October 28, 2012

 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     Sometimes we can't see the things that are right in front of us. It's not that we're blind. Instead, we are distracted. That's one reason so many states or municipalities have outlawed texting while driving. It is said that drivers that are texting are taking their eyes off the road for a minimum of five seconds. Most do it for a longer time. At highway speeds a car will travel four-hundred-forty feet, almost one-and-a-half times the length of a football field. A lot can happen in that distance, including a crash. Of course, one doesn't have to be texting while driving to run into something while distracted. Running into someone can happen almost anywhere.
     It just so happened that blind Bartimaeus was in the right location to run into Jesus. Well, he didn't actually "run" into him. Bartimaeus was sitting on the side of the road and the crowds passed him by, and when he heard what all the hubbub was about, Bartimaeus called out to Jesus asking to be healed. The noise of the crowd provoked Bartimaeus, and in turn, the cries of Bartimaeus broke through the noise to catch the attention of Jesus.
     Sometimes things happen in our own lives that break through the distractions that may surround us every day. Illness is one of those times that changes how we interact with the world. Our routine is broken. We're no longer on cruise control. We have to reassess where we're at. One of the things that we can do when we're sick is ask to celebrate the sacrament of anointing of the sick. This prayer for healing can bring family and friends together to ask for comfort and hope in a time of trial and distress. The sacrament doesn't guarantee full health. But it is our Catholic prayer, asking God to restore us to the community of faith and to make us whole again so that we can serve others.
                                                ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

THURSDAY IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
     This Thursday, November 1st, is a Holy Day of Obligation, the Feast Of All Saints. On that day we have two scheduled Masses: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm. For your convenience here are some scheduled Masses in our neighboring parishes:

St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Vigil Oct. 31  6:30pm  St. Francis (Harmarville)
         Nov. 1   8:00am  St. Francis (Harmarville)
         Nov. 1 12:00pm  St. Edwards (Blawnox)
         Nov. 1   6:30pm  St. Edwards (Blawnox)

St. Juan Diego
Vigil Oct. 31  4:00pm  St. Mary's (Sharpsburg)
         Nov. 1   7:30pm  Madonna (Sharpsburg)
         Nov. 1   6:30pm  Madonna (Sharpsburg)

COFFEE/DOUGHNUT HOUSE
     Coffee/Doughnut House- Please join us after the 9 am Mass for our monthly parish social. This month's social is being hosted by Mr. Romango's 8th grade CCD group. Special thank you to them for volunteering!

VISIT TO MOUNT ALVERNIA
     The Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to join them on Thursday, November 1st, for a visit to Mount Alvernia, the Franciscan motherhouse in Millvale. St. Scholastica Parish has had an 85-year relationship with this Franciscan community, as they were the religious sisters who taught at our parish school when it opened in 1925.
     Besides a tour of the 125-year-old building, the day will include a special presentation on icons by Sister Rosaire Kopczenski, OSF, a professional artist who has spent five years training with leading American iconographer Peter Pearson and who writes about icons on a regular basis. Sister Rosaire will discuss the development of iconography, which is closely linked with Eastern Rites, the spirituality of creating an icon, and the symbolism depicted in this artwork. As a special treat, Sister Carol Troesch, who taught generations of first graders at our parish school, will be our guide for the tour of the motherhouse, its chapel and beautiful artwork.
     Reservations are required; cost will be $10 which will include lunch. To reserve your place, please call Bernadine Bonessa at 412-963-0198; reservation deadline is Monday, October 29. If you are driving on your own, please plan to arrive at Mount Alvernia by 10:15 a.m. For those wishing to carpool, we will meet in the Duch Pastoral Center at 9:30 am and then proceed to Millvale. We will be at Mount Alvernia from approximately 10:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please call 412-963-0198 with any questions.

