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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Drivers are
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
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
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
Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Jamie Dillon, MS, MA, RRT……...………………....Ext. 20
Tom Galda email@example.com
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
Sister Dorothy Dolak SCN….…………………(412)781-7927
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.