September 30, 2012

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     The bread machine that sits on the kitchen counter of many homes these days eliminates so much of the toil of producing daily bread. Like many of the other labor saving devices in our homes, it is meant to reduce the work while still giving us something that we want. Though we may have seen pictures, few of us have ever seen an actual millstone designed to pummel and fracture the grains of wheat into flour by the work of oxen that walk around and around to roll the stone over the grain in its circular basin. Fewer of us have even worked such a contraption, which was the labor saving device of its day. No longer did women have to pound, beat, and mortar the grain. The oxen did the work, and it was worth it even if you had to give the miller a portion of your harvest to ensure that he ground your grain.
     When Jesus suggests that those who would cause others to sin should have a great millstone placed around their necks, his hearers knew immediately what he was talking about. Every village had its own millstone. It was right there out in the open for everyone to see.
     We don't like to hear that sin needs a corrective. There is a natural inclination to hide the evil and to pretend that the sin does not exist. But sin needs to be brought out into the open to be cleansed. I'm not suggesting that everyone stand up on Sunday and tell everything that they've done wrong to the entire congregation. But when we own up to what we have done by exposing it to another person through confession it is like having that millstone right in front of us. We can see it; we can acknowledge it; we can admit that this is a part of who we are. And then we can let it go, no longer burdened with having it hang around our neck.

                                                                   ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

PARISH BLOG
     Our parish blog is open! Or, as they say at the Vatican, "Habemus blogam!"  The name of the blog is "Holy Conversation." We know, not very flashy, but read the intro before you judge! It can be found at http://stscholastica.blogspot.com/.
     We plan to post all kinds of things on the blog--notices of parish events or accounts of ones that have happened, pictures, observations, and reflections. Audio recordings of several of Fr. Ken's homilies are there now.
     Please comment on any post that interests you. (Comments are moderated, so you won't see them immediately.) We hope that the blog becomes a place where we can talk to each other about our parish life and our faith in these days when schedules make it so hard to meet face to face. So check it out, and leave a comment to let us know what you think!

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message? If you missed our summer showings, you can join us this fall for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style.
     We will view the first five episodes this fall on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Pastoral Center from September 27th to October 25th. Each episode lasts about an hour. After viewing, there will be half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish. This week's episode is titled "Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus."
     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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION
     A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held this Monday evening, October 1st, at 7:30 in the parish office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. It is especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child, although parents who have already baptized children are also welcome. If you plan to attend the session and have not already been in communication with Andy Bechman, please contact him at andybechman@saintscholastica.com. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next baptism preparation session will be on November 5th.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
     Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for one of our upcoming Altar Server training sessions. As an Altar Server, responsibilities include assisting the priest in celebrating Mass, and serving at the altar is an excellent way to learn more about Church teaching and traditions. Sessions will be held after the 11 am Mass on October 7th and October 14th. To register for either session and receive the required study materials, please contact Peggy Santelli at pssantelli@gmail.com

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
     Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com/. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
  • Our Youth Ministry needs adult drivers for the middle school and high school Scavenger Hunt for Warmth on October 6 after the Youth Mass. Drivers and chaperones are also needed for Saturday, October 13 (8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), when our young people do some scrubbing and painting at the St. Joseph House of Hospitality in Butler. Please contact Jamie Dillon if you can help!
  • Each week, Nancy Heil and her associates give away 80 or more blankets and four large boxes of sheets and pillowcases. As the weather cools, she will need 100-120 blankets a week, along with outdoor sleeping bags designed for low temperatures. Clean afghans and bedspreads are also helpful. Please continue to donate these items if you can, and please ask friends or relatives to donate if they are able. The need is great!
  • Nancy also requests bath towels, very warm men's gloves, men's white tube socks, and men's underwear, size 34.
  • All items for Nancy 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!
Focus On . . . The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
     Men and women of the Society provide assistance (food, clothing, etc.) to people in need. Funds are raised through the voluntary contributions of the faithful to the "poor boxes" located at the doors of the church. To learn more or join, contact Carol Paulick at: stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

LIFE CHAIN
     Sunday, October 7th is National Life Chain Sunday. Life Chain is a peaceful prayer time where people stand on a public sidewalk for one hour praying and holding signs that say abortion kills babies and pray to end abortion. The local chain will take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., in Etna on Butler St. (Rt 8) from Kitanning St. to Grant St. Signs available at Grant St., Parking at lot on Catherine St. (across from Grant St.) Young and old, all are welcome to join in this hour of prayer for the unborn babies. Bring a lawn chair if standing is difficult.

MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)
     The Fox Chapel Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) invites any mom with a child, ages infant to 5, to join us this year.  MOPS is a non-denominational, Christian based group - all faiths are welcomed.  The theme this year is "Plunge-Love as if Your Life Depended on It" and we will be using 1 Peter 4:8-11 as our guide to help moms grow deeper, more authentic relationships with our friends, family, neighborhood and ultimately, God. Meetings take place the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year.  Our first meeting will be October 9th, 9am-11am at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road.  Visit mops.org or call 412-626-1082 for more information.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
     Lunch Fashions Auctions Bake Sale
     The time is getting closer for the Autumn Song luncheon!  You don't want to miss a scrumptious lunch, wonderful auctions and those beautiful fashions by Carabella, on Saturday, October 20th at the Pittsburgh Field Club; annually held by the Aquinas Guild!  Doors open at 11:00 am and the cost is $40, which helps to support the church, the community and CDTCA.  If you would like to make a donation for the auctions or baskets, please contact Ursula Meyer at 412-782-4408 or ursula@meyerfamilia.com. Tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; a weekend get-away; golf experiences; and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants are so helpful to this event's success. Donations of handcrafted items or gently used treasures from your own home are also welcome! If you have not received your raffle tickets or invitations yet, please call Mary Bernard at 412-818-6636, along with any other questions you may have.

YOUTH MASS
     October 6th is our next youth mass at 5:00 pm.   Any middle or high school youth who would like to sing with us should report at 3:30pm.  After mass we will have a scavenger hunt to benefit the homeless ministry.  We will need adult drivers to make this event a success!

CATHOLIC CHARITIES
     On Saturday, October 13th, 8:45 am-2:00 pm, our Youth Ministry will again partner with Catholic Charities to provide help to the needy.  If you would like to help, contact the Youth Ministry Office.

