June 29, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   As we say in the Liturgy, 'it is right and just' that we give all honor
and praise to the Lord Jesus! He is our divine Lord and Savior, our eternal
brother and loving friend.
   It's also important that we remember and remain close to all of the holy
ones who are Jesus family and closest companions! It's very good that we
remain close to the Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus who is the Son of
God. It is also very good that we remain close to Saint Joseph and all
those who were a part of Jesus' earthly life.
   Likewise, it is of tremendous benefit to us that we walk closely and
share our lives with all the saints, martyrs, and holy ones who are united
with Jesus in the heavenly Kingdom. They are with God, and they remain close
to all of us who are their fellow believers and followers of the Lord. The
Saints, including Peter and Paul, continue to pray for us and guide us and
intercede for us. They are of great benefit to all the Church and to each
of us who are baptized into the Lord.
   As we honor Saint Peter and Saint Paul this Sunday, may we always be
close to these great Apostles of the Lord, and may we ask their help in
making our own journey to everlasting glory in the heavenly company of all
the Lord's Saints. God bless!
                                       — Father Jim Torquato

BE AN APOSTLE FOR THE LORD!
   In our Confirmation, we become apostles of the Lord Jesus and of the
Gospel. You can live your mission as an apostle by inviting others to
return to Jesus and to join us in Church and in the Eucharist every Sunday!

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
   Saint Scholastica Parish (and every Catholic parish community) is a
local community of disciples dedicated to and living the life of Jesus of
Nazareth. We consider Jesus to be our Lord and God who has redeemed
humanity and who offers us an eternal communion of life with God !
   We believe and live our Catholic Christian faith and life in this parish
community along with other believing families and individuals. We share
life with one another, and we offer our support to this community so that
our parish will continue to thrive, to proclaim the Gospel, and to hand on
our faith and life to many future generations.
   Your participation and support are most important and are appreciated by
the pastor, our staff, and all in our Saint Scholastica Parish community!
Please continue to participate each Sunday in our Liturgy and in all the
aspects and programs of our parish life! Please continue your regular and
constant support of our parish so that we will continue to be the presence
of God here and build the Kingdom in our local area! Thank you all very
much!

FULFILLING YOUR PLEDGE FOR THE "CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE"
   Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and Bishop David Zubik and our own
parish are very, very grateful to all of our families and members who made
pledges and donations to the Bishop's "Campaign for the Church Alive" last
year! Thanks to all of our contributors, the Diocese and our own parish
will greatly benefit from your generosity. Please continue to fulfill
your pledges, and soon enough, all the good work that has been planned will
be accomplished!
   If you'd like to make new contributions to this diocesan effort, your
help will be most appreciated. Contact our parish office for information or
to ask any questions!

JUNE 29 ADULT FAITH REFLECTIONS
   Beginning this week, we'll be including thoughts on our faith for adults
provided by Mr. Andrew Bechman. Today, we begin by looking at our Catholic
understanding of the Bible and our approach to the living Word of God.
   "Comprehensible, but never fully comprehended!" 
   As the leader of the Church at the end of the sixth century A.D., Pope Saint Gregory the Great wrote that the Scriptures (the Bible) are waters in which lambs may wade and elephants may swim!
   A beginner can read the four Gospels and grasp the essential meaning of
Jesus' story (a lamb can wade). At the same time, Scripture scholars can
devote decades to the study of one Gospel or another book of the Bible
without ever feeling that they've understood all there is to understand
(elephants swim).
   This is the nature of any classic literary piece or work of art — we
never get to the bottom of the work. As we approach the Scriptures, we
first recognize that all of us have limited knowledge but that we can help
each other to explore and understand the Bible. God bless!

MOVING AHEAD WITH OUR IMPROVEMENTS
   Hopefully you've noticed some projects taking place since the end of
April. The Pastoral Center and the parish offices are being repainted and
refurbished. In addition, our emergency monitors will be upgraded by State
Security of Verona, and additional video surveillance cameras will be added
throughout the parish property.
   As the summer continues, additional cleaning and refurbishing will take
place throughout the parish property. Your continued generosity to Saint
Scholastica Parish will make possible these and many improvements still to
come this year and during the years ahead. Thank you all!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
   This Summer, we encourage all of our parish members to invite your
friends and neighbors to enter the Church if they are not Catholic
Christians or are not yet baptized. There are many men and women who are
interested in the Lord Jesus and in the community of the Church. Many of
them are simply waiting to be welcomed to join us in our faith, in our
Catholic community, and in the Kingdom of God. We are accepting inquiries
now for our Adult Catholic Initiation process. Any interested individual or
family is welcome to contact our parish office in the coming weeks to begin
inquiring of us and walking with Jesus!

Lord Jesus, share with us the fullness of your life!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

WELCOME BACK FROM APPALACHIA!
   Our Appalachia Mission Trip is now completed. Fifty students as well as
27 adult supervisors traveled to West Virginia this past week, These
students and adults were engaged in a week of service and catechesis and
prayer that they shared with the people of that region who were glad to
receive many helping hands and support!
   We thank our coordinators and our chaperones as well as our young
students for embarking on this Mission Trip and bringing the Good News and
the goodness of the Lord to so many people in need! God bless you for your
service!

'CAMP HELPING HAND' IS COMING IN JULY
   Register your middle school student for Camp Helping Hand July 8-10,
from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This camp introduces young students to a variety of
community service activities in the local area. The cost is $10 per person.
Contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net before Tuesday, July
1 for information and registration!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
   Don't wait any longer. Please register your child now for our parish
Religious Education/ CCD Program which begins Sunday, September 14. You can register online at the Parish website www.saintscholastica.com. Click on the Education tab at the top, and click the link for Elementary Religious Education. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie
Dillon if you have questions.

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY AT KENNYWOOD
   Our Diocesan Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood Park is Tuesday, July 8.
This is open to any middle school or high school youth. Tickets are $25 per
person. If you would like to attend or for more information, please
contact meredithtroyan102@yahoo.com by tomorrow, June 30.

