Saint John XXIII Parish celebrates Mass daily in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite – that is, the Traditional Latin (or Tridentine) Mass. Father James W. Dolan is Pastor of the parish.
Check the “About Us” page for the location of St. Boniface Church, home of Saint John XXIII Parish.
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.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 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.
- Ash Wednesday Masses: 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Distribution of Ashes
takes place BEFORE the Mass in the extraordinary form. The Mass which follows begins with the Introit.
- Stations of the Cross: Every Lenten Friday evening at 6:30 PM, followed by Mass at 7:00 PM, beginning on February 16, 2018. On the Fridays of Lent there will not be a 9:00 AM Mass.
- First Friday: March 2, 2018: 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 Saturday: March 3, 2018: Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as usual.
- First Sunday: March 5, 2018: As usual, after the 11:00 AM Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration until 3:00 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 St. John XXIII Parish on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 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.
See the Upcoming Events page for the Holy Week schedule.
Able-bodied workers are needed on Saturday, Jan. 20, after the 9 AM Mass, to help dismantle and stow the outdoor Nativity scene for another year. The weather forecast is for milder weather, with a high of 43º. Many hands will make quick work!
Catechism classes are cancelled for Sunday, January 14, due to the poor parking conditions on Haslage Ave. and the frigid weather forecast.
A few notes as 2018 arrives:
- Join us for a Holy Hour at 11 PM New Year’s Eve, followed by Low Mass at Midnight, and refreshments in the Archive Room afterwards.
- High Mass at 11 AM on New Year’s Day.
- No Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 2.
- Please pray for Father Dolan, who will undergo cataract surgery twice, on Jan. 2 and 16.
- There’s a new gallery of photos of St. Boniface Church on the Gallery page.
The 2018 Liturgical Calendar from The Seraphim Company is now available for purchase in the vestibule of the church for $5 – a real bargain. These cost $9.65, plus shipping, if bought directly from the publisher. The calendar also contains seven pages of prayers and other Catholic information, including a large list of patron saints. There you can learn that the patron of shoe repairmen is St. Crispin.