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


Our Patrons – The Holy Martyrs of the Church of Rome

The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer  by Leon Gerome


Thank you to our Carnival Committee

and all of our generous volunteers . . .

and everyone who supported this great event!


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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Father Peter Damian

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We are planning a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in June of 2017 if there is sufficient interest.  We are hoping for at least 40 people to join us to keep the costs down.  The cost is currently estimated at about $3,500.00 – $4,000.00 per person and will be all inclusive.

Final cost will be determined by airfare and choice of lodging accomodations.

If you are interested please call the Rectory before the end of September to reserve your place  215-884-8575


On the weekend of September 16/17 throughout the Archdiocese there will be a special collection to assist the victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana.  More than 60,000 homes were damaged and more than 20,000 people were rescued from the flood waters.  This collection is part of a National Initiative to aid the relief efforts of Catholic Charities USA. Donations may also be made directly to Catholic Charities on their website catholiccharitiesusa.org.


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View the Video of Holy Martyrs Church Groundbreaking Ceremony


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Thank you to Father Peter Damian Akpunonu for the weekly Summer Scripture Study. 

Listen to the archives of Father Peter Damian with Father Jason Kulczynski on Aim High, on Radio Maria:

Introduction to the Study of Sacred Scripture   –   Part I

The Study of Sacred Scripture  –  Part 2




Listen to the interview on the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy with Meghan Cokeley, Director of the Office for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, on Aim High on Radio Maria HERE





Catholic Radio in our area!

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Click here to read the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis:

Amoris Laetitia



Read the Letter Proclaiming the Jubilee Year of Mercy by Pope Francis

Misericordiae Vultus




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 pictures of moving the Altar to our church.

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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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Visit the following links for News of the Catholic Church and Church Documents 


The Vatican


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News Agency  – The World seen from Rome


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Click here for information about Memorial Donations to Holy Martyrs Church


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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