July 28, 2013

 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      Big cities can have a special attraction. The commercial areas can be alive with such hustle and bustle. Walking past store windows and sidewalk restaurants can enliven one's spirit as the great mass of humanity seems to be undulating with all the excitement of commerce and exchange. In large cities one can often hear multiple languages just by walking a few blocks as people from different parts of the world mix together on the sidewalks of America. Walk a few blocks in any big city and it is likely that you will come upon someone begging or panhandling on the street. In some places the beggars are very discreet, just sitting on a bench or a sidewalk with a paper cup in their hand that may have a few coins in it so as not to attract the attention of the police. In other places, the begging may be more aggressive with requests hurled at passersby. In a big city, every beggar has his regulars who give him something when they see him. But there are also the hundreds who will pass by. And then there are the occasional visitors who are unsure whether to heed the beggars' pleas or not.
      In the Gospel this weekend, the disciples of Jesus ask him to teach them how to pray. He then goes on to describe for them the nature of prayer. He reminds the disciples not to give up. They must be persistent in their prayer, asking for what is needed.
      Most of us probably can't ever conceive of ourselves as beggars sitting on the street corner of some large city, even though it is likely that at some point in our lives we have seen them (and maybe even given them something!). But that is exactly what we are every time we pray the Lord's Prayer. After all, we pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." You can't be much more of a beggar than that!
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50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
      The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  This year's event will begin with Mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.  Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant.  A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both accessible.
      If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50thanniversary in 2013, and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than August 11, 2013.

APPALACHIA MISSION
      On Friday, August 2, we are hosting an Appalachia Mission Team reunion party.  It will be from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Community Swim Club.  Please RSVP to Jamie Dillon by July 30.  Please bring a side dish, desert or salad to share.
      Even though our annual mission trip is 11 months away, we are still thinking about it!  We would like to gather some additional tools, particularly drills, cordless screwdrivers, weed whackers and saws all.  Please contact Jamie Dillon if you have any that you would like to donate.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES MASTERS PACKAGE RAFFLE
      Win a Masters package for four and enjoy one of golf's most prestigious tournaments. Tickets cost $250 each or 5 tickets for $1,000. Only 500 tickets will be sold. This dream vacation package includes: two rooms, 4 night accommodations at the Marriott Augusta, April 9 -13; breakfast daily at the hotel; Wednesday through Sunday rounds of the Masters; access to the Executive Club, Thursday through Sunday; "Welcome Dinner" with celebrity guest speaker on Wednesday; official Masters souvenir; hotel transportation to and from Augusta National, Wednesday through Sunday.
      For tickets, call or email: 412-456-6695 HCCgolf@ccpgh.org. Winning ticket drawn at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Golf Classic on Monday, September 9. Winner need not be present. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center, providing free medical and dental care to the uninsured, regardless of religious affiliation. Since opening our doors in 2007, more than 13,000 individuals have received quality, medical and dental care at no cost to them, during more than 30,000 patient visits.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others.
                                                                      --Pope Francis
Good News!
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. She did receive a small refrigerator for the woman who needs it to store insulin. She also sends a special thank-you this week to the person who donated ten Port Authority ConnectCards. These cards allow her to give people access to work or to the help they need.
      In gratitude for all of the donations that our parishioners are sending, Nancy asked that we print the following letter from a couple who hope to move this week from living under the 9th St. Bridge to an apartment in Duquesne.

