All Saints Day and All Souls Day at the Cathedral

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Solemn Mass, 7.00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2,  Nov 2nd
Solemn Requiem Mass & Absolution of the Dead at the Catafalque, 7.00 p.m. 

DVD;s of the Solemn Pontifical Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry, on the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum may be purchased at:

Feast of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown, Pa.

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Traditional Latin Mass - 11:15 am on the Second Sunday of the Month at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Thank you to the Pauline Fathers and Brothers for their gracious hospitality.  -  Dziekuje Bardzo!

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Solemn High Mass

Thank you all for your continued support of the Traditional Latin Mass Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia!

Second Sunday of the Month
Low Mass with Hymns
at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA   11:00 AM (in the Lower Chapel of Our Lady)

Solemn High Mass for Ascension Thursday

May 5, 2016 at 7PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter& Paul, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harold B. McKale, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, PA & Chaplain, Traditional Latin Mass Community of Philadelphia

Deacon: Rev. Fr. James Bartoloma, Chancellor of the Diocese of Camden

Subdeacon: Rev. Fr. Sean Loomis, Parochial Vicar, St. Bede Parish, Holland, PA

Sermon: Rev. Fr. Michael Pawelko, Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Parish, Aston, PA

Solemn High Mass for Corpus Christi

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrant: Msgr. Charles Sangermano, Pastor of Holy Savior Parish, Norristown, PA

Deacon: Rev. Fr. Gerald Carey, Parochial Vicar, our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton, PA

Subdeacon: Fr. Harold B. McKale, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, PA & Chaplain, Traditional Latin Mass Community of Philadelphia

Thank you to Father Brian Woodrow, Pastor, and all who helped with the discussion of:

The Timeless Traditional Latin Mass at Saint John the Baptist R.C. Church

1282 Yardville-Allentown Road

Allentown, NJ  08501

Check back for future events and discussions about the Traditional Latin Mass (The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) in our area.



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 congregation.

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,


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