April 27, 2014

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER
      It is pretty likely that while growing up many of us knew a set of twins. In North America roughly one out of every eighty live births is a set of twins. And we are familiar with the similarities and differences between identical and fraternal twins. Social scientists and medical researchers love to study twins because they can ferret out key data with fewer variables that need explanation. What is often most intriguing to researchers is the parallelism that may occur in following a set of twins until a certain event or experience sets the individuals off on different paths. Twin studies have proved valuable over the years in areas such as drug dependence, learning disabilities, geriatric medicine, and depression.
      We may miss it in the reading of today's Gospel, but Thomas, the protagonist of the story, is a twin. The Greek word "Didymus" and the Aramaic "Thomas" both mean twin. So where is the other half? We are never introduced to Thomas' brother (or sister for that matter) in John's Gospel. Did he (or she) die? Was he (or she) a follower of Jesus? The fact is, we just don't know.
      What is clear in the Thomas story is that the appearance of Jesus after his resurrection shows the two faces of believers, categories that are a matched set just like a pair of twins. There are the believers who have seen the risen Lord: Mary of Magdala, Simon Peter and the rest of the Twelve, and of course, Thomas. And then, like Thomas' unknown twin, there are all the rest of the believers who have never seen the risen Lord. We, and every generation of Christians since the apostles, fall into that group. We have not seen, but we still believe. And, according to Jesus, we are just as blessed and just as much a part of the family as those who have seen and touched the One who is risen from the dead.
                                                              ©2011 Liturgical Publications Inc

AVE ET VALE  (HELLO AND GOODBYE)
       Recently it was reported to me that two "elderly" ladies were looking at my picture and the caption that announced that I am retiring this Monday, April 28th.  One of these ladies (looking at my picture) said;  "Well, he is getting on in years!". . . . and so I am, but I still am relatively healthy and relatively sane!  Now that I have completed my six year term here at St. Scholastica, it seemed that this was the opportune time to let go of the role of pastor and remain active as a priest.
      The best moment for me in the week is Sunday Mass.  Because after six years of being with you and sharing so many moments of joy and sorrow, and many liturgical seasons of grace, I have come to know you and love you.  When I preside at Mass I look out at you, the congregation, and see each of you individually . . . and I am deeply moved!  My soul is often stirred by your often silent witness of faith and faithfulness.  This experience increases both my faith and joy as I am renewed as a priest. I am then reminded of the saying:  "Shepherds don't make shepherds.  Sheep make shepherds!"
      I know you will warmly welcome Fr. Jim Torquato as our new pastor.  I am especially grateful to our professional, administrative and clerical staff for their immense commitment to our parish community.  I am also grateful to so many of you who are the "gears" that make our parish "run"!!  I will keep you in my prayers and heart!  Fr. Ken

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either. Right now you can apply for OSTC since there is $20,000,000 available.  The critical date coming up for new EITC  applications is July 1, 2014  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

CONFIRMATION PEP RALLY
      Confirmation Pep Rally is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Center.

CONFIRMATION
      Confirmation is Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm.  We ask all candidates and their sponsor to report to the Pastoral Center by 1:00 pm.  Please keep our candidates in your prayers.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Jesus teaches us to not be ashamed of touching human misery, of touching his flesh in our brothers and sisters who suffer.                         --Pope Francis

