April 28, 2013

 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
      It's not possible for even the most astute law enforcement official to have memorized every law he is subject to. The catalog of federal, state, and local laws is simply too great. Volumes of legal code cover everything from street parking to espionage, from hunting waterfowl to truancy, from drunk driving to emission standards. Laws and ordinances abound, yet the vast majority of us go about our business each day without much of a nod to their existence. A speed limit sign may catch our attention (especially if there are flashing lights behind us). We might also keep strict compliance with our local recycling laws because it makes us feel meritorious. But generally speaking we follow the law without actually knowing all of it.
      Today's Gospel takes place during the Last Supper. Judas had left and the other disciples were listening to Jesus. It is in this context that he gives them a new commandment: "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (Jn 13:34-35).
      There is the law that we must observe if we are to consider ourselves to be disciples, that is, followers of Jesus. We don't need to memorize the entire US Code or all the laws of the state in which we live to stay in compliance with the law. In the same way it is no longer necessary for us to remember all of the laws and ordinances in the Books of Leviticus, or Numbers, or Deuteronomy. We have a new law given to us by Christ. We are to "love one another." Those three words certainly have far reaching implications. We have guidance on how to follow Christ from the church. In our daily activities we have to act on what is the most loving thing to do.
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 THANK YOU FROM KATE FLETCHER
      Many thanks and blessings to all of you for the $4,075.00 collected for the orphan children of Hekima Place.  We are also most grateful for those who have decided to sponsor a child in school.  You may follow our progress at hekimaplace.org.  The children and I are praying for you each and every date.  ~ Kate

FREYA STRING QUARTET
      The Aspinwall Presbyterian Performing Arts Series would like to invite you to two upcoming performances.
      Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Avenue.  Pittsburgh Gospel Choir with Dr. Herbert Jones, director.
      Friday, May 10th at 7:00pm at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, Freya String Quartet with, Jason Neukom, violin, Ashley Buckley, violin, Jason Hohn, viola and Katya Janpoladyan, cello.
      Free will offering.  Handicapped Accessible and free parking. For more information go to aspinwallchurch.org

PRAYER RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
      The parish would like to support you in your role as parents, the primary models of Christian living for your children. We have obtained copies of a short, paperback book called Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry.If you would like a copy of the book, please notify Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com or leave a voicemail that includes your name (clearly please) at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18. We will make a copy available at church for you to pick up. There is no charge to you--the parish would like to make this an Easter gift to you and your family.

DUQUESNE OPEN HOUSE
      Duquesne University's largest open house event, DuquesneFest, will be held this summer on Sunday, June 9, 2013 beginning at 8:00 am.  This exciting day is a fun way for Fall 2013 high school seniors to learn more about the University.  Register with Duquesne's Office of Admissions online at duq.edu/duquesnefest.

WORK DAY FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES
      We are having a work day for Catholic Charities on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  This is open to all teens and adults.  Please RSVP by Thursday, May 2nd to Jamie Dillon.

DAILY PRAYER BOOKLET
      In the vestibule of the church we have free copies of "Give Us THIS DAY: Daily Prayer for Today's Catholic".  Some of these are even in LARGE PRINT!  Feel free to take one home with you and subscribe for a year. 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
      Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others.
Help Needed!
      · Nancy Heil requests donations of women's summer tops and bottoms (in all sizes, but especially in large sizes), washcloths and large bath towels, and adult-sized backpacks.
      · Food items that are needed include rice, canned chili or stew, canned fruits (approximately 15 oz. cans are best), and canned vegetables.
Focus on . . . the Hope for Haiti Committee
The committee facilitates St. Scholastica Parish's financial support of students at Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti, and offers events and materials to increase our understanding of Haiti and our solidarity with the needy children of Haiti. Our activities include a Christmas gift project for Good Samaritans School, sale of Haitian craft items, guest speakers and educational articles for the parish bulletin. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. New members and new ideas are always welcome! Contact Maureen O'Brien at: hopeforhaiti@saintscholastica.com.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      We are now accepting registrations for the 2013/2014 Religious Education year.  Registrations received before May 10th will receive a discount.  Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

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, April 29th, 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 baptismal preparation session will be held on June 10th.

CATHOLIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
      Patricia McElligott, author of the pictorial history, Irish Pittsburgh, will address the Catholic Historical Society on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 pm at O'Connor Hall at St. Paul Seminary located at 2900 Noblestown Road in the Crafton area.  McElligott's presentation will emphasize the role of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Mercy Hospital in the survival of the Irish immigrants who moved from starvation-level poverty in the 19th century to middle class prosperity in the 20th century.  This talk will include dozens of pictures depicting every aspect of Irish life in years after the Famine.   
      McElligott's lecture is sponsored by the Catholic Historical Society of Western PA, an organization that promotes the teaching and dissemination of the history of the Catholic Church in Western PA.  This talk is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 412.921.4421.

A LETTER FROM BISHOP ZUBIK
      As part of my pastoral responsibility and deep concern for the welfare of all, I try to make certain that you are kept informed when any allegation of abuse of minors is made, no matter how dated.
      We recently received information that a deceased priest—Father John Wellinger—who had been removed from ministry nearly two decades ago, abused a victim when he was Parochial Vicar at Saint James Parish, Wilkinsburg, from June 1981 to July 1985.
      If you or a loved one were harmed as a minor by Father Wellinger or any person representing the Church of Pittsburgh, please contact our diocesan Victim Assistance Hotline at 1-888-808-1235. You can also call the state abuse hotline at 1-800-932-0313 or report it to local civil authorities. You need not carry this burden alone.
      Please know that I will continue to do all that is possible in addressing the tragedy of predatory abuse of minors and to keep you informed.
Grateful for our belief that "Nothing is Impossible with God," I am
Your brother in Christ,
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
      Come celebrate spring and join other parish women in friendship at the Aquinas Guild end-of-year luncheon. All women of the parish are invited to attend a luncheon at the Fox Chapel Golf Club on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Guest speaker will be Sister Marian Senish, C.D.P., who leads many retreats in our area. Her topic is "Laughter Is the Best Medicine." Cost of the lunch is $25.
      To make a reservation, please send a $25 check payable to the Aquinas Guild to Bernadine Bonessa, 111 Hickory Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please specify your entrée choice, either Sole Veronique or Lemon Chicken. Reservation deadline is May 10. Call 412-963-0198 with any questions.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 28TH
Sunday: Acts 14:21-27/Rv 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/Jn 15:1-8 or Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21/Jn 15:9-11
Friday: 1 Cor 15:1-8/Jn 14:6-14
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/Jn 15:18-21
Next Sunday:Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/Jn 14:23-29

CDTCA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
      Tee up for education and play where the pros play . . . CDTCA is having its Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. The day includes, lunch, golfing and a dinner with awards and prizes. For more information, please contact Taylor Abbett 412-281-1442 or taylor@tailoredmarketing.com.

HISTORY OF CONFIRMATION, PART TWO
      Congratulations to our young people who were confirmed last weekend! This week we continue our quick look at the history of the sacrament.
      By the early 20th century, Confirmation had become separated from its original close connection with Baptism for Catholics of the Western (Latin) rite.
      The Second Vatican Council, as part of its general effort to go back to the traditions of the early church in order to renew the modern church, reaffirmed the connection of Confirmation with Baptism. The Confirmation ritual now included a renewal of baptismal vows. Candidates were encouraged to use their baptismal names and to have their godparents as Confirmation sponsors.
      In addition, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) revived the ancient catechumenate (the way that most adults entered the church) in new form. The RCIA emphasized the close connection among the three "Sacraments of Initiation:" Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. People who were baptized at the Easter Vigil would be immediately confirmed by the priest who baptized them before proceeding to receive Eucharist for the first time.
      This reconnection of the sacraments of initiation has sometimes affected the timing of Confirmation. For some years in the Greensburg Diocese, for example, second-graders were confirmed at the same time that they received their First Communion, restoring the ancient order of the sacraments. Most dioceses, including Pittsburgh, have chosen to retain celebration by a bishop at a later age.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Openings are available in most grades. Please contact the school if interested in a tour at 412-781-7927. Financial aid is available.

MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 27
   5:00 pm  Noonan Family (Marjorie N. Ladley)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
  
Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 28
   7:30 am  Edward P. Williams (Rosemary & Mark Studer)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch 
   11:00 am  Thomas Maher (Wehrle Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Catherine of Siena, April 29
   8:30 am  Edward P. Williams (Sally Hughes)
      
Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 30
   8:30 am  Helen K. Gallagher (Gallagher Family)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 1
   8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (Sister, Lorraine Clifford)
  
Thursday, St. Athanasius,  May 2
   8:30 am  Birthday, Gaetano Costanzo (Barbara & Louis Costanzo)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 3
   8:30 am  Leo Piatkowski (Bill & Jean Eckert)
 
Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 4
   9:00 am  James & Thomas Liberatore (Eleanor Liberatore)

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 4
   5:00 pm  John Vollmer (Edna Jenca)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
  
Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 5
   7:30 am  Nancy McSorley (Mihm Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Franklin C. Snyder (wife, Patricia Snyder)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com

Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

April 21, 2013

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
      Studies done at the Université de Montréal in Canada in 2010 and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, in 2012, show amazing correlations of voice processing and the understanding of maternal speech in infants. The Canadian study showed that newborns distinctly process their mother's voice differently from the voice of strangers. The Hungarian study provided evidence for understanding of a mother's speech in an infant even before vocabulary was being formed. Along with other investigations, researchers are uncovering information about the strong connection between mother and child, a bond that allows a child to recognize his or her mother long before the identification is made through words and concepts.
      In the Gospel, Jesus says, "My sheep hear my voice" (Jn 10:27). Medieval theologians and mystics like St. Anselm of Canterbury or Julian of Norwich would speak about the generative and nurturing qualities of Christ who brought forth life in his people through the power of his resurrection and keeps them close to himself as a mother cherishes her child. As the Gospel this weekend relates, the shepherd gives the sheep eternal life and no one can take them from the shepherd's hand.
      The scientific studies on infants and mothers keep coming back to the close connection that exists between those who bear children and bring them forth into the world. In this Easter season, when we celebrate the new birth given to each of us through the waters of baptism, we recognize that we have been joined to Christ in a sacramental way. The font is both tomb and womb where we die to sin and are born anew in Christ. Because he brings us forth as newborn sons and daughters of God, it only makes sense that we would "hear his voice," because he has been speaking to us from the moment we were born in him. Christ nurtures us in our life of grace and helps us mature in him.
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MARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
Actual: $53,426.31
Budget: $57,844.50
Shortfall: $(4,418.19)

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      We are now accepting registrations for the 2013/2014 Religious Education year. Registrations received before May 10th will receive a discount. Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

ANNUAL 5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
      Saturday, April 27th, at Hartwood Acres at 10:00 am. Please come (and bring your friends!) to our annual Family Fun Run/Walk. Stroller and Pets welcome. All proceeds benefit our mission trip. $15 per person, $30 per family. Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

YOUTH MINISTRY
      Youth Ministry is selling hoagies for $7.50. Orders are due Sunday, April 28th. Turkey and Italian are available. Pick up is May 4th & 5th after Mass. Email Jamie Dillon to order, jamiedillon@comcast.net.

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

FREYA STRING QUARTET
      The Aspinwall Presbyterian Performing Arts Series would like to invite you to two upcoming performances.
      Sunday, April 28th at 4:00 pm at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Avenue. Pittsburgh Gospel Choir with Dr. Herbert Jones, director.
      Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, Freya String Quartet with, Jason Neukom, violin, Ashley Buckley, violin, Jason Hohn, viola and Katya Janpoladyan, cello.
      Free will offering. Handicapped Accessible and free parking. For more information go to aspinwallchurch.org.

PRAYER RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
      The parish would like to support you in your role as parents, the primary models of Christian living for your children. We have obtained copies of a short, paperback book called Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. If you would like a copy of the book, please notify Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com or leave a voicemail that includes your name (clearly please) at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18. We will make a copy available at church for you to pick up. There is no charge to you--the parish would like to make this an Easter gift to you and your family.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
      Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others. 
Help Needed!
      · Nancy Heil continues to request donations of duffel bags, adult-sized backpacks, men's jeans or casual pants, sizes 46-60, large bath towels and washcloths, ladies' large bras (size 42 and up) and Zone 1 bus tickets (available at Giant Eagle).
      · Food items that are needed include canned fruit (approximately 15 oz. cans are best), canned chili or other similar meals, boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper, and cereal.

Focus On . . . The Aquinas Guild
      The woman's organization of the parish, the Aquinas Guild has been a vital part of St. Scholastica's for more than 70 years. Members come together to hear interesting speakers, to participate in group activities and local events, to make new friends, and to enrich their spiritual lives. The Guild holds an annual benefit luncheon, The Autumn Song, to help fund parish and community programs and activities. It also sponsors a Lenten Day of Reflection that is open to both men and woman of the parish. Monthly meetings are held between September and May, generally on the third Wednesday of the month. To learn more or join, contact Tina Petrusic-Cooper at: aquinasguild@saintscholastica.com.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
      Today is the 50th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which was instituted by Pope Paul VI during the Second Vatican Council. The entire Church and all Her members are charged with the work of fostering priestly and religious vocations. Please pray that young people, especially those from our parish, will be open to God's call in their lives. For information about priestly vocations or to contact Fr. Joe Freedy, the Vocation Director, please visit pghpriest.com.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Margaret Connolly, mother of Peggy Connolly, and Mary Bechman, mother of Andrew Bechman.

