Mission Statement

In one of the best known Psalms - Psalm 23, we hear, "my cup overflows". Those words are very true here at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church in the Kingdom of North Philadelphia. Our cup overflows with many blessings from our Awesome God. Join us!

As members of Saint Martin de Porres Parish of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia we seek

  • to worship in word and sacrament
  • to proclaim and live the radical Gospel message of Christ
  • to develop a loving and caring faith community committed to the principle of social justice
  • to be a strong Catholic evangelizing presence to all people and especially the African-American community

We are challenged to strive for spiritual growth, to embrace the Gospel message and to make a difference in the world. We also seek to fulfill the mission love, peace and mutual respect by:

  • inspiring one another spiritually, emotionally and morally
  • developing open and on-going conversation within our community
  • bringing one another to a deeper awareness of God's love and sense of their own discipleship
  • incorporating the values, teachings, and traditions of our African-American heritage into our prayer and worship

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Mass Schedule

Just For Men...
Daily Mass Schedule
Tuesday - Friday 7AM

Sunday Mass, 10:00AM
Sunday 9:30AM & Every 1st Thursday during Holy Hour 6:30PM

All men of the Church (young men as well) are invited to join Father Thorne for donuts, coffee and juice every second Sunday of the month in the Community Hall. Following our gathering we will go to Mass together.

To our community that can not join us on Sunday morning,
we will be celebrating a simple mass on the FIRST Saturday of
the month @ 5 p.m. starting Sept.6. All are welcome! 


Come and Join Us!
All Are Welcome

Thank you for your generosity to our Church. Please continue to be as generous as possible in the Sunday Mass collections.

Anyone interesting in joining the Catholic Church
or receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation,
First Penance or First Communion, please contact:
Sister Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS
215-228-8330 srlmralph@gmail.com  

Family & Friends Day 2014

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> Sunday - Nov 30th - 10am - Beginning of the Season of Advent
Lighting of the Advent Wreath

> Sunday - Nov 30th - 1-3pm - Keeping Christ in Christmas
Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary
St. Martin de Porres Court #187 presents Annual Biblical Tea

> Sunday - Dec 7th - 10am - Mass
With the Celebration of Baptism

> Sunday - Dec 7th - 3pm - Choir Concert
St. Martin de Porres Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and Guest Musicians

> Sunday - Dec 21st - 2pm - Advent Afternoon of Reflection
In preparation for Christmas
Scripture Readings, Confession and sacred music by the Collegiate Choir of Philadelphia

> Christmas Mass Schedule
Wednesday - Dec 24th - 7pm
Musical Prelude - 6:30pm

Thursday - Dec 25th - 10am

> Wednesday - Dec 31st - 11:30pm - Cross Over With Christ
We gather at 11:30pm so we can be in prayer as the New Year 2015 arrives.
Join us for a preaceful New Year's Eve

Make plans to join the Black Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in FIVE minutes of "live" prayer every weekday at 6:30 AM
Call:  1-857-232-0158Enter code: 336656
Regular long distance tolls may apply. Please call from a cell phone or a land line with free long disance service.
Join us! Wake up with prayer! Spread the word!
Pray for and with your family and friends.
E-mail us at catholiccalltoprayer@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook: "Catholic Call to Prayer"
Our website is: www.catholiccalltoprayer.com
Tell your friends!

World Meeting of Families 2015



More details on the Upcoming Events page.