August 3, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   As Catholic Christians, we are hopefully taught at a young age to be
generous. In imitating Jesus, we first recognize that we are abundantly
blessed by God, and then we do what we can to share our blessings with
others in need. The generosity and charity that we share with others are a
reflection of the life of God, and they give us a participation in the very
life of the Divine.
   Today's Gospel event of the feeding of the vast crowds of people is a
marvelous sign, once again, of the extraordinary generosity and charity of
the Lord toward all people. Jesus both speaks the good News of God's love,
and he also shares this generosity and charity with us and with many others
in very concrete ways.
   May we always appreciate the generosity of God shared with by the Lord
Jesus, and may we ourselves always imitate this divine generosity in our own
lives and actions. God bless!
                                                 —Father Jim Torquato

HOPE FOR HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING
   This Wednesday, August 6, at 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Center, our parish's
Hope for Haiti Committee will meet once again to continue their important
work of making us aware of the desperate situation of the people of Haiti as
well as helping with charitable and educational efforts to serve numerous
people there. Our Hope for Haiti Committee meets each first Wednesday, and
the members invite you to join them for their meetings and in their efforts!

SPENDING TIME IN CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
   Our Catholic Christian tradition has practiced the art of Christian
Meditation since the earliest years of the Church. In Christian Meditation,
we silently place ourselves in the presence of the Lord Jesus through the
working of the Holy Spirit. We allow our minds and hearts to become filled
with the Word and the indwelling of God. It is a profound and rewarding way
of deepening our spiritual life and furthering our walk with Jesus. All
are welcome to meet in the Ministry Center each Wednesday at 7:00 am for 25 minutes of meditation, followed by conversation about our practice. Contact Mr. Andy Bechman for info.

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!

SOME IMPROVEMENTS COMING THIS MONTH
   As mentioned in recent weeks, a number of property improvements will be
throughout August. First, our largest project is the installation of an
upgraded electrical system in the school buildings. This work will be done
by Greg Industries of Shaler and will allow for the addition of air
conditioning units to the classrooms and offices as well as improved
corridor lighting and additional electrical outlets. The air conditioning
units are being installed by Elk Industries of North Huntington. This
$151,000 project is being funded by school benefactors and by the parish.
   In the Pastoral Center, the main parish office will transfer soon to
the first office near the courtyard entrance, and the pastor's office will
be transferred to the second office. Windows will be placed in the office
door by Sommers Construction along with a mail slot for your convenience.
   Also, new directional signs will be installed around the church and the
rectory now that our painting projects are finished. Finally, our emergency
system will be upgraded, and additional surveillance cameras will be added.
   Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish which enables
all of these improvements!

COMING NOW TO YOUR MAILBOX
   Our parish has begun mailing copies of the Pittsburgh Catholic to 40% of
our households each Friday! For nearly 50 years, our Bishops have required
that we provide the Pittsburgh Catholic to 40% of our households each week.
Working with the newspaper staff, nearly 500 households of Saint Scholastica
Parish have begun receiving the Diocesan paper at your homes. Only ten
copies will be available here at the church. If you find that the Pittsburgh Catholic is NOT coming to your home (and you'd like delivery), please call our office, and we'll make certain that you're placed on the mailing list as soon as possible! We hope that you appreciate this home delivery service of our Diocesan newspaper each week!

WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE BIBLE?
   The Bible, like many literary classics, seems to have endless capacity
to touch people's lives. Some parts of the Bible—some stories from Genesis,
some of the Psalms, or the story of David, for example—rank with the Iliad,
Shakespeare or Dante's Commedia as literary works. But literary quality is
not why we read the Bible, and many parts of the Bible are not great
literature. So what separates the Bible from other classic texts?
   We read the Bible primarily because it witnesses to God's revelation.
That is, through it, God tells us about God and about ourselves so that we
may be saved. This can occur because the Bible is inspired—and not only in
the sense that we speak of other great works of art as inspired or
inspiring. For we claim that the Holy Spirit guided the process by which
the Bible came to be written, so that we can say that, in a genuine sense,
God is the author (the source and originator) of the Scriptures. In a later
part of this series we will have more to say about the human dimension of
the Scriptures.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
   Please register your child now for our parish Religious Education/ CCD
Program which begins Sunday, September 14. You can register online here.  The
registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have
questions.
________________________

THIS SUNDAY'S PARISH BLOOD COLLECTION
   This 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. Thanks very much to all
those who donate a pint of blood today! Thanks too to our Respect Life
Committee for organizing this important parish event. Your donations will
benefit those who have an accident or an emergency or surgery or a serious
illness, and your donations will be greatly appreciated!

