June 30, 2013

 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      We all have our disappointments in life. They can range from the inconsequential (the store is out of the brand of laundry soap that I have a coupon for) to the very significant (a diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness). And we all deal with disappointments in different ways. Young children are very good at "catastrophizing" a disappointment. Mom's refusal to get that wanted candy bar in the grocery checkout line can lead to a tantrum. But as any mother knows, not giving in to a child's tantrum is teaching a lesson on how to deal with the inevitable disappointments that are part of each person's life.
      In this weekend's Gospel, James and John certainly weren't happy that a Samaritan village was not very welcoming to Jesus and his band of disciples. Recall that Samaritans believed that the place to worship God was on Mt. Gerizim, and because Jesus and his disciples were on the way to Jerusalem, the Samaritans were not interested in aiding his mission. Almost like five-year-olds at the candy display in the grocery checkout line, James and John were ready to call down fire from heaven to wipe out the Samaritans. Jesus did not hesitate to rebuke them for their outburst. On the other hand, even Jesus seemed to express his own sense of disappointment when he says in the Gospel to someone who wants to follow him, "The Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head" (Lk 9:58).
      How we deal with disappointment is a sign of maturity. Jesus makes the point in the Gospel that we have to move forward. Letting go of regrets and looking to the future is wholesome everyday advice. But putting those ideas into the realm of faith means that we confess our sins and seek absolution (the letting go) and direct our lives to God's kingdom. It is looking toward our ultimate future, which is eternal life in heaven.
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SECOND COLLECTION
      This weekend, June 29 and 30, we will take up a Second Collection for Peter's Pence. The monies collected will be forwarded and used by our Holy Father to be distributed to many needy peoples of the world, especially those afflicted by natural disasters and civil wars. Thank you for your generosity.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP
      Do you have a desire to deepen your relationship with God? Join other people who have the same desire as we explore Christian meditation together. In order to make our prayer sessions available to people with conventional work schedules, we are planning to meet on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center, beginning on July 24. You do not need any previous experience with meditation, although we welcome people who have such experience. Let's support each other as we grow through prayer!

RCIA INQUIRY GROUP FORMING
      The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults prayerfully reflect on their journey, in order to discern whether they are called to full initiation into the Catholic faith community. We are planning to begin an inquiry group this summer. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to take this step now! If you are interested in exploring the process, please contact Andy Bechman as soon as possible at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by e-mail: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
      St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish will be hosting a Protecting God's Children Workshop on Tuesday, July 23rd, at the St. Edward social hall in Blawnox.  It will begin at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 3 hours.  This workshop is mandatory for all volunteers and employees of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and it is also highly recommended for parents, grandparents and all those who work with children.  There is no charge to attend.  To register, please call 412-828-4066.

CONGRATULATIONS
      Congratulations to the following students of our parish who achieved High Honors at Central Catholic High School:  Jordan Ciccone, Clayton Gentilcore, Grant Hettinger, Matthew Pilewski, and Gennaro Valant. Congratulations to the following students who achieved Honor status: Robert Barringer & Alexander Butler.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
       Let us keep a place for Christ in our lives, let us care for one another and let us be loving custodians of creation.
                                                                                        --Pope Francis

Help Needed!
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of:
  • Port Authority ConnectCards. Because of a Port Authority rule, please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. 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.
      While Nancy is very grateful for your donations, large donations can be difficult for her to handle. If you have a large donation, please bring it to the side middle door of 316 Third St. on Monday or Thursday morning at 10:00. At these times, volunteers are available to process the donated goods. Also, please remember that clean plastic bags are much easier to handle than boxes, and Nancy and her volunteers appreciate it if the bags are not too heavy.
      Thank you for your generosity! Please remember to leave normal 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 . . . Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
      These ministers distribute Holy Communion at weekend Masses, Holyday Masses and daily Mass. Some of the ministers take communion to homebound parishioners and parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes. If you are an active Catholic and you feel you may be called to this ministry, please contact Fr. Ken.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either.  The critical date coming up for new applications is July 1, 2013.  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
      Bishop Zubik will celebrate Holy Mass at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 4th, at St. Mary of Mercy, Downtown, to close this year's Fortnight for Freedom.  Light refreshments will be served afterward in Lawless Hall.  All are welcome.

