December 1, 2013

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
      The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated this year on Monday, December 9.  It is not a Holy Day of Obligation.  We have one scheduled Mass at 8:30 am.

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
      Last weekend we began our annual Christmas Sharing Tree project.  On the trees are two different colored envelopes: one set supports Haitian children's education and the other set supports the education of Kenyan children.  In addition, there are tags representing children and adults from West Virginia for whom we will buy and wrap gifts.  We invite you to choose one of the envelopes or tags.  We ask that you return these envelopes or wrapped presents (with the tag on the outside) on the weekend of December 7 and 8.  Thank you for being God's kindly light in the dark and challenging world!

WOMEN OF THE PARISH . . .
      Women of the Parish, please plan to bake extra Christmas cookies!  As part of our December outreach we will be collecting homemade cookies in the Pastoral Center on December 15 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. 
      The cookies will be supplied to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg.  We're serving over 130 families so please be generous.  Please use disposable containers.  Thank you very much!

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will be closed Thursday, December 5 & Friday, December 6.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP IS ALMOST HERE!
      Next weekend after Masses on December 7th and 8th, Santa's Workshop will be open in the Pastoral Center.  This annual event for CDTCA students will once again be expanded and open to parishioners to enhance your holiday shopping.  A variety of decorative items, handmade crafts and inexpensive gift items will be available for purchase.  Many items were very popular last year and are back by request.  You may just find the perfect gift for someone on your list.

MEDITATION DURING ADVENT
      During Advent, we open ourselves to the coming of Jesus.  Christian meditation is one of the most direct ways to do this.
      We meet at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center.  After a brief time to gather, we meditate in silence for twenty minutes.  When the meditation time has ended, those who need to leave may do so and those who wish to stay discuss our experience with an eye to helping each other develop our practice. We end by 8:00.
      One participant says, "Christian meditation is a peaceful, prayerful time to begin my day!  There is a wonderful sense of community!  It is another way to let God into my life."
      Please consider making Christian meditation part of your Advent practice!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.
                                                                         --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:
       •  McDonald's gift cards;
       • Port Authority ConnectCards.  Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
       • Artificial Christmas trees of any size (please inform Andy Bechman if you have one of these to donate).
      Food items that are needed include:
      •  macaroni and cheese;
      •  hamburger helper and similar prepared meals;
      •  packaged foods such as tuna and chicken that do not require refrigeration.
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
       Thank you for your generosity!
   
      N.B.  Because of limitations in volunteer staffing over the holidays, Nancy asks that we leave no material donations of food, clothing, or similar items after December 12 until further notice after the holidays.  She will still be able to accept McDonald's and Port Authority cards.

Good News!
      Nancy Heil writes: The following letter was addressed to me, but it is obviously meant for you, the generous people who donated coats, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Dear Ms. Nancy,

I want to thank you for all of the coats that you have donated to Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-8.  You have been a great help in providing our needy students with the essential things that they need.  You have been a blessing to our school and put smiles on the faces of the students and parents who have benefitted from your help.  The teachers and staff enjoy seeing the students get things that they need to be successful in our school.  We really appreciate all of the help that you have given and continue to provide.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth A. DeLawder
Administrative Office/Instructional Lead Teacher
Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-8


CHRISTMAS CARDS
      The Respect Life Committee members are selling Christmas Cards.  The sale benefits People Concerned for the Unborn Child.  The cards have a Nativity Scene on the cover and a message inside.  A packet of ten cards costs $6.00.  Contact any member or call 412-781-6550.  Your purchase will help the pro-life movement. God bless you.

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, December 2, at 7:30 in the church.  Please use the entrance nearest the grotto on the Fourth St. side of the Pastoral Center. 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 January 27.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
      The American Legion Post 77 is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the American Legion Post 77 Social Hall.  Children ages 2 to 12 are $6.00, Adults $10.00.  Call 412-772-1626 for reservations.