Dear Miss Nancy,
We Would like to thank You And All Of Your Members who Never Tire From Coming Out and Helping Us Through the Winter Cold, and Feed us, Cloth Us, And Keep Us Warm And safe, We Bless You all for Your Prayers And All The Hard work And Time You Give To Us the Unfortunate. We Love You For all that You Have Done for each And everyone Of Us. God Bless you and your family here on earth and our eternal families around us. As The Lord Touches Down And Blesses You, You Spread that Love To All Of Us.
WE THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE AND DEVOTION THAT YOU ALWAYS GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE "HOMELESS NOT HELPLESS  
And You Give Us The Courage To Start To Build A New Life For Ourselves.
Thank You, and LOVE ALWAYS,
Dennis and DiAnna
Help Needed!
      Nancy requests donations of the same items as last week (see the Stewardship Corner online here for details), especially:
  • McDonald's gift certificates;
  • Port Authority ConnectCards. Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
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 . . . Lectors
Adult and teen lectors proclaim the Scriptures at our liturgies. If you would like to explore this ministry, please contact Sr. Pat Baker at: lectors@saintscholastica.com.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELP NEEDED!
      Religious Education begins September 15th and we need teachers for grades 3 & 5 as well as small group leaders for grades 6-8.  Please contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested - jamiedillon@comcast.net.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION UNDERWAY
      Our Christian meditation group has begun to meet! Our goal is to support each other in this practice of silent, contemplative prayer so that we may open ourselves to God's grace.
      In order to make our prayer sessions available to people with conventional work schedules, we meet on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. After a brief time to gather, we meditate for twenty minutes. When the meditation time has ended, those who need to leave may do so and those who wish to stay can discuss our experience with an eye to helping each other develop our practice. We end by 7:30.
      You may join us at any session—don't worry about ones you have missed. 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
      Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Have you been attending Mass with your spouse and want to investigate taking the next step? Are you feeling called to live your life as a Catholic?
      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 beginning an inquiry group this week. 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.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKING ICE HOCKEY
      The Central Catholic Viking Hockey Club is holding open skates for middle school ice hockey players, age 12-13 & 14, who are interested in attending Central Catholic High School.  The skates are free of charge and will be held on August 5th, 12th and 19th at 5:30 pm. Please contact Coach Kirk Freyvogel if interested at jkirkfreyvogel@gmail.com or 412-621-1665. Thanks and Go Vikings!

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of  Mary Bennett, former parishioner.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 28TH
Sunday: Gn 18:20-32/Col 2:12-14/Lk 11:1-13
Monday: Ex 32:15-24, 30-34/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Tuesday: Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28/Mt 13:36-43
Wednesday: Ex 34:29-35/Mt 13:44-46
Thursday: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38/Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday: Lv 25:1, 8-17/Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21

BLOOD DRIVE
      This Sunday is our annual Summer Blood Drive from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Church blood donors make up 25% of the community blood supply.  We are needed to ensure that patient treatment goes uninterrupted.  Please stop in the Pastoral Center and find out if you are eligible to give blood.

DISABILITY MASS
      Next Saturday, August 3, Fr. Walt Rydzon will celebrate the 5:00 pm Mass.  Jamie Heiry and the Diocesan Deaf Choir will lead the congregation in musical worship.  This Mass will be signed.  We invite the Parish to attend the Mass to welcome all our special guests and join us afterwards for a light supper in the Pastoral Center.

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, July 29, 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 had previous 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 baptismal preparation session will be held on September 9.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR ADULTS
      We will be preparing dinner for the residents of the Orr Compassionate Care Center in East Liberty on Sunday, August 11. The Orr Center provides shelter and nonmedical respite care in a home-like setting for up to twelve adults who are recuperating from an injury or illness.
      If you wish to join us, please contact Pastoral Council member Brian Balonick at brianbalonick@saintscholastica.com or Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com as soon as possible. Because we are new at this, we will need to do some extra planning, and it will be helpful to be in communication with each other soon. Respond to Christ's call to serve the poor and join us if you can!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 27
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Douglas Arturo (Renee Arturo)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28
   7:30 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Ervin Domzal (Jan & Dave Domzal, Daughter & Son)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Anniv., Rosemarie Boley (Children)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Martha, July 29
   8:30 am  Elaine Pavlik (Patricia Berg)

Tuesday, weekday, July 30
   8:30 am  Matthew Elder (Pierce & Maureen Elder)

Wednesday, St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
   8:30 am  Nancy McSorley (Gallagher Family)

Thursday, St. Alphonsus Liguori,  August 1
   8:30 am  Margaret Fleming (Fleming Family)

Friday, weekday, August 2
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday, August 3
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 3
   5:00 pm……Guiseppe Lopardo (Antonietta Costa & Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Walt Rydzon

Sunday, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 4
   7:30 am  Dorothy Killian (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Margaret Mercurio (Mercurio Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       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, 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.