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
   For all married couples celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary in
2014, Bishop Zubik invites you to the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary at
Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 pm. Please
contact our parish office with your information before August 8.

STATE "CHOOSE LIFE" LICENSE PLATES
   If you'd like a public way to display your support for the sanctity of
all human life, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to make "Choose
Life" license plates available. Call the state (1-215-885-2919) or visit
www.pachoose-life.org for information and an application. This is a very
good way to share the pro-life message everywhere you drive!

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. Thank you!

COMPLETING OUR 2014-2015 PARISH CALENDAR
   Before August 15, our plan is to compile a complete calendar of parish
activities and meetings for the coming year of September 1, 2014—August
2015. All committee chairpersons and program coordinators MUST submit your
upcoming 12 month calendar to our parish office in order to hold events and
meetings here. Please submit your information as soon as possible to the
parish office!

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!

SATURDAY MORNING FAITH ENRICHMENT FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN
   Magnificat, an organization of Catholic women here in the Diocese of
Pittsburgh, offers regular Saturday morning programs for the enrichment of
women's faith. This coming August 16, from 9:00 am until 12 noon at the
Sheraton Four Points in Cranberry Township, Kathy Wabick will speak of her
own faith awakening and her growing and dedicated ministry of prayer for
those who are seriously ill and dying. The donation for breakfast and the
morning is $20. Call Pam (412-461-8906) by August 8 for reservations.

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday: Isaiah 55:1-3 / Romans 8:35-39 / and Matthew 14:13-21
Monday—Saturday: The Prophet Jeremiah chapters 28-31 / Matthew chapters14-17
Next Sunday: I Kings 19:9-13 / Romans 9:1-5 / and Matthew 14:22-33

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, August 4 — Saint John Vianney, priest
   8:30 am Birthday,  Florence Fairley (Kathleen Piper)

Tuesday, August 5 — Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major
   8:30 am  Anniv., Francis P. Clifford (Lorraine Clifford)

Wednesday, August 6 — Transfiguration of the Lord
   8:30 am  Birthday, Theresa Marsico (Tish Marsico)

Thursday, August 7
   8:30 am  Alfred Mancini (Family)

Friday, August 8 — Saint Dominic
   8:30 am  Birthday, Douglas Arturo (Renee Arturo)

Saturday, August 9 — Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
   9:00 am  Gerald Wheaton (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries)

   5:00 pm  Therese D. Chao (St. Monica Society)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, August 10—Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am Edith Pope (Ware Family)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp
   9:00 am  Owen Pieper (Dave & Cindy Giovannitti)
      Presider: Father James Torquato
   11:00 am  Thomas McCune (Janet & Jerry Monaco) 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 here.  Donations may be left in the bins in the main entrance of church.

VICTIM'S DIOCESAN 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.

TIME TO MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
   On Monday evening, August 18, the Parent Teacher Guild of Christ the
Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will host a two hour social in the school
cafeteria for school parents to meet our new Academy Principal, Mr. Mark Grgurich. We hope that
many of our parents will participate in this special gathering as we prepare
to begin the new academic year on August 21. For further information,
please contact the school office or one of the PTG Board members. This will
be an excellent opportunity to spend time with Mr. Grgurich as he begins his
era of leadership in our regional and parish Catholic Academy!

