-Hudak Families
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Bernadette McMahon (Patricia Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday,  weekday, July 30
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Teresa Siwicki)

Tuesday, St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, July 31
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Patty McAuliffe)

Wednesday, St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop & doctor, August 1
   8:30 am  Regis Obringer (Todd & Gina Orkwis)

Thursday, weekday, August 2
   8:30 am  Guiseppe Lopardo (Antonietta Costa & Family)

Friday, weekday, August 3
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, St. John Vianney, priest,  August 4
   9:00 am  Rosa Currieri (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  August 4
   5:00 pm  Regis Obringer (Ludmilla Strittmatter)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 5
   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  Francis P. Clifford (Wife)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat. 9:00 a.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Harmar: T, Th, 8:00 a.m.; W, 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O'Hara: M,T, Th, F, 9:00 a.m.; W, 7:00 p.m.
St. Juan Diego (Madonna) Sharpsburg: M, W, Th, F, 7:30 a.m.; T, 6:30 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                                                                             

July 22, 2012


16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     With Labor Day just six weeks away we are in the middle of summer vacation time for most school systems. Some folks plan a significant trip for vacation, traveling some distance to visit relatives or see sights or take in events. Others work out a number of "staycation" activities that include day trips to places like the zoo, the museum, a local beach, or a nearby hiking trail. Statistics tell us that Americans work nearly 180 hours more a year than employees in many other countries. While the US labor force is at the top in productivity per employee, we are not substantially ahead of the workforce in some places with more liberal vacation policies.
     This weekend's Gospel offers the same dilemma that most business owners face. The disciples reported back to Jesus what they had accomplished. He recognized their need for some quiet and rest. But they could not get away from the crowds who were continually after them. It's like the company that launches a new product or service that suddenly becomes a massive hit. The entrepreneur is faced with the problem of how quickly to expand while not over-extending the company in the market and at the same time providing for the legitimate needs of the partners and employees.
     If you will, the Christian "franchise" faces some of the same problems in the world today. There is rapid expansion in some places (Africa, Asia, South America) while there is still a need to maintain "business" operations in the original markets (Europe, North America). At the same time we want to put out a quality product-if we can even talk about the message of Christ in that way. You see how the analogy breaks down very quickly. But Jesus knew that his followers needed some quiet each day to be able to show his love to others. Prayer and reflection are essential if we are ever going to be "productive" Christians.
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ST. SCHOLASTICA BLOOD DRIVE 
     Our summer blood drive will benefit Haiti students and will be Sunday morning, July 29th, 8:00 am -1:00 pm. We need both "new" and "old" donors from our parish. The summer is an important time to donate, as many student donors are away from school and not able to contribute. Central Blood Bank supplies blood, blood products and transfusion related services to approximately 40 hospitals in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. If we receive at least 30 units of blood donations at each of our drives in the coming year, the Blood Bank will contribute $500 to help support our parish's sponsored students at Good Samaritans School in Haiti. Please consider being a donor! Call 412-781-6550 to sign up.

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION
     The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  This year's celebration will begin with mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm (note time change).  Bishop Zubik will be the celebrant.  A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral.
     If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2012 and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than August 5th, 2012.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the souls of James McCaffrey (husband of Mary McCaffrey) & Genina Paese (sister of Elena Patitucci & Louis and Guy Costanco).

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 urgently requires men's sweatpants or jogging pants, size M to 3XL and men's short pants in any size. Clean pots and pans will go to people in poverty who are trying to get started living in apartments. Comforter sets in all sizes except King will also help these persons and families. Nancy also requests donations of canned fruit, cereal, and canned spaghetti sauce. These items may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule. Nancy also especially requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve.
· 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.
Good News!
· Nancy continues to be grateful for the parish's renewed support of her work with poor people through the Stewardship Corner: "It's been a huge help!"
· Many thanks to the 23 middle school students and seven adults who participated in last week's Camp Helping Hand. During camp we helped at Habitat for Humanity, picked up litter, baked at Family House and did a pet therapy visit at the veterans' hospital. We also organized teaching materials for next year's religious education classes.
Focus on . . . Elementary Religious Education
We look at Elementary Religious Education as a total parish experience involving not just the child, but also parents, families, catechists and pastoral staff. We seek: a) to lead the students to develop a deeper and more personal relationship with Jesus; b) to lead the students to participate in the parish faith community and its sacramental life; c) to help students form a moral conscience rooted in discipleship; d) to support parents in their primary faith responsibilities to their children. Registration is now open for the fall and is available online at our website. For more information, or to help with this ministry, contact Jamie Dillon at 412-781-0186, ext. 20 or by e-mail: elemreled@saintscholastica.com.

YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER CALENDAR
July 30th:  Sandcastle Water Park $20 per person. RSVP by July 22nd: All teens welcome.

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

WHAT DO PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS DO?
     [The following reflection was produced by the diocesan Department for Envisioning Ministry. We are adapting it very slightly and presenting it in the bulletin in serial form.]
Parish Pastoral Councils examine every dimension of parish life
Under the direction of the pastor, the parish pastoral council examines every aspect of the parish's pastoral ministry: worship and spirituality, most especially Sunday Eucharist; catechesis and formation of adults, teens and children; evangelization and outreach; and stewardship and service in charity and justice.
Parish pastoral councils listen to the parish in a variety of ways
Parish pastoral councils depend on parish assemblies, focus groups, appreciative interviews and surveys to gather information about parishioners' needs and aspirations. Participating in these forums is essential for helping the council to draw the right conclusions and recommend the right course of action to the pastor.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the following students of who have achieved honor roll status for the fourth quarter, 2011/2012 school year:
Oakland Catholic High School
Honor:  Molly Fallon & Elizabeth Martini
High Honor: Angela Barringer, Charlotte DelBarba, Elizabeth DelBarba & Allison Nedrow.
Highest Honor:  Christine Pilewski, Mary Thomasmeyer & Megan Wasson.
Central Catholic High School
Honor: Timothy Livingston, William Maher & Michael Pompeo

OLD GLASSES & HEARING AIDS
Probably most of us have old glasses that we haven't used for many years.  We usually put them in a drawer somewhere and forget them.  In the vestibule of the church, you will see a small wooden yellow box.  Please bring your old glasses and hearing aids and put them in that yellow box so they can be refurbished and used by others.  Thank you.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 22ND
Sunday:    Jer 23:1-6/Eph 2:13-18/Mk 6:30-34
Monday:    Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday:    Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday:    2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Thursday:   Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Mt 13:10-17
Friday:   Jer 3:14-17/Mt 13:18-23
Saturday:   Jer 7:1-11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday:   2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15

PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Sheerer Law in Sharpsburg for their support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin.  Please see their ad on the back page.

DID YOU KNOW…
The windows at St. Scholastica are not only beautiful but filled with symbolism and visual images of our faith. The Sanctuary window represents Christ in the breaking of bread.  The Eucharistic gift is emphasized in color, with the cup and host as opposed to the monochromatic figure of Christ which suggest this mystery and the union with Christ in this sacrament of love.  To those who follow Christ and seek the greater gifts of life, they are fulfilled with His blessing (5 loaves and 2 fishes).  The members of the Body of Christ each has their function to perform (wheat-grapes).

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.
     We meet this week on Wednesday morning, July 25th, from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center (we start with some social time at 9:00). This week's episode is titled "Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Church's Sacraments and Worship."
     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.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 21
   5:00 pm  Ron & Pat Washensky (Buckey Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 22
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Lisa Martin (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Robert Marsico (Rita Quinlan)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, July 23
   8:30 am Birthday, Clementine Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti))

Tuesday, weekday, July 24
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Betty Metrovich)

Wednesday, St. James, apostle, July 25
   8:30 am  Daniel Fleming (Fleming Family)

Thursday, Sts. Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, July 26
   8:30 am  James F. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)

Friday, weekday, July 27
   8:30 am COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday,  July 28
   9:00 am  Birthday, Rocco Florio (Wife & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 28
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
        Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 29
   7:30 am  Esterina  Marsico (Peter & Rose Ann Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Werries-Hudak Families
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Bernadette McMahon (Patricia Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat. 9:00 a.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Harmar: T, Th, 8:00 a.m.; W, 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O'Hara: M,T, Th, F, 9:00 a.m.; W, 7:00 p.m.
St. Juan Diego (Madonna) Sharpsburg: M, W, Th, F, 7:30 a.m.; T, 6:30 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           '                                                                       

