BVCS Composition Lecture: Music is a Story

February 19, 2021

John was a guest speaker for the Beaver Valley Choral Society WinterSing! Local Legends choral seminar. With a synergic audience ranging from teenagers to grandparents, John shared his compositional and artistic philosophy, focusing on his ultimate motivation of meaningful storytelling. Read more in the full article…

The Catholic Brothers: Upon Review

October 26, 2020

Catholic Bros
John is partnering with The Catholic Brothers YouTube channel to discuss film and music, considering both new and classic entries for their merit, and for their messages that shape our culture–for better or worse. See the channel’s first entry of “Upon Review” inside!

Streaming the Ancient Holy Week

April 9, 2020

1570 Holy Week
Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish is streaming sung High Masses throughout Holy Week on their Facebook page, using the centuries-old liturgies of the 1570 Missal. Please see the full article for the schedule!

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…