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

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
 Thursday, December 8
Solemn High Mass
7.00 p.m. 
at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul, Philadelphia
Fr James Bartoloma, Celebrant
Fr Gerald Carey, Deacon
Mr James Griffin, Subdeacon

The Traditional Latin will be once again offered on the Second Sunday of the month beginning  January 8, 2017
at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa 
654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA
in the Lower Chapel of Our Lady

For more information and updates on this location:

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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