A FAMILY PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH
O God our Father,
in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes
to be signs of living faith.
By the light of the Holy Spirit,
lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith,
and by that gift
may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son,
and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy
to all we meet.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.         
--from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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 is in desperate need of men's shoes, clean and in good condition, sizes 10-15, for her work with poor and homeless people. Shoes that are comfortable for walking are best. She also requests pairs of inexpensive "one size fits all" black stretch gloves as well as warm winter gloves for men.
     · Nancy also requests canned fruit (medium size, 13-20 oz. cans are best). Any kind of packaged food which does not need refrigeration and can be eaten without cooking is also useful.
     · All items for Nancy may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule. Please use clean plastic garbage bags for large items, and place all items in bags—loose items are difficult to transport. Thank you!
Good News!
     Our Hope for Haiti Committee's celebration of the people and culture of Haiti last weekend attracted parishioners and members of various local groups that work with people in Haiti. The participants enjoyed conversation over Haitian-inspired foods prepared by members of our committee. Representatives from six Pittsburgh-area groups or programs gave short descriptions of their work and appreciated the chance to talk with and support each other in their common goal of fostering the growth of the Haitian people.

     Thanks to Mr. Romango's 8th grade religious education group for sponsoring our parish social after the 9 a.m. Mass this Sunday!

Focus On . . . Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
     These parishioners distribute Holy Communion at weekend Masses, Holyday Masses and daily Mass. Some of the ministers take communion to homebound parishioners and parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. If you are an active Catholic and you feel you may be called to this ministry, please contact Fr. Ken.

ELECTION 2012
     Please note that distribution of any election-related materials on church property is not permitted. Posting fliers or signs, passing out campaign literature, and leaving unauthorized materials anywhere in the building or on car windshields, are prohibited. We appreciate your compliance with this policy.

FALL FLING
     The annual Fall Fling benefit, "Good Things are Happening at CDTCA", is quickly approaching and we don't want you to miss the opportunity to participate in our raffle during the evening of November 9, 2012.
     10x YOUR MONEY envelopes will be distributed and collected after all Sunday Masses on October 28,2012 and November 4, 2012. For your convenience, envelopes can also be deposited at Mass during the Church collection. You are able to include cash or check (made payable to CDTCA) in your envelope for any value between $10-$50. For instance, If you enclose $25, and your envelope is pulled-you would win $250. There will be 1 winner and the winner does not need to be present.
     ALL of the proceeds go to our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. The children thank you for your support! Any questions, please contact: Dani Folino (412) 287-6197 or Luci Massaro (412) 559-0478.

MEN'S RETREAT
     Have you ever given thought to making a weekend retreat? Maybe this is the moment to pull back (retreat) and STOP LOOK LISTEN- !! St. Scholastica's Men's Retreat begins on Friday of next week, November 9th and ends on Sunday, November 11th at Noon. It will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center at their beautiful South Side grounds overlooking the city of Pittsburgh. The suggested offering is $185.99 (less if you cannot afford it!). For details, please call Jim Fanning at 412-492-8147. If not now . . . when?

THANK YOU...
     The Aquinas Guild would like to thank the following patrons for their generous contributions to the Autumn Song Luncheon Benefit: The Bernard Family, Clare Byrnes, Veronica Constantakis, Harriett Edmonds, Eileen Faison, Jane Finley, Frank B. Fuhrer, III, W. Preston Germain, Grace Ghoshhajra, Traci Guiffre, Judy Hannon, Patricia Helsel, Mary Henry, Francis Hurite, the Katarincic Family, Leonard and Mary Ann Labriola, Carolyn Haas-Leeper, Debra Longhini, Karyn Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Mary Ellen Maher, Lucine Marous, Mildred Marsico, Dr. and Mrs. Louis Martone, Denise McCarthy, Sybil McKeegan, Harry McLaughlin Jr., Barbara McMahon, Karen Lally Meck, Bashie B. Meyer, Leroy and Patricia Moore, Joan Novogradac, Maureen O'Brien, Patty Orringer, Shelley Peconi, Sandy Rhoden, Susan Riley, Sandy Romanelli, Dolores Rueger, the Ruff Family, Peggy Santelli, Joseph Schmitt, Carole Shaughnessy, John and Judy Stafford, Anne Thomasmeyer, and also anyone who contributed anonymously.

ALL SOULS MEMORIAL SERVICE
     Our annual All Souls Memorial Service will be this Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m.  Please consider setting aside time to come to prayerfully remember deceased parishioners, family members and friends.  We particularly invite anyone who has buried a loved one since last November 1, be that from our parish or elsewhere, to attend this Memorial Service.  Let us gather in faith with all who have walked the path of sorrow and loss.  Refreshments will be served in the Pastoral Center after the service. Also, please take time during the month of November to write the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of Life which will be located in the church vestibule throughout November.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: OCTOBER 28TH
Sunday: Jer 31:7-9/Heb 5:1-6/Mk 10:46-52
Monday: Eph 4:32---5:8/Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32/Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Eph 6:1-9/Lk 13:22-30
Thursday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14/1 Jn 3:1-3/Mt 5:1-12a
Friday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26/Lk 14:1, 7-11
 Next Sunday: Dt 6:2-6/Heb 7:23-28/Mk 12:28b-34


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

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, November 5th, 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH RALLY
     Saturday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph's Church in O'Hara.  Cost is $10 per student.  Adults are free.  Please RSVP to Jamie Dillon by October 22nd.