July 15, 2012

15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

     The human history of religious experience is filled with holy men and women who have left everything to seek a life that unites them more closely with the divine. We can admire and even applaud people like Francis of Assisi, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, or certain Hindu holy men. Many religious traditions have people who take up a mission, which takes precedence over any personal concern for fame or success. And while many of us might revere individuals that are so committed to their mission (and we might even contribute to the support of their work), very few of us would really leave all that we have right now to emulate someone like St. Francis or Mother Teresa, even though such a thing is clearly possible through the religious orders that have sprung up following their inspiration.
     The Gospel this weekend describes the clear mission that Jesus gives to the Twelve. They went forth to preach repentance, drive out demons, and cure the sick. These were their tasks. The end of today's Gospel story tells us that they did have some success in what they were to do. Demons were expelled and many of the sick were cured. (We'll get a follow-up report in next week's Gospel.)
     We may be reluctant to consider that the mission of the Twelve is our mission as well. After all, who doesn't want to have a second tunic (or, to put it in the clothing options of today, a second pair of pants or another dress)? But the mission isn't really about seeing how much we can live without. Rather, it is accepting the authority that Jesus gives to his followers. For most of us, that rests in sharing the good news of what Jesus means to us, being attentive to the sick and their needs, and reaching out to those who are afflicted by demons of loneliness, despair, fear, and anxiety. Christ's mission is ours.

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ST. SCHOLASTICA BLOOD DRIVE AND HAITI STUDENTS BENEFIT
     Our summer blood drive will be Sunday morning, July 29th, 8:00 am -1:00 pm. We need both "new" and "old" donors from our parish. The summer is an important time to donate, as many student donors are away from school and not able to contribute. Central Blood Bank supplies blood, blood products and transfusion related services to approximately 40 hospitals in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. If we receive at least 30 units of blood donations at each of our drives in the coming year, the Blood Bank will contribute $500 to help support our parish's sponsored students at Good Samaritans School in Haiti. Please consider being a donor! Call 412-781-6550 to sign up.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RESOURCES
     The controversy that has arisen regarding the Department of Health and Human Servicesdecision 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/ 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 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.
     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.  N.B.  See the online Stewardship Corner for the most recent updates!
Help Needed!
· Nancy Heil's ministry to homeless people urgently requires pillows. New or used bed pillows or throw pillows are fine! The ministry also still needs men's casual pants and jeans, sizes 30-34, men's walking shoes of any type, sizes 11½ to 15, new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. These items may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule.
· This week, Nancy also requests donations of canned fruit, cereal, and canned spaghetti sauce. Other food items that are still needed include: pudding cups, breakfast bars, and chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. The food will go to people living in the streets of Pittsburgh.
· Nancy also especially requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve.
· 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.

Focus On...The Parish Pastoral Council
     The Pastoral Council is an envisioning body of parishioners who work in collaboration with the pastor and staff to discern the mission of our parish and to plan ways to carry out that mission. The Pastoral Council seeks to articulate a vision of the parish's future, particularly as we enter into an increasingly interdependent relationship with other parishes in Vicariate 4 of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. This spring, the Council, after consulting with the parish, developed a Pastoral Plan. The plan is available on our website, on the Ministries and Organizations page. For more information, please contact Elaine DuVall at pastoralcouncil@scholastica.com.

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

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.

WHAT DO PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS DO?
[The following reflection was produced by the diocesan Department for Envisioning Ministry. We are adapting it very slightly and presenting it in the bulletin in serial form.]
     Parish pastoral councils are central to Bishop Zubik's vision of The Church Alive! Based on years of research, consultation and pastoral practice, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has established guidelines for parish pastoral councils. Our parish is committed to implementing those guidelines to advance the mission of Christ and His Church.
     Pastoral planning is the core responsibility of parish pastoral councils. This activity moves the parish forward into God's design for our future as we become The Church Alive!