AQUINAS ACADEMY
      Congratulations to Sophia Kartsonas for obtaining High Honors at Aquinas Academy and Clare Mortenson for achieving Honor status.

CATHOLIC MARYLAND TRIP
      Saint Juan Diego Parish is sponsoring a two-day trip, "Catholic Maryland."  The trip is hosted by Father Michael Decewicz and will take place on October 16 and 17.  Highlights include the Inner Harbor, the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Jude Shrine, St. Joseph Valley, Mount St. Mary's Seminary and more.  The tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, one night lodging, two meals, all sightseeing and shrine donations, daily Mass and prayer and a professional tour manager.  The cost is $279 per person based on double occupancy, $349 per person for single occupancy and $275 per person for triple occupancy.  A deposit of $50 is due by June 28.  To register or for more information, please call 412-784-8700.

QUO VADIS DAYS
      Quo Vadis is Latin for: "Where are you going? Where are you headed?"  QV Days is a time of recreation, fellowship and formation in Christian manhood that seeks to help young men in high school explore our Lord's call in their lives. The event will be held from July 7th through July 10th at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Coraopolis. For more information or to register, visit http://www.pghpriest.com/.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 30TH
Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21/Gal 5:1, 13-18/Lk 9:51-62
Monday: Gn 18:16-33/Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Gn 19:15-29/Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22/Jn 20:24-29
Thursday: Gn 22:1b-19/Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67/Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Gn 27:1-5, 15-29/Mt 9:14-17
Next Sunday: Is 66:10-14c/Gal 6:14-18/Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9

PARISH OFFICE
      Please note the Parish Office will be closed Fridays during the summer.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      Gift Certificates will not be sold during the month of July.  They will be sold next on Sunday, August 18th.

IMMIGRATION POLICY
      The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked Catholics to support current legislation for justice for immigrants. We are all one family under God.
      Take action by sending electronic postcards to the U. S. Senate and Congress asking that they pass immigration reform. Go to http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/. Also, post cards are available in the vestibule of the church.

FOURTH OF JULY
      As we celebrate the birthday of our country, we invite you to come to the 9:00 am Mass on July 4th to pray for our country. We pray for our elected officials that they be men and women of integrity and be dedicated to the common good. We also pray that they make all their decisions/voting based on the sanctity of the human person from conception to natural death. We also pray that they will protect the religious freedoms of all citizens. In a special way we also salute our military men and women and their families. They are less than 1% of our population, but bear the heavy burden of defending our country. We pray that our service men and women may return home safely and be welcomed back home by all citizens. We are grateful to all veterans for the great sacrifices they have make for the security and peace of our nation. Fr. Ken

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 29
   5:00 pm  Angela Marsiglio
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 30
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Don Flinn (St. Scholastica Choirs)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Samuel Pace (Father of Angela Kamin & Marie Pace)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, July 1
   8:30 am  Rosemarie Boley (Children)

Tuesday, weekday, July 2
   8:30 am  Mr. & Mrs. John Thompson (Daughter, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren)

Wednesday, St. Thomas, apostle, July 3
   8:30 am  Daniel Fleming (Fleming Family)

Thursday, Independence Day,  July 4
   9:00 am  Anniv., Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Friday, weekday, July 5
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Saturday, weekday, July 6
   9:00 am  Frank Skowron (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 6
   5:00 pm  Alfonso Lopardo (Antonietta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 7
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Leo Piatkowski (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Virgilio Ferraro (Ferraro 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-Thursday 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              