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, April 29th, 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.

CATHOLIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
      Patricia McElligott, author of the pictorial history, Irish Pittsburgh, will address the Catholic Historical Society on Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 pm at O'Connor Hall at St. Paul Seminary located at 2900 Noblestown Road in the Crafton area. McElligott's presentation will emphasize the role of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Mercy Hospital in the survival of the Irish immigrants who moved from starvation-level poverty in the 19th century to middle class prosperity in the 20th century. This talk will include dozens of pictures depicting every aspect of Irish life in years after the Famine. McElligott's lecture is sponsored by the Catholic Historical Society of Western PA, an organization that promotes the teaching and dissemination of the history of the Catholic Church in Western PA.
      This talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412.921.4421.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 21ST
Sunday: Acts 13:14, 43-52/Rv 7:9, 14b-17/Jn 10:27-30
Monday: Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10
Tuesday: Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30
Wednesday: Acts 12:24--13:5a/Jn 12:44-50
Thursday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14/Mk 16:15-20
Friday: Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6
Saturday: Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14
Next Sunday: Acts 14:21-27/Rv 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

HISTORY OF CONFIRMATION, PART 1
      We are celebrating the Confirmation of a group of our young people this weekend. In the bulletin over the next few weeks, we will take a look at the history and meaning of the sacrament.
       It seems that what we call Confirmation was originally a part of the early Christian rite for initiation into the community, that is, Baptism. The celebration of Christian initiation varied from place to place and time to time, but usually involved these elements:
      · celebration at the Easter Vigil as the local community gathered with its leader, the bishop;
      · a triple immersion in water (baptism) and initial anointing [this part of the rite were the responsibility of the presbyter (priest) and a male or female deacon];
      · on rejoining the assembly, the newly baptized would be anointed with holy oil (chrism) by the bishop and greeted with a kiss of peace.
      As the Church grew and dioceses became larger, it was impossible for the bishop to be present at the Easter initiation celebration for everyone. In the Eastern Christian churches, the anointing was done by whomever presided at the Easter rites (often a priest). In the West, Pope Innocent I in 412 A.D. reserved the anointing to the bishop, so that Confirmation became separated from Baptism.
      Over time, Confirmation gradually became more separated from Baptism, and was often administered with First Communion at around age fourteen. Early in the 20th century, Pope Pius X lowered the age of First Communion, and Confirmation was left on its own.

CDTCA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
      Tee up for education and play where the pros play . . . CDTCA is having its Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. The day includes lunch, golfing, and a dinner with awards and prizes. For more information, please contact Taylor Abbett 412-281-1442 or taylor@tailoredmarketing.com.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Openings are available in most grades. Please contact the school if interested in a tour at 412-781-7927. Financial aid is available.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 20
   5:00 pm  Richard & Margaret Cullinan (Joyce Dailey)
      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Gerald Urish (Styslinger Family)
      Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Anniv., Joan Grace Farina (Anthony & Jean Marie Farina)
      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

   1:00 pm Confirmation Mass

      Presider: Bishop William Waltersheid

Monday, Easter Weekday, April 22
   8:30 am  Edward Williams (Wehrle Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 23
   8:30 am  Robert Styslinger (Styslinger & Urish Families)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, April 24
   8:30 am  Roy Childs (Fleming Family)

Thursday, St. Mark, evangelist, April 25
   8:30 am  Robert Boley (children)

Friday, Easter Weekday, April 26
   8:30 am  Stephen & Margaret Dolak (Sr. Dorothy)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, April 27
   9:00 am  Lucille Slates (Scanlon Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 27
   5:00 pm  Noonan Family (Marjorie N. Ladley)
      Presider: Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 28
   7:30 am Edward P. Williams (Rosemary & Mark Studer)
      Presider: Fr. Robert Duch
9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White
11:00 am Thomas Maher (Wehrle Family)
      Presider: Fr. Kenneth White

