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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> Saturday - Oct 19th - 10am
Visit by our Sister Parish, St. Katharine of Siena, Msgr. Hans Brouwers will be the celebrant and homilist.

> Saturday - Oct 25th - 3pm - Pantry Party
Sponsored by The Ladies of St. Peter Claver

> Sunday - Oct 26th - 3pm - An Afternoon of Praise
A Gospel Concert under the direction of Mrs. Nneka Best. Featuring St. Martin de Porres Youth Choir (see flyer on events page for details)

> Sunday - Nov 2nd - 10am We Remeber...We Believe!
On All Souls Day, we will remember all of our loved ones who have passed away. Please bring a picture of that person(s) to Mass and there will be a special ceremony on that day.

> Monday - Nov 3rd - 10am - Save the Date
Mass on the Feast of Saint Martin de Porres.

> Sunday - Nov 16th - 3pm - An Awesome Autumn Celebration
Featuring Jayne Cook-Hines & St. Martin de Porres Gospel Choir (see flyer on events page for details)

Fall 2014 - Are you interested in studying Theology?
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Fall 2014 Registration is OPEN!
See lis tof Graduate and Undergraduate courses by accessing this website

Please see Father Thorne regarding scholarships.
If you have academic questions contact Mr. Jard Haselbarth, Director of the Graduate School of Theology at 610-785-6292 or email gst@scs.edu


Join us for Scripture and prayer…
Monday – Friday 6:30 am and 12:10 pm.
Father Thorne is on the prayer line on Tuesday at 12:10 pm
Call:  1-857-232-0158Enter code: 336656

World Meeting of Families 2015


More details on the Upcoming Events page.