June 23, 2013

 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      Self-discovery is part of every person's life. To a greater or lesser extent, individuals learn about themselves as they go through various stages of maturing. Adolescence is an early period of self-understanding, when teenagers begin individualizing themselves, sometimes rebelling against parental values, sometimes integrating them into their own lives. College years and young adulthood are another period when men and women begin to uncover more about their own place in the world. A traumatic experience in middle age-job loss, divorce, serious illness-may also provoke a time of self-reflection, during which a person may question what the meaning of his or her own life is.
      The story in Luke's Gospel this weekend (like many of the Gospel stories) can be read in several different ways. Is the human nature of Jesus seeking an understanding of who he is, uncovering the mystery of his divine nature during his time of prayer? Or is the story written by the disciples many years later in their own quest to understand who Jesus was even as he walked among them? Or is this an account of the inspirational action of the Holy Spirit, giving Peter the insight to speak accurately about who Jesus is? Or is this a teaching of Luke the Gospel writer, putting the death and resurrection of Jesus in a context that unites the day-to-day experience of a believer with the final act of Jesus? Or is it all of these, and more, at one and the same time? Biblical scholars can give us a lot on which to reflect.
      As the Gospel points out, for believers, the quest of self-discovery includes an identification with Christ. As he says in the Gospel, a follower "must deny himself and take up his cross daily . . . whoever loses his life for my sake will save it" (Lk 9:23-24). Here is the true path to self-discovery for the Christian. It is revealed in our connection to the death and resurrection of Christ.
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SECOND COLLECTION
          Next weekend, June 29 30, we will take up a Second Collection for Peter's Pence. The monies collected will be forwarded and used by our Holy Father to be distributed to many needy peoples of the world, especially those afflicted by natural disasters and civil wars. Thank you for your generosity.

RCIA INQUIRY GROUP FORMING
      The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults prayerfully reflect on their journey, in order to discern whether they are called to full initiation into the Catholic faith community. We are planning to begin an inquiry group this summer. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to take this step now! If you are interested in exploring the process, please contact Andy Bechman as soon as possible at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by e-mail: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

APPALACHIA MISSION
      Our prayers are with our young people and the adults who are going on a work week in Appalachia this week. There are about 70 people who will be working on projects for a week, building community, offering service and coming to a greater awareness of poverty that afflicts many people in the Unites States. We will prayerfully send them off to mission at the 7:30 am Mass this Sunday, and celebrate their return at the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, June 29th. Thank you to so many of you who have supported this mission by the thousands of dollars you have donated!!

YOUTH MASS
      Our next Youth Mass is Saturday, June 29th at 5:00 pm.

THANK YOU
      Many thanks to everyone who helped make faith Island our Vacation Bible School, a success.  We had 70 youth participate!

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
      You recall that the Little Sisters of the Poor were here asking for donations at the doors after Mass. I received a letter from Sister Margaret Mary reporting that you contributed $3,021.68 for their mission to the elderly. She wrote: "Thanks to the generosity of your parishioners, we are able to continue to provide for the needs of our Residents as we care for them with respect, dignity and love."  May God bless each of you for your kindness and support.  Fr. Ken

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 coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. Nancy reports that "The numbers are unbelievable. . . . There are so many people living under the bridge!"  She requests donations of:
  • "blankets, blankets, blankets" (Nancy took 85 of these last week and three people at the end of the line went without);
  • men's new or gently used jeans or casual pants, waist sizes 30, 32, and 34;
  • men's summer shorts, all sizes, especially 36;
  • adult-sized backpacks.
      Food items that are needed include:
  • hamburger helper;
  • instant potatoes;
  • macaroni and cheese;
  • canned chili;
  • canned meat;
  • tuna.
      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. Also, if you leave donations in bags, please try not to make them too heavy. Thank you!
Focus on . . . Adult Religious Education
      This ministry seeks to promote our growth as a Catholic Christian community by reflecting together on our faith and how we practice it. Adult education at St. Scholastica includes Bible studies, Baptism preparation for parents, support for adults leading the Children's Liturgy of the Word, and occasional print resources. We also maintain a parish library. If you would like to form a book club, discussion group, prayer or support group, or organize a group retreat, contact Andy Bechman at (412) 781-0186, ext. 18, or by email: adultfaith@saintscholastica.com.

