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 for the coming year may be scheduled at 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.

Amen.

 For information about the Plenary Indulgence which may be received during this holy time, go to the News and Events page.


 

Second Annual RESPECT LIFE FORUM

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7:00 pm in the Father Szal Conference Room 

 


 

We will host the Exposition of Sacred Relics of the Lord and the Saints in our Church on All Saints Day, November 1, and the morning of All Souls Day, November 2.

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Wednesday, November 1, All Saints Day, Following 8am Mass until 6pm Mass

Thursday, November 2, All Souls Day, Following 8am Mass until 3:00 pm.

Over 100 Sacred Relics of the Lord and the Saints will be on display for prayer and reflection.  

Included in the collection is the True 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. John Vianney, St. Anthony of Padua, St. John of the Cross, St. John Neumann, St. Katharine Drexel, St. (Mother) 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 will be available in the Fr. Szal Conference Room as well as a video presentation about relics, All are welcome to visit throughout the day.

More Information – Parish Office: 215-884-8575 Or email: holyrelics@outlook.com


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – OCTOBER 22, 2017               

On October 22, we observe World Mission Sunday and who we called to be by our baptism: Missionary Disciples. It is a time of prayer and a time to look beyond our local Church in Philadelphia and provide resources, through financial gifts, to Missionaries in 1,108 developing Dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, formerly Communist countries of Europe and remote regions of Latin America. Our Missionaries who proclaim God’s Word, care for those in need and are the Heart of the Catholic communities they serve. Please pray for the Missions & be as generous as possible.  Father Basil B. Cole, O.P. will be speaking at Mass this weekend about the Pontifical Mission Societies. 


 
Join in Prayer for the Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput issued the following statement Oct. 2 on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada that killed more than 50 people and left some 500 wounded

“Like many Americans, I awoke this morning to learn of the horrific acts of violence that took place last night in Las Vegas. So many precious and innocent lives were senselessly lost in an evil manner and it fills all of us with an unspeakable sadness.

As the number of dead and injured continues to rise, let us pray that God will receive the souls of those who have been lost, that He will heal the injured, and that He will pour His comforting grace upon all those bearing the heavy burdens of suffering and grief.

The terror that filled yesterday evening and its aftermath serve as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the very real presence of evil in our world. Let us resolve each day to treat our brothers and sisters with dignity, charity, and respect.

May we all embrace that which is good so that the light of Christ will prevail.”

 

 

Let us pray also for those suffering the devastating effects of the Fires, Hurricanes, and Earthquakes.


 Thank you to all our Carnival Volunteers and Sponsors!

The Carnival Committee will meet on Sunday, October 22 following 10:30 Mass in the Fr. Szal Conference Room

to make plans for next year . . .    Annual Carnival 2018 . . . September 18 – 22!

All are welcome . . . bring your ideas!

 

 


CORPUS CHRISTI MASS AND PROCESSION

                   

 

 



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


Donors to Catholic Charities Appeal continue centuries of service

 Click above to go to the article in Catholic Philly

 


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: 


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

                  

Painted and ready for the addition of the gold trim!   Volunteers welcome!

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

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



Now presented at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Click on the image for more information

 


 

Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School

A Private Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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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

Listen theInterview about the new school with Deacon Christopher Roberts on Aim High on Radio Maria   HERE

 

Read the Article on the Martin Saints Classical High School in the Springfield Sun   HERE


Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us

         


LENTEN 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

Next Presentation – November 1, 2017

Over 100 relics of the Lord and the Saints were on display on March 29, 2017.

Students from Regina Luminis visit the Exposition

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.


Please pray for Deacon Christopher 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 obedience during the Rite of ordination to the diaconate.


 

                               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

                 



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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

 


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 last years sessions with 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



 

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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