UPDATED: First Chant Camp a Success
Children ages 8 and up are invited to attend a free Gregorian Chant and Music Camp here at Saint John XXIII. Mrs. Sharon Burchill will teach chant notation and reading, vocal technique, and musicianship. There will also be games and prizes during the camp. It will run from August 16-18, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in the Archives Room under Saint Boniface Church. The camp is open to all current and new members of both the Pueri Cantorum (Children’s Choir) and High School Schola. This is a great chance to get in some “pre-season training” before rehearsals resume in the fall. For more information or to register, please email Mrs. Burchill at email@example.com.
- Next Tuesday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption, a Holyday of Obligation. Masses will be at 9 AM and 7 PM.
- Check the Other News page for a list of notable dates for Fall.
Thursday, May 25 is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holyday of Obligation. Two Masses will be offered, at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
A Focus Group Meeting for Parishioners of Holy Wisdom and Saint John XXIII Parishes to review the proposed parish grouping for the Northside will be held on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 PM in Norbert Hall. All are encouraged to attend.
Notable events during May, Our Lady’s month:
- On Sunday, May 7, ten children will be receiving our Blessed Lord at their First Holy Communion during the 11:00 AM High Mass.
- A reminder that the Pittsburgh Marathon also occurs on Sunday, May 7, causing major traffic disruptions, especially for the 8 AM Mass and families traveling to Catechism. Map of street closures here.
- On Sunday, May 14, Mother’s Day, May Crowning will take place just before the 11:00 AM High Mass.
- On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, a special High Mass, followed by a diploma ceremony and potluck reception in Norbert Hall, will be held for graduating homeschoolers. Any questions can be directed to Patty Petrosky at 412-595- 7074.
- Ascension Thursday is May 25. Two Masses will be celebrated on this Holyday of Obligation, at 9 AM and 7 PM.
- First Friday, May 5 – Mass is at 7:00 PM, after which there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Eucharistic adoration.
- First Saturday, May 6 – Mass is scheduled for 9:00 AM, after which there will be prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
- Sunday, May 7 – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after High Mass, until 3 PM.
Visit the Upcoming Events & Other News page for a listing of items through the summer months.
Holy Thursday 2017 was celebrated with a Solemn High Mass for the first time in five years. Father Dolan was joined by Father Ladis Cizik, who served as deacon, and Father David Rombold, who acted as subdeacon.
A gallery of photos can be seen here.