RCIA INSTITUTE
      In early June, Heather Underwood, a member of our RCIA team, and Andy Bechman, our RCIA director, attended a three-day "Institute" at St. Paul Seminary called "The Initiation Experience: Beginnings." The Institute was presented by members of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, a network of scholars and ministers who help parishes implement the RCIA. Sadly, the Forum is dissolving after thirty years of high quality work. Apparently, slashed diocesan budgets all over the country seldom allow any longer for the expense of sending people to conferences such as this. The Pittsburgh Institute was the next-to-last that the Forum would offer. Heather offers some reflections on her experience:
      The Institute was an extraordinary experience for me. I went through RCIA myself as a candidate, coming into the Church in 2010. There were many in attendance from all over the country including RCIA team members from Cleveland, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Erie. There was an almost immediate sense of community amongst the attendees that everyone I talked to commented on. In two and a half days, I made new friends, acquired the nickname Heather Awesome, and became noted for my welcoming smiles. I was very humbled that I was unknowingly touching the hearts of other participants. I will certainly bring what I learned to help enrich the experience of future Catechumens and Candidates at St. Scholastica.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either.  The critical date coming up for new applications is July 1, 2013.  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
      Bishop Zubik will celebrate Holy Mass at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 4th at St. Mary of Mercy, Downtown, to close this year's Fortnight for Freedom.  Light refreshments will be served afterward in Lawless Hall.  All are welcome.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 23RD
Sunday: Zec 12:10-11; 13:1/Gal 3:26-29/Lk 9:18-24
Monday Vigil: Jer 1:4-10/1 Pt 1:8-12/Lk 1:5-17
              Day: Is 49:1-6/Acts 13:22-26/Lk 1:57-66, 80
Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18/Mt 7:6, 12-14  
Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18/Mt 7:15-20
Thursday: Gn 16:1-12, 15-16 or 16:6b-12, 15-16/Mt 7:21-29
Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22/Mt 8:1-4
Saturday Vigil: Acts 3:1-10/Gal 1:11-20/Jn 21:15-19
               Day: Acts 12:1-11/2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18/Mt 16:13-19
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21/Gal 5:1, 13-18/Lk 9:51-62

PARISH OFFICE
      Please note the Parish Office will be closed Fridays during the summer.

QUO VADIS DAYS
      Quo Vadis is Latin for: "Where are you going? Where are you headed?"  QV Days is a time of recreation, fellowship and formation in Christian manhood that seeks to help young men in high school explore our Lord's call in their lives. The event will be held from July 7th through July 10th at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Coraopolis. For more information or to register, visit http://www.pghpriest.com/.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 22
   5:00 pm  50th Wedding Anniversary, Donna & Rich Oxley
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 23
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Francis Karas (Miketic   Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Gaetano Costanzo (Scanlon Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch

Monday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24
   8:30 am  Anniv., Celementine Tamburo (Evelyn Tamburo)

Tuesday, weekday, June 25
   8:30 am  William Ladley (Marjorie N. Ladley)

Wednesday, weekday, June 26
   8:30 am  Frank & Sophie Skowron (Family)

Thursday, weekday,  June 27
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, St. Irenaeus, June 28
   8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Saturday, Sts. Peter & Paul, apostles, June 29
   9:00 am  Virginia Baer (Karen & John Staley)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 29
   5:00 pm  Angela Marsiglio
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 30
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Don Flinn (St. Scholastica Choirs)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Samuel Pace (Father of Angela Kamin & Marie Pace)
       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-Thursday 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                            