PET BLESSING
     Fr. Kenneth White will bless our pets on Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 pm on parish grounds near the St. Francis statue.  All animals, pets and friends of animals are welcome to attend.

FALL FLING
The annual Fall Fling fundraiser to benefit CDTCA is quickly approaching. Mark you calendars for Friday, November 9, 2012 and send in your RSVP as soon as you can! Tables are filling up quickly! Remember to pre-order your Mystery Boxes on your response card too. Extra invitations located at church vestibule. Contact Dani Folino at danifolino@verizon.net or Luci Massaro at massaro6@verizon.net.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 30TH
Sunday: Nm 11:25-29/Jas 5:1-6/Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
Monday:  Jb 1:6-22/Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday:  Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23/Mt 18:1-5, 10
Wednesday:  Jb 9:1-12, 14-16/Lk 9:57-62
Thursday:  Jb 19:21-27/Lk 10:1-12
Friday: Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5/Lk 10:13-16
Saturday: Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17/Lk 10:17-24
Next Sunday: Gn 2:18-24/Heb 2:9-11/Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12

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

WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
     The next World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend is November 16th-18th. WWME makes good marriages great! Call412-635-7775 for more info or visit our new web-site http://www.yourmarriageisworthit.org/.

CUB SCOUT POPCORN SALE
     Cub Scout Pack 78 will be selling popcorn after all Masses this weekend. This is your chance to support scouting and enjoy some tasty popcorn! If you miss the opportunity to purchase popcorn this weekend, or you have questions about Cub Scouts, you can contact Debbie VanDemark at 412-408-3198.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING & UPCOMING CELEBRATION
     The Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome. 
     Also stay tuned for more details on our upcoming Celebration of Haiti on Sunday, October 21st following 11:00 am Mass in the Pastoral Center.  We will have food, music and information about local organizations who work for Haiti.  Come to enjoy and to learn!

MONDAY MORNING TEA TIME
     Tee off your week with coffee, tea, and scripture at St. Joseph Parish, O'Hara Twp. as we prayerfully re-read Sunday's Gospel and share how we can apply it to our lives. We will meet Monday mornings from 9:30 10:15 a.m. beginning October 1st through December 17th. Call Jack at 412-508-5383 for more information. No registration necessary.

MEGA MEETING
     Our first MEGA meeting for our confirmation candidates and a parent or sponsor will be Sunday, October 14th at 12:15 pm in the Pastoral Center.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 29
   5:00 pm  Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 30
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Marie Welsh Family (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Nora McNally (Fleming Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
    8:30 am  Stephen Jenca (Family)

Tuesday, The Holy Guardian Angels, October 2
   8:30 am  J. Teddy Simons (Patricia G. Snyder)

Wednesday, weekday, October 3
   8:30 am  Nadine Brunner (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)

Thursday, St. Francis of Assisi, October 4
   8:30 am  Jane Garvey Wentley (Patricia G. Snyder)

Friday, weekday, October 5
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday,  October 6
   9:00 am  Msgr. Donald Kraus (Parish Community)

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 6
   5:00 pm  Anne Tuladzieck (John & Marlene Yasinsky)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 7
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Bernard & Joseph Reese (son, Jeffrey)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Rita Ober (Catherine Fabian)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
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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.
     Eucharistic Adoration, W, 3:00 to 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-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
http://www.cdtca.org/
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                               

September 23, 2012



25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     Certain selections in the Sunday funnies will occasionally show a harried mom racing around the house to complete the cleaning, laundry, dishes, and cooking. Hi and Lois is one such example. So is Hagar the Horrible. Helga, Hagar's wife, is usually portrayed with an apron girding her waist, while she holds a cooking spoon or broom for sweeping. Helga is industrious, while Hagar, her husband, is off on adventures (from which he usually returns empty-handed) or hanging out with his crew. This caricature of married life resonates with so many people, not because it is an accurate portrayal, but rather because there is just enough verisimilitude to give the plot some credence. Helga is stuck waiting on Hagar hand and foot, while he is lord of the manor.
     This Sunday-comics understanding of serving is not what Jesus is describing to his disciples in the Gospel today. As the Gospel story for today shows, there is a connection between the death of Jesus and being of service to others. A true servant is filled with devotion, as Jesus himself was. He gave everything, including his life, not because we deserve it, but because he loved us so completely.
     And that's where the Sunday-comic caricature gets it wrong. Being a servant is not about oppression or domination, but about love. In marriage, that love is mutual. It is a two-way street, not one spouse only serving the other, but both spouses loving and caring completely for one another. In a couple that exhibits this kind of love, you'll sometimes hear one or the other of the spouses say, "I don't deserve her (or him)." And he or she would be absolutely right! None of us deserves the love that is expressed. But because we are devoted to each other our service to one another is the sign of our love.
                                                                   ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

ALTAR FLOWERS
     This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Jonathan Marsico by Tish Marsico.           

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
     All women of the parish are invited to attend the Guild's first meeting of the new season this Tuesday, September 25th, at 10 am. Our pastor, Father Ken White, will be the featured speaker and his topic is "The Church: Always Changing and Always the Same!" A short business meeting will precede his presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

BAPTISM PREPARATION
     A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to be baptized in the parish will be held on Monday evening, October 1st, at 7:30 pm in the Parish Office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. It is especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child, although parents who have already baptized children are also welcome. If you plan to attend the session and have not already been in communication with Andy Bechman, please contact him at andybechman@saintscholastica.com. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next baptism preparation session will be on November 5th.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES BEGINS THIS WEEK
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message? If you missed our summer showings, you can join us this fall for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style.
     We will view the first five episodes this fall on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Pastoral Center from September 27 to October 25. Each episode lasts about an hour. After viewing, there will be half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish.
     There is no need to commit to the whole series! Although watching all of the episodes is ideal, you can benefit from any of them. Come when you can. There is no fee or registration, although donations will be accepted to cover costs.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN?
     Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Have you been attending Mass with your spouse and want to investigate taking the next step? Are you feeling called to live your life as a Catholic?
     The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults prayerfully reflect on their journey, in order to discern whether they are called to full initiation into the Catholic faith community. If you are interested in exploring the process, please contact Andy Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by e-mail: andybechman@saint scholastica.com. You can also attend an informal informational meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to take this step now!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
     Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com/. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Help Needed!
  • Our Youth Ministry needs adult drivers for the middle school and high school Scavenger Hunt for Warmth on October 6. Please contact Jamie Dillon if you can help!
  • Each week, Nancy Heil and her associates give away 80 or more blankets and four large boxes of sheets and pillowcases. As the weather cools, she will need 100-120 blankets a week. Please continue to donate these items if you can. You may also donate new or clean used bedspreads and afghans. The need is great!
  • Nancy also requests men's white tube socks, men's underwear, size 34, and donations of canned fruit (medium size, 13-20 oz. cans are best).
  • All items for Nancy 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!
Good News!
     Nancy extends a special thank-you to Fr. Ken and the Pastoral Council for facilitating our parish's connection with her work. The increased support, she says, has been "just wonderful!"
   
