Patrons of the Guild

In addition to St. Titus, patron of our parish, we take as patrons of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild the following saints depicted in the stained glass windows of St. Titus Church:

Saint Edward
King, Confessor
Feast: 13 October
St. Edward, called the Confessor, the last but one of the Anglo-Saxon kings of England, reigned holily and happily for twenty-four years.  On the throne he rivalled the saints by his untiring practice of austere virtue; his reign was one of almost unbroken peace; the country grew prosperous, ruined churches rose under his hand, the weak lived secure, and for long ages after, man spoke of the laws of "good King Edward."  He died 5 January 1066.  The Saint's body reposes in the shrine in Westminster Abbey, behind what used to be the High Altar.  He was canonized by Alexander III in 1161. His feast is kept on 13 October, his incorrupt body having been solemnly translated on that day in 1163 by St. Thomas of Canterbury in the presence of King Henry II.

O GOD, Who hast crowned the blessed King Edward, Thy confessor, with the glory of eternity, make us, we beseech Thee, so to venerate him on earth that we may be able to reign with him in heaven.  Through our Lord.  (Collect, Mass of St. Edward.)

St. Pius X
Pope, Confessor
Feast: 3 September

O God, who for the defense of the Catholic faith and the restoration of all things in Christ didst fill Saint Pius, Supreme Pontiff, with heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage: grant in Thy loving kindness that by following his teachings and examples we may attain eternal rewards.  Through our Lord.
(Collect, Mass of St. Pius X.)