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 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Please check back for updates
Spring Flower Bulb SaleClick on the ad below to view the website and place your order.

Sunday, January 23 – Bereavement Ministry Meeting in the Fr. Szal Conference Room after the 9 am Mass.

January 24 – Joe Corbi Fundraiser begins

February 3 – Feast of St. Blase – Blessing of Throats at 8:30am Mass

February 4  – First Friday Devotions & Benediction at 8:30 am MassLight Breakfast following in the Fr. Szal Conference Room

Sunday, February 20 – Bereavement Ministry Meeting in the Fr. Szal Conference Room after the 9 am Mass.

Wednesday, March 2 – ASH WEDNESDAY 

MASS with the distribution of Ashes will be offered at 8:30am, 12:00 Noon & 6:00 pm.

Thursday, March 10 –  Mass in the Usus Antiquior, Traditional Latin Mass, at 6:30 pm. 

Reception to follow in the Fr. Szal Conference Room.

Thursday, March 17 –  Mass in the Usus Antiquior, Traditional Latin Mass, at 6:30 pm. 

Reception to follow in the Fr. Szal Conference Room.

Thursday, March 24 –  Mass in the Usus Antiquior, Traditional Latin Mass, at 6:30 pm. 

Reception to follow in the Fr. Szal Conference Room.

Thursday, March 31 –  Mass in the Usus Antiquior, Traditional Latin Mass, at 6:30 pm. 

Reception to follow in the Fr. Szal Conference Room.

Thursday, April 7 –  LENTEN SOUP SUPPER –  6:00 pm

Sunday, April 10 – CONCERT of Bach Cantatas conducted by Martin Knoblach – 2:00 pm in the Church

 

 

 

 

UPDATE ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRED LITURGY
OFFICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022


The celebration of the Sacred Liturgythe praise and worship of God by his peopleis the greatest work
of the Church carried out in all the parishes and institutions throughout the Archdiocese. With a genuine
regard for the Mystery of Faith, it is also imperative that we continue to observe reasonable personal and
corporate measures to mitigate the spread of COVID19 and its variants.

  • Everyone is reminded of the irreplaceable need to be inperson for the celebration of Sunday Mass.
    At this point, it is no longer necessary to provide for the live streaming of all liturgical celebrations.
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  • Those who are sick, have a health risk, or are a primary caregiver, are excused from the obligation
    to assist at Mass on Sunday. Those who are legitimately excused should observe the Lord’s Day
    by reading the Word of God and spending some time in prayer

 

  • The celebration of Holy Mass and all the Sacraments are to be carried out according to what is
    described in the liturgical books without exception. For Mass, however, in all circumstances:

        o The Invitation and the use of the Sign of Peace continue to be suspended until further
    notice. Alternate signs of peace should not be arbitrarily introduced.

        o The distribution of the Precious Blood continues to be suspended until further notice.

        o Priest concelebrants and assisting deacons receive the Blood of Christ typically by
    intinction until further notice.

 

  • If your county has a current indoor mask mandate, such as the City of Philadelphia, the following
    is to be observed:

        o People are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering/mask, whether vaccinated or not,
    in the body of the church. There are to be no vaccination checkpoints and congregants are
    not to be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

        o The priest, deacon, and liturgical ministers are not to wear a face covering or mask in the
    sanctuary.

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    If a face covering or mask is worn, it is to be removed before the reception of the Body of
    Christ at the Communion of the Mass.

 

 

The Feast of the Birthday of Saint Philomena January 10th 2022

Missa Cantata  –  Sung Mass in the Usus Antiquior  Traditional Latin Mass

 

 

 

Christmas at Holy Martyrs

RELIC PRAYER CARDS
of the Holy Crib of Our Lord Jesus Christ
as well as a number of Saints
are available near the Sacristy
Offering $5.00
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Nothing Compares to Being There – An Invitation from Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez

 

We are, as always, in need of many volunteers.  Please contact the Church Office (215-884-8575 or email holymartyrschurch@gmail.com)  if you are interested and able to volunteer for any of the following:

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.
 