MORE PARISH YOUTH ACTIVITIES
   On Friday, July 18, our Youth Ministry will take middle school and high
school students and your families to the Pirates Game at PNC Park. The cost
is $35 per person. Also, on Monday, July 21, students are invited to the
Sandcastle Water Park. The cost is $20. Contact jamiedillon@comcast.net
for further information!

OUR AUGUST PARISH BLOOD COLLECTION
   It's time to roll up your sleeve and donate blood! On Sunday, August 3,
from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., our parish will hold a Blood Collection for
the Central Blood Bank. Your donation will benefit those who have an
accident or an emergency or surgery or a serious illness. To set your
appointment, call Mary Catherine Scanlon (412-781-6550) or visit
centralbloodbank.org and use sponsor code G0040167. Your donation will be
greatly appreciated!

BEST WISHES FOR JULY 4th!
   This Friday, our nation and all of us will celebrate the independence
of the United States of America that began in 1776! As we recall our
history and the many blessings that we've received as a nation, you're
invited to the 8:30 a.m. Liturgy on July 4 to give thanks to God our Creator
and our Lord for the life, freedom, and gracious blessings that we have all
received as Americans! Come and join us!

ALTAR FLOWERS DONATED THIS WEEK
   This week, the flowers at the church altar have been donated in honor of
the 60th Wedding Anniversary of M/M Regis and Mary Lou Wessell! Congratulations!

HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
   The next meeting of our parish's Haiti Committee will be held this
Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Center. Come and help us help
assist the people of the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. All are
welcome!

OUR PARISH MOTORCOACH FOR THE OCTOBER 4th DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
   On Saturday, October 4, we will join more than one thousand local
Catholics for the biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Our Diocesan Bishops have
been leading this diocesan pilgrimage for more than 20 years as a special
day of prayer and as a way to introduce more of our Church members and
families to this amazing and beautiful Shrine built by the Catholics of the
United States to honor Mary, the Mother of God.
   Led by Father Torquato, our bus will depart early on October 4. We
will have an opportunity to tour the National Shrine and the nearby Saint
John Paul II Center. We will celebrate the Sunday Liturgy with Bishop
Zubik, and then we will return home that same night. There are 52 seats
available. Thanks to a parish subsidy, the donation is only $25 per person,
and a boxed dinner will be served on the bus during the trip back to
Pittsburgh. To reserve a seat, please call the parish office this week!
Join us!

COMMIT NOW TO JOIN ONE OF OUR CHOIRS!
   Become a music minister in one of our two choirs — either at 9:00 am
choir or at 11:00 am. Both choirs will begin their rehearsing and singing
again in early September.
   Since each volunteer needs to register in the Diocesan Safe Environment
Program before actively participating, summer is a great time to complete
this requirement. The process takes less than three hours total.
   During July, please visit, email, or call Sister Pat Baker, CDP to
express your interest in becoming a choir member. Both groups have plenty
of seats available for new high school and adult members. Thank you very
much!

LITURGY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
This Sunday:  Acts 12:1-11/ 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18/Matthew 16:13-19
Monday:  Amos 2:6-10, 13-16/ Matthew 8:18-22
Tuesday: Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12/ Matthew 8:23-27
Wednesday: Amos 5:14-15, 21-24/ Matthew 8:28-34
Thursday: Ephesians 2:19-22/ John 20:24-29
Friday: Isaiah 57:15-19/ Philippians 4:6-9/ John 14:23-29
Saturday: Amos 9: 11-15/ Matthew 9:14-17
Next Sunday: Zechariah 9:9-10/ Romans 8:9, 11-13/Matthew 11:25-30

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, June 30 — The First Martyrs of Rome
   8:30 am   Paul Logue (Peggy Friday & Family)

Tuesday, July 1—Blessed Junipero Serra, priest
   8:30 am   Thomas & Jeanne Modany (Bill & Ann Marie Kiszka)

Wednesday, July 2
   8:30 am  Birthday, Rose Marie Boley (Children)

Thursday, July 3 — Saint Thomas, apostle
   8:30 am Maher & Williams Family (Mary Ellen Maher)

Friday, July 4 — Independence Day
   8:30 am  Anniv., Franklin Conflenti (Evelyn)

Saturday, July 5 — Saint Elizabeth of Portugal
   9:00 am …Respect Life Committee

   5:00 pm …Alfonso Lopardo (Antoinetta Costa & Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, July 6—Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   9:00 am  Anton Bozik (Miketic Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   11:00 am …Frank Skowron (children & grandchildren)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR
   For up-to-date information on donations requested for poor and homeless
people, see our parish website, www.saintscholastica.com. Click
"Stewardship Corner" in the Quick Links box to see the latest requests.
Donations may be left in the bins in the main entrance of church.

DIOCESAN VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
   Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offers a toll-free hotline for anyone needing to report abuse. The Victim's Assistance Hotline is 1-888-808-1235.

EXPLORING A VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
   Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is hosting a multi-day event for
young men in high school and recent high school graduates who are interested
in discerning a call to serve in the diocesan priesthood. This event, call
"Quo Vadis Days," will be held at the Bishop Connare Center in Greensburg
from July 13-16 and will be filled with fun activities, meals, prayer,
presentations, discernment, and the Liturgy. If you'd like to participate,
please visit www.pghpriest.com. Transportation will be provided, and the
donation for this event is $50. Scholarships will be available. Register
soon!

NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL

ENROLL NOW IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy continues to accept
registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for grades K-8. Please call
Mrs. Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) to schedule a visit and a tour of the
school. The school office will be open most weekdays in June from
9:00am-1:00pm. Before stopping by the school, please call the school office
to ask if the staff will be available that day. Thank you!

OUR NEW PRINCIPAL SEARCH
   Guided by the Schools Office of our Catholic Diocese, our process for
selecting a new CDTCA Principal has made significant progress. As soon as
the Selection Committee and Father Torquato select a Principal from among the many fine applicants, we are required to ask the Bishop to accept our selection. Afterward we will finalize our agreement with the new Principal. Then, we will inform our parish and our school families and welcome the new CDTCA Principal. Many thanks to our fine Selection Committee and to the school and parish communities for your support and your patience during this process!

