May 29, 2016

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
    Many Catholic Christians focus on the First Eucharist of their children and grandchildren, but in truth, our First Communion should be the first of thousands of times when each of us receives the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion!
    Jesus transformed his final Passover into what we celebrate daily as the Lord’s Supper.  In this sacred event, Jesus gives his Divine Life to all who are his disciples and his holy people.  By the action of the Holy Spirit and the Eucharistic prayers offered by the priest, the bread and wine presented in the offering of gifts are transformed into the very life—the sacramental Body and Blood—of the Lord Jesus.
    The Eucharist is our wonderful prayer and sacrifice of  thanksgiving.  It is our share in the very life and divine communion of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  May we receive this sacred gift and treasure every Sunday, Holy Day, and even weekday as we journey toward the fullness of life in God’s Kingdom.  God bless!     
                                                                                     —Father Jim Torquato
    
THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!
    Once again, many thanks are extended to all of our parish members and families who donate financial support for the community life and daily operations of our parish.  Thanks to the grace of God and your generosity, we remain strong and vital as a parish community.  Thank you very much, and God bless!

JULY 27  CPR/ AED CLASS TO BE HELD HERE
    On Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00pm, the Borough of Aspinwall will provide instruction in CPR  (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and AED Defibrillator use here in the Parish Hall.  Parish members (16+ years) may participate. The borough has a fee of $10.  Class size is limited to 15. Call the parish now to register. 

THANKS FOR HELPING WITH ANN’S NEW VAN!
    Thanks to everyone who voted to put Miss Ann Scanlon in a new transport van.  We hope to know the results of this national contest in the coming weeks.    

A DAY FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND PARENTS AT CARLOW UNIVERSITY
    On Saturday, June 11, from 9:00am—4:00pm, Camp Healing Hearts and Family Hospice will host a day for grieving children (ages 6-12) and parents/ guardians at Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, in Oakland.  Professionals will work with children to remember loved ones and to develop coping skills.  Parents will also participate in support sessions.  Call 412-572-8829 this week for information/ applications.

CELEBRATING THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD THIS SUNDAY
    Every Sunday and every day, we who are Catholic Christians are offered a share in the Lord’s Supper and the gift of the Holy Eucharist.      
    Ever since Jesus transformed the Passover meal into his own Supper on the night before he died, he offers this Sacred Meal to us so that we might participate in his personal act of thanksgiving. 
    We also receive Jesus’ divine life through his Sacred Body and Blood in the form of bread and wine.  May we always be grateful for the Body and Blood of the Lord, and may we receive this gift with tremendous gratitude and devotion every Sunday and even daily!

HONORING OUR NATION’S HEROES
    This Monday, May 30, our nation will once again observe Memorial Day  as a tribute to all the deceased military veterans of our nation.  This is a remembrance of those who died during wars and conflict as well as those who passed after their service and in these current years.
    This Monday, our Liturgy here begins at 9:00am. 
    At 11:00am,  the Borough of Aspinwall will hold its annual observance at the American Legion building on Commercial Avenue.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!  The memorial service will be followed by the annual Memorial Day parade.  Join us in honoring our deceased military service members and veterans tomorrow on Memorial Day!

AN UPDATE ON FATHER SEAN HOGAN
    Father Sean Hogan, CSSp (Congregation of the Holy Spirit)  is grateful for your prayers following his knee surgery.  His recuperation is coming along, and he hopes to return in late July.  If you’d like to send a card to Father Hogan, please send it to:

                                Father Sean Hogan, CSSp
                                Trinity Hall
                                Duquesne University
                                Pittsburgh, PA  15282.

    Thank you again for your care, support, and kindness toward Father Hogan in these months.

OUR UPGRADED CHURCH SOUND SYSTEM
    In recent weeks, new sound system electronics were installed in the church and the children’s room.  A new digital system has been added to replace our decades old analog system, new microphones have been installed, and new wiring with a volume control has been placed in the children’s room. 
    In June, new microphones and a new mixer will be installed for use by our music director, choir, and youth group.  These upgrades should provide better and more audible sound for all our Liturgies!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

OUR JUNE 13-17  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
    All students ages 5-9 are welcome to participate in our parish’s Vacation Bible School, June 13-17.  The donation is $40.   Contact our Religious Education Office for information and registration.

