June 2, 2013

CHANGE A HEART
      Change A Heart, the only Catholic year-long service program based in Pittsburgh, is seeking young adults desiring to directly serve poor and marginalized individuals full-time with a nonprofit organization in the fields of education, healthcare or social services.  Room and board, including rent, utilities, food and transportation is provided to members in a community house in a safe, urban neighborhood.  A monthly stipend, use of a community vehicle and health insurance are also provided.  The program also includes regular retreats, community reflections and other opportunities for spiritual growth.  For more information, and to apply, visit http://changeaheartvolunteers.org/.

GREETERS  WANTED
      15 minutes before the Mass of your choice. If you would like to contribute to this program please contact one of these people: Meredith Troyan at meredithtroyan102@yahoo.com, Judy Klingensmith at jadk@comcast.net or Byron Falchetti at byron.falchetti@gmail.com.  All are welcome to participate in this new adventure for our parish.

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING
      Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held June 21-23, 2013 at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel's Vineyard demonstrates God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to women and men struggling with abortion's aftermath. Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Pittsburgh co-sponsor this retreat. To register or for more information, call Toni Jester at 412-352-5348. Registration information is also available at http://www.ccpgh.org/.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      We have two big weeks coming up this summer!  IF you wish to register your child or help, contact Jamie Dillon jamiedillon@comcast.net. Faith Island Vacation Bible School the week of June 9th. This is our 10th year for VBS and as always it promises to be a fun week for your 5-9 year olds. It is from 9-12 M-F. As always we need some energetic teens and adults to help! Camp Helping Hand is July 9th-11th from 9-2 pm. This service based mini camp is for middle school youth. We will work with Family House and Habitat for Humanity as well as other projects.

MARRIAGE MOMENTS
      "This is my body that is for you." (1 Cor 11:23) Christ gives his body to us in the Eucharist. Spouses give their bodies to each other in the marital act of intimacy. Cherish and honor each other's body. Although we don't have complete control over our health, do what is possible to keep your body healthy for your beloved.                           © 2013 Susan Vogt

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!
      · Are you good with gizmos? We are looking for a parishioner who would be willing to help us evaluate the audiovisual system in the Pastoral Center. We are considering updating the system. It would be a great help if someone who is knowledgeable would assist us. Please contact Andy Bechman if you can help.
      · Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of:
            • blankets (these often run low in the summertime);
            • washcloths and large bath towels;
            • Port Authority Connect Cards with $2.50 stored on each. The cards are available at Giant Eagle
            • McDonald's gift certificates.
      Food items that are needed include:
            • canned fruit (approximately 15 oz. cans are best);
            • macaroni and cheese.
      Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church. Please do not leave items on the steps or porch of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you for your generosity!

Focus on . . . Society of St. Vincent de Paul
      Men and women of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provide assistance (food, clothing, etc.) to people in need. Funds are raised through the voluntary contributions of the faithful to the "poor boxes" located at the doors of the church. In addition, the Society stocks the pamphlet rack in the back of the church. To learn more or join, contact Carol Paulick at: stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

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.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
      Did you know . . . Catholic Charities provides counseling services?  We have a certified gambling addiction counselor on staff and offer counseling for persons dealing with a gambling problem.  Through our Free Health Care Center, we offer free therapy for adults who have no health insurance, for depression, anxiety and life circumstance issues.  Please call eligibility at 412.456.6910 for more information or Kathleen Zamperini, Director of Counseling at 412.456.6951.  If you have a need that is beyond our scope of services, we can provide you with a qualified local referral.  Call 412.456.6951.  All calls are confidential.  For information about all Catholic Charities programs and services visit ccpgh.org.

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
      The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome!

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Huemmrich.

THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST
      Poor nutrition is a clear source of numerous ailments. Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy. A serious deficit in vitamin D can lead to weakened bones and osteoporosis. When a person does not have enough protein in his or her diet they can suffer from kwashiorkor, a wasting disease in which the body attacks its own tissues. Night vision is affected when a person is not consuming enough vitamin A. We also know that to stay healthy, we can't just eat enough food. We must eat the right kinds of foods, that is, a balanced, wholesome diet. While pizza includes several food groups (grains, dairy, meat, and sometimes even vegetables), a diet of pizza alone is not life-sustaining in the long term.
      The Gospel of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes for this feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ starts out with a curious verse. "Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured" (Lk 9:11). Luke, the writer who crafts his Gospel in such detail, weaves together the eucharistic narrative of the loaves and fishes, with the preaching of the good news and the healing of the sick. It is a signal of what our Sunday celebration is for us today.
      The Eucharist has always been a sacrament of nourishment and healing. We hear the word proclaimed at Sunday Mass and we discover Christ present among us in the breaking of the bread. The abundance of grace is always greater than we can take in, signified by the leftovers in the Gospel story. Through the Eucharist healing takes place as well. We are reconciled to God in the Eucharist, and made one with our God in the reception of Communion. And from the Mass members of the community take the healing presence of Christ to those who are sick or shut-in so that his comfort is shared. Christ is healing and nourishment for all.                   
                                                               ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 2ND
Sunday: Gn 14:18-20/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17
Monday: Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8/Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday: Tb 2:9-14/Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday: Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a/Mk 12:18-27
Thursday: Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a/Mk 12:28-34
Friday: Ez 34:11-16/Rom 5:5b-11/Lk 15:3-7
Saturday: Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20/Lk 2:41-51
Next Sunday:1 Kgs 17:17-24/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17

