March 30, 2014

THIS WEEK IN LENT
     Confessions this week: this Monday evening at 7:00 pm here at St. Scholastica and also this Saturday at 9:30 am.  Stations of the Cross are on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm. Please consider participating at a weekday Mass.  Schedule is printed in this bulletin.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the school at 412-781-7927.

DIAPER DRIVE
      Spring and Easter are a time of new birth, so help us celebrate with a "Diaper Drive" for families in need.  On Sunday, April 6, we will be collecting packages of baby diapers and wipes for donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg and like organizations.  All brands and sizes are welcome.  Please bring your donations to the Pastoral Center by Noon.

WELCOME BREAKFAST - MARCH 30
      Please join us as we greet new parishioners at the Welcome Breakfast after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses this Sunday.  We ask all new parishioners to stop by the Pastoral Center to enjoy good food and friendly company.  Everyone in the parish is invited!

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
      On Saturday, April 12, the 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men will take place at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Pre-registration is $40 and event day registration is $50.  College or high school student registration is $10. See promotional items in the back of the church. Completed registrations can be placed in the collection basket. For further information contact Eric at 724-766-6116.

APPALACHIA MEETING
      Appalachia meeting Monday, March 31 at 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Center.

YOUTH MASS
      Youth Mass is Saturday, April 5 at 5:00 pm.  After Mass we will be going to Waterworks for a movie.

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
      The St. Monica Meeting is moved from April 5 to Saturday, April 12, at 9:40 am, in the Pastoral Center.  We will be writing Easter Cards on April 12 for parishioners in nursing homes.  All are welcome to join us for coffee.

CPR TRAINING COURSE
      Are you prepared to save a life?  Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to potentially save a loved one's life.  Help parishioner Ian Gillespie, EMT, earn his CPR Instructor certification by attending this accredited American Heart Association course.  Monitor will be present.  Sunday, April 13 at noon in the Pastoral Center.  Preregistration required-limited number of seats, $30 fee payable at time of course.  Allow 2 ½ hours.  Register by contacting Ian Gillespie at ian@brilliantave.com or 412.973.3268.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Lent is a good time for sacrificing. Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.
--Pope Francis


A Special Request
              Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless. Each year, Nancy and her coworkers hold an Easter egg hunt for a couple of hundred children and elderly people on the North Side.  She requests donations of small or large new (or like new) stuffed animals (bunnies are especially welcome).  Please leave stuffed animals by Wednesday, April 9. Easter candy would also be appreciated.

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      • McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
      • Port Authority ConnectCards ($2.50 on each card);
      • men's heavy winter jackets, size XL ("We need these desperately.");
      • men's winter gloves, size L or XL (gloves with Thinsulate are best);
      • men's walking shoes or sneakers, in good condition, sizes 12-16;
      • large bath towels;
      • men's underwear, size S;
      • adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags;
      • digital converters for TVs.
       Food items that are needed include:
      • canned vegetables;
      • canned stew;
      • instant potatoes;
      • plain crackers (such as Ritz);
      • breakfast bars;
      • fruit or pudding cups.
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.  Please do not leave donations that are not appropriate for our ministry to poor and homeless persons.
      Thank you for your generosity!

VOTER REGISTRATION
      We will have voter registration next weekend, April 5th and 6th.  Voter Registration forms and Absentee forms will be available in the Church vestibule.  If you are currently registered, you do not need to re-register unless you have moved or changed your name since you last registered.  To register you must be a citizen of the U.S., a resident of PA and your election district for 30 days and be 18 years old by the May 20th election.  All voting applications must be in the election office by April 21st in order to vote in the May election.  Remember unborn babies lives will be affected by your vote.

HOSANNA AT STAGE AE
      All teens in grades 8-12 are invited to attend Hosanna at Stage AE on Palm Sunday.  This day will feature Steve Angrisano and Mass with Bishop Zubic.  Our youth ministry is providing some of the games for the event.  Contact Jamie Dillon ASAP if you are interested.

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE
      Now through April 13th.  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 (7am-7pm).  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.