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
the Saint Scholastica Parish office this month if you'd like information
about registering for the new academic year beginning on August 21!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FALL FLING
   Please mark your calendars for Friday, November 14, 2014 and join Christ
the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy as it presents, "Light Up the Night" at
the Pittsburgh Field Club. CDTCA's annual Fall Fling fundraiser promises to
be a fun-filled evening with great auction items and delicious food
stations. Please feel free to contact Dani Folino at danifolino@verizon.net
with any questions or to make a donation to the auction. Thank you in
advance for your support of CDTCA!

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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—Safe Environment Program—Bulletin
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

Assistants for the Religious Education Program
Meredith Troyan, Gina Musser..........................Ext. 21

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.cdtca.org

Principal
Mr. Mark N. Grgurich, MSEd.................. (412)781-7927

July 27, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   Our lives are filled with so many relationships, so many responsibilities, and so many interests. Even during the slower times of the year (if there really are any slower times of the year), there's so much on each of our schedules and so much taking place in our families, our work, and our lives!
   I truly admire all those who can set their priorities and their goals and then focus their time and their efforts on what is most important to them. Personally, I think that most of us are carried through life by the currents of what's going on around us. It's hard to be dedicated to our chosen course when we are being pushed and pulled in multiple directions each day.
   Jesus reminds us though that we all need to determine what is most important to us and then dedicate our lives to it. His sincere hope is that we will find our life in God and in God's Kingdom to be the most important element of our lives. Jesus calls us to see life in God as our treasure and
our highest priority.
   May we set our hearts and daily lives on a deep and abiding life in the Lord as our most important focus and goal, and may we use our time to walk with Jesus each day. He is our greatest treasure. May we be close to him each Sunday and every day so that we will come to our final destination of eternal life in the Lord. God bless!
                                               —Father Jim Torquato

A PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SEMINAR
   A Protecting God's Children Seminar will be held at Our Lady of Victory
Parish in Harwick on August 4th. Call (724) 274-8575, ext. 4, this week
to register.

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!

CONSIDER GIVING ONLINE TO OUR PARISH!
   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. Please consider Online Giving for the years ahead! If you'd like to enroll, please visit www.saintscholastica.wegather.com. If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, call please Mrs. Christine Morton at the parish office in August.

COMING SOON TO YOUR MAILBOX
   At the request of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, our parish will soon begin
mailing copies of the Diocesan weekly newspaper, the Pittsburgh Catholic, to
40% of our households each Friday! For nearly 50 years, our Bishops have
required that we provide the Pittsburgh Catholic to this percentage of
households each week. Now, because of the small additional cost of home
delivery compared to the charge for U. S. Postal delivery of the newspapers
to the church, it makes sense to deliver the paper directly to your homes.
   Working with the newspaper staff, nearly 500 households of Saint
Scholastica Parish will soon begin receiving the Diocesan paper at your
homes. Only ten copies will be available here at the church. If you find
that the Pittsburgh Catholic is NOT coming to your home (and you'd like
delivery), please call our office, and we'll make certain that you're placed
on the mailing list as soon as possible! We hope that you appreciate this
home delivery service of our Diocesan newspaper each week!

FULFILLING THE PROMISES OF OUR 'CHURCH ALIVE' CAMPAIGN
   Many of our parish families have shown your generosity in our Diocesan
"Campaign for the Church Alive" initiated by Bishop David Zubik to
strengthen the future of our Church of Pittsburgh. As you recall, the funds
returned to our parish from the gifts given by parish members have been
designated for these particular projects: replacement of the Brilliant
Avenue school windows, support for our youth ministry, renovation of the
ministry center, and support of family life here in Saint Scholastica
Parish!
   Thus far, we have been able to accomplish several of these planned
parish improvements. First, our parish has replaced the school windows.
Thanks to our contributors, this improvement now benefits hundreds of our
school and religious education students every day! Second, your generosity
has now allowed our parish to hire a full time Assistant Director for
Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Adding this staff member is a great
benefit to our programs and to all of our young students!
   Your continued generosity to our "Campaign for the Church Alive" will
continue to benefit our Diocese in many ways and will also benefit our
parish in the years ahead! Thank you all very, very much!

BAPTISM PREPARATION
   A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to
be baptized in the parish will be held this Monday, July 28, at 7:30 pm. It
is especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child,
although parents who have had previous children baptized are also welcome.
Please contact Mr. Andy Bechman.