A BETTER USE FOR YOUR STATE TAX DOLLARS
      Wouldn't you love to divert your state taxes to a really good cause, Catholic Education?  PA's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth. The Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) fund raises over $3 million a year and provides an average of 5,000 plus scholarships annually. All C Corporations, S Corporations and Subchapter S Corporations can give up to $300,000 from their tax bill. Help needy families attend quality schools at no cost to you. For more information contact Ron Bowes at 412.456.3090 or rbowes@diopitt.org.

VOTE YES ON HB 818
      The PA Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked everyone to contact their State Senator and ask them to vote YES on HB 818. HB 818 is the only way to safeguard Pennsylvania's long-standing policy against taxpayer funding of abortion in light of the new health insurance exchange that will be created in Pennsylvania under the Federal Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act specifically allows states to opt out of permitting health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the exchange within that state. At least 20 states have such opt-out laws, and Pennsylvania needs to be next.  Jim Ferlo is the State Senator representing Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, and O':Hara Township.

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, June 10, 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 July 29.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity, June 1
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Mother, Antoinetta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 2
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Rose Bunecke (Nedrow Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Charles Lwanga & Companions, June 3
   8:30 am  Mary Smith (Scanlon Family)

Tuesday, weekday, June 4
   8:30 am  Fairley Family (Kathleen Piper)

Wednesday, St. Boniface, bishop & martyr, June 5
   8:30 am  Birthday, Joan Grace Farina (Anthony & Jean Marie Farina)

Thursday, weekday,  June 6
   8:30 am  Helen Minshull (Scanlon Family)

Friday, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 7
   8:30 am  James McCaffrey (Ernest & Diana Sirianni)

Saturday, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, June 8
   9:00 am  Birthday, Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 8
   5:00 pm  Patricia Maritto (Lynn Grove)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 9
   7:30 am  John C. Marous Jr. (Alfred & Barbara & Emily Duff)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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: 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                                                

May 26, 2013

ALTAR FLOWERS
      Altar flowers are placed in memory of Margaret B. Cullinan by Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham.

CHANGE A HEART
      Change A Heart, the only Catholic year-long service program based in Pittsburgh, is seeking young adults desiring to directly serve poor and marginalized individuals full-time with a nonprofit organization in the fields of education, healthcare or social services.  Room and board, including rent, utilities, food and transportation is provided to members in a community house in a safe, urban neighborhood.  A monthly stipend, use of a community vehicle and health insurance are also provided.  The program also includes regular retreats, community reflections and other opportunities for spiritual growth.  For more information, and to apply, visit http://changeaheartvolunteers.org/.

GREETERS  WANTED
      15 minutes before the Mass of your choice. If you would like to contribute to this program please contact one of these people: Meredith Troyan at meredithtroyan102@yahoo.com, Judy Klingensmith at jadk@comcast.net or Byron Falchetti at byron.falchetti@gmail.com.  All are welcome to participate in this new adventure for our parish.

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING
      Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held June 21-23, 2013 at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel's Vineyard demonstrates God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to women and men struggling with abortion's aftermath. Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Pittsburgh co-sponsor this retreat. To register or for more information, call Toni Jester at 412-352-5348. Registration information is also available at http://www.ccpgh.org/.

DID YOU KNOW . . .
      That you can use our parish website to listen to one of Fr. Ken's homilies, read the bulletin, sign up your child for religious education classes, replace a lost ministry schedule, or make a contribution to our summer Appalachia mission trip? Visit http://www.saintscholastica.com and see for yourself!

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, June 10, 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 previously had children baptized are also welcome. If you plan to attend the session and have not already been in communication with Andy Bechman, please contact him at andybechman@saintscholastica.com. Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next baptism preparation session will take place on July 29.

