25 December 2017

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - 2017

Lorenzo Lotto, 1523

God hath established the world, which shall not be moved: Thy throne, O God, is prepared from of old; Thou art from everlasting.
Offertory. Ps. 92, 1, 2.  Second Mass of Christmas Day.

Blessed Christmas

24 December 2017

Christmas 2017 Greeting from the Apostolic Nuncio to the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161

With my best wishes
for Christmas 2017
and the new Year 2018



+ Christophe Pierre


Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Apostolic Nunciature
Washington, D.C.

17 December 2017

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Gaudete 2017


Dear Friends, Benefactors, and Members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild,

Thank you for your continued support.  Through your kind prayers and generous assistance, Woodlawn Council 2161 has sponsored the Traditional Latin Mass for the past ten years, since the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.  Over that time, Woodlawn Council has hosted 84 Traditional Latin Masses at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.  Three of those Masses have been Pontifical Masses offered by Bishops Teodoro de Faria and Athanasius Schneider.  During the past ten years we have organized the solemn consecration of the City of Aliquippa to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; hosted ten Battle of Lepanto Masses & Dinners; five Masses and conferences in honor of Blessed Karl of Austria; three Blue Masses in honor of local law enforcement; and a Mass and conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima.

We have welcomed twenty-one priests to St. Titus Church to offer the Traditional Mass.  Priests from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter; the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis; the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate; the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins; and the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  We have also helped arrange three Traditional Requiem Funeral Masses for local faithful.

None of this would have been possible without your prayers, support, and participation.  For this we are eternally grateful.  In gratitude, our friends, benefactors, and guild members are remembered at every Traditional Latin Mass sponsored by Woodlawn Council.

Beginning in January 2018, as we embark on our second decade of bringing the Traditional Latin Mass to the faithful of Beaver County, Woodlawn Council will sponsor a Traditional Latin Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa.  We invite you to join us in attending these Sunday Masses, and ask that you invite others as well.

Trusting always in the Sacred & Immaculate Hearts, we wish you and your loved ones a Blessed & Merry Christmas and a Happy & Holy New Year.

The Officers & Men of Woodlawn Council 2161

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Blood of Christ, save us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.


16 December 2017

2017 Seminarian Scholarship Grant

The Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 announces the award of a $500 scholarship grant to Subdeacon Ross Bourgeois, a seminarian from New Orleans who is studying for the holy priesthood with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

To date, Woodlawn Council has awarded $10,000 to traditional seminarians studying with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.

11 December 2017

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Reopens Church in Naples, Italy

Church of Santa Maria del Rosario in Pigne

Posted on 1 December 2017.  See additional photos and original post here.

Institute Reopens Church in Naples, Italy

His Eminence, Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, has entrusted to the Institute the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary “alle Pigne” (Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne). Along with the canonical establishment of this apostolate, Cardinal Sepe has nominated as Rector of the church Canon Louis Valadier.

Located in Piazza Cavour in downtown Naples about a ten minute walk from the Cathedral, Our Lady of the Rosary Church “alle Pigne” had suffered damage in the 1980 earthquake. Despite restoration work in the 1990s, it had not been reopened. Dating from the 17th century, the church is the artistic masterpiece of Arcangelo Guglielmelli.

At the invitation of Cardinal Sepe, the Institute clergy and local faithful worked to prepare the church for the solemn ceremony of reopening on Friday evening, October 6. To represent the Cardinal at the ceremony, the Most Reverend Lucio Lemmo, Auxiliary Bishop, presided. The Prior general of the Institute, Monsignor Gilles Wach, was present, along with the Institute’s resident clergy in Naples, Canon Louis Valadier, ​Canon Guillaume Fenoll, ​Canon Florian Braun, and seminarian Abbe Andrea De Pas​cale. The Archbishop’s Delegate for the union of Catholic Works attended, as well as several civil and military authorities, such as the Commandant of the Carabinieri of the City’s Stella neighborhood.

The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary on the exterior fa├žade of the church was solemnly crowned. Bishop Lemmo blessed the restored wooden statue of Our Lady of the Rosary venerated above the high altar. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Wach.

The evening’s events included a performance by the Giubileo choir, which sang popular songs of Neapolitan tradition, festive fireworks, and a buffet reception.

The apostolate website can be viewed here. Mass is celebrated daily at 7:00pm.

Photo Source

10 December 2017

Report: Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary During Advent, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary-2017


On Saturday, 9 December 2017, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild sponsored the celebration of the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary During Advent at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.


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


After Mass, Fr. Cizik lead the assembled faithful in praying the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and in making an act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


O GOD, Who didst will that at the message of an angel Thy word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary: grant that we, Thy suppliants, who believe her to be truly the mother of God, my be helped by her intercession with Thee.  Through the same.
Collect, Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary During Advent.

09 December 2017

2018 Traditional Latin Mass Schedule - St. Titus Church, Aliquippa


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

Check back frequently as more information becomes available.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Traditional Latin Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.
Holy Rosary & Confessions begin 30 minutes prior to Mass.

January 21st, 12 noon
Third Sunday after Epiphany

February 18th, 12 noon
First Sunday of Lent

March 18th, 12 noon
Passion Sunday

April 15th, 12 noon
Second Sunday after Easter
Blessed Karl of Austria Luncheon & Conference
Additional information here.  Photos and a brief report here.

May 20th, 12 noon
Pentecost Sunday

June 17th, 12 noon
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 15th, 12 noon
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Eucharistic Procession.  Photos and a brief report here.

August 19th, 12 noon
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 31st - October 26th, Fridays at 7 PM
Latin Mass Novena of Reparation.  Additional information here.

September 16th, 12 noon
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 7th, 12 noon
Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Eleventh Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner & Speaker
Additional information here.  Photos and a brief report here.

October 21st, 12 noon
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

November 18th, 12 noon
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
(Mass of the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany)

December 16th, 12 noon
Third Sunday of Advent
Gaudete Sunday
Renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pre-Christmas Luncheon

St. Titus Church
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania