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. Canon William Avis is Pastor of the parish.

Check the “About Us” page for the location of St. Boniface Church, home of Saint John XXIII Parish until June 30. The parish is staffed by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

On July 1, we will become
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish
and move from St. Boniface Church to 3250 California Ave.

Questions? Please send an email to LatinMassQuestions@gmail.com, which can be passed along to Canon Avis.

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Feast of the Ascension – Thursday, May 30

Thursday, May 30 is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation. A Low Mass will be offered at 9 AM at St. Boniface Church.
At 7 PM, there will be a Solemn Mass at Risen Lord Church (3250 California Ave, Pgh.) with Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King. Following Mass, there will be a reception in the school hall.
Special Note: Before Mass (6:00 – 6:45 PM), at Risen Lord School, parish council members and ushers will be available to assist visitors that wish to tour the school, social hall, facilities, and gymnasium. Please visit if you have time.

 

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Joseph Spisak Funeral Mass Thursday

Joseph J. Spisak died on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 4 – 6 PM, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS Funeral Home, 4900 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Rosary will be prayed shortly after 4 PM. Obituary in the Post-Gazette.

Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Church.

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

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Bishop Zubik: “A Permanent Home”


In a letter dated May 18, 2019 and addressed to the people of our parish, Bishop David Zubik announced his decision to “give your community a permanent home.” The letter, read from the pulpit by Canon William Avis on Sunday, May 19, states that “Effective July 1, 2019, Saint John XXIII Quasi-Parish will be located at what is now Risen Lord Church, Marshall-Shadeland. It is my hope that the church and school buildings will fulfill the needs of your growing and vibrant community.”

Read the full text of Bishop Zubik’s letter on the Other News page, or click on the small image above to view a PDF of the letter.

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Confirmation, Holy Week, & First Communion Photos

Photos of the First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes for 2019 can be seen on the Other News page (with a link to a full gallery of pictures from the Confirmation Mass and reception).
A collection of 70 photos from Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil can be found on the Galleries page.

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George Hertrich Funeral Mass Thursday

George A. Hertrich of Kennedy Township died suddenly on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at age 70. Visitation on Wednesday, May 8, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at VALERIAN F. SZAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 238 Helen Street, McKees Rocks. Obituary in the Post-Gazette.

George’s funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Boniface Church.

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

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