     Our Youth Ministry's "Roamin'Catholics" did yard work for Catholic Charities recipients in Millvale and in the Hill District last weekend. Check out some photos on the message screen in the vestibule this weekend and on our parish blog: http://stscholastica.blogspot.com/.

Focus On . . . Bereavement Ministry
The goal of this ministry is to provide a compassionate and consistent outreach to each bereaved family in the parish in their time of sorrow and grief. This outreach group of volunteers, along with the Director of Music and Bereavement Ministries, visits the family of the deceased, helps prepare the funeral service, and delivers a basket of food to the family. In addition to the pastor, who leads a short prayer service at the funeral home, committee members, if able, visit the funeral home and attend the funeral. Other volunteers are available to lector should the family need someone. This group of people has also formed a choir to sing at funerals, as well as hospitality ministers to be present at funeral luncheons held at the Pastoral Center. For more information or to take part, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: bereavement@saintscholastica.com.

 ONLINE BULLETIN EXCLUSIVE: PARISH BLOG
     Our parish blog is open!  Or, as they say at the Vatican, "Habemus blogam!”  The name of the blog is "Holy Conversation."  We know, not very sexy, but read the intro before you judge!  It can be found at http://stscholastica.blogspot.com.
     We plan to post all kinds of things on the blog--notices of parish events or accounts of ones that have happened, pictures, observations, and reflections. Audio recordings of several of Fr. Ken’s homilies are there now.
     Please comment on any post that interests you. (Comments are moderated, so you won't see them immediately.)  We hope that the blog becomes a place where we can talk to each other about our parish life and our faith in these days when schedules make it so hard to meet face to face.  So check it out, and leave a comment to let us know what you think!

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH EVENTS
     September 30th - Celebration of Gifts Liturgy with Bishop David A. Zubik, St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Building.
     · 2:00 p.m.– Mass in McDowell Auditorium and Social Gathering immediately following in Cardinals' Great Hall.
     Events are FREE of charge and open to everyone!  To inquire further or register for events, please call, 412-456-3119 (voice); 412-456-3122 (TTY) or e-mail: disabilities@diopitt.org

MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)
     The Fox Chapel Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) invites any mom with a child, ages infant to 5, to join us this year.  MOPS is a non-denominational, Christian based group - all faiths are welcomed. 
     The theme this year is "Plunge-Love as if Your Life Depended on It" and we will be using 1 Peter 4:8-11 as our guide to help moms grow deeper, more authentic relationships with our friends, family, neighborhood and ultimately, God.
     Meetings take place the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year.  Our first meeting will be October 9th, 9 am-11 am at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road.  Visit mops.org or call 412-626-1082 for more information.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
     Lunch Fashions Auctions Bake Sale
     Please mark your calendar for another special Autumn Song luncheon, with fashions by Carabella, on Saturday, October 20th at the Pittsburgh Field Club. This annual Aquinas Guild event supports the church, the community, and CDTCA.
     If you have a donation for the auctions or baskets, please contact Ursula Meyer at 412-782-4408 or ursula@meyerfamilia.com. Tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; a weekend get-away; golf experiences; and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants are especially prized. Donations of handcrafted items or gently used treasures from your own home are also welcome! If you have not received your raffle tickets, or would like more, please call Mary Bernard at 412-818-6636, along with any other questions you may have.

WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
The next World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend is November 16th-18th. WWME makes good marriages great! Call 412-635-7775 for more info or visit our new web-site http://www.yourmarriageisworthit.org/.

SMALL GROUPS
Small group selections will take place in the cafeteria this Sunday, September 23rd, after all masses.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Ultimate Frisbee, Wednesday, September 26th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Squaw Valley!  All teens are welcome.

YOUTH MASS
Mark your calendars!  October 6th is our next youth mass.  After mass we will have a scavenger hunt to benefit the homeless.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 23RD
Sunday:  Wis 2:12, 17-20/Jas 3:16---4:3/Mk 9:30-37
Monday: Prv 3:27-34/Lk 8:16-18
Tuesday: Prv 21:1-6, 10-13/Lk 8:19-21
Wednesday:  Prv 30:5-9/Lk 9:1-6
Thursday: Eccl 1:2-11/Lk 9:7-9
Friday: Eccl 3:1-11/Lk 9:18-22
Saturday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a/Jn 1:47-51
Next Sunday: Nm 11:25-29/Jas 5:1-6/Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
     Reservations are still being accepted for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the national Shrine on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant of the Mass.  The Basilica has become a spiritual home to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who journey here each year.  Designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage, the Basilica is the nation's preeminent Marian shrine. Visited by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa, among others, the Basilica has over 70 chapels and oratories that relate to the people, cultures and traditions that are the fabric of the Catholic faith and the mosaic of our great nation.  If interested, please call, 412-963-8885, or refer to diopitt.org.

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

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
     40 Days for Life is a national period of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils in front of abortion facilities. The Fall Campaign starts this Sunday, September 23 with a noon Mass at St. Mary of Mercy Church, 202 Stanwix St. downtown. Following the Mass there will be a Jericho prayer march around the Planed Parenthood abortion facility at 933 Liberty Ave., site of the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. 2,353 babies lives were ended by abortion at this Planned Parenthood in 2011. The prayer walk will conclude at 2 p.m. with the sounding of a shofar, a ram's horn in Jewish ceremonies. The kick-off event will continue with music and speakers at Phil's Parking Lot, 927 Liberty Ave. All are welcome.

