On Sunday, May 27, 2018, we will celebrate a double anniversary of priestly ordination within our broader diocesan Latin Mass community: Fr. Ananias, O.S.B., pastor of Queen of Peace in Patton, will celebrate his 25th anniversary of ordination, and Fr. Peter Crowe, our fellow State College native, will celebrate his 1st anniversary. At 1pm, there will be a Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form in Patton, celebrated by Fr. Ananias, followed by a reception. The celebration will conclude with Vespers at 6pm. Those who wish to attend the reception are asked to contact the parish for a head count.
This Sunday’s Mass features special sacred music, and is followed by an outdoor picnic, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which is the papal document that allowed us to begin our Centre County Latin Mass. Read more here!
The Traditional Latin Mass will now be celebrated on Second Sunday of each month, at noon, instead of the First Saturday evening. These Sunday Masses will begin on March 12, and will still be offered at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte. We hope that the new schedule will be more convenient for a greater number of people. Please see the full announcement here!
Due to priest availability, we’ve had to reschedule two of the summer Masses to different weekends, in place of the usual First Saturday. Click to read more!
Our Extraordinary Form Mass for the month of April will be offered on Saturday April 2, at 7pm, in honor of Divine Mercy Sunday (the Octave Day of Easter). As usual, there will be a potluck social in the school cafeteria. All are welcome!
The following day, Sunday April 3, there will be Divine Mercy devotions at St. John’s, a joint celebration between St. John’s parish community and the WJVM radio ministry. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 2pm, followed by an hour of silent adoration, with confessions available. At 3pm, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be chanted and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated by Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.
Our first Extraordinary Form Mass in our new location will be celebrated on March 12, 2016, at 7pm! The Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte, by Fr. Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B. Mass will be followed by a potluck social in the school gym.