HOLY FAMILY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
     Experience a different culture from your very own home! Holy Family International College Preparatory Program is looking for Home Stay Families to have English-speaking international high school students live in their home while they attend local Catholic high schools during the Spring semester of the 2012-13 school year, starting in January of 2013. Home Stay Families will be paid to care for international students. For more information, contact Lynn Guerra at 412-766-9020 x304 or Guerra.lynn@hfi-pgh.org.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES CONCLUDES FOR THE FALL
     Our fall viewing of the video series Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith has concluded. We plan to show the final five episodes beginning in January.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 27
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 28
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Elijah C. Straw (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Werries)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Bernard Garvey (Garvey Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, October 29
   8:30 am  James McCaffrey (Dr. & Mrs. Michael Shaughnessy)

Tuesday, weekday, October 30
   8:30 am  Luke Hadley (Cordaro Family)

Wednesday, weekday, October 31
   8:30 am  Msgr. Donald Kraus (Parish Community)

Thursday, All Saints Day, November 1
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Theresa Siwicki)
   7:00 pm  John Marous (Donnelly Family)

Friday, The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed,  November 2
   8:30 am  Joseph Costa & Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa)
   7:30 pm  All Souls Scripture Service

Saturday, weekday,  November 3
   9:00 am Mary Certo (Family)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time,  November 3
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 4
   7:30 am  James McCaffrey (John & Dolores Gentilcore & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Kevin D. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Deceased Members of the Trapp & Gimber Families (Daughters)
       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

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                                                       

October 21, 2012

 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     How many times have we seen our children latch on to some instrument, sport, or other activity only to abandon it a few months later? It has happened to all of us. There's the child who insists that he or she is going to play the trombone forever, picks up the instrument, faithfully goes to lessons, and just after mom and dad finally make the outlay on a brand new instrument, the child decides that music is not an interest anymore. Or there's the son or daughter who is intensely interested in soccer, but a year after joining the special teams' league decides soccer isn't that important. A parent could go mad, until we realize that childhood is exactly for this kind of experimentation, finding out what fits and what doesn't.
     In some ways this weekend's Gospel is a bit like this. James and John come to Jesus much like the child who asks for the new drum set because he is absolutely going to practice every day! James and John want their reward for walking all over Galilee and Judea with Jesus. When he asks them if they are ready to endure what will come, they answer like the child who says to the parent, "Oh yes, of course. I will practice (piano, basketball, swimming, saxophone-choose one) every single day!" Jesus tells James and John that they will have the hard work and the tribulation, but the reward is given by the Father.
     Our children discover over time what the things of value they want to work towards are, and what talents they want to develop. Jesus points out to his disciples that one value is being a servant. A life lesson that we can impart to our sons and daughters as they grow up is one that comes from our faith: how we act toward others and how we care for those in need are important, more important than playing trombone or soccer well.
                                                   ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEK
     This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. We pray for missionaries, religious and lay, who have left homes, culture and families to preach the Word of Christ. The second collection is to support local churches, especially those that are newly founded. This collection will take place during the preparation of the gifts. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.

ELECTION 2012
     Please note that distribution of any election-related materials on church property is not permitted. Posting fliers or signs, passing out campaign literature, and leaving unauthorized materials anywhere in the building or on car windshields, are prohibited. We appreciate your compliance with this policy.

PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY
     Why is October 28, Priesthood Sunday, an important celebration for our Catholic community?
     Priesthood Sunday is important for a variety of reasons. The selfless dedication and commitment of our priests is something that needs to be highlighted and recognized. 
     The sexual abuse scandal that continues to rock the Church has really challenged the morale of all priests. It is important to recognize that the overwhelming majority of priests are not abusers and need to be affirmed and supported in their work.
     This Sunday is an ideal time to do that. Take the time to send a card, e-mail, text message, or offer some verbal affirmation to your parish priest. Hold your parish priest in your prayers, and pray for his continued dedication and commitment to the people of God.
     While this affirmation is important, we cannot forget that priests are human beings. They, like all of us, have the same vocation, the same call to holiness in committing themselves to take on the mind and heart of Jesus. Just as we struggle with all of life's issues, so do they. Simply because they are ordained does not remove them from the human condition.  We should not be surprised or shocked when they reveal themselves as weak, vulnerable, or even sinful. It is essential to remember that we all walk the same human journey, continually in need of God's help, support, guidance and healing touch. Find a special way to affirm your parish priest today.

OUTING TO MOUNT ALVERNIA
     Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 1st. The Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish join them for a visit to Mount Alvernia, the Franciscan motherhouse in Millvale.  St. Scholastica Parish has had an 85-year relationship with this Franciscan community, as they were the religious sisters who taught at our parish school when it opened in 1925. Besides a tour of the 100-year-old building, the day will include a special presentation on icons by Sister Rosaire Kopczenski, OSF, a professional artist who has spent five years training with leading American iconographer Peter Pearson and who writes about icons on a regular basis. We will be there from approximately 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and the outing will include lunch. More details will follow in next Sunday's bulletin.

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 is in need of clean sheets and bath towels (new or used) for her work with poor and homeless people. She also requests pairs of inexpensive "one size fits all" black stretch gloves. These are useful in the time before the weather turns cold.
· Nancy also requests canned fruit (medium size, 13-20 oz. cans are best). Any kind of packaged food which does not need refrigeration and can be eaten without cooking is also useful.
· If you are able to lift items and walk steps and are willing to lift and carry donated items on Monday morning after Mass, please send your contact information to Andy Bechman at stewardship@saintscholastica.com. Thanks!
· All items for Nancy may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule. Please use clean plastic garbage bags for large items, and place all items in bags—loose items are difficult to transport. Thank you!
Focus On . . . Music Ministry
     Music Ministers are adults, teens and children who enhance the quality of prayer and worship at our liturgies by leading the assembly in song and by encouraging full participation. Opportunities for adults and teens include: cantor, the 9 a.m. Contemporary Choir, the 11 a.m. SATB Choir, and instrumentalists. If you are interested in music ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at 412-781-0186, ext. 17 or by e-mail: patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses this weekend, October 21st.  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.

YOUTH MASS
     The next Youth Mass is Saturday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm.  Any youth wishing to join the choir should report at 3:30 pm.  We will have the Rite of Enrollment for our confirmation candidates at this mass.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES CONCLUDES FOR THE FALL
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message? Join us 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 fifth episode this Thursday evening, October 25th, at 7:30 pm the Pastoral Center. The episode is on "Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure."  The video lasts about an hour. After viewing, there will be half an hour to share your reactions and thoughts if you wish. We will show the remaining five episodes after the winter holidays.
     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.

FALL FLING
     The annual Fall Fling benefit, "Good Things are Happening at CDTCA", is quickly approaching and we don't want you to miss the opportunity to participate in our raffle during the evening of November 9, 2012.
     10x YOUR MONEY envelopes will be distributed and collected after all Sunday Masses on October 28, 2012 and November 4, 2012.  For your convenience, envelopes can also be deposited at Mass during the Church collection. You are able to include cash or check (made payable to CDTCA) in your envelope for any value between $10-$50. For instance, If you enclose $25, and your envelope is pulled-you would win $250. There will be 1 winner and the winner does not need to be present.
     ALL of the proceeds go to our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. The children thank you for your support! Any questions, please contact: Dani Folino (412) 287-6197 or Luci Massaro (412) 559-0478.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
     I want to give you an update on our school. The GREAT news is that our school population is now at 153 students! Three years ago it was 121. Our parish has the most students (85), St. Joseph's is in second place (17), St. Maria Goretti in Bloomfield is in third place (9). There are a total of 21 parishes represented in our school of 103 families with transportation provided by eight school districts. We have ten full-time teachers with three part-time teachers (K-8) and one part-time teacher for our Pre-K. Sister Dorothy in her third year as administrator has been doing a wonderful job, as well as our teachers and administrative staff. I am grateful to them and to our parents who have entrusted their children into our care for a Catholic Education.  Fr. Ken

