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!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Helping a Neighbor

The St. Scholastica Youth Ministry Roamin' Catholics were at it again over the Memorial Day weekend.  They got some practice for the Appalachia mission trip by helping a neighbor in need in Millvale, making various improvements including building a railing.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Building Better Blocks

Members and adult supporters of our Youth Ministry helped at the "Build a Better Block Day" event in New Kensington on Saturday.

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Thanks, as usual, to Jamie Dillon for providing the pictures.