Good News!
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She writes:
      Twenty years ago I was both blessed and humbled to be asked by God to be a part of a homeless ministry He was establishing . . . and make no mistake, it would be one run entirely by Our Lord.  As time went on, he called many individual volunteers and churches, both Catholic and non-Catholic, from all over the Greater Pittsburgh area to come on board.  Many individuals from St. Scholastica's have been with us for many years.
      However, about two and a half years ago we were approached by Andy Bechman, on behalf of the Pastoral Council, to work on a program that would have St. Scholastica as a church community work with us.  With the start of the Stewardship column in the weekly bulletin, information published online at the parish website and three large bins in the back of the church, and, most of all, with the blessing of Father Ken, it quickly became a reality.  None of us could have imagined how important a part your contribution would play in "His" ministry.
      Because of your zealous efforts and the church's proximity to our headquarters, our needs, which can dramatically come about or change within hours, can be, and generally are, met so quickly that the dynamics have to please God as much as it pleases us.
      Thank you, Andy and the Pastoral Council, for listening to Our Lord's call.  Thank you, Father Ken, for the kind of support that a ministry like this must have from the pastor if it is to blossom.  Our ministry will certainly miss you but wishes you all the blessings you deserve in your retirement.  Finally, thank you, dear parishioners of Saint Scholastica for playing such a vital part in our efforts.
                                                            Yours in Christ,
                                                            Nancy

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      • Port Authority ConnectCards ($2.50 on each card—available at Giant Eagle);
      • McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
      • men's walking shoes or sneakers in good condition, sizes 10 and up;
      • washcloths and large bath towels;
      • adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags.
Food items that are needed include:
      • canned chicken;
      • canned vegetables;
      • 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 overload bags.
        Thank you for your generosity! 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
      There will be a meeting for anyone interested in helping with Vacation Bible School (which is the week of June 9) on Tuesday, May 6 at 5:00 pm in the Ministry Center.

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME!
      Congratulations to Mara Baginski, who was received into full communion in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.  Already baptized, Mara was confirmed and received the Eucharist for the first time as a Catholic.  Patti McCaffrey is her sponsor.
      Congratulations as well to Jeffrey Witte, who was baptized, confirmed, and received Eucharist at the Vigil.  He was sponsored by his wife, Sandy.
      Now the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process turns to the period of mystagogy, when the RCIA team will accompany Jeffrey and Mara as they reflect more deeply on what they have experienced in the sacraments.
      Thank you to all who were present at the Vigil, and to all who have supported Mara and Jeffrey through your words of encouragement and prayers!

FAREWELL EVENTS FOR FR. KEN
      Help us to send Fr. Ken into his retirement with thanks and good wishes from his St. Scholastica parish family!
      After the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday this weekend there will be a reception with light refreshments in the Pastoral Center. Although anyone is welcome, this event is intended more for adults.  This Sunday, after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses, there will also be receptions with coffee and cake/doughnuts in the Pastoral Center.
      If you would like to share thoughts and wishes with Fr. Ken, there will be a card box available in the Pastoral Center at each of the events.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Frank Myers and Carol Spohn.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 27, 2014
Sunday: Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31
Monday: Acts 4:23-31/Jn 3:1-8
Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37/Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21
Thursday: Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36 or Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Friday: Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15
Saturday: 1 Cor 15:1-8/Jn 14:6-14
Next Sunday:Acts 2:14, 22-33/1 Pt 1:17-21/Lk 24:13-35

SUBSTANCE ADDICTION MINISTRY TRAINING
       St. Joseph  Church of Coraopolis will host a workshop on substance addiction ministry on Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The workshop is designed to help participants discern whether they wish to become involved in this ministry.  There is no charge for the workshop, but  it is necessary to register by May 9: Lwagner@diopitt.org or 412-456-3157.
      Many of us deny the presence of the problem or the magnitude of addiction's effects. Substance addiction ministry helps people face the challenges that accompany addiction. The mission of the Substance Addiction Ministry Parish Team is:
         · Increase awareness of addiction through education to various ministries and groups within the parish family and the community at large;
         · Provide a safe, confidential place for parishioners to call for help and receive appropriate referral and support.
      Visit http://nccatoday.org/substance-addiction-ministry-sam/ for more information.

EASTER TIME
      We know that Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday until the Triduum begins on Holy Thursday evening, just over six weeks. Easter Time also is far more than a day. In fact the whole week following Easter is celebrated as though it were the day of resurrection. All those days are celebrated as solemnities. Then the season of Easter lasts until the evening of Pentecost. So keep singing those joyful alleluias!