WELCOMING OTHERS TO ENROLL IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Please know that your promotion of Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic
Academy among your children, your relatives, your friends, and your neighbors is truly most welcome. Our parish and regional Catholic elementary school provides both
daily faith formation and an education of the highest quality. Many families and students will certainly appreciate learning of our school from you and from all in our Saint Scholastica community! Please share the good news about CDTCA with as many as you can. If you'd like information from and about the school, please contact Mrs. Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) this Summer.

ATTENTION PARISH BUSINESS OWNERS
   You can help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school by diverting your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance. Go to www.newpa.com and register with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). 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. Ron Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for information.

CONSIDER ONLINE GIVING!
   Our Online Giving system makes it easy to support our parish community
wherever you are! There are many benefits for the parish and for members who choose to give online. These benefits include: no need to write checks; give even if you are unable to attend the Sunday Liturgy here; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted.
   We ask that you prayerfully consider Online Giving. If you would like to enroll, please visit www.saintscholastica.wegather.com, click on the "Giving" tab and look for the "Recurring Transactions" icon. If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, call our staff member Christine Morton at the parish office this week (412-781-0186, ext. 24).

June 22, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
      As we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord this Sunday, we remember that in giving his life on the Cross, Jesus established for us an eternal and unbreakable New Covenant between humanity and God the Father!
      Beginning with Noah and the Abraham and Moses, each Covenant established between God and his people was meant to be a perpetual bond. Ancient covenants were broken, and so Jesus of Nazareth, the very Son of God, came to establish a new and final Covenant with the Father on our behalf. Like all the previous covenants, this New Covenant was to be sealed by the blood of a lamb, that is, the blood of the very Son of God!
      Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, we celebrate the new Covenant, and from each Eucharist, we receive the Body and the Blood of the Lord Jesus as the sign of, the promise of, and our own share in this new and eternal covenant!
      May we always cherish and appreciate this extraordinary gift from the Lord Jesus. It is the sign of the eternal Covenant. It is likewise our share in the divine covenant, and it is our true participation in the very life of Christ Jesus who unites us with God now and forever. God bless!
                                                            — Father Jim Torquato

WELCOMING OUR NEWEST STAFF MEMBER
      On July 1, our parish will welcome Miss Meredith Troyan as our full time Assistant Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Meredith is a life long parish member (along with her family) and has been active in our Religious Education Program and Youth Ministry for many years. In recent years, Meredith has assisted with our programs on a part time basis.
      Because our Religious Education and Youth Ministry continue to grow, the decision was made to hire Meredith as a full time assistant to Mrs. Jamie Dillon. We’re both grateful and fortunate to be welcoming Meredith Troyan to our parish staff, and we know that our parish and our youth and families will truly be blessed by her ministry and her support!  Welcome, Meredith, and may the Lord bless you and our entire community in the years ahead!

MOVING AHEAD WITH OUR IMPROVEMENTS
      Hopefully you’ve noticed some projects taking place in recent weeks. The Pastoral Center and the parish offices are being repainted and refurbished. In addition, our emergency monitors will be upgraded by State Security of Verona, and additional video surveillance cameras will be added throughout the parish property. With this upgrade, our parish monitors will be overseen by State Security which provides these same services for all diocesan properties and most parish properties within the Diocese.
      As the summer continues, additional cleaning and refurbishing will take place throughout the parish property. Your continued generosity to Saint Scholastica Parish will make possible these and many improvements still to come this year and during the years ahead. Thank you!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
      This Summer, we encourage all of our parish members to invite your friends and neighbors to enter the Church if they are not Catholic Christians or are not yet baptized. There are many men and women who are interested in the Lord Jesus and in the community of the Church. Many of them are simply waiting to be welcomed to join us in our faith, in our Catholic community, and in the Kingdom of God.  We are accepting inquiries now for our Adult Catholic Initiation process. Any interested individual or family is welcome to contact our parish office in the coming weeks to begin inquiring of us and walking with Jesus!

THE BISHOP’S CALL FOR MORE DEACONS
      Before June 30, Bishop David Zubik is asking to hear from any adult man of our parish who is interested in becoming an ordained Deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. There is information at the church doors and the parish office as well as on the Diocesan internet site— www.diopitt.org.  See the brochures entitled “Do you have a heart for others?” All basic information and requirements are explained in the brochures.
      The formation program is scheduled to be conducted from 2015—2020 prior to the ordination of the new class of deacons. You may contact the Deacon Formation Program at deacons@diopitt.org or 412-456-3124. If you’re interested, please pray and think about this calling and this opportunity to serve the Lord’s people in this ancient Catholic Christian ministry!

BE AN APOSTLE FOR THE LORD!
      In our Confirmation, we become apostles of the Lord Jesus and of the Gospel. You can live your mission as an apostle by inviting others to return to Jesus and to join us in Church and in the Eucharist every Sunday!

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
      Saint Scholastica Parish (and every Catholic parish community) is a local community of disciples dedicated to and living the life of Jesus of Nazareth. We consider Jesus to be our Lord and God who has redeemed humanity and who offers us an eternal communion of life with God!
      We believe and live our Catholic Christian faith and life in this parish community along with other believing families and individuals. We share life with one another, and we offer our support to this community so that our parish will continue to thrive, to proclaim the Gospel, and to hand on our faith and life to many future generations.
      Your participation and support are most important and appreciated by the pastor, our staff, and all in our Saint Scholastica Parish community! Please continue to participate each Sunday in our Liturgy and in all the aspects and programs of our parish life! Please continue your regular and constant support of our parish so that we will continue to be the presence of God here and build the Kingdom in our local area! Thank you all very much!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
HEADING OFF TO SERVE IN APPALACHIA
      Our Appalachia Mission Trip begins this Sunday. Fifty students and 27 adult supervisors will be traveling to West Virginia this Sunday morning, June 22 for their one week Mission service. Thank you all for your financial assistance and your continued support. Also, thanks to all who are going on this Mission. Please keep all of our participants in your prayers this week.