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!
      · Are you good with gizmos? We are looking for a parishioner who would be willing to help us evaluate the audiovisual system in the Pastoral Center. We are considering updating the system. It would be a great help if someone who is knowledgeable would assist us. Please contact Andy Bechman if you can help.
      · Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of: blankets (these often run low in the summertime); washcloths and large bath towels; duffel bags and adult-sized backpacks; men's jeans or casual pants in waist sizes 44-60.
      · Nancy just received a large donation of non-perishable foods from the Postal Service, so she is not requesting food this week.
      · Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church. Please do not leave items on the steps or porch of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you for your generosity!
Focus on . . . Bereavement Ministry
      The goal of our Bereavement Ministry is to provide a compassionate and consistent outreach to each bereaved family in the parish in their time of sorrow and grief. This outreach group of volunteers, along with the Director of Music and Bereavement Ministries, visits the family of the deceased, helps prepare the funeral service, and delivers a basket of food to the family. In addition to the pastor, who leads a short prayer service at the funeral home, committee members, if able, visit the funeral home and attend the funeral. Other volunteers are available to lector should the family need someone. This group of people has also formed a choir to sing at funerals, as well as hospitality ministers to be present at funeral luncheons held at the Pastoral Center. For more information or to take part, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: bereavement@saintscholastica.com.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      We have two big weeks coming up this summer!  IF you wish to register your child or help, contact Jamie Dillon jamiedillon@comcast.net. Faith Island Vacation Bible School the week of June 9th. This is our 10th year for VBS and as always it promises to be a fun week for your 5-9 year olds. It is from 9-12 M-F. As always we need some energetic teens and adults to help! Camp Helping Hand is July 9th-11th from 9-2 pm. This service based mini camp is for middle school youth. We will work with Family House and Habitat for Humanity as well as other projects.

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.

GRANDPARENTS TOO!
      Recently, we have offered parents copies of Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. Recently, we received a request for the book from a grandparent who spends a lot of time with her grandson and would like to attend to his (and her own) spiritual growth.
      What a wonderful thing to do with a grandchild! Grandparents can be so important to their grandkids. Being attentive to fostering the relationship your grandchild already has with God is a great gift you can offer to him or her. This is true whether you are reinforcing what the child's parents are doing, or whether you are opening up the spiritual dimensions of life for a child who is not being raised in the faith.
      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.

ST. MARY CEMETERY
      On Memorial Day weekend, representatives of the cemetery will be available at St. Mary Cemetery to assist families visiting the cemetery and answer any questions regarding the cemetery or the mausoleum.  Surveys and newsletters will be available to all visitors.  Please take time to read the newsletter and fill out the survey.

PIRATE BASEBALL GAME
      Friday May 31st!! All teens and their families are welcome to join us! Tickets are $36 but we have terrific seats and you will get 2 tee shirts! Contact jamiedillon@comcast.net ASAP . .. . we only have a few left!

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNSELING SERVICE
      Did you know…Catholic Charities provides counseling services?  We have a certified gambling addiction counselor on staff and offer counseling for persons dealing with a gambling problem.  Through our Free Health Care Center, we offer free therapy for adults who have no health insurance, for depression, anxiety and life circumstance issues.  Please call eligibility at 412.456.6910 for more information or Kathleen Zamperini, Director of Counseling at 412.456.6951.  If you have a need that is beyond our scope of services, we can provide you with a qualified local referral.  Call 412.456.6951.  All calls are confidential.  For information about all Catholic Charities programs and services visit ccpgh.org.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 26TH
Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15
Monday: Sir 17:20-24/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: Sir 35:1-12/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: Sir 42:15-25/Mk 10:46-52
Friday: Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/Lk 1:39-56
Saturday: Sir 51:12cd-20/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday:  Gn 14:18-20/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17

A BETTER USE FOR YOUR STATE TAX DOLLARS
      Wouldn't you love to divert your state taxes to a really good cause, Catholic Education?  PA's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth. The Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) fund raises over $3 million a year and provides an average of 5,000 plus scholarships annually. All C Corporations, S Corporations and Subchapter S Corporations can give up to $300,000 from their tax bill. Help needy families attend quality schools at no cost to you. For more information contact Ron Bowes at 412.456.3090 or rbowes@diopitt.org.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY THANKS
      Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 a.m. Mass has concluded for the season. Thanks to our liturgy leaders: Chrissy Albert, Andy Bechman, Jennifer Beggs, Jamie Dillon (assisted by members of our Youth Ministry), Natalie Gillespie, and Melissa Scheffler.
      We are especially grateful for the eager participation of the children. We can see them growing in their ability to hear the Word of God as a message that is meant for them.
      Interested in participating? Contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com. We will resume in September.

