17 April 2018

Report: Blessed Karl of Austria Mass, Luncheon & Conference 2018

On Good Shepherd Sunday, 15 April 2018, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Mass in honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

The Vidi Aquam, or solemn sprinkling of holy water before Mass during Paschal time.

Fr. Ladis J. Cizik offered the Mass for the Second Sunday after Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, and preached on Blessed Karl as an example of the Good Shepherd who is ready to lay down his life for his flock.

After Mass and veneration of a first class relic of Blessed Karl, a luncheon and conference were held in the church hall.

Katherine E. Novak, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the William Penn Association, the largest Hungarian-American fraternal organization in the United States, presented a check to support the honoring of Blessed Karl.  Sam Belli, Grand Knight of Woodlawn Council 2161, accepted the donation on behalf of St. Titus Parish.

Suzanne Pearson, Delegate to the Emperor Karl League of Prayer, spoke about the League's activites and upcoming events in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Washington, DC.

The featured speaker was Raymond de Souza, Delegate for International Missions for Human Life International and President of the Sacred Heart Institute. He spoke on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Blessed Karl's historical mission to restore Christendom.

Woodlawn Council 2161 wishes to thank Katherine E. Novak and the William Penn Association for their continued support of and participation in the honoring of Blessed Karl.

Woodlawn Council 2161 also thanks the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., for providing liturgical and logistical support.

For more information about Blessed Karl and the cause for his canonization, visit the Emperor Karl League of Prayer website.

Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria,
pray for us.

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