August 31, 2014


A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   Jesus’ words in the Gospel this Sunday remind us of a very important question: are our lives primarily about our life on this earth, or are our lives now only a small part of the existence that is given to each of us?
   If our lives are only about the years that we live in this present age, then we might live only for this existence. However, if there‘s a life that follows these years, and if we do believe in an eternal Kingdom that the Lord promises, then our entire approach to life and reality is very, very different.
   If we do believe in the Christian Good News of Jesus’ Resurrection and his promise that his faithful people will join him in the Resurrection and in the Kingdom, then our focus will be directed beyond this life and this world to the reign of God that will be our final and everlasting destiny
   May we live according to the directives of Jesus, and may we remain close to him each day so that when he does complete his work, we will be found worthy of joining him in God’s eternal Kingdom promised to us. God bless!
                                          —Father Jim Torquato

NOVEMBER PARISH MEN’S RETREAT
   Mark your calendar now and reserve time for this year’s Men’s Retreat at the Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side during the weekend of Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, November 21-23. This is a very good opportunity to recharge your spiritual life in quiet reflection, conversation, presentations, Liturgy, and prayer. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Bringing Hope and Compassion to a Hurting World.”   If you’d like more information, please contact Jim Fanning (412-492-8147 or jim.fanning@NM.com) OR Bob Auray (412-406-8800).

MORE CHOIR MEMBERS STILL NEEDED
   Soon, both of our Sunday choirs will begin their rehearsals and their singing on Sunday mornings. We’d really like to add new choir members to both groups. The 11a.m. Choir is particularly in need of additional men’s voices. NO audition is required. Contact Sister Pat Baker today! Help us to continue our long tradition of gracious service to our parish community through the Music Ministry!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
   We encourage you 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. Interested individual are asked to contact our parish office soon!

OBSERVING LABOR DAY
   Each Labor Day, the United States Bishops publish a statement. This year’s was written by Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Florida. Archbishop Wenski notes that the slowly recovering economy has left many behind as 46 million Americans struggle to make ends meet.
   Young adults, in particular, have borne the brunt of unemployment and underemployment. “For those fortunate to have jobs,” he notes, “many pay poorly. Greater numbers of debt-strapped college graduates move back in with their parents, while high school graduates and others may have less debt but very few decent job opportunities.”
   The archbishop points out that “meaningful and decent work is vital if young adults hope to form healthy and stable families.” Marriage rates have declined by 40% among young adults over the last 40 years, and the birth rate is at an all-time low. Many young adults, “because they are unable to find decent work, are delaying marriage and starting a family.”
   Archbishop Wenski calls on us to commit ourselves to the common good and to solidarity with others. He writes: “Supporting polices and institutions that create decent jobs, pay just wages, and support family formation and stability will also honor the dignity of workers. Raising the minimum wage, more and better workforce training programs, and smarter regulations that minimize unintended consequences would be good places to start.”
                                                       — from Andy Bechman

2014 MASS INTENTIONS STILL AVAILABLE
   Before we schedule Mass Intentions for 2015 beginning in October, please know that there are numerous weekday and Sunday Mass Intentions still available for 2014!
   If you’d like to schedule a Mass Intention to be offered for a family member or friend (especially those who are deceased), please contact the parish office this month. The donation for each Mass Intention is still $10. Thank you for scheduling Mass Intentions for your loved ones!

THE WORD OF GOD IN HUMAN WORDS
   If you ever watch or listen to programs featuring fundamentalists talking about the Bible, you have probably heard their simple and seemingly logical argument saying that “The Bible is the Word of God. God is truthful. Therefore, everything in the Bible must be true.” So then Adam and Eve were persons who lived in a garden about 6000 years ago, and there was a man named Methuselah who lived 969 years, and a prophet named Jonah spent three days inside a large fish before moving the Assyrian king to repentance before the God of Israel.
   The problem with this approach is that it ignores the human dimensions of the Scriptures.  As the Pontifical Biblical Commission wrote in a 1993 document, a fundamentalist interpretation of the Scriptures “refuses to admit that the inspired Word of God has been expressed in human language and that this Word has been expressed. under divine inspiration, by human authors possessed of limited capacities and resources. For this reason, it tends to treat the biblical text as if it had been dictated word for word by the Spirit. It fails to recognize that the Word of God has been formulated in language and expression conditioned by various periods.”        
                                                        —from Andy Bechman

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / CCD REGISTRATION
   Our Religious Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 21 with this year’s Catechetical Sunday.
   •  Please register your public school student/s now for our parish Religious Education/ CCD Program.
   •  Sessions here at the parish will now be Sundays 10:00 am—11:15 am / Tuesdays 6:15 pm—7:30 pm.
   •  You can register online at the Parish website here. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS TUESDAY
   This Tuesday, September 2, at 9:30 am, our Religious Education program would benefit from the help of several adult volunteers to help prepare materials for the CCD year. Please come by the Pastoral Center hall and lend a hand!