VOTE YES ON HB 818
      The PA Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked everyone to contact their State Senator and ask them to vote YES on HB 818.  HB 818 is the only way to safeguard Pennsylvania's long-standing policy against taxpayer funding of abortion in light of the new health insurance exchange that will be created in Pennsylvania under the Federal Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act specifically allows states to opt out of permitting health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the exchange within that state. At least 20 states have such opt-out laws, and Pennsylvania needs to be next.  Jim Ferlo is the State Senator representing Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, and O'Hara Township.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity, May 25
    5:00 pm  Robert Napoli (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Trinity, May 26
   7:30 am  Edward P. Williams (Rosemary & Mark Studer)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine C. Paulick (Paulick Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Memorial Day, May 27
   9:00 am  For the Men & Women in the Armed Forces (Bonessa Family)

Tuesday, weekday, May 28
   8:30 am  Daniel Gombos (Dan & Theresa Gombos)

Wednesday, weekday, May 29
   8:30 am  Mary Kelly Bechman (Donnelly Family)

Thursday, weekday,  May 30
   8:30 am  Edward Williams (Rielly Family)

Friday, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31
    8:30 am  Dorothy Killian (Scanlon Family)

Saturday, St. Justin, martyr, June 1
   9:00 am  Marion Borosa (Scanlon Family)

Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 1
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Mother, Antoinetta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 2
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Rose Bunecke (Nedrow Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Frank Donnelly (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: 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                                         

May 19,2013

ALTAR FLOWERS
      Altar flowers are placed in memory of Margaret B. Cullinan by Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham.

SECOND COLLECTION
      This weekend, May 18th and 19th, there will be a second collection for Catholic Relief Services, the Church in Latin America, Africa and Central Europe. We are reading about the natural disasters and civil wars in many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East. Many Christians also are persecuted in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Catholic Relief Services is one of the largest of the international relief agencies. We are rightly proud of the good works that CRS does in the name of Jesus and the Church. Thank you for your generosity.

PAPAL HONORS
       This weekend two of our parishioners will be awarded papal honors by Bishop David Zubik. Katherine Freyvogel and Paul Pohl are receiving the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice cross which is the highest church honor award for laity.
      Katherine Freyvogel in 1988 became president and one of the founding board members of Oakland Catholic High School. The school now has an enrollment of 600 students with a waiting list for admissions. Her leadership skills recently helped complete a $15 million capital campaign to ensure the school's future. She has been married to her spouse, Thomas, for forty years. They are parents of seven children and 14 grandchildren.
      Paul Pohl works as a lawyer for Jones Day Law Firm. Most recently he has been at the forefront of litigation relative to the Health and Human Services mandate. He has met with U.S. bishops and has filed and managed this litigation pro bono. Paul also serves on various boards for foundations and colleges and is an officer and board member of the Extra Mile Education Foundation. He and his wife, Kaya, are the parents of three children and two grandchildren. Congratulations and thank you for your loving service to our Diocese and Church.
                                                                                        Fr. Ken

CHANGE A HEART
      Change A Heart, the only Catholic year-long service program based in Pittsburgh, is seeking young adults desiring to directly serve poor and marginalized individuals full-time with a nonprofit organization in the fields of education, healthcare or social services.  Room and board, including rent, utilities, food and transportation is provided to members in a community house in a safe, urban neighborhood.  A monthly stipend, use of a community vehicle and health insurance are also provided.  The program also includes regular retreats, community reflections and other opportunities for spiritual growth.  For more information, and to apply, visit http://changeaheartvolunteers.org.

 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!
      Are you good with gizmos? We are looking for a parishioner who would be willing to help us evaluate the audiovisual system in the Pastoral Center. We are considering updating the system. It would be a great help if someone who is knowledgeable would assist us. Please contact Andy Bechman if you can help.

      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of:
    • blankets (these often run low in the summertime);
    • sheets;
    • washcloths and large bath towels;
    • duffel bags and adult-sized backpacks.
      Nancy just received a large donation of non-perishable foods from the Postal Service which has not yet been sorted. Before the shipment, however, these foods were needed:
    • canned fruit (approximately 15 oz. cans are best);
    • canned vegetables;
    • macaroni and cheese;
    • canned chili;
    • rice.
      Thank you for your generosity! Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church.  Please do not leave items on the steps or porch of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you!

Focus on . . . RCIA
      Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, St. Scholastica Parish welcomes adults and older children into the Catholic Church. The RCIA is intended for people who have never been baptized, for Christians who have been baptized in another denomination but would like to become Catholics, and for baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith and have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Church or in helping others to enter. Contact Andy Bechman at (412) 781-0186, ext. 18, or by email: rcia@saintscholastica.com.

REST IN PEACE
      We ask you prayers for John Stafford who died this past week.   John and his wife Judy are long time members of our parish.  John was a lector for many years.  John's funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 am.  We commend him to the love and care of the Lord Jesus.   May the Lord comfort Judy and her family with Easter Hope!

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.

SUMMER IS COMING!
      Register your 5-9 year old for Faith Island Vacation Bible School the week of June 10th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  This is a great way to start off the summer.  Register by emailing jamiedillon@comcast.net.

GRANDPARENTS TOO!
      Recently, we have offered parents copies of Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. Recently, we received a request for the book from a grandparent who spends a lot of time with her grandson and would like to attend to his (and her own) spiritual growth.
      What a wonderful thing to do with a grandchild! Grandparents can be so important to their grandkids. Being attentive to fostering the relationship your grandchild already has with God is a great gift you can offer to him or her. This is true whether you are reinforcing what the child's parents are doing, or whether you are opening up the spiritual dimensions of life for a child who is not being raised in the faith.
      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.

