Old St. Mary Church Holy Trinity Church

Old St. Mary Church
Holy Trinity Church
Old St.Mary’s Church
Located on 4th Street above Spruce
Paul A. DiGirolamo, J.C.D., Pastor
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am
Daily: 7:30am (Chapel - 5th & Locust Sts.)
Schedule for Holy Day
(Holy Day Mass at Holy Trinity Only)
Vigil: 7:00pm
Holy Day: 12:00 Noon
Established in 1763 as “Mission No. 1”
of Old St. Joseph chapel, Old St. Mary’s
became the prestigious Catholic Church
of colonial Phila. Close to the State House
(Independence Hall) where the Founding Fathers declared independence and
fashioned a new nation, St. Mary’s was
chosen as the site for the official observance of the 3rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1779
the Founding Fathers of the Continental Congress gathered here for the solemn
TE DEUM service. From 1810 -38 Old
St. Mary’s was the first Cathedral for the
Diocese of Phila. In 1832 a theological
training center was started at Old St.
Mary’s rectory; it grew to become St.
Charles Seminary. In 1979 the church
was remodeled.
Call Rectory for registration.
Saturday: 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Church
Located at 6th & Spruce Streets.
Holy Trinity parish was formed in 1784 at
the initiative of German-speaking Catholics, the first German national parish in the
U.S. The Church appears today almost exactly as it did in 1789 when built. (The
interior has been renewed several times.) In
1797 the parish established America’s first
Catholic orphanage for children left homeless by the yellow fever epidemics.
252 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 215-923-7930
February 1, 2015 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
All who attend here are welcome to register at
OSM. There are forms on the tables in the back of
church. Just fill the form out and place it in the
collection or give it to the priest. If you register, it is
your choice if you want to receive envelopes. If
you are leaving the parish, drop me a note or
a phone message to that effect. Thank you.
Mass for Sunday, February 1, 2015
Sat. Vigil 01/31 4:30
Lee Ann Brand
Sun. 02/01 18 am
Barbara Vitullo
Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. Mon – Fri
(At the St. Mary Convent Chapel, 5th &
Locust Sts. Please knock for entrance)
Mon 02/02 Holy Family
Tues 02/03 Elliot Bender
Wed 02/04 People of Parish
Thurs 02/05 God’s Kingdom
Fri 02/06 Alfredo Diotaiuti
First Friday
Next Sunday, February 8, 2015
Sat. Vigil 02/07 4:30 pm
Carmen, Jean and Jeanie Giordano
02/08 10 am
Lou Navarro
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays 4:00 pm
Ask the priest who is inside or outside of
church if you wish to go to confession.
Do not leave anything of value in the pew when
you go up to Communion or back to the
There is a simple web site for the parish.
The address is www.oldstmary.com. You
can also read the weekly bulletin there.
While there is no Archdiocesan Newspaper, you
can keep up on all sorts of Catholic events,
news, etc at www.CatholicPhilly.com.
Check it out. It is a great resource to keep up with
the church in Philly, the US and the world.
Archbishop Chaput’s letters are there also.
Parking is available for Sat. and Sun.
Masses only in front of the church on 4th St.,
between Walnut and Spruce Sts. You can
also park on the north side of Locust St.
between 5th and 4th Sts. Just pick up a
parking notice in the back of church to place
on your dashboard.
The restroom is located in the North
Vestibule of the Church, which is
the entrance next to the cemetery
entrance. Feel free to use it when
needed. Chairs are also available in
the South Vestibule, which is close to
the rectory, for anyone who wants to
have some play or quiet time with
their child during mass.
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February 1, 2015 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Report to the parish:
The Collection for January 25 was $3976
with $590 in loose donations and
689envelopes. Last year, the Collection for
that date was $2490, with $451 in loose
donations and 49 envelopes.
Thank you for all your generous support.
It never fails. ASH WEDNESDAY is
February 18. As of now, there is
Mass on Ash Wednesday at 7:30 am in
the old convent chapel, 12 Noon at
Holy Trinity Church and 7 pm at
The 5 (NOT THE 5 FROM Fox News) but
the 5 on 4th Street Choir will be singing on
Sat., Feb. 21 for the First Sun (Sat) of
www.worldmeeting2015.org is the
website for all the news and information
about the Sept. 22-27 World Meeting of
Families. Check it out.
The church side wall painting and
plastering is in progress. They are working
on the ceiling and walls under the balcony
It’s that time of year. If you need a
tax letter for your church
contributions, call the rectory,
identify yourself and your possible
total, so I can check it out and send
you out a tax contribution letter
from OSM.
Also as the weeks progress, something has been
done about the wiring and lighting under the
balconies. As I guessed and feared, the wiring is
cloth covered and it rests directly on the lathing,
without an electrical box. I would guess that the
wiring and the light fixtures are well over 50/60
years old. The wiring has been replaced. With luck
there will be new fixtures ther ein a week or two.
Every Block is a great website for those who live in
Philly. Go to www.everyblock.com and set up an
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well as reporting all the crimes, etc that go on in the
neighborhood every day. You can have as many
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