News & Events

 

An Evening with Rod Dreher, Author of The Benedict Option

Friday, November 3rd

Sponsored by Martin Saints Classical High School

 


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

All are welcome!


 

Thank you to all of our VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS!!!                 

If you can help with our Carnival, call Terry Melanson at the Parish Office – 215.884.8575, or email – holymartyrsservices@gmail.com

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY WITH FATHER PETER DAMIAN

Tuesdays this Summer beginning June 27, 2017  –  7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Fr. Szal Conference Room

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Welcome Deacon Christopher C. Roberts

Christopher C. Roberts 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 on Saturday, June 10, 2017. His Excellency has appointed him to serve as Deacon at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, effective June 19, 2017.

Deacon Christopher Roberts is a writer and a teacher, with a doctorate of philosophy from the University of London. 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. He also works for the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

Please pray for Deacon Roberts and his family that his ministry for the Church and for our parish may be richly blessed.

On Nov. 17, 2016, Deacon Roberts was awarded Papal Honors (the Benemerenti Medal) for work on “Love is Our Mission,” the catechism he helped to prepare for the World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia in September of 2015. He is a member of Our Mother of Consolation Parish in Chestnut Hill, where he resides with his wife Hannah and their daughters Martha, Ruth, Sarah and Miriam.

Please pray for Deacon Roberts and his family that his ministry for the Church and for our parish may be richly blessed.


The Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thank you our generous donors who are providing for the new Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine currently under construction in our church.

          

The Original sketch by Father Jason  . . . .                             Under Construction . . .                                                 Taking Shape . . . 

                  

                                                              Primed and Ready for Paint      . . .  Almost finished – waiting for gold trim!

If you would like to make a Memorial Donation, or can help with the construction and finishing,

please contact the Parish Office.

NEXT UP . . .  the Shrine in Honor of Saint Joseph

The Side Altars in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are designed to

match the Papal Altar in style and color.


 


 


Centennial of the Apparitions at Fatima

May 13, 2017 – October 13, 2017

 

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.”


 

 

Traditional Latin Mass on the Wednesday of Passion Week

   

                      

        


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.

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us!

                        

 

                                          

Installation of the Pedestal for Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, at the main entrance of the Church.

 


Welcome to the new Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School

opening in the Fall of 2017 in Holy Martyrs school building. 

For more information, click on the picture below or go to www.martinsaintsclassical.org

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Information Meeting, February 7, 2017

 


Christmas 2016

    

 


December 2016    Thank you to our wonderful volunteer workers who removed these panels and altars from Our Mother of Sorrows Church last year – and installed them in our Church this weekend!

 

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We were blessed to obtain these beautiful items – at no cost – after the church unfortunately closed!  Please remember in your prayers the good people who prayed at these shrines in their church for many years.

 


Breakfast with Santa   December  2016

                      


All Saints Day  –  Exposition of Sacred Relics

           

 


 

ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS

       

 


Blessing of Animals on the Feastof St. Francis 2016

 


Thank you to our Carnival Committee and all our generous Volunteers! 

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May Procession

Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the New Mary Garden

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Designer Bag Bingo      Saturday, May 7, 2016

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Lenten Soup Supper 2016     With Special Guests – the Founders of Mother of Mercy House in Kensington – Father Murphy, Father Devlin and Sister Ann

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Visit:    motherofmercyhouse.org

 


Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2016!

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A good time was had by all.  Thank you to the generous benefactors who provided the entire event!  God bless you all.

 


 

Springfield Sun:   News   Holy Martyrs receives altar used by Pope Francis during Parkway Mass    Published: Friday, November 27, 2015       

Click on the Picture to go to the article.

The Rev. Jason Kulczynski, Holy Martyrs pastor, stands by the altar used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia. Bob Raines--Montgomery Media

The Rev. Jason Kulczynski, Holy Martyrs pastor, stands by the altar used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia. Bob Raines–Montgomery Media

 

Sincere gratitude to Archbishop Charles Chaput for allowing my request to bring the Altar used by Pope Francis for Mass on the Parkway in September of 2015, following the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Oreland, Pennsylvania.

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The arrival of the Papal Altar to it’s new home at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

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Holy Martyrs Seniors

meet on the First Thursday of the Month

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Stop by and have your Blood Pressure checked by our own Parish Nurse and Outreach Ministry Coordinator, Doris Duncheskie


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