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS AFFIRM THE IMPORTANCE OF PARISH LIFE
     A parish is the primary means for providing pastoral resources for individuals and families, to experience Christian Community and to live out the mission of the Church. The particularities of each parish constitute both its identity and its relationships with others. For this reason, parish pastoral councils pursue their work with a deep sense of responsibility.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS CULTIVATE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS FOR MISSION
     Parish pastoral councils cultivate relationships and commit to healthy communication with the parish finance council, parish staff, administrative personnel, lay ecclesial ministers and parishioners as a whole. They also commit to form positive relationships with other parishes, their regional vicar and the diocese for the sake of the mission of Christ.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Robert Dudas, son of Laura Scotty.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 15TH
Sunday: Am 7:12-15/Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10/Mk 6:7-13
Monday: Is 1:10-17/Mt 10:34--11:1
Tuesday: Is 7:1-9/Mt 11:20-24
Wednesday: Is 10:5-7, 13b-16/Mt 11:25-27
Thursday: Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19/Mt 11:28-30
Friday: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8/Mt 12:1-8
Saturday: Mi 2:1-5/Mt 12:14-21
Next Sunday: Jer 23:1-6/Eph 2:13-18/Mk 6:30-34

PATRON OF THE WEEK
St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Pittsburgh Vein Center in Monroeville for continued support of the St. Scholastica Bulletin. Please see their ad on the back page.

DID YOU KNOW…
The windows at St. Scholastica are not only beautiful but filled with symbolism and visual images of our faith. The Sanctuary window represents Christ in the breaking of bread. The Eucharistic gift is emphasized in color, with the cup and host as opposed to the monochromatic figure of Christ which suggest this mystery and the union with Christ in this sacrament of love. To those who follow Christ and seek the greater gifts of life, they are fulfilled with His blessing (5 loaves and 2 fishes). The members of the Body of Christ each has their function to perform (wheat-grapes).

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.
     We meet this week on Wednesday morning, July 18th, from 9:15 am to 10:45 am in the Pastoral Center (we start with some social time at 9:00 am). This week's episode is titled "A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church."
     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.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14
5:00 pm  Helen Yasinsky (John & Marlene Yasinsky)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 15
7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
9:00 am  John Vollmer (Edna Vollmer Jenca)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
11:00 am  Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16
8:30 am  Vincent Leo Ruggiero (Wife & Family)

Tuesday, weekday, July 17
8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Dan McKaveney)

Wednesday, weekday, July 18
8:30 am  Joseph L. Schultz (Family)

Thursday, weekday, July 19
8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, weekday, July 20
8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, July 21
9:00 am  Nancy Bellinger
(Mark & Cathy Bellinger)

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21
5:00 pm  Ron & Pat Washensky (Buckey Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 23
7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
9:00 am  Lisa Martin (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
11:00 am  Robert Marsico (Rita Quinlan)
Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat. 9:00 a.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Harmar: T, Th, 8:00 a.m.; W, 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O'Hara: M,T, Th, F, 9:00 a.m.; W, 7:00 p.m.
St. Juan Diego, Sharpsburg: M, W, Th, F, 7:00 a.m.; T, 6:30 p.m.

July 8, 2012

 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     Opinion polls tell us that the public's view of Congress in the United States is at an all-time low. The division between the parties has led to gridlock on legislation and affected the way most citizens view the work of government. Even the oft benighted car salesman gets a much better performance review in public polling, racking up double-digit approval rating over the collective view of members of Congress. Yet for the most part constituents reelect their own Representatives and Senators again and again. This is a situation that many commentators attribute to the redistricting process that has made many districts "safe" for incumbents by configuring the boundaries in such a way that only the most like-minded residents are constituents for a seat held by one party or the other.
     There was no Gallup poll in Galilee in Jesus' time. But Mark's Gospel this weekend gives us a pretty clear indication of what his fellow townsfolk thought of him. Instead of a hero's welcome as "the kid that made good" he is treated as the "the kid who has gotten too big for his britches." The townspeople's lack of faith actually impacted the ability of Jesus to be the mighty prophet in his native place. Mark writes: "He was not able to perform any mighty deed there."
     The Gospel story is not about the importance of good poll numbers. Politicians are concerned about that-at least if they want to get reelected. Rather, the story is about the dynamic of faith in our relationship with God. We often "want" a lot of things from God, most notably answers to our prayers. But we need to "give" to the Lord, and for us that means a response to God's invitation to believe. We must acknowledge our utter dependence upon God, placing all our trust in him. We will then recognize the actions of God that take place each day for the mighty deeds that they are: God at work in our hearts!
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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.