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com

Parish Office: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

April 14,2013

 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER            
      States and provinces regulate fishing seasons within their own boundaries. For some species, the fishing season is open all year long. For others, there is only a brief time that the fish can be legally taken. The season for sturgeon spearing in the upper Midwest can last just a couple of days depending on where the spearing takes place and when the limit imposed by regulation is reached. According to data collected in 2011 by the US Census Bureau, over thirty-three million Americans go fishing. In that year they spent nearly $42 billion on fishing activities including trips, equipment, and licenses. The number of people going fishing jumped by eleven percent from 2006, making it one of the most popular outdoor activities.
      Peter's fishing trip in this weekend's Gospel is not quite as involved as some trips that modern day fishermen might take. Since he was a fisherman by trade, he likely walked out of his house, grabbed a few of his buddies, and went out in the boat for the night hoping to make a good catch. While there was always preparation to be done (mending the nets, repairing the boat, etc.), from the Gospel story it seems that Peter's decision to go fishing was pretty spontaneous. It was near dawn when Jesus showed up and they caught a tremendous amount of fish.
      Any avid fisherman is always ready to go out and fish. Once you're out there, it could be just the right moment to pull in a lot of fish. Like a fisherman, we never quite know when the moment may come to "catch" someone for Christ. As Christians, we always have to be prepared to tell the story of who Jesus is for us, not in any kind of "preachy" way, but by living our lives as kind and loving people. The witness that we give by our example is the only kind of net we need to attract others to the Lord.
                                                              ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

 EUCHARISTIC DAY
      On Tuesday of this week, April 16th, we will have Exposition of the Holy Eucharist.  So, Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 8:30 am Mass until 7:30 pm - at which time there will be Evening Prayer and Benediction.  Please consider participating at the 8:30 am morning Mass and arrange your schedule for some time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament during the day until the 7:30 pm Evening Prayer.

ALTAR FLOWERS
      Altar flowers in memory of Sheila Massalski requested by Husband, Ted & Family.

BISHOPS' WEEK
      This weekend we welcome Bishop David Zubik who is officiating at the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass and First Communion.  Next Sunday we welcome Auxiliary Bishop William Waltersheid who will be officiating at the Confirmation of our 60 eighth grade students at a 1:00 pm Mass.  It is our pleasure to welcome both Bishop David and Bishop William to our parish!!

CATHOLICdigest
      At the entrances to the church we have free issues of CATHOLICdigest.  We encourage you to consider becoming a subscriber.  CATHOLICdigest gives you the tools you need to feed your faith life, nurture your relationships, care for your family and bring the light of Christ to others, beginning with those you love in your own home, family and community.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      We are now accepting registrations for the 2013/2014 Religious Education year.  Registrations received before May 10th will receive a discount.  Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

ANNUAL 5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
      Saturday, April 27th at Hartwood Acres at 10:00 am.  Please come (and bring your friends!) to our annual Family Fun Run/Walk at Hartwood Acres.  Stroller and Pets welcome.  All proceeds benefit our mission trip.  $15 per person, $30 per family.  Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

YOUTH MINISTRY
      Youth Ministry is selling hoagies for $7.50.  Orders are due Sunday, April 28th.  Turkey and Italian are available.  Pick up is May 4th & 5th after Mass.  Email Jamie Dillon to order, jamiedillon@comcast.net.

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

STEWARDSHIP
      Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others.

Help Needed!
      · Nancy Heil continues to request donations of Zone 1 bus tickets, duffel bags, adult-sized backpacks, large bath towels and warm, size extra large men's winter gloves (gloves with Thinsulate™ are best). Nancy notes that since winter gloves are now on sale, it is a great time to get them so that she is well-stocked for next fall and winter. The bath towels are needed now.

Good News!
      Over two hundred adults and children participated in the Easter egg hunt that Nancy and her coworkers sponsored. "It was a great success, and the children had great fun," she says. Thanks to all who contributed dyed eggs or stuffed animals to the festivities!

Focus On . . . the Children's Liturgy of the Word
      Leaders of the Children's Liturgy of the Word proclaim the Scriptures and explore them with our children in a separate space during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass from September to June. The goal is not so much to explain the Scriptures to the children as to listen with them for the good news that God is sharing with all of us. It is a great opportunity for creative adults and teens who are comfortable with children and who want to see the Scriptures through new eyes! For more information, please contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.