June 16, 2013

 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      A lot was made in the last election about the two parties' differing appeals to women voters. Since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, women have had the right to vote in every election. No candidate can afford to ignore more than half the population. Often the press will cite certain issues as being of particular concern to women (things like health care, violence, workplace equality, food security) as opposed to topics that the media would label as of more concern to men (defense, terrorism, banking and finance law). While legislators may find themselves attuned at one time to one part of the population, and then the other, in the end, they must respond to all of their constituents and be concerned with the common good.
      The Gospel this weekend gives us an insight into the band of believers who followed Jesus in his ministry. Luke paints a portrait of a mixed group of followers. There were the Twelve, that is the apostles, but there were also a number of women, some of whom were influential people. We know from the letters of St. Paul that in the early church men and women worked together to build up the kingdom of God by spreading the message of Christ.
      In forgiving the sinful woman in the Gospel, Jesus outlines a path to be taken in achieving the common good, a path of forgiveness and healing. These are not easy virtues to exercise in the political world, which is often a cutthroat, winner-take-all type of endeavor. As Christians, it is our duty to influence our legislators on the issues that will promote the common good of all rather than the personal good of some. As Luke's writings in his Gospel and in Acts of the Apostles points out, Christianity is a religion of community. In both our private and our public lives we profess our faith in Christ and we care for our neighbor.
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ALTAR FLOWERS
      This week's altar flowers are placed in honor of the Flynn and Gallagher families by the Gallagher family.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      We will be selling gift certificates after the 7:30 am and 9:00 am Masses this Sunday, June 16th. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Labriola's, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

FR. KEN RETREAT
      Fr. Ken will be away this week Monday-Friday on retreat. So, there will be no weekday morning Masses this week Monday through Saturday.

QUO VADIS DAYS
      Quo Vadis is Latin for: "Where are you going?  Where are you headed"? QV Days is a time of recreation, fellowship and formation in Christian manhood that seeks to help young men in high school explore our Lord's call in their lives. The event will be held from July 7th through July 10th at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Coraopolis. For more information or to register, visit http://www.pghpriest.com/.

FATHER'S DAY PRAYERS
Prayer for a father who has died
      Father of Life, I thank you for my father. He was such a blessing to me while he was still with us. I still miss him so much. I thank you for what he left me as gifts of love and faith. I pray that he has enjoyed your embrace and that the relationship he and I have now might someday be renewed with you in heaven. Until then, I entrust him to your love and ask you to let him look out for me and to assist me to stay on the path to you. Amen.
For a loving husband
      Lord, you know my husband and you have blessed him. I thank you for his gifts and for his love for me and for our children. I love him so much. And, I worry about him so much. Keep him in your care and help us to stay close. Help us face the difficulties we must face together. Help us live a long life together, if that is your will. I ask you this, in Jesus' name. Amen
For more, visit the Creighton University Online Ministries page here, and click on "Prayers for Fathers & Husbands."

RCIA INQUIRY GROUP FORMING
      The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults prayerfully reflect on their journey, in order to discern whether they are called to full initiation into the Catholic faith community. We are planning to begin an inquiry group this summer. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to take this step now! If you are interested in exploring the process, please contact Andy Bechman as soon as possible at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18, or by e-mail: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.

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 coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. Her only request this week is for cereal. Supplies are very low.  But see her message below.
Thank You!
      1) The adult leaders of the Children's Liturgy of the Word would like to offer some belated acknowledgement to Michael Feeney, one of the ushers at the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass. Every week, Mike dropped in to let us know when the homily was over so that we were better prepared to send the children back at the appropriate time. Thanks, Mike!
      2) Nancy Heil writes:
      Thank you for your wonderful participation in our ministry as we serve our homeless and needy brothers and sisters. They truly are appreciative of your efforts, and though you may never encounter any one you have helped, please know how grateful they are for your generosity.
      So often we are handed letters on rolled up paper that they have written to us. Though the letters may not use proper grammar or correct spelling, their words come directly from their hearts.
      In gratitude, here is one letter we would like to share with you.

Dear Mrs. Nancy, (and family)
      You don't understand how greatful and blessed that you took the time to help out someone like me.  I been threw so much and I was always told "You need to do things on your own" but that's not always the case. Everyone needs help Everyone!  There were times were I wanted to give up and end it all because my life is not the greatest but it could have been worse.  I lost so much in my life so much (my 2 uncles, best friend, 2 of cousins, my mother, and my nephew) and things started to fall.  But I always kept my head held high, and never gave the devil my attenten.
      You dont understand how greatful I really am I want to cry but im all cryed out but dont ever think that I am not greatful because I really am. God Bless All of You!
      I ran out of words to say but I thank you so much! So much . . .
Thank You.
Lisa
Thank You, God Bless.