‘CAMP HELPING HAND’ IS COMING IN JULY
      Don’t forget!  Register your middle school student for Camp Helping Hand July 8-10, from 9:00am - 2:00pm. This camp introduces young students to a variety of community service activities in the local area. The cost is $10 per person. Contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net before July 1 for information and registration!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
      Don’t wait any longer.  Please register your child now for our parish Religious Education/ CCD Program which begins Sunday, September 14. You can register online at the Parish website www.saintscholastica.com.  Click on the Education tab at the top, and click the link for Elementary Religious Education. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.

CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY AT KENNYWOOD
      Our Diocesan Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood Park is Tuesday, July 8. This is open to any middle school or high school youth. Tickets are $25 per person. If you would like to attend or for more information, please contact meredithtroyan102@yahoo.com before June 30.

COMMIT NOW TO JOIN ONE OF OUR CHOIRS!
      Now is the best time to become a music minister by joining one of our two choirs — either the 9:00 am choir or the 11:00 am choir. Both choirs will begin their rehearsing and singing again in early September.
      Since each volunteer needs to register in the Diocesan Safe Environment Program before actively participating, summer is a great time to complete this requirement. The process takes less than three hours total.
      During June or July, please visit, email, or call Sister Pat Baker, CDP at the parish offices to sign up or to express your personal interest in becoming a choir member. Both groups have plenty of seats available for new high school and adult members. Thank you very much!

OUR PARISH MOTORCOACH FOR THE OCTOBER 4th DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
      On Saturday, October 4, we will join more than one thousand local Catholics for the biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Our Diocesan Bishops have been leading this diocesan pilgrimage for more than 20 years as a special day of prayer and as a way to introduce more of our Church members and families to this amazing and beautiful Shrine built by the Catholics of the United States to honor Mary, the Mother of God.
      Led by Father Torquato, our bus will depart early on October 4. We will have an opportunity to tour the National Shrine and the nearby Saint John Paul II Center. We will celebrate the Sunday Liturgy with Bishop Zubik, and then we will return home that same night. There are 52 seats available. Thanks to a parish subsidy, the donation is only $25 per person, and a boxed dinner will be served on the bus during the trip back to Pittsburgh. To reserve a seat, please call the parish office this week!

EXPLORING A VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
      Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is hosting a multi-day event for young men in high school and recent high school graduates who are interested in discerning a call to serve in the diocesan priesthood. This event, call “Quo Vadis Days,” will be held at the Bishop Connare Center in Greensburg from July 13-16 and will be filled with fun activities, meals, prayer, presentations, discernment, and the Liturgy. If you’d like to participate, please visit www.pghpriest.com. Transportation will be provided, and the donation for this event is $50. Scholarships will be available. Register soon!

ENJOY THIS SUMMER, AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPORT OUR PARISH COMMNUITY!
      Enjoy all your travels and recreation this Summer! Please be sure to participate in the Liturgy every Sunday, and please remember to support our parish financially throughout the months ahead. Thank you very much!

CONSIDER ONLINE GIVING!
      What is the best way to support your parish even when you go away? Our Online Giving system makes it easy! There are many benefits for the parish and for members who choose to give online. Some of the benefits for our members include: no need to write checks; give even if you are unable to attend the Sunday Liturgy here; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted.
      Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so. However, we ask that you prayerfully consider Online Giving. If you would like to enroll, please visit www.saintscholastica.wegather.com. If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, call Christine Morton at 412-781-0186, ext. 24.

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR
      For up-to-date information on donations requested for poor and homeless people, see our parish website, www.saintscholastica.com. Click “Stewardship Corner” in the Quick Links box to see the latest requests. Donations may be left in the bins in the main entrance of church.

DIOCESAN VICTIM’S ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
      Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offers a toll-free hotline for anyone needing to report abuse. The Victim's Assistance Hotline is 1-888-808-1235.

NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL
ENROLL NOW IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy continues to accept registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for grades K-8. Please call Mrs. Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) to schedule a visit and a tour of the school.  The school office will be open most weekdays in June from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. Before stopping by the school, please call the school office to ask if the staff will be available that day. Thank you!

OUR PRINCIPAL SEARCH
      Guided by the Schools Office of our Catholic Diocese, our initial interviews of new principal candidates is coming to a close. Second interviews will be conducted this coming week, and then the Selection Committee and Father Torquato will offer the Principal position to one of the applicants. We hope to welcome the new CDTCA Principal to our parish and to CDTCA before the end of June. Many thanks to our Selection Committee and to the school and parish communities for your support and your patience during this process.

WELCOMING OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO ENROLL IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
      Please know that your promotion of Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy among your children, your relatives, your friends, and your neighbors is truly most welcome. Our parish and regional Catholic elementary school provides both daily faith formation and an education of the highest quality. Many families and students will certainly appreciate learning of our school from you and from all in our Saint Scholastica community! Please share the good news about CDTCA with as many as you can. If you’d like information from and about the school, please contact Mrs. Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) this Summer.

ATTENTION PARISH BUSINESS OWNERS
      You can help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school by diverting your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance. Go to www.newpa.com and register with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). 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. Ron Bowes at 412- 456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for information.

