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The Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese of Lisieux celebrates Mass daily in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite – that is, the Traditional Latin (or Tridentine) Mass. Father James W. Dolan is chaplain of the community.

Check the “About Us” page for the location of St. Boniface Church.

Questions? Call Please call Father Dolan at 412-434-1651, or send an email to LatinMassQuestions@gmail.com, which can be passed along to Fr. Dolan.

HOLY WEEK
Palm Sunday, April 13
  Confessions 7:30 a.m.
  Low Mass with Blessing of Palms 8 a.m.
  Confessions 11 a.m.
  High Mass with Blessing of Palms and Liturgical procession 11:30 a.m.
Monday in Holy Week, April 14
  Low Mass 7 p.m.
Tuesday in Holy Week, April 15
  Confessions 6 p.m.
  Low Mass 7 p.m.
Wednesday in Holy Week, April 16
  Low Mass 7 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 17
  High Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
followed by Eucharistic Procession, stripping of the altar, and Adoration until midnight
7 p.m.
Good Friday, April 18
  Confessions and Stations of the Cross 12 noon
  Sermon 1 p.m.
  Liturgy of the Passion, Recitation of the Solemn Prayers, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion 1:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 19 – Easter Vigil
  NO Confessions  
  Blessing of the New Fire, Exultet, renewal of Baptismal vows, and High Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20
  NO early Mass  
  NO Confessions  
  High Mass of the Resurrection 11:30 a.m.
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Reminder: High Mass at 11:30 AM on Palm Sunday and Easter

  • Palm Sunday High Mass begins at 11:30 AM
  • All Masses Monday – Thursday begin at 7:00 PM
  • The church will remain open Thursday evening until midnight for adoration at the Altar of Repose.
  • Good Friday: Stations at noon, Sermon at 1:00 PM, Liturgy of the Passion at 1:30 PM. There will be NO EVENING SERVICES on Good Friday.
  • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil begins at 10:00 PM. No confessions.
  • Easter Sunday High Mass begins at 11:30 AM. No Low Mass; no confessions.
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Harry Lynch Requiem Mass Monday

Harry Lynch, longtime member of our Latin Mass Community, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at age 82. Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Obituaries in the Tribune-Review and Post-Gazette

The funeral Mass for Mr. Lynch will be at 1:00 PM Monday, March 17 at St. Boniface.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.

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LENT BEGINS – SCHEDULE OF LATIN MASS LENTEN EVENTS

Wednesday, March 5th, is Ash Wednesday, which begins the holy season of Lent.  The blessed ashes imposed on our foreheads remind us of our mortality and our dependence on the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection to experience His new life of grace.  Lent is a time of penance, almsgiving and fasting.  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.  All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat in remembrance of the Lord’s death.  Here are some Latin Mass Community events:

Ash Wednesday Latin Masses:  9:00 AM, and 7:00 PM (Distribution of Ashes takes place BEFORE the Mass in the extraordinary form).

Stations of the Cross:  Every Friday evening at 6:30 PM, followed by Mass at 7:00 PM. On the Fridays of Lent there will not be a 9:00 AM Mass.

First Fridays:  March 7 and April 4, 2014: Stations at 6:30 PM, Mass at 7:00 PM, followed by exposition, Sacred Heart Litany and Reparation and Consecration Prayers, Confession, silent adoration, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as usual.

First Saturdays:  March 8 and April 5, 2014, Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as usual.

First Sundays:  March 9 and April 6, 2014, as usual, after the 11:00 AM Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration until 4:00 PM when there will be prayers, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please come to adore the Lord throughout that time.

First Confessions:  For the Latin Mass Community on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 10:30 AM (Please let these children go first)

Confessions:  Before the Sunday Masses until the Sanctus. Tuesday evenings before the 7:00 PM Mass until 6:45 PM. In response to our Bishop’s Evangelization summons, “The Light Is Still On For You”, we will join every diocesan church and have confessions on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, after the 6:00 PM Mass until 9:00 PM, at St. Boniface Church.

LATIN HOLY WEEK EVENTS

Palm Sunday:  April 13, 2014 –  Palms blessed & distributed at all Masses. Procession at the 11:30 AM Mass (NOTE:  Mass begins at 11:30 AM)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: MASS WILL BE AT 7:00 PM only on each of these days.
Holy Thursday:  April 17th – Chrism Mass at St. Paul Cathedral at 10:00 AM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 PM
Church opened for visitation from 8:30 PM – Midnight
Good Friday:  April 18th -   Stations at Noon
Sermon on our devotion to the Passion at 1:00 PM and confessions
Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion 1:30 PM
There will be NO EVENING SERVICES on Good Friday.
Solemn Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 19th, Initial ceremonies begin at 10:00 PM, with  Holy Mass following.
Easter Sunday: April 20th, Easter Mass will be at 11:30 AM (Note the change of time for Easter Sunday only).
There will be no 8:00 AM Mass or Confessions on Easter Sunday morning.

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Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of throats

On Monday, February 3, the Feast of St. Blaise, the blessing of throats will take place after the Noon Mass, and a blessing only, at 7 PM, for those who are unable to make the earlier blessing.

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Ralph Falcone Requiem Mass Saturday

Ralph Falcone, longtime member of our Latin Mass Community, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at age 87. Mr. Falcone sang in our choir for many years. Obituary in the Tribune-Review.

The funeral Mass for Mr. Falcone will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 1, at St. Boniface.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.

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