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.”
Reverend Jason V. Kulczynski
You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek – Hebrews 7:17
Reverend Jason V. Kulczynski, beloved Pastor of Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, Pennsylvania passed away during his celebration of Holy Mass on the evening of Saturday, January 27, 2024, immediately following the Consecration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Father Kulczynski was born on September 26, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of the late Wanda (nee Danielski), and Joseph, Jr. who survives.
He was a member of Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church where he attended grade school until moving to New Jersey. The family moved to the Doylestown, Pennsylvania area in 1976 where he was a member of St. Jude Parish in Chalfont.
From a very young age, Father Kulczynski knew he wanted to be a priest. After high school, he entered the Pauline Fathers Monastery at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and began studies for the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Soon thereafter, he joined the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and was ordained a priest on May 20, 1989.
Following ordination, Father served at a number of parishes in the Archdiocese. He also spent 12 years in Catholic Education, serving as chaplain at both Bonner-Prendergast and Neumann-Goretti Catholic High Schools, where he also taught theology and Latin. During this time he resided at St. Philomena Church in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
In September of 2011, Father Kulczynski was appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Philomena Church, where in November of that year he welcomed Father Giovanni Braschi, the Rector of the International Shrine of St. Philomena in Italy, who was present for the conference titled, “It’s Time to Meet Saint Philomena.” On February 12, 2012, Father Kulczynski was appointed the first National Director of the Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena for the United States.
Since 2015, Father has served as pastor of Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, making it the location of the National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena.
He served as liaison for, and was a regular celebrant of, the Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese, including a monthly liturgy at the Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown.
In addition to his pastoral and teaching work, Father was the host of Aim High on Radio Maria, and has been featured on Sunday Night Prime with Fr. Anthony Apostoli on EWTN, Relevant Radio, Domestic Church Radio, Guadalupe Radio, and KYW News Radio.
An avid collector of sacred relics for many years, he and his collection have recently toured area parishes and schools, sharing the stories of the holy men and women who have gone before us. Father loved animals, especially dogs. He would always keep dog treats on hand, including in his car.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his sister Karen (David) Trickett of Chalfont, a niece and a nephew, and cousins from the greater New York City area. He was beloved by many, especially the people of his parish, and will be sorely missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 120 Allison Road, Oreland, PA 19075.
Parish Office Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Fri. 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
COFFEE & CONVERSATION Thursdays – following 8:30 Massin the Fr. Szal Conference Room
The Relic Chapel is also Open on Thursday during Conversation . . .
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the Month
First Friday Devotions
Join us for our First Friday Devotions
The Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
following Mass on First Friday
Breakfast is served in the Hospitality Room
The Relic Chapel is Open until 11:00 am
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Regularly open on Thursdays with Coffee and Conversation following 8:30 am Mass, and on First Fridays following Devotions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, until 10:30 am
Contact the Church Office to arrange a visit for yourself or your group.
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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.
BAPTISM and SACRAMENTAL SPONSORSHIP
The Sacred Role of Godparents
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Information: Doris Duncheskie at 215.884.8575 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message of Archbishop Nelson Perez about the Annual
CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
Requests for a Certificate of Eligibility
for Sacramental Sponsorship
If you have been asked to serve as a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation, please contact the parish office as soon as possible 215-884-8575 to request a Certificate of Eligibility.
In order to request a Certificate attesting to your eligibility for this ministry in the Church, you must:
Be a resident registered in Holy Martyrs Parish.
Be currently active in the practice of the Catholic Faith – that is you attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and receive the Sacraments regularly.
You must have received all 3 Sacraments of Initiation, namely Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation
You must be at least 16 years of age
If married, your marriage must be in accord with the laws of the Catholic Church; that is your Marriage was witnessed by a Catholic Priest or Deacon (unless a dispensation was granted by a Bishop.)
If you were previously a parish member, but have moved , we do not have the jurisdiction required to certify your eligibility for this ministry.
POPE BENEDICT XVI
Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that Pope Benedict XVI
who has passed from this life may,
through the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints,
come to share your Eternal Happiness through Christ our Lord.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.
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We are always in need of volunteers. Please contact the Church Office (215-884-8575 or email email@example.com) if you are interested and able to volunteer for any of the following:
USHERS – We are in need of volunteers to act as ushers to take up the collection at Mass during the Offertory. If you were involved before, or would like to assist contact the parish office to become an usher.
OFFICE HELP – Volunteers are needed to assist with Labeling and Stuffing envelopes for our mailings, manning the activity table in the Church main vestibule when it is scheduled & providing office help – (answering the phone and the door 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 (CCD).
Visit Our Parish Shrines
Take a Walk . . . Take Time to Pray!
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.
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.
E-MAIL NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS
Watch your email for the Martyrs Messenger Newsletter. If you know someone who is not receiving the messages, and would like to, please remind them to send their email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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
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
Listen to Father Peter Damian on Aim High, on Radio Maria:
Holy Martyrs Catholic Church is the home of the
National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena in the United States
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The triumphant Lamb of God, inspiration of the victorious Martyrs.