CAMP HELPING HAND
      Camp Helping Hand is in our 17th year! This is a 3 day community service camp for our youth in grades 5-8.  It is July 9, 10 & 11 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  We will work with Habitat for Humanity and provide other needed service in our area.  Register by contacting Jamie Dillon.

ST. MARY CEMETERY
      On Memorial Day weekend, representatives will be available at St. Mary Cemetery to assist families visiting the cemetery and answer any questions regarding the cemetery or the mausoleum.     Surveys and newsletters will be available to all visitors.  Please take time to read the newsletter and fill out the survey.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 19TH
Sunday:
    Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
    Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-                  39
    Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26
Monday: Sir 1:1-10/Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11/Mk 9:30-37
Wednesday: Sir 4:11-19/Mk 9:38-40
Thursday:  Sir 5:1-8/Mk 9:41-50
Friday: Sir 6:5-17/Mk 10:1-12
Saturday:Sir 17:1-15/Mk 10:13-16
Next Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses this weekend, May 19th. 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.

A BETTER USE FOR YOUR STATE TAX DOLLARS
      Wouldn't you love to divert your state taxes to a really good cause, Catholic Education?  PA's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth. The Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) fund raises over $3 million a year and provides an average of 5,000 plus scholarships annually. All C Corporations, S Corporations and Subchapter S Corporations can give up to $300,000 from their tax bill. Help needy families attend quality schools at no cost to you. For more information contact Ron Bowes at 412.456.3090 or rbowes@diopitt.org.

GENESIS
      Thank you to all who contributed and to all who helped with the collection for Genesis last Sunday.  We collected $1,359.00.  Your generosity will go a long way in helping women facing difficult pregnancies.  God bless you.  The Respect Life Committee

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
      The May meeting will be Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30pm.  Due to it being Election Day, we will meet in the Parish Office in the Pastoral Center.  We welcome anyone who would like to join our meeting.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost, May 18
   5:00 pm  Linda Lucchino (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost, May 19
   7:30 am  Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anniv., Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, May 20
   8:30 am  Louis Certo (Certo Family)

Tuesday, weekday, May 21
   8:30 am  Leo Piatkowski (Anna Patitucci)

Wednesday, weekday, May 22
   8:30 am  Joseph Walters (Rita U. Schultz)

Thursday, weeday,  May 23
    8:30 am  Birthday, Frank Capozzi (Louis & Francesca)

Friday, weekday, May 24
    8:30 am  Elaine Pavlik (Nellie Ambrose)

Saturday, weekday, May 25
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity, May 25
   5:00 pm  Robert Napoli (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, The Most Holy Trinity, May 26
   7:30 am  Edward P. Williams (Rosemary & Mark Studer)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Catherine C. Paulick (Paulick 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                                

May 12, 2013

 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
      Parents of young children spend a lot of time teaching them manners. It is part of the socialization process in which three-, four-, and five-year-olds learn to come outside of themselves. They begin to recognize that there are others in the world, and that unlike in their infancy when all attention was focused on them, they now discover that they must interact with others who also have a claim on the social order. By teaching young children not only the words, but also the concepts of "please" and "thank you," parents assist their youngsters in finding a place in society. Children learn that they need to share, that not everything belongs to them. They discover that they must interact with others to get things to work properly. "Please" and "thank you" acknowledges that outsiders also have rights.
      All this brings us to Sunday's Gospel. There are only a few places in the New Testament in which we actually hear Jesus pray. The Gospel today is one of those. As he addresses the Father he prays not only for the disciples gathered with him at the Last Supper, but he also prays for us. He asks that we may be one and that we may be brought to perfection. Across two thousand years of time, Jesus is asking his Father to take care of us today!
      "Please" and "thank you" are key words in prayer. They are actually part of three of the four traditional forms of prayer. Petition (asking for ourselves) and Intercession (asking on behalf of others) are "please." A prayer of thanksgiving is, of course, "thank you." The fourth type of prayer is adoration or praise. In his prayer, Jesus is interceding for us with his Father. It is the kind of prayer we can emulate, getting us out of ourselves as we ask God to be attentive to the needs of so many others in this world.
                                                                 ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

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.

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.

CAMP HELPING HAND
      Camp Helping Hand is in our 17th year! This is a 3 day community service camp for our youth in grades 5-8.  It is July 9, 10 & 11 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  We will work with Habitat for Humanity and provide other needed service in our area.  Register by contacting jamiedillon@comcast.net .