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: OCTOBER 21ST
Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45
Monday: Eph 2:1-10/Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday: Eph 2:12-22/Lk 12:35-38
Wednesday: Eph 3:2-12/Lk 12:39-48
Thursday: Eph 3:14-21/Lk 12:49-53
Friday: Eph 4:1-6/Lk 12:54-59
Saturday: Eph 4:7-16/Lk 13:1-9
Next Sunday: Jer 31:7-9/Heb 5:1-6/Mk 10:46-52

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

HOPE FOR HAITI CELEBRATION
     On Sunday, October 21st, the St. Scholastica Hope For Haiti Committee will hold a celebration and fellowship event for Pittsburgh-based groups who share the goal of bringing real hope, assistance and change to Haiti and people wishing to learn more about progress in Haiti.  The site is the St. Scholastica Pastoral Center.  The time is noon to 2:30 pm.  There will be an informal luncheon, fellowship and an opportunity to learn about our city's efforts to help Haiti and her people.  We welcome everyone.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     There will be a check in for all Homestudy Religious Education Student on Sunday, October 21st, from  10:30 am-11:15 am in the new school building.

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, November 5th, 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH RALLY
     Saturday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph's Church in O'Hara.  Cost is $10 per student.  Adults are free.  Please RSVP to Jamie Dillon by October 22nd.

REST IN PEACE
     Please pray for the repose of the souls of Stephen Miketic and Cay Hamilton.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 20
   5:00 pm  Matthew Elder (Connie Donnelly)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21
   7:30 am  John C. Sheedy (Maureen S. O'Brien)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Respect Life
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Carmela Ferraro (Gerard & Carole Werries & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, October 22
   8:30 am  Paul Slomer (Joan Slomer)

Tuesday, weekday, October 23
   8:30 am  Matthew Elder (Sam & Barb Spencer)

Wednesday, weekday, October 24
   8:30 am  Francis "Mike" Driscoll (Carl Macino)

Thursday, weekday, October 25
    8:30 am  Irma Bandi (Gonzalez Family)

Friday, weekday,  October 26
    8:30 am  Stephen & Margaret Dolak (Sr. Dorothy)

Saturday, weekday,  October 27
   9:00 am  Margaret Trout (Gonzalez Family)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 27
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 28
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Elijah C. Straw (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Werries)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Bernard Garvey (Garvey Family)
       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.
     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                                           

October 14, 2012

 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     This past week we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. So many home gardens have a statue of St. Francis, often holding a bird. We think of him as the saint of animals and nature. But Francis as a young man was part of a military expedition against a neighboring province. After being captured, he languished as a prisoner for a year until he was released. He returned to a carefree life. His father was a wealthy merchant and Francis had few worries about his future. Over a period of conversion, Francis went to nurse lepers, and eventually renounced his father and his inheritance, stripping off even the clothes that were his and returning them to his family. It was this dramatic step that set him on the road to a life of holy poverty.
     The Gospel this weekend points to that kind of dramatic break with the world. Jesus tells the man who runs up to him to go and sell what he has and give it to the poor and then follow him. The man cannot do it, and so he walks away. The disciples are astounded at the turn of events. None of them have any great wealth, but they wonder if anyone can be saved.
     Francis took this Gospel in a quite literal sense, and so ended up disposing of everything. For the most part, Christians have interpreted this Gospel story as an important lesson on the need to have a certain amount of detachment in this life. Clearly we are not all meant to be St. Francis. But his radical interpretation reminds us that we can cling too closely to all that we have and lose sight of the greater meaning in our lives. Since all that we have is already a gift from God, we recognize that these things are only ours for a brief time before we are called to give an accounting in the age to come.
                                                           ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
     Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday. We pray for missionaries, religious and lay, who have left homes, culture and families to preach the Word of Christ. The second collection is to support local churches, especially those that are newly founded. This collection will take place during the preparation of the gifts. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.

ANOINTING MASS
     This week we will have the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, October 14th. We invite all who are ill, facing an operation, in frail health, undergoing chemotherapy, and those weighed down with addictions or emotional distress to be anointed next week. You remember that we used to call this anointing the "Last Rites". After Vatican Council II this Sacrament was renamed the "Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick" to include all who are weighed down in body, mind or spirit. So join us this Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass.