CONFIRMATION MEETING
     There will be a meeting for all confirmation candidates and a parent on Sunday September 30th at 12:15 in the Pastoral Center. We look forward to starting this sacramental journey with you!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 22
   5:00 pm  Jonathan Marsico (Tish Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 23
   7:30 am  Mary Cray Sheedy (Maureen S. O'Brien)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Carole Jalbert Butler (Ron & Nancy Jalbert)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 24
   8:30 am Genina Costanzo Paese (brother, Louis Costanzo, Gaetano Costanzo & Elena Patitucci))

Tuesday, weekday, September 25
   8:30 am  Birthday, Bernice Gimber (sister)

Wednesday, weekday, September 26
   8:30 am  Mrs. Catherine Feeley (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)

Thursday, St. Vincent de Paul, priest, September 27
   8:30 am  50th Wedding Anniversary Vince & Mary Burns (Joan Hill)

Friday, weekday, September 28
    8:30 am  Regis Obringer (Ludmilla Strittmatter)

Saturday, Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels,  September 29
    9:00 am  Tommaso Sbarro (Sbarro Family)  

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 29
   5:00 pm  Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 30
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Marie Welsh Family (Welsh Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Nora McNally (Fleming Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

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-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

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 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                                                                     

September 16, 2012


24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     We all learned in elementary school that a noun is anything that names a person, place, object, thing, or action. Running is a noun when it describes the activity of sprinters at this past summer's Olympics. Apple is a noun; so is Washington, whether you mean George or DC (or for that matter state, a street in many towns, or a dollar bill). They are all Washingtons. Most of the time, we learn the word for the item after we understand what it is. As children we learn that one round, red fruit is called an apple, while another one is called a tomato. There is at least one occasion in which the name comes first: the naming of a child. We give a name-often a name that has special meaning-without really knowing if this child will truly grow into the meaning of that name.
     In the Gospel today Jesus is being named. His disciples recount the different names that people think apply to him. Some think he's John the Baptist because he takes on the Pharisees like John used to do. Others think he may be Elijah because he stands up for the poor against the powerful as that prophet did. Still others think that he's one of the other prophets from the past, speaking the word of God as they did. Peter names him the Christ, the anointed of God. It's a title that comes after the fact, put down when the Gospel was written thirty years after the death and resurrection of Jesus.
     We can't wait until our sons and daughters are full grown before we decide on a name for them. We call them from birth by whatever name we choose for them. But through formation in the faith we strive to help them see that there is a name that they carry and one that they must live up to by virtue of their baptism. That name is "Christian."
                                                            ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

CONGRATULATIONS TO SISTER PAT
     This past week Sr. Pat celebrated her 45th anniversary as a consecrated Sister of Divine Providence!! We congratulate Sister Pat for her many years of service to the church, and in particular for her many years of service here at St. Scholastica. Her dedicated service to our parish is most evident in our music program, especially our cantors and our two choirs. She has helped us to live up to the ancient saying: "Qui cantat bene, bis orat"! ("Whoever sings well, prays twice"!) Music is so important to our liturgical experience of praise to God and forming an involved and spirited congregation. Sister Pat also has guided our bereavement outreach and has supported well families who are grieving. So, I as pastor and all of us parishioners, thank you, Sister Pat, for sharing your gifts and blessings with us for so many years. Fr. Ken

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses this weekend, September 16th. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Labriola's, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

SAVE THE DATE
     Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy presents "Good Things are Happening" featuring live entertainment by Bill Deasy.  The Annual Fall Fling Benefit will be held at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Friday, November 9, 2012.  Dinner, dancing, silent/live auction.  Questions? Please contact Dani Folino 412.287.6197 or Luci Massaro 412.559.0478.

73 YEARS OF SERVICE
     This September marks the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Aquinas Guild, our parish's woman's organization. Under the guidance of then assistant pastor Father Coleman Carroll, later first Bishop of the Diocese of Miami, Florida, the Guild held its first meeting in 1939 with Mrs. Henry Volker serving as President. Its purposes were "to stimulate spiritual and intellectual thought" and "to create a better social spirit among the women of the parish" – goals that still hold true today. Serving as officers this year are: Tina Petrusic-Cooper, president; Mary Ann Labriola, vice president; Mary Ellen Maher, treasurer; Karyn Lynch, recording secretary; Rita Rehak, corresponding secretary; Patsy Welsh Ford, membership, Bernadine Bonessa, programs and Mary Bernard, Autumn Song benefit.       
     All women of the parish are invited to join the Guild and become active members of St. Scholastica's faith community. Membership dues are $10 a year; please send a check to Patsy Welsh Ford, 1003 Elmhurst Road, Pittsburgh, 15215 or come to our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 25th, at 10 a.m. in the Pastoral Center.

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
     Mark your calendars now: Tuesday, September 25th at 10 a.m. will be the Aquinas Guild's first meeting of the new season. Our pastor Father Kenneth White will be the featured speaker and his topic will be "The Church: Always Changing and Always the Same!" All women of the parish are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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!
· Each week, Nancy Heil and her associates give away 80 or more blankets and four large boxes of sheets and pillowcases. As the weather cools, she will need 100-120 blankets a week. Please continue to donate these items if you can, and please ask friends or relatives to donate if they are able. The need is great!
· Nancy also requests men's white tube socks, men's underwear, size 34, and donations of canned fruit (medium size, 13-20 oz. cans are best).
All items for Nancy 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!
Focus On . . . RCIA
     Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, St. Scholastica Parish welcomes adults and older children into the Catholic Church. The RCIA is intended for people who have never been baptized, for Christians who have been baptized in another denomination but would like to become Catholics, and for baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith and have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Church or in helping others to enter. Contact Andy Bechman at (412) 781-0186, ext. 18, or by email: rcia@saintscholastica.com.

PERU MISSION DINNER
     For almost 50 years, with generous and compassionate hearts, the faithful of the Diocese of Pittsburgh have sustained a marvelous maternity hospital, clinic and orphanage in the Diocese of Chimbote, Peru.  We have done so with the support of mission-partners like you.  Please join Bishop Zubik, WTAE-TV's Mike Clark and your brothers and sisters from throughout the six counties of the Diocese at the 47th annual Peru Mission Dinner on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Sheraton Station Square Hotel.  More information about how you can help is found on the Diocesan website at diopitt.org/Chimbote-foundation or email stewardship@diopitt.org.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     Religious education students in grades 6-8 are asked to report to the cafeteria after the Sunday masses on September 23rd in order to make their small group selections.                