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 21stCentury" 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 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.

REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the repose of the soul of  Joseph Montarti.

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 pillows. New or used bed pillows or throw pillows are fine! The ministry also still needs men's casual pants and jeans, sizes 30-34, men's walking shoes of any type, sizes 11½ to 15, new or used sheets (any size) and pillowcases. These items may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule.
     · This week, Nancy also requests donations of canned fruit, cereal, and canned spaghetti sauce. Other food items that are still needed include: pudding cups, breakfast bars,and chicken or tuna that do not need refrigeration. The food will go to people who need it in Pittsburgh.
· Nancy also especially requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve.
· 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.
Good News!
Seventy-three adult and teen members of our parish returned last weekend from their mission trip to Elkview, West Virginia. They worked on eighteen houses--painting, building access ramps, and repairing lots of roofs. They also braved triple-digit temperatures at the end of the week and a storm with a damaging microburst on their last evening. Congratulations to the teens for their good work on behalf of our community! Thanks to the adults for their commitment to the work and to our young people, and special congratulations to Jamie Dillon for leading another successful trip!

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

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
The series resumes this week on Wednesday morning, July 11, from 9:15 to 10:45 in the Pastoral Center (we start with some social time at 9:00). This week's episode concerns "Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure."
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.

SAINT OF THE WEEK: ST. BENEDICT OF NURSIA
     On Wednesday this week, we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia, brother of St. Scholastica. The only source we have for either Benedict or Scholastica is the Dialogues of Pope St. Gregory the Great, written about sixty years after Benedict's life. In the Dialogues, Pope Gregory focused mainly on Benedict as a wonderworker, but reported other stories about his life.
     Benedict was born in central Italy around 480 A.D., studied in Rome, and took up the life of a hermit at Subiaco. Others gathered around him and he began a career of experimentation in the monastic life. His first attempt to lead a monastery reportedly ended with the other monks, put off by his high standards, trying to poison him! In another experiment, he founded twelve small monasteries near Subiaco before finally founding a single large monastery at Monte Cassino near Naples.
    A monastic rule attributed to him describes itself as a rule for beginners, a "school of the Lord's service, in which we hope to order nothing harsh or rigorous." (Perhaps he had learned from his first attempt to lead a monastery!) The rule promoted a balanced life of common prayer, study and manual labor, lived in community under an abbot. The number of monasteries living under the rule grew slowly during the centuries following Benedict, until centralizing efforts under Charlemagne made his rule the dominant one in Western Europe. The Rule of St. Benedict is still in use in many monasteries today, and Christians continue to mine it for spiritual insights.
When Benedict died among his monks around the year 547, he was buried in the same grave as his sister Scholastica.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 8TH
Sunday: Ez 2:2-5/2 Cor 12:7-10/Mk 6:1-6a
Monday: Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22/Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Hos 8:4-7, 11-13/Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12/Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9/Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Is 6:1-8/Mt 10:24-33
Next Sunday: Am 7:12-15/Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10/Mk 6:7-13
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PATRON OF THE WEEK
     St. Scholastica Parish would like to thank Pittsburgh Vein Center in Monroeville 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!!!

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.

DID YOU KNOW….
     The Fa├žade Window at St. Scholastica's recalls our unity with the Divine - God's plan for us.  This directs the theme. 
     Saint Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, was seen ascending (soul in the form of a dove) to a complete union with Christ in eternity.  From this family of Christ (wedding rings) the gift of wisdom (lamp) is manifested to all the people.  These children of God (like the seed of Abraham numbered as the stars) enlighten the world.  We are reminded to reflect Christ's likeness in our lives (moon).

MASS INTENTIONS:
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

Monday,weekday, July 9
   8:30 am  Certo Family

Tuesday, weekday, July 10
   8:30 am  Deceased Members of the Vey Family (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey))

Wednesday, St. Benedict, abbot, July 11
   8:30 am  Ruth Streiff (Louis & Jacqueline Alsery)

Thursday, weekday, July 12
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE 

Friday, weekday, July 13
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday,  July 14
   9:00 am  Charles W. Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  July 14
   5:00 pm  Helen Yasinsky (John & Marlene Yasinsky)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 15
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  John Vollmer (Edna Vollmer Jenca)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   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: 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