THANK YOU to everyone who has responded to this need!

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Eucharistic Devotions

in October of each year.

 

 

Patron Saint Relic Prayer Cards available in church near the Sacristy

Offering $5.00 

 Saint Joseph

True Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Saint Philomena

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Benedict

Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)

Saint Anthony of Padua

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 

 

 

 

Parish Lottery Calendar Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who is participating in this fundraiser. Congratulations to our winners.  Additional Calendars are available in the vestibule after Mass on weekends and in the Parish Office during the week.

Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney was beatified on Saturday, October 31 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT.  Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 with Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism as the guiding principles.  Now two million members strong, the Knights of Columbus serve local parishes and communities around the world.  As we celebrate this historic event, please join in asking Blessed Michael McGivney for his intercession and praying for his eventual canonization.  
For more information, go to “KofC.org” and watch the video on the McGivney Miracle Baby. Please also consider joining the “Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild” to share in the mission of making known his life and work, and to encourage devotion to Blessed Michael McGivney.
If interested, please visit guild@kofc.org and join.

 

 

 

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco,

offers Traditional Latin Pontifical Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

at Holy Martyrs

 

 

Visit Our Parish Shrines

Take a walk . . .  de-stress . . .  take time to pray

and let our parish grounds be a source of peace and comfort for you.

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.

 

The Monument to the Veterans of the Armed Services

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.

 

 

 

WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS

Watch your email for our weekly Newsletter.  If you know someone who is not receiving the messages, and would like to, please remind them to send their email address to holymartyrschurch@gmail.com

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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RELEVANT RADIO  – www.relevantradio.com      Also in our area at 640am on the radio

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

 

You can click on the following image to link to Holy Martyrs Parish E-giving.

 

 

PRAYER to Saint Joseph, Protector of the Universal Church
Composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1889

Let us pray

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us
in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God’s Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.

Amen.

 

 

 


 

Outdoor Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

on DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY during quarantine!

 

                        

 

 

 


 

 

 

Please visit the Parish FACEBOOK pages for more information and spiritual reflections.

 

 


 



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.

 

 


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 3:30 – 4:00 pm on the Rectory Side Porch.

The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00pm.

Thank you for your support and continued dedication in these challenging times.

Let us continue to pray for all those suffering as a result of the corona virus and all those working to halt the spread of this disease.

 

 

The Daily Mass Readings are available at the U.S. Bishops website    www.usccb.org  

 


Live stream Mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 11am on Sundays – click on the above picture.

 

Keep up with the news at:

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You can watch the Mass on TV or online via one of the following:

Channel 6, WPVI TV – ABC
Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM

National Catholic Broadcasting Channel
https://dailytvmass.com/daily-tv-mass/

EWTN – Daily Mass at 8 AM
https://www.ewtn.com/tv

The Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul will livestream the 11 am Mass on Sunday at www.archphila.org

 

If you are unable to attend Mass in person you can make a spiritual Communion.

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

 

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.

Click on the picture above

 

On Sunday, March 1, at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Nelson Perez welcomed Tran Nguyen of our parish, and all those preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation; Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Pictured above is Loc Li, Tran Nguyen, the Elect of our parish, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, and Terry Melanson, R.C.I.A coordinator of Holy Martyrs Church.

Please keep Tran in your prayers, that she will continue to be strengthened by God’s love and learn to know and follow Christ faithfully in His Holy Catholic Church.

 

 

 

Learning to Experience God at Mass – Fr. Scott Borgman

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

The Sacred Role of Godparents

click on the picture to view video

 

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

 


HOW TO ATTEND HOLY MASS LIKE A SAINT

Click on the picture to play

 


 


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

 

 

 

 


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

 

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


 

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

 


 

 

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:

 

 


Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine and the St. Joseph Shrine

  

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

 


 


Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us

         


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

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



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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.


 

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

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