Mass Schedule

Saint Paul Church
923 Christian Street
Vigil of Sunday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM & 12:00 Noon
Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM, Sat 8:00 AM
Holy Day: 7:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Civil Holidays: 9:00am

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St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church
712 Montrose Street
Sunday: 10:00am
Vigil of Holy Days: 5:00pm

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SAINT PAUL PARISH
808 S. Hutchinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Rectory 215.923.0355

FAX 215.923.1803

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Welcome!

St. Paul Parish is seated in the heart of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Explore our site to discover our rich history and marvel over our beautiful establishment. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

God bless!

Pastoral Staff

Reverend John J. Large, Pastor
Russell DeStefano, Parish Business Manager
Theresa R. Smith, Coordinator of Religious Education
Ronald R. Coles, Director of Music
Donna Bartlett, Parish Secretary

Edward Canterbury, SFO, Parish Sexton

Joseph Christaldi, Maintenance

Vatican News

Pope Francis: Cultural colonization ends in persecution

(Vatican Radio) Cultural and ideological colonization does not tolerate differences and makes everything the same, resulting in the persecution even of believers. Those were Pope Francis’ reflections in his homily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, which centered on the martyrdom of Eleazar, narrated in the book of Maccabees from the First Reading (Maccabees 6: 18-31).

The Pope noted that there are three main types of persecution: a purely religious persecution; a “mixed” persecution that has both religious and political motivations, like the Thirty Years War or the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre”; and a kind of cultural persecution, when a new culture comes in wanting “to make everything new and to make a clean break with everything: the cultures, the laws and the religions of a people.” It is this last type of persecution that led to the martyrdom of Eleazar.

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Pope addresses Italian road and railway police

While commending Italy’s police force for ensuring the safety and security of those travelling by road and train, Pope Francis on Monday called on them to also inculcate humanity, uprightness ‎and “mercy”.  ‎  The Pope met some 100 top leaders and officials of Italy’s road police that celebrating its 70th anniversary and railway police that is marking its 110 years. 

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Pope on World Day of the Poor: they open for us the way to heaven

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday – the XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time and the first-ever World Day of the Poor – in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father announced the World Day of the Poor during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, and entrusted its organization and promotion to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.

There were some 4 thousand needy people in the congregation for the Mass, after which Pope Francis offered Sunday lunch in the Paul VI Hall.

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