CALLING ALL ALUMNI!
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy/St. Scholastica, is searching for all alumni of the school!  If you or someone you know attended our school, we want to keep in touch!  The introduction of our school's new website has made  collecting data much easier. 
      Please either fill out the contact info under the Alumni tab on our website, cdtca.org, or contact Traci Giuffre at the school, 412-781-7927.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: DECEMBER 1, 2013
Sunday: Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44
Monday: Is 4:2-6/Mt8:5-11
Tuesday: Is11:1-10/Lk10:21-24
Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a/Mt15:29-37
Thursday: Is 26:1-6/Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday: Is 29:17-24/Mt9:27-31
Saturday: Is 30:19-21,23-26/Mt9:35--10:1,5a, 6-8
Next Sunday:  Is 11:1-10/Rom 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12

YOUTH MINISTRY
      Youth Ministry will be meeting on Monday, December 2 in the Pastoral Center from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm to view and discuss "The Case for Christ."

YOUTH MASS
      The Youth Mass is Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 pm.  After Mass we will be caroling at the VA Hospital.

CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN'S CHOIR 
      Any child in grades 3-8 wishing to participate in the Christmas Eve Children's Choir for the 4:00 pm Mass should contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com.  There will be one rehearsal at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 15.

PET THERAPY
      Pet Therapy at the VA Hospital on Tuesday, December 10 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested.

CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY
      Any child in grades K-2 wishing to be an angel or shepherd at the Christmas Eve Children's Liturgy should contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com before December 15.

HOPE FOR HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
      The Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Office (please enter the building by the rear door).  All are welcome.

RESOURCES FOR ENTERING ADVENT WELL
      Advent, the first season of the church year, begins this weekend.  The "Praying Advent" website offers many helpful resources for individuals and families who want some help to begin the season of Advent and move through it well. There are a great variety of pages which will address the issues almost anyone is facing. In common sense language the site helps us pray through Advent as we may never have done before. In addition, there is a Daily Prayer for each day of Advent, based upon the prayers of the Roman Missal. Just Google "Praying Advent" to find the site on the Creighton University Online Ministries web site.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent, November 30
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent, December 1
   7:30 am  Barbara Zuccaro (Joe & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am Alfreda Kopec (Bonessa Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Elizabeth Garonzi (Grandmother of Angela Kamin & Marie Pace)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Advent Weekday, December 2
   8:30 am  Martha F. Flynn (Gallagher Family)

Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier, December 3
   8:30 am  Geneva Gimber (L. Clifford)

Wednesday, Advent Weekday, December 4
   8:30 am  Msgr. Ralph Hayes (Parish Community)

Thursday, Advent Weekday,  December 5
   8:30 am  Helen Duffy (John Staley)

Friday, St. Nicholas, December 6
   8:30 am  Anniv., Harry & Geneva Gimber (Lorraine Clifford)

Saturday, St. Ambrose, December 7
   9:00 am  Louis Certo (Certo Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent, December 7
   5:00 pm  Mary A. Massarelli (Bill & Jean Eckert)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Advent, December 8
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Birthday, Craig Shondeck (Mother, Father & Brother)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Samuel Calderone (Dr. & Mrs. Jerome Granato)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

November 24, 2013

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
      Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day this Thursday. This week will be one of the busiest for travel. Local news channels will broadcast stories about Thanksgiving meals and also about the poor who will be served by others. The president will pardon a turkey. Stores will gear up for Black Friday sales and a big shopping weekend. Financial markets in the United States will be closed down Thursday and have shortened hours on Friday. The collision of sentiments of gratitude and crass commercialism on a single weekend can make for a certain incongruence in one's experience of these few days.
      As we celebrate the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we are presented with a seemingly huge incongruity in the Gospel that is proclaimed this year. We celebrate a great King, and in our human experience when we hear of a king we think of fine robes, sumptuous feasts, grand castles, and scores of courtiers and servants. The Gospel today gives us a broken man, abandoned by his friends, condemned, reviled by a criminal, and hanging on a cross. This is the King we honor today.
      Thank God that we can live with a certain amount of dissonance in our lives. It is what allows us to hold in balance seemingly contradictory notions, like the fact that a crucified man is our Lord and King. One of the criminals crucified with Jesus asks that he be remembered when Jesus comes into his kingdom. That plea, uttered near the moment of his death, has become a prayer for Christians through the centuries, because we believe that the death of Jesus was not the end. We believe that his death was just the beginning, ushering in a new kingdom, and promising a new life that can be ours if we submit ourselves to the rule of this universal King. The promise Christ makes to the repentant thief is the promise he makes to us: we will be with him in paradise.
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SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND
      Bishop Zubik has requested that all the parishes of the diocese take up a collection for those devastated by the typhoon in the Philippines.  So, our second collection will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services and the Bishops' Conference in the Philippines. 