LENTEN NULLITY PRESENTATIONS
       The Tribunal Office will be providing a 45-minute presentation in each of the four Vicariates of the diocese.  The purpose of the talk is to provide information about the nullity process and help those wanting to begin the process to do so by receiving the initial paperwork.  The talks are directed toward those who have a desire for adult education regarding this often misunderstood subject.  People involved in RCIA as teachers or directors may have a special interest in attending this talk.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free.  Registration is not required but to plan for chairs and refreshments please let us know that you are coming at tribunal@diopitt.org or call 412-456-3033.  The remaining presentations are scheduled for:  March 31, Saint Fidelis, Meridian;  April 2, Saint Thomas More, Bethel Park; April 3, Saint Athanasius, West View; April 8, North American Martyrs, Monroeville; April 10, Ave Maria, Bentleyville.

HAITI COMMITTEE THANK YOU & MEETING
      Dr. Mortel extends a sincere thank-you to our parish for welcoming him to the Masses and Coffee Houses on March 15-16. He is also very grateful for the second collection of over $3000, which benefits Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti.
      Our Hope for Haiti Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. Please consider joining us to learn more about our activities and how we can make a difference for Haiti.

FISH FRY!
      Mark your calendars for Friday, April 11, for the second Fish Fry for this Lenten Season.  Be sure to join us for fried and baked fish dinners, fish sandwiches, homemade pierogis, macaroni and cheese, lots of other sides and desserts!! Take out lunch begins at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm and dine in  or take out dinner begins at 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  All proceeds benefit our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      Join us for a Spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 6 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.  $10 for all-you-can-eat, includes salad and dessert.  $35 for a family.  Wine will also be available for purchase for the adults.  Proceeds benefit the Appalachia mission trip.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 30, 2014
Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: Ex 32:7-14/Jn 5:31-47
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 or   11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT BEGINS THURSDAY
          The first session of St Scholastica's Lenten retreat begins this Thursday, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm in the Duch Pastoral Center.    The theme of the retreat is "BEYOND GOOD FRIDAY:  Fasting from Fear and Other  Habits  that Crowd Christ Out".   The two-session program will allow all to pause and examine your relationship with Christ.  Is it being weakened by everyday habits such as worrying, controlling, judging oneself and others, holding onto hurts?  We can all probably add to this list.  Join counselor and retreat facilitator  Eileen Colianni, M.S. Ed., on Thursdays, April 3 and 10, to learn how to heal such habits, thereby clearing the inner space  they consume and enabling us to move into closer communion with the Resurrected Christ.  All are welcome  and there is no fee.  Reservations are not required. 

"WHY MUST HE DIE?"
      28th and final year!  Tricounty Choir Institute presents, "Why Must He Die?" musical passion play. Sunday, April 6 at 6:30 pm, no tickets required.  A free will offering will be taken.

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, April 7, at 7:30 pm in the Parish Office.  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 June 2.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Ceresa, Martha Krotec, Elaine Mitsch &Joseph Weis, Jr.

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will be closed Holy Week, April 14-20.

2014 MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 29
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 30
   7:30 am   Helen McAuliffe (Respect Life Committee)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
    9:00 am  Tim Maher (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
    11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 31
   8:30 am  Dorothy Killian (Family)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, April 1
   8:30 am  Owen Pieper (George & Donna Wehrle)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, April 2
   8:30 am  Daniel Fleming (Fleming Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday,  April 3
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 4
   8:30 am  Birthday, Robert Boley (Children)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 5
   9:00 am  Dr. Bruno Casile (Tish Marsico)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 5
   5:00 pm  Margaret Garvey & son, Peter J. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 6
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Pamela McCorkle (Newell Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   11:00 am  Suzanne Rosado (Scanlon 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                                         

March 23, 2014

NEW PASTOR
       Several weeks ago Bishop Zubik announced that Fr. James Torquato will become the next pastor of our parish.  The official date is Monday, April 28th.  On Sunday, May 4th, at the 11:00 am Mass Bishop Zubik will install Fr. Jim as pastor.  At that same Mass twelve of our 2nd graders will be receiving their First Holy Communion.  Also, that same Sunday Bishop Zubik will preside at the Confirmation of our eight graders at a 2:00 pm Mass (please note the change of time: from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm).  We welcome Fr. Jim as our new pastor and know that he can count on our prayers and support. 
Fr. Ken

CONFESSIONS FOR THIS WEEK
      We have confessions scheduled at St. Mary's in Sharpsburg on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 pm.  Also, we have confessions at St. Scholastica on Saturdays at 9:30 am.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
      There will be a second collection next week for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Home Missions Appeal, National Collection for Black and Native American Missions.  Thank you for your generosity for the upcoming collection, as well as this past week's collection for the students of Good Samaritans School in Haiti.  This Haitian collection was about $3,500.00.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the school at 412-781-7927.