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                 

July 21, 2013

 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      In any household with more than one child, parents have to deal with sibling rivalry. The more benign forms find expression in simple competition, in which one child strives to do better than another in contests or sports. At other times, the rivalry shows itself in a negative light, offering up comments on who's not doing what, whether that is schoolwork or household chores. The supposedly aggrieved child has a heightened sense of justice, often proclaiming that the other child seems to get away with doing less.
      It almost seems as though this is what is playing out in the Gospel story today between Martha and Mary. Martha wants Jesus to be the arbiter of the dispute, much as if she would be running to Mom or Dad. Mary seems to have found the sweet spot, sitting at the Teacher's feet. Plenty of German-inspired stained glass windows show exactly that, portraying Mary with an almost beatific quality to her face, while Martha stands in the background with a rather sour grimace. Jesus sits between them as though he is the referee between the two feuding sisters.
      Since the time of Augustine the story of Martha and Mary has often been interpreted as a commentary on the difference between the active and contemplative life-with the contemplative winning out. It's hard to imagine that a Gospel such as Luke's, so filled with stories of compassion and assistance, would profess that view. It is Luke's Gospel that includes the story of the good Samaritan, the classic example of active love of neighbor. Maybe a better way for us to understand the story of Martha and Mary is this: Mary's example is a reminder that we must clearly hear what Jesus is teaching. We cannot just run about acting as we always have. Rather, we need to take his teaching to heart, and in that way ensure that our actions are based on his commands.
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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.

ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
      The Parish Pastoral Council would like to expand our opportunities for adult parishioners to do Christian service. As our first endeavor, we will be preparing dinner for the residents of the Orr Compassionate Care Center in East Liberty on Sunday, August 11. The Orr Center provides shelter and nonmedical respite care in a home-like setting for up to twelve adults who are recuperating from an injury or illness.
      If you wish to join us, please contact Pastoral Council member Brian Balonick at brianbalonick@saintscholastica.com or Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com as soon as possible. Because we are new at this, we will need to do some extra planning, and it will be helpful to be in communication with each other soon. Respond to Christ's call to serve the poor and join us if you can!

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
      The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  This year's event will begin with Mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.  Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant.  A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both accessible.
      If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2013, and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than August 11, 2013.

THANK YOU!
      Many thanks to all of the adults who assisted with last week's camp Helping Hand.  This mini service camp is for ages 10-14 and we had 26 participants!  During the week we worked at Habitat for Humanity, Family House, Catholic Relief Services and the Aspinwall VA Hospital in addition to preparing Religious Education material for the fall.

OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
      Congratulations to the following students for achieving Honor Roll Status: Charlotte DelBarba, Elizabeth Martini & Jessica Snyder.  High Honor Status: Molly Fallon & Allison Nedrow.  Highest Honors: Elizabeth DelBarba, Laurel Hettinger Christine Pilewski, Mary Thomasmeyer & Megan Wasson.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.
                                                                                --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:
· pillows (bed & throw);
· a small apartment refrigerator for a woman living in a shelter to store her insulin;
· good men's walking shoes of all sizes;
· sheets of all sizes;
· men's new or gently used jeans or casual pants, waist sizes 30-36 and 40-60;
· men's jogging pants, size 2XL;
· men's summer shorts, all sizes;
· Port Authority ConnectCards. Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
· McDonald's gift certificates
· adult-sized backpacks.
Food items that are needed include:
· canned fruit
· canned vegetables
· pasta
· rice
· peanut butter
· canned chicken.
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 . . . the St. Monica Society
      The St. Monica Society was formed to pray for and reach out to families and parishioners who no longer worship with us. The group meets monthly on the first Saturday at 9:30 am to pray to the Holy Spirit, ask for the intercession of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine, and to study and discuss ways to reach out to and welcome others. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at: stmonica@saintscholastica.com.

WORLD YOUTH DAY
      On July 27, 2013, the young people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will gather to celebrate World Youth Day. The Pope has called young people to "Go and make disciples of all nations!" Our desire is to gather all Young Adults in the Diocese of Pittsburgh for a local celebration of World Youth Day, with a special emphasis on reuniting young adults with the mission of the Church and encouraging discipleship.
      Tickets are $15 and available at www.lwydpgh.eventbrite.com. Audience: Young Adults 18-39. Doors Open, at St. Paul's Seminary, at 3:30 for Liturgy, Dinner, and so much more!

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fred C. Goodwin, father of Charlie Goodwin.