OUR PARISH YOUTH LITURGIES
   On September 20 at 5:00 pm, we’ll again host Youth Group Liturgies here in the church. If any students would like to participate in leading the singing or by playing an instrument, please contact Mrs. Dillon this week.
   A cookout will follow the September 20 Liturgy to celebrate Catechetical Sunday.  A special invitation is extended to our Home Study families!

ADULT / TEEN CATECHISTS STILL NEEDED
   We also need small group leaders for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade CCD student groups. Call now for info.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION MEETING
   On Sunday, September 21, at 12 noon, a meeting will be held in the Pastoral Center hall for all Confirmation candidates and your parents. Please be sure to attend!

CHILDREN’S LITURGY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
   After Labor Day, the Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word for children ages 4-10 will resume during the 9:00 am Liturgy. We are now seeking volunteers to lead or serve as assistants. You can have an impact by sharing the Word of God with the young children of our parish.
   In addition to adults, we are also seeking high school and middle school students to serve as well. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Natalie Gillespie at childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com. Thank you!

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday:  Jeremiah 20:7-9 / Romans 12:1-2 / and Matthew 16:21-27
Monday—Saturday: I Corinthians ch. 2-4 / Luke 4-6
Next Sunday:  Ezekiel 33:7-9 / Romans 13:8-10 / and Matthew 18:15-20

AN EVENING WITH FATHER ROBERT DUCH
   On Tuesday evening, September 23 at 7:00 pm, our Aquinas Guild invites all women of the parish to gather for their first meeting of the year. In addition to their meeting, a presentation and discussion by Father Bob Duch will be offered. The topic will be Father Duch’s new book “God, What do You Think of Me?”  You don’t need to reply or even read Father’s book. Simply come for a special evening with the Aquinas Guild and Father Bob Duch.

THIS YEAR’S WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
   Looking for an opportunity to enrich your faith and spiritual life? Consider signing up for our women’s Bible Study of the Book of Revelation. An orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. On hand will be study participants and a copy of the study text. Each session includes a video presentation by a Bible scholar as well as other commentary. The study is 25 weeks with time off for holidays. Regular Tuesday gatherings are 1:00-3:00 pm with usually 20-40 participants. The cost for the study text is $55. Feel free to attend the September 9 orientation. No reply is necessary. Call Bernadine (412-963-0198) with any questions!

OUR PARISH MOTORCOACH FOR THE OCTOBER 4th DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
   On Saturday, October 4, we will join in the biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, this has been a special day of prayer and a way to introduce more of our Church members and families to this amazing 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!

ARE YOUR PARISH MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION UP TO DATE?
   We need to keep our membership files up to date. If you’re not sure whether or not your registration information is current, or if you need to register here at Saint Scholastica Parish, please call Amy at our parish office this month. We will be conducting a complete parish census in the coming years, but we’d like to have everyone’s registration up to date now!  Thanks for your assistance!

LITURGY SCHEDULE/PRIEST’S INTENTION
Monday, September 1—Labor Day
   8:30 am  Clare & Walter Lind (Family)

Tuesday, September 2
   8:30 am  Margaret Clayton (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)

Wednesday, September 3—Saint Gregory the Great
   8:30 am  Eucharistic Ministers serving Lighthouse Pointe—Living (Residents of Lighthouse Pointe)

Thursday, September 4
   8:30 am  Louis Kopec (Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bonessa)

Friday, September 5
   8:30 am  Birthday, Franklyn Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Saturday, September 6
   9:00 am  John DeRosa (The Miketic Family)
   5:00 pm  Frances Maher, Elizabeth Williams, Helen Vincent (The Maher Family)
      Presider: Father Jim Torquato

Sunday, September 7—Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father Jim Torquato
   9:00 am  Stephen Miketic (The Miketic Family)
      Presider: Father Jim Torquato
   11:00 am  Frances Giovannitti (Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Monaco)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

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.

