Friday, November 27, 2015

Advent TLM Schedule in Philadelphia and South Jersey

On Tuesday December 8th, a Solemn High Mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 7PM in honor of the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Fathers Dennis Carbonaro, Gerald Carey and Phillip Forlano will offer the Mass as celebrant, deacon and subdeacon respectively.  The Basilica is located at 18th and the Parkway and free parking is available in the Cathedral's adjacent lot.

On Saturday December 12th at 6 AM, St. Peter's in Merchantville, New Jersey will hold a Rorate Mass, an Advent celebration of the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form whereby the church is illuminated solely by candlelight as the coming dawn approaches.

For more information on these and other TLM's, consult

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Solemn TLM for Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A solemn Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony will be offered on Friday evening, June 12 in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.   Mass will be held at 7 PM at Nativity BVM Church in the city's Port Richmond section.  The celebrant is Father Harold McKale, chaplain to the Philadelphia Traditional Latin Mass Community.

Benediction, chanted Litany and Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart will immediately follow Mass.

Nativity BVM is located at 2535 East Allegheny Avenue.  Off-street parking is available and the church is located just minutes from I-95.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Philadelphia Traditional Latin Mass Community Moving to New Location

It is with great joy that the blog administrator informs you that effective June 7, the Philadelphia Traditional Latin Mass Community will move to St. Edmond's Church at 21st Street and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia.  St. Edmond's is a worship site within the parish of St. Monica's and has an adjacent, off-street parking lot as well as a rectory suitable for parish activities, receptions, etc.

The move to St. Edmond's will permit the priests who serve this community to make use of all the Mass options available to them, of particular note the use of incense.

The first Traditional Latin  Mass at St. Edmond's will take place on Corpus Christi Sunday and, weather permitting, may include an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament.

Please keep the community in your prayers and spread the word.

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.