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, July 29, 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.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP BEGINS
      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, beginning this week. In order to make our prayer sessions available to people with conventional work schedules, we will meet on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center, beginning this Wednesday, July 24. After a brief time to gather, we will meditate for twenty minutes. When the meditation time has ended, those who need to leave may do so and those who wish to stay will discuss our experience with an eye to helping each other develop our practice, ending by 7:30. 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!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELP NEEDED!
      Religious Education begins September 15th and we need teachers for grades 3 & 5 as well as small group leaders for grades 6-8.  Please contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested - jamiedillon@comcast.net.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 21ST
Sunday: Gn 18:1-10a/Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42
Monday: Ex 14:5-18/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Tuesday: Ex 14:21--15:1/Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Friday: Ex 20:1-17/Mt 13:18-23
Saturday: Ex 24:3-8/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday:   Gn 18:20-32/Col 2:12-14/Lk 11:1-13

BLOOD DRIVE
      There will be a Blood Drive on Sunday, July 28th, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the St. Scholastica Pastoral Center. If you are 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and are in good health, then you are most likely eligible to give blood.  In about an hour (the actual donation only takes 10 minutes) you will save a life.  Blood cannot be manufactured and it is perishable.  Please give blood and ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for area patients.  Call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550 or scanlonk@juno.com to schedule your live-saving appointment.

PARISH PICNIC—VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
      We are in the process of planning and organizing the Parish Picnic. The picnic will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at Squaw Valley Park. Our first planning meeting will be on Monday July 22nd in the Library of the Ministry Center at 7:00pm. We would appreciate all volunteers who might be able to help us with this event (even if you have never been involved before). There are many opportunities to help with the picnic that have different levels of time commitment. If you are interested in helping, please attend and we will find the right fit for you. If you are interested in helping, but cannot make the meeting, please call Elaine DuVall at 412-781-6941.

PARENT GROUP FORMING
      Are you a parent of young children? Would you like to connect with other parents for mutual encouragement and support, especially in fostering your children's faith? We have some parents who are looking to do just that! If you are interested in joining them, please contact Monica Dobbelstein at familyfaith@saintscholastica.com.
      Perhaps parents will want to meet for common activities or social time. Perhaps they will want to share ideas and support via email or the parish website. It will be up to the parents involved. Andy Bechman will facilitate the process on behalf of the parish staff.
      The Church considers parents to be their children's first and best teachers in the faith. That teaching doesn't happen in a classroom, but in every part of your family life together. We hope that connecting with each other will support you in this great and joyful task!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 20
   5:00 pm  44th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries (Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21
   7:30 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
    9:00 amSr. Roseanne Dorinsky (Friends of Lighthouse Point)
       Presider:  Fr. Jeremiah O'Shea
   11:00 amNancy D. Bellinger (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)
       Presider:  Fr. Jeremiah O'Shea

Monday, weekday, July 22
   8:30 am  Richard Larsen (Mary Alice Price)

Tuesday, weekday, July 23
   8:30 am  Birthday, Clementine Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Wednesday, weekday, July 24
   8:30 am  Alda Srebrnjak (Miketic Family)

Thursday, St. James, Apostle,  July 25
    8:30 am  Nancy McSorley (Connie Donnelly)

Friday, weekday, July 26
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday, July 27
   9:00 am  Anniv., Bernice Gimber (Sister)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 27
   5:00 pm  Anniv., Douglas Arturo (Renee Arturo)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28
   7:30 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Ervin Domzal (Jan & Dave Domzal, Daughter & Son)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Anniv., Rosemarie Boley (Children)
       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                                

July 14, 2013

 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      Lawyers don't always fare so well in popular culture. Even the television shows that exalt some aspects of the legal profession (like Law & Order or The Good Wife) also have some lawyers that are less than noble in both their personal and professional lives. Even in Shakespeare's time this ambivalence toward lawyers was evident in Henry VI, Part 2 when Dick the butcher, one of the rebels, proposes to kill all the lawyers since by their arguments they can have a man condemned as easily as freed. Still, every day people turn to lawyers seeking their help with a host of problems. The love-hate relationship continues.
      In the Gospel this weekend, the scholar of the law is looking for the way to life. His question is sincere. He is trying to understand what is required of him. He can quote the law, indeed, probably even lives by it. But the question of who is a neighbor is one of legal precision. The interpretation of the Mosaic law based the fact of one being a neighbor on a covenantal relationship. Those who worshipped the one God were considered as one's neighbor. In the time of Jesus this narrow interpretation was being reconsidered. Some religious scholars suggested that a more universal application was needed, while others held to the tradition that Samaritans, foreigners, and those outside the law were not neighbors under the law. Jesus makes his position clear, although by coming at it from the other direction. It is the Samaritan who shows himself to be a neighbor.
      Maybe that is where the argument lies for us today. We cannot define with legal precision who is going to be a neighbor to us. All we can do is decide to be neighborly toward others, that is, to show them the very love with which we love ourselves. And then rely on God's mercy that someone will be there for us as a neighbor in our time of need.
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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.

