25 December 2013

Christus Natus Est!


THIS day you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory.  Introit.  Mass of Christmas Eve.
 

   Franz Christoph Janneck (Graz 1703-1761 Vienna)
The Adoration of the Shepherds
 
A Blessed & Merry Christmas!
 

18 December 2013

Christ's Mass

 
Keep the MASS
 
in
 
Christmas
 



15 December 2013

Rejoice!

GAUDETE in Domino semper:
iterum dico, gaudete.

(REJOICE in the Lord always; again I say rejoice.)
Introit.  Mass of the Third Sunday of Advent.

Dear Friends, Benefactors, and Members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild,

Thank you for your continued support.  Through your kind prayers and generous assistance, we were able to greatly expand our Traditional Latin Mass program over the past year, and sponsor the following events: A Sunday afternoon Traditional Latin Mass and speaker series January-March; The Second Annual Blessed Karl Mass & Conference in April; A Blue Mass in May; and the Sixth Annual Lepanto Mass & Dinner and an historic Pontifical Mass in October.

With your continued prayers and assistance, we have more in the works for 2014.  Please watch here for details of Masses and events planned for the coming months.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Blessed & Merry Christmas and a Happy & Holy New Year.

The Officers & Men of Woodlawn Council 2161

29 November 2013

Third Sunday of Advent - Consecration to the Immaculate Heart - Pre-Christmas Party


Traditional Latin Mass
Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)

15 December 2013, 1:00 PM
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 12:30 PM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
After Mass

Celebrant:
Fr. Gregory Plow, TOR
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

After Mass, join Woodlawn Council for a pre-Christmas dinner party at J. W. Halls, 2284 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa PA 15001, in the Hopewell Shopping Center, next to Kuhn's, just 3 1/2 miles/8 mins. from St. Titus Church, nearer to the Hopewell Exit of I-376 (formerly PA Rt-60).  Order off the menu and pay on your own.


28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


O GOD, of Whose mercies there is no number, and of Whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we render thanks to Thy most gracious Majesty for the gifts Thou hast bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Thy clemency, that as Thou grantest the petitions of them that ask Thee, Thou wilt never forsake them, but wilt prepare them for the reward to come.  Through our Lord. Collect.  Mass of Thanksgiving.


The First American Thanksgiving
8 September 1565, St. Augustine, Florida



08 November 2013

Report: Historic Pontifical Mass in Honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria

On Sunday, 20 October 2013, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Pontifical Low Mass in honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.


 

The celebrant was Don Teodoro de Faria, Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.  Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, and Fr. James W. Dolan served as Pontifical Low Mass Chaplains.
 

 

This was the first Pontifical Traditional Latin Mass celebrated at St. Titus Church in over forty-five years.

 
 
 
After Mass, the faithful were able to venerate a relic of Blessed Karl.
 
 
 
 
Following Mass and veneration of the relic, there was a luncheon and conference in the church hall.
 
 
Speakers included Ricardo Dumont dos Santos, Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers, and Br. Nathan Cochran, OSB, United States/Canada Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers.  They spoke about the life of Bl. Karl and answered questions regarding his cause for canonization.
 
 
 
This Pontifical Mass and conference were part of a series of Masses and conferences in honor of Blessed Karl held in the Northeast, and sponsored by the following Traditional Knights of Columbus Councils:
 
Regina Coeli Council 423, Manhattan, NY
Potomac Council 433, Washington, DC
Woodlawn Council 2161, Aliquippa, PA
Agnus Dei Council 12361, Manhattan, NY
Mater Ecclesiae Council 12833, Berlin, NJ
 
Air travel arrangements were made by Syversen Touring.
 
Woodlawn Council wishes to gratefully acknowledge the considerable logistical and liturgical support provided by the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc.
 
(Photo courtesy of the PLMC)
 
 
Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria,
Pray for us.


22 October 2013

Report: Sixth Annual Battle of Lepanto Mass & Dinner

On Monday, 7 October 2013, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a High Mass at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

The celebrant was Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.
 
(Photo courtesy of the PLMC)
Music for the Mass was provided by the Duquesne University Schola Cantorum Gregorianum, under the direction of Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah, HHCJ.  Dr. Ann Labounsky, organist.
 
(Photo courtesy of the PLMC)
After Mass, at the Sixth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner, Dr. Timothy Williams, of Franciscan University of Steubenville, gave a talk entitled Enemy at Lepanto: The Ever-Resurgent Challenge of Islam.

21 October 2013

Holy Father Praises Knights of Columbus

The Pope praised the loyalty of the Knights of Columbus as he received them in audience in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace on 10 October 2013.

From the Vatican Information Service.

