March 2, 2014

8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      "Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?" The anti-anxiety message Jesus gives us today is not just ancient pop psychology. The point of this passage isn't to give us a "strategy" for coping with our fears. Jesus is proposing something much more profound. He is teaching us how to eliminate our fears altogether. To put it simply, he tells us to get our priorities straight. This whole reflection on worrying culminates in the instruction to "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness." That's where our freedom lies. When we concern ourselves with being in right relationship with God, our other concerns melt away.
      Deep down, we know that this life isn't about bodily health or comfort. Those things don't last anyway. But freedom from fretting is more than simply thinking about how it'll all work out--eventually--in heaven. No. Jesus offers us more. He insists that our heavenly Father will provide for us, here and now. We only need to take him at his word. That means sticking to our part of the bargain by putting God first.
      What does this look like, this seeking God and not worrying about the rest? It looks like Mother Teresa giving up every material possession, living amongst the poor without any dependable income, and watching truckloads of food appear at her doorstep unannounced. It looks like a check showing up in the mailbox of two struggling parents to cover the medical bills for their sick baby. It looks like the couple that tithes to its parish month after month, and still finds it has plenty to cover its expenses. In a word, it looks like trust. Trust in the divine providence of a Father who loves his children.

A LETTER FROM BISHOP WALTERSHEID
      Bishop William Waltersheid sent the following letter concerning the appointment of Fr. James Torquato as the new pastor of St. Scholastica:            

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
      Since the announcement of the appointment of Father James Torquato as pastor of St. Scholastica Parish, effective April 28, 2014 was made this past weekend, some concerns were expressed about his suitability to serve in this capacity. Father Torquato is a priest in good standing of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and is fully compliant with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Father Torquato has never been accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. He has served honorably in all of his pastoral assignments, including the 10 years he most recently spent as pastor of St. Basil Parish in Carrick. Father Torquato, and all of the current pastors in the Carrick area, have received new assignments effective April 28, 2014.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend) William J. Waltersheid
Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh
Vicar for Clergy

ASH WEDNESDAY
      We begin Lent with Ash Wednesday this week.  On Ash Wednesday we have two scheduled Masses at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.  In addition we have a Scripture Service at Noon.  Ashes will be distributed during the Masses and Scripture Service.  Also, Stations of the Cross are on Fridays in Lent at 7:00 pm (no Stations on Good Friday).  This past Monday we mailed a Lenten Daily Prayer Booklet and Lenten Schedule to each of our families.  You should have received this mailing.  If you have not, please call our Parish Office and we will send a packet to you.
      Again this year we have our Annual Parish Share Campaign which is separate from our Church Alive Campaign.  We will be sending you a Parish Share Pledge Card this week and we are asking each family to pledge $25.00 a month for ten months.  Our assessment from the Diocese is about $96,000.  Parish Share gives the Diocese about two thirds of its operating capital.  Please do you fair share for Parish Share.

THE LIGHT IS STILL ON FOR YOU!
      This year in every parish across the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Consider making a commitment this Lent to experience the healing grace of God's forgiveness and love.  Visit diopitt.org/lighton for more information.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
      Are you looking for a new practice of prayer for Lent?  If so, please consider joining us for Christian meditation on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center. After a brief time to gather, we meditate in silence for twenty minutes.  You are invited to join us at any session.  You do not need previous experience with meditation.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Mercy is the true power that can save humanity and the world from sin and evil.     --Pope Francis

Help Needed
        Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  This week, as Lent begins, Nancy especially requests "serious prayers for homeless people and for all who serve them."  Last Monday, Nancy and her coworkers set up their line in the middle of white-out conditions.  As this article is being written, single-digit lows are once again in the forecast. "People can get hurt in these conditions," Nancy says, "both volunteers and homeless people."
      Nancy requests the following items:
            • McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
            • adult-sized backpacks;
            • washcloths;
            • blankets;
            • heavy adult Thinsulate tossle caps (the ones with a turned-up cuff are best for fit).
      Food items that are needed include:
            • canned tomatoes (whole, diced, stewed);
            • macaroni and cheese;
            • canned vegetables and beans (kidney, black, white, etc.);
            • canned beef stew;
            • oatmeal;
            • hot chocolate mix.
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
      Donated items may be left in the bins in the back of church. Gift cards may be left in the small blue gift bag near the bins.  We appeal to all to refrain from leaving any items on the porches of  316 and 318 Third St.
      Thank you for your generosity!
More Help Needed!
      During March, the St. Scholastica Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides volunteers to bring veterans from their rooms to Sunday Mass at the VA Hospital on Delafield Rd.  Volunteers need to arrive by 10 a.m. to bring the veterans to 10:30 Mass, which the volunteers can attend as well. Individuals or parents with teens are encouraged to provide this service.  If you are interested, please contact Carol Paulick at stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      The Spaghetti Dinner has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 6.  Mark your calendar!

