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


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


The Anticipated Sunday Mass is offered  on Saturday at 4:30pm       Confession  –  3:30-4:00pm


9 a.m. to noon (children are encouraged to attend 8:30 a.m. Mass); at Holy Martyrs Church.

Children four to eleven years old may participate. Children over age 11 are needed as volunteers. Adult volunteers are welcome too!   The Cost is $25 per child.




Welcome Deacon Christopher C. Roberts

Deacon Christopher Roberts is a convert to the Catholic Faith who grew up in Baltimore. He met his wife Hanna when they were both Theology students at Oxford University in England. They moved to Philadelphia in 2005 so that Christopher could teach in the Ethics Program at Villanova University. He was a reporter for the Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on PBS, and works for the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. He is on the Board, and will be Professor of Theology, at the new Martin Saints Classical High School opening in the Fall of 2017 at Holy Martyrs.

Deacon Roberts has degrees from Yale (B.A. Religious Studies and Environmental Studies), Oxford University (M. Phil. Master of Philosophy, Christian Ethics), and the University of London where he received his Doctorate in Theology. He studied at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia in preparation for ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacon.

On Nov. 17, 2016, Deacon Roberts was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his work on the document, “Love is Our Mission, the Family Fully Alive,” the catechesis prepared for the Eighth World Meeting of Families which was held in September of 2015.

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, by His Excellency, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. We are greatly blessed in that His Excellency has appointed him to serve as Permanent Deacon at our Church, effective June 19, 2017.

He is a member of Our Mother of Consolation Parish in Chestnut Hill, where he lives with his wife Hannah and their daughters Martha, Ruth, Sarah and Miriam.

Please pray for Deacon Roberts and his family as he takes up this important ministry of service for the Church and for our parish.


Christopher C. Roberts makes the promise of the elect during his ordination to the diaconate.

Scroll Down for more information about the Martin Saints Classical High School opening this Fall!

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


Painted and ready for the addition of the gold trim!

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

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

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.

We are anxiously awaiting the opening of the new

Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School


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

Listen to the broadcast of theInterview about the new Martin Saints Classical School with Dr. Christopher Roberts, Professor of Theology, on Aim High on Radio Maria   HERE


Read the Article on the new Martin Saints Classical High School

in the Springfield Sun   HERE

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us



Traditional Latin Mass – April 5, 2017

Chant by the Schola Cantorum Philadelphiensis


The Faithful Traveler on EWTN . . .

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

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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 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


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



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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News Agency  – The World seen from Rome


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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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