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THE ANAWIM—AND US
      You may have heard Fr. Ken's homily last weekend on the "anawim"—the little ones of God—widows, orphans, strangers in the land, the poor. [If you missed the homily, you can find it on our website blog here.]
      Fr. Ken told of his experience of shopping for cargo shorts, only to discover that they were made in Bangladesh. He wondered if any of the 1100 women who were killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh on April 24 had stitched those shorts.
      The Bangladesh disaster raises the question of the moral significance of our involvement in an economic system that supplies cheap goods to the West at great human cost here and abroad. It is certainly a huge and complicated question. There is a danger that we will see it as so big and our own potential contribution as so small that we do nothing. In doing so, we risk turning our backs on the anawim—the very ones our Lord calls us to serve.
      We may not be able to do a great deal, but we can do something. If you have an Internet connection, you have the means to make a difference. Here are some places you might start: The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to "improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.You can find them online here.
      One of the principles of Catholic doctrine in relation to the economy is that people who work deserve—by their God-given human dignity—to be paid a just wage, a wage that supplies what is needed for a decent life. You can learn about efforts to support a living wage for Asian factory workers by checking out the YouTube video "Asia Floor Wage—the animated story" or by visiting the Asia Floor Wage site here.
      One of the main ways that workers around the world try to improve their condition is through unions. Catholic doctrine supports these efforts.  LabourStart is an excellent British site where you can learn about and support the efforts of workers all over the world to defend their human right to join unions and gain fair wages and better working conditions.
      If you would like to learn how all of these efforts are related to our Catholic faith, visit the site of the Human Life and Dignity page of the website of the United States bishops.  The links on that page will take you to information on many areas including "Economic Justice."
      The U.S. bishops also sponsor an organization called Catholics Confront Global Poverty that focuses more on issues of trade, international aid, and migration than on workers' rights.
      If you are interested in joining with others at St. Scholastica who want to make a difference for the anawim of our day, please send me your email address. No meetings (unless we want to later on)—just trading information and support. We can, by the grace of God, be the hands of Christ reaching out today—even through our computer keyboards!
                --Andy Bechman (andybechman@saintscholastica.org)

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 16TH
Sunday:  2 Sm 12:7-10, 13/Gal 2:16, 19-21/Lk 7:36-8:3 or 7:36-50
Monday:  2 Cor 6:1-10/Mt 5:38-42
Tuesday:  2 Cor 8:1-9/Mt 5:43-48
Wednesday:  2 Cor 9:6-11/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday:  2 Cor 11:1-11/Mt 6:7-15
Friday:  2 Cor 11:18, 21-30/Mt 6:19-23
Saturday:  2 Cor 12:1-10/Mt 6:24-34
Next Sunday:  Zec 12:10-11; 13:1/Gal 3:26-29/Lk 9:18-24

PASSAGE OF HB 818
      Thanks to all who contacted their State Senator and/or prayed for the passage of HB 818. There was an attempt to nullify the Bill with weakening amendments. The amendments were defeated and on June 4th HB 818 passed 31 to 19. The Affordable Care Act allows PA to opt out of permitting health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the exchange within the state. People can still get abortion coverage with insurance companies outside the exchange but they will not be covered by tax money. Senator Jim Ferlo voted for the weakening amendments and then voted no for the passage of the Bill. He represents Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, and O'Hara Township. If you wish to express your opinion, Senator Ferlo can be reached at 412-621-3006 or ferlo@pasenate.com.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either.  The critical date coming up for new applications is July 1, 2013.  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

CATHOLIC FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
      The U.S. Bishops have announced a two-week effort of prayer, study, catechesis and public action to emphasize both our Catholic and American heritage of religious liberty.  Bishop Zubik is asking the faithful of our diocese to pray for religious liberty, to learn about his issue and to act to promote for the protection of religious freedom.  On Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 pm, the Diocese will sponsor a panel discussion entitled  "The Implications of Redefining Marriage" in Bishop McDowell Auditorium, St. Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road.  There is no charge for this event.  See diopitt.org for more information.