THEOLOGY ON TAP COMING IN JUNE!
    It’s time for some more adult learning!   You may remember that last September, when Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress, he mentioned two important U. S. Catholics — Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. 
    This June, adult parish members and guests (21+ years) are invited to two Theology on Tap sessions here at Saint Scholastica Parish to learn more about the lives and contributions of these two important figures. 
    On Thursday, June 9, at 7:30pm in our Parish Hall, we’ll view a film about Dorothy Day and then discuss it together.  On Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm, we’ll watch a film about Thomas Merton and then discuss it.  Each film is about one hour in duration.
    Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available. There is NO fee to participate—donations for the refreshments will be accepted. 
    So that we can purchase enough provisions, please reserve a seat by Monday, June 6 for the first session.  Please leave a message at 412-781-0186, ext. 18, or send an email to Mr. Andrew Bechman here.   Come join us for fellowship and enrichment in a relaxed summer setting.  All adults are welcome to join us.   See you here!
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PLAN FOR KENNYWOOD DAY NOW!
    Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood is Friday, July 8.  $20 per ticket.  Visit www.catholicyouthday.com now!

OUR 2016 PARISH SHARE CAMPAIGN
     Our 2016 Diocesan Parish Share Campaign is collecting the money to fund our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Our own Parish Share Campaign assessment for 2016 is $74,497.   Each of our households is asked to pledge and contribute  $250 or more  as in past years.  
     Your generous donations provide the financial support needed for the work of Bishop David Zubik, for all his staff, and for the numerous efforts that benefit all the people of our Diocesan Church.  Please help us to meet our goal this year!
  
LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
    Our Aquinas Guild has established a Ministry of Prayer.  If you’d like prayers offered,  OR  if you’d like to pray for others, please sign up near the video screen in the church entrance.  You may contact the coordinators of this ministry at prayerlist@saintscholastica.com.  Thank you.  God bless!

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION TIME CHANGE
    Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the time for our Christian meditation sessions will change to 7:30AM in the Ministry Center.  Come join us for quiet prayer!

ASPINWALL SEEKING TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
    If you’d like to be part of a new Aspinwall Community Emergency Response Team, there are two information sessions being offered by the borough.  The first one hour info session is Thursday, June 9, at 7:00pm at Aspinwall Firemans Memorial Park, and the second session will be on Monday, June 13, at 7:00pm at the First Street fire Station.
    You can help our local community in a time of emergency.  Training will be provided.  Please consider taking part.  Call the Borough offices with any preliminary questions.

THE AQUINAS GUILD INVITES YOU TO DONATE
    Our Aquinas Guild is collecting items to help the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg.  Please bring paper products (bathroom paper, paper towels, etc.)  to the red bin in the church entrance.  Thanks for your generosity to those in need of help for their families and themselves!

GIRLS’ SUMMER CAMPS IN OAKLAND
    Oakland Catholic High School is offering a number of camps and enrichment programs for girls in grades 3--8 in the coming months.  These include basketball, volleyball, Morning Masterpiece, LEGO Mind Storm, Write Your Mind, and Girls Night Out.  Visit the Oakland Catholic website here for more details. 

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.

LITURGY SCHEDULE / PRIEST’S INTENTION
Monday, May 30 — Memorial Day
   9:00 am   David Moore (The Condosta Family)

Tuesday, May 31 — The Visitation of Mary
   8:30 am   George & Margaret Eckert  (Family)

Wednesday, June 1 — Saint Justin, martyr
   8:30 am   Rosalia Costa-Clarke, birthday  (Antonietta Costa & Family)

Thursday, June 2 — Saints Marcellinus and Peter
   8:30 am   Marion Borosa  (The Scanlon Family)

Friday, June 3 — The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
   8:30 am   All those Pre-born   (Respect Life Committee)

Saturday, June 4 — The Immaculate Heart of Mary
   9:00am   Frank Donnelly  (Family)

   5:00 pm   Stanley & Theresa Marsico  (Tish Marsico) 
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, June 5 — Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
   7:30 am   All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   9:00 am   Helen Minshull  (The Scanlon Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   11:00 am   Joan Grace Farina, birthday  (Anthony & Jean Marie)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   1:00 pm   Confirmation Liturgy with Bishop Zubik

