02 June 2014

Report: 2014 Blue Mass

On the Sunday after Ascension, 1 June 2014, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Blue Mass at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, to honor members of the Aliquippa Police and Fire Departments, and the Beaver County Sheriff's Office, and to invoke God's blessing and protection upon them.

The Mass was offered by Fr. Ladis J. Cizik.

After Mass, there was a luncheon in the church hall.  Master of Ceremonies was Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto.  Featured speaker was the Honorable James J. Ross, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County.
From left to right, Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto, Woodlawn Council Grand Knight John J. Kubanda, and Fr. Ladis J. Cizik.

Woodlawn Council 2161 wishes to thank the members of the 2014 Blue Mass Committee for assisting in organizing this event and for making it a success:

Mayor of Aliquippa Dwan Walker, Honorary Chairman
Grand Knight John J. Kubanda, Chairman
Beaver County Sheriff George David
Magisterial District Judge James F. DiBenedetto
Aliquippa Police Chief Don Couch
Aliquippa Fire Chief Dave Foringer
Retired Aliquippa Police Chief Ralph Pallente

Woodlawn Council 2161 also wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to Judge James J. Ross for his very informative and inspiring address; to the members of the Beaver County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard for parading the colors in such a dignified manner; to Fr. Ladis J. Cizik for offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and to the servers & schola for adding to the solemnity of the Mass; and to the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., for providing liturgical and logistical support.

May God bless & protect
our local law enforcement officers & firemen.
May St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of Police Officers,
pray for them.
May St. Florian, Patron of Firefighters,
pray for them.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog administrator. No telling how long this may take.