Parishioners kept their ancestors promise at the annual Cholera Day Mass.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s an annual tradition for one Catholic parish on the South Side: the Cholera Day Mass.

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Each year, parishioners at Prince of Peace and St. Mary of the Mount Parish keep the promise of their ancestors in August.

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They take time to thank God and St. Roch for intervening before cholera wiped out the entire parish at St. Michaels in 1849.

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This year, the mass also honored the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.