"PILGRIM PEOPLE" BIBLE STUDY
      God's people have always been sojourners, pilgrims on a journey, open to God's call and direction. This study explores the major events and characters of the Bible that exemplify God's call to be pilgrims who are "looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and maker is God" (Heb 11:10).  Among the biblical pilgrims and sojourners we will encounter in the study are Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the people of the Exodus, the Jews of the Babylonian exile, the Holy Family and Christ's first disciples.  In the process, we hope for new insights into our own journey of faith.
      The study is offered on  five Wednesday evenings at 7:30, from March 12 to April 9. We will meet in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center and use materials from Little Rock Scripture Study.  There is a materials fee of $20, payable at the first session. For more information or to register, see the flyers at the church entrances, the Adult Faith Formation page on our website, or contact Andrew Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18 or by e-mail at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.  Register by March 2 to receive your materials at the first session.

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
      On Saturday, April 12, the 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men will take place at the A.J. Palumbo Center on the campus of Duquesne University. This year's theme is "Come and See." All men and young men desiring a deeper relationship with God are invited to attend. Pre-registration is $40 and event day registration is $50.  College or high school student registration is $10. See promotional poster, cards, and tickets in the back of the church. Completed registrations can be placed in the collection basket. For further information please contact Eric Edmondston at (724) 766-6116.

MEGA MEETING
      Next Sunday, March 9, after 11:00 am Mass.

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE
      Wednesday, March 5th, to April 13th.  Recognizing that "with God, all things are possible," our parish community is joining with hundreds of other cities for this spring's global 40 Days for Life--the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history.  40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful, and proven effective pro-life campaign that has already been embraced by more than half a million people worldwide, saved 8,245 lives from abortion, led to the conversion of 88 abortion workers, and seen 44 abortion facilities close. 40 Days for Life features three components: Prayer & Fasting, Community Outreach, and a 40-Day Peaceful Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, every Day from March 5 to April 13 (7 am-7 pm).  We encourage everyone to say a daily prayer for the babies during Lent and those able to join us for our turn at the vigil please call Mary Catherine Scanlon (412-781-6550).

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Theresa Zunich.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 2, 2014
Sunday: Is 49:14-15/1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34
Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20--6:2/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20/Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a/Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32
Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11

WOMEN OF THE PARISH
      Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 20, for a Women's Evening of Prayer and Reflection. This evening is for YOU, the women of our parish, to come together in prayer, reflection and fellowship. The event will begin at 7:00 with a prayer service in the church followed by light refreshments in the Pastoral Center. Please join us on the first day of spring to renew, reflect and refresh!

SAVE THE DATE!
      The first Fish Fry of the 2014 Lenten Season will be held on Friday, March 14. Take-out lunch will be served from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and dine-in or take-out dinner will be from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Come enjoy fried and baked fish dinners and sandwiches, homemade macaroni and cheese and pierogis, kids pizza, additional sides and homemade desserts. All proceeds benefit our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

CATHOLIC VISION OF LOVE
      Catholic Vision of Love mini-meeting for all 6th grade parents on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  This informative hour will explain "The Catholic Vision of Love" and how to relate this aspect of our faith to your adolescent without turning them off!

SILVER RING THING
      The Silver Ring Thing Catholic Edition is back!  Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22!  This is open to all students in grades 8-12.  "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything!"  Register at silverringthing.com to reserve your seat (and one for your parent at the parent session) or call the Youth Ministry Office. 

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
      Please mark your calendars for 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 3 and 10.  Our parish Lenten Retreat will be held on those dates.  More details will follow.

APPALACHIA GROUP
      This week our Appalachia Group will begin their biggest fundraiser of the year.  A youth will be speaking at all Masses with the donation house in back of the church throughout Lent.  They rely totally on donations, please support our young people and help make our 11th year the best yet!

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 1
   5:00 pm  Peter J. Defilippi (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 2
   7:30 am  Birthday, Rosemarie Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Ann Kitner Gallagher (Luci & David Massaro & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, March 3
   8:30 am  Robert Hall (Newell Family)

Tuesday, weekday, March 4
   8:30 am  Birthday, Francis P. Clifford (Lorraine Clifford)

Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, March 5
   8:30 am  Denise Donnelly (Family)
   Noon  Scripture Service
   7:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica

Thursday, weekday,  March 6
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, weekday, March 7
   8:30 am  In Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Saturday, weekday, March 8
   9:00 am  Msgr. Donald Kraus (Certo Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the First Sunday of Lent, March 8
   5:00 pm  Mary Legath (Jean & Bill Eckert)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, First Sunday of Lent, March 2
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Richard Cullinan (Cordaro Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Bill Berkopec (Patricia Rodella)
       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

