St. Scholastica Parish was established in 1928 as a child parish from St. Mary’s of Redford. It was founded by Benedictines under the direction of Fr. Philip Bartoccetti, OSB. Currently, Five priests, nine seminarians, and two transitional deacons from the Companions of the Cross reside at the rectory. Among them, Fr. Jim Lowe, CC, is the current pastor.
The mission of St. Scholastica Parish is to ensure that in the community there is a viable place for Catholic worship and a channel through which to serve. To provide continuing Christian formation for adults and an excellent education for youth. To bring into the Church those who seek Christ or the renewal of their faith and to provide for the material needs of our community as model of gospel values.
St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he established his famous monastery, she took up her abode in the neighborhood at Plombariola, where she founded and governed a monastery of nuns, about five miles from that of St. Benedict, who, it appears, also directed his sister and her nuns. She visited her brother once a year, and as she was not allowed to enter his monastery, he went in company with some of his brethren to meet her at a house some distance away. These visits were spent in conferring together on spiritual matters. On one occasion they had passed the time as usual in prayer and pious conversation and in the evening they sat down to take their reflection. St. Scholastica begged her brother to remain until the next day. St. Benedict refused to spend the night outside his monastery. She had recourse to prayer and a furious thunderstorm burst so that neither St. Benedict nor any of his companions could return home. They spent the night in spiritual conferences. The next morning they parted to meet no more on earth. Three days later St. Scholastica died, and her holy brother beheld hersoul in a vision as it ascended into heaven. He sent his brethren to bring her body to his monastery and laid it in the tomb he had prepared for himself. She died about the year 543, and St. Benedict followed her soon after. Her feast day is February 10th.