ANNUAL 5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
      Saturday, April 26, is our annual 5K Family Fun Run/Walk at Hartwood Acres.  It begins at 10:00 am.  Cost is $15 per person.  Strollers and pets welcome.  Food and Prizes!  All proceeds benefit our mission trip.

CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
      There is still room for students who want to be a part of the 2014-15 school year at the new site in Cranberry.  Freshmen and transfers are welcome.  Information may be obtained on the school website, cwnchs.org, or 412-321-4823.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, April 26
   5:00 pm  Alfreda Kopec (Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bonessa)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter, April 27
   7:30 am  Noonan Family (Marjorie Ladley)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Mary Bozik (Miketic Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Easter Weekday, April 28
   8:30 am  Scripture Service

Tuesday, St. Catherine of Siena, April 29
   8:30 am  Frank Flynn (Ines & Roberto Rodriguez)

Wednesday, Easter Weekday, April 30
   8:30 am  Melba Housel (Brenda & Joe Calihan)

Thursday, Easter Weekday,  May 1
    8:30 am  John Stafford (Rita & Frank Ruscetti)

Friday, St. Athanasius, May 2
   8:30 am  Francis A. Marsico (Marsico Family)
Saturday, Sts. Philip & James,  May 3
   9:00 am  Franklin C. Snyder (Patricia Snyder & Family)

Saturday, Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter, May 3
   5:00 pm  Deceased Members of the Childs & McManus Families (Fleming Family)
      Presider:  Fr. Jim Torquato

Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter, May 4
   7:30 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Jim Torquato
   9:00 am  Mary Bozik (Miketic Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Jim Torquato
   11:00 am  John Vollmer (Edna Jenca)
       Presider:  Fr. Jim Torquato

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            

April 20, 2014

EASTER JOY!
       The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom is read on Easter morning in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches. An excerpt follows:

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.
If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.
If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.


If anyone has labored from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward.
If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let him keep the feast.
If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; for he shall suffer no loss.
If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near without hesitation.
If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let him not fear on account of his delay.
For the Master is gracious and receives the last, even as the first; he gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first.
He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one he gives, and to the other he is gracious.
He both honors the work and praises the intention.


Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward.
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!
The table is rich-laden; feast royally, all of you!
The calf is fatted; let no one go forth hungry!


Let all partake of the feast of faith.
Let all receive the riches of goodness.
Let no one lament his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn his transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free.


RESPECT LIFE
      There will be a Respect Life Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome!

JESUS NIGHT
      Jesus Night for our 2nd graders and a parent is Tuesday, April 22.  Students wishing to be in the group photo should arrive at 6:00 pm in their Communion outfit.  They may change afterwards.  Jesus night will begin at 6:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.

FAREWELL EVENTS FOR FR. KEN
      Help us to send Fr. Ken into his retirement with thanks and good wishes from his St. Scholastica parish family!  We are planning several events on Fr. Ken's last weekend, April 26-27. They will be - at Fr. Ken's request - simple affairs.
      After the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, April 26, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the Pastoral Center. Although anyone is welcome, this event is intended more for adults.  If you wish to attend the Saturday reception, please inform parish secretary Pat Wolfson at 412-781-0186 ext. 10 by Easter Monday, April 21, so that we have an idea how many people will attend.
      On Sunday, April 27, after the 9:00 am & 11:00 am Masses, there will be receptions with coffee and cake/doughnuts in the Pastoral Center. Although anyone is welcome, these events would be especially appropriate for families with young children. No response is necessary for the Sunday events.
      If you would like to share thoughts and wishes with Fr. Ken, there will be a card box available in the Pastoral Center at each of the events.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Toole, wife of Walter (Bud) Toole.