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                              

February 23, 2014

7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      "Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow." At first glance, we might think this instruction refers only to money or possessions. Jesus would surely want us to be generous with our finances, and in the spirit of today's Gospel, to give without seeking to receive. However, the principle also applies to our time and our talents.
      Most likely, some of the people God has placed in our lives are "asking" for our time: children in need of care; elderly parents; neighbors or friends experiencing sickness, etcetera. Often, the needs of others do not coincide perfectly with our own plans. Rather, serving our families and communities frequently requires a change in our normal program of life. When such interruptions occur, do we share our time and attention freely, handing over our "cloak" as well without a grumble or a grudge?
      And what about the use of our God-given talents? We have all been blessed in different ways with gifts that can strengthen our communities. When our abilities could be useful to others, are we willing to share them without seeking recompense? Gifts of organization or artistry, culinary or mechanical skills, musical or ministerial talents...what we have received can be a blessing to those in our parish, our workplace, our neighborhood, and our family. Rather than being stingy with the treasures God has given us, may we be willing to follow the Lord's command to go the extra mile.
                                                        ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

THE LIGHT IS STILL ON FOR YOU!
      "The Light is Still On for You!" is an initiative of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways to draw closer to our Lord.  Confession will be available on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in every Catholic parish in the Diocese.

FAT TUESDAY LENTEN BREAKFAST
      Join the Sisters of Divine Providence on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-9 a.m. for our fifth annual "Fat Tuesday" Lenten Breakfast and a presentation by speaker Anne Kertz Kernion, artist and owner of Cards by Anne, titled "Letting Go: A Spirituality of Imperfection" at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills. $30 includes breakfast and presentation. Register by calling 412.635.5437 or at www.cdpsisters.org.

WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE LENT BEGINS?
Anything worth doing is worth preparing for.
      Just imagine that this Lent is going to be different from every other Lent we've experienced.  Imagine that there will be many graces offered me this year.  Let's even imagine that God is going to help transform our lives, with greater freedom, greater joy, deeper desires for love and service.

If we want it, we will choose it.
      Lent will be this wonderful season of grace for us if we give ourselves to it.  And we will give ourselves to it to the degree we really want it badly.  So, in these days before Lent, we need to prepare our hearts.  We need to prepare by realizing how much we want to grow in freedom, how much we need to lighten our spirits and experience some real joy, and how much some parts of our lives really need changing.   

      Would you like to read more?  Visit the Praying Lent website of Creighton University Online Ministries at: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/.  Or just search for "Praying Lent 2014."  You will find a variety of resources for opening yourself to God's grace during the coming season of Lent.  The rest of the above reflection is under "Preparing for Lent."

HOMESTUDY CHECK IN SUNDAY
      There is a Home Study check in Sunday, February 23 in the cafeteria.

YOUTH MASS
      Youth Mass is Saturday, March 1.  After Mass, in the Blue Room, we will have our annual discussion of the "dirty dozen".  Please bring a snack to share.  This is for youth in grades 8-12.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.        
--Pope Francis

A Note from Nancy     
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She writes:
      I have related before that at the cold shelter the homeless are awakened at 5:30 a.m. and put outside at 6:30 a.m.  What I didn't know then and have since learned is that they are not given anything to eat in the morning—only a cup of coffee.
      So on a couple of nights last week, we brought a number of cases of pastries for them to enjoy with their morning coffee.  The first night I had only frozen pastries which I knew would thaw out by morning.  As I was taking the boxes out of the trunk a young man still outside the shelter wearing only a sweatshirt for outerwear saw me and begged for a pastry.  Dinner was over at the shelter, and he had nothing to eat all day.  I told him he was welcome to the pastries but that they were still frozen.  He said it didn't matter.  When I also handed him a couple of McDonald's cards, he immediately took off running down the middle of Smithfield St. elatedly yelling, "I'm going to McDonald's!"
      The whole scene left me both joyful and broken-hearted at the same time.  For this reason, for the next two weeks I would be grateful for any donations of McDonald's gift cards.
        Yours in Christ,
            Nancy


Help Needed!
      Nancy also requests the following items:
      •  adult-sized backpacks;
      •  blankets;
      • heavy adult Thinsulate tossle caps (the ones with a turned-up cuff are best for fit);
      •  washcloths.
      Food items that are needed include:
      •  canned fruit and fruit cups;
      •  macaroni and cheese;
      •  canned vegetables and beans (kidney or black);
      •  prepared meals (such as hamburger helper).
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
      Donated items may be left in the bins in the back of church. Gift cards may be left in the small blue gift bag near the bins.  We appeal to all to refrain from leaving any items on the porches of  316 and 318 Third St.
      Thank you for your generosity!