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR
   During the summer, fewer donations are made to the local homeless ministry due to so many members and families being on vacation during the summer months, Your help is still needed to feed and to clothe the poor. Items needed include: macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and vegetables (pull tab cans) canned red or black beans, peanut butter, breakfast bars, and cereal. Please also check the parish website here for information. Donation bins are located in the church entrance.
   Please . . . Donations may only be handed to volunteers between 10 a.m. and noon on Mondays and Fridays at the SIDE DOOR of 316 Third St., Aspinwall.  Again, we ask that no donation be left anywhere outside of either 316 or 318 Third St.  Thank you for helping us help others!  
GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ACADEMY!
THE SCHOOL YEAR IS OFF TO A GREAT START!
   Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy has begun what will be a very full year of faith, learning, and growth.
   The first school Liturgy of this year will be celebrated on Friday, September 5 at 8:30 am.
   Also, our school year’s opening family picnic will be held at Squaw Run Park this Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 pm.
   Information about our Academy will be shared each week with all of our parish community in the parish bulletin.
   Registrations are still being accepted, and tours of the school can be arranged in these days.  Please contact the Academy office at 412-781-7927 or office@cdtca.org.

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. Contact Dani Folino (danifolino@verizon.net) with any questions or to make a donation to the auction. Thank you in advance for your support of CDTCA!
 
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

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

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

August 24, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   We see the images of the cross and the crucifix in many locations within our church and in our homes. The cross and the crucifix are central to our faith as Catholic Christians because they remind us of the tremendous sacrifice that Jesus made to establish a new and everlasting Covenant between humanity and the God the Father. The crucifix and the cross are very important to us!
   On the other hand, how often do we see images of the Lord's Resurrection? We see and think often of the Lord's cross, but it's Jesus' Resurrection that is also most important to our faith, our hope, and our lives! Jesus himself informs the Apostles in today's Gospel account that he must suffer and die and be raised on the third day. It is by this Paschal Event that sin, evil, and death have been conquered. It is by the Resurrection that the Father accepts Jesus' sacrifice and restores him to the fullness of life and glory.
   May we profess and meditate on our Christian faith every Sunday and every day. May we keep our minds and hearts focused on the Incarnation, life, teaching, ministry, death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus! May we always be true, holy, and faithful disciples and apostles of the Lord along with all the saints of the Lord. God bless!
                                                            —Father Jim Torquato

RESPECT LIFE COLLECTION FOR BIRTHRIGHT
   This weekend, August 23-24, the Respect Life Committee will be accepting donations at the church exits after each Mass for the support of Birthright and the help that they provide for expectant mothers in need of our assistance. Thank you for your care and support!

MORE CHOIR MEMBERS STILL NEEDED
   In early September, both of our Sunday choirs will begin their rehearsals and their singing on Sunday mornings. We'd really like to add some new choir members to both groups. The 11a.m. Choir is particularly in need of some additional men's voices. NO audition is required. Contact Sister Pat Baker today!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
   We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to enter the Church if they are not Catholic Christians or are not yet baptized. There are many people who are interested in the Lord Jesus and in the Church. Many of them are simply waiting to be welcomed to join us.
   We're accepting inquiries now for our Adult Catholic Initiation process. Interested individual are asked to contact our parish office soon!

2014 MASS INTENTIONS STILL AVAILABLE
   Before we schedule Mass Intentions for 2015 beginning in October, please know that there are numerous weekday and Sunday Mass Intentions still available for 2014!
   If you'd like to schedule a priest's Mass Intention to be offered for a family member or friend (especially those who are deceased), please contact the parish office this month. The donation for each Mass Intention is still $10. Thank you for scheduling Mass Intentions for your family and loved ones!

AQUINAS GUILD GATHERING ON SEPTEMBER 8
   The Aquinas Guild is continuing its effort to restructure and reorganize so as to promote and strengthen fellowship among the women of our parish. Last Spring, three new committees were formed. They are the Spiritual, Service, and Social committees.
   Recruitment for these committees is beginning now. All three committees will be meeting the evening of Monday, September 8. More information will be included in a bulletin insert next week. Please consider participating in one or more of these committees and help the Aquinas Guild to continue its mission of providing opportunities for faith-based fellowship for the women of our parish!

SOME IMPROVEMENTS COMING THIS MONTH
   A number of property improvements are being made during August. Our largest project is the installation of an upgraded electrical system in the school buildings. This work has allowed for the addition of air conditioning units to the classrooms and offices. This $151,000 project is being funded by school benefactors and by the parish.
   Also, 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!