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, July 29th, at 7:30 in the parish office. The session will provide parents an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the sacrament and to walk through the ceremony itself. It is especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child, although parents who have 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.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
      Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she bears witness to God's love. Be missionaries of God's tenderness!
                                                                            --Pope Francis

Good News!
             During Vacation Bible School this summer, the children collected $534.81 for the children of Good Samaritans School in Haiti. The total included 6,051 pennies! (Yes, that's 121 rolls, plus one penny!)

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. Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
  • McDonald's gift certificates;
  • pillows (bed and throw) "We are down to zero," Nancy says, "and we need two commercial size plastic bags a week."
  • men's new or gently used jeans or casual pants, waist sizes 30-36 and 40-60;
  • men's summer shorts, all sizes;
  • adult-sized backpacks.
      Food items that are needed include:
  • tuna;
  • canned chicken;
  • instant potatoes;
  • hamburger helper.
      A special request: "Please pray for our homeless brothers and sisters who are once again being uprooted, that God may lead them to safe housing."
      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 . . . The Committee for Persons with Disabilities
      The Committee works to ensure that all persons can participate fully in the liturgy and activities of the Church. The Committee works closely with the Diocesan Department for Persons with Disabilities and provides support, information and resources for people with any type of disability. We also coordinate a special annual Mass which gives the parish an opportunity to welcome persons with a disability. To help advance this work, contact Ann Scanlon at: advocate@saintscholastica.com.

ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
      The Parish Pastoral Council would like to expand our opportunities for adult parishioners to do Christian service. As our first endeavor, we will be preparing dinner for the residents of the Orr Compassionate Care Center in East Liberty on Sunday, August 11. The Orr Center provides shelter and nonmedical respite care in a home-like setting for up to twelve adults who are recuperating from an injury or illness.
      If you wish to join us, please contact Pastoral Council member Brian Balonick at brianbalonick@saintscholastica.com or Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com as soon as possible. Because we are new at this, we will need to do some extra planning, and it will be helpful to be in communication with each other soon. Respond to Christ's call to serve the poor and join us if you can!

APPALACHIA UPDATE
      Many thanks to all of the parishioners who supported our 10th mission trip to Appalachia.  We had 70 adults, young adults and teens.  Divided in 8 work crews, we worked on 10 different homes.  One of which was for a woman who initiated this project when we first started.  She has since been diagnosed with Parkinson's, lost her husband, and the week before we arrived, lost her eldest son. For her we repaired her kitchen and bathroom and built a railing down her sidewalk so she could get the mail. We cleaned and organized her entire house.  We repaired an outside plumbing leak and totally cleaned up her yard of fallen trees, weeds and overgrown vines.  Her basement was organized as well but most of all, according to this woman, we saved her.  We showed her that someone cared.  We listened to her stories.  We cried with her and shared meals with her.  The greatest thing that we did for her, she said, was to give her hope.

WORLD YOUTH DAY
      On July 27, 2013, the young people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will gather to celebrate World Youth Day. The Pope has called young people to "Go and make disciples of all nations!" Our desire is to gather all Young Adults in the Diocese of Pittsburgh for a local celebration of World Youth Day, with a special emphasis on reuniting young adults with the mission of the Church and encouraging discipleship.
      Tickets are $15 and available at www.lwydpgh.eventbrite.com. Audience: Young Adults 18-39.
Doors Open, at St. Paul's Seminary, at 3:30 for Liturgy, Dinner, and so much more!

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP
      "Nothing is more precious than time," wrote the author of a medieval spiritual classic. Australian monk Michael Casey writes: "Prayer is first and foremost a giving of myself, empowered by grace. In particular, it is a giving of my time." Join us as we offer our time and ourselves to God through the practice of Christian meditation.
      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. After a brief time to gather, we will meditate for twenty minutes. Afterwards, those who can stay will discuss our experience with an eye to helping each other develop our practice, ending by 7:30. 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!