DIAPER DRIVE
      Spring and Easter are a time of new birth, so help us celebrate with a "Diaper Drive" for families in need.  On Sunday, April 6, we will be collecting packages of baby diapers and wipes for donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg and like organizations.  All brands and sizes are welcome.  Please bring your donations to the Pastoral Center by Noon.

WELCOME BREAKFAST - MARCH 30
      Everyone is invited to the Pastoral Center after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses on Sunday, March 30.  Join us as we welcome those who have joined our parish in the last year.  Coffee, tea, juice and refreshments will be served.

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
      On Saturday, April 12, the 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men will take place at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Pre-registration is $40 and event day registration is $50.  College or high school student registration is $10. See promotional items in the back of the church. Completed registrations can be placed in the collection basket. For further information contact Eric at 724-766-6116.

APPALACHIA MEETING
      Appalachia meeting Monday, March 31 at 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Center.

YOUTH MASS
      Youth Mass is Saturday, April 5 at 5:00 pm.

SALE TODAY!
      Catholic Bibles, Jewelry, Rosaries and garden items.  All proceeds benefit Appalachia.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
The world makes us look towards ourselves, our possessions, our desires.  The Gospel invites us to be open to others, to share with the poor.                   --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:
       Last week, our beloved Pope Francis celebrated his first anniversary as Pope.  What an impact he has made in such a short time!  Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that God expects each and every one of us to serve his homeless and needy children, and for that we will be blessed.
      Monday, March 3, we had ten students and two staff chaperones from King's College in Wilkes-Barre go out in the streets to work with us.  Here are some of their reflections regarding their night in the streets:
      • "I realized the common thread of humanity.  I learned that passion and love of all God's children are what is needed to help those in need."
      • "The best part of this experience was being exposed to people in dire need.  This enabled me to see Christ in a totally different, more pure form."
      • "So much support work goes into helping others so indirect service is just as important as direct service."
      • "This has truly been a life-changing experience.  I've pushed myself further than I could have ever imagined and grown as a person through my service work.  I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity.  I hope that I helped others a fraction of the amount they helped me."
      • "Thank you for taking my studies from idealistic to practical!"
      Pope Francis, the young people get it!
                                                            Yours in Christ,
                                                            Nancy

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      • McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
      • Port Authority ConnectCards ($2.50 on each card);
      • washcloths and large bath towels;
      • adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags.   
      Food items that are needed include:
      • canned vegetables;
      • canned beef stew;
      • cereal;
      • plain crackers (such as Ritz).
      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.  Please do not leave donations that are not appropriate for our ministry to poor and homeless persons.
      Thank you for your generosity!

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE
      Now through April 13th.  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.

LENTEN NULLITY PRESENTATIONS
      The Tribunal Office will be providing a 45-minute presentation in each of the four Vicariates of the diocese.  The purpose of the talk is to provide information about the nullity process and help those wanting to begin the process to do so by receiving the initial paperwork.  The talk is directed toward those who have a desire for adult education regarding this often misunderstood subject.  People involved in RCIA as teachers or directors may have a special interest in attending this talk.  Registration is not required, but to plan for chairs and refreshments please let us know that you are coming at tribunal@diopitt.org or call 412-456-3033.  Presentations at other parishes throughout the diocese are scheduled as follows:  March 25, Ascension, Ingram; March 31, Saint Fidelis, Meridian; April 2, Saint Thomas More, Bethel Park; April 3, Saint Athanasius, West View; April 8, North American Martyrs, Monroeville; April 10, Ave Maria, Bentleyville. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free.