SPENDING TIME IN CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
   Yes, we often hear of meditation in other religions and ways of life.
However, our Catholic Christian tradition has long practiced the art of
Christian Meditation since the earliest years of the Church. In Christian
Meditation, we silently place ourselves in the presence of the Lord Jesus
through the working of the Holy Spirit. We allow our minds and hearts to
become filled with the Word and the indwelling of God. It is a profound and
rewarding way of deepening our spiritual life and furthering our walk
through this life in the company of Jesus. All are welcome to meet in the
Ministry Center each Wednesday at 7:00 am for an hour of meditation, listening and conversation. Contact Mr. Andy Bechman for info.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
   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 here.  The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have
questions.
_________________________

NEXT SUNDAY'S PARISH BLOOD COLLECTION
   Next 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 Mrs. Mary Catherine Scanlon (412-781-6550)
or visit centralbloodbank.org and use sponsor code G0040167. Your donation
will be greatly appreciated!

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
    For all married couples celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary in
2014, Bishop Zubik invites you to the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary at
Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 pm. Please
contact our parish office with your information before August 8.

STATE "CHOOSE LIFE" LICENSE PLATES
   If you'd like a public way to display your support for the sanctity of
all human life, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to make "Choose
Life" license plates available. Call the state (1-215-885-2919) or visit
www.pachoose-life.org for information and an application. This is a very
good way to share the pro-life message everywhere you drive!

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. Thank you!

COMPLETING OUR 2014-2015 PARISH CALENDAR
   Before August 15, our plan is to compile a complete calendar of parish
activities and meetings for the coming year of September 1, 2014—August
2015. All committee chairpersons and program coordinators MUST submit your
upcoming 12 month calendar to our parish office in order to hold events and
meetings here. Please submit your information as soon as possible to the
parish office!

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!

SATURDAY MORNING FAITH ENRICHMENT FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN
   Magnificat, an organization of Catholic women here in the Diocese of
Pittsburgh, offers regular Saturday morning programs for the enrichment of
women's faith. This coming August 16, from 9:00 am until 12 noon at the
Sheraton Four Points in Cranberry Township, Kathy Wabick will speak of her
own faith awakening and her growing and dedicated ministry of prayer for
those who are seriously ill and dying. The donation for breakfast and the
morning is $20. Call Pam (412-461-8906) by August 8 for reservations.

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, July 28
   8:30 am  Dorothy Killian (Family)

Tuesday, July 29—Saint Martha
   8:30 am   Anniversary, Rosemarie Boley (Children)

Wednesday, July 30
   8:30 am  Matthew Elder (The Elder Family)

Thursday, July 31—Saint Ignatius of Loyola
   8:30 am  John, Angie, and Dukie Farina (Anthony and Jean Marie Farina)

Friday, August 1—Saint Alphonsus Liguori
   8:30 am  Robert Nawrocki (The Scanlon Family)

Saturday, August 2
   9:00 am  Owen Pieper (Scanlon Family)

   5:00 pm  Giuseppe Lopardo (Antoinetta Costa and Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, August 3—Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   9:00 am  Louis Hren (The Miketic Family)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

   11:00 am  Owen Pieper (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Werries)
      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, here.  Donations may be left in the bins in the main entrance of church.

VICTIM'S DIOCESAN 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.

TIME TO MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
   On Monday evening, August 18, the Parent Teacher Guild of Christ the
Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will host a two hour social in the school
cafeteria for school parents to meet our new Academy Principal, Mr. Mark Grgurich. We hope that
many of our parents will participate in this special gathering as we prepare
to begin the new academic year on August 21. For further information,
please contact the school office or one of the PTG Board members. This will
be an excellent opportunity to spend time with Mr. Grgurich as he begins his
era of leadership in our regional and parish Catholic Academy!

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
the Saint Scholastica Parish office this month if you'd like information
about registering for the new academic year beginning on August 21!