OUR SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
Twelve years ago, the Catholic Church throughout the United States initiated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Every Catholic Diocese, parish, and school are required to make certain that ALL clergy, staff, ministers, and volunteers are cleared to serve in Church ministry.
      During this past decade, our Bishops, pastors, principals, and parish coordinators have been making every effort to make certain that the Safe Environment Program is 100% implemented. We will continue to make certain that we are compliant in every aspect and in every way. Your cooperation and participation are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

DAILY LITURGY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday: Deut.8:2-3,14-16/ 1 Cor 10:16-17/ John 6:51-58
Monday: 2 Kings 17:5-18/ Matthew 7:1-5
Tuesday: Isaiah 49:1-6/ Acts 13:22-26/ Luke 1:57-66, 80
Wednesday: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3/ Matthew 7:15-20
Thursday: 2 Kings 24:8-17/ Matthew 7:21-29
Friday: Deut 7:6-11/ 1 John 4:7-16/ Matthew 11:25-30
Saturday: Lamentations 2:2, 10-19/ Luke 2:41-51
Sunday: Acts 12:1-11/ 2 Timothy 4:6-18/ Matthew 16:13-19

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST’S INTENTION
Monday, June 23
8:30 am   Anniv., Clementine Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Tuesday, June 24—The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
8:30 am   Living & Deceased Members of the Ziegler Families (Family)

Wednesday, June 25
8:30 am   Thomas V. Kelsesky (Kelsesky Family)

Thursday, June 26
8:30 am  Frank Donnelly (Family)

Friday, June 27
8:30 am   Dorothy Rigatti (Patricia Rigatti)

Saturday, June 28—The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00 am  Regis and Mary Lou Wessell, 60th Wedding Anniversary
5:00 pm  Marion Borosa (Scanlon Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, June 29—Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
7:30 am   All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato
9:00 am  Ted Goodwin (Benckart Family)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp
11:00 am   Thomas V. Kelsesky (Kelsesky Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue,            Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Telephone 412-781-0186, ext. 10 Fax 412-781-4316
Internet site:  www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, DD

The Episcopal Vicar for Diocesan Region Four
Very Reverend Philip N. Farrell, VE

Pastor of the Parish
Reverend James R. Torquato   Ext. 10

Director of Music/ Bereavement Coordinator
Sister Patricia Baker, CDP   Ext. 17

Director of Adult Religious Education and R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, Med   Ext. 18

Parish Secretary—Bulletin—Safe Environment Program
Amy Condosta   Ext.10

Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, MS, MA, RRT   Ext. 20

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda     

Office Manager/ Parish Accountant
Christine Morton   Ext. 24

Assistant for the Religious Education Program
Gina Musser   Ext. 21

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue            Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Principal
Sister Dorothy Dolak SCN   (412)781-7927 

June 15, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   We make the Sign of the Cross many times each day. Whether we make this
holy gesture before our daily prayers, before our meal prayers, or in our
Sunday and weekday Liturgy, the Sign of the Cross is a visible and conscious
expression of our faith and our life of the Holy Trinity of God the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
   Whether we give much thought to this prayerful action or not, we are
expressing our faith in the Triune God and in the Cross and Resurrection of
the Lord each time we sign ourselves. We accept that One Almighty and all
loving God has brought all life into existence. In our unique Catholic
Christian faith, we also believe that God is a unity and a community of
three Divine Persons as revealed by Jesus of Nazareth, the only Divine Son
of God.
   This faith of ours in God as Trinity makes all the difference in the
world. This official and foundational truth of Christianity teaches us that
all reality, from the Divine to the human, is lived in a community of life
and love. Only a community can truly sustain life and love. The Divine
Trinity invites us to share in God's own life and love, and we are shown
that the fullness of our own lives is found primarily in a true community of
life and charity.
   As we celebrate the Holy Trinity this Sunday, may we cherish our faith
in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. May we live in the
fullness of God's life, and may we find the fullness of our lives in the
community of the Church and of our families which mirror the Divine life of
the Most Holy Trinity of God. God bless! — Father Jim Torquato

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
   Saint Scholastica Parish (and every Catholic parish community) is a
local community of disciples dedicated to and living in the life of Jesus of
Nazareth. We consider Jesus to be our Lord and God who has redeemed
humanity and who offers us an eternal communion of life with God !
   We believe and live our Catholic Christian faith and life in this local
parish community along with other believing families and individuals. We
share life with one another, and we offer our support to this community so
that our local parish will continue to thrive, to proclaim the Gospel, and
to hand on our faith and life to many future generations.
   Your participation and your support are most important and much
appreciated by the pastor, by our staff, and by all in our Saint Scholastica
Parish community! Please continue to participate each Sunday in our Liturgy
as well as in all the aspects and programs of our parish life! Please also
continue your regular and constant support of our parish so that we will
continue to be the presence of God here and build the Kingdom in our local
area! Thank you all very much!

BEST WISHES FOR FATHER'S DAY!
   This Sunday, our nation and our families are celebrating Father's Day to
thank and honor our dads. We extend best wishes for a good Father's Day to
all our fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, expectant fathers, adoptive
fathers, foster fathers, godfathers, and all men who share their life, love,
faith, and goodness with us all! May you know of our sincere gratitude, and
may the Lord bless you generously for your participation in your families,
in our lives, in your communities, and in the Church. God bless!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
   This Summer, we encourage all of our parish members to invite your
friends and neighbors to enter the Church if they are not Catholic
Christians or are not yet baptized. There are many men and women who are
interested in the Lord Jesus and in the community of the Church. Many of
them are simply waiting to be welcomed to join us in our faith, in our
Catholic community, and in the Kingdom of God. We are accepting inquiries
now for our Adult Catholic Initiation process. Any interested individual or
family is welcome to contact our parish office in the coming weeks to begin
inquiring of us and walking with Jesus!

THE BISHOP'S CALL FOR MORE DEACONS
   Before June 30, Bishop David Zubik is asking to hear from any adult man
of our parish who is interested in becoming an ordained Deacon of the
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. There is information at the church doors
and the parish office as well as on the Diocesan internet
site—www.diopitt.org. See the brochures entitled "Do you have a heart for
others?" All basic information and requirements are explained in the
brochures.
   The formation program is scheduled to be conducted from 2015—2020 prior
to the ordination of the new class of deacons. You may contact the Deacon
Formation Program at deacons@diopitt.org or 412-456-3124.
   If you're interested, please pray and think about this calling and this
opportunity to serve the Lord's people in this ancient Catholic Christian
ministry!

