Sewing Workshops will be provided once again at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in 2021. The following projects will be offered in the Spring at the School Building:

Patchwork Play Balls on Saturday February 27th, 1:00- 4:00pm (Register by Feb. 25th)
Beginners’ Hand Sewing on Saturday March 13th, 2:00- 4:00pm (Register by March 10th)

Carry-All Pin Cushion on Saturday March 27th, 1:00- 4:00pm (Register by March 24th)
Fabric Napkins on Saturday May 22nd, 1:00-4:00pm (Register by May 20th)

Informational Handouts and updates are available in the “Sewing Workshops” group through Veni, Sancte Spiritus in Flocknote - just text CatholicsIgnite to 84576. If you would have further questions or wish to sign up, please contact Margaux Pisula at 412.779.9091 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This Lenten season we would like to introduce the Institute of Christ the King Seminary Society to our MPBOJ parish by holding a "Sock Drive." Seminarians are only permitted to wear "above the calf black socks." To support our seminarians each family is encouraged to buy a pair of "above the calf black socks” and leave them in the receptacle at the side entrance by March 21, 2021.BlackSock

In the months to come the Seminary Society-Pittsburgh will be creating prayer cards for seminarians, beginning a sponsorship program where families will be matched with a seminarian to pray for him and write letters to him over the course of seminary study. The Seminary Society also conducts fundraisers to benefit the seminary.

You may join the Seminary Society to be contacted for planning and organizing activities by choosing this group in the MPBOJ Flocknote. Text “MPBOJ” to 84576.

 
A venerable devotion during Lent is the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross.  It is a great means to meditate on the Passion and death of Our Lord.
 
Stations will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the Fridays of Lent, followed by Holy Mass.
 
On Good Friday, April 2nd, Stations will be held at 12 noon.  
 
Also, the faithful may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions by praying the Via Crucis.  This may  be done privately or during public devotions (in which case, only one person needs to go from station to station).  No specific prayers are prescribed, just meditation on the sufferings of Christ.
 

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Donna Marie Simelis passed away. Her funeral Mass is Friday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish
Friends received at O'Brien's Funeral Home, 3724 California Ave., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2–8 p.m. Obituary here.

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

Ecclesiastical Latin classes will be offered this spring 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. Parishioner Dr. Charles Blume will teach these classes starting the week of January 18, 2021, in one session per week, with specific days and times to be determined. To sign up and for more information, including the course fee, please contact Dr. Blume at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition, two live online Latin classes will be offered in the spring at CCAC. Dr. Blume will also teach these classes (levels 1 and 2). The sessions will meet on Mondays (level 2) and Tuesdays (level 1), 6:30 - 9:30 pm, in an 8-week term beginning the week of February 22. You are invited to sign up for one of these courses and learn more information by going to:
https://shopcommunityed.ccac.edu/Courses/Languages.aspx.