Readings for the Week of May 29, 2016

Sunday: Genesis 14:18-20/Psalm 110:1-4/1 Corinthians 11:23-26/Luke 9:11b-17

Monday: 2 Peter 1:2-7/Psalm 91:1-2, 14-16/Mark 12:1-12

Tuesday: Zephaniah 3:14-18a or Romans 12:9-16/Isaiah 12:2-6/Luke 1:39-56

Wednesday: 2 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12/Psalm 123:1-2/Mark 12:18-27

Thursday: 2 Timothy 2:8-15/Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14/Mark 12:28-34

Friday: Ezekiel 34:11-16/Psalm 23:1-6/Romans 5:5b-11/Luke 15:3-7

Saturday: 2 Timothy 4:1-8/Psalm 71:8-9, 14-17, 22/Luke 2:41-51
Next Sunday: 1 Kings 17:17-24/Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13/Galatians 1:11-19/Luke 7:11-17 

The Altar Flowers this May 28-29 weekend have been donated by Miss Tish Marsico in memory of her parents, M/M Stanley and Theresa Marsico.  Thank you very much!

HELPING THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR
    These items are needed at this time:   canned chicken, chili, or stew.  Gray donation bins are located in our main church entrance.  Also needed are blankets, bedspreads, large comforters, sleeping bags, adult backpacks, duffel bags. These items can be used if in good and clean condition.
     Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 3rd Street, Aspinwall, from 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays.  Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street.  Thank you very much!

BULLETIN SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
    Our thanks go to TEQ Guys computer and tech services for being a bulletin sponsor.

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ACADEMY!

OUR CDTCA PTG GOLF OUTING WAS DELAYED DUE TO THE RAIN LAST WEEKEND!
    Because of the constant rain last weekend and the wet condition of the local golf course used, our annual CDTCA  PTG golf outing was postponed by the Fox Chapel Golf Club.  We hope to schedule a make up date once everyone involved can meet to set a date.  Information will be shared with all participants and sponsors in the coming weeks.  Thank for your understanding and your continued support!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES!
    Most of our CDTCA families receive Financial Aid toward their children’s school tuition.  We can help you afford the tremendous investment that is Catholic education at CDTCA.  Please register now,  and speak with our administration about applying for and receiving financial aid for the new year!

REGISTRATIONS FOR 2016-2017 ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW!
     Sign up now!    Registrations for the next school year are being accepted NOW for 3 & 4 year old Pre-School children as well as for students planning to enter Kindergarten through Grade 8 in August.  Please call the school office (412-781-7927) or visit www.cdtca.org for registration materials. 

Visits of CDTCA are available now for parents, new students,  and transfer students coming to our academy in August!   Contact Mrs. Traci Giuffre at the school (412-781-7927) in the coming days or weeks.
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PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
    On Thursday, June 23, from 7-8:30pm, a Festival of Praise will be held at Saint Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road, in preparation for the Priest and Deacon ordinations on Saturday, June 25.
    Also, Quo Vadis Days will be held for young men in high school on July 11-12 at Saint Paul Seminary to explore priestly vocations.  These days include prayer, speakers, games, a bonfire, and camaraderie.  For info and registration, visit www.pghpriest.com.

Once again, thank you for helping to clean up our church after (and before)  each weekend Liturgy.  We’re all very grateful for your care and your help!

Jesus gives us Divine Life in the Eucharist!
     Every day, we consume food to give us nourishment and energy. Every day, the Lord Jesus gives us heavenly food in the Eucharist to fill us with spiritual nourishment and energy! We cannot survive without our earthly food. Nor can we survive spiritually without the Lord’s food in the Eucharist. May we be grateful each Sunday and every day for this divine gift of the Eucharist!
 
     Our Saint Scholastica Parish Mission is to continue the work of Christ together as a faith community, through the celebration of the Sacraments, living spiritually in the world, and working to be caring members of the community.  As committed Catholics, we are sent to bear the Light of Christ to transform the world by our devotion, service and witness.

