February 3, 2019

Saint Scholastica Parish of the Lower Allegheny Valley Grouping


Daily Mass: Week of February 4
  8:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Joseph
  9:00 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz
                                Mon, Tues, Wed            Madonna
                                Thurs, Fri, Sat                 Saint Edward
10:00 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky          Saint Scholastica

Weekend Mass Schedule: February 9 & 10
Saturday Vigil
  4:00 pm             Fr. Paul Merkovsky           Saint Joseph
  4:30 pm             Fr. Michael Decewicz       Madonna
  5:00 pm             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Scholastica
Sunday
  8:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno               Saint Francis
  9:00 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky            Saint Joseph
  9:30 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz        Saint Scholastica
10:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno               Saint Edward
11:00 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky            Saint Joseph
11:30 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz        Saint Mary
12:00 noon         Fr. Dale DeNinno                Saint Scholastica

MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
Dear Parishioners,
     When Jesus spoke he elicited interesting reactions from his listeners. Last week's Gospel narrative from Saint Luke describes the people's response in this way: "... news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all. " And further on: " ... the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him." And again: " ... all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. "
     However, the praise and the amazement often seemed to be based on his ability to speak a message that soothed and satisfied the people's hearts. As long as he was saying things they liked to hear or agreed with, they were lavish in their exclamations. But once his message turned to challenge or chastisement, there were many who turned on him, even those who knew him as a young boy growing up in Nazareth. Witness what they tried to do to him in today's Gospel narrative: "When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill ... to hurl him down headlong. "
     Jesus' message is not always easy to hear. While it is true that we seek out the Word of the Lord to soothe and satisfy, still, there will be times when we need to hear something that will make us think in new and different ways. In our time, we may not always like to hear what the preacher has to say, we may not even agree. But doesn't the message deserve a respectful listening?
     I firmly believe that our reading of Sacred Scripture or listening to its public proclamation during Mass is intended to make us think. To think about the things of God, to think about the person of Jesus Christ, to think about our discipleship, and yes, to think about our commitment to the Catholic Church, even in times of
scandal, change and uncertainty.
     My dear brothers and sisters, I urge a careful and attentive listening to the words that come from the mouth of the Lord. And when we respond THANKS BE TO GOD, let it be with good reason and sincerity of heart.
                                                                                             Father Dale DeNinno

Some Thoughts on Preaching
"The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing."
                                                                                            George Dana Boardman

"The test of a good preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not what a lovely sermon, but, I will do something."
                                                                                            Saint Francis de Sales

"Saint Paul's preaching usually ended in a riot or a revival."
                                                                                            Orin Philip Gifford
___________________________________________

FAITH FORMATION & YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

WACKY WEDNESDAY
     Middle schoolers are invited to the Ministry Center on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:00-7:00pm for a fun and engaging chance to tackle some of the difficult topics facing young teens today.

MISSION TRIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
     Our annual Appalachia Mission trip, which takes place  June 23-30, is seeking adult volunteers. Please contact Meredith Troyan for more information.

Thank you to everyone who donated to last weekend’s CCD Family Ministry program. We had 90 families who filled over 160 bags with goodies for the homebound.  The morning included lessons on the Two Great Commandments of love, sacred song, playing Love Bingo, and concluded with participation in Mass.

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
     Youth Ministry members will be collecting donations for the Jubilee Soup Kitchen after all Masses February 2 & 3.  Thank you for your generosity!
_____________________________________________

A Lector Workshop for all those who proclaim The Word of the Lord during weekend and weekday Masses in the 6 churches of our 4 parishes in the Lower Allegheny Valley will be offered by Father Paul Merkovsky on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, February 19, at 1:00pm
in Madonna of Jerusalem Church in Sharpsburg

Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00 pm
in Saint Joseph Church in O'Hara

Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 pm
in Saint Scholastica Church in Aspinwall

     Regardless of the church in which you worship and serve as a Lector, attendance at just ONE of these workshops is required for everyone who serves in this most important liturgical ministry. You choose the date and time that best suits your schedule. Each session is scheduled to last for 90 minutes. RSVP to Debbie VanDemark at  parish@saintscholastica.com or 412-781-0186.