More Help Needed!
      During March, the St. Scholastica Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides volunteers to bring veterans from their rooms to Sunday Mass at the VA Hospital on Delafield Rd.  Volunteers need to arrive by 10 a.m. to bring the veterans to 10:30 Mass, which the volunteers can attend as well. Individuals or parents with teens are encouraged to provide this service.  If you are interested, please contact Carol Paulick at stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – EGYPT
      Friday, March 7, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel (1610 Powers Run Road – 11:00am Worship Service).  Adult Luncheon to follow ($8.00 payable at the door.)  Reservations for lunch by February 28.  Free child care available with reservations.   Please call Barbara McQuaid for lunch/child care reservations at 412-265-4765.  Theme: Streams in the Desert.  See wdp-usa.org.

PILGRIM PEOPLE BIBLE STUDY
      God's people have always been sojourners, pilgrims on a journey, open to God's call and direction. This study explores the major events and characters of the Bible that exemplify God's call to be pilgrims who are "looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and maker is God" (Heb 11:10).  Among the biblical pilgrims and sojourners we will encounter in the study are Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the people of the Exodus, the Jews of the Babylonian exile, the Holy Family and Christ's first disciples.  In the process, we hope for new insights into our own journey of faith.
      The study is offered on  five Wednesday evenings at 7:30, from March 12 to April 9. We will meet in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center and use materials from Little Rock Scripture Study.  There is a materials fee of $20, payable at the first session. For more information or to register, see the flyers at the church entrances, the Adult Faith Formation page on our website, or contact Andrew Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18 or by e-mail at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.  Register by March 2 to receive your materials at the first session.

ALTAR FLOWERS
      This week's altar flowers are placed in memory of Sheila Massalski by the Massalski Family.

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
      Please mark your calendars for 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 3 and 10.  Our parish Lenten Retreat will be held on those dates.  More details will follow.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Owen Pieper. 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: FEBRUARY 23, 2014
Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18/1 Cor 3:16-23/Mt 5:38-48
Monday: Jas 3:13-18/Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10/Mk 9:30-37
Wednesday: Jas 4:13-17/Mk 9:38-40
Thursday: Jas 5:1-6/Mk 9:41-50
Friday: Jas 5:9-12/Mk 10:1-12
Saturday: Jas 5:13-20/Mk 10:13-16
Next Sunday: Is 49:14-15/1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34

INDIVIDUALS OR A COMMUNITY?
      Some ethnic groups or cultures view themselves as a united group. The Jewish people of the Old Testament considered themselves in relationship to God as a group, not as individuals. In the modern world, especially in the United States with its "rugged individualism," we tend to see ourselves as individuals who come together for our religious observance rather than as an assembly, a body called together as a whole by God. If we listen to the wording of the prayers in the Mass, we will be formed into this Body, for all the official texts come from this perspective. We are saved as a people of God. We respond to God as this united people.

PARISH ORIENTATION
      Where does our communal religious observance take us? Do we hear the words of the dismissal at the end of Mass enjoining us to serve one another? As a parish are we focused inwardly towards our own needs? Or are we outward-oriented, seeing the words of the dismissal sending us out to take our faith and good works into the world, to witness to the gospel through our service to others, especially those in need? Is the world of our faith and religious practice larger than our own parish, friends, and family? Who needs the assistance we can give as individuals or as a parish?

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!
      Girl Scout cookies will be sold after all Masses this weekend, February 22 & 23.  Stock up for yourself, or donate a box to our homeless ministry, Aspinwall Meals on Wheels, or our brave men and women serving in the military.  Thank you in advance for your support!
                                                     CDTCA Girl Scout Troops 55134 and 50844

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
      Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a tune-up for your marriage!  The March weekend is coming up fast!  Apply now!  Get the info by calling 412-635-7775 or visit YourMarriageIsWorthIt.org.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 22
   5:00 pm Kevin Scanlon (Scanlon Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 23
   7:30 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anne Gallagher (Bill Wenzel)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Pamela McCorkle (Luci & David Massaro & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, weekday, February 24
   8:30 am  Rita Dailey (Dailey Family)

Tuesday, weekday, February 25
   8:30 am  John Stafford (Rita & Frank Ruscetti)

Wednesday, weekday, February 26
   8:30 am  Sarah Kristen Owen (Family)

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

Friday, weekday, February 28
   8:30 am  Dr. Bruno A. Casile (Bill & Jean Eckert)

Saturday, weekday, March 1
   9:00 am  Helen McAuliffe (Scanlon Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 1
   5:00 pm  Peter J. Defilippi (Ruth & Gary Keefer)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 2
   7:30 am  Birthday, Rosemarie Labriola (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Ann Kitner Gallagher (Luci & David Massaro & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                 