THE BIBLE IS TRUTHFUL
   Another way in which the Bible is unique is that, in it, we find the truth that we need in order to live in God. The bishops at the Second Vatican Council wrote: "the books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching firmly, faithfully, and without error the truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of our salvation." (Dei Verbum, 11)
   This is a very careful statement that is worth reading carefully. Note that it does NOT say that there is no error of any kind in the Bible nor that everything written in the Scriptures is true. It DOES say that the truths necessary for our salvation may be found in the Bible. It does not attempt to list those truths, and so how do we find out what they are? We do so by encountering the Word of God within the life of the Church community.
   There are many ideas expressed in the Scriptures and many stories told. It is within the living Tradition of the Church that we discern together which of these ideas are central and which of the stories are to be our models as we allow God's grace to shape our lives.
                                                     — from Andy Bechman

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / CCD REGISTRATION
   Our Religious Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 21 with this year's Catechetical Sunday.
      · Please register your public school student/s now for our parish Religious Education/ CCD Program.
      · Sessions here at the parish will now be Sundays 10:00 am—11:15 am / Tuesdays 6:15 pm—7:30 pm.
      · You can register online at the Parish website here. The registration fee is $100.00. Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.
      · There will be a dinner meeting for all catechists and small group leaders on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 pm. Please reply to Jamie Dillon by August 30.
      · A meeting for Confirmation candidates and parents will be held September 21, 12 noon, Pastoral Center.

ADULT / TEEN CATECHISTS STILL NEEDED
   We also need small group leaders for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade student groups.

UPCOMING YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS
   On Friday, August 29, our Youth Ministry will travel to PNC Park for the Pirates' evening game. Thanks to our parish Youth Ministry staff and our parents, volunteers, and students for taking part in these fun events!
   Our Youth Liturgy will return on September 20 at 5:00pm. If any student would like to help sing or to play a musical instrument, please contact Mrs. Dillon now. Homeschool families are especially welcome. A cookout will follow.
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OUR CHILDREN'S LITURGY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
   After Labor Day, the Sunday Children's Liturgy of the Word for children ages 4-10 will resume during the 9:00 am Liturgy. We are now seeking volunteers to lead or serve as assistants. You can have an impact by sharing the Word of God with the young children of our parish.
   In addition to adults, we are also seeking high school and middle school students to serve as well. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Natalie Gillespie here. Thank you!

SUPPORT GROUP
   A weekly Support Group for those Separated or Divorced will be held at Saint Richard Parish, Richland Township, beginning on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 pm. For information, call Ralph (412-741-5456) this week.

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday: Isaiah 22:19-23 / Romans 11:33-36 / Matthew 16:13-20

Monday—Saturday:   2 Thessalonians / 1 Corinthians, chapter 1 / Matthew, chapters 23-25

Next Sunday: Jeremiah 20:7-9 / Romans 12:1-2 / Matthew 16:21-27

THIS YEAR'S WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
   Looking for an opportunity to enrich your faith and spiritual life? Consider signing up for our women's Bible Study of the Book of Revelation. An orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. On hand will be study participants and a copy of the study text. Each session will include a video presentation by a Bible scholar as well as other commentary. The study is 25 weeks with time off for holidays. Regular Tuesday gatherings are 1:00-3:00 pm with usually 20-40 participants. The cost for the study text is $55. Feel free to attend the September 9 orientation. No reply is necessary. Call Bernadine (412-963-0198) with any questions!

OUR PARISH MOTORCOACH FOR THE OCTOBER 4th DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
   On Saturday, October 4, we will join in the biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, this has been a special day of prayer and a way to introduce more of our Church members and families to this amazing 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!

SUPPORT DURING GRIEF
   A seven week Support Program for anyone in Grief following the death of a loved one will start meeting on Friday mornings beginning September 5, 11:00 am, at Saint Bonaventure Parish, Mount Royal Boulevard in Shaler.
   For further information and registration, please call their parish office (412-486-2606, ext. 101). Another support session will also be held in the Spring of 2015.