JOIN US FOR A MOVIE & A MEAL
      Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to a Movie & Meal on Wednesday, March 26.  Meet at Waterworks Cinema at 11:30 am for a 12:05 pm showing of "Son of God" then to Panera Bread afterwards for discussion and a bite to eat. Movie ticket is $6.50 and food is on your own.  Movie run time is 2 hours 25 minutes.  RSVP to Sherry Schaffer at (412) 728-5983.

"IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE" EVENT
      People Concerned for the Unborn Child are having an open forum for college and high school students, and the public on Saturday, March 29th from noon to 4:00 pm at Synod Hall (behind St. Paul's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue). Distinguished speakers will be Dr. Brian Donnelly, Rose Tennant and Mary Beddingfield.  Pregnancy Care Centers and "Silent No More" will be there.  The South Hills Pregnancy Support ultrasound equipped mobile unit will be available for tours.  Music by Jamie Dillon, refreshments, prizes (2 Google Nexus 7 Tablets 16Gb) and a gift bag for each attendant make this an event not to be missed.  Come meet friends who share your values, goals and respect for all human life.

LIVING STATIONS
      Living Stations that was scheduled for March 25 has been postponed.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Frances Ceresa and of Martha Krotec, grandmother of Mara Baginski.

HOSANNA AT STAGE AE
      All teens in grades 8-12 are invited to attend Hosanna at Stage AE on Palm Sunday.  This day will feature Steve Angrisano and Mass with Bishop Zubic.  Our youth ministry is providing some of the games for the event.  Contact Jamie Dillon ASAP if you are interested.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 23, 2014.
Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday:1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
          "BEYOND GOOD FRIDAY:  Fasting from Fear and Other  Habits  that Crowd Christ Out" is the theme   of our 2014 parish retreat.  The two-session program will allow all to pause and examine your relationship with Christ.  Is it being weakened by everyday habits such as worrying, controlling, judging oneself and others, holding onto hurts . . . ?  We can all probably add to this list.  Join counselor and retreat facilitator  Eileen Colianni, M. S. Ed., on Thursdays, April 3 and 10, to learn how to heal such habits, thereby clearing the inner space  they consume and enabling us to move into closer communion with the Resurrected Christ.  All are welcome  and there is no fee.  Reservations are not required.  The sessions begin at 7 pm in the Duch Pastoral Center.

CPR TRAINING COURSE
      Are you prepared to save a life?  Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to potentially save a loved one's life.  Help parishioner Ian Gillespie, EMT, earn his CPR Instructor certification by attending this accredited American Heart Association course.  Monitor will be present.  Sunday, April 13 at noon in the Pastoral Center.  Preregistration required-limited number of seats, $30 fee payable at time of course.  Allow 2 ½ hours.  Register by contacting Ian Gillespie at ian@brilliantave.com or 412.973.3268.

RCIA—THE SCRUTINIES
        Last weekend at St. Paul Cathedral, Bishop Zubik formally enrolled our catechumen, Jeffrey Witte, as one of the Elect who have been chosen by God to receive baptism at the Easter Vigil.  He also recognized Mara Baginski, our candidate for admission into full communion. Along with hundreds of other catechumens and candidates from across the diocese, Jeffrey and Mara are now preparing spiritually for the Easter sacraments.
        As early as the second century, Christian communities prayed for protection and deliverance from evil for those who had been chosen for baptism.  In the revived RCIA, this tradition is carried out in three ceremonies called Scrutinies. We pray that God will heal all that is weak or sinful in the hearts of the elect, and strengthen all that is upright and good.
        This weekend at the 5:00 pm Mass on March 22, we will celebrate the First Scrutiny for Jeffrey.  The Second and Third Scrutinies will occur the following two Sundays at the 11:00 am Mass. Please pray for Jeffrey as he turns to Jesus for freedom from sin and protection from all evil.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      Get your tickets now! Available in the Pastoral Center after all Masses this weekend.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent, March 22
   5:00 pm Mary Dee Maloney (Patty Maloney)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent, March 23
   7:30 am  Birthday, Robert Dudas (Mother, Laura & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Mary Legath (Jim & Lillian Ranii)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 24
   8:30 am  Birthday, Anthony M. Greco (Wife Tina & Family)