THANKS TO THE AQUINAS GUILD
     You may have noticed that during the Summer months we replaced many concrete slabs on our parish campus. In addition we added a railing to a set of stairs at the back of the church. I am grateful to all the members of the Aquinas Guild for their many gifts to the parish whether it be vestments, altar cloths or new concrete. As any homeowner knows, there are always projects to replace or improve our buildings and enhance our sanctuary. Fr. Ken

CONFIRMATION MEETING
     There will be a meeting for all confirmation candidates and their parents on Sunday, September 30th, at 12:15 in the pastoral center. We look forward to starting this sacramental journey with you!

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH EVENTS
     September 17th - Conference by Dr. William Gaventa at St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Building in the Great Cardinals' Hall.
          · 9:30-11:00.a.m. – "The Potential Gifts of Inclusive Religious Education"
          · 1:00-2:30p.m. – "Weaving Inclusion Through Parish Life, Ministries, and Worship"
     Events are FREE of charge and open to everyone!  To inquire further or register for events, please call, 412-456-3119 (voice); 412-456-3122 (TTY) or e-mail: disabilities@diopitt.org.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT LUNCHEON
     Mark your calendar now for what will be a wonderful fall afternoon.  Plan to enjoy good food,  fashions and  auctions in the company of good friends at the Aquinas Guild's annual Autumn Song Benefit.  The date is Saturday, October 20th.  Hope to see you there!

EVENING SHOWINGS OF CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message? If you missed our summer showings, you can join us this fall for Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith, a video series that presents the foundations of the Catholic faith in a visually arresting style. The series was filmed in more than 50 locations in 15 countries and is hosted by Fr. Robert Barron.
     We will view the first five episodes this fall on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Pastoral Center from September 27th to October 25th. Each episode lasts about an hour. After viewing, there will be half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish.
     There is no need to commit to the whole series! Although watching all of the episodes is ideal, you can benefit from any of them. Come when you can. There is no fee or registration, although donations will be accepted to cover costs. Questions? Contact Andy Bechman at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC
     On Friday, October 12th, Oakland Catholic will hold its annual 8th grade visitation day from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm.  This day is designed to introduce students to Oakland Catholic and high school life.  Lunch will be provided.  This day is for 8th grade students only.  Please call to make a reservation, 412-682-6633 x253.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 16TH
Sunday: Is 50:5-9a/Jas 2:14-18/Mk 8:27-35
Monday: 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33/Lk 7:1-10
Tuesday: 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a/Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday: 1 Cor 12:31---13:13/Lk 7:31-35
Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-11/Lk 7:36-50
Friday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13/Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49/Lk 8:4-15
Next Sunday:  Wis 2:12, 17-20/Jas 3:16-4:3/Mk 9:30-37

2013 MASS INTENTIONS
     Beginning Tuesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m., Masses will be accepted for 2013. Requests can also be mailed or dropped off in the parish office mailbox (across from the parish office).  Please be aware that we have about 1,300 registered families/individuals in our parish. We celebrate about 500 Masses a year in the parish. So if you do the math that means that only one Mass intention is available for every three families/individuals. So we are setting the limit of only two masses per year for each deceased person. Additional Masses for a deceased person will be accepted, but will be sent to the Mission Office for distribution. Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary, Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times. The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. Payment is expected at the time of scheduling.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
     Reservations are still being accepted for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the national Shrine on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant of the Mass.  The Basilica has become a spiritual home to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who journey here each year.  Designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage, the Basilica is the nation's preeminent Marian shrine. Visited by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa, among others, the Basilica has over 70 chapels and oratories that relate to the people, cultures and traditions that are the fabric of the Catholic faith and the mosaic of our great nation.  If interested, please call, 412-963-8885, or refer to diopitt.org.

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

HAITI COMMITTEE OCTOBER EVENT
     All parishioners are invited to save the date for a Celebration of Haiti on Sunday, October 21st, following 11:00 Mass, in the Pastoral Center. We will have food, music and information about local organizations who work for Haiti. Come to enjoy and to learn!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 15
   5:00 pm  Mrs. Margaret Cullinan  (Jean & Margaret McCague)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 16
   7:30 am Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Birthday, Anna & John J. Grabowski (JoAnn & Jack Lovey)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 17
   8:30 am  Ted & Vee Kijanka (Kijanka Family)

Tuesday, weekday, September 18
   8:30 am  Genoveffa Panza (Peter & Rose Ann Marsico)

Wednesday, weekday, September 19
   8:30 am  Genina Paese (Elena Patitucci, sister, Louis & Guy Costanzo, brothers)

Thursday, Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gǒn, priest, Paul Chǒng Ha-sang, martyrs, September 20
   8:30 am  Birthday, Marion Arturo (Renee Arturo)

Friday, Saint Matthew, apostle, September 21
   8:30 am  Richard Bellinger (Mark & Cathy Bellinger)

Saturday, weekday,  September 22
   9:00 am  Robert Dudas (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries)  

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 22
   5:00 pm  Jonathan Marsico (Tish Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 23
   7:30 am  Mary Cray Sheedy (Maureen S. O'Brien)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Carole Jalbert Butler (Ron & Nancy Jalbert)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
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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-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
http://www.cdtca.org/
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org    