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
      Last weekend we began our annual Christmas Sharing Tree project.  On the trees are two different colored envelopes: one set to support Haitian children's education, and the other set to support the education of Kenyan children.  In addition, there are tags representing children and adults from West Virginia for whom we will buy and wrap gifts.  We invite you to choose one of the envelopes or tags.  We ask that you return these envelopes or wrapped presents (with the tag on the outside) on the weekend of December 7 and 8.  Thank you for being God's kindly light in the dark and challenging world!

BOOK FAIR
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is having a book fair at the Barnes & Noble Waterworks store.  The fair is this Sunday, November 24 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Our students will be performing at 1:00 pm and a story time for younger children will begin at 1:45 pm.  Come have a coffee, sandwich or treat.  Enjoy the performance and start on your Christmas shopping!

PITTSBURGH CATHOLIC
      There are no copies of the Pittsburgh Catholic in church today because they were mailed to all our homes.  If you did not receive a Pittsburgh Catholic, please contact the Parish Office so we can put you on the list for the next mailing in Lent.

FR. PHILIP FARRELL
      This Sunday we welcome Fr. Phil Farrell as the presider at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses.  Fr. Phil is the Episcopal Vicar for our area - Region Four.  His primary responsibility is to be Bishop Zubik's representative to the parishes in Region Four.  Last month he made a pastoral visit to meet with me, the professional staff, the Pastoral Council, the Financial Council and to check the Sacramental Registers.  I invited him to officiate at our Sunday Masses so he could have a better "feel" for our parish community and also give you a chance to get to know him.

WOMEN OF THE PARISH . . .
      Women of the Parish, please plan to bake extra Christmas cookies!  As part of our December outreach we will be collecting homemade cookies in the Pastoral Center on December 15 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. 
      The cookies will be supplied to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg.  We're serving over 130 families so please be generous.  Please use disposable containers.  Thank you very much!

STEWARDSHIP
There are many people in need in today's world.  Am I self-absorbed in my own concerns or am I aware of those who need help?                --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:
      · McDonald's gift cards;
      · Port Authority ConnectCards.  Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
Nancy notes that these items are especially important as the weather turns colder.
      Food items that are needed include:
      · macaroni and cheese;
      · hamburger helper and similar prepared meals;
      · packaged foods such as tuna and chicken that do not require refrigeration.
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
      Thank you for your generosity!

Good News!
      Nancy Heil writes:
      Our plea for outerwear for the children of John Morrow School in the North Side of Pittsburgh resulted in a collection of 87 children's coats and all the hats, gloves, and scarves that they needed.
      The principal, in amazement at what was achieved in two weeks, asked, "How in God's name were you able to do this?"  Our reply was, "You just answered your own question.  In God's name it was done."
      Everyone involved called it nothing short of a miracle.  Thank you, Fr. Ken, Sr. Dorothy, and Andy Bechman for supporting us in our emergency plea . . . and we thank each and every one of you who donated these beautiful coats, gloves, and scarves.  This is the "Church Alive" in action!
                                                                   Yours in Christ,
                                                                    Nancy

BLOOD DRIVE
      This Sunday, November 24, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm is our Blood Drive in the Pastoral Center.  Everyday is a challenge to see enough blood donors to meet local needs.  If you think, "other people are giving enough blood" you are wrong.  Although over 50% of the population is eligible to give blood, only about 5% actually do.  New donors are needed every day in order to maintain regional blood supplies.  Please give blood this weekend.

CHRISTMAS CARDS
      The Respect Life Committee members are selling Christmas Cards.  The sale benefits People Concerned for the Unborn Child.  The cards have a Nativity Scene on the cover and a message inside.  A packet of ten cards costs $6.00.  Contact any member or call 412-781-6550.  Your purchase will help the pro-life movement. God bless you.

