• Saturday, November 9Resplenduit - Day of Recollection for young adults (18-35) See below for details
  • Thursday, November 28 — Thanksgiving Day, Low Mass at 9am, no noon Mass.
  • November 30th – December 8th — Novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Wednesday, December 25 — Christmas Day. Three Masses: Midnight Mass at midnight, 8 a.m. Low Mass, 11 a.m. High Mass
  • January 24, 2020 — March for Life Bus to Washington DC See below for details

Resplenduit Day of Recollection Nov. 9

Withdraw from the world to strengthen your spiritual lifeby attending a Sursum Corda Day Retreat.
The retreat includes Mass in the Extraordinary Form, spiritual conferences by Canons of the Institute of Christ the King, as well as opportunities for silence, meditation, and confessions. After the retreat concludes, there will also be time for socializing with fellow Catholic young adults (18-35). There is no fee.
Our Program for you:
10 am: Arrival at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Church
10:15 am: Conference: The Spirituality of St Francis de Sales by Canon O'Connor
11:00 am: Silence/Prepare for Mass/Confessions
11:30 am: Holy Mass
12:15 pm: Angelus followed by Picnic Lunch (bring your picnic)
1:45 pm: Conference: Union with God: Virtue of Piety by Canon Commins
2:30 pm: Rosary
3p m: Free time for discussion/questions
End 4 pm.

Confraternity of Christian Mothers

Confraternity of Christian Mothers was founded to assist all Mothers as they unite their hearts to Christ so as to help draw their families closer to the Lord.
All women are welcome to attend the first meeting on Saturday, November 23rd, following the 9 a.m. Mass at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in the school building.
Officers are needed to facilitate this apostolate. Please prayerfully consider running as an officer. Nominations and elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be held during this meeting.

March for Life Bus

Register now for the March for Life 2020! You can- not beat the price of $30 per seat! All are welcome but space is limited to 50 people. If we get a great response early we may be able to reserve a second bus. Hey, Young Adults, you could fill the second bus! The March for Life Bus(es) will leave Most Precious Blood of Jesus Formation and Community Center on Friday,  January 24, 2020 at 6:00 am sharp. Canon John O'Connor will celebrate Mass here at MPBOJ beginning at 4:45 am. All who attend will be expected to exit the church immediately after Mass as the church will be locked and the bus will be loaded at 5:45 am. Canon O'Connor will be our spiritual guide, and we will meet up with Canon Commins and the groups from Chicago and St. Louis in Washington, D.C.

We will stop near Breezewood on the way down for a short pit stop. Please bring food and drinks for breakfast and lunch and money for the 30-minute dinner stop on the way home. We will not be stopping at the Basilica this year since the Mass will be said in the morning and we can try to get back a little earlier.

Students under 18 must have a parent or a parent-designated responsible adult to chaperone their student.

If you cannot go but would like to help defray the costs for others, please consider making a donation to sponsor others to come on this important and life affirming pilgrimage.

A reception committee is also being formed to welcome the Canon Commins Group on Saturday,  January 25, who will celebrate Noon Mass at MPBOJ. We would like people to help us to provide light sandwiches, soup, and salad, coffee, and tea and light desserts for all who would like to meet and mingle with our 110 fellow Institute brothers and sisters before they head west and return home.

If you would like to register, sponsor, or help with the reception, please email Jeannine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her directly at 724- 272-1851.

Seats will be reserved only with completed registration form and fee of $30/seat. If you would like to go but cannot afford the bus, still register now. There may be a sponsor for you!

Youth Choir

Youth Choir Season is almost here! Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 21st, for the Pueri Cantorum and Gradus Cantorum. Pueri is a treble choir open to children ages 8 and up (boys with unchanged voice included). Gradus Cantorum is a mixed choir (SATB) high school/young adult choir open to ages 13 and up. Pueri rehearses most Saturdays from 10- 11 a.m., and Gradus rehearses most Saturdays from 11 a.m.- 12 noon. Both choirs sing selected Masses throughout the choir season (September through May). Singers receive instruction in Gregorian chant, polyphony, motet/hymn singing, as well as traditional music theory basics.

Participation in the youth choir programs is free; however, a $5 materials fee is charged once for the choir book Una Voce Dicentes.

For more information, or to sign up, please email Mrs. Burchill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lithuanian School

The Pittsburgh Lithuanian School offers classes in the Lithuanian language, history, culture, music and dancing for children preschool through 12th grade. Our 2019-2020 year starts on Sunday, September 8th from 1-3PM with classes held every other Sunday. MPBOJ Parishioners are eligible for free classes. Please contact Rob Medonis for details. 412-613-5582, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.