COMMIT NOW TO JOIN ONE OF OUR CHOIRS!
   Now is the best time to become a music minister by joining one of our
two choirs — either the 9:00am choir or the 11:00 am choir. Both choirs will
begin their rehearsing and singing again in early September.
   Since each volunteer needs to register in the Diocesan Safe Environment
Program before actively participating, summer is a great time to complete
this requirement. The process takes less than three hours total.
   During June or July, please visit, email, or call Sister Pat Baker, CDP
at the parish offices to sign up or to express your personal interest in
becoming a choir member. Both groups have plenty of seats available for new
high school and adult members. Thank you very much!

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Christ the Diving Teacher Catholic Academy continues to accept
registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for grades K-8. Please call
Mrs. Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) to schedule a visit and a tour of the
school. The school office will be open most weekdays in June from
9:00 am-1:00 pm. Before stopping by the school, please call the school office
to ask if the staff will be available that day. Thank you!

OUR NEW CDTCA PRINCIPAL SEARCH
   Guided by the Schools Office of our Catholic Diocese, our first
interviews of potential new principal candidates is coming to a close.
Second interviews will be conducted this coming week, and then the Selection
Committee and Father Torquato will offer the Principal position to one of
the applicants. We hope to welcome the new CDTCA Principal to our parish
and to CDTCA before the end of June. Many thanks to our Selection Committee
and to the school and parish communities for your support and your patience
during this important process.

WELCOMING OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO ENROLL IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Please know that your promotion of Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic
Academy among your children, your relatives, your friends, and your
neighbors is truly most welcome. Our parish and regional Catholic
elementary school provides both daily faith formation and an education of
the highest quality. Many families and students will certainly appreciate
learning of our school from you and from all in our Saint Scholastica
community! Please share the good news about CDTCA with as many as you can.
   If you'd like information from and about the school, please contact Mrs.
Traci Giuffre (412-781-7927) this Summer.

ATTENTION PARISH BUSINESS OWNERS
   You can help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school
by diverting your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance. Go
to www.newpa.com and register with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). 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. Ron Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

OUR SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
   Twelve years ago, the Catholic Church throughout the United States
initiated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in
response to incidents of sexual abuse in the Church and especially among
clergy and Religious. Every Catholic Diocese, parish, and school are
required to make certain that ALL clergy, staff, and volunteers are cleared
to serve in Church ministry.
   During this past decade, our Bishops, pastors, principals, and parish
coordinators have been making every effort to make certain that the Safe
Environment Program is 100% implemented. Your cooperation and participation are greatly appreciated! We will continue to make certain that we are compliant in every aspect and in every way.

ENJOY THIS SUMMER, AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR PARISH COMMUNITY!
   Enjoy all your travels and recreation this Summer. Please be sure to
participate in the Liturgy every Sunday, and please remember to support our
parish financially throughout the months ahead. Thank you very much!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THANKS!
   Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Vacation Bible School
a great success! More than 70 students participated, and there were
numerous youth and adult volunteers who made this past week's VBS enjoyable, worthwhile, prayerful, and memorable! Thank you much!

HEADING OFF TO SERVE IN APPALACHIA
   Our Appalachia Mission Trip is rapidly approaching. Numerous students
and adult supervisors will be traveling to West Virginia on Sunday, June 22, for
their one week Mission service. Thank you all for your financial
assistance. Also, thanks to all who are going on this Mission. Please keep
all of our participants in your prayers this month.

'CAMP HELPING HAND' IS COMING IN JULY
   Don't forget! Register your middle school student for Camp Helping
Hand July 8-10, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This camp introduces young students
to a variety of community service activities in the local area. The cost is
$10 per person. Contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net
before July 1 for information and registration!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
If you haven't already done so, please register your child now for our
parish Religious Education/ CCD Program which begins Sunday, September 14.
You can register online at the Parish website, saintscholastica.com. Click
on the Education tab at the top, and click the Elementary Religious
Education link. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie
Dillon if you have any questions.

YOUTH MINISTRY KAYAKING TRIP
This Tuesday, June 17, our parish Youth Ministry will go kayaking at
North Park, from 11:00am—1:30pm. The cost is $10 per person. Please
contact Jamie at jamiedillon@comcast.net if you're interested. Drivers are
still needed.

Praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

DAILY LITURGY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9/2 Corinthians 13:11-13/John 3:16-18
Monday: 1 Kings 21:1-16/ Matthew 5:38-42
Tuesday: 1 Kings 21:17-29/ Matthew 5:43-48
Wednesday: 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14/ Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Sirach 48:1-14/ Matthew 6:7-15
Friday: 2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20/ Matthew 6:19-23
Saturday: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25/ Matthew 6:24-34
Next Sunday: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a/ 1 Corinthians 10:16-17/ John 6:51-58

MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, June 16
   8:30 am Elaine Mitsch (Robert Elwood)

Tuesday, June 17
   8:30 am  Robert J. Dudas (mother, Laura Scotty)

Wednesday, June 18
   8:30 am  Sarah Pellegrini (Chris Dobbelstein)

Thursday, June 19
   8:30 am  Anniversary, Dr. Thomas Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Friday, June 20
   8:30 am  Birthday, Ruth Cleary (daughter, Dana Poznik & Family)

Saturday, June 21 — Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
   9:00 am  William Ladley (Marjorie Ladley)
   5:00 pm  Jack Rogers (The Scanlon Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, June 22—The Body and Blood of Christ
   7:30 am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan

   9:00 am  Anthony Bozik (The Miketic Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   11:00 am  Dr. Bruno Casile (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries & Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

MAY HE REST IN THE PEACE OF THE LORD
   We offer prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Paul Logue who was laid to rest this past week.

ALTAR FLOWER DONATION
   This Sunday's Altar flowers in the church were donated in memory of the Flynn & Gallagher Families by the Gallagher Family. We're very grateful for this beautiful gift to the Lord!
   If you'd like to donate Altar flowers for the church in upcoming weeks, please contact our parish office for information. Thank you very much!

