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In the News

  • “Grandpa and Shorty” Honored as Finalist in Latest Film Festival

    Grandpa and Shorty was selected as a finalist in the 2024 Austin Lift-Off Film Festival. This marks the third festival recognition for this film in the past three months, and offers new networking opportunities as the team continues to market the film for distribution.
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  • University and Parish Scholas Unite for Ash Wednesday

    This Ash Wednesday was celebrated with a long-anticipated collaboration between Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish and the Schola Cantorum Franciscana from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Over 30 students joined the parish schola to sing the chants and polyphony for this solemn Mass--a beautiful start to the Lenten season! See…
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  • Grandpa and Shorty: Original Film Score

    After much anticipation, John conducted and recorded his original score for "Grandpa and Shorty" with the generous help of Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music and seven talented local musicians, including three members of Pittsburgh's Academy String Quartet. Photos and audio clips in the full article!
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  • Corpus Christi: An Honored Visit and Glorious Season Close

    Msgr Gilles Vach, the Prior General and Founder of The Institute of Christ the King, visited Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish for the feast of Corpus Christi. The Solemn High Mass was graced with a string quartet, Eucharistic procession and benediction, and was a beautiful close to this year's…
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