 STEWARDSHIP CORNER
May we never get used to the poverty and decay around us. A Christian must act.                         --Pope Francis

Good News!
      Nancy Heil coordinates an extensive Christian service effort for people and families who are poor or homeless.  She writes:
      The Easter egg hunt held last Saturday in North Side was great fun for all.  The stuffed animal collection was so successful that, even after we put some new ones away for Christmas gifts, we sent 257 stuffed animals and 265 beanie babies to the event.  The Ladies of Charity of Saint Alexis Parish, our North Hills headquarters (Saint Louise de Marillac is our South Hills headquarters), generously provided 618 dyed eggs and 465 plastic eggs filled with candy or money.
      The sight of West Park covered in beautiful pastel colored eggs was only to be topped by watching how quickly children of all ages and some "seniors" (including a man with a shaggy white beard and using a walker) were able to find them.  After the egg hunt a little dinner was provided.
      Some women prepared a few dishes from donated ingredients.  Given left-overs from Saint Scholastica's fish fry, we gave the fish to clients for a late Friday meal and sent the side dishes, breads and desserts to enhance the "hunt dinner."  In addition, Eat 'n' Park donated 300 individually packaged smiley bunny cookies.
      One memory we will always carry with us was seeing a handsome fifteen-year-old, Oscar, wander into the park and ask a volunteer what was going on.  When told it was an Easter egg hunt, he politely asked, "Can I play, too?"  After participating in the hunt, he came alone inside for dinner, then waited in line with the children and excitedly selected two stuffed animals which he planned to give to his nieces.  Oscar may be developmentally delayed, but there are no limitations on his big heart!
      Happy Easter!
                                                            Yours in Christ,
                                                            Nancy

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
      •  Port Authority ConnectCards ($2.50 on each card—available at Giant Eagle);
      •  McDonald's gift cards ($5 on each card);
      •  men's walking shoes or sneakers in good condition, sizes 10 and up;
      •  washcloths and large bath towels;
      •  adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags.
.
      Food items that are needed include:
      •  macaroni and cheese;
      •  hearty soups with protein in large (18+ oz.) pull tab cans (NOT condensed soups);
      •  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 overload bags.
      Thank you for your generosity!

More Help Needed!
      We are looking for one or more good amateur photographers who are willing to take pictures at Fr. Ken's farewell events next weekend.  We are looking particularly for a photographer for the Saturday evening event (after the 5 p.m. Mass).  If you are willing to take pictures at either the Saturday event or one of the Sunday events (after the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses), please contact Andy Bechman at andybechman@saintscholastica.com. Thank you!

ALTAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
      As you may know, during Lent we have no flower arrangements in the sanctuary. However, during the Easter season and summer we usually have a flower arrangement in front of the altar. If you would like to honor someone (birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person. Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates, please call the parish office:  412-781-0186, ext. 10.                            

2014 MASS INTENTIONS
      Mass Intentions are still available for 2014.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
      Remember to register your 5-9 year olds for Vacation Bible School June 9 - 13.  This year's theme is Gold Medal Faith: Winning for Christ.  Contact Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net.

APPALACHIA 5K FAMILY RUN/WALK
      The Appalachia 5K Family Run/Walk is Saturday, April 26 at 10:00am at Hartwood Acres on Middle Road.  Cost is $10 per participant in advance; $15 on the day of the race.  Strollers and pets are welcome!  Prizes for top finishers.  All proceeds benefit our mission trip.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 20, 2014
Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10 or Lk 24:13-35         Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33/Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41/Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10/Lk 24:13-35
 Thursday: Acts 3:11-26/Lk 24:35-48
 Friday: Acts 4:1-12/Jn 21:1-14
 Saturday: Acts 4:13-21/Mk 16:9-15
 Next Sunday: Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either. Right now you can apply for OSTC since there is $20,000,000 available.  The critical date coming up for new EITC  applications is July 1, 2014  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

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 here.  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!