NOTE:  The Parish Office will be closed Fridays during the summer.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 15
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 16
   7:30 am  William Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Flynn & Gallagher Families (Gallagher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, weekday, June 17
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Tuesday, weekday, June 18
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Wednesday, weekday, June 19
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Thursday, weekday,  June 20
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Friday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 21
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Saturday, weekday, June 22
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 22
   5:00 pm  50th Wedding Anniversary, Donna & Rich Oxley
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 23
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am  Francis Karas (Miketic Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Gaetano Costanzo (Scanlon Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Edward, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat 9:00 a.m.; Th 6:30 p.m.
St. Francis, Harmar: T, Th 8:00 a.m.; W 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O'Hara: M, T, Th, F 9:00 a.m.; W 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, W, Th, F 7:30 a.m.; T 6:30 p.m.
Note:  A different version of these times was published in the print bulletin.  We believe the times here are correct.

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-Thursday 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                       

June 9, 2013

 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      In the very difficult economic times of the last few years, many families found themselves relying on resources that they had never had to utilize in the past. Some households used their retirement savings or tried to sell their homes after a job loss. Others found themselves grateful for unemployment compensation even if it didn't pay all their bills. Some adult children found it necessary to move back in with their parents, while some families found help from a local food pantry or meal program-maybe one to which in better times they actually made donations.
      In Sunday's Gospel, the widow from Nain has lost her only son. In the time of Jesus, this was not only a personal loss filled with grief, but also a devastating economic event. There was no one on whom she could rely for support. With her husband gone and now her only son dead, the woman had nothing. She was in the very worst of straits. That is, until Jesus came along. Suddenly, the widow had renewed hope, as her son was raised up and restored to her. Her life could go on.
      The plight of our neighbors in need today is not so different from that of the widow of Nain. While we might want to have Jesus walk into town and give them their house or their job back, we know that isn't going to happen. But that doesn't mean that something can't happen. Indeed, something should! As the followers of Christ today, we are his presence in this world. When there are people suffering, we are the ones called upon to reach out and help. There might be one or the other among us who actually can offer someone a job, but most of us will help in other ways. It can be as simple as buying one extra item every time we go grocery shopping to donate to the local food pantry. We can all help!
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CONGRATULATIOINS TO MICHAEL ACKERMAN
      This Saturday, June 15, is the ordination of 27 deacons for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Twenty three men will be ordained as permanent deacons. Most of them are married and will continue in their paid jobs and also be active as deacons in their parishes. They come from 21 parishes. Michael Ackerman and three other young men will be ordained as transitional deacons; they will be ordained to the priesthood in June of next year. Michael and his family have been active in our parish for many years. He is now a parishioner of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in Blawnox. He will have a summer assignment and then return to Theological College in Washington D.C. for his fourth and last year of Theology. Congratulations to Michael and his family!!  Fr. Ken

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.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      We will be selling gift certificates after the 7:30 am and 9:00 am Masses next weekend, June 16th. A wide variety will be available including Giant Eagle, Labriola's, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

FR. KEN VACATION
      I will be away on vacation the weekdays of this week (Monday, June 10th through Friday, June 14th). Time for some R and R.   ~Fr. Ken

CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY
      Mass will be celebrated (in English and Italian) at St. Raphael for the feast of St. Anthony at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13th.  During Mass the loaves of St. Anthony's bread will be blessed and distributed, and the saint's relic will be exposed for veneration and blessing over the people.  An outdoor procession will follow Mass, after which we invite you to enjoy a light reception.  For more information please call St. Raphael Parish Office at 412-661-3100.

ORDINARY TIME
      This is the longest of the seasons of the church liturgical year. It is divided into two sections, the time following Advent and before the beginning of Lent, and the time following Pentecost and before the beginning of Advent. It could be called ordinary because it is not one of the high seasons of the church. But what the name really indicates is that the weeks are ordered by number or are ordinal.

