12 May 2015

Report: 2015 Blue Mass


On Saturday, 9 May 2015, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted the 2015 Blue Mass at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, to honor Beaver County police & law enforcement officers, and to invoke God's blessing and protection upon them.


Prior to Mass, and before the assembled faithful, Reverend Father Ladis J. Cizik blessed police vehicles on Franklin Avenue in front of St. Titus Church.





After the blessing of police vehicles, the Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police Honor Guard paid tribute to fallen officers in Beaver County with taps, a rifle salute, and bagpiper.

Officer David Piuri, President of Beaver Valley Lodge #4 FOP,
reading the names of fallen officers.

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police Honor Guard.

Honor Guard rendering rifle salute to fallen officers.


Assembled law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement officers enter the church before Mass.





Posting the colors.





Fr. Cizik preached on the importance of tradition to the Catholic Faith, the Mass, and to police & law enforcement officers, and on the Divine Law as the natural basis and foundation of civil law.



Fr. Cizik offered the Votive Mass of Saint Michael the Archangel, patron of police & law enforcement officers.




After Mass, there was a luncheon in the church hall.


Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto
served as master of ceremonies.

At the podium: Judge DiBenedetto.
Seated at the table, from L to R: Aliquippa Police Chief Don Counch, Grand Knight John Kubanda, Fr. Ladis Cizik, Beaver Valley Lodge #4 FOP President David Piuri,
Judge Richard Mancini, Beaver County Sheriff George David.

The featured speaker was The Honorable Richard Mancini, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County.

Judge Richard Mancini


Also addressing the gathering were State Senators
Elder Vogel and Camera Bartolotta.

State Senator Elder Vogel.

State Senator Camera Bartolotta.

Closing remarks were offered by Beaver County Sheriff George David.

Beaver County Sheriff George David

Woodlawn Council thanks the following officials for their attendance at the 2015 Blue Mass and luncheon honoring Beaver County police & law enforcement officers:

The Honorable Richard Mancini
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
Featured Speaker

George J. David
Sheriff of Beaver County

The Honorable James F. DiBenedetto
Magisterial District Judge
Master of Ceremonies

State Senator
Elder Vogel

State Senator
Camera Bartolotta

Beaver County Treasurer
Connie Tuccinard Javens

Beaver County Recorder of Deeds
Janice Jeschke Beall

Beaver County Jury Commissioner
Shelley L. Blythe

Beaver County Assistant District Attorney
Frank Martocci

Beaver County Assistant District Attorney
Albert Torrence

Beaver County Deputy Public Defender
Dirk A. Goodwald

City of Aliquippa Mayor
Dwan Walker

Woodlawn Council thanks the following officials for their support of the 2015 Blue Mass and luncheon honoring Beaver County police & law enforcement officers:

Beaver County Board of Commissioners
Tony Amadio, Chairman
Joe Spanik
Dennis Nichols

State Representative
Robert Matzie

Beaver County Prothonotary
Nancy Cozzucoli Werme

Monaca Borough Council and
Mayor Antoline

Magisterial District Judge
Andrew M. Hladio

Magisterial District Judge
W. R. Livingston, II

Magisterial District Judge
Janet Swihart

Hopewell Township Commissioner
Richard Bufalini

Woodlawn Council thanks the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their support of the 2015 Blue Mass and luncheon honoring Beaver County police & law enforcement officers:

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police

James W. Naim Memorial Lodge #26
Fraternal Order of Police

Beaver Valley Chiefs' of Police Association

Monaca Police Officers Association

Advanced Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.

Aliquippa Recycling & Metals Processing

Beaver County Special Olympics

Beaver Valley Auto Mall

Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon

Junak's Auto Repair, Inc.

Shasta Incorporated

Weirton Lumber

 St. Titus Parish, Aliquippa

St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Center Twp.

Church of Ss. Peter & Paul, Beaver

Latin Liturgy Association of Pittsburgh

Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

The Office of James J. Loll, PC

Ceravolo Construction

A. K. Nahas

Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services

Metalwerks PMD, Inc.

Demenels

Judi Rubino, Realtor

Miller & Sons Chevrolet Buick

Eaton Corporation

Smileys Wholesale Tire Co.

Congressman Keith Rothfus

David J. Lozier, Esquire

George M. Patterson, Esquire

Robert J. Taylor, Esquire

Staff at Aliquippa Branch
First National Bank

Finally, Woodlawn Council thanks the following for organizing and participating in the 2015 Blue Mass and luncheon honoring Beaver County police & law enforcement officers:

Reverend Father Ladis J. Cizik
Celebrant of the 2015 Blue Mass

Altar Servers

Schola

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police
Honor Guard

Reverend Stephen McKeown
Chaplain of the Aliquippa Police Department

2015 Blue Mass Committee
Grand Knight John J. Kubanda, Esq., Chairman
Sheriff George David
Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto
Aliquippa Police Chief Don Couch
Aliquippa Police Chief Ralph Pallante (Ret.)
President David Piuri FOP Lodge #4
President Neal Nicholson FOP Lodge #26
Past Grand Knight A. Todd Wilson, Esq.

Woodlawn Council 2161
Grand Knight John J. Kubanda, Esq.
Deputy Grand Knight Sam Belli
Financial Secretary Anthony Campana

Saint Michael the Archangel,
Patron of Police & Law Enforcement Officers,
pray for them.

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