From St. Boniface to Most Precious Blood

After 25 years at St. Boniface Church on East Street, the end of June 2019 saw the Latin Mass in the Diocese of Pittsburgh move to a new, permanent home.

On Saturday, June 29, a crowd of volunteers assisted the canons with packing and moving the vestments and furnishings from the "Epistle-side" sacristy at St. Boniface to temporary storage in the gymnasium of the former Risen Lord School on California Avenue.

June 30 was the last of 1,308 Sundays with the Latin Mass offered at the High Altar in St. Boniface Church, first as a part of Holy Wisdom Parish, and then as St. John XXIII Quasi-Parish. Father Lawrence DiNardo, pastor of Holy Wisdom Parish from its inception, hosted a reception in the Archives Room for our parishioners following Mass.

On the evening of Monday, July 1 — Feast of the Most Precious Blood — our first Mass as a permanent parish was offered by Canon William Avis, pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish.

On our first Sunday as Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish, a Solemn Mass was celebrated by Canon Matthew Talarico, a son of our parish and Provincial Superior of the Institute in the U.S.

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