Live Stream at St. John's

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St. John's will live stream Sunday Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am until churches reopen
  • Sunday,  March 29   -   11:00 am
  • Palm Sunday, April 5   -  11:00 am
    • Palms will be blessed and stored for distribution at a later time.
  • Holy Thursday, April 9, Mass of the Lord's Supper   -   6:00 pm
  • Good Friday, April 10 Service   -  12:00 Noon
  • Vigil of Easter, April 11  -  6:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday, April 12  -  11:00 am

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Holy Hour & Evening Prayer Livestream at 4:30 pm Monday - Friday


Online Breviary

(the Liturgy of The Hours)

is now available.

Financial Support

March 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. John’s,

It is with utmost sensitivity and concern that I write to you. All of us are so very much aware of the crisis we are living in, caused by the coronavirus which has affected our lives, especially, our inability to have access to our church for the celebration of Mass and receive the Eucharist. This no doubt is difficult as we want to express our faith through prayer and be fed by Holy Communion.

In addition to this hardship we face another reality: the temporary closure of St. John’s which affects financial need. Although Masses are suspended, our parish community continues to be responsible to meet the financial obligations of St. John’s. If you are in a position to do so, I ask that you continue to support our parish through your financial contributions. I have three suggestions: please send in your weekly envelope through the mail, use our pay pal account (just click on to the pay pal link) or, for your convenience consider the option of electronic giving through your financial institution.

We are researching other options to allow donors to set up electronic transfers and/or credit card payments as well. We will update you on those options as they become available.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment. May God continue to bless us all.

~Father John~

Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide

This is a senior care resource for family caregivers who care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.

Click here.


Online reflections by Bro. Rigo Azanwi OFM Cap. are available here.

Will you help us reduce our debt, please?

In 2007, St. John’s faced a critical structural issue: the leaning, crumbling towers at the front of the church. The enormous cost required the parish to take out a loan from the Archdiocese in the amount of $1.2 million dollars.

Over the past several years, we have successfully paid $300,000.00+ toward the debt; we now stand at $856,036.00!

Please help us bring this number down to $0. Every dollar is important and counts. Please help us with this donation for whatever you are able to give.

Historical Preservation Endowment Fund

$407,396.22 (as of March 15th, 2020)

Includes interest and dividends

Thanks you,
Father John, pastor and the Finance Committee.

Click here to start your donation to the Historical Preservation Endowment Fund


Rosary Campaign for the End of the Coronavirus

  Join us online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary every night at 8 PM until the Solemnity of the Annunciation. We will ask the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end […]

ASH WEDNESDAY – February 26, 2020

UPPER CHURCHMASS SCHEDULE with Distribution of Ashes7:00 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m. LOWER CHURCHPRAYER SERVICES with Distribution of AshesEvery 15 minutes starting at 6:30 a.m. Last […]

The 13th Annual Firefighters’ Memorial Mass Saturday Feb. 15th 2020

DATE: Saturday, February 15, 2020 TIME: 10:00 am LOCATION: St. John’s Church, 21 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Plan to join us for the 13th annual Firefighters’ Memorial Mass at St. John’s. During this Mass, we remember the 4 […]

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Mark your calendars for these future events:

  • Saturday, April 18th
    • Reviving St. John’s Beef and Beer. We need folks to join the planning committee, if interested please call the parish office: 215-563-4145.