September 9, 2012


23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     At 195 years old, the New York School for the Deaf is the second oldest school for the deaf in the United States. Begun through the efforts of a Baptist pastor, Rev. John Stanford, the school was officially chartered in 1817. As a prominent minister, Stanford served churches in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, before coming to New York. An 1835 memoir about his life describes how he devoted considerable time "to promote the comfort and moral improvement of the poor, without regard to denominational distinctions." When Stanford came to New York he preached the Gospel in the Alms House, which is where he first had the idea of developing a place of formal education for the deaf. Stanford recruited others to the cause, and the school in New York was begun.
     In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus heals the deaf man who had a speech impediment. Jesus said to the man, "Ephphatha!" which translated means, "Be opened!" And even though Jesus told the crowd that witnessed the event to tell no one, they proclaimed the miracle everywhere. There was no stopping their astonishment.
     People were impressed with Stanford's accomplishment in getting a school for the deaf chartered. Other states followed the example, starting their own institutions. What is often forgotten is that Stanford's work was rooted in the Gospel. The same devotion to the word of Christ is seen in the work of people like St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who began the first Catholic school in the United States, and soon-to-be-saint Marianne Cope, who founded hospitals in New York that she insisted admit everyone regardless of religious belief or color. She went on to work with lepers, assisting St. Damian de Veuster on Molokai. The Gospel can push us to do amazing things. Stanford, Seton, and Cope were all motivated to help others improve their lives because of the Gospel message.
     It is the same Gospel we hear each Sunday.
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY BEGINS
     Children's Liturgy of the Word resumes this Sunday. Children ages 4-10, join our kid-friendly interpretation of the Scriptures during the readings, gospel and homily at the 9 a.m. mass. Follow the children to the Pastoral Center! Adults interested in serving as leaders (2-3 times in a season) and older youth who'd like to help should contact Natalie Gillespie (childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com).
     We ask that the children who are sent to the Children's Liturgy be comfortable leaving their parents and that they be able to sit reasonably still and attend to the service. Snacks and toys should be left behind because they distract the other children. Parents are always welcome.

KENYA MISSION
     We are pleased that Fr. Titus, a priest from Kenya, was here to represent his Diocese last weekend. We thank you for you generosity in last week's collection of $5,834.10. If you would like to contact Fr. Titus or support his diocese his address is Fr. Titus Migwi - Catholic Diocese of Nakuru - P.O. Box 938 - Nakuru, Kenya.

HERITAGE DAY
     Saint Juan Diego Parish in Sharpsburg is celebrating its first annual Heritage Day on Saturday, October 6th.  This festival is honoring the varied heritages of our parish with an evening of food, raffles, music, and dancing.  The highlight of the evening is a cash raffle.  First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $500.  Tickets for this raffle is $10 and proceeds will continue to assist Saint Juan Diego Parish to meet its financial obligation.  Members of Saint Juan Diego Parish will be selling raffle tickets after Mass for the next two weekends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses next weekend, September 16th. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Labriola's, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER
     Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. Find more news in the online version of Stewardship Corner at our parish website: http://www.saintscholastica.com/. Look for "Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links.
Good News!
     Nancy Heil asked us to print the following note in response to a donation and note she received from one of our parishioners:

Dear Anonymous Parishioner,
     Thank you for the wonderful new Cinderella and Spiderman backpacks complete with school supplies. They went to eight-year-old Amauri and her seven-year-old brother Tim, who live on the North Side.
     These two extraordinarily polite children have two other siblings. Their mom, who is expecting her fifth child, is supporting their family while her husband completes a program to better himself.

     Thank you and your fellow parishioners for continuing to help me and my volunteers help others.
Yours in Christ,
Nancy


Help Needed!
     · Each week, Nancy and her associates give away 80 or more blankets and four large boxes of sheets and pillowcases. Please continue to donate these items if you can, and please ask friends or relatives to donate if they are able. The need is so great!
     · All items for Nancy 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!
     · On Saturday, September 15th, we will be working with Catholic Charities to clean up a few yards that have been neglected. These homes are in East Liberty and Millvale. We are looking for adult drivers/chaperones and teen volunteers. We will meet at 8:45 am at the Ministry Center and return by 2:00 pm. Call Jamie Dillon by September 10th if you are interested.
Focus On . . . St. Scholastica Catholic Youth Ministry
     The mission of our Youth Ministry is to help youth develop and maintain a lasting relationship with Christ. Through a variety of programs, events and outreach opportunities, we seek to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, work and mission of the parish community. For more information on events, see the Youth Ministry newsletter available in church or visit http://www.stscholasticayouth.org/. Adults who would like to support youth ministry are encouraged to contact Jamie Dillon at 412-781-0186, ext. 20 or by e-mail: youthministry@saintscholastica.com.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     You are invited! We are having a huge Religious Education kick off weekend!
     · Starting with Youth mass on Saturday September 15th at 5:00 pm. In addition to inviting all teens and the families we extend a special invitation to our Homestudy families. After mass we will have a potluck picnic and an outside movie.
     · On Sunday September 16th we will recognize the catechists at the 9:00 am mass. Then all Sunday Religious Education families shall report to the cafeteria at 10:15 am for a light breakfast before continuing to their students classroom to "Meet the Catechist!".
     · For our Tuesday Students we will do the same at 6:15 pm in the cafeteria prior to continuing to the classroom.
     · Selections for our small groups will be after all Sunday masses on September 23rd in the cafeteria. You will have an opportunity to meet the small group leaders.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
     Don your western attire for St. Joseph Parish's murder mystery dinner theater production, Montana Marie Gets Gunned Down at Three! The event is open to all men and women 21 years of age or older. The "who dun it" mystery unravels at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at St. Joseph Parish, 342 Dorseyville Road in O'Hara Township. $20 admission includes a western style buffet dinner of pulled BBQ pork and grilled chicken as well as an entertaining evening that will test your deductive skills. BYOB and mixers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To order, send your contact information along with a check payable to St. Joseph Parish to 342 Dorseyville Rd. , Pittsburgh , PA 15215 Attn: Women's Group; or call Audrey Garrity at 412-225-4590. Don't miss it!

AQUINAS GUILD MEETING
     The Aquinas Guild's first meeting of the new season will be on Tuesday, September 25th, at 10 a.m. in the Duch Pastoral Center. A short business meeting will be followed by the featured speaker, our pastor, Father Ken White. His topic will be "The Church: Always Changing and Always the Same!" All women of the parish are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

HAITI COMMITTEE OCTOBER EVENT
     All parishioners are invited to save the date for a Celebration of Haiti on Sunday, October 21st, following 11:00 Mass, in the Pastoral Center. We will have food, music and information about local organizations who work for Haiti. Come to enjoy and to learn!