Offertory Collection
                Weekend of January 26 & 27: $5,003
               
You are always welcome at every Liturgy in our parish grouping. If you use a St. Scholastica envelope when you pray in another area church, your donation will be sent here to support this parish. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday:  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 / 1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 / Luke 4:21-30
Monday:  Hebrews 11:32-40 / Mark 5:1-20
Tuesday:  Hebrews 12:1-4 / Mark 5:21-43
Wednesday:  Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15 / Mark 6:1-6
Thursday:  Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24 / Mark 6:7-13
Friday:  Hebrews 13:1-8 / Mark 6:14-29
Saturday:  Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21 / Mark 6:30-34
Next Sunday:  Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 / 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 / Luke 5:1-11

ADDICTION RECOVERY MINISTRY EVENTS
     A.R.M. will officially begin its ministry on Sunday, February 10, at 2:30pm. Bishop Zubik will celebrate a special Mass of anointing for those suffering from addiction or in recovery. All are welcome to attend.

     A.R.M. will hold an afternoon of prayer and reflection for those suffering addiction and their loved ones, hosted by the Lower Allegheny Valley Grouping at 2:00pm Sunday, March 10, at Saint Scholastica Church. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

     “Death and Taxes or The Peasants are Revolting”, a murder mystery dinner sponsored by A.R.M., will be held on Friday, February 22, starting at 6:00pm in the St. Juan Diego John Paul I Center. Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-dinner-tickets-53443425725 or by calling 412-784-8700.

     To learn more, please visit our Facebook page, Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh or our website, www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org. Thank you very much for your support of this ministry!

HEALTH SCREENING AT ST. JUAN DIEGO
     Life Line Screening will offer health screenings at St. Juan Diego Parish on Friday, March 15. These five key screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. See the flyers at the church entrances for details or visit https://www.lifelinescreening.com/community-circle.

HONORING SAINT SCHOLASTICA
     A beautiful hand-carved wooden statue of our patron was recently found, unused and placed in a corner. It has been retrieved and sent to a professional artist for restoration and painting. When returned it will find a place of prominence. The cost of the work is $850. If there is an individual, a couple, or a family who would like to make a donation in honor of Saint Scholastica and in memory of beloved family members, please contact Father Dale DeNinno at the parish office at your earliest convenience.

MASS INTENTIONS
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 2
   5:00pm  James Ranii (Kathleen McAndrews) 
Sunday, February 3
   9:30am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members 
   12:00noon  Kevin Scanlon (The Scanlon Family)

Monday, February 4—Weekday in Ordinary Time
   10:00am  Andrea Certo (Jo & Natalie Certo)

Tuesday, February 5—Saint Agatha
   10:00am  No Intention Listed

Wednesday, February 6—Saint Paul Miki & Companions
   10:00am  In celebration of Dom Chrysostom (The VanDemark Family)

Thursday, February 7—Weekday in Ordinary Time
   10:00am  No Intention Listed

Friday, February 8—Saint Jerome Emiliani / St. Josephine Bakhita
   10:00am  Yvonne B. Maher (Thomas Maher, Jr.)

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 9
   5:00pm  Mary M. Pavlovich (Carroll Mackey & Family)
Sunday, February 10
   9:30am  Lois Cua   (The Adams & McDougall Family)
   12:00noon  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members

Remember in your prayers all those who have died, especially Harriet Kineavy and Mary Granata who were buried from St. Scholastica this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Hope for Haiti Committee meeting:  Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30pm in the parish hall (rescheduled).
Bible Study: Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30pm in the Ministry Center Library (rescheduled)
St. Vincent de Paul Society meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30pm in the parish hall.
Christian Meditation: Wednesday, Feb. 6, following the 10:00am liturgy in the church.
Bible Study: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30pm in the Ministry Center Library.

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS
     If you would like to receive a 2018 end of year contribution statement, please request one from the parish office at parish@saintscholastica.com or 412-781-0186.
 

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ACADEMY!

There’s still time to buy tickets to CDTCA’s first Fashion Show and Ladies’ Luncheon on February 10 at Longue Vue Club. We will be featuring spring fashions from local Aspinwall boutiques One Brilliant and Soothe the Sole! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the school office.

Save the date for CDTCA’s Pancake Breakfast on February 24 from 10:00-1:30 in the school cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the CDTCA Athletics Association.

CDTCA is now accepting registrations for the 2019 - 2020 school year. If you are interested in pre-school through 8th Grade, please contact the school office to set up a tour!
___________________________________________

HELPING THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR
     Thanks for your help! These items are needed now:  powdered or shelf stable milk, hot chocolate mix, canned red or black beans, and canned soup. [Note: This list is more current than the print edition of the bulletin.] Please leave donations in plastic bags. Gray bins are in the church entrance. 
     Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 3rd Street, Aspinwall, from 10am-12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street.
     Due to the weather there is an urgent need for bath or beach towels. Please bring them to 316 3rd St. at the above times.  Thank you!