Tuesday, Annunciation of the Lord, March 25
   8:30 am  Expectant Parents

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 26
   8:30 am  Magdalen Lang (Pat & Larry Wolfson)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday,  March 27
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 28
   8:30 am  Joseph L. Shultz (Family)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 29
   9:00 am  Anniv., Tommaso Sbarra (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 29
   5:00 pm  Gino Marsico (wife, Rita Marsico)
      Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan

Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 30
   7:30 am  Helen McAuliffe (Respect Life Committee)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Tim Maher (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Church Office 412-781-0186; Fax 412-781-4316
parish@saintscholastica.com
World Wide Web: 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                   

March 16, 2014

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      Mark your calendar for the April 6 Spaghetti Dinner!

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the school at 412-781-7927.

BIBLE, ROSARY & JEWELRY SALE
      Bible, Rosary and Jewelry Sale after all Masses the weekend of March 22, 23.  This is a very convenient way to get Catholic gift items.

WELCOME, DR. MORTEL!
      Please welcome Dr. Rodrigue Mortel—physician, deacon and founder of the Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti—to our parish this weekend.  Dr. Mortel will speak at each mass and a second collection will be taken up to benefit the Good Samaritans School.  Our parish is proud to currently sponsor six students at the School; individual parishioners or families sponsor a number of other students.  Meet Dr. Mortel following the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses this Sunday, March 16, at a Coffee House in the Pastoral Center.  This event is sponsored by the Hope for Haiti Committee and the Pastoral Council.

RCIA UPDATE
      This weekend, at the 5:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday masses respectively, we will celebrate Rites of Sending for Jeffrey Witte, a catechumen, and Mara Baginski, a candidate for the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.  This Sunday afternoon, they will travel to St. Paul Cathedral to celebrate a Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion with Bishop Zubik.
      During Lent, Jeffrey and Mara enter the third phase of the RCIA process, the "period of purification and enlightenment."  This time is centered on spiritual preparation for the Easter sacraments.  Jeffrey will celebrate three rites called the Scrutinies, beginning at the 5:00 pm Mass next Saturday.
      The season of Lent owes its origins to the efforts of early Christian communities to support their catechumens by joining them in prayer, fasting and penitence.  This Lent, may Mara and Jeffrey's presence among us inspire us all to deeper conversion of life!

BAPTISM PREPARATION
      The baptism preparation session which was originally scheduled for March 24 has been moved to Monday evening, April 7, at 7:30 pm in the parish office. If you wish to have an infant baptized, please make arrangements for the baptism itself with Fr. Ken at least six weeks before your desired date.

LIVING STATIONS
      Living Stations for our Parish will be Tuesday Evening, March 25 at 6:30 pm.  We extend a special invitation to all of our Religious Education families.  Rehearsal for any youth interested in taking part will be Monday, March 24, at 6:30 pm.

APPALACHIA GROUP
      Our fundraiser continues this week.  You will notice a house in the back of the church with envelopes.  Please consider supporting our mission trip this June.
 
STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Let us learn from Christ how to pray, to forgive, to sow peace, and to be near those in need.                                  --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:
      It takes a village and one amazing God!  On Monday night with temperatures hovering near zero, we had a young married couple and their 3-year-old child waiting hours until near midnight for food and any help we could give them.  Though both parents are actively seeking employment, they have absolutely no income and they were placed through Section 8 in an apartment in the projects in East Hills.
      Their only possessions were a blow-up mattress, a tiny toy car for their son, Wahid, and some clothes.  They received $50 in food stamps and were feeding the boy mainly ramen noodles because "it was the least expensive food item" they could find at the dollar store.
      We spent a major part of our week gathering food from meats and dairy products to breads and non-perishables, clothes, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, microwave, coffee pot, TV, toys, full bed, twin bed, sofa, end tables, lamps, a rug, 16 bus passes (for trips to the doctor and job interviews), 15 McDonald's giftcards, a picture of Jesus and a wall-hanging of our Blessed Mother.
      This took the involvement of ten households and your parish coming together in a very short period of time.  Food, furnishings and clothing were delivered Sunday, and the furniture will be delivered this week.
      Having never had toys of his own, when Wahid received his new toys including a "talking" riding car, he refused to let go of it.  So when his daddy picked him up to hug him, Wahid squeezed his skinny little legs around his riding car, and up it came with him!  His parents are full of tears and prayers.
      Thank you to everyone who helped on this one!
                                                              Yours in Christ,
                                                              Nancy


Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      •  washcloths and big towels;
      •  adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags;
      •  white Tubesocks.
      Food items that are needed include:
      •  canned vegetables and canned beans—red, black or baked;
      •  canned fruit;
      •  canned beef stew.
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!