February 16, 2014

6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      "But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment." In today's Gospel, Jesus takes the Ten Commandments to a deeper level. Instead of focusing merely on external actions, like murder or adultery, Jesus wants us to examine what is in our hearts, like anger or lust. These internal dispositions are the root cause of the outward sins. Jesus is teaching us to take responsibility for our attitudes as well as our actions.
      Some may say that we cannot control our internal thoughts and feelings, or that it's unrealistic to expect us to eliminate anger and lust from our inner selves. But, as Saint Thérèse of Lisieux put it, Christ would not command the impossible. So it must be possible to purify our hearts and control our thoughts. But we don't have to do this on our own power. Jesus expects great things of us, but he doesn't expect us to do them alone! Through the presence of his Spirit in our hearts, we have divine assistance to accomplish this task.
      When we pray to God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, he responds by filling our hearts with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit-wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, fear of the Lord, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. When these wonderful things are present within us, the bad things have nowhere to settle. Thus we can be transformed into people who don't just live the commandments, but who love them as well.
                                                   ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

WOMEN OF THE PARISH - SAVE THE DATE
       A working session including a light dinner, will be hosted by The Aquinas Guild on Thursday, February 20th in the Pastoral Center at 6:00 pm to continue the planning of spiritual, social and service related activities for the women of our parish.  Please come with researched ideas to present to the group.  We will plan the calendar for Spring and Fall.  RSVP by Monday, February 17th to Mary Ellen Maher:  412-721-1160 or maryemaher@msn.com.   If you have an idea you would like to present, please let Mary Ellen know to place it on the agenda.  There is no charge for the dinner.

PILGRIM PEOPLE BIBLE STUDY
      When he first appeared in public as pope, Pope Francis used the image of "journey" four times in referring to the venture he was setting out upon as Bishop of Rome with the people of the city. Pope Francis has placed special emphasis on the image of a "Pilgrim Church" that was so important in the writings of the Second Vatican Council.  This Lent, we will explore the biblical roots of these images using materials from the Little Rock Scripture Study. In the process, we hope for new insights into our own journey of faith.
      The study will meet in Marsico Library on five Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, from March 12 to April 9. There is a materials fee of $20, payable at the first session. For more information or to register, see the flyers at the church entrances, the Adult Faith Formation page on our website, or contact Andrew Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18 or by e-mail at: andybechman@saintscholastica.com.  Register by March 2 to receive your materials at the first session.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
      Our Christian meditation group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center.  Our goal is to support each other in this practice of silent, contemplative prayer so that we may open ourselves to God's grace.  After a brief time to gather, we meditate for about twenty minutes.  You are invited to join us at any session.  You do not need any previous experience with meditation.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
      Habitat for Humanity Work Day Saturday, February 22, 8:30 am-2:00 pm.  All teens and adults welcome.  Please Rsvp by Thursday.  We are also looking for someone to provide lunch.

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!
      Girl Scout cookies will be sold after all Masses next  weekend, February 22 & 23.  Stock up for yourself, or donate a box to our homeless ministry, Aspinwall Meals on Wheels, or our brave men and women serving in the military.  Thank you in advance for your support!
                                  CDTCA Girl Scout Troops 55134 and 50844 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.                                                --Pope Francis

A Note from Nancy
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She writes:
      Do you have an extra vacuum sweeper?
      On February 2, I wrote about the mother of a seven-year-old girl who needed bus passes to be able to take the child to school for two weeks at which time CYS would then provide future bus passes.  The child has severe asthma.  Having since then made a delivery to the family to help them set up household, we realized that a vacuum sweeper would be extremely helpful in keeping anything from building up on the carpet that would aggravate her asthmatic condition. (P.S. I had said that the child's name was MIRACLE and must correct this as I now know her name is AMIRACLE!)
      Also, when we learned of a young man attending post-high school classes who had to miss school on bitter cold days because he had no coat, we provided him with a warm 6XL winter jacket.  So if anyone knows of a 5XL or 6XL warm winter jacket that would be available to us, we would appreciate it.  We could also use any 5XL or 6XL winter shirts, sweaters or sweatshirts.
      Yours in Christ,

      Nancy

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
          •  adult-sized backpacks;
          • heavy adult Thinsulate tossle caps (the ones with a turned-up cuff are best for fit);
          •  washcloths;
          •  Port Authority ConnectCards. Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle.
      Food items that are needed include:
         •  canned fruit and fruit cups;
         •  macaroni and cheese;
         •  peanut butter;
         •  oatmeal.
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
      Donated items may be left in the bins in the back of church. ConnectCards may be left in the small blue gift bag near the bins.  We appeal to all to refrain from leaving any items on the porches of  316 and 318 Third St.  Thank you for your generosity!

More Help Needed!
      During March, the St. Scholastica Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides volunteers to bring veterans from their rooms to Sunday Mass at the VA Hospital on Delafield Rd.  Volunteers need to arrive by 10 a.m. to bring the veterans to 10:30 Mass, which the volunteers can attend as well. Individuals or parents with teens are encouraged to provide this service.  If you are interested, please contact Carol Paulick at stvincentdepaul@saintscholastica.com.