MEN'S RETREAT SUCCESSFUL
      Seven men from St. Scholastica participated in a retreat last weekend at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side slopes.  One of the retreatants, Jerry Werries, reports: "I was skeptical about going on the retreat when first asked by a fellow parishioner because of many retreats that I was expected to make in high school while discerning my vocation.  But after a few hours at the retreat center, I realized what I missed over the past 50 years.  I was in a spiritual vacuum, just treading water and not advancing in my spiritual life.  The weekend caused movement for which I am very grateful."
      Thanks to Jim Fanning and Bob Auray for promoting the retreat at our parish.  We are looking to make this an annual event.  Last year, Jim and Bob attended; this year, we had seven; next year, we hope that an even larger group of men will take advantage of this opportunity to take a break from our busy lives and, in the words of one of the retreat leaders, "let our souls catch up to our bodies".

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, December 2, at 7:30 in the church.  Please use the entrance nearest the grotto on the Fourth St. side of the Pastoral Center. 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 January 27.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
      The American Legion Post 77 is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the American Legion Post 77 Social Hall.  Children ages 2 to 12 are $6.00, Adults $10.00.  Call 412-772-1626 for reservations.

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will have shortened office hours on November 26.  The office will be open from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  The Parish Office will be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Sunday: 2 Sm 5:1-3/Col 1:12-20/Lk 23:35-43
Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20/Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday:  Dn 2:31-45/Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28/Lk 21:12-19
Thursday: Dn 6:12-28/Lk 21:20-28
Friday: Dn 7:2-14/Lk 21:29-33
Saturday: Rom 10:9-18/Mt 4:18-22
Next Sunday: Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44

THANKSGIVING MASS
      Please join us for Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00 am.

THANKSGIVING PIES
      Please remember to pick up your Thanksgiving pies on November 23 and 24 after all masses.

YOUTH MINISTRY
      Youth Ministry will be meeting on Monday, December 2, in the Pastoral Center from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm to view and discuss "The Case for Christ".

BEGINNING ADVENT NEXT WEEKEND
What are the key first steps to enter into Advent?
      We can all slow down. We can all breathe more deeply. We can all begin to trust that this will be a blessed time. Then, when we let ourselves be who we are, and hear the Scriptures, we can begin to quietly pray, "Come, Lord, Jesus." We might expand that prayer, in quiet moments of our days ahead, "Come into my life. I trust you don't mind if it is still messy. I believe you love me, because I need your love. I don't fear you can't find the way to my heart. Come and fill me with peace and the love only you can give." Some of us will want to open our hands on our laps or hold up our arms in the privacy of our rooms and say out loud, "Come, Lord, Jesus, come into this house, into my family, into our struggles. Come and heal us, and give us joy again. Come and unite us and let us experience, each in our own way, a bit of the joy you are offering me now." And, before a single decoration goes up, we have prepared for Christmas's message with the foundation of faith, with the mystery of Advent's gift. God wants to be with us. Advent is letting God's will be done in our hearts and in our everyday lives.
      Taken from Praying Advent, on Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html  Used with permission.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      There will be no Religious Education classes on November 27 and December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 23
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 24
   7:30 am  Dr. & Mrs. William Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Margaret Mercurio (Mercurio Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Philip Farrell
   11:00 am  Anniv., Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Philip Farrell

Monday, weekday, November 25
   8:30 am  Catherine R. Mahardy (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)

Tuesday, weekday, November 26
   8:30 am  James J. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)

Wednesday, weekday, November 27
   8:30 am  Holly & Nancy McSorley (Arthur McSorley)

Thursday, weekday Thanksgiving, November 28
   9:00 am  Michael Fadool (John Staley)

Friday, weekday, November 29
   8:30 am  NO MASS

Saturday, St. Andrew, apostle, November 30
   9:00 am  NO MASS

Saturday, Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent, November 30
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Advent, December 1
   7:30 am  Barbara Zuccaro (Joe & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Alfreda Kopec (Bonessa Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am Elizabeth Garonzi (Grandmother 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: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

