Latin Classes

Two Ecclesiastical Latin classes will be offered this fall via live online, interactive sessions. The Latin of the 1962 Roman Missal will be taught over ten weeks at two levels: Beginner Level 1 and Level 2.

Dr. Charles Blume, parishioner of Most Precious Blood of Jesus parish in Pittsburgh, will teach these classes on an independent basis beginning the week of Monday, September 14, with specific dates and times TBD. To sign up and for more information contact Dr. Blume at

In addition, three live online Latin classes will be offered remotely this fall at Community College of Allegheny County (non-credit). Dr. Blume will also teach these classes (Levels 1, 2, & 3). The sessions will meet on Monday (level 2), Tuesday (level 1) and Thursday (level 3) at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., in an 8-week term beginning the week of September 14. You are invited to sign up at:

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Speaker Dr. Peter Kwashiewski on the Liturgy: Sept 21

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski will speak at Queen of Peace. This Noted author, theologian, & composer will deliver a talk entitled, “The Four Qualities of the Liturgy: Validity, Licitness, Fittingness and Authenticity” on Monday, September 21, at 7 p.m., in the *upper level* of the Parish Center.

If you’ve ever heard someone say, as regards the Holy Sacrifice “…as long as it’s valid…” you will be enlightened to hear why Communion with the Church, appropriateness in the Rite and ritual and continuity with Tradition are absolutely crucial to Roman Catholicism.

A High Mass for the Feast of St. Matthew will be sung at 5 p.m. Soup & Sandwich supper to precede the presentation in the *lower level* of the Parish Center. Please RSVP to the Parish Office 814-674-8983 or on / before Monday, September 14, at 3 p.m., so that we can prepare the Parish Center according to the CDC guidelines in regards to the Coronavirus. There is no fee to attend.

–Click here to learn more about Dr. Kwasniewski & his thoughts on the Latin Mass.

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Welcome Message from Fr. Ananias

Of the many charisms, gifts of the Holy Spirit, associated with living-out of the monastic way of life, more than any other, is expected of those who vow themselves as sons of Benedict is that of Hospitality. With almost “sacramental” reverence, Saint Benedict treats of kindness to pilgrims, strangers, & all who present themselves as godly guests at the monastery’s port. The Patriarch of Western Monasticism exhorts his disciples in the 7th chapter of the Holy Rule to “treat all guests as Christ.”

We’re glad that you have come “a knockin’ at our door.” We hope you’ll always feel welcome here–that you will experience Peace in your visitations. Please don’t be strangers & know that you are always most welcome.


Father Ananias, O.S.B.

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