The Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass
the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Traditional Latin Mass is no longer offered
at St. Edmond Church in Philadelphia.

The Extraordinary Form of the Mass is offered weekly at:

Our Lady of Lourdes  Church

63rd Street & Lancaster Avenue

(Overbrook) Philadelphia, PA 19151


High Mass:  Sunday, 9:30 AM

Holy Days:  As Announced

Requiescat in Pace 


A Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul will be offered on Saturday, October 29, at 11:30 a.m., at Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, New Jersey, followed by a catered luncheon in the church hall (Bishop DiMarzio Hall). Those who plan to attend the luncheon should RSVP by October 20th to with "Masciantonio Luncheon" in the Subject Line, so that we can give the caterer a number to prepare for.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations should be made to the Latin Liturgy Association, Philadelphia Chapter, c/o William A. Torchia, Esq., Chairman, 118 S. 21st Street., Suite 615, Philadelphia, Pa., 19103. Donors will receive an acknowledgment of their donations to submit with their tax returns.

Latin Vespers of the Dead and Absolution at the Catafalque will be offered for the repose of the soul of Rudolph Masciantonio on Saturday, October 22, at 4.00 p.m. at St Clement’s Church (Episcopal), 2013 Appletree St. (20th St. between Race and Arch), Philadelphia. Rudy was a faithful member of our Latin Mass Community at St Paul’s, Holy Trinity and St Edmund’s. He also attended Latin Vespers at St Clement’s on Sunday afternoons whenever it was offered there. We are grateful to his many friends at St Clement’s for this offering.


Upcoming Traditional Latin Masses at the Cathedral 
All Saints Day, November 1st, a Holy Day of Obligation,
and All Souls Day, November 2nd at 7.00 p.m.
Further details will be announced shortly.

Low Mass with Hymns will be offered at 

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa 
on the Second Sunday of the Month
11:00 AM
in the Lower Chapel of Our Lady
654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA
Sunday, October 9, 2016

For information and updates on this location:

Please pray for holy vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
Pray also for our Nation and our Church.

For other schedules please see the Regional Mass Schedule Tab at the top of this page.

Thank you to Father Brian Woodrow for an interesting and informative evening.
Check back for future events and discussions about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite of the Mass.

Panel Members - The Rev. Brian P. Woodrow, Pastor, Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church , Allentown, NJ, Liaison for the Extraordinary Form, Diocese of Trenton, Rev. Jason V. Kulczynski, Pastor, Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, and Celebrant, Latin Mass Community of Philadelphia, Rev. Kevin J. Kimtis Completing graduate studies in Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome, Priest of the Diocese of Trenton, Rev. H. Todd Carter , Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows - Saint Anthony Parish, Hamilton, NJ, Diocese of Trenton

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Our Apostolate was created by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to provide a formal structure for

the community using the 1962 Missal at St Paul’s Church on Christian Street. When Fr Carey

left that parish the Community celebrated a Sung Mass each Sunday first at Holy Trinity Church,

6th and Spruce Streets and then at St Edmond’s Church at 21st Street and Snyder Ave. in South

Philadelphia. It was able to have a full Holy Week at Holy Trinity and has celebrated with High

Mass a number of the greater feasts at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul through the

hospitality of the Rector, Father Dennis Gill.

Despite the hard work and support of many, it became apparent that neither numbers nor income

was sufficient to sustain a Sunday Mass after the end of Paschaltide this year.

The Archdiocesan Worship Office suggested that regular worshippers at St Edmond’s would find

place at the long-established Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrated at the Church of Our

Lady of Lourdes at 63rd Street and Lancaster Avenue in the Overbrook section of the City. The

Traditional Latin Mass Community of Philadelphia has therefore been attached to the Traditional

Latin Mass apostolate at that Parish.

Everyone associated with the work at St Paul’s and the other locations is welcome at the 9.30

a.m. Sung Mass each Sunday. It is hoped that many will attend and will add their support to the

work at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Father Michael Rock, O. de M., has warmly welcomed those coming to the Extraordinary Form

at the Parish. On the third Sunday of each month following Mass there is coffee and

refreshments in the Parish Hall and newcomers may find this a useful place to meet the Lourdes


The Church is easily reached by public transportation either by the Paoli line of the Regional

Rail System (the Overbrook Station is served hourly on Sundays), and by trolley service from the

City Hall Station. Street Parking in the vicinity of the Church seems fairly easy to find.

We urge all our friends of the Traditional Latin Mass Community to support this celebration of

the Latin Mass with their presence and generosity.

John T Lilley,



Traditional Latin Mass for the World Meeting of Families, celebrated at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 24, 2015, by Rev. Jason V. Kulczynski.


The Easter Vigil at Holy Trinity Catholic Church


Solemn High Mass on the Feast of Saint Joseph 2015
St. Joseph Church, Collingdale Pennsylvania

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