Wednesday, February 19, 2020

REPORT: Solemn Mass Sponsored by South Hills Council 3084

Cross Post from Woodlawn Council 2161.

On Friday, 14 February 2020, the Knights of Columbus South Hills Council 3084 sponsored a Traditional Latin Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Valentine at St. Valentine Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.  Members of Woodlawn Council 2161's Traditional Latin Mass Guild were in attendance.

Matthew Hoffman, Grand Knight of South Hills Council 3084, welcomed the faithful before Mass.  Canon William Avis of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and Pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, offered the Solemn Mass, assisted by Fr. Samuel Spiering as deacon, and Fr. Ryan Erlenbush as subdeacon.  Fr. Frederick Gruber heard confessions before & during Mass, and assisted with the distribution of Holy Communion.

There were between 150-200 people in attendance.  South Hills Council 3084 serves nine parishes located in the municipalities and townships of Pittsburgh's South Hills.

One of the primary organizers of this Mass, Salvatore Randazzo, is a member of South Hills Council 3084 and the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network.

South Hills Council is planning future Latin Masses at the other parishes they serve.