LOCAL AUGUST 16 GERMAN FESTIVAL
   On Saturday, August 16, at Saint Catherine of Sweden Parish on Wildwood Road (off Route 8 North in Hampton), the local German-American community will hold a Germanfest from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  There will be a traditional German dinner, and musical entertainment will be provided by the Josef Wendel Orchestra from Cleveland. Proceeds will benefit local German choral and dance groups. Call Marianne (412-398-0586) for information.


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—Safe Environment Program—Bulletin
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

Assistants for the Religious Education Program
Meredith Troyan, Gina Musser..........................Ext. 21

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.cdtca.org
(412)781-7927

July 20, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   Do you remember your grandparents? What about your great grandparents?
And your great, great grandparents? Most of us remember our parents and the
generation before them, but very few of us have any information about or
knowledge of the generations who lived before them. Yet, it is thanks to
all of the generations preceding us that we are alive today and are enjoying
all the blessings that we have received from our families and our ancestors.
   The same is true of our ancestors in the faith and in the Church! Our
parents and grandparents have shared with us the Good News and the life of
the Lord's Church. They certainly did a very good job! Yet we should also
remember and be grateful for the efforts made in each of the generations of
God's people who shared our Catholic faith with their children and with new
believers since the days of the Lord Jesus.
   The life and faith of our Christian community have been essential to
humanity for 2000 years, and the Kingdom of God has grown in every
generation thanks to our ancestors! May we always appreciate the Kingdom of
God that we have inherited, and may we continue to grow the life of the
Kingdom even today. May we also do our best to hand on the life of the
Kingdom and the faith of the Church to future generations as well. The Lord
and all who come after us will be very grateful. They will also be very
blessed by the Kingdom which they will soon inherit. God bless!
                                           — Father Jim Torquato

LOOKING FOR A PART TIME CUSTODIAN
   At this time, our parish is looking to hire a good part-time custodian
whose work would primarily be the regular cleaning of the church and the
parish gymnasium. All clearances as well as compliance with the Safe
Environment Program are necessary. Please call the parish office this week
for additional information.

A PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SEMINAR
   A Protecting God's Children Seminar will be held at Our Lady of Victory
Parish in Harwick on August 4th. Call (724)274-8575 x4 this week to
register.

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!

FULFILLING THE PROMISES OF OUR 'CHURCH ALIVE' CAMPAIGN
   Many of our parish families have shown your generosity in our Diocesan
"Campaign for the Church Alive" initiated by Bishop David Zubik to
strengthen the future of our Church of Pittsburgh. As you recall, the funds
returned to our parish from the gifts given by parish members have been
designated for these particular projects: replacement of the Brilliant
Avenue school windows, support for our youth ministry, renovation of the
ministry center, and support of family life here in Saint Scholastica
Parish!
   Thus far, we have been able to accomplish several of these planned
parish improvements. First, our parish has replaced the school windows.
Thanks to our contributors, this improvement now benefits hundreds of our
school and religious education students every day! Second, your generosity
has now allowed our parish to hire a full time Assistant Director for
Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Adding this staff member is a great
benefit to our programs and to all of our young students!
   Your continued generosity to our "Campaign for the Church Alive" will
continue to benefit our Diocese in many ways and will also benefit our
parish in the years ahead! Thank you all very, very much!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR 2014 PARISH SHARE CAMPAIGN!
   Each year, we are asked to support the work of Bishop David Zubik and
his pastoral administration of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. As you know, the
support requested of Saint Scholastica Parish is $94,547. Thanks very much
to all who've already offered support to Bishop Zubik!
   In the coming months, we will be asking additional support from those
who haven't made a contribution thus far. Additional support received above
the goal this year will once again stay with our parish and will help to
fund the programs of our parish community!
   Again, thanks for your Parish Share support and for all of your
generosity to Saint Scholastica Parish this year and throughout all these
years. God bless!

SUNDAY, JULY 20th ADULT FAITH REFLECTIONS
   The word "bible" comes from the Greek biblia: "books" or "writings." It
is less a single book than a collection of books, a library of sorts. The
books of the Bible include many different types of writing. It is important
to understand what kind of text we are reading. These books are,
nevertheless, handed on together. It is in the context of the whole
collection that we reach our best understanding of the meaning of any
particular book for our faith.