POLST - PENNSYLVANIA ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT
      On April 21, 2013, join speaker Daniel A. Iracki, MD at Holy Family Chapel, UPMC Mercy Hospital.  Mass is at 9:00 am with a breakfast program immediately following in Clark Auditorium.  Cost is $15/adult, students are free.  For more information and to RSVP by April 17th, contact donnellyb@pediatricalliance.com.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Betty Blanar, sister of Marie Romango, and Mary Kelly Bechman, mother of Andrew Bechman.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Openings are available in most grades. Please contact the school if interested in a tour at 412-781-7927. Financial aid is available.

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
      Tee up for education and play where the pros play . . . Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is having its Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. The day includes, lunch, golfing and a dinner with awards and prizes. For more information, please contact Taylor Abbett 412-281-1442 or taylor@tailoredmarketing.com.

BOY SCOUTS' ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
      The month of April marks the Boy Scouts' annual "Scouting for Food" drive. Over 130,000 people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area will benefit from this drive--many of them children. This year CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations before and after all Masses today, April 14th. Please be generous by bringing canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities to mass. The Scouts will be on hand to collect donations and will distribute the proceeds to local food pantries. If you have questions, please contact Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com.

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, April 29th, 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.

CONFIRMATION
      Confirmation is Sunday, April 21st at 1:00 pm.  All candidates and sponsors should report by 12:15 pm.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES WORK DAY
      Catholic Charities Workday is Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  All teens and adults welcome.  RSVP to Jamie Dillon by Thursday.

THANK YOU
      A BIG thank you to everyone who contributed to our Appalachia "HOUSE" fundraiser.  To date we have raised $13,500 toward our goal of $16,000.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 14TH
Sunday:  Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41/Rv 5:11-14/Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14
Monday: Acts 6:8-15/Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51--8:1a/Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8/Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 9:31-42/Jn 6:60-69
Next Sunday: Acts 13:14, 43-52/Rv 7:9, 14b-17/Jn 10:27-30

PRAYER RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
      The parish would like to support you in your role as parents, the primary models of Christian living for your children. We have obtained copies of a short, paperback book called Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. The book has brief chapters on prayer and the prayer life of parents and children. Subsequent chapters focus on the prayer life of children at different ages from infancy to older adolescence. These chapters are filled with specific suggestions of ways that you can encourage your child's natural orientation toward prayer and foster the growth of the relationship that your child already has with God.
      If you would like a copy of the book, please notify Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com or leave a voicemail that includes your name (clearly please) at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18. We will make a copy available at church for you to pick up. There is no charge to you--the parish would like to make this an Easter gift to you and your family.

RCIA UPDATE: THE PERIOD OF MYSTAGOGY
      Now that Carol Fuller has been received into the Church, she enters the final period of the Rite—mystagogy. This exotic-sounding name comes from the time of the first flowering of the catechumenate in the fourth and fifth centuries, and it refers literally to guiding into mystery.
      What is the mystery into which Christians are guided? It is, foremost, the love of God for us which is manifested in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus: "In love, [the Father] destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will" (Ephesians 1:5).
      The Rite calls the whole community to join its new members in "deepening their grasp of the paschal mystery and in making it part of their lives through meditation on the Gospel, sharing in the Eucharist, and doing works of charity." During this Easter season, let us all open ourselves, by the grace of God, to such a deepening of our faith. Let us also, in the words of the Rite, give Carol "a full and joyful welcome into the community" so that she, in turn, can give us "a renewal of inspiration and outlook."

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter, April 13
   5:00 pm  In Memory of Lance Snyder & Thanksgiving for Francine Snyder (Mary Ann Snyder)
      Presider:  Bishop David Zubik
  
Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter, April 14
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Frances Maher (Maher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White  
   11:00 am  Sheila Massalski (husband Ted & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, April 15
   8:30 am  Richard B. & Margaret B. Cullinan (Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham)
      
Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 16
   8:30 am Joshua Akanowicz (Family)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, April 17
   8:30 am  Gaetano Costanzo (Elena & Sal Patitucci)
  
Thursday, Easter Weekday,  April 18
    8:30 am  Paticia O'Donnell (McMaster Family)

Friday, Easter Weekday, April 19
    8:30 am  Bernice Gimber (sister, Lorraine Clifford)
 
Saturday, Easter Weekday, April 20
   9:00 am  Virginia Robertshaw (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 20
   5:00 pm  Richard & Margaret Cullinan (Joyce Dailey)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
  
Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Gerald Vrish (Styslinger Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan  
   11:00 am  Anniv., Joan Grace Farina (Anthony & Jean Marie Farina)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