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 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Parish Office Staff
Debbie VanDemark, Amy Condosta, ………….....Ext.10

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

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

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

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

Bookkeeper/ Safe Environment Coordinator
Amy Condosta…………………………………………….…Ext. 11

Facilities Staff
Thomas Galda

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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

May 22, 2016

A NOTE FROM FATHER TORQUATO
    Whenever we begin our Liturgy and our prayers, we do so “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”   It’s an acclamation of faith that  is so very familiar to us.  As Catholic Christians, we’ve been raised to know and to profess that the Holy Trinity is most important in our faith, our prayer, and our life. 
    The main purpose of every religion is “to reconnect us” with the source of life and of all reality.  Our Christian faith reconnects us with God — the Father who has created all, the Son who has redeemed humanity, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies God’s people and who fills us with divine life.
    Our faith in one God who is a Holy Trinity of Divine Persons is an amazing revelation of Jesus to the world.  We can be grateful that the Trinity loves each of us and invites us to participate in God’s life, holiness, community, and love that are our source and our final and eternal destination.  God bless!
                                                                                         — Father Jim Torquato

HELP US PUT ANN IN A VAN!
    Please help us to acquire a new transport van for Miss Ann Scanlon of our parish.  You can “click for Ann” every day until June 1 and help her in this effort to receive a new transportation van soon!   Information about this opportunity is located in the main church entrance.

JUNE 15  CPR/ AED CLASS TO BE HELD HERE
    On Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00pm, the Borough of Aspinwall will provide instruction in the First Aid practice of CPR  (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and AED Defibrillator use here in the Parish Hall.  Parish members 16 years and older are encouraged to participate.  Please call the parish office this month to register. 

OUR 2016 PARISH SHARE CAMPAIGN
     Our 2016 Diocesan Parish Share Campaign is collecting the money to fund our Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Our own Parish Share Campaign assessment for 2016 is $74,497.   Each of our households is asked to pledge and contribute  $250 or more  as in past years.  
     Your generous donations provide the financial support needed for the work of Bishop David Zubik, for all his staff, and for the numerous efforts that benefit all the people of our Diocesan Church.  Please help us to meet our goal this year!

All praise to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

CELEBRATING THE TRINITY THIS SUNDAY!
   This Sunday, May 22, the entire Catholic Church and all Christians around the world celebrate Trinity Sunday our belief in the Divine Trinity of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
     Our belief in one Divinity whom we call God in our language is at the foundation of our religious beliefs as Catholic Christians.  Thanks to the message and revelation of Jesus the Christ, we also believe that this one God is actually one God in Three Divine Persons — God the Father who created all life, God the Son who has redeemed humanity, and God the Holy Spirit who is the Love shared between the Father and the Son.
    This wonderful belief in the Holy Trinity is at the very heart of our Christian faith.  It’s a divine mystery that we may never fully comprehend until we’re in the very presence of God, but the Trinity is essential to all that we believe as Christians.  May we always be grateful for the faith in God that we inherited from the People of Israel, and may we be grateful for the truth of the Trinity revealed to us by the Lord Jesus himself!

AN UPDATE ON FATHER SEAN HOGAN
    Father Sean Hogan, CSSp (Congregation of the Holy Spirit)  is grateful for your prayers and support following his accident and knee surgery.  His physical therapy and recuperation are coming along well, and he hopes to return to full service in late July.  If you’d like to send a card, please send it to:

                                Father Sean Hogan, CSSp
                                Trinity Hall
                                Duquesne University
                                Pittsburgh, PA  15282.

    Thank you again for your care, support, and kindness toward Father Hogan in these months.


OUR UPGRADED CHURCH SOUND SYSTEM
    In recent weeks, new sound system electronics were installed in the church and the children’s room.  A new digital system has been added to replace our decades old analog system, new microphones have been installed, and new wiring with a volume control has been placed in the children’s room. 
    In June, new microphones and a new mixer will be installed for use by our music director, choir, and youth group.  These upgrades should provide better and more audible sound for all our Liturgies!