BAPTISM PREPARATION
   A preparation session for the parents of children who are scheduled to
be baptized in the parish will be held Monday, July 28, at 7:30 pm. It is
especially intended for parents who are baptizing their first child,
although parents who have had previous children baptized are also welcome.
Contact Andy Bechman at the office if you plan to attend.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

A REPORT ON THE APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP
   This year's Appalachia Mission Trip was a great success! We had a
total of 76 participants— 49 students and 27 adults and young adults.
During the week, we had the opportunity to do work on 15 homes in southern
West Virginia. Many of these houses belong to residents who are elderly or
disabled.
   Our 76 parish members built stairs and wheelchair ramps, repaired roofs,
replaced drywall, and painted. In addition, our entire group engaged in
prayer and worship every morning and evening, and we had the opportunity to
participate two times in the Liturgy.
   Our Appalachia Crew's deepest gratitude is extended to all of you who
gave your support to this Mission Trip which is a very important program of
our parish's mission!
                                             —Mrs. Jamie Dillon

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
   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 here. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.

MORE PARISH YOUTH ACTIVITIES
   On Monday, July 21, all students are invited to the Sandcastle Water
Park. The cost is $20 per person. Contact jamiedillon@comcast.net today
for 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 Mrs. Mary Catherine Scanlon (412-781-6550)
or visit centralbloodbank.org and use sponsor code G0040167. Your donation
will be greatly appreciated!

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
   For all married couples celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary in
2014, Bishop Zubik invites you to the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary at
Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 pm. Please
contact our parish office with your information before August 8.

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!

COMPLETING OUR 2014-2015 PARISH CALENDAR
   Before August 15, our plan is to compile a complete calendar of parish
activities and meetings for the coming year of September 1, 2014—August
2015. All committee chairpersons and program coordinators MUST submit your
upcoming 12 month calendar to our parish office in order to hold events and
meetings here. Please submit your information as soon as possible to the
parish office!

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. Thank you!

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday: Wisdom 12:13-19 / Romans 8:26-27 / Matthew 13:24-43
Monday—Saturday: The Prophet Micah 6-7 / The Prophet Jeremiah 1-7 / Matthew chapters 12-13
Next Sunday: I King 3:5-12 / Romans 8:28-30 / Matthew 13:44-52

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, July 21
   8:30 am  Nancy K. Bellinger (Mark & Catherine Bellinger)

Tuesday, July 22— Saint Mary Magdalene
   8:30 am  Francis Marsico (Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Marsico)

Wednesday, July 23 — Saint Bridget
   8:30 am  Birthday, Clementine Tamburo (Evelyn Conflenti)

Thursday, July 24
   8:30 am  Stephen Miketic (The Miketic Family)

Friday, July 25 — Saint James the Apostle
   8:30 am  Jean Kiszka (The Koloc Family)

Saturday, July 26 — Saints Joachim and Anne
   9:00 am  Gloria Greco (The Wehrle Family)

   5:00 pm  Cissy Ritter (Patti McCaffrey & Gary Britcher)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, July 27—Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  Elaine Mitsch (Mother)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

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

   11:00 am  Anniversary, Douglas Arturo (Renee Arturo)
      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 here.  Donations may be left in the bins near the main entrance of church.

VICTIM'S DIOCESAN 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.

WELCOMING OUR NEW C.D.T.C.A. PRINCIPAL, MR. MARK N. GRGURICH
   Following interviews with a number of candidates, our Principal
Selection Committee and Father Torquato have chosen Mr. Mark N. Grgurich
to be the new principal for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.
Bishop David Zubik, the Superintendent of our Catholic Schools, all four
pastors of our regional school, and the staff of the Diocesan Schools Office
have all concurred with this selection.
   Since 1987, Mr. Mark Grgurich has been a Catholic educator here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and since 2000, he has been a Catholic elementary school Principal. He's been Principal at Saint Joan of Arc School in South Park, at Bishop John B. McDowell Regional School in Baldwin, and most recently, at Saint Sylvester School in Brentwood. His career, application, and interview were all greeted with great enthusiasm by our Selection Committee, and we know that Mr. Grgurich will bring true faith, dedication, skill, leadership, and enthusiasm to CDTCA!
   Please join us in welcoming Mr. Mark Grgurich to Christ the Divine
Teacher Catholic Academy and to Saint Scholastica Parish this summer as he
begins his very important work as Principal of our regional Catholic
Academy!

