The dispensation given by the Bishop of Pittsburgh concerning attendance at Mass (Precept of the Church) on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation is still in effect. The obligation to rest from unnecessary servile work and to sanctify the day by prayer (3rd Commandment) remains in effect.

For Sunday, June 28th there will no longer be a sign-up for going to Mass. Our 25% capacity is set at 250 persons. The side entrance will be the only entrance used. Individuals or households will maintain social distancing from other individuals and use the pews that are not sectioned off. For those who arrive after we have reached the 250 person limit, they have the option of waiting for the next Mass or notifying kindly an usher if they would like to receive Holy Communion after the full Mass. The usher can then let them how to go about that. Please note that demand has been highest for the 8 and 11 AM Masses, with plenty of seats available at the 5 PM.

Attendance figures for June 28:

  • 8 am - 198
  • 11 am - 184
  • 5 pm - NA
Beginning on Sunday, July 12, the Mass schedule will be modified as follows:
  • 7:30 am - Low Mass
  • 9:30 am - Low Mass
  • 11:30 am - High Mass
The 5 pm Mass will be discontinued.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the clean-up after Mass, please contact the parish office. Patience is a virtue. 

Please remember in your prayers the soul of Mrs. Theresa Garfold, called by the Lord on Friday, June 12, 2020. Her obsequies were held on Thursday, June 18th.

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

For the first time since March 15, public Masses resumed on June 1, 2020.

Starting on Monday, June 1, there are two Masses daily: Monday - Friday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Saturday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Beginning Monday, June 8, attendance is limited to 25% of the church's capacity for each Mass. Thus it is no longer necessary to reserve a date/time slot to attend weekday Mass.

Beginning Sunday, June 7, there will be three Sunday Masses: 8 a.m. (Low), 11 a.m. (High), and 5:00 p.m. (Low), with attendance limited to 25% of the church's capacity, using every third pew. As of this moment, it is still necessary to reserve seating for Sunday Masses. If you have not yet signed up, go to this page to enter your seating requests.

Please see Canon Avis' letter on page 3 of the May 31 bulletin for many more details about the public resumption of Holy Mass in our church.

Click here for information on the Institute's 2020 Summer Camps for youth ages 10 – 17, which are still scheduled to take place in late July and August.

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A Family Discount from 20 - 40% is offered when children from one family attend any of the four camps.

Bishop Zubik has authorized outdoor confessions to take place once again. With the resumption of Masses, the confession schedule at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish is now as follows:

  • Sunday: 7:00 – 7:45 a.m., 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 4:004:45 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday: 6:006:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Confessions are heard behind the priory, and a screen will be in place to ensure the anonymity of the penitent.Walk up the driveway between the gymnasium and the priory, and wait in line at the sign.

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Deo Gratias!

(Full diocesan news release here.)