PARENT GROUP FORMING
      Are you a parent of young children? Would you like to connect with other parents for mutual encouragement and support, especially in fostering your children's faith? We have some parents who are looking to do just that! If you are interested in joining them, please contact Monica Dobbelstein at familyfaith@saintscholastica.com.
      Perhaps parents will want to meet for common activities or social time. Perhaps they will want to share ideas and support via email or the parish website. It will be up to the parents involved. Andy Bechman will facilitate the process on behalf of the parish staff.
      The Church considers parents to be their children's first and best teachers in the faith. That teaching doesn't happen in a classroom, but in every part of your family life together. We hope that connecting with each other will support you in this great and joyful task!

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Kelsesky, husband of Gee Gee and father of Ellen Hayes.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 14TH
Sunday: Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37
Monday: Ex 1:8-14, 22/Mt 10:34--11:1
Tuesday: Ex 2:1-15a/Mt 11:20-24
Wednesday: Ex 3:1-6, 9-12/Mt 11:25-27
Thursday: Ex 3:13-20/Mt 11:28-30
Friday: Ex 11:10--12:14/Mt 12:1-8
Saturday: Ex 12:37-42/Mt 12:14-21
Next Sunday:  Gn 18:1-10a/Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42

BLOOD DRIVE
      There will be a Blood Drive on Sunday, July 28th, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the St. Scholastica Pastoral Center. You know that donating blood is good for the patient who receives it, but did you know that it is good for the donor too? Donating blood helps prevent heart disease and developing cancers. Make an appointment and help us make your experience faster and more convenient. Contact Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550 or scanlonk@juno.com to make your lifesaving appointment.

YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATE
      Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee:  Squaw Valley, 8:00 pm on Monday, July 15th.  All teens welcome!
      Uke Group: Ministry Center, Tuesday 4:30 pm-5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16th.
      Kayaking: North Shore, 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 23rd.  All teens welcome.  Drivers needed, we should return by 2:00 pm.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 13
   5:00 pm  Rita Secola (Mr. & Mrs. John Pastor)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14
   7:30 am  Charles W. Flynn (Gallagher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Dorothy Killian (Sharon, Mike Matt & Ryan Pontzloft)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Bonaventure, bishop & doctor, July 15
   8:30 am  Anniv., Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & Family)

Tuesday, weekday, July 16
   8:30 am  Vincent Leo Ruggiero (Wife & Family)

Wednesday, weekday, July 17
   8:30 am  Nancy McSorley (Scanlon Family)

Thursday, weekday,  July 18
   8:30 am  Birthday, Joseph L. Schultz (Family)

Friday, weekday, July 19
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday, July 20
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 20
   5:00 pm  44th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries (Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21
   7:30 am  Parishioners of  St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Sr. Roseanne Dorinsky (Friends of Lighthouse Point)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Nancy D. Bellinger (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)
       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                                   

July 7, 2013

 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      One of the questions parents and teachers often ask children is, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For younger children the answer can change from week to week. Children may say at one time, "A basketball player," and at another, "An airplane pilot," and at another, "A zookeeper." The answer could depend on whatever story or television show caught their fancy that week. But as children mature, they start considering seriously the answer to that question. As they enter college they begin directing their lives toward what will be a particular profession in life.
      This weekend's Gospel highlights the need for workers in the harvest of the kingdom of God. Jesus sends out disciples ahead of him so that they can prepare the way for the places that he intends to visit. But the text is not only about what took place in Galilee and Judea two thousand years ago. As the living word of God, the Gospel also speaks to our lives today. The need for laborers for the harvest is just as great in 2013 as it was in AD 32. As a matter of fact, the need is even greater, since the proclamation of the Gospel goes on in so many more places than in the first century of Christianity.
      Parents and grandparents can influence what their children and grandchildren think about as appropriate life choices. We don't need a specific "Vocation Sunday" to ask the question of sons or daughters or grandchildren if they have ever considered the possibility of a religious vocation. The Holy Spirit might just be working through you if you ask. While a life of ministering to others may have its own trials and difficulties, it can also be filled with great joy and satisfaction. Is there someone you can ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" After all, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few" (Lk 10:2).
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CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP
      Have you ever had the experience of walking outside, glancing up and becoming captivated by the play of sunset colors along furrowed clouds? In such moments, we tend to become still and gaze at the beauty before us. We aren't really doing or even thinking anything at all; we are just awake and present and open to something that pulls us out of the everyday.
      While these spontaneous experiences can be a real gift and grace, it is also possible to take steps to open ourselves to a similar kind of awareness, to put ourselves in a position to receive the gift. This is the practice of Christian meditation. If you feel yourself drawn to do so, please join us 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!

