19 August 2019

Report: Vigil of the Assumption 2019


On Wednesday, 14 August 2019, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Solemn High Mass at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, for the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Canon Jean-Marie Moreau of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest offered the Mass, assisted by Canon John O'Connor as deacon and Canon William Avis as subdeacon.  Canon Avis is pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, where the Traditional Latin Mass is offered daily, and where Canon O'Connor serves as Parochial Vicar.


Woodlawn Council was pleased to welcome Canon Moreau back to St. Titus Church.  From 2011-2016, Canon Moreau visited St. Titus numerous times to offer the Traditional Latin Mass before being transferred to the island nation of Mauritius, at the invitation of the local bishop, to found a Latin Mass community there.


After Mass, several of the local faithful joined Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, Canon O'Connor, and Fr. Ladis Cizik, Chaplain of Woodlawn Council 2161, for dinner at a local restaurant.


The members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 wish to extend their gratitude to Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, and Canon O'Connor for making this Solemn Mass in honor of Our Lady possible.

We also wish to thank the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., for providing the beautiful vestments and other liturgical and logistic support for this Solemn Mass.


O Queen Assumed into Heaven,
Pray for Us.

18 August 2019

Heroic Kendrick Castillo, who charged a shooter at his Denver high school to save his classmates, posthumously named Knight of Columbus

Castillo family at Knights of Columbus annual convention.
(Image Source)

MINNEAPOLIS – 6 Aug 2019.  Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old hero who charged a shooter at his suburban Denver high school in May to save the lives of his classmates this year, was posthumously named a Knight of Columbus at the organization’s Supreme Convention in Minneapolis. Castillo’s parents were also presented the Caritas Medal, the second-highest honor of the Knights of Columbus.

Castillo was the only student to die in the shooting that day at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Kendrick’s father is an active member of the Knights, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, and Kendrick planned to join the Knights following his high school graduation. Kendrick’s parents, John and Maria Castillo, accepted the Caritas Medal on his behalf. Kendrick is just the fourth recipient of the award, which was created in 2013 to recognize extraordinary acts of charity and service.

After remarking on the heroism of Kendrick’s actions in an address to more than 2,000 convention attendees, Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson asked the audience if they agreed that Castillo should be granted full membership in the organization. The decision to affirm this proposal was unanimous.

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14 August 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 18 August 2019

Luke 18, 9-14

Traditional Latin Mass
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
18 August 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

03 August 2019

Solemn Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption -- Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Solemn Mass
for the
Vigil of the Assumption
of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
7:00 PM

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Priest: Canon Jean-Marie Moreau
Deacon: Canon John O'Connor
Subdeacon: Canon William Avis


Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 6:30 PM.

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

Nota bene: Under current Church legislation, attendance at this Vigil Mass fulfills one's Holy Day obligation.

After Mass, please join Canon Moreau, Canon Avis, Canon O'Connor, Fr. Cizik, and the Knights of Woodlawn Council for an informal meal at J. W. Hall's, 2284 Brodhead Road (in the Hopewell Shopping Center), Aliquippa PA 15001 (approx. 3.3 miles/seven minutes from St. Titus Church, nearer to the Hopewell Exit of I-376, formerly PA Route 60).  Order selection and pay on your own.

02 August 2019

TNT Conference - 31 August 2019

The Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 is pleased to pass along the following information:

TNT CONFERENCE
Tradition Not Tolerance

The Relic Crusade's All Saints Shrine

Saturday, 31 August 2019

All Saints Shrine
St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
610 Hansen Avenue, Lyndora PA 16045

Conference Schedule:
             9:30am Holy Rosary
             10:00am Traditional Latin High Mass & Benediction
             11:20am Breakfast/Opportunity for Confession
             12 noon Marian Conference
             1:00pm Conference: Tradition Not Tolerance
             2:00pm BBQ Lunch
             3:00pm Conference: The Solution is the Family
             3:30pm Holy Hour & Greek Catholic Benediction
             5:00pm Conclusion

Free Admission With Registration
To Register Call 724-283-0363
You Must Register - Limited Seating Available
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Conferences
Free Admission With Registration
$45 at the door
Telephone registration must be made by 23 August 2019.

Sponsored By:
610 Hansen Avenue, Lyndora PA 16045

22 July 2019

First Friday Mass & Devotions - 2 August 2019


Traditional Latin Mass
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday, 2 August 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM; Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM.)

Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

07 July 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 21 July 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8, 1-9

Traditional Latin Mass
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
21 July 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik


Investiture of the Brown Scapular after Mass.

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

01 July 2019

Solemn Mass for the External Solemnity of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus - 2019

The Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 is pleased to pass along this information, and we encourage attendance at this special Mass.


Solemn Mass
For the External Solemnity
of the
Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 11:00 AM

Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish
3250 California Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Celebrant:
Canon Matthew Talarico
Provincial Superior of the


Everyone is invited to attend the first Solemn Mass at the newly established Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish staffed by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.  The parish was established by Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, on 1 July 2019, Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, with Canon William Avis as Pastor, and Canon John O'Connor as Parochial Vicar.  The weekly Traditional Latin Mass schedule is as follows:

Monday-Friday 12 noon
In addition Tuesdays & First Fridays 7:00 PM
Sundays 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Holy Days 7:00 PM (Consult bulletin to confirm all Mass times.)
Confessions heard before all Masses.

