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.

 


 

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Exposition of Sacred Relics throughout the day on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Mass is offered at 8:30 am (the Rosary is prayed at 8:00 am)

You are invited to pray in the presence of more than 100 Sacred Relics following Mass until 6:30 pm.

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church
120 Allison Road
Oreland, Pennsylvania

www.holymartyrschurch.org

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.

Coffee and light snacks will be served in the Father Szal Conference Room as well as a video presentation on Relics.

You are invited to bring a church or school group. Please call to arrange a presentation for your group.

More information call 215-884-8575
or email: holyrelics@outlook.com

 

Stocks Pound Cake
Order by March 17th
Pick-up following Masses – March 30th & 31st
$15 a brick
Buy one for now – freeze one for later!
Use the link below to place your order and pay!!

 

 

“SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL: THE HOLY HEIRESS” TV SPECIAL
TO AIR ON MARCH 30 AND MARCH 31    –     6 abc

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the presentation of “Saint Katharine Drexel: The Holy Heiress,” a 30-minute documentary on the life and work of Saint Katharine Drexel, to air at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, on 6abc. The program is a special presentation of 6abc’s FYI Philly. Encore presentations of the documentary will air at 1:00 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, March 31.

“The Holy Heiress” focuses on the life and legacy of Katharine Drexel, from her early years growing up in Philadelphia, to her religious life dedicated to serving the needs of African Americans and Native Americans, and how she became a saint. It also tells of the translation and installation last year of her sacred remains to a newly constructed tomb, now Archdiocesan shrine, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul from the Motherhouse of the Community she founded, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Designated an Archdiocesan shrine last month, the tomb, located near the Drexel Family altar inside the Cathedral’s main entrance, is open for visitation and prayer.

Several people join in the telling of the story of the life of Saint Katharine Drexel, including: sisters from the Community she founded, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; a sister from the Sisters of Mercy, the Community where Katharine entered religious life as a postulant; Saint Katharine Drexel biographers Lou Baldwin and Cordelia Frances Biddle; Dr. Trudy Brown, who as a young girl met Saint Katharine Drexel; Robert Gutherman, whose hearing was restored through the miraculous intercession of Saint Katharine Drexel; and Reverend G. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship.

“The life and mission of Saint Katharine is a beautiful story of holiness,” said Father Gill. “Through this program, viewers will learn more about her early life, her consecrated life and legacy, her holy and virtuous life and how she selflessly provided for the needs of African Americans and Native Americans.”

 

LENTEN LINEUP

 

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

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

              

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

Wednesday, March 27 — Presentation — Radio Host and Author, Gary Zimak 7:00 pm

 

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

 

Tuesday, April 9 — Exposition of Sacred Relics following 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.

Coffee and light snacks will be served in the Father Szal Conference Room as well as a video presentation on Relics. You are invited to bring a church or school group. Please call to arrange a presentation for your group.

 


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PARISH FUNDRAISER: Order by April 7, 2019.
Use link below to place order with credit card or debit card.

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 Holy Martyrs Family Game Night  Saturday, March 2, 2019

Pictures can be found on the News & Events Page

 

Holy Martyrs 70th Anniversary

Sunday January 6, 2019

Mass at 10:30 am followed by a breakfast reception in the Parish Hall

The Celebration of the Birthday of Saint Philomena
at the National Center of the Archconfraternity
Holy Martyrs Catholic Church
Oreland, Pennsylvania
 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Mass at 8:30 am followed by Devotions
A reception will be held in the Father Szal Conference Room

 

 


HOLY MARTYRS SWEATSHIRTS – $20.00
AND HOLY MARTYRS HOODIES – $25.00
Click on the picture of the shirts to go to the ONLINE ORDER FORM

 


VETERANS OF THE ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL

Visit the “News & Events” page for additional pictures.

 

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.


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.

 


 

   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

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Click on the image for more information

 

Annual Eucharistic Devotions – October 2018

 


 

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

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:

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

         


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

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

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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

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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