November 17, 2013

 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      We are nearing the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. There are many people in this country who pay little heed to this designation, which typically runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. On the other hand, there are large segments of the populace for whom hurricane season is a time to follow the weather broadcasts more closely. For those who live in the affected areas of the country, being prepared for a hurricane's arrival is part of life. Long-range preparation includes things like having an evacuation plan, knowing where important documents are, and having some emergency cash. When a storm is close at hand, vigilance heightens as people board up windows, stockpile supplies, and stay tuned to weather forecasts. Local and state governments execute their disaster preparedness plans to ensure the safety of citizens.
      In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus encounters some people who were enamored of all the beauty of the Temple. For them, this was a sign of a certain permanence and blessing rendered by God. In Luke's Gospel, written after the Jerusalem Temple had been destroyed, the Gospel writer has Jesus describing the city's doom and the Temple's destruction. Just like the citizens of hurricane areas who pay close attention to weather reports when there is an approaching storm, the people in the Gospel ask Jesus for the sign that what he describes will happen.
      Like folks who live in a hurricane zone, we need to be prepared. Our long-range preparation includes having an evacuation plan. The evacuation plan isn't about gathering up belongings and pulling out before the storm hits. The evacuation plan for a Christian is being prepared to leave this life when the time comes. That means that during our life on earth we have stayed close to God by being faithful to him and trying to live the kind of life Christ has taught us by loving our neighbor. Are you ready to go?
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SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND
      This weekend we will take up a second collection for  the Retirement Fund for Religious.  Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests spend years working in Catholic schools, hospitals, and social-service agencies, often for little, if any, pay.  Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement and elder care.  Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious collection helps provide prescription medications, nursing care, and more for thousands of elderly religious.  Please give to those who have given a lifetime.

ADVENT WREATH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
      Advent begins the weekend of November 30. We will continue our practice of inviting parishioners/families to volunteer to light the advent wreath at each of the weekend liturgies.  A number of families have already signed up!  We still need 7 more.  The sign-up poster is located in the vestibule.  Consider participating in this parish practice during the Season of Advent.

SCHOOL OPEN FORUM
      This Sunday, November 17, will be a School Open Forum/Open House for all school families and members of the parish.  It will be held at 5:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  This meeting will begin with some exciting plans for the future of our school.  Part of those plans relate to great improvements to the school buildings themselves, other presentations will relate to academic excellence, marketing the school, and other initiatives.  We invite you all to attend and participate by your suggestions and comments.  We are all excited about the continuing growth of our student population and the many opportunities that will bloom in the next few years.

CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
      This weekend we begin our annual Christmas Sharing Tree project.  On the trees this weekend are two different colored envelopes; one set to support Haitian children's education and the other set is to support the education of Kenyan children.  In addition, there are tags representing children and adults from West Virginia for whom we will buy and wrap gifts.  We invite you to come forward and choose one of the envelopes or tags.  We ask that you return these envelopes or wrapped presents (with the tag on the outside) on the weekend of December 7 and 8.  Thank you for being God's kindly light in the dark and challenging world!

YOUTH MINISTRY
      Youth Ministry will be meeting on Monday, December 1 in the Pastoral Center from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm to view and discuss "The Case for Christ".

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy.                                     
                                                                                --Pope Francis

Help Needed!
                 Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She is grateful "for all your wonderful donations and for responding so quickly to our weekly needs."  However, there are continuing difficulties with some donations, so we ask you:
      · Avoid leaving ANY donations on the porches of 316 and 318 Third St.  Leave donations in the bins in the church vestibule.
      · 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.
      · Please, no boxes and no loose items; plastic bags are good and clean plastic garbage bags are fine for large items. Please do not make any bags too heavy to carry easily.
      · If you tell anyone about Nancy's work, please also tell them about how to deliver donations properly so that the volunteers can make use of them.
      Nancy says: "You're helping in such an important way!  I love seeing people develop a personal love for our beautiful homeless and needy brothers and sisters."  Let's all keep working to deepen our parish connection with poor people through this form of service!
      Preparations for Thanksgiving are in full swing.  Nancy will need at least 50 STRONG "throw-away" aluminum foil roasting pans, a minimum of  100 boxes of stuffing and 100 cans of either turkey or chicken broth.  The final date for Thanksgiving contributions is the morning of Monday, November 25.
      Other items that are needed include: new or gently used men's warm winter coats, size XL and larger; backpacks, and washcloths.  Food items that are needed include: canned vegetables, canned chili or stew, and macaroni and cheese; and packaged foods such as tuna and chicken that require no refrigeration.
      Thank you for your generosity!

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

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      Please note, gift certificates will not be sold during the months of November & December.  They will be available in the school office Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Gift certificates will be sold again after the Masses in January.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      There will be no Religious Education classes on November 27 and December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
      Please join us in the Pastoral Center for coffee and doughnuts after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses this Sunday, November 17.

