Faith Blooms in Adversity

March 28, 2020

Cactus Bloom
As the cactus flower blooms in the harshest of conditions, we’ve been given a chance to shine in the face of adversity. Keeping these three priorities will help us navigate the interpersonal battlefield of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Casting Call for “Grandpa and Shorty”

December 6, 2019

White Ball Productions is now casting the four lead roles in their new short film, “Grandpa and Shorty.” Video auditions and crew résumés are welcome!

New Parish, New Home

August 14, 2019

MPBOJ Parish
The Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Pittsburgh has a new home, and an official status as a new, full parish: “Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish” was established on July 1st at St. Francis Xavier Church (formerly Risen Lord Parish). More details and pictures in the full article…

An Ancient Holy Week

May 9, 2019

Holy Week
This year, St. John XXIII Parish was privileged to celebrate the “pre-1955” liturgies of Holy Week according to the 1570 Roman Missal. These ancient liturgies are centuries old; yet even to this day, they foster wonder and reverence for young and old Catholics alike. More info and pictures in the full article…

Recording New Music with the Schola

September 7, 2018

Ascendit Deus - Dalitz
As the schola seeks to increase their modern repertoire, they recorded 3 original sacred motets and a hymn by currently active composers. Samples included in the full article!

Youth Choirs Record New Album

July 3, 2018

Pueri and Gradus Cantorum
The youth choirs of St. John XXIII Parish have recorded an 18-track album entitled Jubilate et Gaudete. The album is a collection of chant, rounds, and sacred polyphony, sung by the Pueri Cantorum (children’s choir) and the Gradus Cantorum (young adult choir). See the full article for more info and 4 sample tracks!