19 August 2019

Report: Vigil of the Assumption 2019


On Wednesday, 14 August 2019, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Solemn High Mass at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, for the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Canon Jean-Marie Moreau of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest offered the Mass, assisted by Canon John O'Connor as deacon and Canon William Avis as subdeacon.  Canon Avis is pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, where the Traditional Latin Mass is offered daily, and where Canon O'Connor serves as Parochial Vicar.


Woodlawn Council was pleased to welcome Canon Moreau back to St. Titus Church.  From 2011-2016, Canon Moreau visited St. Titus numerous times to offer the Traditional Latin Mass before being transferred to the island nation of Mauritius, at the invitation of the local bishop, to found a Latin Mass community there.


After Mass, several of the local faithful joined Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, Canon O'Connor, and Fr. Ladis Cizik, Chaplain of Woodlawn Council 2161, for dinner at a local restaurant.


The members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 wish to extend their gratitude to Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, and Canon O'Connor for making this Solemn Mass in honor of Our Lady possible.

We also wish to thank the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., for providing the beautiful vestments and other liturgical and logistic support for this Solemn Mass.


O Queen Assumed into Heaven,
Pray for Us.

18 August 2019

Heroic Kendrick Castillo, who charged a shooter at his Denver high school to save his classmates, posthumously named Knight of Columbus

Castillo family at Knights of Columbus annual convention.
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MINNEAPOLIS – 6 Aug 2019.  Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old hero who charged a shooter at his suburban Denver high school in May to save the lives of his classmates this year, was posthumously named a Knight of Columbus at the organization’s Supreme Convention in Minneapolis. Castillo’s parents were also presented the Caritas Medal, the second-highest honor of the Knights of Columbus.

Castillo was the only student to die in the shooting that day at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Kendrick’s father is an active member of the Knights, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, and Kendrick planned to join the Knights following his high school graduation. Kendrick’s parents, John and Maria Castillo, accepted the Caritas Medal on his behalf. Kendrick is just the fourth recipient of the award, which was created in 2013 to recognize extraordinary acts of charity and service.

After remarking on the heroism of Kendrick’s actions in an address to more than 2,000 convention attendees, Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson asked the audience if they agreed that Castillo should be granted full membership in the organization. The decision to affirm this proposal was unanimous.

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14 August 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 18 August 2019

Luke 18, 9-14

Traditional Latin Mass
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
18 August 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

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

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

03 August 2019

Solemn Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption -- Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Solemn Mass
for the
Vigil of the Assumption
of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
7:00 PM

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Priest: Canon Jean-Marie Moreau
Deacon: Canon John O'Connor
Subdeacon: Canon William Avis


Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 6:30 PM.

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

Nota bene: Under current Church legislation, attendance at this Vigil Mass fulfills one's Holy Day obligation.

After Mass, please join Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, Canon O'Connor, Fr. Cizik, and the Knights of Woodlawn Council for an informal meal at J. W. Hall's, 2284 Brodhead Road (in the Hopewell Shopping Center), Aliquippa PA 15001 (approx. 3.3 miles/seven minutes from St. Titus Church, nearer to the Hopewell Exit of I-376, formerly PA Route 60).  Order selection and pay on your own.

02 August 2019

TNT Conference - 31 August 2019

The Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 is pleased to pass along the following information:

TNT CONFERENCE
Tradition Not Tolerance

The Relic Crusade's All Saints Shrine

Saturday, 31 August 2019

All Saints Shrine
St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
610 Hansen Avenue, Lyndora PA 16045

Conference Schedule:
             9:30am Holy Rosary
             10:00am Traditional Latin High Mass & Benediction
             11:20am Breakfast/Opportunity for Confession
             12 noon Marian Conference
             1:00pm Conference: Tradition Not Tolerance
             2:00pm BBQ Lunch
             3:00pm Conference: The Solution is the Family
             3:30pm Holy Hour & Greek Catholic Benediction
             5:00pm Conclusion

Free Admission With Registration
To Register Call 724-283-0363
You Must Register - Limited Seating Available
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Conferences
Free Admission With Registration
$45 at the door
Telephone registration must be made by 23 August 2019.

Sponsored By:
610 Hansen Avenue, Lyndora PA 16045

22 July 2019

First Friday Mass & Devotions - 2 August 2019


Traditional Latin Mass
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday, 2 August 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM; Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM.)

Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

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

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

07 July 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 21 July 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8, 1-9

Traditional Latin Mass
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
21 July 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik


Investiture of the Brown Scapular after Mass.

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

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.