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
      On Saturday, April 12, the 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men will take place at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Pre-registration is $40 and event day registration is $50.  College or high school student registration is $10. See promotional items in the back of the church. Completed registrations can be placed in the collection basket. For further information contact Eric at 724-766-6116.

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE
      Now through 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.

LENTEN NULLITY PRESENTATIONS
      The Tribunal Office will be providing a 45-minute presentation in each of the four Vicariates of the diocese.  The purpose of the talk is to provide information about the nullity process and help those wanting to begin the process to do so by receiving the initial paperwork.  The talk is directed toward those who have a desire for adult education regarding this often misunderstood subject.  People involved in RCIA as teachers or directors may have a special interest in attending this talk.  Registration is not required, but to plan for chairs and refreshments please let us know that you are coming at tribunal@diopitt.org or call 412-456-3033.  Presentations at other parishes throughout the diocese are scheduled as follows:  March 18, Saint Camillus, New Castle; March 25, Ascension, Ingram; March 31, Saint Fidelis, Meridian; April 2, Saint Thomas More, Bethel Park; April 3, Saint Athanasius, West View; April 8, North American Martyrs, Monroeville; April 10, Ave Maria, Bentleyville. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free.

VINCENTIAN ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
      Vincentian Academy will hold its Spring Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Parent/Student Information Session will take place at 8:00 pm, that same evening in the cafeteria.  Register at admissions@vincentianacademy.org for the Entrance Exam that will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 am.

JOIN US FOR A MOVIE & A MEAL
      The Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to a Movie & Meal on Wednesday, March 26.  Meet at Waterworks Cinema at 11:30 am for a 12:05 pm showing of "Son of God" then to Panera Bread afterwards for discussion and a bite to eat. Movie ticket is $6.50 and food is on your own.  Movie run time is 2 hours 25 minutes.  Please RSVP to Sherry Schaffer at (412) 728-5983.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 16, 2014
Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

FOR LADIES ONLY!
      A prayer service for the women of our parish will be held on the first day of Spring, Thursday, March 20, beginning at 7:00 pm in the church. Please join us to renew, reflect and refresh as we listen to readings and prayers that focus on women. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Pastoral Center. Bring a family member, friend, or neighbor to enjoy this event with you.

SILVER RING THING
      The Silver Ring Thing Catholic Edition is  Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22!  This is open to all students in grades 8-12.  Visit silverringthing.com for ticket information.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
      Our last Sunday for Religious Education is March 23.  Our last Tuesday is March 25.  We express our deepest gratitude to our catechists and small group leaders.

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
      "BEYOND GOOD FRIDAY:  Fasting from Fear and Other  Habits  that Crowd Christ Out" is the theme of our 2014 parish retreat.  The two-session program will allow all to pause and examine your relationship with Christ.  Is it being weakened by everyday habits such as worrying, controlling, judging oneself and others, holding onto hurts . . . ?  We can all probably add to this list.  Join counselor and retreat facilitator Eileen Colianni, M. S. Ed., on Thursdays, April 3 and 10, to learn how to heal such habits, thereby clearing the inner space they consume and enabling us to move into closer communion with the Resurrected Christ.  All are welcome  and there is no fee.  Reservations are not required.  The sessions begin at 7  pm in the Duch Pastoral Center.

CPR TRAINING COURSE
      Are you prepared to save a life?  Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to potentially save a loved one's life.  Help parishioner Ian Gillespie, EMT, earn his CPR Instructor certification by attending this accredited American Heart Association course.  Monitor will be present.  Sunday, April 13 at 12:00 pm in the Pastoral Center.  Preregistration required-limited number of seats, $30 fee payable at time of course.  Allow 2 ½ hours.  Register by contacting Ian Gillespie at ian@brilliantave.com or 412.973.3268.