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, August 25—Saint Joseph Calasanz, priest
   8:30 am   Anniversary, Robert Boley (Children)

Tuesday, August 26
   8:30 am  Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

Wednesday, August 27—Saint Monica, mother
   8:30 am  William T. Garvey (Patricia Snyder)

Thursday, August 28—Saint Augustine, bishop
   8:30 am  Mary Flynn (Mr. & Mrs. Dean Kartsonas)

Friday, August 29– The Passion of Saint John the Baptist
   8:30 am  Marie Streppa (Carl V. Macino)

Saturday, August 30
   9:00 am  Communion Service

   5:00 pm  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father Robert Duch

Sunday, August 31—Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  Birthday, Victor Nicholas (Mary Ann Nicholas)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

   9:00 am  Birthday Jonathan Marsico (Tish Marsico)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

11:00 am John Marmarella (Wife & Children)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR
   During the summer, fewer donations are made to the local homeless ministry due to so many members and families being on vacation during these months, Your help is still needed to feed and to clothe the poor. Items needed include: macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and vegetables (pull tab cans), and kidney, red, or black beans. Please also check the parish website here for further information. Donation bins are located in the church entrance. Thanks very much!

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.

THE SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEGUN!
   The new school year for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy began this past Thursday, August 21, and we were glad to welcome back all of our students, teachers, parents, and families. We'll have a very full year of faith, learning, and growth. Information about our Academy will be shared each week with all of our parish community in the parish bulletin.
   Registrations are still being accepted, and tours of the school can be arranged in these days. Please contact the Academy office at 412-781-7927 or office@cdtca.org.

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 here with any questions or to make a donation to the auction. Thank you in advance for your support of CDTCA!

ASPINWALL FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER
   On Saturday evening, August 30, the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Wine Tasting event at the Parkview Social Hall, 726 Midway Drive, O'Hara Township. The doors will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each to taste 6 wines and enjoy various cheeses and meats. There will also be raffles and door prizes.
   For information, contact Michael Troyan (412-818-0441 or mtroyan102@aol.com) this week! Thanks for your support!
   
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

August 17, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   Prayer has always been an essential part of our life as Catholic Christians! We pray in thanksgiving to God. We pray to give praise and honor to the Lord. We also pray as a community every Sunday and every day in the sacred Liturgy when we celebrate the Lord's Supper.
   Another important form of prayer is the prayer we call petition. For thousands of years, our ancestors and we have raised our hands to God and have made our requests of the Almighty. We do so because we believe that God who has created us and who sustains us also is the Holy One who loves us and hears and answers our prayers. Jesus himself recommends that we pray and make our needs known to God the Father.
   On numerous occasions, including today's account in the Gospel, Jesus acknowledges and commends the prayers and petitions of those who are asking favors from God. May we know that the Lord does hear us, and may we never cease praying to the Lord to ask his kindness and his providence for us, for our loved ones, and for the whole church. God bless!
                                                                  —Father Jim Torquato

IMPORTANT RESPECT LIFE EVENTS
   This Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall, the Respect Life Committee will hold its first meeting to plan all of this year's activities. Everyone is welcome!
   Also, next weekend, the Respect Life Committee will be accepting donations at the church exits after each Mass for the support of Birthright and the help that they provide for expectant mothers in need of our assistance. Thank you for your care and support!

MORE CHOIR MEMBERS STILL NEEDED
   In early September, both of our Sunday choirs will begin their rehearsals and their singing on Sunday mornings. We'd really like to add some new choir members to both groups. The 11a.m. Choir is particularly in need of some additional men's voices. NO audition is required. Contact Sister Pat Baker today! Help us to continue our long tradition of gracious service to our parish community through the Music Ministry!

CONSIDERING DISCIPLESHIP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
   We encourage you 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. Interested individual are asked to contact our parish office soon!

2014 MASS INTENTIONS STILL AVAILABLE
   Before we schedule Mass Intentions for 2015 beginning in October, please know that there are numerous weekday and Sunday Mass Intentions still available for 2014!
   If you'd like to schedule a priest's Mass Intention to be offered for a family member or friend (especially those who are deceased), please contact the parish office this month. The donation for each Mass Intention is still $10. Thank you for scheduling Mass Intentions for your family and loved
ones!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FROM OUR MISSIONARY VISITOR
   Last weekend, our parish hosted Vincentian Father Alex Chalangady, VC who was the annual visitor sent to us by the Mission Office of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Father Alex and the Vincentian Missionaries have expressed their sincere gratitude for your generosity in the second collection and for the numerous offers to financially support their seminary students in East Africa and India. Thank you for your kindness and your generosity!

SOME IMPROVEMENTS COMING THIS MONTH
   A number of property improvements will be made during August. Our largest project is the installation of an upgraded electrical system in the school buildings. This work will allow for the addition of air conditioning units to the classrooms and offices. The air conditioning units will then be installed. This $151,000 project is being funded by school benefactors and by the parish.
   Also, 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!