READINGS FOR THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 9TH
Sunday: Is 35:4-7a/Jas 2:1-5/Mk 7:31-37
Monday: 1 Cor 5:1-8/Lk 6:6-11
Tuesday: 1 Cor 6:1-11/Lk 6:12-19
Wednesday: 1 Cor 7:25-31/Lk 6:20-26
Thursday: 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13/Lk 6:27-38
Friday: Nm 21:4b-9/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17
Saturday: 1 Cor 10:14-22/Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35
Next Sunday:  Is 50:5-9a/Jas 2:14-18/Mk 8:27-35

2013 MASS INTENTIONS
     Beginning Tuesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m., Masses will be accepted for 2013. Requests can also be mailed or dropped off in the parish office mailbox (across from the parish office).  Please be aware that we have about 1,300 registered families/individuals in our parish. We celebrate about 500 Masses a year in the parish. So if you do the math that means that only one Mass intention is available for every three families/individuals. So we are setting the limit of only two masses per year for each deceased person. Additional Masses for a deceased person will be accepted, but will be sent to the Mission Office for distribution. Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary, Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times. The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. Payment is expected at the time of scheduling.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
     It is time to make reservations for the Diocesan Pilgrimage, led by Bishop David Zubik, to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC for Saturday, October 6, 2012.  In his Apostolic Letter "Porta Fidei", the Holy Father announced a Year of Faith "to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith.  "The Year of Faith...is a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Savior of the world".  If interested in going on pilgrimage to the Basilica with Bishop Zubik, please call 412-963-8885.  Complete reservation listings are available at diopitt.org.

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

MASS INTENTIONS

 Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 8
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Anthony Michael Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 9
   7:30 am  John Marcone (Gene & Debbie Pochapsky)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Thomas Welsh (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, September 10
   8:30 am  Joseph & Mary Katarincic (Katarincic Family)

Tuesday, weekday, September 11
   8:30 am  Anniv., Sr. Rose Marie Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Wednesday, weekday, September 12
   8:30 am  Margaret Fleming (Fleming Family)

Thursday, St. John Chrysostom, bishop & doctor, September 13
   8:30 am  For the Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Fr. Duch (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries)

Friday, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14
   8:30 am  Peter O'Donnell (Byrnes Family)

Saturday, weekday,  September 15
   9:00 am  Charles W. Flynn (Dan & Eileen Gallagher)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 15
   5:00 pm  Mrs. Margaret Cullinan (Jean & Margaret McCague)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 16
   7:30 am  Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Birthday, Anna & John J. Grabowski (JoAnn & Jack Lovey)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
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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-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
http://www.cdtca.org/
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org                                    

September 2, 2012


22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     There are so many laws today that lawyers specialize in their practice much the same way as doctors do. The major divisions of criminal and civil law have long been established. Within those sections of the legal domain lawyers have delved into specialties, sometimes because of personal interest and other times because they find an area of law that they can develop for the benefit of themselves and others. Elder law, patent law, environmental law, and disability law are all areas of specialization that prove to be worthwhile pursuits for students who are considering what field to enter once they complete a degree.
     In the Gospel this weekend Jesus invites a deeper consideration of what the law is. He is not against washing hands before eating, nor is he advising the disciples to let the dishes pile up like the kitchen in a house of college roommates. When the Pharisees point out these violations of lesser laws, Jesus instead brings up the larger laws that are often ignored. Like the parent who ignores certain traffic laws while racing a severely injured child to a doctor, some laws fall to the wayside when there are more important ones to adhere to.
     The lawyer and the judge of course will ask who decides which laws to forsake. The racing parents may still get a speeding ticket, because their haste could endanger the lives of others. The law is meant to protect us all. Jesus asks us to look at some of the major aspects of conduct in the Gospel and to consider whether we may have transgressed. These are the things of the heart where the bounds of law may be less clear, but where the will of God is quite plain. We may not find a lawyer who specializes in laws about greed, deceit, arrogance, or envy, but they are things that are weighed in the balance by the just Judge of all.
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BISHOP'S EDUCATION FUND
     Many of us were blessed to have a Catholic Education in our youth. Please help to make sure that our young people today have the advantage of a solid faith-filled education in a Catholic school. There will be a second collection at all the Masses next weekend for the Bishop's Education Fund. These funds help vulnerable schools to remain open and also assist financially stressed families to send their children to Catholic schools. Thank you for your generosity.

ALL ARE WELCOME! 
     Come celebrate the wonder of gifts and miracle of life for the past 25 years of ministry with the Department for Persons with Disabilities: 
     · Conference on Monday, September 17th, at 9:30 a.m. with Dr. William Gaventa, MDiv, Director of Community and Congregational Supports at the Elizabeth Boggs Center, internationally known expert and advocate for Inclusion in faith, worship, life and education;
     · Celebration of Gifts Liturgy on Sunday, September 30th, at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop David A. Zubik.
     Both events will be held at the O'Connor Hall Building at St. Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Rd., (Crafton), Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  Events are free of charge and open to everyone!  To inquire further, request accommodations, or register for events: please call 412-456-3119 (Voice); 412-456-3122 (TTY); or email: disabilities@diopitt.org

CHILDREN'S LITURGY RESUMES
     Children's Liturgy of the Word resumes next Sunday, September 9th. Children ages 4-10, join our kid-friendly interpretation of the Scriptures during the readings, gospel and homily at the 9 a.m. mass. Follow the children to the Pastoral Center! Adults interested in serving as leaders (2-3 times in a season) and older youth who'd like to help should contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.
     We ask that the children who are sent to the Children's Liturgy be comfortable leaving their parents and that they be able to sit reasonably still and attend to the service. Snacks and toys should be left behind because they distract the other children. Parents are always welcome.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING & OCTOBER EVENT
     The Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 5th, at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome!
     Also, all parishioners are invited to save the date for a Celebration of Haiti on Sunday, October 21st, following 11:00 Mass, in the Pastoral Center. We will have food, music and information about local organizations who work for Haiti. Come to enjoy and to learn!

REST IN PEACE
     We commend George G. Wright to the Lord. He died this past week. We pray for his family: his sons, Bradley and Eric, his brother, Jim, and his former wife, Lou Ann.