CALLING ALL BAKERS!
     Ladies, it is time to turn those ovens on and bake those delicious specialties of yours for the Autumn Song Luncheon! Lorraine Maslaney would especially appreciate it if they can be dropped off at her house on Friday, October 19th, all day, at 218 Tenth Street, Aspinwall. If that does not work for you, they can also be brought to the Pittsburgh Field Club the day of the luncheon. Please call Lorraine at 412-781-1964 if you have any questions.

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.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES CONTINUES
     Do you want to deepen your grasp of the Christian message? 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 on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Pastoral Center until 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 "Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God."
     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.

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 is in desperate need of men's shoes, clean and in good condition, sizes 10-15, for her work with poor and homeless people. Shoes that are comfortable for walking are best.
     · Nancy also requests 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 use clean plastic garbage bags for large items, and place all items in bags—loose items are difficult to transport. Thank you!

Good News!
     Our Youth Ministry Scavenger Hunt for Warmth netted over 100 blankets and many pillows, socks and other items for homeless persons. Nancy reports that not only did our young people collect these items, they helped her fold and store them late into last Saturday evening. "In times like these when we hear all the negative political ads," Nancy says, "it can be hard to be positive. But if our world is in these young peoples' hands, we're going to be okay." Nancy sends special thanks to Jamie Dillon for all of her good work, and especially for coordinating the Scavenger Hunt so carefully to provide the items that are needed most.

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

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
     The Autumn Song Benefit being held on October 20th at the Pittsburgh Field Club is approaching fast! The deadline for making reservations is October 16th, but sooner is always better! Karyn Lynch will be taking reservations at 412-963-9399.
     The Aquinas Guild is still hoping for donations for this event, which helps to support the church, community and CDTCA. Weekend getaways; tickets to sporting, theatrical, or musical events; golf experiences; gift certificates to local shops, restaurants or anything else you have to offer, would be so very helpful. If you have a donation, please contact Ursula Meyer at 412-782-4408 or Ursula@meyerfamilia.com. Thank you!!!

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.  It promises to be a fun-filled evening with a featured live musical performance by Bill Deasy, great auction items, and delicious food stations. You should have received your invitation, however, if needed there are extra invites in the school office as well as the Church vestibule. Any questions? Contact Dani Folino at danifolino@verizon.net or Luci Massaro massaro6@verizon.net.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
     Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for an Altar Server training session. 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. A session will be held after the 11 am Mass on  October 14th. To register and receive the required study materials, please contact Peggy Santelli at pssantelli@gmail.com.

NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB CONCERT
     The University of Notre Dame's 70 voice men's Glee Club will be sharing their repertoire of classical, spiritual, folk, and barbershop tunes here at St. Scholastica Parish at 7:30 pm this Sunday, October 14th. St. Scholastica alumnus and Notre Dame student Will Docimo is a member of the Glee Club and will conclude the concert by conducting traditional Notre Dame songs. The concert will be enjoyable for families and music-lovers alike.  For more information, see gleeclub.nd.edu.

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.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: OCTOBER 14TH
Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31---5:1/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday:   Gal 5:1-6/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday:   Gal 5:18-25/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday:   2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9
Friday:    Eph 1:11-14/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday:   Eph 1:15-23/Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday:Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

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

HAITI COMMITTEE CELEBRATION          
     A Celebration of Haiti at St. Scholastica: Sunday, October 21st.
     You are invited to join our parish's Haiti Committee members and other local Haiti support organizations as we celebrate Haiti with food, music, displays and valuable information about various projects seeking to give hope to its people. We will hold the event in the Pastoral Center on Sunday, October 21st, 12:00 noon through 2:00 pm. Please come for a great sampling of refreshments and conversation - all are welcome!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
     There will be a check in for all Homestudy Religious Education Students on Sunday. October 21st from 10:30 am-11:15 am in the new school building.