PLAN FOR KENNYWOOD DAY NOW!
    Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood is Friday, July 8.  $20 per ticket.  Visit www.catholicyouthday.com now!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

CONCLUDING OUR CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD THIS SUNDAY
    This Sunday, May 22, at the 9:00am Liturgy, we’ll hold our final Children’s Liturgy of the Word session for this catechetical year. 
    Many thanks go to our Liturgy leaders:  Melissa Scheffler, Natalie Gillespie (who led this effort for eight years), Jamie Dillon (and our Youth Ministry students), Meredith Troyan, Molly Conroy, Jennifer Begg, and Andy Bechman. 
    We’re also grateful for the eager participation of our parish children.  Our team was very pleased with their openness to the Word of God as well as their thoughts and  responses this year.
    If you’re interested in being an adult or student helper or leader beginning in September, please contact Mr. Andy Bechman at  childrensliturgy@saintscholastica.com.  Thanks very much once again!

OUR JUNE 13-17  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
    All students ages 5-9 are welcome to participate in our parish’s Vacation Bible School, June 13-17.  The donation is $40.   Contact our Religious Education Office for information and registration.
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THEOLOGY ON TAP COMING IN JUNE!
    It’s time for some more adult learning!   You may remember that last September, when Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress, he mentioned two important U. S. Catholics — Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. 
    This June, adult parish members and guests (21+ years) are invited to two Theology on Tap sessions here at Saint Scholastica Parish to learn more about the lives and contributions of these two important figures. 
    On Thursday, June 9, at 7:30pm in our Parish Hall, we’ll view a film about Dorothy Day and then discuss it together.  On Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm, we’ll watch a film about Thomas Merton and then discuss it.  Each film is about one hour in duration.
    Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available. There is NO fee to participate—donations for the refreshments will be accepted. 
    So that we can purchase enough provisions, please reserve a seat by Monday, June 6 for the first session.  Please leave a message at 412-781-0186, ext. 18, or send an email to andybechman@saintscholastica.com.   Come join us for fellowship and enrichment in a relaxed summer setting.  All adults are welcome to join us.   See you here!
 
LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
    Our Aquinas Guild has established a Ministry of Prayer.  If you’d like prayers offered,  OR  if you’d like to pray for others, please sign up near the video screen in the church entrance.  You may contact the coordinators of this ministry at prayerlist@saintscholastica.com.  Thank you.  God bless!

THE AQUINAS GUILD INVITES YOU TO DONATE
    Our Aquinas Guild is collecting items to help the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg.  Please bring paper products (bathroom paper, paper towels, etc.)  to the red bin in the church entrance.  Thanks for your generosity to those in need of help for their families and themselves!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR E-GIVERS
    Many thanks go to our nearly 30 households who make their contributions electronically.  While they may not place an envelope in the Sunday collection basket, their support is regular and much appreciated.   
    Using the Online Giving Program helps to provide a steady and scheduled stream of income for our parish community.  If you’d like to learn more about this easy, safe, and secure way of contributing, please visit our website here. Thanks very much!

CAREER TRAINING AND HELP FOR WOMEN
    Pennsylvania Women Work offers the New Choices Career Development Program for single mothers and for homemakers to receive career and computer training.  Call 412-742-4362 for complete information.

JULY VOLLEYBALL CAMP
    The Girls Volleyball Team and coaches at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, Cranberry Twp.,  will host a July 18-20 Volleyball Skills Camp (6-9pm)for students entering grades 5-8.  The fee is $100 before July 1 OR $110 after July 1.  Email questions to cwnchsgvb@gmail.com.

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.
  
LITURGY SCHEDULE / PRIEST’S INTENTION
Monday, May 23
   8:30 am   Josephine Adams  (The Newell Family)

Tuesday, May 24
   8:30 am   Paul F. Wessell  (Regis & Mary Lou Wessell)

Wednesday, May 25 —Saint Bede, Pope St. Gregory VII
   8:30 am   Louis & Alfreda Kopec  (Dennis & Bernadine Bonessa)

Thursday, May 26 — Saint Philip Neri
   8:30 am   Helen Kaleida  (G. Martin Francis)

Friday, May 27 — Saint Augustine of Canterbury
   8:30 am   Lance Brusco  (Friends)
 
Saturday, May 28
   9:00am   Sonny Casale  (Georgene Veltri)

   5:00 pm   Kathleen Welsh   (The Scanlon Family)
       Presider: Father James Torquato

Sunday, May 29 — The Body and Blood of the Lord
   7:30 am   All Saint Scholastica Parish Members
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   9:00 am   Kathleen Welsh   (Carole & Manny Gonzalez)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

