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