MsgrLamondeMonsignor Joseph Lamonde died on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at age 73. Monsignor Lamonde, who retired from the United States Marine Corps after 30 years of service, became a great friend of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish. 
His funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish by Bishop William Waltersheid.
Visitation is on Sunday, November 21, from 2 – 8 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township.

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

Our annual Betsy Ann Christmas Candy Fundraiser has begun, and will end on Sunday, November 26th, with pick-up occurring after Masses on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, in Room 102 of the Parish Hall (aka the school building!).BetsyAnnTreeOfChocs
All orders must be placed on-line this year. Detailed instructions are in the PDF linked below.

Betsy Ann Instructions (PDF)

A huge THANK YOU to Jim & Karen Paras, owners of Betsy Ann Chocolates, for making this fundraiser possible. Thanks also to Peggy Wrabley, who coordinates this fundraiser every year. Please do your part in supporting your parish by eating fabulous chocolates!

Parish Mission – Sunday Oct. 31 to Tuesday Nov. 2, given by Fr. Joseph Tuscan, O.F.M. Cap.
Fr. Joseph Tuscan
  • Sunday Oct. 31st at 6 p.m. – Conference, "The Greatest Threat to Holiness Today". Followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Monday, Nov. 1st at 6 p.m. – Conference, "Forgiveness, Mercy, and Justice". Followed by Solemn Mass at 7 p.m. (All Saints Day; Holy Day of Obligation)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 6 p.m. – Rosary and Conference, "St. Joseph, Model of Holiness". Apostolic Blessing (Plenary Indulgence), Solemn Requiem Mass at 7 p.m. (All Souls Day)

Read the letter from Provincial Superior Matthew Talarico, announcing Canon John O'Connor's new assignment in Rockford, Illinois, and Canon Ross Bourgeois' assignment to Pittsburgh.

There will be a reception after the High Mass on Sunday, September 19, 2021, to bid farewell to Canon O’Connor and to welcome our new Parochial Vicar, Canon Ross Bourgeois. Please stop by to thank Canon O’Connor for his wonderful, inspiring service to the parish over the past three years, and to meet and greet Canon Bourgeois, who is looking forward to his time here in Pittsburgh. Snacks, desserts, and light refreshments will be served.

UPDATE: View a gallery of photos from the reception on Sept. 19.

Effective Monday, May 31, 2021, Bishop Zubik is permitting all diocesan churches to be open at 100% seating capacity. In addition, in accordance with the recent CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people no longer need to mask on parish property.

The changes also mean the parish will return to the original Sunday schedule, with Low Mass at 8:00 a.m., and High Mass at 11:00 a.m. This change became effective Sunday, June 13, 2021.

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