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


The Holy Martyrs of the Church of Rome – Our Patrons

pictured:  The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer  by Leon Gerome 

You can make a donation to Holy Martyrs Catholic Church online with the  E-giving link above.

MASS INTENTIONS  may be scheduled at the Parish Office.



Collection for the Victims of the Earthquake in Puerto Rico

As we have all seen and heard the news about the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Archbishop Chaput has asked that parishes take up a voluntary collection to help the people of Puerto Rico in their recovery. Many – including Religious Communities – have lost everything. Thank you for your generous response to this need

There is an offering box in the church near the Baptismal Font for this collection.

Thank you for your consideration of this need.

Traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of St. Joseph

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00pm

A Missa Cantata, a Sung High Mass, will be offered at Holy Martyrs in Honor of St. Joseph

The Homilist will be Father Carl Gismondi, Pastor of St. Mary Church in Conshohocken

Music by the Schola Cantorum Philadelphiensis, and members of the Womens Schola of St. Mary Parish


SARUM VESPERS on Candlemas Eve

Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm

at the Church of St. Patrick, Philadelphia




The Feast of the Birth of St. Philomena 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Oreland, Pa
National Center of the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena

Saint Philomena, Powerful with God, Pray for us!

How to bless your home with Epiphany Chalk

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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.

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The beautiful Polish tradition of breaking bread on Christmas Eve

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In many Polish homes throughout the world, a most beloved family tradition is the breaking of the oplatek on Christmas Eve. The oplatki tradition is one rich in spiritual symbolism, and can even help heal family division.

Oplatki wafers are available in the Sacristy after Mass and in the Parish Office during the week.


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


Christmas Mass Remembrance Cards

Enroll your loved ones
in our Prayerful Remembrance
at Masses offered at Holy Martyrs Church
during the Christmas Season.

Envelopes can be placed in the Sunday Collection


Join us for Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Wednesdays of Advent

following 8:30 am Mass  until 10:00 am.



Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm in Holy Martyrs Church



Thank to to our Holy Martyrs Elves   . . . and all those who enjoyed Breakfast with Santa!




Advent Wreaths are still available in the Sacristy and the Parish Office

Wreath only – $20.00         Candles only – $5.00



Thank you for your generosity to the


As always your kindness is greatly appreciated.

God bless you.



The Blessing of Animals Sunday, October 6th


 The 2019 Carnival


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

The Sacred Role of Godparents

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

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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.



Going Beyond Teen Chastity

Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition is a dynamic faith formation program for teens and pre-teens. It goes beyond traditional chastity programs by connecting the two hottest topics on the planet—God and sex—and discussing them in a language sixth through eighth graders can understand.

Using a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that teens understand, the Middle School Edition answers the questions middle school students have about their own bodies, issues on sexual morality, and how they were uniquely created for greatness

Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition is an exciting and dynamic program based on Pope John Paul II’s revolutionary Theology of the Body being offered to middle school students. This program will give students the answers and the tools they need to successfully and safely navigate through life. Contact Tom Hasty at tomhenny@hotmail.com or (215) 450-6334 for more information.

Classes will be held on Sunday nights from 6pm – 7:30pm for 8 weeks starting 9/29.

There will be a parent session at 6pm, 9/22

Cost: free!

Click here for registration form:Theology of the Body Registration Form

Sponsored by the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus.


A Message From the


Reviving Confession


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How Father Jason Kulczynski Became Known as the ‘Relic Priest’


   Holy Martyrs Respect Life Committee

Meetings on the Third Wednesday of the Month at 6:00pm

Click on the picture to hear a recap of the opening talk of the evening on Aim High on Radio Maria.

Follow Holy Martyrs Respect Life on FACEBOOK

Click on the picture to see the progress of the restoration following the flood . . .



Click on the picture of the shirts to go to the ONLINE ORDER FORM



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If you would like to include the name of a Veteran of the Armed Services, living or deceased, or make a donation please contact the Church Office at 215-884-8575. Thank you.

Thank you to our donors and volunteers . . .

and to our Veterans.

For information about the

Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite




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


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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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.



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

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How to Receive the Eucharist

An Instructional Video provided by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon


Grotto in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We wish to thank Sean O’Brien who built and donated the new Grotto in honor of the Blessed Virgin, in memory of his mother, Savilla O’Brien, and in honor of all mothers who overcome many obstacles for the good of their families.



For information on GOOD SHEPHERD REGIONAL SCHOOL  go to our News and Events page.



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Relevant Radio 640AM

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Domestic Church Media




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:

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Please pray for all seminarians as they study and continue on their journey to the priesthood.

Visit http://heedthecall.org/poster/ for information about our Seminarians.



 Visit the News & Events page for more information about the

Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine and the St. Joseph Shrine


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

If you would like to make a donation toward this installation in memory of, or in honor of,  a loved one, please contact the Parish Office

Holy Martyrs is the home of the Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School

An Independant Private Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Listen theInterview about the new school with Deacon Christopher Roberts on Aim High on Radio Maria   HERE


Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us


Traditional Latin Mass – April 5, 2017


The Faithful Traveler on EWTN . . .

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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.


          Archdiocese of PhiladelphiaLaunch of Project Rachel

Healing for those who suffer from the pain of Abortion


Click to view the Press Conference

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

Sincere thanks to Archbishop Charles Chaput for allowing us to bring the Altar on which Pope Francis offered Mass on the Parkway in Philadelphia in September 2015 to Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Oreland, Pa.   

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Click on the image above for images of moving the Altar to our church.

Vocation Videos Produced by Joyful Films

View more films at   www.joyfulfilms.com

Visit the Office for Vocations to the Priesthood of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at


Father Stephen DeLacy, Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, describes the new vocation Initiative of the Archdiocese titled, Called by Name, in the following video


Holy Martyrs Catholic Church is the home of the


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 


The Vatican


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News Agency  – The World seen from Rome


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Click here for information about Memorial Donations to Holy Martyrs Church


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

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