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of Easter, April 19
    8:30 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 20
   7:30 am  Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Caarol Kline (Son, Christopher Kline)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Joseph Costa & Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa & Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday within the Octave of Easter, April 21
   8:30 am  Anniv., Joan Grace Farina (Anthony & Jean Marie Farina)

Tuesday within the Octave of Easter, April 22
   8:30 am  Dr. Bruno Casile (Jean DiGregory)

Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, April 23
   8:30 am  Robert Styslinger (Styslinger Family)

Thursday within the Octave of Easter, April 24
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday within the Octave of Easter, April 25
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday within the Octave of Easter, April 26
   9:00 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Saturday, Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, April 26
   5:00 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter, April 27
   7:30 am  Noonan Family (Marjorie Ladley)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Mary Bozik (Miketic 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                                             

April 13, 2014

THIS WEEK IN LENT
      Confessions this week are on Saturday morning at 9:30 am.  Consider participating at a weekday Mass.  Check this bulletin for Mass Schedule.  there are no Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

THE SACRED TRIDUUM
      This Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. It is the beginning of Holy Week, which ends with the Sacred Triduum.  "Triduum" comes from the Latin for "three days." The days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Each of the days begins at sunset on the night before, as the most important liturgical feasts do.  They feature the three most solemn liturgies of the church year:  the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, and the Easter Vigil during the night of Holy Saturday. Plan to be part of these liturgies and immerse yourself in this holy time. Don't let them pass by without you.  Creighton University's Online Ministries has guides available to help you prepare for the Holy Week liturgies.  Find them here: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/holyweek2.html.

FAREWELL EVENTS FOR FR. KEN
      Help us to send Fr. Ken into his retirement with thanks and good wishes from his St. Scholastica parish family!  We are planning several events on Fr. Ken's last weekend, April 26-27. They will be--at Fr. Ken's request--simple affairs.
      After the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, April 26, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the Pastoral Center. Although anyone is welcome, this event is intended more for adults.  If you wish to attend the Saturday reception, please inform parish secretary Pat Wolfson at 412-781-0186 ext. 10 or by email here by Easter Monday, April 21, so that we have an idea how many people will attend.
      On Sunday, April 27, after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses, there will be receptions with coffee and cake/doughnuts in the Pastoral Center. Although anyone is welcome, these events would be especially appropriate for families with young children. No response is necessary for the Sunday events.
      If you would like to share thoughts and wishes with Fr. Ken, there will be a card box available in the Pastoral Center at each of the events.

RCIA UPDATE
      In recent weeks, Mara Baginski has continued her preparation to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.  In mid-March, she was sent from our parish to be received by Bishop Zubik at a Rite of Continuing Conversion at St. Paul Cathedral.  More recently, she has participated in the parish retreat with her sponsor, Patti McCaffrey.  Mara will be received into full communion at the Easter Vigil.  She will make a profession of faith, be confirmed, and receive Eucharist for the first time.
      Jeffrey Witte, meanwhile, has continued his preparation for baptism.  He has, with his wife and sponsor Sandy, met with the RCIA team, participated in the retreat, and taken part in a number of other preparatory rituals this Lent.  He will be baptized and confirmed at the Vigil, and receive Eucharist along with Mara.
      Please pray for Mara, Jeffrey and their sponsors and be present, if you can, to welcome them into our Catholic community at the Vigil on Holy Saturday evening.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Lent is a time to change direction, to respond to the reality of evil and poverty.                            --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:
      A short time ago I wrote about a young couple and their three-year-old boy Wahid. Having no furniture, no furnishings, no food and no money, though diligently seeking employment, they came to our line and waited until near midnight when I was able to speak with them.  With God at the helm and the efforts of ten families, a week and a half later we were able to transform a barren apartment into their first real home.
      I had related the fact that, with the exception of one tiny toy, Wahid never had toys of his own.  So when I gave him toys, including a "talking" riding car, purchased by a generous volunteer, his excitement was something we will never forget, and we would like to share that moment with you by letting you view a couple of pictures which you will find online at the parish blog here and in the back of the church by our bins.  This week I will let Wahid's pictures express our gratitude to all who continue to support our efforts.
      Weekly we bring a van full of groceries downtown to help families who have only sufficient funds to pay for their rent and utilities, but have nothing left for food.  The majority of these people are single moms who have walked to our line from great distances but, without a bus pass, would have to walk home carrying two heavy bags of groceries. (Generally, these mothers have their children with them.) So we, quite often, help them with a bus pass.
      With the warmer weather, our lines are quickly growing.  The result is a much greater need for Port Authority ConnectCards.  Thank you.
                                                            Yours in Christ,
                                                            Nancy