RESPECT LIFE MEETING
      The Respect Life Committee will meet this Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  Come join us and hear about plans for our January trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life.  All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS CARDS
      The Respect Life Committee members are selling Christmas Cards.  The sale benefits People Concerned for the Unborn Child.  The cards have a Nativity Scene on the cover and a message inside.  A packet of ten cards costs $6.00.  Contact any member or call 412-781-6550.  Your purchase will help the pro-life movement. God bless you.

BLOOD DRIVE
      There will be a Blood Drive next Sunday, November 24 in the Pastoral Center from 8:00am - 1:00pm.  Are you the right type?  Yes!  Donors of every blood type are needed everyday so everyone has the right type.  The rarest blood is the type that is not available when it's needed.  Do you know your type A-, A+, B-, B+, O-, O+, AB-, AB+?  Come to the drive, donate blood and Central Blood Bank will send you your personal donor card with your blood type!  Please give blood.  Call 412-781-6550 to schedule your lifesaving appointment.

ASPINWALL FIRE DEPARTMENT LUMINARY CANDLE FUNDRAISER
      $10/dozen, $5/4 Luminaries.  Orders will be taken until November 15th.  Delivery to Aspinwall residents only for orders of a dozen or more.  Delivery must be requested.  Orders will be ready for pick up at the Aspinwall Fire Department during the Light Up the Wall event.  Order forms available at the Aspinwall Fire Station on Sunday or Tuesday evenings.

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, December 2, at 7:30 in the church.  Please use the entrance nearest the grotto on the Fourth St. side of the Pastoral Center. 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 January 27.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 17, 2013    
Sunday: Mal 3:19-20a/2 Thes 3:7-12/Lk 21:5-19
Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63/Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31/Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31/Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29/Lk 19:41-44
Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59/Lk 19:45-48
Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13/Lk 20:27-40
Next Sunday: 2 Sm 5:1-3/Col 1:12-20/Lk 23:35-43

APPEAL TO PARISHIONERS OF ST. SCHOLASTICA
      Philippine typhoon victims need your help!  A letter from Frederic Acevedo:

Dear Parishioners of St. Scholastica,
      My hometown was among the central islands devastated by the recent super typhoon Haiyan (named Yolanda out there).  Many lives were lost and even more have lost their homes and all their belongings except the clothes on their back.  The Philippine American Medical Society of Western Pennsylvania, of which I am a member, has teamed up with Brother's Brother Foundation (based here in Pittsburgh), to raise funds that will allow them to send medical supplies and possibly other humanitarian aid to the typhoon victims.  Brother's Brother Foundation is a well respected organization and will assure that 100% of your donation will be used for relief purposes.
      Please help by donating directly to Brother's Brother Foundation.  Donations can be made via http://www.brothersbrother.org, via phone 412-321-3160 or via mail to: Brothers Brother Foundation/Philippines Relief, 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.  Make sure you specify that the donation is for PHILIPPINES RELIEF.
Many thanks,
Frederic Acevedo

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will have shortened office hours on November 26.  The office will be open from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  The Parish Office will be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

THANKSGIVING PIES
      Please remember to pick up your Thanksgiving pies on November 23 and 24 after all masses.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Dr. George Magovern and Frank Marsico, father of Leonard (Mildred) Marsico.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  November 16
   5:00 pm  Elizabeth Williams (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
Sunday, Thirty-Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 17
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Sr. Roseanne Dorinsky (Friends at Lighthouse Point)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Ruth Cleary (Daughter Dana Poznik & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, November 18
   8:30 am  Marie Streppa (Scanlon Family)

Tuesday, weekday, November 19
   8:30 am  Daniel P. Gallagher (Gallagher Family)

Wednesday, weekday, November 20
   8:30 am  Anniv., Gloria McLaughlin (Harry McLaughlin)

Thursday, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  November 21
   8:30 am  Birthday, Paul Schultz (Family)

Friday, St. Cecilia, November 22
   9:00 am  Stephen & Margaret Dolak (Sr. Dorothy)

Saturday, weekday, November 23
   9:00 am  Patricia Akanowicz (Charlene Akanowicz)

Saturday, Vigil of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 23
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 24
   7:30 am  Dr. & Mrs. William Labriola (Labriola Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Margaret Mercurio (Mercurio Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Philip Farrell
   11:00 am  Anniv., Sarah Kristin Owen (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Philip Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

November 10, 2013

32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      Puzzles are a kind of trap that we allow ourselves to walk into because we think we can find a way out. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word games, Rubik's cubes all invite us to match our wits against the creator of the puzzle. Sometimes, after spending an excessive amount of time in trying to find the solution, we will walk away, only to return a few hours later to perceive the puzzle with new insight and quickly overcome whatever impasse prevented us from solving the puzzle. Weekend Edition Sunday on National Public Radio always has a "Sunday Puzzle." Numerous times the guest participants will mention how they came to the answer through a moment of insight.
      In this weekend's Gospel, the Sadducees come forward with a puzzle for Jesus. It is a trap they try to lay for him, one which they themselves don't even acknowledge since they don't believe in a resurrection. They ask Jesus whose wife someone will be after the deaths of multiple husbands. It's a puzzle that begs for an answer, especially in a culture in which male relatives are responsible for the widow of a brother. Like any great puzzle solver, Jesus breaks apart their argument with his own burst of insight suggesting that they not limit their thinking to this world.
      We are created beings who live in a physical world. But we also have a spiritual dimension to our existence that transcends the limitations of our physicality. So often, our perceptions of the afterlife are limited because we only know the world in which we live. All the descriptions of life in eternity are analogous because we have no direct experience of what it is. As Jesus relates in the Gospel, the heavenly realm is completely different from this world. The categories of created reality do not apply. Instead we are risen as children of God. If we try to puzzle out who we are after we die, the answer Jesus would give us is that we are alive to God.
                                                               ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND
      Next weekend we will take up a second collection for  the Retirement Fund for Religious.  Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests spend years working in Catholic schools, hospitals, and social-service agencies, often for little, if any, pay.  Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement and elder care.  Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious collection helps provide prescription medications, nursing care, and more for thousands of elderly religious.  Please give to those who have given a lifetime.

CHURCH ALIVE
      Our campaign for the Church Alive continues in our Parish.  This coming Monday evening, November 11 at 7:00 pm we will have an Informational Meeting in the Pastoral Center.  This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about our diocesan and parish goals for this campaign, and also a forum for your comments and suggestions.  Please see insert in today's bulletin.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LIGHT ADVENT WREATH
      Advent begins the weekend of November 30-December 1 this year. It is time again to volunteer to light the Advent Wreath candles at each of the weekend Masses for the four weekends prior to Christmas.  Sign the sheet found in the back of church to volunteer for the Mass of your choice.  Please sign up by November 21.

SCHOOL OPEN FORUM
      Next Sunday, November 17, will be a School Open Forum/Open House for all school families and members of the parish.  It will be held at 5:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  This meeting will begin with some exciting plans for the future of our school.  Part of those plans relate to great improvements to the school buildings themselves, other presentations will relate to academic excellence, marketing the school, and other initiatives.  We invite you all to attend and participate by your suggestions and comments.  We are all excited about the continuing growth of our student population and the many opportunities that will bloom in the next few years.

MINISTRY RECOGNITION
      This weekend, during each of our Masses, we will recognize and pray for  parishioners who perform various ministries on behalf of the parish community.  Please join us in prayer for our ministers, thank them for their service, and consider whether the Spirit might be prompting you to undertake some work for the good of our community and for the sake of our mission.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL
      In today's Gospel we find that God is a God of the living and this is indeed the core of our hope.  Jesus has risen and is with us, therefore, at no time should we be without hope for the future.
      When you donate furniture, household items and clothing to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you give hope to your neighbors who have nothing.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
God loves us. We must not be afraid to love him. The faith is professed with the lips and with the heart, through words and through love.                                                                    
                                                                                       --Pope Francis
Help Needed!
     
Are you good with gizmos?  We are looking for a parishioner who would be willing to help us evaluate the audiovisual system in the Pastoral Center.  We are considering updating the system.  It would be a great help if someone who is knowledgeable would assist us. Please contact Andy Bechman if you can help.

