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.
Two Masses will be offered on Monday, Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day. In addition to the usual noon Mass, there will be an evening Mass at 7 PM.
The faithful may earn a plenary indulgence on All Souls’ Day, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, by piously visiting a church or oratory and there reciting the Pater and the Credo. In addition, the usual conditions for obtaining a plenary indulgence apply: Confession, Holy Communion, prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father, and freedom from attachment to sin.
Father Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, will visit our parish on All Saints’ Day, next Sunday, November 1. Father Romanoski will preach the sermon at the 8 AM Mass and celebrate the 11 AM High Mass. A special collection will be taken up for his ministry in Mexico.
A social will follow the High Mass in Norbert Hall. Father will speak on “Rekindling the Faith in Latin America”, based on his six years’ work in Guadalajara, Mexico. Prizes will be given to those who dress as a Saint. Prepare 3 hints to help us guess your Saint. Donations of a food item (entrée, dessert, Mexican specialty) or drinks for your family are most welcome but not necessary to attend. To donate Catholic prizes or assist with planning & setup, please contact Bernadette at 724-933-7837.
Sunday, October 25 is the Feast of Christ the King in the liturgical calendar of the Extraordinary Form. Following the 11 AM High Mass, there will be a procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the Church, and after the procession, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar until 4:00 PM. At that time we will have benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The interval of time will lend itself to quiet adoration for those of us who can offer a half-hour with Our Lord.
Besides being the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sunday Oct. 11 is the feast day of our parish’s patron, Pope St. John XXIII.
Also on this day one year ago, Bishop David Zubik wrote the letter announcing the establishment of our parish, effective January 1, 2015.
Our annual Triduum in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux will begin on Thursday, October 1, with a Low Mass at 7:00 PM; First Friday, October 2, with a Low Mass at 7:00 PM, followed in addition by Exposition and Prayers to the Sacred Heart and Prayers to St. Therese of Lisieux; and First Saturday, October 3, with a High Mass at 11 AM, with prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the triduum prayers to St. Thesese of Lisieux. Confessions will be heard before each of the Triduum Masses. Please make sure to spend those three dates to offer thanks to St. Therese’s intercession for us to follow the Little Way of Love, on which St. John XXIII, devotedly preached and lived. Invite others to attend these three days.