By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s an annual tradition for one Catholic parish on the South Side: the Cholera Day Mass.READ MORE: Haiti Gang That Kidnapped U.S. Missionaries Seeks $1 Million Ransom Per Person
Each year, parishioners at Prince of Peace and St. Mary of the Mount Parish keep the promise of their ancestors in August.READ MORE: Pitt Faculty Members Vote To Unionize, Forming One Of The Largest New Unions In U.S.
They take time to thank God and St. Roch for intervening before cholera wiped out the entire parish at St. Michaels in 1849.MORE NEWS: Fallen Branch Kills Hiker At Mohican State Park In Ohio
This year, the mass also honored the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.