HELPING OUR LOCAL SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
     Our Aquinas Guild appreciates your donations to the local Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  Your donations of  macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta — and any non-perishable items — are most welcome.  Please put donations in the red bin in the church’s main entrance. 
     Financial donations are always welcome.  Please deposit in the Poor Boxes in the church vestibule.  Checks should be made out to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Also, please contact the parish office if you or your neighbors ever need confidential help from our parish’s Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

     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 OF THE LOWER ALLEGHENY VALLEY PARISH GROUPING
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Telephone 412-781-0186, ext. 10           
Fax 412-781-4316
Parish Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Clergy of the Lower Allegheny Valley Parish Grouping
Reverend Dale DeNinno, Pastor/Administrator    
Reverend Michael Decewicz, Senior Parochial Vicar    
Reverend Paul Merkovsky, Senior Parochial Vicar    
Ext. 10

Fr. Hyeong Cheol Lee,
    Chaplain for the Korean Community
Fr. John Mark Ogu
    Student, Duquesne Univ., In Residence/St. Juan Diego Parish
Fr. Dozie Egbe
    Chaplain, UPMC Presbyterian, In Residence/St. Padre Pio Parish

Staff
Receptionist/Safe Environment Coordinator    
Debbie VanDemark    Ext.10

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

Director of Faith Formation
Delia Barr
412-963-8885  x.301

Faith Formation Staff Member
Gina Musser     Ext. 21

Director of Adult Faith Formation and R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, MEd     Ext. 18 

Youth Ministry Director
Meredith Troyan     Ext. 20 

Bookkeeper
Amy Condosta     Ext. 11

Facilities Staff
Bruce Hassing

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

Principal
Mr. Mark N. Grgurich, MSEd     (412)781-7927
office@cdtca.org  
-->

January 27, 2019

Saint Scholastica Parish of the Lower Allegheny Valley Grouping

Daily Mass: Week of January 28
  8:00 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky          Saint Joseph
  9:00 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz
                                Mon, Tues, Wed            Madonna
                                Thurs, Fri, Sat                 Saint Edward
10:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Scholastica

Weekend Mass Schedule:  February 2 & 3
Saturday Vigil
  4:00 pm             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Joseph
  4:30 pm             Fr. Paul Merkovsky           Madonna
  5:00 pm             Fr. Michael Decewicz       Saint Scholastica
Sunday
  8:00 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz       Saint Francis
  9:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Joseph
  9:30 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky           Saint Scholastica
10:00 am             Fr. Michael Decewicz       Saint Edward
11:00 am             Fr. Dale DeNinno              Saint Joseph
11:30 am             Fr. Paul Merkovsky           Saint Mary
12:00 noon         Fr. Michael Decewicz        Saint Scholastica

MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
Dear Parishioners,
     Winter weather wreaked havoc with attendance at Mass this past weekend. It didn't help that meteorologists were predicting "snow-mageddon" resulting in a run on bread, milk and toilet tissue at local grocery stores. Fear of snow and ice has an amazing power; so too, the fear of falling. Wisdom dictates the better path.
     Inclement weather is not the only reason that explains the drop in attendance at Mass in the churches of our parish grouping. There is also disillusionment and disappointment, disagreement and discontent. And then there is anger and even a measure of indifference. An understandable human response to all that has occurred throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh in recent months. Starting with the release of a Grand Jury Report, the transfer of beloved priests, the arrival of unfamiliar priests, the grouping of parishes, the adjustment to a new Mass schedule, and on-going media scrutiny, it's no wonder that our peace of mind has been disturbed and our spiritual balance challenged.
     If wisdom dictates the better path in response to snow and ice shouldn't it all the more dictate our response to the disturbing drama of change and scandal that has so impacted our Catholic Church? What is the wiser thing to do when confronted with things beyond our reasoning? My personal "go-to-place" is always the cross. Let me share with you a passage from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians:
     "The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the learning of the learned I will set aside.'
     Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith. For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength."
     Dear sisters and brothers, we must live and proclaim the power of the cross. In the midst of so much nonsense and foolishness and scandal, it is the only thing that makes sense. But it takes faith to say that. A faith that is willing to embrace the uncertainty, a faith that is willing to walk forward, a faith that is willing to open ones heart to God's plan, a faith that is willing to say YES.
     Jesus lived and breathed a whole-hearted YES to God's plan and it led him to the Cross. Can we do any less in the lived expression of our Catholic faith, even and especially in the current challenges that are ours? I urge upon everyone the kind of interior YES that will enable us to find spiritual equilibrium in so much that has thrown us off-balance.
     Please know of my prayers for you and your every intention. Kindly remember me and my brother priests, Father Mike Decewicz and Father Paul Merkovsky, in your prayers as well.
                                                                                                   Father Dale DeNinno