06 May 2019

Upcoming Traditional Latin Masses: May, June, July 2019


The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church, 952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001, on First Fridays at 7:00 PM & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon.  Holy Rosary & Confessions begin 30 minutes prior to Mass.

Upcoming Traditional Latin Masses:

3rd Sunday, 19 May 2019, 12 noon
Fourth Sunday after Easter


Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
After the First Friday 7:00 PM Masses in June & July 2019.

Blessing of Religious Articles
After the 3rd Sunday 12 noon Mass in June
Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019

Investiture of the Brown Scapular
After the 3rd Sunday 12 noon Mass in July
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 21 July 2019

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast Day: 16 July

Sponsored by:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild.

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

St. Titus Church
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

26 April 2019

First Friday Mass & Devotions - 3 May 2019


Traditional Latin Mass
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday, 3 May 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM; Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM.)

Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

23 April 2019

Knights of Columbus Statement on Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka

St. Anthony's Shrine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, following bomb blast on Easter Sunday,
21 April 2019.

Following the Islamic terrorist attacks on Catholic churches and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council issued the following statement:

“The Knights of Columbus stands in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka during this time of trial. ... In addition to our prayers, the Knights of Columbus is sending $100,000 to Cardinal Ranjith in Colombo, Sri Lanka‌, for his use in the rebuilding and repair of his Christian community in the aftermath of this act of terrorism.”

“Globally, it is well documented that Christians are the most persecuted religious group today. ..."

Read the complete statement here.

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ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, in Whose hand are the power and government of every realm; look upon and help the Christian people, that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might, may be crushed by the power of Thy Right Hand.  Through our Lord.  (Collect.  Mass Against the Heathen.)

15 April 2019

Upcoming Traditional Latin Masses - May 2019

The next Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at St. Titus Church, 952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001 are:

First Friday
3 May 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM, Holy Rosary begins at 6:30 PM.)
Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

3rd Sunday of the Month
19 May 2019, 12 noon
Fourth Sunday after Easter

N. B. There will be no Latin Mass at St. Titus Church on the 3rd Sunday of April, 21 April 2019.

12 April 2019

Report: Blessed Karl of Austria Mass, Luncheon & Conference 2019

On Passion Sunday, 7 April 2019, 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.





Fr. Ladis J. Cizik, Chaplain of Woodlawn Council, offered the Mass.



After Mass, the faithful venerated a first class relic of Blessed Karl.


The luncheon & 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.



James Cardellini, Director Emeritus of the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., presented a check to Grand Knight Sam Belli in support of Woodlawn Council 2161's Latin Mass program, and also a biography of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.




Suzanne Pearson, Delegate to the Emperor Karl League of Prayer, spoke about devotion to Blessed Karl and the restoration of Catholic Tradition.

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.

02 March 2019

Blessed Karl Mass, Luncheon & Conference - Sunday, 7 April 2019


Traditional Latin Mass in Honor of
Blessed Karl of Austria
Luncheon & Conference

High Mass for Passion Sunday
7 April 2019, 12:00 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)
Veneration of First Class Relic

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Luncheon & Conference Immediately After Mass
In the Church Hall
(Reservations required for luncheon & conference.  See below.)

Featured Speaker:
 Suzanne Pearson
Delegate to the Emperor Karl League of Prayer
Founder of the Blessed Karl Shrine at Old St. Mary's Church in Washington, DC

Topic:
Devotion to Blessed Karl and the Restoration of Catholic Tradition:
What's the Connection?

Cost: $30
Students: $20
For luncheon reservations make check payable and mail to:
Knights of Columbus 2161
2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Luncheon Reservations: 1 April 2019

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

01 March 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 17 March 2019

Second Sunday in Lent
Matthew 17, 1-9

Traditional Latin Mass
Second Sunday in Lent
(With a Commemoration of St. Patrick)
17 March 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

St. Patrick

17 February 2019

First Friday Mass & Devotions - 1 March 2019


Traditional Latin Mass
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday, 1 March 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM; Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM.)

Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

03 February 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 17 February 2019

Matthew 20, 10-16

Traditional Latin Mass
Septuagesima Sunday
17 February 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

20 January 2019

First Friday Mass & Devotions - 1 Feb 2019

"For God so loved the world"
John 3, 16

Traditional Latin Mass
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday, 1 February 2019, 7:00 PM
(Confessions begin at 6:15 PM; Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM.)

Litany of the Sacred Heart, Act of Reparation & Act of Consecration after Mass.

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.

13 January 2019

Latin Mass 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12 Noon -- 20 January 2019

Second Sunday after Epiphany
John 2, 1-11

Traditional Latin Mass
Second Sunday after Epiphany
20 January 2019, 12 noon
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 11:30 AM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored By:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered at St. Titus Church on First Fridays at 7:00 PM and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.  View the complete 2019 Traditional Latin Mass schedule here.