On Monday, 7 October 2019, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a High Mass at St. Titus Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and to commemorate the great Catholic victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Leading the procession before Mass was the Knights of Columbus flag followed by a reproduction of the Holy League flag that flew on the Catholic flagship at the Battle of Lepanto.
The celebrant was Canon William Avis of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Canon John O'Connor, Parochial Vicar of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish and celebrant of the 2018 Lepanto Mass, along with Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa, Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, Ohio, and featured speaker at the 2017 Lepanto Dinner, and Fr. Frederick Gruber attended the Mass in choir.
After Mass, Woodlawn Council hosted the Twelfth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner.
|From left to right, Canon O'Connor, Canon Avis, Chorbishop Spinosa, Fr. Ladis Cizik, Chaplain of Woodlawn Council 2161, and Fr. Frederick Gruber.|
Representatives of the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, Inc., presented Canon Avis with several pieces of artwork to decorate the rectory in Pittsburgh.
Canon Avis was the featured speaker after dinner. He gave a talk on the power of the Holy Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto.
Woodlawn Council 2161 thanks the following sponsors of the Twelfth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner:
Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us.
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.