Help Needed!
      Nancy requests the following items:
         • Port Authority ConnectCards ($2.50 on each card—available at Giant Eagle);
         • men's walking shoes or sneakers in good condition, sizes 10 and up;
         • washcloths and large bath towels;
         • men's underwear, size S;
         • adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags.
      Food items that are needed include:
         • spaghetti;
         • canned stew or chili;
         • macaroni and cheese;
         • hamburger helper;
         • 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 overload bags.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, MOVIE & MEAL
      The Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to see "Noah" at the Waterworks Cinema on Monday, April 14 at 3:00 pm.  $5 plus free popcorn.  Movie runs 2 hours and 25 minutes.  Join us afterwards, for dinner and discussion if you wish.  Dinner place TBD that day.  Please RSVP to Sherry Schaffer 412-728-5983.   We hope to see you and all newcomers for Lenten fellowship!

ALTAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
      As you know, during Lent we have no flower arrangements in the sanctuary. However, during the Easter season and summer we usually have a flower arrangement in front of the altar. If you would like to honor someone (birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person. Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates, please call the parish office: 412-781-0186, ext. 10.                          

2014 MASS INTENTIONS
      Mass Intentions are still available for 2014.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

YOUTH MINISTRY
      The Youth Ministry is planning a trip to Sky Zone on Tuesday, April 15.  All teens are welcome.  RSVP to jamiedillon@comcast.net.

ANNUAL 5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
      Saturday, April 26 is our annual 5k Family Fun Run/Walk at Hartwood Acres.  It begins at 10:00 am.  Cost is $15 per person.  Strollers and pets welcome.  Food and Prizes!  All proceeds benefit our mission trip.

GOOD FRIDAY: ADORATION OF THE CROSS
      This is not a time to rush or be efficient. This is our time on Good Friday to be present to the moment and to put our heart into our adoration of the wood on which Christ died for our salvation. We express our love and gratitude by touching the cross, kissing it, or bowing to it, whatever best expresses our devotion.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 13, 2014
Sunday: Mt 21:1-11/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mt 26:14--27:66 or 27:11-54
Monday: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
Thursday--Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3ab, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
                 Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1  Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Friday: Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
Saturday--Easter Vigil: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mt 28:1-10
Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10 or Lk 24:13-35

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will be closed Holy Week, April 14-20. 2014

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either. Right now you can apply for OSTC since there is $20,000,000 available.  The critical date coming up for new EITC  applications is July 1, 2014  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

PASSION ACCOUNTS & ANTI-JUDAISM
     On Palm Sunday and Good Friday this year, we hear the Passion accounts of Matthew and John.  As it happens, these two Gospels contain passages that have caused a great deal of trouble in relations between Christians and Jews.  For a brief discussion of how these passages came to be written, their terrible consequences, and what we can learn from them as we interpret the Scriptures, see our parish blog, "Holy Conversation," available here.

REST IN PEACE
      Please pray for the repose of the souls of Betty Gloeckler, Gloria Greco and Kathleen Toole.

MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, Vigil of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 12
   5:00 pm  Joanne D. Vey (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 13
   7:30 am  Frances Maher (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Stephen Miketic (Miketic Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Monday, Monday of Holy Week, April 14
   8:30 am  Rev. Henry McAnulty C.S.S.P. (Carol & Manny Gonzalez)

Tuesday, Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15
   8:30 am  Randall Russell Sr. (Newell Family)

Wednesday, Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16
   8:30 am  Joshua Akanowicz (Akanowicz Family)

Thursday, Thursday of Holy Week,  April 17
   7:30 pm  Mass of the Lord's Supper

Friday, Friday of the Passion of the Lord, April 18
   Noon  Prayerful Silence
   1:30 pm  Good Friday Service