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
      The Respect Life Committee will meet Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  The agenda will include a review of the "March for Life" bus trip, "Forty Days for Life" and plans for a meeting with the Church Pastoral Council.  Everyone is welcome.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – EGYPT
      Friday, March 7, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel (1610 Powers Run Road – 11:00am Worship Service).  Adult Luncheon to follow ($8.00) payable at the door.  Reservations for lunch by February 28.  Free child care available with reservations.   Please call Barbara McQuaid for lunch/child care reservations at 412-265-4765.   Theme: Streams in the Desert.  See www.wdp-usa.org.

A REPORT CARD FOR OUR CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
      CENTRAL CATHOLIC:   High Honors: Cameron Gentilcore, Clayton Gentilcore, Matthew Pilewski, John Rielly and Gennaro Valent.  Honors: Robert Barringer, Alexander Butler, Samuel Butler, Jordan Ciccone, Joshua Malcanas and Thomas Quinlan.
      OAKLAND CATHOLIC:  Highest Honor: Olivia Martini and Christine Pilewski.  High Honor: Charlotte DelBarba and Isabella Massaro.
      CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC:  Honor Roll: Elizabeth Studebaker.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
      Gift certificates are available in the school office to purchase. A wide variety is available including Giant Eagle, Labriola's, Community and Whole Foods. Cash or checks (payable to CDTCA) will be accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Sunday: Sir 15:15-20/1 Cor 2:6-10/Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37
Monday: Jas 1:1-11/Mk 8:11-13
Tuesday: Jas 1:12-18/Mk 8:14-21
Wednesday: Jas 1:19-27/Mk 8:22-26
Thursday: Jas 2:1-9/Mk 8:27-33
Friday: Jas 2:14-24, 26/Mk 8:34--9:1
Saturday: 1 Pt 5:1-4/Mt 16:13-19
Next Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18/1 Cor 3:16-23/Mt 5:38-48

HELP US TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR FLOCK!
      If you are a parishioner, or know a parishioner who is in the hospital, has recently moved to a nursing home, or who is newly shut-in at home and needs pastoral care, please contact the parish to tell us about the person's new location and how we can help. You can call or email the parish office, or fill out an online form on the "Our Community Outreach" page of our website, www.saintscholastica.com. Please help us keep up to date, as we cannot provide pastoral care for our people if we do not know they are in one of these situations!

MINISTRY IS FOR EVERYONE
      Baptism is the basis for it all. Baptism has incorporated us into the Body of Christ. It has given us rights and responsibilities as members of that Body. Part of our responsibility is to minister to one another. The word "ministry" can be intimidating. It may be easier to think of it as "service to God's people." Everyone has gifts and talents that can be used in service. If liturgical ministries, even those behind the scenes jobs, seem beyond us, there are other opportunities within the parish to serve the other members of the Body. We can keep our eyes and ears open and be alert for needs that are perfect for us to fill.

ST. PIO POLISH DINNER DANCE
      Celebrate Mass with Polish Music at 4:00 pm at St. Edward Church (450 Walnut Street, Blawnox) on Saturday, February 22.  Following Mass, from 5:30 pm—9:30 pm in the St. Edward Social Hall, there will be a delicious Polish dinner of pierogies, kielbasa and sauerkraut, ham, cabbage and noodles and cookies for dessert.  Beverage and mixers round out the menu (BYOB) and then….dancing! 
      Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Parish Office or by calling 412-828-4066.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15
    5:00 pm  Ricky Walker (Staley Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  February 16
   7:30 am  Martha Jean Wolverton (Mary Labriola)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Stephen Jenca (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, weekday, February 17
   8:30 am  Irene Schnorr (Tish Marsico)

Tuesday, weekday, February 18
   8:30 am  Anne Gallagher (Byrnes Family)

Wednesday, weekday, February 19
   8:30 am  Sheila J. Massalski (Massalski Family)

Thursday, weekday,  February 20
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, weekday, February 21
   8:30 am  Mary Legath (Jim & Lillian Ranii)

Saturday, The Chair of St. Peter, February 22
   9:00 am  Bernadette McMahon (Patricia Snyder)

Saturday, Vigil of the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 22
   5:00 pm  Kevin Scanlon (Scanlon Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 23
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Anne Gallagher (Bill Wenzel)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Pamela McCorkle (Luci & David Massaro & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 9, 2014