MASS INTENTIONS:
Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent, March 15
   5:00 pm  Robert Tunno (Tunno Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Lent, March 16
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Pamela McCorkle (Giuffre Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Helen McAuliffe (Tish Marsico)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, St. Patrick, March 17
   8:30 am  James McCaffrey (Dr. & Mrs. Michael Shaughnessy)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 18
   8:30 am  Owen Pieper (George & Donna Wehrle)

Wednesday, St. Joseph, March 19
   8:30 am  Francis Daily (Daily Family)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday,  March 20
   8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 21
   8:30 am  Robert Hall (Newell Family)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 22
   9:00 am  Hattie Komorowski (Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent, March 22
   5:00 pm  Mary Dee Maloney (Patty Maloney)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Third Sunday of Lent, March 23
   7:30 am  Birthday, Robert Dudas (Mother, Laura & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Mary Legath (Jim & Lillian Ranii)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       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                                       

March 9, 2014

WELCOME TO OUR NEW PASTOR
      On April 28, 2014 Fr. James Torquato will become pastor of our parish.  For the past ten years he has been pastor of St. Basil Parish in Carrick.  This coming July he will be celebrating his 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.  Since I announced that he was been selected by Bishop Zubik to be our next pastor, there have been some rumors and misinformation circulating in our parish.
      About fifteen years ago a complaint of sexual harassment was made against Fr. Jim by an adult.  The Diocese of Pittsburgh investigated this situation and found it to be without merit.  Also, this matter was referred to civil authorities by the complainant and those authorities also determined that this allegation had no substance.  This is the only complaint ever made  against Fr. Jim.
      An important and sad fact about this issue relates to the blogger who has made these postings.  This particular blogger has an "agenda" which alleges that the Catholic Church is not attentive to the protection of children.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  I want to stress that our diocesan policy is that no priest may be in ministry if there  is a credible accusation against him concerning the abuse of a minor.
      Our parish Pastoral Council has committed to make 2014 the "Year of Welcoming" for our parish.  The Pastoral Council wants all of us to give a welcome to anyone who enters into our church building or our parish community.  Since Fr. Jim will be our newest parishioner, as well as our new pastor, I urge all of us to give him a warm welcome as a brother in Christ.       Fr. Ken

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
      Habitat for Humanity is March 15.  We will meet at 8:45 am at Target in Harmarville.  Please RSVP by Thursday to Jamie Dillon.  Teens and adults welcome.

FAMILY HOUSE MEAL
      Family House Meal on Wednesday, March 12.  We will meet at 4:15 pm to travel to Oakland and prepare dinner.  RSVP by Monday if you are interested.  This is for students in grades 6-12.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      Mark your calendar for April 6 Spaghetti Dinner!

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy is now taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the school at 412-781-7927.

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 pm - 9 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
Being a Christian means renouncing ourselves, taking up the cross and carrying it with Jesus. There is no other way.                                   -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:
      While one of our clients, working with an agency, has been promised keys to his apartment this week, we are finding that the number of homeless people coming to our line is on the increase.  For this reason, we are in dire need of XL and larger heavy men's jackets.  Most of our clients wear these sizes because they try to wear as many layers of clothing under their coats as they possibly can.
      A special thanks to the parishioner who donated the new backpacks.  They will have been given to our needy brothers and sisters before you read this.  We are ALWAYS in need of backpacks! Duffels are also helpful.
                                                         Yours in Christ,
                                                         Nancy

 Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      •  McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
      •  washcloths.   
      Food items that are needed include:
      • peanut butter;
      •  canned beans (kidney, black, white, etc.).
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.

BIBLE, ROSARY & JEWELRY SALE
      Bible, Rosary and Jewelry Sale after all Masses the weekend of March 22, 23.  this is a very convenient way to get Catholic gift items.

ANNUAL FOOD FAST
      Our annual Food Fast for Catholic Relief Services is March 14 and 15.  This is open to all students in grades 8-12.  Please contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested.

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
      On Saturday, April 12, the 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men will take place at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Pre-registration is $40 and event day registration is $50.  College or high school student registration is $10. See promotional items in the back of the church. Completed registrations can be placed in the collection basket. For further information contact Eric at 724-766-6116.

