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.
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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Harry M. Hochreiter, R.I.P.

Harry Hochreiter, member of the Latin Mass community since the St. Agnes years, died on Friday, May 8, at age 91. Visitation is at Schellhaas and Sons Funeral Home, 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, on Monday, May 11, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Requiem Mass is Tuesday, May 12, at 11 AM at St. Boniface. Obituary in the Tribune-Review.

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

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Upcoming Springtime Events

Springtime affords us the opportunity to look forward to some very special religious events for our Latin parish.

  • On Sunday, May 10, we invite all children and young people, ages 5 to 18, to honor our Blessed Mother by participating in our May Crowning, prior to our 11 AM High Mass. The boys and girls should wear pastel dress clothing. Children are asked to meet in the Archives Room in St. Boniface Church basement at 10:30 AM.
  • On Thursday, May 14, we will celebrate Ascension Thursday, a Holyday of Obligation. Latin Masses on Ascension Thursday will be at 9 AM and 7 PM.
  • On Sunday, May 17, about 12 of our little children will be receiving our Blessed Lord at their First Holy Communion during the 11 AM High Mass. May the graces of Our Lord fill us all with His glory.
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Dorothea Pacella, R.I.P.

DOROTHEA A. (BRINKER) PACELLA died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at age 88. Visitation is at Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Requiem Mass is Monday, May 4, at 10 AM at St. Boniface. Obituaries in the Tribune-Review and Post-Gazette.

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

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Father Dolan to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood

FrDolan1975On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Father James Dolan, Pastor of Saint John XXIII Parish, will celebrate his fortieth anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. A Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Saint Boniface Church. Mark your calendars to join many of Father’s relatives, friends, and priests to celebrate with him on his special day!

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Schedule of St. John XXIII Parish Lenten Events

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 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.

Here are some St. John XXIII Parish events:
Ash Wednesday Latin Masses Feb. 18, 2015: 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 Friday evening at 6:30 PM, followed by Mass at 7:00 PM. On the Fridays of Lent there will not be a 9:00 AM Mass.

First Friday: March 6, 2015: 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. (Exception: April 3, 2014, is Good Friday)

First Saturday: March 7, 2015: Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as usual. (Exception: April 4, 2015, is Holy Saturday)

First Sundays: March 1, 2015: as usual, after the 11:00 AM Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration until 4:00 PM when there will be prayers, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please come to adore the Lord throughout that time.
(Exception: April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday)

First Confessions: For St. John XXIII Parish on Sunday, March 15, 2015, 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. In response to our Bishop’s Evangelization summons: “The Light Is Still On For You”, we will join every diocesan church and have confessions on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, after the 6:00 PM Mass until 9:00 PM, at St. Boniface Church.


Palm Sunday: March 29, 2015 – Palms blessed & distributed at all Masses.
Procession at the 11:30 AM Mass (NOTE: Mass begins at 11:30 AM)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: MASS WILL BE AT 7:00 PM only on each of these days.

Holy Thursday: April 2, 2015 – Chrism Mass at St. Paul Cathedral at 10:00 AM
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 PM
Church opened for visitation from 8:30 PM – Midnight

Good Friday: April 3, 2015 – Stations at Noon and Sermon on our devotion to the Lord’s Passion. Confessions will also be heard.
Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion 1:30 PM.
There will be NO EVENING SERVICES on Good Friday.

Solemn Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 4, 2015, Initial ceremonies begin at 10:00 PM, with Holy Mass following.

Easter Sunday: April 5, 2015, Easter Mass will be at 11:30 AM (Note the change of time for Easter Sunday only). There will be no 8:00 AM Mass or Confessions on Easter Sunday morning.

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