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.
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      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 in memory of Sheila Massalski requested by Husband, Ted & Family.

      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!!

      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.

      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.

      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 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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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 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.

      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.

      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.

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

      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.

      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.

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

      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.

      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."

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

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

Rev. Kenneth White, M.Th., M.Ed……………....…Ext. 14

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

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

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

Program Director for Religious Education
Gina Musser……………………………………...….Ext. 21

Organist/Wedding Contact
Thom Bercik……………………………...………....Ext. 22

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

Church Secretary
Pat Wolfson…………………………………...…….Ext. 10

Office Manager/Parish Accountant
Chrissy Morton ……………………………………..Ext. 24

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda

Bulletin Editor
Amy Condosta
Submissions for bulletin items are due by Noon on Mondays

Sr. Dorothy Dolak S.C.N……………………(412)781-7927