A New Parish for the Old Mass

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.

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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.

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Anne Shober Requiem Mass Friday

Anne Shober of North Huntingdon passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at age 90. Friends will be received Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 2-7 p.m. at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, Rt. 30, East McKeesport, PA 15035. Obituary in the Post-Gazette.

The funeral Mass for Mrs. Shober will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, at St. Boniface Church.

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

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Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday

March 1 is Ash Wednesday. Two Masses will be celebrated: Low Mass at 9:00 AM and High Mass at 7:00 PM. Distribution of ashes takes place before Mass begins in the Extraordinary Form.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast (ages 18-59) and abstinence (ages 14+).  All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

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

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Tuesday Feb. 21- Mass at 9 a.m.

Mass this Tuesday, February 21, 2017 will be offered at 9 AM. This is necessary because of the Holy Wisdom Parish Confirmations that evening in St. Boniface Church.

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Helen Barila Requiem Mass Tuesday

Helen Barila of Natrona Heights passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at age 94. No visitation is scheduled.
The Requiem Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 7 at St. Boniface Church.

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

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Events This Week (Feb. 2 – 5)

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Candlemas Day 2016

  • Thursday, February 2 is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas Day). We will bless candles and have a procession around the church with lit candles at the 9:00 AM Mass.
  • Friday, February 3 is First Friday and the Feast of St. Blaise. Blessing of throats will take place after the 7:00 PM Mass. We will expose the Blessed Sacrament after the blessing of throats, say the Prayers to the Sacred Heart, have time for confession and Benediction will follow around 8:30 PM. You are welcome to spend this time with the Lord’s special Presence among us.
  • Saturday, February 4 is First Saturday. We will celebrate Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by our special prayers to the Blessed Mother.
  • Sunday, February 5 is the first Sunday of the month.  We plan on exposing the Blessed Sacrament after the 11:00 AM Mass with adoration until 3:00 PM at which time there will be Benediction. We appreciate families who do take the time to make a visit on that day.  
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