Why the name?

"Holy Conversation" does sound like an exceptionally pious name, even for a parish blog. And we can't guarantee that everything here will meet the high standard the name implies. But the phrase comes from the story of our patron saint, and we think it fits. Here's why.

St. Scholastica was a sixth-century abbess who, according to the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I, used to meet once a year with her brother, St. Benedict. On the last occasion they were together, they spent their time "satisfying each other's hunger for holy conversation about the spiritual life."

We hope that this blog can become a place where the members of our parish can find a taste of the companionship and conversation that Scholastica and Benedict enjoyed so much. Welcome!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Staff Opening--Part-time Position for Organist/Pianist

 April 2014 Note:
This job opening is no longer current.
St. Scholastica Parish, Aspinwall, PA  15215
Works directly with the Director of Music:
   5 p.m. Saturday Liturgy / 11 a.m. Sunday Liturgy with SATB Choir
   Wednesday evening rehearsals with SATB Choir
   Holy Days/Special Liturgical Celebrations / Funerals  (if available)
   Meets regularly with Director of Music  (Immediate Supervisor):
Fully responsible for Weddings:
   Works directly with Pastor
   Meets with couples to plan
   Communicates plans with all involved
   Rehearses with cantor, musicians…

   Proficient on both organ and piano
   Developed classical / sacred music repertoire for organ
   Personal Qualities:  cooperative / able to work well with others /
       able to follow direction / respectful / encouraging with volunteers

     Allen Organ / Renaissance Quantum /  Quad-Suite / Two- Manual Console / 35 Stop /
          140 Voice / Plus Smart Recorder  (Purchased 2005)
     August Forster  (Handmade German) Concert Grand   (1980 / Reconditioned 2013)

Salary to be negotiated with Pastor based on experience and Diocesan Guidelines
Safe Environment Clearances, as mandated by the Diocese of Pittsburgh

For more information:       Contact     Sr. Pat Baker, CDP at 412-781-0186  (x17)
Send resume/references to:                                   patbakercdp@saintscholastica.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fr. Ken's Homilies

Fr. Ken has decided to stop recording his homilies to post here.  You may still listen to many homilies in the blog archive.