Philadelphia TLM news

From a reader some helpful information about the availability of TLMs in the Philadelphia area this summer.

Helpful for travelers too.

Traditional Latin Mass at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy
6398 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
on First Fridays and First Saturdays
Omitted during June and July, 2009

Fr. Joseph K. Horvath, M., will be in Rome, Italy for a worldwide Conclave of the Order of Mercy. First Friday and First Saturday TLMs are expected to resume at the Monastery in August.

The Traditional Latin Mass will continue to be offered weekly at the nearby parish of

Our Lady of Lourdes
63rd Street and Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA   19151
7:30 A.M. on Sundays as usual.

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  1. Terth says:

    What time are the usual First Friday and First Saturday Masses?

  2. Bob K. says:

    Wow one Church, out of how many in the Archdiocese. They must be one ton bricks in Philly!.

  3. dcs says:

    I would add that if one is in the Philadelphia and doesn’t have access to a car, then one can get to Our Lady of Lourdes fairly easily via public transportation (though I can’t testify to how often the trains run that early in the morning). However, if one does have access to a car then I would definitely recommend a trip to Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, about 30-45 minutes from Philadelphia depending on one’s location in the city. Low Mass is at 8:30 am and High Mass (usually a missa cantata) is at 11:00 am.

  4. dcs says:

    Wow one Church, out of how many in the Archdiocese.

    There are actually three churches that offer every-Sunday TLMs in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. No, it’s not enough. But in addition to the above there is a Mass (usually a Low Mass) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission in Plymouth Meeting at the far more convenient hour of 11:30 am, and another (again, usually a Low Mass) at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Tacony, Philadelphia, at 2:00 pm. Not many families at the latter Mass, it’s mostly an older crowd. One of the priests who celebrates Mass at Our Lady of Consolation is the oldest secular priest in the archdiocese; he was ordained in 1939.

  5. Bob K. says:

    We need an FFSP, or SSPX seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

  6. bryan says:

    Not too far up the road from Philly, especially if you are in the NE suburbs…across
    the river in Yardville NJ: St. Vincent de Paul Church, 555 Allentown Rd., Yardville NJ, every
    Sunday afternoon at 3PM.

    No public transporation (hey, it’s NJ, ok?), but, it’s easily accessible off I195, US-130,
    and not far from exit 7A of the NJTpk.

  7. J. C. says:

    I enjoyed Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Plymouth Meeting, but if you have a car (I agree with dcs), a trip out to Mater Ecclesiae in New Jersey is great. It’s a diocesan parish that is all Tridentine; very active, great music program, inspiring rector. If more parishes were like this…

  8. stigmatized says:

    someone nice told me that the superior general of the fssp will send a priest to minister to people in center city. i told this to the priest put in charge of ‘scheduling’ the traditional mass and he said that was ‘not necessary’ as they already have many priests trained to say it. but no mass in the ef has been scheduled for center city and these priests do not respond. the cathedral has been whitewashed in beige with new marble representations of things but they seem cold and sterile without the traditional mass being allowed there.

  9. Girgadis says:

    It does strike me as odd, given the number of diocesan priests who received
    training to say the TLM, that we who live in Center City or nearby would have
    to get in a car and drive to attend a Mass in the EF. I believe St Paul’s
    in South Phila will be having another TLM on June 28th at 3 pm but I can’t
    confirm that yet. Perhaps someone else knows more. At the very least, it would be wonderful if parishes in South and Center City Philadelphia would take turns “hosting” a TLM each
    month. There is already a group that does this on First Fridays for healing
    Masses. If we demonstrate enough support and interest, perhaps we can convince
    more of our parish priests to consider this until one or more decides to hold
    a TLM every Sunday.

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