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
the Saint Scholastica Parish office during July if you'd like information
about registering for the new academic year beginning in late August!

CONSIDER GIVING ONLINE TO OUR PARISH!
   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. 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 our staff member Christine Morton at the parish office this week.


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—Safe Environment Program—Bulletin
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

Assistants for the Religious Education Program
Meredith Troyan, Gina Musser..........................Ext. 21

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412)781-7927

July 13, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO

   How often do you meditate on the Kingdom of God and the growth of the
Kingdom here on the Earth? It is a true reality, and the Kingdom of God
has grown in remarkable ways during the twenty centuries since Jesus
inaugurated the Kingdom in his life, ministry, death, Resurrection,
Ascension, and gift of the Holy Spirit of God.
   Without the Kingdom of God, humanity would more than likely be in ruins
today if humanity even continued to exist. It's really that simple.
Without the divine life and grace and Spirit of God given to the Lord's
disciples and apostles, our world would truly be lost in darkness, sin, and
evil.
   However, our Church and the ways of the Lord have brought about
Christian civilization and society in many lands and among many peoples
during these 2000 years. Our ancestors in the Church have worked tirelessly
for many centuries to establish Catholic Christian culture, order, peace,
education, health care, charity, justice, and so many divine blessings for
countless human persons. All of these aspects of life that we take for
granted are actually the presence of God and the Kingdom of God growing in
our world!
   We have inherited the wonderful presence of the Lord and the Kingdom of
God from Jesus and from all our ancestors in the Catholic Church. May each
of us truly add to the growth of the Lord's Kingdom and to the increasing of
his divine presence in our world today and in the generations still to come.
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!

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!

Bless the Lord, and praise his holy name!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS AND YOUR SUPPORT OF THE DIOCESAN
"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! Your support and your generosity are always
appreciated!

THANKS, TOO, FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR 2014 PARISH SHARE CAMPAIGN!
   Each year, we are asked to support the work of Bishop David Zubik and
his pastoral administration of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. As you know, the
support requested of Saint Scholastica Parish is $94,547.00. Thank you very
much for your generous support of the Bishop!
   In the coming months, we will be asking additional support from those
who haven't made a contribution at this point. Additional support received
above the goal this year will once again stay with our parish and will help
to fund the programs of our parish community!
   Again, thanks for your Parish Share support and for all of your
generosity to Saint Scholastica Parish this year and throughout all these
years. God bless!

SUNDAY, JULY 13th ADULT FAITH REFLECTIONS--FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE BIBLE
   The other ingredient we bring to the Scriptures is ourselves. Each of
us has an experience of life and of faith. Our own experiences shape how we
look at Scripture and receive its message. Further, when we share our
interpretations of the Bible with each other, the experience may open up a
way of encountering God in the Scriptures that you had never realized.
   The most important thing to keep in mind as we read the Bible is that it
is designed to change us. It is a collection of testimonies to the action
of God in the world: God's actions of creating the world and holding it in
existence; God's work in liberating a people from slavery and forming them
as God's own; God's action of offering reconciliation to all by becoming
human in Jesus of Nazareth. These testimonies help us understand the
relationship we have with God and how that relationship can change how we
live in all of our relationships.

THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE RCIA
   A couple of weekends ago, two members of our team attended a workshop on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We learned that the parish community itself—not the RCIA team—is the most important actor in the process. It was, after all, their contact with our community that moved our present inquirers to come forward. It is by watching and participating in the life of our parish that they will learn what it means to live as Christians. What a challenge for us! Does the way we treat each other reflect Christ's love? Does the way we behave all week long show Christ's presence in the world, particularly his healing presence for those who are hurt? May we always be aware of the example we are setting for those among us who are exploring what it means to follow Christ!
                                                        --Andrew Bechman


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

'CAMP HELPING HAND' THANKS!
   Thank you very much to all of our young Middle School students who
participated in last week's 'Camp Helping Hand' and in the many Catholic
service projects accomplished in our local area!
   Many thanks are also extended to Mrs. Jamie Dillon, to Miss Meredith
Troyan, and to all of our Youth Ministry volunteers, our adult catechists,
and all our coordinators, sponsors, and donors who made this three-day
effort so meaningful and successful this year!
   As we share our faith and Liturgy with our young members, may they and
all of us place great value in our Catholic service of others as we imitate
Jesus' life, his service, and his building of the Kingdom of God!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/ CCD REGISTRATION
   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 here.  The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.

MORE PARISH YOUTH ACTIVITIES
   This Monday, July 14, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at Squaw Valley, all middle school and high school students are welcome to Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee. Contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon today to reserve a spot.

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 per person. 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 Mrs. Mary Catherine Scanlon (412-781-6550) or visit centralbloodbank.org and use sponsor code G0040167. Your donation will be greatly appreciated!

OUR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
   For all married couples celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary in
2014, Bishop Zubik invites you to the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary at
Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 pm. Please contact our
parish office with your information before August 8. Formal invitations
will be sent to you in September. Also, a light reception will be held
after the Liturgy in the social hall underneath the Cathedral. Contact our
office this week!

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 SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, July 14—Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin
   8:30 am   Anniversary, Philip Joyce (Wife)

Tuesday, July 15—Saint Bonaventure, bishop
   8:30 am   Anniversary, Joseph Costa (Antonietta Costa & Family)

Wednesday, July 16—Our Lady of Mount Carmel
   8:30 am   Vincent Leo Ruggiero (Wife & Family)

Thursday, July 17
   8:30 am   Bruce Hartner (Margaret & Barry Leonard)

Friday, July 18—Saint Camillus de Lellis
   8:30 am   Joseph L. Shultz (Family)

Saturday, July 19
   9:00 am   45th Wedding Anniversary, Gerard & Carole Werries

   5:00 pm   Shawn Neville (wife, Tracey Neville)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, July 20—Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am   Nancy K. Bellinger (Mark & Cathy Bellinger)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   9:00 am   All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   11:00 am   Lorraine Haburchak (Larry & Pat Wolfson)
      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 here.  Donations may be left in the bins in the main entrance of church.

VICTIM'S DIOCESAN 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.

WELCOMING OUR NEW C.D.T.C.A. PRINCIPAL, MR. MARK N. GRGURICH
   Following interviews with a number of candidates, our Principal
Selection Committee and Father Torquato have chosen Mr. Mark N. Grgurich
to be the new principal for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.
Bishop David Zubik, the Superintendent of our Catholic Schools, all four
pastors of our regional school, and the staff of the Diocesan Schools Office
have all concurred with this selection.
   Since 1987, Mr. Mark Grgurich has been a Catholic  educator here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and since 2000, he has been a Catholic elementary school Principal. He's been Principal at Saint Joan of
Arc School in South Park, at Bishop John B. McDowell Regional School in Baldwin, and most recently, at Saint Sylvester School in Brentwood. His career, application, and interview were all greeted with great enthusiasm by our Selection Committee, and we know that Mr. Grgurich will bring true faith, dedication, skill, leadership, and enthusiasm to CDTCA!
   Please join us in welcoming Mr. Mark Grgurich to Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy and to Saint Scholastica Parish this summer as he begins his very important work as Principal of our regional Catholic
Academy!

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
the Saint Scholastica Parish office during July if you'd like information
about registering for the new academic year beginning in late August!

CONSIDER GIVING ONLINE TO OUR PARISH!
   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. 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 our staff member Christine Morton at the parish office this week.

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—Safe Environment Program—Bulletin
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

Assistants for the Religious Education Program
Meredith Troyan, Gina Musser..........................Ext. 21

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.cdtca.org
(412)781-7927