MOTHER'S DAY PRAYERS
      As we celebrate Mother's Day, here is a prayer written by a mother who struggles to find space for prayer in her overflowing life. For other prayers by and for mothers, visit the Creighton University Online Ministries website at: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Mothers/#MothersDay

My Loving Creator,
      You know how really tired I am. On days when things are really frantic, I consider how you made the world in seven days—and then I try to remember that you aren't asking me to re-create that feat.
      Please help me to remain a loving mother to my children and to keep some balance in my life. Help me to remember that you are with me in every packed hour of every day. As I am finishing a work project or planning dinner or buying the kids shoes, (sometimes all at the same time) help me to remember your loving care for me and let me sometimes stop for a moment and just wallow in that.
      Most of all, my caring Father, let me remember to ask for help and to rely on you for strength when I have none left; for patience when mine is so often gone; and for the wisdom and endless well of compassion and love I need in my job as mother.

      
      Taken from the "Mothers' Prayers" page on the Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with permission.

SUMMER IS COMING!
      Register your 5-9 year old for Faith Island Vacation Bible School the week of June 10th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  This is a great way to start off the summer.  Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net to register.

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!
      · We are looking for a parishioner who would be willing to help us evaluate the audiovisual system in the Pastoral Center. We are considering updating the system. It would be a great help if someone who is knowledgeable would assist us. Please contact Andy Bechman if you can help.
      · Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of: duffel bags and adult-sized backpacks; washcloths and large bath towels; Port Authority ConnectCards with $2.50 stored on each. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
      · Food items that are needed include: canned fruit (approximately 15 oz. cans are best); canned vegetables; macaroni and cheese; boxed meals such as hamburger or tuna helper.
      · Thank you for your generosity! Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church. Please do not leave items on the steps or porch of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you!

Good News!
      Thanks to the person who gave Nancy a Port Authority ConnectCard with $25 loaded onto it. The card will go to a young lady who commutes from East Hills to the North Side for a new job. It will make it possible for her to get to work and get home until she receives her first paycheck on the 21st.
      Nancy also sends thanks to the people who gave clothes for newborns. They went to three little girls and two boys.

Focus On . . . Youth Ministry
      The mission of St. Scholastica Catholic Youth Ministry is to help youth develop and maintain a lasting relationship with Christ. Through a variety of programs, events and outreach opportunities, we seek to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, work and mission of the parish community. For more information on events, see the Youth Ministry newsletter or visit http://www.stscholasticayouth.org/. Adults who would like to support youth ministry are encouraged to contact Jamie Dillon at 412-781-0186, ext. 20 or by e-mail: jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.

SECOND COLLECTION
       Next weekend, May 18th and 19th, there will be a second collection for Catholic Relief Services, and for the Church in Latin America, Africa and Central Europe. We are reading about the natural disasters and civil wars in many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East. Many Christians also are persecuted in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Catholic Relief Services is one of the largest of the international relief agencies. We are rightly proud of the good works that CRS does in the name of Jesus and the Church. Thank you for your generosity.

45 YEARS AND COUNTING...
      On Saturday, May 18th, I will be celebrating my 45th anniversary of ordination. There were 18 of us ordained on that day by Bishop John Wright. I am grateful for all these years of priesthood and the gift of being your pastor here at St. Scholastica for the past five years. I will begin my sixth year in July. Thank you for your continuing prayers and your dedication to your Catholic Faith and to our parish community. By way of footnote: now that Summer is approaching and our schedules are more relaxed, I invite you to have a conversation with me. I am open for any issues you would like to talk about: personal issues, concerns you have about the Church/parish, criticism, advice or suggestions. You may make an appointment either by email (frken@saintscholastica.com) or by phone- 412-781-0186, Ext. 14. God bless you!!

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 15th, starting at 12 noon. 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 noon Monday, May 13th. Call 412-963-0198 with any questions.

MOTHER'S DAY APPEAL
      This weekend, church members will be collecting monetary donations after mass in honor of Mother's Day.  Funds will assist Genesis of Pittsburgh Inc., an alternative to abortion agency, which provides comprehensive pregnancy support, caring and adoption services.  Your contributions will be directly used to support these programs.  Our aim is to support the birthmother and guarantee the unborn a future whether through responsible parenting or placement for adoption.  If you know of anyone who may need their services, please tell them to call 412-766-2693.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE
      Glow in the dark ultimate frisbee, Tuesday, May 20th at 8:30 pm at the Aspinwall field.  All teens are welcome.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 12TH
Sunday: Acts 7:55-60/Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20/Jn 17:20-26
Monday: Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
      Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
      Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

MAX & ERMA'S
       Save the date!  Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is holding a fundraiser at Max & Erma's in Fox Chapel on Thursday, May 16th from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.  You must present a ticket to your server and 20% of your bill will be credited to the school.  This offer will also be accepted on take-out orders.  Tickets will be located at the back of the church next weekend.  Thank you for supporting our school!

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      We will be selling gift certificates after all Sunday Masses next weekend, May 19th. 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.

UKE GROUP
      Our next Uke Group will be Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 pm in the Ministry Center.

ALTAR FLOWERS
      Altar flowers are placed in memory of Theresa Marsico (Anniversary) by Tish Marsico.