   1:00 pm…Confirmation Mass
       Presider:  Bishop William Waltersheid

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

April 7, 2013

 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER
       My cousins are twins. They are fraternal twins, not identical ones, so they never got to pull any of the cool "twin" stuff when they were growing up. They didn't get to confuse teachers by exchanging classes nor did they have the chance to mix up girlfriends or boyfriends by switching up on a date. As a matter of fact, since my cousins are Paul and Karen there wasn't much about them that was very twin-like except for the fact that they had the same birthday. Even though the family was close, as they grew up they chose different paths in life, going to universities in different states and even moving in opposite directions after graduating. Occasionally, they would talk about a "special" connection, but for the most part they lived their lives as any brother and sister.
      In today's Gospel, it is mentioned that Thomas is a twin. We don't know any more than that. We don't know if the other twin is a brother or sister. We don't even know if the other is still alive. The mention of Thomas being a twin is just one of those fascinating little fragments that pops up from time to time in the Scriptures that leaves a person wondering, "What is the rest of the story?"
      The "rest of the story" in this case is that physical knowledge of Jesus is just not that important. Just like it is unimportant whether Thomas' twin is there, so too it is not essential to have the physical body of Jesus standing in front of us to "prove" that he lives. We do not have to see Jesus to believe in him. As a matter of fact, believing in Jesus is seeing him not in his physical form, but in the community of believers who act as him in the world today. In effect, people should see him in us, because we act as his identical twin.
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 SPIRITUALITY OF AGING
       Mark your calendars to attend the Spirituality of Aging program with Father Scott Seethaler, OFM, Cap at St. Susanna Parish, 200 Stotler Road, Penn Hills, PA  15235 on Thursday, April 11th at 1:00 pm.  It is an opportunity for senior adults and their family members to reflect on how God works through the different seasons of our lives and will focus on spirituality and humor.  Persons of all faiths are welcome.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP to Compassionate Care Hospice at 412-241-8240 or St. Susanna Parish at 412-798-5596, or E mail Bill.backa@cchnet.net.

PURSUER OF PEACE PRESENTATION
      A renewed commitment to building bridges of understanding to all faiths has been evident in the Catholic Church at all levels. In 2010 a group of Jewish and Catholic leaders from the Pittsburgh area traveled to Rome and Israel. Led by Bishop David Zubik and Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation, the purpose of the pilgrimage was to grow in understanding and to share knowledge of each other's religious traditions. In Rome, the Pilgrims visited the Jewish Ghetto, the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Vatican. In Israel, they traveled to Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem.   
      Come and travel to these sites with Helene Paharik, Director of the Diocese's Department for Human Life & Dignity, who will relate in words and pictures the Pilgrim's story. All parishioners are welcome to her presentation on Thursday evening, April 11th at 7:00 pm in the Duch Pastoral Center. The event is sponsored by the Aquinas Guild. No reservations are required. Call
Bernadine Bonessa, 412-963-0198 with questions.

APPALACHIA 5K
      The Annual Appalachia 5k Family Fun Run/Walk is at Hartwood Acres on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am.  Strollers and pets welcome.  Come out and get some exercise while supporting our mission trip!

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Leo Piatkowski & Dorothy Killian, wife of Ben Killian.

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME!
      Congratulations to Carol Fuller, who was received into full communion in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Already baptized, Carol was confirmed and received the Eucharist for the first time as a Catholic. She is a member of St. Joseph Parish in Cabot, but participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at St. Scholastica because of her ties with our community through CDTCA and the participation of her daughters in our sacramental programs. Please keep Carol in your prayers, and give her a warm welcome into our faith community.

STEWARDSHIP:
      Our call to stewardship includes all of the ways in which we receive God's gifts with gratitude, cultivate them, and share them with others.
Help Needed!
      · Nancy Heil continues to request donations of warm, size extra large men's winter gloves (gloves with Thinsulate™ are best), large bathtowels, and backpacks. All items may be new or used (in good condition). "We're down to our last bag" of winter gloves, she says.
      · Foods that are needed include cereal, rice, peanut butter, and instant potato flakes.
Focus on . . . the Finance Committee
      The members of the Finance Committee are men and women of the parish who are invited to work with the pastor in developing annual parish budgets. They also advise him on the temporal affairs of the parish. If you wish to communicate with the committee, please send an email message to: financecommittee@saintscholastica.com.

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK!
      If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com. Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!

