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


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.


         Lent 2018 ________________________________

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

You are invited to pray in the presence of more than 100 Sacred Relics

from 8:30 am (Mass) until 6:30 pm

Included is the True Cross of our Lord, relics from Mount Calvary and the Birthplace of the Lord, the Cloak of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony of Padua, St. John of the Cross, St. John Neumann, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Damian of Molokai, Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin, St. Therese, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, and many others.


More information call 215-884-8575

or email: holyrelics@outlook.com

Coffee and light snacks will be served in the Father Szal Conference Room

If you would like to bring a church or school group we can arrange for a presentation / question and answer time.




“Nineteen years ago I sat with the parents of children murdered in the Columbine High School massacre, and buried some of their dead. Nothing seems to change, no matter how brutal the cost. Terrible things happen; pious statements are released, and the nation goes back to its self-absorbed distractions.

The latest massacre in south Florida requires two things from all of us. We need to pray for the victims and their families because — as I witnessed firsthand at Columbine — their suffering is intense and long lasting. And we need to be angry: angry at our lawmakers for doing so little to prevent these catastrophes; angry at our news and entertainment media for simultaneously feeding off these tragedies and fueling them with a steady stream of sensationalism and moral incoherence; angry at ourselves for perversely tolerating these things, and then forgetting them until the next round of violence.

This is Lent. As a people, we have a lot to repent and confess. And let’s not lie to ourselves that tighter gun restrictions — as vital and urgent as they now are — will solve the problem. We’ve lost our respect for human life on a much broader scale, and this is the utterly predictable result.”

+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Philadelphia

                                                2018 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL                                            Narrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.


Candlemas at the Cathedral Basilica

February 2, 2018   7:00pm

at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Mark your Calendars:


On the Fridays of Lent we will have

Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

 following 8:30 Mass until Noon

Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent  at 12:00 Noon.


Wednesday Evenings of Lent

Wednesday, February 21    Exposition of Sacred Relics in the Church 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February  28   Lenten Soup Supper in the Parish Hall 5:30 pm 

Wednesday, March 7   “Give Up Worrying for Lent” Presentation by Author Gary Zimak  – Fr. Szal Conference Room 6:00 pm **Cancelled until further notice.

Wednesday, March 14   Traditional Latin Mass   Missa Cantana – High Mass of Lent 7:00pm **Cancelled until further notice.                                

Wednesday, March 21 “Mary at the Foot of the Cross”     with Fr. Michael Shea, C.M. – Fr. Szal Conference Room 6:00

All are welcome!   




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.


 For information about the Plenary Indulgence which may be received during this holy time, go to the News and Events page.






Annual Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal

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.








Let us pray for those suffering the devastating effects of the Fires, Hurricanes, and Earthquakes throughout the world.





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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: 

Visit the News & Events page for more information about the Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine under construction in our church.


Painted and ready for the addition of the gold trim!   Volunteers welcome!

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

We will soon begin the construction of the matching Shrine in honor of Saint Joseph. 

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


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


Read the Article on the Martin Saints Classical High School in the Springfield Sun   HERE

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us



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


Click to view the Press Conference

View the Video of Holy Martyrs Church Groundbreaking Ceremony


Fr. Peter Damian (2)

The Study of the Sacred Scriptures

Listen to last years sessions with 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!

Click on the images to listen online.

Relevant Radio 640AM

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Domestic Church Media



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


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


In this Vocation initiative, you are asked to submit the name of someone whom you believe would be a good candidate to consider the Priesthood.  Forms for this purpose may be found in the pews and at the Church entrances.  Considerations and instructions are on the cards.  Completed cards may be placed in the collection at Mass or in the votive candle offering boxes in the Church, or may be forwarded to the Rectory.  For more information, view the video above or log on to heedthecall.org.



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.

For information about the

Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite




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