REST IN PEACE
     Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Marous, husband of Lucine.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
     We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses next weekend, October 21st.  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.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 13
   5:00 pm  Joseph Yasinsky (John & Marlene Yasinksky)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 14
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Bobbie Marsico (Jean Rusch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Adeline Alvino (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Saint Teresa of Jesus, October 15
   8:30 am  Maria Andreaggi (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Tuesday, weekday, October 16
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Yolanda Floria)

Wednesday, Saint Ignatius of Antioch, October 17
   8:30 am  Katherine Cush (husband, Dan Cush)

Thursday, Saint Luke, evangelist, October 18
    8:30 am  Matthew T. Elder (Charlena Cunningham & Pam York)

Friday, Saint John de Brebeuf and Issac Jogues, October 19
    8:30 am  Ruth Scholl (Family)

Saturday, weekday,  October 20
   9:00 am  Thomas Monteverde (Connie Donnelly)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 20
   5:00 pm  Matthew Elder (Connie Donnelly)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21
   7:30 am  John C. Sheedy (Maureen S. O'Brien)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Respect Life
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am…Carmela Ferraro (Gerard & Carole Werries & 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

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                                        

October 7, 2012

27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
     About one-third of marriages end in divorce in the United States. The reasons for such an outcome are as varied as the individuals involved. Few of those who do divorce experience the high-profile questioning and scrutiny that public figures like celebrities or politicians do when they go through a divorce. Recent events in the past few months show that the private lives of public figures are never really private.
     The Gospel this weekend tackles the closest of human relationships: the marriage of a man and a woman. In Mark's story, Jesus quotes the Book of Genesis, pushing together verses from the first and second chapters. In the first chapter of Genesis, humankind is created male and female in the divine image. In the second story of creation in chapter 2, the creation of woman is described as coming out of man, which is why the man now clings to his wife and the two become one.
     In reflecting this biblical understanding of marriage, the church expects that a sacramental marriage between a man and a woman is permanent, a sign of the union between Christ and his people. At the same time, for a variety of reasons, the church recognizes that not every marriage may be a full and complete sacramental union. Sometimes the love that was professed on the wedding day was not a full and freely given consent to be joined together as one. That is why after a divorce, one or the other party may seek an annulment through the church, recognizing that the first union was not the full and complete sign of unity that is an example of Christ's complete love for us. If you, or someone you know, are divorced, please be a part of Sunday worship with the community of faith. If you've not yet spoken with a priest about your situation call the parish office to make a confidential appointment. As the Gospel suggests, Christ wants to embrace all his children.
                                                             ©2012 Liturgical Publications Inc

ANOINTING MASS
     Next week we will have the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, October 14th. We invite all who are ill, facing an operation, in frail health, undergoing chemotherapy, and those weighed down with addictions or emotional distress to be anointed next week. You remember that we used to call this anointing the "Last Rites". After Vatican Council II this Sacrament was renamed the "Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick" to include all who are weighed down in body, mind or spirit. So join us next Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass.

CALLING ALL BAKERS!
     Ladies, it is almost time to pull out your aprons, and think about the delicious baked goods that add so much to the Autumn Song Luncheon! Everyone loves to take home a sweet reminder of the fun day, such as, cakes, pies, cookies, breads, gourmet nuts, snack mixes, candies, or whatever your specialty is! If you would like to donate to this great cause, items can be dropped off all day, Friday, October 19th, at Lorraine Maslaney's house at 218 Tenth Street, Aspinwall. Baked goods can also be brought to the Pittsburgh Field Club the day of the luncheon. Please call Lorraine at 412-781-1964 if you have any questions.

LIFE CHAIN TODAY
     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.

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 3:30 pm.  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.

PARISH BLOG
     Our parish blog is open!  The name of the blog is "Holy Conversation." It can be found at http://stscholastica.blogspot.com. We plan to post all kinds of things on the blog--notices of parish events, pictures, observations, and reflections. Audio recordings of several of Fr. Ken's homilies are there now. 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!

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 and chaperones 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!
· Last week, Nancy Heil and her associates had so many poor and homeless persons in their line that they ran out of blankets. They are also in desperate need of sheets and pillowcases. As the weather cools, outdoor sleeping bags designed for low temperatures become important. Clean afghans and bedspreads are also helpful. Please continue to donate these items if you can. The need is great!
· Nancy also requests bath towels, very warm large men's gloves, and poptop canned soup that is not condensed (the people Nancy gives the soup to have little access to water or heat).
· All items for Nancy may be placed in the bins in the church vestibule. Please use clean plastic garbage bags for large items, and place all items in bags—loose items are difficult to transport. Thank you!
Good News!
Nancy asked us to extend her gratitude this week to Sr. Dorothy and to the children and parents at CDTCA who help her in her work. Mrs. Yaksich's 4th graders open plastic bags, members of Girl Scout Troop 50844 transport items and many others help as well. Nancy says "The children know they are doing something real, something that isn't make-believe. It really plants the seeds."
Focus On . . . The Respect Life Committee
The Respect Life Committee meets monthly, serving the parish through education, projects and services on issues relating to the sanctity of human life. An annual bus is sponsored to the January March for Life in Washington, D.C. The committee cooperates with the Diocesan Social Awareness Office and is part of a Pro-Life Cluster of local churches. If you would like to join in our work, please contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: respectlife@saintscholastica.com.