SAINT SCHOLASTICA CATHOLIC PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Telephone 412-781-0186, ext. 10 Fax 412-781-4316
Email: parish@saintscholastica.com
Internet site: www.saintscholastica.com
Parish Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, DD

The Episcopal Vicar for Diocesan Region Four
Very Reverend Philip N. Farrell, VE

Pastor of the Parish
Reverend James R. Torquato…...……………....…Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/ Bereavement Coordinator
Sister Patricia Baker, CDP…..……..………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

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

Parish Secretary—Bulletin—Safe Environment Program
Amy Condosta………………………………………..Ext.10
amycondosta@ymail.com

Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, MS, MA, RRT……...………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com

Facilities Manager
Tom Galda maintenance@saintscholastica.com

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

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

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.cdtca.org
Principal
Sister Dorothy Dolak SCN….…………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org

Submissions for the parish bulletin are due by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

DIOCESAN VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
   Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offers a toll-free hotline for anyone needing to report abuse. The Victim's Assistance Hotline is 1-888-808-1235.

June 8, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
    Greetings everyone, and best wishes  for a  blessed Pentecost Sunday!  Today marks the beginning of the Church's mission to proclaim the Good News and to build the Kingdom of God in our world!  The Apostles, many of our Catholic Christian ancestors, and we ourselves have been serving the Lord for twenty centuries now since the first Pentecost. The Kingdom has been built in most of the world, and our society and humanity are so much better because of the power of the Spirit and the witness and work of the Church in every land!
    Today marks my first weekly appearance in the parish bulletin since my arrival on April 28.   In recent days, Mrs. Amy Condosta has become the parish secretary following the retirement of Mrs. Pat Wolfson.  As our new secretary,  Amy has moved the publication of the bulletin to the parish office.  She will also coordinate the Safe Environment Program in conjunction with her service as the parish secretary.  We all welcome Mrs. Amy Condosta to our office staff!  This change will also allow me better access to the compiling of our weekly parish bulletin!
    You'll be seeing a number of refinements in the bulletin beginning today.  I will be offering thoughts each week.  Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy, our Religious Education Program, and our Youth Ministry will now have weekly columns dedicated to their very important work.  The entire format of the bulletin will be updated to make better use of this very important publication each week! As you might have guessed, we are also beginning refinements of the operations of our parish community and of the facilities throughout the parish property. 
    As a pastor for ten years now and a priest for 25 years, I am always looking to make progress wherever I serve.  Each and every day, I am very much involved in the daily pastoral and administrative work of the parish, and I will definitely continue this dedication here at Saint Scholastica Catholic Parish.  Along with the community here and the staff, I will work every day to make regular improvements to every aspect of Saint Scholastica Parish, of our Catholic Academy, and of all our programs!
    Thanks for your support and cooperation as we truly begin moving forward beginning this Pentecost Sunday!  May God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless all of us and all of our endeavors to build the Kingdom of God!
    — Father Jim Torquato

APPALACHIA HOAGIE SALE
    Our Appalachia Crew is selling fresh Italian or turkey hoagies as a fundraiser before they leave for this month's service in Kentucky!   Pick up will be the weekend of June 14-15.  The donation is $8 each.  Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon OR mtroyan102@aol.com NOW to order.

'CAMP HELPING HAND'
    Our annual Saint Scholastica Parish 'Camp Helping Hand' is July 8 - 10.  This is a Catholic service camp for middle school students.  It will be 9:00am - 2:00pm each of these three days.  Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon to register.  The donation is $15.

Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth!

THE BISHOP'S CALL FOR MORE DEACONS
    Before June 30, Bishop David Zubik is asking to hear from any adult man of our parish who is interested in becoming an ordained Deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.  There is information at the church doors and the parish office as well as on the Diocesan internet site—www.diopitt.org.   See the brochures entitled "Do you have a heart for others?"   All basic information and requirements are explained in the brochures.
    The formation program is scheduled to be conducted from 2015—2020 prior to the ordination of the new class of deacons.   You may contact the Deacon Formation Program at deacons@diopitt.org  or 412-456-3124. 
If you're interested, please pray and think about this calling and this opportunity to serve the Lord's people in this ancient Catholic Christian ministry!

VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS
    This ancient Catholic hymn was composed in Latin by Stephen Langton (d. 1228), archbishop of Canterbury. It is used in the Pentecost liturgy between the second reading and the Gospel acclamation.  This translation, though different from the one we use in the Liturgy, may be used in your private or group prayer this week.

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.
Come, father of the poor,
come giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.
In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.
Without your divine will,
there is nothing in man,
nothing is harmless.

Wash that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.
Bend that which is inflexible,
warm that which is chilled,
make right that which is wrong.

Give to your faithful,
who rely on you,
the sevenfold gifts.
Give reward to virtue,
give salvation at our passing on,
give eternal joy.

Amen. Alleluia.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY THANKS!
    Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 a.m. Liturgy has concluded for the season. Thanks to our leaders: Chrissy Albert, Andy Bechman, Jennifer Beggs, Jamie Dillon (assisted by members of our Youth Ministry), Natalie Gillespie, and Melissa Scheffler.  Thanks to Natalie for coordinating the effort!
    We are especially grateful for the eager participation of the children.  We can see them growing in their ability to hear the Word of God as a message that is meant for them.
    Interested in taking part? Contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com. We will resume in September.

AQUINAS GUILD/ WOMEN'S GROUP MEETING
    The Saint Scholastica Parish group for women, the Aquinas Guild, invites all women of the parish to its final meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Center.  Please join us as we welcome our new pastor, Father James Torquato, for this gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.

JUNE 11  PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SEMINAR
    There will be a Protecting God's Children seminar on June 11th at 7:00pm in the hall of the Pastoral Center.  Please call Jamie at 412-781-0186 x20 to register.  This workshop is mandatory for all employees of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and for all volunteers of Saint Scholastica Parish and Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. It is also highly recommended for parents, grandparents, and all  who care about children.  There is no charge to attend

THIS WEEK'S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
    Remember to register your 5-9 year old children for this week's Vacation Bible School June 9 - 13.  Our VBS theme is "Gold Medal Faith: Winning for Christ"
    Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon at jamiedillon@comcast.net by this Sunday afternoon.