Saturday, Vigil of Easter, April 19
   8:30 pm  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 20
   7:30 am  Tom & Alice Kotchey (Strahler Family)
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   9:00 am  Caarol Kline (Son, Christopher Kline)
       Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White
   11:00 am  Joseph Costa & Rosalia Costa-Clarke (Antonietta Costa & 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                                   

April 6, 2014

THIS WEEK IN LENT
      Confessions this week are on Saturday morning at 9:30 am.  Stations of the Cross are on Friday evening at 7:00 pm.  Consider participating at a weekday Mass.  Check this bulletin for the Mass Schedule.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
      I  must apologize to the parents and children who were looking for the Children's Liturgy of the Word at last Sunday's 9:00 Mass. I became preoccupied with last-minute preparations and missed the appropriate time to begin.  We assure parents that the Children's Liturgy will continue at the 9:00 Sunday Mass into May.
                                                                               -Andy Bechman  
DIAPER DRIVE
      Diaper Drive collection this weekend!   Please bring packages of baby diapers and wipes for donation to the Pastoral Center by Noon on Sunday, April 6.  All brands and sizes are welcome.

ST. MONICA SOCIETY
      The St. Monica Committee will meet next Saturday, April 12, at 9:30 am in the Pastoral Center.  All are welcome to join us for coffee and prayers as we write Easter cards for our shut in parishioners.  If you have a family member or friend who could use a card please call Mary Catherine Scanlon at 412-781-6550.

CPR TRAINING COURSE
      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.

RCIA—THE SCRUTINIES  CONCLUDE
        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 11:00 am liturgy, we observe the last of the scrutinies for Jeffrey Witte. Please pray for Jeffrey and for Mara Baginski, who is preparing to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.  We invite you to show your support for Mara and Jeffrey by participating in the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. It is at the same time the most solemn and most joyful of liturgies—the highlight of the Church's year!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, MOVIE & MEAL
      The Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to see "Noah" at the Waterworks Cinema on Monday, April 14, at 3:00 pm.  $5 plus free popcorn.  Movie runs 2 hours and 25 minutes.  Join us afterwards, for dinner and discussion if you wish.  Dinner place TBD that day.  Please RSVP to Sherry Schaffer 412-728-5983.   We hope to see you and all newcomers for Lenten fellowship!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
All of us who are baptized are missionary disciples. We are called to become a living Gospel in the world.                                           --Pope Francis

Easter Egg Hunt
      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).  Easter candy would also be appreciated. Please leave Easter donations by Wednesday, April 9.

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:
      • men's walking shoes or sneakers in good condition, sizes 10-15;
      • washcloths and large bath towels;
      • men's underwear, size S;
      • adult-sized backpacks and duffel bags.
      Food items that are needed include:
      • canned vegetables;
      • canned beef stew;
      • instant potatoes;
      • peanut butter;
      • breakfast bars;
      • fruit or pudding cups.
These groceries go to poor families and to people living in shelters.

Thank you!
      If you have donated ConnectCards or McDonald's gift cards, Nancy wants you to know how important your gifts have been.  Recently, she met a "lovely young couple" who are expecting their first child—and are without a home.  The young lady found a doctor willing to do a sonogram for her, but they had no way to get to the doctor's office.  Nancy was able to provide ConnectCards for the bus trip and McDonald's cards so that they could eat along the way.  Your generosity matters!

A Reminder
      Please do not leave donations that are inappropriate for our ministry to poor and homeless persons.  If you are cleaning out a closet, please only give Nancy items that she has requested.  Please take other clothing donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop in Sharpsburg.
      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 overload bags.
      Thank you for your generosity!

PET THERAPY
      Pet therapy is this Tuesday, April 8, at 4:00 pm at the Aspinwall VA.

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 until 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.

HOSANNA AT STAGE AE
      Hosanna 2014 is almost here!  All teen are invited to join us at Stage AE for this exceptional Palm Sunday event concluding with mass with Bishop Zubic.  Contact Jamie Dillon asap to reserve your ticket.