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 coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She requests donations of:
  • sheets (any size)—3 to 4 boxes of sheets are needed each week;
  • blankets;
  • washcloths and large bath towels;
  • backpacks;
  • men's new or gently used jeans or casual pants, waist sizes 30 and 32.
      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 . . . Elementary Religious Education
      We look at Elementary Religious Education as a total parish experience involving not just the child, but also parents, families, catechists and pastoral staff. We seek: a) to lead the students to develop a deeper and more personal relationship with Jesus; b) to lead the students to participate in the parish faith community and its sacramental life; c) to help students form a moral conscience rooted in discipleship; d) to support parents in their primary faith responsibilities to their children. For more information, or to help with this ministry, contact Jamie Dillon at 412-781-0186, ext. 20 or by e-mail: elemreligioused@saintscholastica.com.

PIANO RESTORATION
      We have been strongly advised that our piano in church is in need of some restoration work. After comparing bids, we have asked Michael Mezhinsky to complete that needed work.  He has assured us that this partial restoration will serve us for the next 30 years, other than the normal tunings.  Michael will begin his work the week of June 3.  Most of the work will be done inside the church.  The project should be completed within 3-4 weeks.  In the meantime, we will use our organ for accompaniment.  The cost of the restoration will be approximately $4,000.

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.

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
      Please join us for doughnuts and coffee right outside of church, after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses this Sunday, June 9th.

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, June 10th, at 7:30 pm in the Parish Office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. It is especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child, although parents who have already baptized children are also welcome. If you plan to attend the session and have not already been in communication with Andy Bechman, please contact him at andybechman@saintscholastica.com.  Please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date. The next baptismal preparation session will be held on July 29th.

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/.

ALTAR FLOWERS
      This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Joe M. Bercik Sr., Helen K. Bercik and Joe M. Bercik Jr. by the Bercik Family.

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays beginning the week of June 9, 2013.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JUNE 9TH
Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:17-24/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17
Monday: 2 Cor 1:1-7/Mt 5:1-12
Tuesday: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3/Mt 5:13-16
Wednesday: 2 Cor 3:4-11/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 2 Cor 3:15--4:1, 3-6/Mt 5:20-26
 Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 5:27-32
 Saturday: 2 Cor 5:14-21/Mt 5:33-37
Next Sunday: 2 Sm 12:7-10, 13/Gal 2:16, 19-21/Lk 7:36--8:3 or 7:36-50

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.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED
      Actively seeking Eucharistic Ministers to serve at St. Margaret Hospital! This is a wonderful ministry that requires only an hour or two out of your week. If you are not able to volunteer weekly or bi-weekly, we always need subs. The St. Margaret Foundation will provide free transportation during their hours of operation if needed. The Catholic patients at St. Margaret are so appreciative of the opportunity to receive the Eucharist while they are in the hospital. The times we have available are on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please contact Mary Bernard 412-818-6636 or bernardfour@comcast.net.

STUDENTS WITHOUT COMPUTERS OR INTERNET
      Rotary Club of Fox Chapel Area and Volunteers of America's All of Us Care program are partnering to provide students without computers in the Fox Chapel Area School District with a free computer and one year of Internet access. Qualified families must have students on the free or reduced lunch National School Program and cannot currently have Comcast internet. Families will be asked to contribute $50 towards the computer. For more information call 412-782-5344, extension 208.

MASS INTENTIONS:
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. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, June 10
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Tuesday, weekday, June 11
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Wednesday, weekday, June 12
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Thursday, weekday,  June 13
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Friday, weekday, June 14
    8:30 am  NO MASS
Saturday, weekday, June 15
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 15
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 16
   7:30 am  William Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Flynn & Gallagher Families (Gallagher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NEIGHBORING PARISHES
St. Edward, Blawnox: M, W, F, Sat 9:00 a.m.; Th 6:30 p.m.
St. Francis, Harmar: T, Th 8:00 a.m.; W 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, O'Hara: M,T, Th 9:00 a.m.; W, F 7:00 p.m.
Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg: M, T, W, F 7:30 a.m.
St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg: Th 7:00 p.m.

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-Thursday 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