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!
     · On Saturday, September 15th, we will be working with Catholic Charities to clean up a few yards that have been neglected. These homes are in East Liberty and Millvale. We are looking for adult drivers/chaperones and teen volunteers.  We will meet at 8:45 am at the Ministry Center and return by 2:00 pm. Call Jamie Dillon by September 10th if you are interested.
     · Nancy Heil's work for poor and homeless people urgently requires sheets and blankets. Other needed items include pillows (bed and throw); bath towels; comforter sets (in sizes other than King); and clean pots and pans. Nancy also requests donations of crackers, nonperishable foods, McDonald's gift certificates (the $5 booklets of paper certificates, please, not plastic gift cards) and Zone 1 bus passes (available at Giant Eagle). She always requests prayers for the people she and her coworkers serve.
     · All items for Nancy 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!
     · If you live near the church and are willing to be on call to lift and carry donated items for Nancy and Ralph Heil, please send your contact information to Andy Bechman at stewardship@saintscholastica.com. Thanks!
Focus On . . . Ministry of Praise
     Parishioners in the Ministry of Praise volunteer to pray at home for Parish needs and parishioner requests. There are no meetings; we just pray! A list is sent to participants every two months. If you would like to join this group, or have a prayer request, please contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: prayerlist@saintscholastica.com.

ALTAR FLOWERS
     This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Terry Paulick by the Paulick Family.

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

VOTER REGISTRATION
     Next weekend, September 8th and 9th, will be VOTER REGISTRATION weekend at St. Scholastica's. Are you a new voter? Have you moved into the State, County, or a new residence since the last election? Will you turn 18 by November 6th? Will you be unable to vote at the local poll on Nov. 6th? If so you will need a new Voter Registration or an application for an Absentee Ballot. College students who will be away at school should pick up an Absentee Application. Everyone must be registered one month before Nov. 6th in order to vote in this year's presidential election.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     You are invited! We are having a huge Religious Education kick off weekend!
     · Starting with Youth mass on Saturday September 15th at 5:00 pm.  In addition to inviting all teens and the families we extend a special invitation to our Homestudy families. After mass we will have a potluck picnic and an outside movie.
     · On Sunday September 16th we will recognize the catechists at the 9:00 am mass. Then all Sunday Religious Education families shall report to the cafeteria at 10:15 am for a light breakfast before continuing to their student's classroom to "Meet the Catechist!"
     · For our Tuesday Students we will do the same at 6:15 pm in the cafeteria prior to continuing to the classroom.
     · Selections for our small groups will be after all Sunday masses on September 23rd in the cafeteria. You will have an opportunity to meet the small group leaders.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
     St. Ursula Parish Support for Grieving Families Ministry is offering a seven week grief support program. Share with others who are grieving the loss of a loved one, in an atmosphere of trust and caring compassion. Your shared experience of loss may be of help to another and, in turn, their experience may bring you a sense of comfort and peace. This free series runs seven consecutive Mondays beginning September 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Sessions will meet in the Saint Ursula Parish Social Hall. For more information or to register call Sister Janice 412-486-6700 ext. 7.

ACT NOW!  JOIN CHOIR!
     The two Sunday Choirs will begin rehearsals the first week of September.  We'd love to have new members!  Why not consider joining either the 9 a.m. Contemporary Choir or the 11 a.m. SATB  (4-Part) Choir?  Now is the time to act!  Both choirs are open to adults and teens.  No audition. Contact Sr. Pat by the end of August at patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com or 412-781-0186 (x17).

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 2ND
Sunday: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8/Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27/Mk7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Monday: 1 Cor 2:1-5/Lk 4:16-30
Tuesday: 1 Cor 2:10b-16/Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday: 1 Cor 3:1-9/Lk 4:38-44
Thursday: 1 Cor 3:18-23/Lk 5:1-11
Friday: 1 Cor 4:1-5/Lk 5:33-39
Saturday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30/Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or 1:18-23
Next Sunday: Is 35:4-7a/Jas 2:1-5/Mk 7:31-37

BENEFIT FOR PITTSBURGH DIOCESAN SEMINARIANS
     Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Comfort Inn in RIDC Park.  Luncheon, door prizes, raffles, Chinese Auction and gamers and card players, if you're so inclined.  Requested donation is $25 and doors open at 10:00 am for players and gamers, 11:00 am is general admittance.  Lunch served at noon.  26th year benefit being sponsored by Pittsburgh Diocesan Committee of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  Please join us!  Reservations by September 2, 2012, contact Lisa 412.824.1032.  Donations in kind also being accepted.

PARISH OFFICE NEWS
     Starting the week of September 2nd the parish office will be open Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. (We will not be open on Labor Day).  We still have weekday masses available for 2012. For your convenience we have a "Will-Call" mail box outside of the parish office. This box can be used for masses, flowers, sacrament and sponsor certificates etc.  Altar flowers are a nice way to honor someone (birthday, wedding, anniversary, date of death, etc.). A donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person. Also, we will publish the person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates please call the parish office 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
Bishop David Zubik will be leading a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 6, 2012. It is being held on the eve of the "Year of Faith" which is set to run from October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013 and will be a very timely opportunity for faith renewal at the beginning of this important year.  The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calls the faithful to go on pilgrimage to Marian Shrines in its recommendations for the Year of Faith.  If interested in bus reservations, please call 412-963-8885 and refer to the diocesan website at diopitt.org for complete reservation listings.

MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 1
   5:00 pm   Louis Kopec (Bonessa Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 2
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Elizabeth Williams, Frances Maher & Helen Vincent (Maher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Terry Paulick (Paulick Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Labor Day, St. Gregory the Great, September 3
   9:00 am  Catherine Childs (Fleming Family)

Tuesday, weekday, September 4
   8:30 am  Frank X. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)

Wednesday, weekday, September 5
   8:30 am  Birthday, Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn)

Thursday, weekday, September 6
   8:30 am  Marietta Wolenter (Charles Wolenter)

Friday, weekday, September 7
   8:30 am  Helen Minshull (St. Monica Society)

Saturday, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8
   9:00 am  Bernice Gimber (Aquinas Guild)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  September 8
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Anthony Michael Farina (Jean Marie & Anthony Farina)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 9
   7:30 am  John Marcone (Gene & Debbie Pochapsky)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Thomas Welsh (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
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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-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

ST. SCHOLASTICA PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Pastor
Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14
frken@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/Bereavement
Sr. Patricia Baker, C.D.P……………………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education & R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, M.Ed……………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com

Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, M.S., M.A., R.R.T…………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21
ginamusser@saintscholastica.com

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22
berciktm@saintscholastica.com

Coordinator of the Protection of Children
Mrs. Mary Swindal…………………………...……..Ext. 10
mswindal@saintscholastica.com
Toll-free Victim's Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

ST. SCHOLASTICA SUPPORT STAFF
Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
amycondosta@ymail.com
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
http://www.cdtca.org/
Principal
Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org