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.

PARENT GROUP FORMING
      Are you a parent of young children? Would you like to connect with other parents for mutual encouragement and support, especially in fostering your children's faith? We have some parents who are looking to do just that! If you are interested in joining them, please contact Monica Dobbelstein at familyfaith@saintscholastica.com.
      Perhaps parents will want to meet for common activities or social time. Perhaps they will want to share ideas and support via email or the parish website. It will be up to the parents involved. Andy Bechman will facilitate the process on behalf of the parish.
      The Church considers parents to be their children's first and best teachers in the faith. That teaching doesn't happen in a classroom, but in every part of your family life together. We hope that connecting with each other will support you in this great and joyful task!

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
Let us not forget: if we are to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, our lives must bear witness to what we preach.
                                                                                    --Pope Francis

Help Needed!
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.
      As each year progresses, Nancy collects donated new items for Christmas gifts for needy people. Parishioner Judy Ostrosky coordinates this effort. This year, Nancy is in particular need of storage space for boxes of these gifts. The space must be protected from water and the elements.
      If you are able to provide such space, please get in touch with Nancy. She would grateful if you can store items until late October or early November, when the gifts are sent to volunteer families for wrapping and final storage until "Christmas in the Streets."
      As always, Nancy appreciates donations of Port Authority ConnectCards (with $2.50 in value on each) and McDonald's gift certificates.
      Food items that are needed include:
  • tuna
  • canned chicken
  • peanut butter
  • canned fruit.
      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 . . . the Parish Pastoral Council
      The Parish Pastoral Council is an envisioning body of parishioners who work in collaboration with the pastor and staff to discern the mission of our parish and to plan ways to carry out that mission. The Pastoral Council seeks to articulate a vision of the parish's future, particularly as we enter into an increasingly interdependent relationship with other parishes in Vicariate 4 of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. For more information, please contact Elaine DuVall at pastoralcouncil@saintscholastica.com.

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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY
      On July 27, 2013, the young people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will gather to celebrate World Youth Day. The Pope has called young people to "Go and make disciples of all nations!" Our desire is to gather all Young Adults in the Diocese of Pittsburgh for a local celebration of World Youth Day, with a special emphasis on reuniting young adults with the mission of the Church and encouraging discipleship.
      Tickets are $15 and available at www.lwydpgh.eventbrite.com. Audience: Young Adults 18-39.
Doors open at St. Paul's Seminary at 3:30 for Liturgy, Dinner, and so much more!

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
      Worldwide Marriage Encounter makes good marriages GREAT! Weekends are scheduled throughout the year and the next one is in July. Get the info by calling 412-635-7775 or visit YourMarriageIsWorthIt.org.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
      In the Gospel today we see how Jesus sent his Apostles out two by two.  In this spirit, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul members "go out two by two" to visit those who are poor and needy in their homes.  It is there, in the family setting, that Vincentians listen, offer humble advice and renter assistance.
      Know that the members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul bring your gift directly to the poor and suffering.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Kelsesky, husband of Gee Gee and father of Ellen Hayes.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: JULY 7TH
Sunday: Is 66:10-14c/Gal 6:14-18/Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9
Monday: Gn 28:10-22a/Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Gn 32:23-33/Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a/Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5/Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Gn 46:1-7, 28-30/Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a/Mt 10:24-33
Next Sunday:  Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37

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.

MASS INTENTIONS:
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

Monday, weekday, July 8
   8:30 am  Mary Smith (Scanlon Family)

Tuesday, weekday, July 9
   8:30 am  Joseph Walters (Robert C. Schultz)

Wednesday, weekday, July 10
   8:30 am  Deceased Members of the Vey Family (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey)

Thursday, St. Benedict, Abbot,  July 11
    8:30 am  Richard B. & Margaret B. Cullinan (Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham)

Friday, weekday, July 12
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, weekday, July 13
   9:00 am  Alfreda Kopec (Mark & Kathy Bellinger)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 13
   5:00 pm  Rita Secola (Mr. & Mrs. John Pastor)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14
   7:30 am  Charles W. Flynn (Gallagher Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Dorothy Killian (Sharon, Mike Matt & Ryan Pontzloft)
       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-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