ATTENTION PARISH BUSINESS OWNERS
    You can help parents send their children to our quality Catholic school by diverting your state taxes to needy families for tuition assistance.  Go to www.newpa.com and register with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).  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. Ron Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email rbowes@diopitt.org for more information.

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
    Christ the Diving Teacher Catholic Academy is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for grades K-8.  Please contact Traci Giuffre at 412-781-7927 to schedule a tour.

COMMIT NOW TO JOIN ONE OF OUR CHOIRS!
    Now is the best time to commit to becoming a Music Minister by joining one of our two choirs at either the 9:00am or the 11am Liturgies.  Today, June 8, is our last Sunday to sing before the summer break.  Both choirs will begin again in early September around the week of Labor Day.
    Since each volunteer needs to register in the Diocesan Safe Environment Program before actively participating, summer is a great time to complete this requirement.  The process takes less than three hours total.        
     During June or July, please visit, email, or call Sister Pat Baker, CDP at the parish to sign up or to express your personal interest in becoming a choir member. Both groups have plenty of seats available for new high school and adult members.  Thank you!

RCIA UPDATE: THE PERIOD OF MYSTAGOGY
    Our RCIA candidates—Mara Baginski and Jeffrey Witte—have entered the Church, and they continue in the final period of the Rite—'mystagogy'.  This  name comes from the time of the first flowering of the catechumenate in the fourth and fifth centuries, and it refers literally to "guiding into mystery".
    What is the mystery into which our new members are guided?  It is, foremost, the love of God for us which is manifested in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
    The Rite calls the whole community to join its new members in "deepening their grasp of the paschal mystery and in making it part of their lives through meditation on the Gospel, sharing in the Eucharist, and doing works of charity."  Let us all open ourselves, by the grace of God, to such a deepening of our faith.  Let us also, in the words of the Rite, give our new members "a full and joyful welcome into the community" so that they, in turn, can give us "a renewal of inspiration and outlook."
    To date, we have met 3 times since Easter with Jeffrey and Mara.  We will continue to share time together in conversation about our lives and our faith. 
    In a real sense, the entire life of an adult Catholic Christian is 'mystagogy'—as we are called to continually deepen our appreciation for God's grace and then open ourselves to God so that this grace may change our lives.

INSPIRATIONAL TALK AND HEALING SERVICE
    On Sunday, June 22, 2014,  Dr. Issam Nemeh, MD, a member of the Catholic Church and "a physician of unshakeable faith" will be visiting the Pittsburgh area and giving an Inspiring presentation followed by a Healing Prayer Service at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.  Everyone in attendance will receive an individual prayer with Dr. Nemeh following the presentation and Q&A.
    Due to limited seating, everyone is required to purchase a ticket to attend. Children under the age of 12 will be a guest of Path to Faith and do not require a ticket when accompanied by a paying adult.  Please visit www.pathtofaith.com for additional details and tickets or call Ticket Leap (877-849-5327).

DAILY LITURGY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
         Sunday:     Acts 2:1-11/ 1 Cor.12:3-13/ John 20:19-23
        Monday:     1 Kings 17:1-6/ Matthew 5:1-12
        Tuesday:    1 Kings 17:7-16/ Matthew 5:13-16
   Wednesday:    Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3/ Matthew 5:17-19
       Thursday:    1 Kings 18:41-46/ Matthew 5:20-26
            Friday:    1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16/ Matthew 5:27-32
       Saturday:     1 Kgs 19:19-21/Matthew 5:33-37
 Next Sunday:    Exodus 34:4-9/ 2 Corinthians 13:11-13/     John 3:16-18

MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, June 9
    8:30 am  John Marous (Marous Family)

Tuesday, June 10
   8:30 am  John M. Mahardy (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)

Wednesday, June 11 — Saint Barnabas
    8:30 am  John M. Mahardy (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)
   
Thursday, June 12
    8:30 am Anniv., Frank Capozzi (Louis & Francesca)
    
Friday, June 13 — Saint Anthony of Padua
   8:30 am  Deceased Members of the Shafer Family (Brenda & Joe Calihan)

Saturday, June 14
   9:00 am  Mary Navarro (Yuiska Family)
   
   5:00 pm  Birthday, Stanley Marsico (Tish Marsico)
           Presider:  Father James Torquato  

Sunday, June 15 — The Most Holy Trinity Sunday
   7:30 am  John Marous (Marous Family)
           Presider:  Father James Torquato
   
   9:00 am  William M. Henderson (Wife & Family)
          Presider:  Father James Torquato
   
   11:00 am  Parishioners of St. Scholastica
           Presider:  Father Robert Duch

SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue,   Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Telephone  412-781-0186, ext. 10    Fax 412-781-4316
Email:   parish@saintscholastica.com
Internet site:   www.saintscholastica.com

Parish Office hours:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, DD

The Episcopal Vicar for Diocesan Region Four
Very Reverend Philip N. Farrell, VE

Pastor of the Parish
Reverend James R. Torquato…...……………....…Ext. 10
parish@saintscholastica.com

Director of Music/ Bereavement Coordinator
Sister Patricia Baker, CDP…..……..………….…...Ext. 17
patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Director of Adult Religious Education and R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, MEd….…………………….…....Ext. 18
andybechman@saintscholastica.com
Parish Secretary—Bulletin—Safe Environment Program
Amy Condosta………………………………………..Ext.10
amycondosta@ymail.com

Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, MS, MA, RRT……...………………....Ext. 20
jamiedillon@saintscholastica.com
Facilities Manager
Tom Galda          maintenance@saintscholastica.com
Office Manager/ Parish Accountant
Christine Morton …………………………………….Ext. 24
financeoffice@saintscholastica.com

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

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue    Pittsburgh, PA  15215
Principal
Sister Dorothy Dolak SCN….…………………(412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org

Submissions for the parish bulletin are due by
12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
DIOCESAN VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
Our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offers a toll-free
hotline for anyone needing to report abuse.  The Victim's
Assistance Hotline is 1-888-808-1235.