12 October 2012

Report: Fifth Annual Battle of Lepanto Mass & Dinner

On Sunday, 7 October 2012, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a High Mass at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

The celebrant was Fr. James W. Dolan, Chaplain of the Latin Mass Community of Holy Wisdom Parish, Pittsburgh.

Music for the Mass was provided by The Recusants.

After Mass, at the Fifth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner, Paul F. Crawford, Associate Professor of Ancient & Medieval History at California University of Pennsylvania, gave an interesting and informative talk on "Lepanto and the Crusades."

Awards were presented to three Honorees, Anthony M. Campana, Anthony J. Loschiavo, and Vincent Patterson, Jr., for each having 50 years of service in the Knights of Columbus.

Woodlawn Council wishes to thank the following patrons and sponsors for their generous support of this event:

St. Titus Holy Name Society
Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto
Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantino & Simon
Caring Angels HomeCare Helpers
Weirton Lumber
Mitchell's Jewelers
Bernard J. Brennan
Fred Isabella & Sons Locksmiths
Lydia's Flower Shoppe
George Kruel Electrical Service
Anthony Mastrofrancesco Funeral Home, Inc.
Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc.
Loggia Nuova Italia #305 Aliquippa
San Rocco Council No. 3 Sons of Columbus
Flaherty Fardo, LLC

08 October 2012

Lay people co-responsible for the being and activity of the Church - Pope Benedict XVI

"Co-responsibility requires a change in mentality, particularly with regard to the role of the laity in the Church, who should be considered not as “collaborators” with the clergy, but as persons truly “co-responsible” for the being and activity of the Church... always in cordial communion with the bishops."  Pope Benedict XVI, 24 August 2012, message to the Assembly of the International Catholic Action Forum.

L'Osservatore Romano article here.
Full text of papal message here.