04 October 2013

Pontifical Mass in Honor of Blessed Karl of Austria

Traditional Latin
Pontifical Low Mass

In Honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria
With Veneration of Relic

Sunday,  20 October 2013, 2:00 PM

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant:
His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal,
Madeira Island, Portugal

Pontifical Low Mass Chaplains:
Fr. James W. Dolan
Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP

Dinner & Conference
Immediately after Mass in the Church Hall
(Reservations required for dinner & conference.  See below.)

Featured Speakers:

His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, author of a new book about Blessed Karl.  As Bishop of the diocese in which Blessed Karl died in 1922, Bishop de Faria has long been active in his cause for sainthood, and it was he who formally presented to the Holy Father the petition to beatify Emperor Karl at the beatification ceremony in Saint Peter’s Square on 3 October 2004. A native of Madeira, Bishop de Faria was ordained in 1956 at the age of 26, consecrated bishop of Funchal in 1982, and since his retirement in 2007, has been working on his book about Blessed Karl, which he will discuss during his remarks.

Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayer.   Mr. Dumont dos Santos is the honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Portuguese island of Madeira.   His family's connection to Blessed Karl encompasses three generations. His father, Dr. Alfredo Dumont Machado dos Santos, was leader of the Emperor Karl Prayer League in Portugal until his death in 1989.  His paternal grandfather was one of the doctors called for consultation during the final illness of Emperor Karl, and it was he who signed his death certificate.

Cost: $30
Students: $20
For Dinner Reservations make check payable and mail to:
Knights of Columbus 2161
2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Dinner Reservations: 14 October 2013

Don't miss this historic Mass & conference.

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

03 October 2013

Blessed Karl of Austria Events in the Northeast -- October 2013

All Masses are Traditional Latin Masses unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, 17 October, 5:30 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church,
Newton, MA

Friday, 18 October, 6:00 PM
Braga Rite Low Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church,
Providence, RI

Saturday, 19 October, 11:00 AM
Pontifical Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church,
Providence, RI

Sunday, 20 October, 2:00 PM
Pontifical Mass, Dinner & Conference, St. Titus Church,
Aliquippa, PA

Monday, 21 October, 7:30 PM (Feast Day of Blessed Karl of Austria)
Pontifical Mass & Reception, St. Mary Mother of God Church,
Washington, DC

Tuesday, 22 October, 6:00 PM
Mass, Reception & Conference, John Paul II Shrine,
Washington, DC

Wednesday, 23 October, 7:00 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Mater Ecclesiae Church,
Berlin, NJ

Friday, 25 October, 8:00 AM
Pontifical Mass, Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
Elysburg, PA

Saturday, 26 October, 5:30 PM
Novus Ordo (in Portuguese), Our Lady of Fatima Church,
Elizabeth, NJ

Sunday, 27 October, 11:00 AM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, St. Anthony of Padua Oratory,
West Orange, NJ

Monday, 28 October, 6:00 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Church of the Holy Innocents,
Manhattan, NY

Veneration of Relic after all Masses

Celebrant of Pontifical Masses:
His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal


Conference Speaker:
Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayer

These Masses and conferences were arranged and coordinated by the following Traditional Knights of Columbus councils:
Regina Coeli Council 423, Manhattan, NY
Potomac Council 433, Washington, DC
Woodlawn Council 2161, Aliquippa, PA
Agnus Dei Council 12361, Manhattan, NY
Mater Ecclesiae Council 12833, Berlin, NJ

Grateful acknowledgement to Syversen Touring for arranging air travel.

Additional support provided by:
Knights of Columbus District of Columbia State Council
The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy
The Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc. (PLMC)

For additional information about Blessed Karl, please visit
the Emperor Karl League of Prayer website.

26 August 2013

Sixth Annual Battle of Lepanto Mass & Dinner -- Monday, 7 October 2013, 6:00 PM

Celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary
and
Commemorate the Battle of Lepanto
 
Traditional Latin High Mass
Monday, 7 October 2013, 6:00 PM (Note the Time)
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 5:30 PM)
 
Saint Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001
 
Celebrant:
Canon Matthew Talarico
 
Featuring the Duquesne University
Schola Cantorum Gregorianum
Under the direction of Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah, HHCJ
Dr. Ann Labounsky, Organist
 
Sixth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner
Immediately after Mass in the Church Hall
Featured Speaker: Dr. Timothy J. Williams
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Topic: "Enemy at Lepanto: The Ever-Resurgent Challenge of Islam"
 
Cost: $30
Students: $20
For Dinner Reservations Make Check Payable and Mail to:
Knights of Columbus 2161
2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Dinner Reservations: 30 September 2013
 
Proceeds benefit seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.
 
Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild
 
Purchase a Dinner Program Advertisement
Full Page: $40
Half Page: $20
Mail Ad Copy and Payment to:
Knights of Columbus 2161
2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Ad's: 30 September 2013

17 August 2013

Catholic Identity Conference 2013 - Weirton, WV

Major Regional Traditional Catholic Conference
Catholic Identity Conference 2013
Life, Liturgy & Libertas: The Keys to Catholic Restoration

WHEN: 20-22 September 2013

WHERE: Weirton, West Virginia

WHO:
Michael J. Matt, Editor of The Remnant
Dr. John Rao, Director of the Roman Forum
John Vennari, Editor of Catholic Family News
James Vogel, Editor of The Angelus
Christopher Ferrara, President of American Catholic Lawyers Association
John-Henry Weston, Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews.com

Daily Traditional Latin Masses offered by Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP.

For promotional brochure see here.  For additional information and to register see here.

UPDATE: 24 September 2013
A complete report on the conference, including photos, and information regarding the purchase of audio CD's of the conference talks can be found here.

15 August 2013

Mass for Blessed Karl of Austria, August 24th - Cincinnati, OH

On Saturday, 24 August 2013, at Sacred Heart Church in Cincinnati, there will be a Traditional Latin High Mass in honor of Blessed Karl von Habsburg at 11 AM. The Mass will be immediately followed in the adjacent church school building by a lecture on Blessed Karl given by his great-grandson, Archduke Imre von Habsburg and his wife, HIRH Kathleen of Habsburg-Lorraine (formerly of the American Life League).

Sponsored by Una Voce of Greater Cincinnati.  See here for details.

Roman Pilgrimage 2013


October 2013: The People of Summorum Pontificum will be back in Rome for the Year of Faith closing ceremonies.  The Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum (CISP) gladly announces that it will end the Year of Faith just as it had begun it: with a pilgrimage Ad Petri Sedem (to the See of Peter).
 
And Woodlawn Council will be there, once again.  Join us for the Solemn Pontifical Traditional Latin Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica on Saturday, 26 October 2013, at 11:00 AM, and celebrate the Feast of Christ the King in eternal Rome on Sunday, 27 October 2013.
 
Details regarding this pilgrimage can be found here and here.
 
Come join us as we go... "all the way to Rome!"
 
 

09 August 2013

Opening Mass

Opening Mass at the Knights of Columbus
131st annual Supreme Convention
San Antonio, Texas
6 August 2013

Pope Francis Encourages Knights of Columbus

Pope Francis praised the works of the Knights of Columbus and encouraged the organization to continue to defend the Faith.  The pope’s sentiments were contained in a letter of greeting to the Knights’ 131st annual convention, taking place in San Antonio.

"In this time of rapid social and cultural changes, the protection of God’s gifts cannot fail to include the affirmation and defense of the great patrimony of moral truths taught by the Gospel and confirmed by right reason, which serve as the bedrock of a just and well-ordered society.  For this reason His Holiness once more expresses his appreciation of the clear public witness offered by the Knights of Columbus..."

"Assuring the members of the Supreme Council, and all the Knights and their families, of a grateful remembrance in his prayers, he cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ."

Read more here.

06 July 2013

Fr. Romanoski, FSSP, to offer Mass for Vigil of St. Lawrence


Friday, 9 August 2013, 7:00 PM
Traditional Latin Mass
Vigil of Saint Lawrence
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 6:30 PM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

After Mass, everyone is invited to join Fr. Romanoski and the Knights of Columbus for a casual dinner at Harold's Inn, 2134 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa PA 15001-4671 (approx 4.5 miles/10 mins from St. Titus Church, nearer to the Hopewell Exit of I-376/formerly PA Rt 60).  Order off the menu and pay on your own.

20 June 2013

An Alternative Fortnight -- For the Social Reign of Christ the King

"When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony."  Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI.


Fortnight for the Social Reign of Christ the King
21 June - 4 July

PSALM 116
O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.

For His mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.

Glory be to the Father...

HYMN
Thee, Christ, the Angels' Lord we sing,
Thee, Christ, of all the nations King;
Sole Lord and Judge, Whose will doth bind
The hearts and minds of all mankind.

Though evil crowds cry once again
With frenzied will, "Christ shall not reign,"
Yet our exulting voices sing,
And hail Thee, universal King.

O Christ, the Prince of Peace, recall
All rebels wills to own thy thrall;
And let Thy love lead back and keep
Within one fold Thy scattered sheep.

For this, upon the bloodstained Tree,
Thou spreadst Thine arms unweariedly,
And showest Thy Heart to our amaze
With spear transfixed, with love ablaze.

For this on Altar Thou dost bide,
In form of wine and feast dost hide,
That from that pierced breast may flow
Salvation's stream on us below.