P.S. When I wear the hat of a businessman and look at the financial bottom line for each of the four parishes in our grouping, I am acutely aware that the decreased Mass attendance also accounts for a diminished offertory collection. That concerns me greatly when I have to sign checks in payment of our many bills. It is a reality that must be faced.

FAITH FORMATION & YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

WACKY WEDNESDAY
     Middle schoolers are invited to the Ministry Center on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:00-7:00pm for a fun and engaging chance to tackle some of the difficult topics facing young teens today.

MISSION TRIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
     Our annual Appalachia Mission trip, which takes place  June 23-30, is seeking adult volunteers.  Please contact Meredith Troyan for more information.
________________________________________________

STEWARDSHIP
     Are you looking for a way to participate more fully in the life of the parish and give back to our community?  Consider volunteering for one of our ministries.  We welcome parishioners willing to serve as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, altar server, usher, choir member, Children’s Liturgy of the Word leader, or hospitality ministry member.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the parish office. Help keep our parish healthy and vibrant!

A Lector Workshop for all those who proclaim The Word of the Lord during weekend and weekday Masses in the 6 churches of our 4 parishes in the Lower Allegheny Valley will be offered by Father Paul Merkovsky on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, February 19, at 1:00pm
in Madonna of Jerusalem Church in Sharpsburg

Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00 pm
in Saint Joseph Church in O'Hara

Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 pm
in Saint Scholastica Church in Aspinwall

     Regardless of the church in which you worship and serve as a Lector, attendance at just ONE of these workshops is required for everyone who serves in this most important liturgical ministry. You choose the date and time that best suits your schedule. Each session is scheduled to last for 90 minutes.

Offertory Collection
                Weekend of January 19 & 20: $4,032
                St. Anthony Program Collection: $859
               
You are always welcome at every Liturgy in our parish grouping.   If you use a St. Scholastica envelope when you pray in another area church, your donation will be sent here to support this parish. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday:  Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 / 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 / Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Monday:  Hebrews 9:15, 24-28 / Mark 3:22-30
Tuesday:  Hebrews 10:1-10 / Mark 3:31-35
Wednesday:  Hebrews 10:11-18 / Mark 4:1-20
Thursday:  Hebrews 10:19-25 / Mark 4:21-25
Friday:  Hebrews 10:32-39 / Mark 4:26-34
Saturday:  Malachi 3:1-4 / Hebrews 2:14-18 / Luke 2:22-40
Next Sunday:  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 / 1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 / Luke 4:21-30

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
     This year’s campaign will begin on March 6.. It is a wonderful opportunity to unite the Body of Christ in this great spiritual battle to end abortion through a prayer vigil on the public sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh. To get involved, go to  40daysforlifepittsburgh.com (+) or contact Nikki Bruni at 412-926-9413 or by email here.

A.R.M. KICKOFF MASS
     Father Michael Decewicz’s new ministry, Addiction Recovery Ministry, will officially begin with a kickoff Mass at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, February 10, at 2:30pm. The celebrant will be Bishop David Zubik and all are welcome to attend this Mass of Anointing and healing.  For more information visit our Facebook page, Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
     Addiction Recovery Ministry will hold a murder mystery dinner entitled, “Death and Taxes or The Peasants are Revolting” on Friday, February 22, starting at 6:00pm in the St. Juan Diego John Paul I Center. Come and enjoy an evening of ye olde comedy and mystery. Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase here (+) or by calling 412-784-8700.

Vagabond Missions in Sharpsburg hosted its Winter Kickoff Breakout with teens last week with the first ever Sharpsburg Sumo Wrestling Tournament. Every Tuesday at 6pm until the end of the semester we'll be hosting a Breakout night of food, games, prayer and gospel teaching at the St. Juan Diego John Paul I center in Sharpsburg. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our teens and ministry!

