Sunday, February 22, 2015

Upcoming TLM's in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

First,  Holy Week services in the Extraordinary Form will once again take place at Holy Trinity Church, Sixth and Spruce Streets Philadelphia.  Liturgies are as follows:

Palm Sunday:  12 Noon
Holy Thursday: 7PM
Good Friday: 5 PM
Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter at 5 PM
Easter Sunday: 12 Noon

Parking restrictions will be relaxed with the usual arrangements for Sunday in place.

On March 17, low Mass at Maternity BVM Church in Port Richmond, Philadelphia at 7 PM for the Feast of St. Patrick.

On March 19, Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph at St. Joseph's Church in Collingdale, Delaware County, PA at 7 PM.

For further information, go to

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Traditional Latin Mass on Candlemas at Holy Trinity

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Holy Trinity Church at 7 PM on Monday, February 2, the Feast of Our Lady's Purification (Candlemas).  Parking restrictions will be relaxed as per the usual Sunday arrangements.

For more information, or to see the list of area TLM's scheduled around the Archdiocese, visit Holy Trinity's website.  

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany

Solemn High Mass for Feast of The Epiphany 2015 at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul

On January 6th, 2015, the Feast of the Epiphany, at 7:00 PM, a Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul at the intersection of North 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All are greatly encouraged to attend this very special and holy celebration.

Priest Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harold B. McKale
    Parochial Vicar at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
       Mary Parish (Philadelphia, PA)
    Chaplain of the Traditional Latin Mass
       Community of Philadelphia

Deacon: Rev. Fr. Gerald P. Carey
    Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
       Parish (Morton, PA)

Subdeacon: Rev. Fr. Richard K. McFadden
    Parochial Vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish 
       (Bensalem, PA)

Sermon: Rev. Fr. Dennis J. Carbonaro
    Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish 
       (Strafford, PA)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Upcoming TLM's in Philadelphia at Holy Trinity 6th & Spruce

On Saturday, November 1 Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at 12 Noon for the Feast of All Saints.  As our chaplain Father Harold McKale has said, although the obligation to attend Mass on this day has been removed due to the fact that it falls on a Saturday, we ought to resist the urges of the world and do what is right to give the Saints in Heaven their due.

Because All Souls falls on a Sunday, the feast is transferred to Monday, November 3.   High Mass with Absolution of the Dead at the Catafalque will be offered at 7 PM.

The usual parking arrangements will be in place.  Please plan to attend one or both of these beautiful liturgies and invite others to join you.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Requiescat in Pace

Richard Collins, of the excellent blog Linen on the Hedgerow, died today.  Through the years of blogging, I found Richard to be a man of exceptional wit and insight.  He was extraordinarily devoted to the Traditional Latin Mass and I learned much of what I know from him.   Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Upcoming Fall 2014 Philadelphia-Area Latin Masses

The following information comes from the blog of the Holy Trinity Traditional Latin Mass Community, of which the blog administrator is a member.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  Please spread the word about these TLM's and make every effort to attend as many as you can.  Thank you and God bless you.

Sat. 10/11/14 - 12 PM -  Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                        (Low Mass with hymns; Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)
                        (Confessions heard in the Lower Church from 11:30 AM - Noon)

Tues. 11/18/14 - 7 PM - Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul
                         (Sung High Mass/Missa Cantata; Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)
                         (Rev. Michael Pawelko (of St. Joseph Parish in Ashton, PA), sermon
                         Palestrina: Missa Brevis

Fri. 12/12/14 - 7 PM - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Nativity Parish
                         (Low Mass with hymns, Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church
2535 E. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Rev. Dennis Fedak, Pastor

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holy Name of Mary Low Mass With Hymns

A Low Mass with hymns will be offered on Friday September 12 at 7 PM at Nativity BVM Church.  The celebrant will be Father Harold McKale, parochial vicar of Nativity BVM and chaplain to Holy Trinity's TLM community.

The church is located at 2545 E Allegheny Avenue and is less than 15 minutes by car from Center City Philadelphia.  

It would be nice if more people supported these TLM's so that they can continue and also draw more people to the closest thing to Heaven this side of earth.