Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Report: Solemn Pontifical Mass for Annunciation 2021

The following report is a cross post from Woodlawn Council 2161, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

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On Thursday, 25 March 2021, the Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, offered a Traditional Latin Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Since the Annunciation fell on Thursday in Passion Week this year, the crucifix and statues were veiled.

Fr. Jean-Luc Zadroga, OSB, Administrator Pro Tem of St. Titus Parish, served as Assistant Priest, Brother Cassian Edwards, OSB, served as Deacon, and Fr. Joachim Morgan, OSB, Parochial Vicar of St. Titus Parish, served as Sub-Deacon.

James Kuniega served as Master of Ceremonies #1, and Camden Sarver served as Master of Ceremonies #2.

The Mass was offered in reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Fr. Cyprian Constantine, OSB, was the organist, while Devren Yener directed the schola.

This was the first Traditional Latin Solemn Pontifical Mass offered at St. Titus Church in over 57 years, and Bishop Waltersheid's first in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

St. Titus Church
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney

The Supreme Office of the Knights of Columbus are promoting a novena to Blessed Michael McGivney beginning today. Please join in if you feel called.

(The Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network organizes a novena to Blessed McGivney each year, but this year we will do this in the lead up to his newly established feast day of August 13). 

Vivat Jesus!


Pray the Blessed Michael McGivney Novena March 20-28

Knights, their families and others are encouraged to pray the Blessed Michael McGivney Novena from March 20 until March 28, concluding the day before the 139th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus. The novena includes daily reflections about the life and priestly virtues of the Order’s founder, Father Michael J. McGivney. Each day includes petitions invoking his intercession and concludes with the prayer for his canonization.

Daily recorded videos of the novena will be posted on the Knights’ official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts and can also be accessed on the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild website.

Link to novena: https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/events/father-mcgivney-beatification/beatification-novena.pdf


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Feast of St. Gregory the Great - Friday March 12

Brother Knights,

Just a reminder that tomorrow Friday, March 12 is the feast of our network’s patron, St. Gregory the Great. On that day, please consider praying for his intercession for our network, and the growth of the Latin Mass in the Knights of Columbus.

As noted from our website: 

 Our Patron is Saint Gregory the Great, who was Pope in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. He is known as the Father of Christian Worship because he made a general revision to the Mass, as celebrated in Rome at that time, bringing it into the form it retained for almost fourteen hundred years. This form, as codified by the Council of Trent, is sometimes referred to as the Tridentine or Traditional Latin Mass. St. Gregory thus provided us the Order of Mass with the prayers, antiphons and readings even in the more recent Ordinary Form. Furthermore, because of his association with Gregorian chant, he reflects the rich liturgical tradition of the Church.

To learn more about this great saint, please see Dom Prosper Gueranger’s entry for his feast day:


St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!

Vivat Jesus!