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 


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


 

MASS INTENTIONS for the coming year may be scheduled at the Parish Office.

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Thank you to all of our Carnival Volunteers,

Sponsors, Donors, and Participants!

 


 

VETERANS OF THE ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL MONUMENT

Dedication and Blessing to follow the 4:30 pm Mass on Saturday, November 10,

 

Josh Robinson of our parish is provided the fencing, landscaping and lighting to complete his Eagle Scout Project.

We are very grateful also to Michael DeLaurentis for the Concrete work, Michael Eder, the
Stone Mason, assisted by Gary Decembrino, Charlie Coyle, Kevin Hiegh and Ian Robinson who generously donated their time and talent to the completion of this project. We also thank Allied Building Supplies and Langhorne Stone Quarry for their cooperation and generosity.

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

Thank you to our donors and volunteers . . .

and to our Veterans.

 


                                           

Pasta for Life Fundraiser

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE   

Saturday, November 3, 2018 after 4:30 pm Mass

 


GET READY FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

ADVENT WREATHS – 2 styles – $20.00 each
Samples are available in the Office and the Main Vestibule

ADVENT CANDLES only – (3 purple – one rose) – $5.00

While supplies last!

                                                                                                               

OPLATKI – Polish Christmas Wafers – $5.00

 

 


HOLY MARTYRS SWEATSHIRTS – $20.00
AND HOLY MARTYRS HOODIES – $25.00
. . .will be available in time for Christmas!

 

 

CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE MASS CARDS
Include your loved ones, living and deceased, in our Christmas Remembrance Masses offered at Holy Martyrs.
Enrollment envelopes may be placed in the Sunday collection or dropped at the Church Office.
Cards will be available in the Sacristy and the Office.

Available in the Sacristy and the Church Office.
Call the Office for more information.
215-884-8575
or email holymartyrschurch@gmail.com

 


Click on the image above 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.


 

    Thank you to all our wonderful, dedicated volunteers and our Directors of Religious Education, Adam and Sarah Dickerson who ran our Vacation Bible School Camp.  Join us next year…July 8-12, 2019!!

See more photos on the News & Events Page


 

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

 


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.

 

 

CATHOLIC RADIO

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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:

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.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL

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Fatima Jubilee Prayer of Consecration

Hail, Mother of the Lord,
Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary of Fatima!
Blessed among all women,
you are the image of the Church dressed in the Paschal light,
you are the honour of our people,
you are the triumph over the mark of evil.

Prophecy of the merciful Love of the Father,
Teacher of the Annunciation of the Good News of the Son,
Sign of the burning Fire of the Holy Spirit,
teach us, in this valley of joys and sorrows,
the eternal truths that the Father reveals to the little ones.

Show us the strength of your mantle of protection.
In your Immaculate Heart, be the refuge of sinners
and the way that leads to God.

In unity with my brethren,  In Faith, Hope and Love,
I surrender myself to you.
In unity with my brethren, through you, I consecrate myself to God,
O Virgin of the Rosary of Fatima.

And thus surrounded by the Light that comes from your hands,
I will give Glory to the Lord for ever and ever.

Amen.

 


STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE REPORT OF THE 40TH STATEWIDE GRAND JURY

The Attorney General’s investigation and subsequent grand jury report involving six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been broad and the content has been difficult to read. The material is painful for everyone, most especially survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones. We deeply regret their pain and remain focused on a path toward healing.

It is important to note that the Archdiocese was not subject to the grand jury investigation and is not part of this report. However, that fact in no way eases our responsibility and longstanding efforts to ensure the safety of children and families in our Church environments.

For more than 15 years, the Archdiocese, along with the Church at large, has put in place a wide range of reforms to protect young people. We have a zero tolerance policy for clergy, lay employees, and volunteers who engage in abuse of children or misconduct with minors and take immediate action when an accusation is made.

Relevant information can be found at https://childyouthprotection.org and http://archphila.org/archdiocesan-offices/office-of-investigations/.

For the full statement visit the News & Events Page

or the Archdiocesan Website  www.archphila.org


CORPUS CHRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION 2017

                   

 


Visit the News & Events page for more information about the

Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine and the St. Joseph Shrine

under construction in our church.

  

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



Now presented at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Click on the image for more information


Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School

A Private Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Welcoming our first Freshman Class in the Fall of 2017

click on the picture below to visit their website.   www.martinsaintsclassical.org

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

         


EVENTS AT HOLY MARTYRS

Traditional Latin Mass – April 5, 2017

 


The Faithful Traveler on EWTN . . .

For Information on the NEXT Pilgrimage . . .  and how you can participate, click on the picture.


Exposition of Sacred Relics

Periodically 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 visit the Exposition

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.


               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

 


Archdiocese of Philadelphia Launch of Project Rachel

Healing for those who suffer from the pain of Abortion

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Click to view the Press Conference



View the Video of Holy Martyrs Church Groundbreaking Ceremony

 


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The Study of the Sacred Scriptures

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



 

Catholic Radio in our area and online!

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Relevant Radio 640AM

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Domestic Church Media

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Online at radiomaria.us


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

www.heedthecall.org

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


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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.


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

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