THE BIBLE IS 'CANONICAL' (PART TWO) 
   We noted last week that the word "canon" originally meant "measuring stick" in ancient Greek. We saw that the word "canon" is used today for the list of the books in the Bible—the ones that the Catholic Church regards as inspired by God. They are the books that "measured up."
   The Bible is canonical in another sense as well. Because the Scriptures bear witness in an authoritative way to the saving actions of God—and particularly to the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ—they become our touchstone, a standard that guides us in what we believe and do. The Scriptures guide the teaching of the Church. As the bishops of the Second Vatican Council put it: "The magisterium [the teaching authority of the Church] is not superior to the word of God, but is rather its servant." (Dei Verbum, 10) The words of all of our liturgies are firmly rooted in the Scriptures as well. Through these sources and through our own prayerful reading of the Scriptures alone or with other Christians we can indeed find a guiding standard for living fruitful lives in Christ!
                                                         - from Andy Bechman

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / CCD REGISTRATION
   Our Religious Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 21 with
this year's Catechetical Sunday.
      · Please register your public school student/s now for our parish
Religious Education/ CCD Program.
      · Sessions here at the parish will now be Sundays 10:00 am—11:15 am /
Tuesdays 6:15 pm—7:30 pm.
      · You can register online at the Parish website here.  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.

ADULT / TEEN CATECHISTS STILL NEEDED
   · Our Religious Education Program needs a catechist for the Fifth Grade here on Sunday mornings.
   · We also need small group leaders for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade student groups.
   · Teens, we need YOU! We're looking for some exceptional teenagers to help us with Religious Education sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays. Contact Mrs. Dillon here if you can assist us in this important ministry!

UPCOMING YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS
   Our Youth Ministry will participate in Pet Therapy at the Aspinwall VA Hospital on Tuesday, August 19 at 11 am. On Wednesday, August 20, the Leadership Team will meet at Squaw Valley at 7:30 pm followed by Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee at 8:30 pm. On August 25, there will be kayaking at North Park. Finally, our youth can attend a trip to PNC Park for the Pirates' game on Friday evening, August 29. Please reply before Monday, August 18, to Mrs. Dillon here.
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
   The Sunday Children's Liturgy of the Word for children ages 4-10 will resume during the 9:00 am Liturgy after Labor Day. We are now seeking volunteers to lead or serve as assistants. You can have an impact by sharing the Word of God with the young children of our parish.
   In addition to adults, we are also seeking high school and middle school students to serve as well. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Natalie Gillespie here. Thank you!

THIS YEAR'S WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
   Looking for an opportunity to enrich your faith and spiritual life? Consider signing up for our women's Bible Study of the Book of Revelation. An orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. On hand will be study participants and a copy of the study text. Each session includes a video presentation by a Bible scholar as well as other commentary. The study is 25 weeks with time off for holidays. Regular Tuesday gatherings are 1:00-3:00pm with usually 20-40 participants. The cost for the study text is $55. Feel free to attend the September 9 orientation. No reply is necessary. Call Bernadine (412-963-0198) with any questions!

OUR PARISH MOTORCOACH FOR THE OCTOBER 4th DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE
   On Saturday, October 4, we will join in the biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, this has been a special day of prayer and a way to introduce more of our Church members and families to this amazing 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!

ARE YOUR PARISH MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION UP TO DATE?
   We need to keep our membership files up to date. If you're not sure whether or not your registration information is current, or if you need to register here at Saint Scholastica Parish, please call Amy at our parish office this month. We will be conducting a complete parish census in the coming years, but we'd like to have everyone's registration up to date now! Thanks for your assistance!

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday: Isaiah 56:1-7 / Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 / Matthew 15:21-28
Monday—Saturday: The Prophet Ezekiel chapters 24-43 / Matthew chapters 19-23
Next Sunday: Isaiah 22:19-23 / Romans 11:33-36 / Matthew 16:13-20

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, August 18
   8:30 am   Arthur Bonessa (Cummings Family)

Tuesday, August 19—Saint John Eudes
   8:30 am   Pamela Tarantini (Friends)

Wednesday, August 20—Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
   8:30 am  Patricia Akanowicz (Charlene Akanowicz)

Thursday, August 21—Pope Saint Pius X
   8:30 am  Sherry Woods (Friends)

Friday, August 22—The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
   8:30 am  Anniv., Marion Gimber (Lorraine Clifford)

Saturday, August 23
   9:00 am  Anniv., Robert Conflenti (Evelyn Conflenti)