   11:00 am   Richard Cullinan  (The Dailey Family)
      Presider: Father James Torquato

Readings for the Week of May 22, 2016

Sunday: Proverbs 8:22-31/Psalm 8:4-9/Romans 5:1-5/John 16:12-15

Monday: 1 Peter 1:3-9/Psalm 111:1-2, 5-6, 9-10/Mark 10:17-27

Tuesday: 1 Peter 1:10-16/Psalm 98:1-4/Mark 10:28-31

Wednesday: 1 Peter 1:18-25/Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13/Mark 10:32-45

Thursday: 1 Peter 2:2-5, 9-12/Psalm 100:2-5/Mark 10:46-52

Friday: 1 Peter 4:7-13/Psalm 149:1-6, 9/Mark 11:11-26

Saturday: Jude 17, 20b-25/Psalm 63:2-6/Mark 11:27-33

Next Sunday: Genesis 14:18-20/Psalm 110:1-4/1 Corinthians 11:23-26/Luke 9:11b-17


HELPING THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR
    These items are needed at this time:  canned fruit,  canned beans, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and canned chicken or tuna.  Gray donation bins are located in our main church entrance. 
     Also needed are blankets, bedspreads, and large comforters. These items can be used if in good and clean condition.
     Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 3rd Street, Aspinwall, from 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays.  Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street.  Thank you very much!

BULLETIN SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
    Our thanks go to  Hartwood Chiropractic  for being a bulletin sponsor.   Please see their bulletin ad for some of their services and contact information.  
 

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ACADEMY!

Retail store certificates to benefit CDTCA will be available at our church this Sunday, May 22. 

APPLEBEE’S HELPING CDTCA THIS SUNDAY
    This Sunday, May 22, the Applebee’s Restaurant at the Pittsburgh Mills, Route 28, will make a donation to our Academy for every dine in, take out, or delivery order accompanied by a coupon that’s available in our main church entrance.  Many thanks to you and to Applebee’s for this welcome support!

IT’S TIME FOR OUR CDTCA GOLF OUTING!
    This  Monday, May 23, our Catholic Academy PTG will host the annual Golf Outing at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.  Many thanks go to Mr. Colin Murray for organizing this special annual fund raising event!  Nearly 80 golfers are scheduled to participate on Monday.  Our community’s support of CDTCA is greatly appreciated.  Thank you all very much!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES!
    Most of our CDTCA families receive Financial Aid toward their children’s school tuition. 
    We can help you afford the tremendous investment that is Catholic education at CDTCA.  Please register with our school now,  and speak with our CDTCA administration about applying for and receiving student financial aid for the new school year!

REGISTRATIONS FOR 2016-2017 ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW!
     Sign up now!  Registrations for the next school year are being accepted NOW for 3 & 4 year old Pre-School children as well as for students planning to enter Kindergarten through Grade 8 in August.  Please call the school office (412-781-7927) or visit www.cdtca.org for registration materials. 

Visits of CDTCA are available now for parents, new students,  and transfer students coming to our academy in August!  Contact Mrs. Traci Giuffre at the school (412-781-7927) in the coming days or weeks.
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Once again, thank you for helping to clean up our church after (and before)  each weekend Liturgy.  We’re all very grateful for your care and your help!


 Jesus shares with us the love of the Trinity!
     Jesus teaches us that God is the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the New Testament tells us that God is Divine Love.  What a wonderful revelation that the source of all life is Divine Love which shares life with humanity and with all creation!   Who else has such a revelation?   May we rejoice in our faith and in the Divine Love of God shared with all of us! 

    Our Saint Scholastica Parish Mission is to continue the work of Christ together as a faith community, through the celebration of the Sacraments, living spiritually in the world, and working to be caring members of the community.  As committed Catholics, we are sent to bear the Light of Christ to transform the world by our devotion, service and witness.


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 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Parish Office Staff
Debbie VanDemark, Amy Condosta, ………….....Ext.10

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

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

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

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

Bookkeeper/ Safe Environment Coordinator
Amy Condosta…………………………………………….…Ext. 11

Facilities Staff
Thomas Galda

CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
205 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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