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.