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


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


808 S. Hutchinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Rectory 215.923.0355

FAX 215.923.1803

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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.

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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 thanks Ventimiglia diocese for care of migrants, refugees

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the bishop of the northern Italian city of Ventimiglia, where scores of migrants and refugees have congregated in the hopes of crossing the nearby border into France.

Listen to Ann Schneible's report:

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Pope to Secular Institutes: Bring heaven to today’s people

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis urged members of Secular Institutes to work for a renewed charism that unites the lay and consecrated aspects of their lives and mission. His remarks came in a message sent on his behalf by the Secretary, of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to participants attending the World Conference of members of Secular Institutes held in Rome this week. 

The Pope wrote that they are both lay and consecrated people and both aspects are on the same level and equally important.  He encouraged the members of the Secular Institutes to live an intense life of prayer, saying their greatest challenge is to be schools of sainthood here on earth, living normal lives but always at the service of others and bearing witness to the values of brotherhood and friendship.   

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US Ambassador to Holy See shares his memories of Mother Teresa

(Vatican Radio)  With the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) drawing near, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, shared his memories of her and in one anecdote described how she was able to exert her moral influence over the then Reagan Administration. Ambassador Hackett knew and worked closely with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity Order while he served as president of Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has launched an online exhibit documenting the strong ties Mother Teresa had with the United States. He was interviewed by Susy Hodges.

Listen to the interview with U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Hackett: 

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