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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The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer  by Leon Gerome

Our Patrons – The Holy Martyrs of the Church of Rome


You can make a donation to Holy Martyrs Catholic Church online with the  Paypal link below:




 

Or you can use the Parish E-Giving Link at the top right of this page.

Thank you for your generosity!


Mass Intentions to be offered at Holy Martyrs Church may be scheduled at the Parish Office

or call 215-884-8575


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

        

Thank you to our generous benefactors.

 


Upcoming Exposition of Sacred Relics

June 1, 2017 at ST. Rose of Lima Parish, North Wales, Pa 

10am – 7:30 pm      Discussion, Q & A 7:30 pm

Thanks to some generosity of some benefactors, this exhibit will include some 25 new relics, including Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin (The Martin Saints), St. Teresa Benedicta a Cruce (Edith Stein), St. John of the Cross, The Cave of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Rita of Cascia, St. Martin of Tours, and others.


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.

 

INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY

OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal (see below).

To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

1. Make a pilgrimage to the Shrine in Fatima, Portugal

To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.

2. Pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima

To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.

3. The elderly and infirm

To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”


Designer Bag Bingo 2017 — Saturday, May 6th

(please click above for information)

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Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us

         

Traditional Latin Mass – April 5, 2017

Chant by the Schola Cantorum Philadelphiensis

 


Read the Article on the new Martin Saints Classical High School

in the Springfield Sun   HERE


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


Coming Soon to Holy Martyrs . . .

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Click on the image for more information


Exposition of Sacred Relics

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Over 100 relics of the Lord and the Saints were on display.

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.

 


    2017 Catholic Charities Appeal


                                THE BIBLE and the VIRGIN MARY                                   

Bible Video Study Series is available for FREE for a limited time. 

Click on the link to visit the website:   BibleandtheVirginMary.com/Philadelphia

                 


Holy Martyrs  will be the site of the New

Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School

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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

Read the Article in the Springfield Sun HERE


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Holy Martyrs Respect Life Committee

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 the archives of Father Peter Damian speaking with Father Jason Kulczynski about the Sacred Scriptures 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

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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

 

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.

 


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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

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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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