Welcome to Holy Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Oreland, Pennsylvania – Founded 1949

” . . . one of the elders spoke up and said to me, “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?”  I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.” He said to me, “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”     -Revelation 7:13-14

 

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Our Patrons – The Holy Martyrs of the Church of Rome

pictured:  The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer  by Leon Gerome 

 

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 BEGINNING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

(2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.)

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Click on the image above to go to the Saint Philomena Page

 

 

Click the image below for a message from the

Most Reverend Nelson Perez, Archbishop of Philadelphia

Click on the Parish Giving image below to go to the Holy Martyrs Electronic Donation Page

Parish Lottery Calendar Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who is participating in this fundraiser.

Congratulations to our winners. Calendars are available in the vestibule after Mass on weekends and in the Parish Office during the week.

Holy Martyrs Church is the current National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena

Nothing Compares to Being There – An Invitation from Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez

We are, as always, in need of many volunteers.  Please contact the Church Office (215-884-8575 or email holymartyrschurch@gmail.com)  if you are interested and able to volunteer for any of the following:

OFFICE HELP – Volunteers are needed to assist with stuffing envelopes & bulk mailings, manning the activity table in the Church main vestibule when it is scheduled & office coverage when needed.

ALTAR FLOWER MINISTRY – Volunteers for this ministry provide flowers for the Altar and the Church.

GARDEN / LANDSCAPING – Our dedicated volunteers who care for our grounds and shrines are in need of some assistance.

HOLY DUSTERS – We are in need of people who will help to keep our church swept and clean.  You may sign up in teams. Scheduling would be once a month. Supplies are provided.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS – For those called to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as Readers, Special Ministers of Holy Communion, Cantors, Choir Members, Altar Servers.

CATECHISTS and Teachers for the Parish Religious Education Program.
 

THANK YOU to everyone who has responded to this need!

The Feast of the Birthday of Saint Philomena January 10th 2022

Missa Cantata  –  Sung Mass in the Usus Antiquior  Traditional Latin Mass

Annual Eucharistic Devotions in October of each year

Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney was beatified on Saturday, October 31 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT.  Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 with Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism as the guiding principles.  Now two million members strong, the Knights of Columbus serve local parishes and communities around the world.  As we celebrate this historic event, please join in asking Blessed Michael McGivney for his intercession and praying for his eventual canonization.  
For more information, go to “KofC.org” and watch the video on the McGivney Miracle Baby. Please also consider joining the “Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild” to share in the mission of making known his life and work, and to encourage devotion to Blessed Michael McGivney.
If interested, please visit guild@kofc.org and join.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco,

offers Traditional Latin Pontifical Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

at Holy Martyrs

Visit Our Parish Shrines

Take a walk . . .  de-stress . . .  take time to pray

and let our parish grounds be a source of peace and comfort for you.

Take advantage of the many outdoor shrines and prayer spaces on our Parish grounds, especially the new Crucifix Shrine at the corner of Allison and Ulmer.  The Shrine, which is typical of wayside shrines seen in many European countries, was constructed by Michael Matthews of our parish as his Eagle Scout Project.  Landscaping, and the blessing and dedication, will be planned in the Fall.

We are grateful to be the recipients of this beautiful gift.

 

The Monument to the Veterans of the Armed Services

Monument to the Unborn
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn, pray for us.

The Mary Garden

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.


Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS

Watch your email for our weekly Newsletter.  If you know someone who is not receiving the messages, and would like to, please remind them to send their email address to holymartyrschurch@gmail.com

Please also check in with our parish FACEBOOK pages – Church, Respect Life, and Carnival – for more information and spiritual reflections and prayers.

Also don’t forget to visit our parish website www.holymartyrschurch.org for information and updates.  There you can access the weekly digital Parish Bulletin.

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 In His Sign Catholic Radio Network  WTMR  800AM   at 4:00pm

You can also tune on alternating  Fridays at 11 AM Eastern  for AIM HIGH on Radio Maria   www.radiomaria.us   hosted  by Father Jason Kulczynski.

Radio Maria is available in our area on the website  www.radiomaria.us   or the Radio Maria App which can be downloaded for free at their website www.radiomaria.us    You can also listen to the Archives of most of the broadcasts of shows from the past 8 years.

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RELEVANT RADIO  – www.relevantradio.com      Also in our area at 640am on the radio

Bringing Christ to the World through the Media
Join all of the hosts who bring news and information, prayers and Devotions throughout the day.

Mass is broadcast daily at 1:00pm Eastern
The Family Rosary Across America at 8:00pm Eastern

 


Outdoor Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

on DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY during quarantine!

 

                        

Please visit the Parish FACEBOOK pages for more information and spiritual reflections.

 

 

Click on the image below to register and begin using FORMED.

FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives you access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters . . .  At the parish or on the go, FORMED allows you access to the Catholic Faith.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 3:15 – 3:45pm in Church.

The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Thank you for your support and continued dedication in these challenging times.

Let us continue to pray for all those suffering as a result of the corona virus and all those working to halt the spread of this disease.

 

The Daily Mass Readings are available at the U.S. Bishops website    www.usccb.org  

 

Live stream Mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 11am on Sundays – click on the above picture.

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You can watch the Mass on TV or online via one of the following:

Channel 6, WPVI TV – ABC
Sunday mornings at 5:30AM

National Catholic Broadcasting Channel
https://dailytvmass.com/daily-tv-mass/

EWTN – Daily Mass at 8AM
https://www.ewtn.com/tv

The Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul will livestream the 11am Mass on Sunday at www.archphila.org

 

If you are unable to attend Mass in person you can make a spiritual Communion.

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

The Veil Removed

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass,

as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Click on the picture above

On Sunday, March 1, at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Nelson Perez welcomed Tran Nguyen of our parish, and all those preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation; Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Pictured above is Loc Li, Tran Nguyen, the Elect of our parish, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, and Terry Melanson, R.C.I.A coordinator of Holy Martyrs Church.

Please keep Tran in your prayers, that she will continue to be strengthened by God’s love and learn to know and follow Christ faithfully in His Holy Catholic Church.

Learning to Experience God at Mass – Fr. Scott Borgman

O Mary Conceived without Sin, Pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

      For information on planning a Baptism at Holy Martyrs Church click this link

The Sacred Role of Godparents

For more information on choosing a Godparent for Baptism click this link

 


 

 

 


For information about the

Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

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www.latinmassphila.org

 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 – 7:00 pm Missa Cantata on the Feast of St. Joseph

SUNG MASS in the Traditional Latin Rite
19 March 2019 – 7:00 pm

Celebrant: Rev. Jason Kulczynski
Pastor of Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Homilist: Rev. Carl Gismondi, FSSP
Pastor of St. Mary Church, Conshohocken

with the Schola Cantorum Philadelphiensis

www.latinmassphila.org


Brian Holdsworth on Reverence at the Sacred Liturgy

It’s an amazing fact that we can carry on with the day to day affairs of our lives without giving a second thought to the immensity of our universe and the incomprehensible forces that explode and contract within it.

 


CATHOLIC HERALD

Allowing children to skip Mass is like letting them not brush their teeth, theologian tells parents

Click to link to the article

 


   How to Receive the Eucharist

An Instructional Video provided by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

 


CATHOLIC RADIO

Click on the images to listen online.

Relevant Radio 640AM

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Domestic Church Media

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Online at radiomaria.us

 

The Office of Youth and Young Adults for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia exists to reveal the real person of Jesus, to help people discover their identity in Him, and to assure everyone that they belong in His Church.

Click below to check out their new website:

 

 


Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine and the St. Joseph Shrine

  

Thank you to our generous benefactors, craftsmen, volunteers, and Donors.

 


 


Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us

         


Traditional Latin Mass – April 5, 2017

 

 

Exposition of Sacred Relics

On All Saints Day at Holy Martyrs and other locations

Over 100 relics of the Lord and the Saints were on display on March 29, 2017.

Students from Regina Luminis Academy visit the Exposition of Relics

Included in the collection is a relic of the Cross of our Lord, relics from Mount Calvary and the Birthplace of our Lord. Also included are relics of the Cloak of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Philomena, St. Francis, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Charles Borromeo, St. John Neumann, St. Katharine Drexel, St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Damian of Molokai, St. Therese, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, and many others.

 


         


View the Video of Holy Martyrs Church Groundbreaking Ceremony

 


The Study of the Sacred Scriptures

Fr. Peter Damian (2)

Listen to Father Peter Damian on Aim High, on Radio Maria:

Introduction to the Study of Sacred Scripture   –   Part I

The Study of Sacred Scripture  –  Part 2

Sacred Scripture – Part 3

Sacred Scripture – Part 4

Sacred Scripture – Part 5



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Holy Martyrs Catholic Church is the home of the

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National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena in the United States

visit our website at   www.philomenafamilyusa.com

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Visit the following links for News of the Catholic Church and Church Documents 

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The Vatican

USCCB 

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News Agency  – The World seen from Rome

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MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Click here for information about Memorial Donations to Holy Martyrs Church

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The triumphant Lamb of God, inspiration of the victorious Martyrs.


 

Tuesday, April 2 — Presentation — Father Michael Shea, C.M. Mary at the Foot of the Cross

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 12 — Lenten Soup Supper with the Sisters of Life

Click on the pictures to link to the Sisters of Life Website