FISH FRY!
      Please join us for our second fish fry, to be held Friday, April 11. Come early to enjoy fried and baked fish dinners and sandwiches, homemade pierogis and macaroni and cheese, assorted side dishes and desserts. Word is catching on that this is the best fish fry around so be sure to get there early! All proceeds benefit our school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
      Join us for a Spaghetti dinner this 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.

APPALACHIA HOUSE FUNDRAISER
      This weekend is the final week for the Appalachia House fund raiser.  Please return envelopes this week.  Thank you for your support.

ALTAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
      As you know, during Lent we have no flower arrangements in the sanctuary. However, during the Easter season and summer we usually have a flower arrangement in front of the altar. If you would like to honor someone (birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death, etc.) a donation of $50.00 or more will dedicate the altar arrangement for that person. Also, we will publish that person's name in the bulletin for that week. For information and available dates, please call the parish office:  412-781-0186, ext. 10.                              

2014 MASS INTENTIONS
      Mass Intentions are still available for 2014.  Special requests will be considered for 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary Masses requested during the regularly scheduled Mass times.  The donation for Masses, as mandated by the Diocese, remains at $10.00 each. For information and available dates, please call the parish office, 412-781-0186, ext. 10.

YOUTH MINISTRY
      The Youth Ministry is planning a trip to Sky Zone on Tuesday, April 15.  All teens are welcome.  RSVP to jamiedillon@comcast.net.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK: APRIL 6, 2014
Sunday: Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62/Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95/Jn 8:31-42
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9/Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-56
Next Sunday: Mt 21:1-11/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mt 26:14--27:66 or 27:11-54

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT CONTINUES APRIL 10
      The second session of our parish retreat continues this Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Duch Pastoral Center.  Even if you were unable to attend last week's program, please feel free to come and learn how to "fast from fear and other habits that crowd Christ out."  Join counselor and retreat facilitator  Eileen Colianni, M.S. Ed., 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 retreat is sponsored by the Aquinas Guild.

PARISH OFFICE
      The Parish Office will be closed Holy Week, April 14-20. 2014

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
      Help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school.  You can divert your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to newpa.com and register with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).  Click on single application, upper right corner.  Once you create a user name and password you are permanently  registered.  Apply as a for profit entity.  Once you submit, a new application will come up for EITC or OSTC.  You can apply for either. Right now you can apply for OSTC since there is $20,000,000 available.  The critical date coming up for new EITC  applications is July 1, 2014  This is the date you apply for your tax credit.  Please call Dr. Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

VOTER REGISTRATION
      We will have voter registration this 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.

FAMILY HOUSE MEAL
      Family House Meal this Wednesday, April 9, at 4:15 pm.  Contact Jamie Dillon if you are interested.

MASS INTENTIONS
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. James Torquato
   11:00 am  Suzanne Rosado (Scanlon Family)
       Presider:  Fr. James Torquato

Monday, Lenten Weekday, April 7
   8:30 am  Lawrence Macino (Tish Marsico)

Tuesday, Lenten Weekday, April 8
   8:30 am  Birthday, Katherine Arturo (Renee Arturo)

Wednesday, Lenten Weekday, April 9
   8:30 am  John Stafford (Lawrence & Joan Ferlan)

Thursday, Lenten Weekday,  April 10
    8:30 am  COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, Lenten Weekday, April 11
   8:30 am  Dolly Giovannetti (Bill & Kathleen Gavlak)

Saturday, Lenten Weekday, April 12
   9:00 am  Owen Pieper (Kim Pieper)

Saturday, Vigil of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 12
   5:00 pm  Joanne D. Vey (Dr. E. Kenneth Vey)
      Presider:  Fr. Kenneth White

Sunday, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 13
   7:30 am  Frances Maher (Mary Ellen & Jack Maher)
       Presider:  Fr. Robert Duch
   9:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
       Presider:  Fr. Sean Hogan
   11:00 am  Stephen Miketic (Miketic 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