|Fr. Ladis J. Cizik offers Mass for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
The intentions for the procession were threefold:
- In Reparation for sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus & the Immaculate Heart of Mary;
- To invoke God's blessing & protection for the people of Aliquippa and Beaver County; and
- That our government officials may discharge their duties in Justice & Truth.
The ceremonies began with an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. Fr. Ladis J. Cizik was joined by Fr. Mykhaylo Shkyndya, Pastor of St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, Aliquippa, and Fr. Joachim Morgan, OSB, Parochial Vicar, St. Titus Parish.
Fr. Cizik exits St. Titus Church with the Blessed Sacrament.
Banners, flags, and icons from the following organizations processed behind the Blessed Sacrament: Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161, St. Titus Holy Name Society, St. Titus Men's Fellowship, St. Titus Christian Mothers and Women's Guild, St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, and the Beaver Valley Blue Army.
Fr. Cizik carried the Blessed Sacrament in procession down Franklin Avenue to City Hall while St. Titus organist, Richard Shyan, played hymns on the church carillon.
An altar was erected in the City Hall parking lot for the recitation of the Litany of the Sacred Heart and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The procession from City Hall back to St. Titus Church.
The Aliquippa Police Department provided an escort for the procession.
Upon returning to St. Titus Church, the faithful prayed the Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord and the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart before concluding the ceremonies with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 thanks the following individuals and organizations for their support in making this Eucharistic Procession possible:
Fr. Martin Bartel, OSB, Administrator of St. Titus Parish
The Hon. Dwan B. Walker, Mayor of the City of Aliquippa &
Aliquippa City Council
Acting Police Chief Robert Sealock &
The Aliquippa Police Department
Woodlawn Council thanks the following officials and dignitaries who participated in the Eucharistic Procession:
David J. Lozier, Beaver County District Attorney
Tony Guy, Beaver County Sheriff
Congressman Keith Rothfus
George David, Retired Beaver County Sheriff
Hon. James F. DiBenedetto, Retired Magisterial District Judge
Woodlawn Council also thanks the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., for providing extensive liturgical and logistical support.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Blood of Christ, save us.