A Letter from Nancy
Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She writes:
              Thanksgiving is upon us and Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Aspinwall will again be donating turkeys for us to distribute to families who otherwise would not be having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  There are a number of volunteers who donate turkeys as well.  To help complete these dinners we will need at least 100 boxes of stuffing and 100 cans of either turkey or chicken broth and 50 of the STRONGEST "throw-away" aluminum foil roasting pans.
      Also, the John Morrow Elementary School on the North Side has an immediate need for children's coats, 3T to children's size 8, and hats and gloves for their pre-schoolers and those in kindergarten.  Some of these children have no coats, hats, or gloves but the teachers, by law, must make the children go outside for recess, regardless of temperature.  They would also appreciate any clean, warm coats for the children in the rest of their school which goes through eighth grade.  Be assured, no coat will go unused! (Please put these donations in bags marked "John Morrow.")
      For our homeless—please—we are in need of clean XL and larger men's heavy warm winter jackets.  Extra-large is our most needed size!
                                                                          Yours in Christ,
                                                                          Nancy
Thank you for your generosity!  Please remember to leave donations in the bins in the back of church. Please, no boxes and no loose items; plastic bags are good and clean plastic garbage bags are fine for large items. Please do not make any bags too heavy to carry easily.  Thank you!

Focus on . . .  the Parish Pastoral Council
      The 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. To communicate with the Council, please contact Elaine DuVall at pastoralcouncil@saintscholastica.com.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      Please note, gift certificates will not be sold during the months of November & December.  They will be available in the school office Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Gift certificates will be sold again after the Masses in January.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GUYASUTA COUNCIL PRESENTS AN ADVENT REFLECTION WITH FR. SCOTT SEETHALER
          At St. Joseph Parish, O'Hara Township, on the First Sunday of Advent, December 1st, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Recommended for families and children in grade seven and above. The theme of the presentation will be "Preparing the Nativity of Your Heart for Advent and Christmas". Father Scott is a gifted preacher who can bring God's love to life with his wit and wisdom.  Child care will be provided for younger children. For child care please call the parish office with the number and ages of your children at 412-963-8885. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus as part of their "Keep Christ in Christmas" program.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      Religious Education Homestudy check-in is Sunday, November 17 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the cafeteria.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
      Work day is Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  All teens and adults welcome.  RSVP to Jamie Dillon by Wednesday.

APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP
      Remember to pre-order your Thanksgiving pies!  All proceeds benefit our Appalachia Mission Trip! 

WOMEN, HELP US RE-ENERGIZE OUR WOMEN'S GROUP!
      All women of St. Scholastica Parish are invited to come and continue the conversation to re-energize the Aquinas Guild, the parish's woman's organization.  The Guild will host a light dinner followed by a working session to plan future service, spiritual and social activities.  Thursday, November 14, at Duch Pastoral Center, 6:00 pm. 
      Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  Your presence and input is important as it will help us to fashion an organization that will meet your needs.  Please RSVP to Karyn Lynch by Monday, November 11, 412-963-9399 or jimkynl@comcast.net.  There is no charge for this event.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Sunday:  2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14/2 Thes 2:16--3:5/Lk 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38
Monday: Wis 1:1-7/Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday: Wis 2:23--3:9/Lk 17:7-10
Wednesday: Wis 6:1-11/Lk 17:11-19
Thursday: Wis 7:22b--8:1/Lk 17:20-25
Friday: Wis 13:1-9/Lk 17:26-37
Saturday: Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9/Lk 18:1-8
Next Sunday:  Mal 3:19-20a/2 Thes 3:7-12/Lk 21:5-19

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,  November 9
    5:00 pm  John & Ann Gregorczyk (Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch

Sunday, Thirty-Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 10
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Mr. John Stafford (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Ruth Cleary (Daughter, Dana Poznik & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Martin of Tours, November 11
   8:30 am  Richard Rigatti (wife, Pat Rigatti)

Tuesday, St. Josaphat, November 12
   8:30 am  Richard B. & Margaret B. Cullinan (Maureen Cullinan & Bill Pelham)

Wednesday, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, November 13
   8:30 am  Birthday, John M. Mahardy (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)

Thursday, weekday,  November 14
   8:30 am  Edward Vitunac (Miketic Family)

Friday, weekday, November 15
   8:30 am  Bruce Morrison (Family)

Saturday, weekday, November 16
   9:00 am  Andrew Cupp (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,  November 16
   5:00 pm……Elizabeth Williams (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
      Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch

Sunday, Thirty-Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 17
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Sr. Roseanne Dorinsky (Friends at Lighthouse Point)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Ruth Cleary (Daughter Dana Poznik & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda
maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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