The rulers of the nations all
Shall at Thy feet adoring fall,
All judges magnify Thy name,
All laws and arts show forth Thy fame.

Let kingly crowns more glorious shine
When consecrated, Lord, as Thine:
Place Thou our land and homes today
Beneath Thy mild and gracious sway.

O Jesus, praise to Thee we yield,
Who dost Thy guiding scepter wield,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Reigning for aye over heaven's host.
Amen

V. All power has been given to Me.
R. In heaven and in earth.

Let us pray
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Who in Thy beloved Son, the King of the whole world, hast willed to restore all things, mercifully grant that all the families of nations now kept apart by the wound of sin, may be brought under the sweet yoke of His rule: Who with Thee liveth and reigneth.
(Collect, Feast of Christ the King.)

Let us pray
O GOD, our refuge and our strength, look down with favor upon Thy people who cry to Thee; and through the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph her spouse, of Thy holy apostles, Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, mercifully and graciously hear the prayers we pour forth to Thee for the conversion of sinners and for the liberty and exaltation of holy mother Church.  Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (Three times.)

02 June 2013

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi -- Vienna, Ohio

Corpus Christi procession at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, Vienna, Ohio, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Sunday, 2 June 2013.
 
May our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved, with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.
 
O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

20 May 2013

Report: Blue Mass

On Pentecost Sunday, 19 May 2013, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Blue Mass at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, to honor local law enforcement officers and to invoke God's blessing and protection upon them.
Prior to Mass, the Beaver County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard paraded the colors.

The Mass was offered by Fr. Johannes Smith of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, Mount Saint Francis Hermitage, Maine, New York.

The Vidi Aquam.
 
Retiring the colors.
After Mass, there was a luncheon and awards ceremony in the church hall.
 
Featured speaker was Magisterial District Judge, and former Aliquippa police offer, James F. DiBenedetto.

Appreciation awards were presented to the Beaver County Sheriff's Office and the following municipal police departments: Aliquippa, Hopewell, Center, Ambridge, South Heights, Monaca, Independence, and Raccoon.

Awards were presented by John J. Kubanda, Grand Knight, and Sam Belli, Deputy Grand Knight of Woodlawn Council 2161, Ken Depenhart, District Deputy of District 97, and Mike Lucci of Trinity Council 5825.

Beaver County Sheriff George David offered closing remarks.

Woodlawn Council wishes to thank and acknowledge the following elected officials and dignitaries for their attendance at this Blue Mass and their support of local law enforcement officers:
 
Beaver County Commissioners
Tony Amadio and Joe Spanik
 
Beaver County District Attorney
Anthony J. Berosh
 
Beaver County Sheriff
George David
 
Mayor of Aliquippa
Dwan Walker
 
Aliquippa City Council Members
Ella Hudson and Earl Trump
 
Monaca Borough Council Member
John Dimarzio
 
Magisterial District Judge
James F. DiBenedetto
 
Magisterial District Judge
Janice Swihart
 
Monaca Borough Manager
Mario Leone
 
Chaplain of the Aliquippa Police Department
Reverend Stephen McKeown
 
Retired Aliquippa Police Chief
Ralph Pallante
 
Attorney Jim Ross
Candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
 
Woodlawn Council also wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their support of this Blue Mass and our local law enforcement officers:
 
Saint Titus Parish, Aliquippa
 
Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge
 
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Ambridge
 
Pennsylvania State Senator
Elder Vogel, Jr.
 
Pennsylvania State Representative
Rob Matzie
 
Beaver County Commissioner
Dennis Nichols
 
Beaver County Sheriff's Office
 
The City of Aliquippa
 
Borough of Ambridge
 
Mayor of Monaca
John P. Antoline
 
Monaca Borough Council
 
Center Township Board of Supervisors
 
Magisterial District Judge
W.R. Livingston, II
 
Hladio Law Office, Ambridge
 
Mitchell's Jewelers, Aliquippa
 
Crivelli Ford, Hopewell
 
Bill's Coins
 
Roland's Auto Repair, Aliquippa
 
Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon
 
Latin Liturgy Association of Pittsburgh
 
Aliquippa Elks 1221
 
John A. Havey, Attorney at Law, Aliquippa
 
Demenel's, Aliquippa
 
Maple Restaurant, Ambridge
 
Finally, Woodlawn Council wishes to extend a special thank you to the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., (PLMC) for providing expert logistical and liturgical support for this Blue Mass; to the Beaver County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard for their professional parading of the colors; to KAW for the beautiful photos; and to Fr. Johannes of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate for traveling to Aliquippa to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

May God bless our local law enforcement officers.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
pray for them.