   5:00 pm  For all Saint Scholastica Members
      Presider: Father Robert Duch

Sunday, August 24—Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am The Macino and Driscoll Families (Carl V. Macino)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

   9:00 am  Jenny Gonzalez (Carole & Manny Gonzalez)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

   11:00 am Rosemarie Diehm (The Diehm Family)
      Presider: Father Robert Duch

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR
   During the summer, fewer donations are made to the local homeless ministry due to so many members and families being on vacation during the summer months. Your help is still needed to feed and to clothe the poor.   Items needed include: macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and vegetables (pull tab cans) canned tuna, chicken, chili, or beef stew, beans, breakfast bars, and cereal. Please also check the parish website here for information. Donation bins are located in the church entrance. Thanks very much!

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.

THE SCHOOL YEAR IS SET TO BEGIN SOON
   The first day of school for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will be this Thursday, August 21. Tours of the school can be arranged in these days, and registrations are still being accepted. Please contact the Academy office at 412-781-7927 or by email here.

A TIME TO MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
   This 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.

ENROLL NOW IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Sharing our Catholic faith and an excellent education in a very fine and safe school is one of the best investments you'll ever make in your child's future! Call now!

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 by email here 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

August 10, 2014

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
   Have you ever experienced a difficult time in your life when all seemed lost? More than likely, every one of us has lived through a very difficult and seemingly hopeless event or crisis at some point in our years. Thankfully, all who are reading this note have obviously lived through this dark and difficult time in your lives. Sadly, not everyone has survived the darkness and storms of their lives.
   One important lesson that we should take from today's Gospel account of Jesus appearing in the storm and ultimately rescuing Saint Peter is that the Lord will be with each of us during the storms of our lives. Jesus is always present to us through his divine and Holy Spirit. He is with us in our good times, in our bad times, and in our worst times. In fact, Jesus will definitely be with us in the storms of life because he knows that it's in those times that we need him most.
   May each of us walk closely with the Lord Jesus every day, and may we trust his goodness and support during our crises and in the worst of times.  God bless!
                                                      —Father Jim Torquato

THE HOLY DAY OF MARY'S ASSUMPTION THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
   This Friday, August 15, the Church around the world will celebrate the Holy Day of the Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As you know, there is no tomb of the Blessed Mother. Following her death, our Catholic tradition holds that God assumed the body of the Lord's Mother into the heavenly realm so that Mary might share already in the glory that awaits us in our next life in God's Kingdom.
   Because this is a Day of Obligation (meaning all Catholic Christians are expected to participate in our Liturgy), we will celebrate the Mass at 8:30am, 12 noon, and 7:00pm this Friday. Please mark your calendar now for the Holy Day, and come to celebrate our holy faith and the Blessed Mother this Friday!

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!

WELCOMING OUR MISSIONARY VISITOR
   This weekend, our parish welcomes the annual visitor sent to us by the Mission Office of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Today, we welcome Father Alex Chalangady, VC, a Vincentian priest from India. Father Alex will speak at each Liturgy, and we will take up the annual Second Collection for the benefit of his Mission work and projects.
   Each year, every parish throughout the United States is asked by their own Bishop to welcome these visitors from Mission countries so that we will hear of the Church's numerous efforts around the world and so that we might support them with our parish members' generosity. Your goodness and support will be very much appreciated.
   If you aren't prepared to make a contribution today, you may also bring a donation to the parish office by Monday morning. Please make any checks payable to Saint Scholastica Parish and indicate August Mission Collection in the memo line. All donations will be forwarded to our Diocesan Mission Office for proper processing. Thank you all very much for your hospitality and your support!

SOME IMPROVEMENTS COMING THIS MONTH
   A number of property improvements will be made during August. Our largest project is the installation of an upgraded electrical system in the school buildings. This work will allow for the addition of air conditioning units to the classrooms and offices. The air conditioning units will then be installed. This $151,000 project is being funded by school benefactors and by the parish.
   Also, 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!