MASS INTENTIONS
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, January 26
   5:00pm  Jennifer Livesay (Family & Friends)
Sunday January 27
   9:30am   Deceased Members of the Romano & Marsico Families (Tish Marsico)
   12:00noon  John Lefko (Nancy & Stan Cieslak)

Monday, January 28—Saint Thomas Aquinas
  10:00am  Robert Caswell (Kathy & Chip Burke)

Tuesday, January 29—Weekday in Ordinary Time
   10:00am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members

Wednesday, January 30—Weekday in Ordinary Time
   10:00am  Special Intention (The Certo Family)

Thursday, January 31—Saint John Bosco
   10:00am  Maureen C. Murray (Mary Catherine Scanlon)

Friday, February 1—Weekday in Ordinary Time
   10:00am  Denise Donnelly (Family)

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 2
   5:00pm  James Ranii (Kathleen McAndrews)
Sunday February 3
   9:30am  All Saint Scholastica Parish Members 
   12:00noon  Kevin Scanlon (The Scanlon Family)

Remember in your prayers all those who have died, especially Joan Kirby who was buried from St. Scholastica this week.

Are you missing the pew cards with Mass prayers?  They were removed due to their condition, but the prayers are also printed on the inside front cover of the blue hymnals.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Confirmation MEGA Meeting: Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10:45 in the parish hall.
Women’s Bible Study:  Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1:00pm in the parish hall.
Christian Meditation: Wednesday, Jan. 30, following the 10:00am liturgy in the church.
Bible Study: Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30pm in the Ministry Center Library.
St. Monica Society: Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:00am in the parish hall.

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS
If you would like to receive a 2018 end of year contribution statement, please request one from the parish office at 412-781-0186 or by email here.

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ACADEMY!

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Please help us keep Catholic Education alive in our area by donating to Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy. To make a donation, please visit https://cdtca.giving.factsmgt.com/public/appeal/fund/13218 (+) between 12pm Jan 29th and 12pm Jan 30th. No amount is too small; every dollar matters!
________________________________________________

HELPING THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR
     Thanks for your help!  These items are needed now:  powdered or shelf stable milk, canned kidney or black beans, and hot chocolate mix. Please leave donations in plastic bags. Gray bins are in the church entrance. 
     Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 3rd Street, Aspinwall, from 10am-12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street.
     Due to the weather there is an urgent need for bath or beach towels. Please bring to 316 3rd St at the above times.  Thank you!

HELPING OUR LOCAL SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
    Our Aquinas Guild appreciates your donations to the local Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  Your donations of  canned vegetables and fruits — and any non-perishable items — are most welcome.  Please put donations in the red bin in the church’s main entrance. 

HEARTFELT GRATITUDE!
     On behalf of the St. Juan Diego Conference, St. Vincent DePaul Society, we extend our most sincere “Thank You” to St. Scholastica's members for your support of our Sharpsburg Food Pantry. We truly appreciate your generosity throughout 2018. A special thank you to those who organize the Angel Tree and bake the cookies. We are blessed to have faithful benefactors!
 
     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 OF THE LOWER ALLEGHENY VALLEY PARISH GROUPING
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Telephone 412-781-0186, ext. 10           
Fax 412-781-4316
Parish Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Clergy of the Lower Allegheny Valley Parish Grouping
Reverend Dale DeNinno, Pastor/Administrator    
Reverend Michael Decewicz, Senior Parochial Vicar    
Reverend Paul Merkovsky, Senior Parochial Vicar    
Ext. 10

Fr. Hyeong Cheol Lee,
    Chaplain for the Korean Community
Fr. John Mark Ogu
    Student, Duquesne Univ., In Residence/St. Juan Diego Parish
Fr. Dozie Egbe
    Chaplain, UPMC Presbyterian, In Residence/St. Padre Pio Parish

Staff
Receptionist/Safe Environment Coordinator    
Debbie VanDemark    Ext.10

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

Director of Faith Formation
Delia Barr
412-963-8885  x.301

Faith Formation Staff Member
Gina Musser     Ext. 21

Director of Adult Faith Formation and R.C.I.A.
Andrew Bechman, MEd     Ext. 18 

Youth Ministry Director
Meredith Troyan     Ext. 20 

Bookkeeper
Amy Condosta     Ext. 11

Facilities Staff
Bruce Hassing

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

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