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.

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