A BETTER USE FOR YOUR STATE TAX DOLLARS
      Wouldn't you love to divert your state taxes to a really good cause, Catholic Education?  PA's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth. The Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) fund raises over $3 million a year and provides an average of 5,000 plus scholarships annually. All C Corporations, S Corporations and Subchapter S Corporations can give up to $300,000 from their tax bill. Help needy families attend quality schools at no cost to you. For more information contact Ron Bowes at 412.456.3090 or rbowes@diopitt.org.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 11
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 12
   7:30 am  Deceased Veltri/Powers Family Members (Sissy & Pat)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Celia Mancini (Mancini Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 13
   8:30 am  Mary Certo (Certo Family)

Tuesday, St. Matthias, apostle, May 14
   8:30 am  Patricia O'Donnell (McMaster Family)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 15
   8:30 am  Dorothy Killian (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Thursday, Easter Weekday,  May 16
   8:30 am  55th Anniv., Tom & Millie Wenzel (Family)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 17
    8:30 am  Mary Catherine Cavanaugh (James & Vicki Cavanaugh)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 18
   9:00 am  Birthday, Susan Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost, May 18
   5:00 pm  Linda Lucchino (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Pentecost, May 19
   7:30 am  Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anniv., Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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: 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                                  

May 5, 2013

 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
      The housing market is often used as a leading indicator of economic recovery because so much money is invested in this segment of the economy. Construction of new homes provides jobs, and the purchase of existing homes leads to additional consumer spending as homeowners move in, repair, and renovate. Analysts use a baseline that they consider a "normal" market, and then measure improvement from there. In the dark days of the housing collapse five years ago new construction starts were less than one-third the desired level of 1.5 million a month. Just three years ago, mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates were almost triple what is considered an acceptable rate of 5.25%. These are dark and dismal figures if you are a banker or construction worker.
      In the Gospel this weekend Jesus is speaking to his disciples at the Last Supper describing the relationship between himself and the Father and the Holy Spirit. Those who love Jesus will keep his word and he and the Father will come and make their dwelling with the disciple. This image of dwelling speaks to the abiding presence of God in the followers of Jesus. God is always with them.
      Owning a home was long considered a part of the American dream. If a family could purchase a place of their own, then they would consider themselves to have "made it." Home ownership is still a value many people cling to, but its luster has dimmed since the collapse of the housing market. We are six Sundays away from Easter now, and maybe the joy of that feast has also dimmed a bit in our hearts. Maybe we've slipped back into some of our usual patterns and lost some of the fervor of our baptismal commitment. Even the Christian life is occasionally subject to a certain buyer's remorse. Jesus tells us in the Gospel not to be troubled or afraid. He and the Father are with us in a dwelling that is forever.
                                                      ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

FREYA STRING QUARTET
      The Aspinwall Presbyterian Performing Arts Series would like to invite you to an upcoming performance.
      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

DUQUESNE OPEN HOUSE
      Duquesne University's largest open house event, DuquesneFest, will be held this summer on Sunday, June 9, 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.

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.

MEANING OF CONFIRMATION
      This week, we conclude our series on the history and meaning of confirmation, in honor of our recently confirmed young people.
      When baptism and confirmation were celebrated together in the early church, the rite of immersion focused on a person's incorporation into the death and resurrection of Christ; the anointing focused on the gift of the Holy Spirit.
      In the words of liturgist Fr. Lawrence Mick, Confirmation today "provides an opportunity for the Church community to celebrate the gifts and presence of the Spirit as these are manifested in the lives of the initiates."  Because sacraments are the way the Church celebrates what God is already doing in the lives of its members, there should be evidence of ongoing conversion (in a way appropriate to their capability) in the candidates.
      According to the Catechism, preparation for Confirmation should also "strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. (CCC #1309) This is why Confirmation is celebrated by a bishop. The ministry of the bishop connects our parish to other parishes in the diocese and also connects our diocese to other bishops and dioceses around the world.
      Finally, Confirmation provides an opportunity for the whole community to rededicate itself to the life of the Spirit, that is, to lifelong conversion to Christ.
Sources: Lawrence E. Mick, Understanding the Sacraments Today (Liturgical Press, 1987), pp. 32-47. (for history and meaning); Catechism of the Catholic Church, Nos. 1285-1314

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: men's white tube socks (socks with no heels); women's summer clothes (in all sizes, but especially in large sizes); washcloths and large bath towels; duffel bags and adult-sized backpacks.
      · Food items that are needed include: canned fruit (approximately 15 oz. cans are best); canned chili or stew; red kidney or pinto beans; canned vegetables; hamburger or tuna helper.
      Thank you for your generosity! Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church. Please do not leave items on the steps or porch of Nancy's house or the house next door. Thank you!
Good News!
      Thanks to the girls in Girl Scout Troop 55134 (CDTCA grades 6-8) for redecorating the collection bins in the back of church. They look great! Thanks also to Heidi Kipp who coordinated the girl scouts' work.
Focus on . . . the Ministry of Praise
      Parishioners in the Ministry of Praise volunteer to pray at home for parish needs and parishioner requests. A list is sent to them every two months. If you would like to join this group, or have a prayer request, please contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: prayerlist@saintscholastica.com.

MAIFEST
      May festival Dinner-Dance, Saturday, May 11th:  come celebrate the traditions of Catholic Bavaria held at Teutonia Maennerchor Club House, North Side.  German Buffet dinner served 5:30-7:30 p.m. German Band 7:30-11:30 p.m.  D'Lustigen Isartaler Bavarian club dancers and chorus will perform.  Tickets/RSVP - call Marianne 412-398-0586 OR Tricia 724-822-9444.   $10 dance only ticket.  For more information, please see our club website:  isartalerpittsburgh.org.

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 15th, starting at 12 noon. 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 10th. Call 412-963-0198 with any questions.

MOTHER'S DAY APPEAL
      On Mother's Day Weekend, church members will be collecting monetary donations after mass in honor of Mother's Day.  Funds will assist Genesis of Pittsburgh Inc., an alternative to abortion agency, which provides comprehensive pregnancy support, caring and adoption services.  Your contributions will be directly used to support these programs.  Our aim is to support the birth mother and guarantee the unborn a future whether through responsible parenting or placement for adoption.  If you know of anyone who may need their services, please tell them to call 412-766-2693.

JOSEPH'S PEOPLE
      A program for the unemployed and underemployed - St. Joseph Parish in O'Hara Township will offer a program called "Joseph's People", a faith-based program providing people who are unemployed or underemployed with the tools and resources needed to begin an effective job search.  Support group meetings will cover a range of topics such as networking, resumes, marketing techniques and more.  All are welcome and there is no cost.  The first meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8th at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph Parish.  To register or to volunteer, please call the parish at 412-963-8885 x306.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Marie Streppa, sister of Carl Macino and Alfreda Kopec, mother of Bernie Bonessa.

MAX & ERMA'S
      Save the date!  Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is holding a fundraiser at Max & Erma's in Fox Chapel on Thursday, May 16th from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.  You must present a ticket to your server and 20% of your bill will be credited to the school.  This offer will also be accepted on take-out orders.  Tickets will be located at the back of the church next weekend.  Thank you for supporting our school!

MARRIAGE MOMENTS . . .
      "Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid...I am going away and I will come back to you." (John 14: 27-29) Separations like business trips or military deployments can strain a marriage. Plan a daily way to reconnect even if it is simply to pick a common time to pray for each other.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MAY 5TH
Sunday: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/Jn 14:23-29
Monday: Acts 16:11-15/Jn 15:26-16:4a
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34/Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1/Jn 16:12-15
Ascension Thursday: Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23 or Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23/Lk 24:46-53
Friday: Acts 18:9-18/Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28/Jn 16:23b-28
Next Sunday: Acts 7:55-60/Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20/Jn 17:20-26

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.

GRANDPARENTS TOO!
      In recent weeks, we have offered parents copies of Praying with Your Children: A Guide for Families, by Pat Fossarelli, a pediatrician who also has a doctorate in ministry. This week, we received a request for the book from a grandparent who spends a lot of time with her grandson and would like to attend to his (and her own) spiritual growth.
      What a wonderful thing to do with a grandchild! Grandparents can be so important to their grandkids. Being attentive to fostering the relationship your grandchild already has with God is a great gift you can offer to him or her. This is true whether you are reinforcing what the child's parents are doing, or whether you are opening up the spiritual dimensions of life for a child who is not being raised in the faith.
      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.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
      This Thursday, May 9th, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation.  We have two scheduled Masses for Thursday: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.  St. Joseph's has a Wednesday Vigil Mass at 7:00 pm.  St. Edward's has a Noon Mass & 6:30 pm Mass on Thursday.

MASS INTENTIONS:
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

Monday, Easter Weekday, May 6
    8:30 am  Birthday, Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & Family)

Tuesday, Easter Weekday, May 7
   8:30 am  Birthday, Ellen Kennedy Clarke (Martha Capone)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, May 8
   8:30 am  Nancy McSorley (Maureen O'Brien)

Thursday, Ascension of the Lord,  May 9
   8:30 am  J. Kevin Scanlon (Scanlon Family)
   7:00 pm  Anthony Sgambati (Family)

Friday, Easter Weekday, May 10
   8:30 am  Richard B. & Margaret B. Cullinan (Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham)

Saturday, Easter Weekday, May 11
   9:00 am  Nicholas Scotty (wife, Laura)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 11
   5:00 pm……Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 12
   7:30 am  Deceased Veltri/Powers Family Members (Sissy & Pat)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Rosemarie Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Celia Mancini (Mancini 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: 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