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).

RITES OF SENDING
      Jeffrey Witte, our catechumen, will travel to the Cathedral next Sunday afternoon.  There, Bishop Zubik will inquire into the preparation of the catechumens and ask them if they wish to enter fully into the life of the Church through baptism, confirmation and the eucharist.  Upon their assent, he will announce that God has chosen them, and he will invite them to solemnly inscribe their names in the Book of the Elect.  Next Saturday at the 5 p.m. Mass, we will celebrate a Rite of Sending for Jeffrey.  This ritual "offers the local community the opportunity to express its approval of the catechumen and to send him forth to the celebration of election assured of the parish's care and support."
      Mara Baginski, already a baptized Christian, will also go to the Cathedral next Sunday to celebrate the Call to Continuing Conversion with Bishop Zubik. There the bishop will hear and recognize the desire of Mara and other candidates to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.  Mara will have a Rite of Sending next Sunday at the 11 a.m. Mass.
      Please pray for Mara and Jeffrey and offer them your support as they undertake these steps in their journey toward the sacraments at Easter.

YEAR OF WELCOMING
      As part of our Parish Year of Welcoming, we are reinstituting the Welcome Committee.  Our first meeting will be at 7 pm on Tuesday March 18th in the Pastoral Center.  Anyone interested in volunteering for this committee is invited to attend.  We will plan a Welcome Breakfast for new parishioners and discuss additional ideas for the Year of Welcoming.  The meeting will be in the Parish Office.

APPALACHIA GROUP
      Our fundraiser continues this week.  You will notice a house in the back of the church with envelopes.  Please consider supporting our mission trip this June.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 9, 2014      
Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9

FOR WOMEN ONLY!
      The Aquinas Guild, in collaboration with the Pastoral Council, invites all women of the parish to  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. Held on the first day of Spring, Thursday, March 20, the event will begin at 7:00 pm with a prayer service in the church followed by light refreshments in the Pastoral Center. When was the last time that you took a break from your life as wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, or co-worker and spent some quiet time in prayerful reflection? Perhaps now is the time to do so during this Lenten Season.  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 20, invite a special woman or women in your life who could also benefit from this event and join us on the first day of spring to renew, reflect and refresh!                                  .

IT'S FISH FRY FRIDAY!
      The first Fish Fry of the 2014 Lenten Season will be held on this Friday, March 14. Take-out lunch will be served from 11:00-1:00 and dine-in or take-out dinner will be from 4:00-7:00. Come enjoy fried and baked fish dinners and sandwiches, homemade macaroni and cheese and pierogis, kids' pizza, additional sides and homemade desserts. This Fish Fry has earned its reputation of being "delicious"!  Flyers and order forms for take-out are available in the back of church.  Fried and baked fish dinners are $10.00, seniors $9.00, fish sandwiches $6.00.  All proceeds benefit our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

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 Ministry Office. 

DR. MORTEL TO VISIT ST. SCHOLASTICA
      During the weekend of March 15-16, we welcome Dr. Rodrigue Mortel – physician, deacon and founder of the Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti, to our Parish.  Dr. Mortel will speak at each mass and a second collection will be taken up to benefit the Good Samaritans School; our Parish is proud to currently sponsor six students at this School.  Meet Dr. Mortel following the 9:00 am and 11:00 am masses on March 16th at a Coffee House in the Pastoral Center.  This event is sponsored by the Hope for Haiti Committee and the Pastoral Council. 

MASS INTENTIONS
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 9
   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

Monday, Lenten Weekday, March 10
   8:30 am  Birthday, Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, March 11
   8:30 am  James Dybalski (Byrnes Family)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, March 12
   8:30 am  Dr. Bruno Casile (Jean DiGregory)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday,  March 13
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, March 14
   8:30 am  Owen Pieper (Carol & Manny Gonzalez)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, March 15
   9:00 am  Birthday, Anthony Michael Farina (Anthony & Jean Marie Farina)

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent, March 15
   5:00 pm  Robert Tunno (Tunno Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Lent, March 16
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   9:00 am  Pamela McCorkle (Giuffre Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Helen McAuliffe (Tish Marsico)
       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

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