PET BLESSING
     Fr. Kenneth White will bless our pets on Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 pm in front of the church.  All animals, pets and friends of animals are welcome to attend.

AUTUMN SONG BENEFIT
     October 20th will be here before you know it! Don't forget to make your reservations for a date with your friends at the Autumn Song Luncheon to dine, watch the wonderful fashion show by Carabella, win one of the wonderful auction items, and take home dessert for later! Karyn Lynch can be reached at 412-963-9399 to make those reservations.  Also; everyone could use $1000.00; so send those raffle tickets in, and you may get lucky! We are still looking for donations, which are a huge part of making this benefit a success. Please contact Ursula Meyers at 412-782-4408 or ursula@meyerfamilia.com, if you have anything to donate to this great cause. If you have not yet received an invitation, not to worry. Call Mary Bernard at 412-818-6636 and she will make certain to save a seat for you! Tickets are $40.00.

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.  It promises to be a fun-filled evening with a featured live musical performance by Bill Deasy, great auction items, and delicious food stations. You should have received your invitation, however, if needed there are extra invites in the school office as well as the Church vestibule. Any questions? Contact Dani Folino at danifolino@verizon.net or Luci Massaro at massaro6@verizon.net.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
     Students in the 4th grade and above are invited to join us for an Altar Server training session. 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. A session will be held after the 11 a.m. Mass on  October 14th. To register and receive the required study materials, please contact Peggy Santelli at pssantelli@gmail.com.

NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB CONCERT
     The University of Notre Dame's 70 voice men's Glee Club will be sharing their repertoire of classical, spiritual, folk, and barbershop tunes here at St. Scholastica Parish at 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 14th. St. Scholastica alumnus and Notre Dame student Will Docimo is a member of the Glee Club and will conclude the concert by conducting traditional Notre Dame songs. The concert will be enjoyable for families and music-lovers alike. If you are willing to host two or more ND Glee Club men overnight after the concert, please contact Doug Keverline (dkeverline@alumni.nd.edu) or talk to parishioner Anne Docimo, docimoab@upmc.edu. For more information, see gleeclub.nd.edu.

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.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: OCTOBER 7TH
Sunday: Gn 2:18-24/Heb 2:9-11/Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12
Monday: Gal 1:6-12/Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday: Gal 1:13-24/Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Gal 2:1-2, 7-14/Lk 11:1-4
Thursday: Gal 3:1-5/Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Gal 3:7-14/Lk 11:15-26
Saturday: Gal 3:22-29/Lk 11:27-28
Next Sunday:Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
                                            ©Liturgical Publications Inc

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.

YEAR OF FAITH
     With his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. The first day of the Year of Faith is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) and also the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
     The upcoming Year of Faith is a "summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world (Porta Fidei 6). In other words, the Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The "door of faith" is opened at one's baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church.
[Text slightly adapted from the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/index.cfm. Check out the site for more resources related to the Year of Faith.]

CATHOLICISM VIDEO SERIES CONTINUES
     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 on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Pastoral Center until October 25.  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.

MASS INTENTIONS:
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 (Reese Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Rita Ober (Catherine Fabian)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, October 8
   8:30 am  Don Kennedy Jr., Donald Kennedy & Dorothy Madzelonka (Kennedy-Madzelonka Family)

Tuesday, weekday, October 9
   8:30 am  Msgr. D. Kraus (Jo & Natalie Certo)

Wednesday, weekday, October 10
   8:30 am  James F. Larkin (Mary H. Larkin)

Thursday, weekday, October 11
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Joan Slomer)

Friday, weekday, October 12
   8:30 am  Frank & Rose Donaghue (Katarincic Family)

Saturday, weekday,  October 13
   9:00 am Andrea Certo (Family)   

Saturday, Vigil of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  October 13
   5:00 pm  Joseph Yasinsky (John & Marlene Yasinksky)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 14
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Bobbie Marsico (Jean Rusch)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Adeline Alvino (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

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