5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
      "You are the salt of the earth...you are the light of the world." Being Christian is not supposed to be boring! On the contrary, Jesus gave us the mission to bring flavor to the world, and to brighten things up when they seem dark and dismal. What a misunderstanding it is to think that following Christ would ever mean abandoning "the good life" or becoming dull servants of a rigid master. No, we are meant to be like the salt that brings a delicious meal to perfection. We are called to be the light that enables energy and activity. An authentic Christian is filled with life in the truest sense, filled with the One who is "the way and the truth and the life" (Jn 14:6).
      Joy and gratitude are really meant to be at the heart of the Christian experience. Our loving Father has given us the gift of salvation and the hope of heaven as free gifts. Because Christ has conquered sin and death, we can exult with Easter joy all year long! This is the good news we proclaim. It's not news that's meant to be whispered in a private corner. Jesus tells us to be a like a city set on a mountain, and a lamp radiating light from a lamp stand. We have a mission to invigorate the world with the hope, the happiness, and the fulfillment found in Christ.
      Jesus said that we are in fact salt and light. The question is only whether we will "lose our taste." That of course is up to us. If we let our faith in the good news fade, we are bound to grow dull. But when we remain rooted in Christ, we will truly be able to let our light shine.
                                               ©2013 Liturgical Publications Inc

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY
      This weekend our prayers are for those of you who are married . . . and those engaged who are preparing for marriage.  The sacredness of marriage is underscored by the Church naming marriage as a Sacrament.  Being a Sacrament means that those who are married are a "sign" and a "manifestation" of the love of God in this world.  Marriage partners are called to be ministers of this Sacrament to one another – they reflect and make real the presence and grace of God by the love and nurturing they share with each other and with their children.
      Clearly, it is a major challenge to maintain a healthy and nurturing marriage year by year.  Sadly, many couples end up in divorce or stay together living a life of grim resignation.  All married couples live out the Paschal Mystery in their own lives: they share in the dying and rising of Christ over and over again.  The older ritual of marriage contained this admonition to the couple as they prepared to exchange their vows: sacrifice is difficult, but we sacrifice to the extent that we love.  Continually couples die to their own needs so that the other may live more fully.  The pathway in life for all of us is a steep and narrow climb and the gate to life is narrow.  So, we should not be surprised when we become discouraged and experience a period of misery or disillusionment.  Hence the need to be renewed in the Sacrament you entered years or decades ago.
      I would like to recommend the book: Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married, by Gary Chapman (author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The 5 Love Languages).  This is a "holistic" book in that it offers rich insights and wisdom from psychological and spiritual sources.  Some of the chapter headings: I wish I had known; that romantic love has two stages; how to solve disagreements without arguing; that forgiveness is not a feeling; that toilets are not self-cleaning!  If you are married or engaged I urge you to buy this book, read the chapters together and then dialogue.  This book is a good Winter read and a good way to prepare for Spring: that you may have a new Springtime in your relationship!  Fr. Ken

SPAGHETTI DINNER POSTPONED!
      The Spaghetti dinner scheduled for this Sunday, February 9, has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible. [Note: The print bulletin went to press before the postponement.  This online notice is more current.]

WOMEN OF THE PARISH - SAVE THE DATE
      A working session including a light dinner, will be hosted by The Aquinas Guild on Thursday, February 20th in the Pastoral Center at 6:00 pm to continue the planning of spiritual, social and service related activities for the women of our parish.  Please come with researched ideas to present to the group.  We will plan the calendar for Spring and Fall.  RSVP by Monday, February 17th to Mary Ellen Maher:  412-721-1160 or maryemaher@msn.com.   If you have an idea you would like to present, please let Mary Ellen know to place it on the agenda.  There is no charge for the dinner.

ALTAR FLOWERS
This week's altar flowers were donated by Dolores Rueger and family in memory of Dr. Raimund Rueger.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions.                                  --Pope Francis

Help Needed!
       Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She requests the following items:
      •  Port Authority ConnectCards. Please have only $2.50 of value loaded onto each card. The cards are available at Giant Eagle. There is a special need for ConnectCards.
      •  heavy adult Thinsulate tossle caps (the ones with a turned-up cuff are best for fit);
      •  washcloths and bathtowels;
      •  adult-sized backpacks.
      Food items that are needed include:
      •  macaroni and cheese;
      •  canned vegetables and beans (such as kidney or black beans);
      •  canned chicken;
      •  canned beef stew;
      •  canned fruit and fruit cups;
      •  peanut butter.
      These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.
      Donated items may be left in the bins in the back of church.  ConnectCards may be left in the small blue gift bag near the bins.
 We appeal to all to refrain from leaving any items on the porches of  316 and 318 Third St.
      Thank you for your generosity!
Focus on . . .  the Children's Liturgy of the Word 
      Leaders of the Children's Liturgy proclaim the Scriptures and explore them with our children in a separate space during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass from September to June. The goal is not so much to explain the Scriptures to the children as to listen with them for the good news that God is sharing with all of us. It is a great opportunity for creative adults and teens who are comfortable with children and who want to see the Scriptures through new eyes! For more information, please contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.