CATHOLICdigest
      At the entrances to the church we have free issues of CATHOLICdigest.  We encourage you to consider becoming a subscriber.  CATHOLICdigest gives you the tools you need to feed your faith life, nurture your relationships, care for your family and bring the light of Christ to others, beginning with those you love in your own home, family and community.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Openings are available in most grades. Please contact the school if interested in a tour at 412-781-7927. Financial aid is available.

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
      Tee up for education and play where the pros play . . . Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is having its Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. The day includes, lunch, golfing and a dinner with awards and prizes. For more information, please contact Taylor Abbett 412-281-1442 or taylor@tailoredmarketing.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
      Volunteers are needed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month to help staff assist pregnant and parenting moms at Catholic Charities' offices in downtown Pittsburgh. If you have a heart for service, are comfortable communicating with others, and have general office skills, contact Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Rolison: 412-456-6696 or brolis@ccpgh.org. Act 33/34 clearances required. Training provided onsite.

BIBLE STUDY
      Girls Only Bible Study Tuesday April 9th 7:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Ministry Center. All teens welcome.

BOY SCOUT'S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
      The month of April marks the Boy Scout's annual "Scouting for Food" drive. Over 130,000 people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area will benefit from this drive--many of them children. This year CDTCA Cub Scout Pack 78 will be accepting donations before and after all masses on April 14th. Please be generous by bringing canned products, cereals, paper products and household commodities to mass. The Scouts will be on hand to collect donations and will distribute the proceeds to local food pantries. If you have questions, please contact Tim Ruff at timothyruff@hotmail.com.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE
      Do you feel called to serve God's people as a lay minister?  Do you want to grow in understanding your faith?  Learn how Duquesne University can prepare you through our Master's degrees in Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education and Theology.  Attend Duquesne's Open House on Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at 615 Fisher Hall.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Dr. Maureen O'Brien at obrien@duq.edu or 412.396.6528.

INTERSECTION
      Sunday, April 14th from 10:00 am-11:00 am in the Ministry Center.  Light breakfast included.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 7TH
Sunday: Acts 5:12-16/Rv 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19/Jn 20:19-31
Monday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37/Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21
Thursday: Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36
Friday: Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15
Saturday: Acts 6:1-7/Jn 6:16-21
Next Sunday: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41/Rv 5:11-14/Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14

PARISH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BRUNCH
      The Annual Parish Volunteer Appreciation Brunch will be held at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Sunday, April 14th at 12:30 pm.  If you are currently a volunteer in the Parish and did not receive an invitation, please contact Pat Wolfson in the Parish Office, 412-781-0186 x10.

PRAYER RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
      The parish would like to support you in your role as parents, the primary models of Christian living for your children. We have obtained copies of a short, paperback book called Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. The book has brief chapters on prayer and the prayer life of parents and children. Subsequent chapters focus on the prayer life of children at different ages from infancy to older adolescence. These chapters are filled with specific suggestions of ways that you can encourage your child's natural orientation toward prayer and foster the growth of the relationship that your child already has with God.
      If you would like a copy of the book, please notify Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com or leave a voicemail that includes your name (clearly please) at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18. We will make a copy available at church for you to pick up. There is no charge to you--the parish would like to make this an Easter gift to you and your family.

EASTER TIME
      We know that Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday until the Triduum begins on Holy Thursday evening, just over six weeks. Easter Time also is far more than a day. In fact the whole week following Easter is celebrated as though it were the day of resurrection. All those days are celebrated as solemnities. Then the season of Easter lasts until the evening of Pentecost. So keep singing those joyful alleluias!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, April 6
   5:00 pm  Lillian McBride (Linda McBride & Kathi Bauerle)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
  
Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter, April 7
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Martin Sheerer (Shin Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Annunciation of the Lord, April 8
   8:30 am  Birthday, Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)
      
Tuesday, Easter Weekday, April 9
   8:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. Tim Maher (Joan & Guy Hilton)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, April 10
   8:30 am  Katherine Durich (Miketic Family)
  
Thursday, St. Stanislaus, bishop & martyr,  April 11
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Easter Weekday, April 12
   8:30 am  Birthday, Harry Gimber (L. Clifford)
 
Saturday, Easter Weekday, April 13
   9:00 am  Joanne D. Vey (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter, April 13
   5:00 pm  In Memory of Lance Snyder & Thanksgiving for Francine Snyder (Mary Ann Snyder)
      Presider:  Bishop David Zubik
  
Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter, April 14
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Frances Maher (Maher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Sheila Massalski (husband Ted & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: www.saintscholastica.com

Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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