› Living In the Spirit

Would you like some support in your spiritual growth?  You are invited to join a group of adults who are gathering monthly to share spiritual practices and resources.  We are not following an outside program;  each month a group member briefly presents something that has been helpful in her or his spiritual life.  We will look at the resource or try  the practice (if possible) and then reflect on it together.

There is no registration or fee, although donations for refreshments will be accepted with gratitude.  We hope you can  join us for a spiritual boost!

Dates and Times:  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. (or following the evening holyday liturgy).  We will be planning how we will move forward in the fall.
Location: Ministry Center Library
Donation: No fee; donations for refreshments are welcome.
Rsvp: No registration necessary;  just join us when you can!

Contact: Andrew Bechman


› Summer Bible Study--"Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles"

In medieval legend, Mary Magdalene was a reformed prostitute who ended her life living as an ascetic in southern France, an emblem of repentance. This is not how she is portrayed in the Gospels.

Join us for a three ︎part Bible study: “Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles.” In a relaxed summer setting (with no “homework”), we will look closely at some key Gospel passages that will help us to understand the Magdalene’s relationship with Jesus, and perhaps to deepen our own.

We will meet on three Thursday evenings beginning on June 6 and ending on June 20 in the St. Scholastica Ministry Center library. 

We will use booklets from the Little Rock Scripture Study. There is a suggested donation of $15, payable at your first session. For more information or to register, contact Andrew Bechman at 412-781-0186, Ext. 18 or by e-mail here.
Register by Tuesday, May 28, to receive your materials at the first session. If you wish to use an e-book, let us know when you register. We hope you can join us!

Dates and Times:  Three Thursdays, June 6, 13, & 20, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: St. Scholastica Ministry Center Library, corner of Fourth St. and Maple Ave., Aspinwall
Donation: $15 for materials and simple refreshments.
Rsvp: By Tuesday, May 28, to receive a booklet at the first session

Contact: Andrew Bechman


› The Four Gospels

The parish has a number of copies available of a Catholic Personal Study Edition of The Four Gospels. This is a high quality paperback edition published by the Little Rock Scripture Study and Liturgical Press. If you are a parish member and you would like a copy, please contact Mr. Andrew Bechman or visit the parish office.

Contact: Andrew Bechman
Phone: (412) 781-0186, Ext. 18


Overview: Adult Faith Formation

"Every individual has the responsibilities to grow in faith and to contribute to the growth in faith of the other members of the Church."
(National Directory for Catechesis, 186)

Faith formation for adults seeks to foster the relationship between the real person of Jesus Christ and the real persons of our time and place. This is a lifelong task. The whole life of the Christian community—our worship, our social activities, our good works—helps to form each one of us in Christ. In the activities listed below, however, we consciously promote an encounter between the living Word of God and our own experience.

› Adult Religious Education

The ministry of Adult Education at St. Scholastica seeks to promote our growth as a Catholic Christian community by reflecting together on our faith and how we practice it.

Adult education at St. Scholastica includes Bible studies, Baptism preparation for parents, support for adults engaged in leading the Children's Liturgy of the Word, print resources, other occasional educational activities, and information regarding retreats and other opportunities for spiritual growth. We also maintain a parish library.

› How can you take part?

Participate in our activities

We usually have a Bible study in the fall and during Lent in the late winter and spring.

Start something up!

Would you like to form a book club, discussion group, prayer or support group? Would you like to organize a group retreat? Please contact Andy Bechman to discuss the possibility.

Contact: Andrew Bechman
Phone: (412) 781-0186, ext. 18

› Christian Meditation

Do you have a desire to deepen your relationship with God? Try silent prayer!  We meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:05 a.m. in the church (after the morning liturgy).  You do not need any previous experience with meditation, although we welcome people who have such experience. Let's support each other as we grow through prayer!

Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 10:40 a.m. (following the morning liturgy)
Location: St. Scholastica Church
Contact: Andrew Bechman
Phone: (412) 781-0186, Ext. 18


› Our Parish Blog: Holy Conversation

Check out our blog:
Look at a picture, read a reflection, and leave a comment to start a conversation!

› Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Through the RCIA, St. Scholastica Parish welcomes adults and older children into the Catholic Church.

The RCIA is primarily intended for people who have never been baptized.  We also work with Christians who have been baptized in another denomination but would like to become Catholics, and with baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith and have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

As much as possible, we tailor the process to the needs of the people who are inquiring. The purpose of the process is to help our inquirers come to a beginning knowledge of Jesus and a relationship with him through our parish community. Beginning the process does not imply commitment on your part.

Let us know if you are interested in joining the Church or in helping others to enter!

Contact: Andrew Bechman, RCIA Director
Phone: (412) 781-0186, ext. 18

› Young Adult Ministry

Young adult ministry is designed to actively engage young adults in their Catholic faith.

Our young adult ministry is currently on hiatus.  Please watch the bulletin for announcements of a resumption of activities.

Contact: Meredith Troyan
Phone: (412) 781-0186, ext. 20

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