CDTCA VALENTINE'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
      CDTCA is holding its Annual Valentine's Day Bake Sale after all masses this weekend, February 8th and 9th.  Be sure to stop by for all of your Valentine's Day treats -- we have something for everyone!
      In addition to the ever popular 6-inch cakes, we have homemade cookies, muffins and mini-coffee cakes, cake pops, chocolate-covered pretzels and chocolate drizzled popcorn. There are even treats for your favorite pup! All proceeds benefit your parish school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

GREETER SIGNUP
      Last weekend, members of Pastoral Council invited parishioners to sign up to greet people before our weekend Masses.  If you are interested in learning more about our newest ministry, please complete the sign-up card in the pew and drop it in the offertory basket or in the Pastoral Council mailbox in the back hallway of the Pastoral Center.  You can also indicate your interest by emailing us at pastoralcouncil@saintscholastica.com.  Please let us know of your interest this weekend.  We hope you will consider being part of the warm and personal face of our parish as we begin each liturgy. Thank you!

RCIA UPDATE—DISMISSALS
       In the ancient church, only fully initiated members of the community remained for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Catechumens—essentially new members in training—were sent out from the assembly after the Liturgy of the Word.  This practice of dismissing the catechumens continues in the revived catechumenate (RCIA) of the present day.  Every weekend from now until Easter our catechumen, Jeffrey Witte, will be sent out after the homily with the blessing and prayers of the congregation so that he can join a member of our RCIA team in reflecting on the Scriptures that he has just heard. This weekend, he will be dismissed from the 9 a.m. Sunday mass. Please pray for Jeffrey as he prepares for baptism at the Easter Vigil.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
      Our Christian meditation group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center.  Our goal is to support each other in this practice of silent, contemplative prayer so that we may open ourselves to God's grace.  After a brief time to gather, we meditate for twenty minutes.  You are invited to join us at any session.  You do not need any previous experience with meditation.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
      Natural Family Planning Course starts February 12 at 7:00 pm.  For details, call or email Laura Hall at 412– 229-8652 or 8halls@gmail.com.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Helen McAuliffeand Dr. Bruno Casile.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Sunday: Is 58:7-10/1 Cor 2:1-5/Mt 5:13-16
Monday: 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13/Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30/Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: 1 Kgs 10:1-10/Mk 7:14-23
Thursday: 1 Kgs 11:4-13/Mk 7:24-30
Friday: 1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19/Mk 7:31-37
Saturday: 1 Kgs 12:26-32; 13:33-34/Mk 8:1-10
Next Sunday:    Sir 15:15-20/1 Cor 2:6-10/Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY: QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS
      · What do I like the most about you?
      · What is it that most separates us?
      · What most unites us?
      · I specifically need your help in ...
      · I think I should help you specifically by . . .
      If these questions intrigue you, check out the Marriage Mansion Program, an online version of Marriage Encounter.
      Valentine Day Bonus: Why not dig out the readings you used at your wedding.  In a quiet moment read them to each other again and ponder what they mean to you now. If you can't find them try 1 Corinthians 13: 4-13.
                                                       © 2014 Susan Vogt

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS . . .
      Join us Saturday, February 15 for Saint Luke Society Retreat from 8:00am - 12:00pm at Saint Paul Cathedral Basement/Social Hall, Oakland.  The topic for reflection is "The New Evangelization", RSVP requested but not required.  Contact info@cathmedpittsburgh.org.  Refreshments to be served.
      On Sunday February 16 at 12:00pm join us for the Annual White Mass for healthcare workers, with Celebrant Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D. at Saint Paul Cathedral.  Reception with Light Refreshments to follow in Cathedral Social Hall/Basement.

LOVE WALK FOR THE POOR
      The 24th Annual Love Walk for the Poor will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014.  Youth and families are invited to celebrate liturgy with Bishop Zubik and guest speaker Susan Rauscher, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 310 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  Upon sending forth from Mass (fulfills Sunday obligation), all participants will walk their donations of baby wipes and/or diapers for Catholic Charities and/or non-perishable food items for East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) to the newly renovated EECM Community House of Pittsburgh at 250 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206.  For more information, visit www.diopitt.org/lovewalk.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 8
   5:00 pm  Earl Simanek (Helen Simanek)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  February 9
   7:30 am  Edward Williams (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am…Dr. Raimund Rueger (Dolores K. Rueger & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Scholastica, February 10
   8:30 am  Irene Schnorr (Jo & Natalie Certo)

Tuesday, weekday, February 11
   8:30 am  Patricia O'Donnell (Byrnes Family)

Wednesday, weekday, February 12
   8:30 am  Mary Navarro (Yuiska Family)

Thursday, weekday,  February 13
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Sts. Cyril & Methodius, February 14
   8:30 am  Sophie Skowron (Children & Grandchildren)

Saturday, weekday, February 15
   9:00 am  Helen McAuliffe (Lorraine Clifford)

Saturday, Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15
   5:00 pm  Ricky Walker (Staley Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time,  February 16
    7:30 am  Martha Jean Wolverton (Mary Labriola)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    11:00 am  Stephen Jenca (Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

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

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