THE 'CANON' OF THE BIBLE
   The word "canon" comes from ancient Greek, and it means "a measuring stick." Originally, the word referred to the rule or standard that the Church used to decide whether a particular book should be included in the Bible. Later, it came to be used for the list of the books in the Bible, the books that the Church judged to be inspired and authoritative.
   It is important to note that the various books of the New Testament arose within the Church communities, and it was the Church that determined which were reliable. Many books were written and valued by communities or groups within the Church, but not all of these became part of our New Testament. The process of choosing was complex.
   By about 200 A.D., Christians generally agreed that the Gospels, the letters of Saint Paul, the Acts of the Apostles, and the First Letters of Peter and John were to be accepted as Scripture on the same level as the Jewish Scriptures. It was not until about 400 A.D. that the present list of 27 New Testament books seem to have been generally accepted. In 1546 A.D., the Council of Trent finally and formally defined the Canon of the Scriptures for Catholic Christians.
                                                            —from Andy Bechman

Bless the Lord at all times!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / CCD REGISTRATION
   Our Religious Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 21 with this year's Catechetical Sunday.
      · Please register your public school student/s now for our parish Religious Education/ CCD Program.
      · Sessions here at the parish will now be Sundays 10:00 am—11:15 am /Tuesdays 6:15 pm—7:30 pm.
      · You can register online at the Parish website here.  The registration fee is $100.00.  Please contact Mrs. Jamie Dillon if you have questions.

ADULT / TEEN CATECHISTS STILL NEEDED
   · Our Religious Education Program needs a catechist for the Fifth Grade here on Sunday mornings.
   · We also need small group leaders for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade student groups.
   · Teens, we need YOU! We're looking for some exceptional teenagers to help us with Religious Education sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays. Contact Mrs. Dillon here if you can assist us in this important ministry!

YOUTH MINISTRY EVENING AT PNC PARK
   Keep on Buc'n! All high school and middle school students are invited to join our Youth Ministry for a trip to PNC Park for the Pirates' game on Friday evening, August 29. Please reply to Mrs. Dillon here before August 21. Please join us for a great evening!
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
   The Sunday Children's Liturgy of the Word for children ages 4-10 will resume during the 9:00 am Liturgy after Labor Day. We are now seeking volunteers to lead or serve as assistants.
   With just a small time commitment, you can have a large impact by sharing the Word of God as a message that is also meant for the young children of our parish.
   In addition to adults, we are also seeking high school and middle school students to serve as leaders and assistants as well. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Natalie Gillespie at
childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.
   We're very grateful to all who participate in and work with this important parish catechetical ministry!

A NOTICE FROM THE ASPINWALL POLICE
   Please remember that ALL curbside parking MUST be done in the same direction as the flow of traffic. It is a violation of traffic laws to have your vehicle facing in the direction opposite of the traffic flow. All vehicles facing the wrong direction are subject to a $15 fine. The borough police are grateful for your cooperation! Thank you!

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!

FAMILY / PARENTING POINTERS
   Experts agree that skills all teens need to learn at home are: good social skills /manners, essential domestic skills, and automotive maintenance when they're 16. A good idea!

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 makes "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 good way to share the pro-life message everywhere you drive!

BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday: I Kings 19:9-13 / Romans 9:1-5 / Matthew 14:22-33
Monday—Saturday: The Prophet Ezekiel chapters 1-12 / Matthew chapters17-19
Next Sunday: Isaiah 56:1-7 / Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 / Matthew 15:21-28

LITURGY SCHEDULE/ PRIEST'S INTENTION
Monday, August 11—Saint Clare
   8:30 am  Respect Life Committee

Tuesday, August 12
   8:30 am   Birthday, Ryan Holt (Grandparents)

Wednesday, August 13
   8:30 am  William Powderly (The Byrnes Family)

Thursday, August 14—Saint Maximilian Kolbe
   8:30 am  Ellen Voyer (Lisa & Tom Perry)

Friday, August 15—The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
   8:30 am Thomas Styslinger (The Styslinger Family)
   12:00 pm  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
   7:00 pm  Gloria Greco (Dennis & Bernie Bonessa)

Saturday, August 16
   9:00 am  Deceased members of the Certo Family (The Certo Family)

   5:00 pm  Robert William Nawrocki (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Edward Werries & Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, August 17—Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am  Helen Ziegler (Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato
   9:00 am  Luke Hadley (The Cordaro Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato
   11:00 am  Louis Miketic (The Miketic Family)
      Presider: Father Sean Hogan, CSSp

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.

THE SCHOOL YEAR IS SET TO BEGIN SOON
   This year's first day of school for Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy will be Thursday, August 21. Tours of the school can be arranged in these weeks, and registrations are still being accepted. Please contact the academy office at 412-781-7927 or office@cdtca.org.

A 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.

ENROLL NOW IN CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
   Sharing our Catholic faith and an excellent education in a very fine and safe school is one of the best investments you'll ever make in your child's future! Call now!

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