The Catholic Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ when he was on earth. Catholic means “universal”. The Catholic Church exists in every nation on earth, praising God in every language among every culture. Northwest Philadelphia is blessed with seven Catholic Churches (including St. Raymond) who seek to be the living presence of God. While each of these Churches is unique in different ways, we remain united in what we believe as Catholics. The doors of all these Churches are open to you, you are always welcome to join us!
Saint Athanasius Church
Limekiln Pike & Walnut Lane, West Oak Lane
- Father Joseph Okonski, Pastor
- Weekend Masses: Saturday at 4pm, Sundays at 10am & 6pm
- St. Athansius Parish offers the best of Catholic worship in their two beautiful Churches. The parish has an elementary school and a growing Adult Bible Study group. All are welcome!
Chelten Ave. & Garnet Street, Germantown
- Father George Moore, Pastor
- Weekend Masses: Sundays at 10am
- St. Benedict Parish integrates the African American Culture with the Catholic faith. The parish has Adult and Children Choirs . The parish stands as a “Beacon of Hope” for the people of Germantown. They also offer a weekly food pantry. All are welcome!
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Upsal & Ardleigh Streets
- Msgr. David Benz, Pastor
- Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 10am
- St. Therese Parish is a community of faith, hope and love seeking to draw others into a relationship with Christ. The parish offers a Traditional Choir, a Children’s Choir and Bible Study. It is the first Church in the world named in honor of St. Therese, a young French Carmelite Sister who died in 1897. All are welcome
St. Vincent dePaul
Price & Lena Streets
- Father Cy Peterka, CM, Pastor
- Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9am & 11:30am
- St. Vincent Parish is a multi-cultural community of faith that praises God and serves those who are in need. The parish has an elementary school, an extensive Sunday School and active social ministries. They also sponsor a soup kitchen. All are welcome!
These parishes are all part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a community of almost 1.5 million Catholics. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is part of the Catholic Church, a community of more than 1.1 billion followers of Christ. By becoming a member of any of these Catholic Churches, you become a part of something much bigger than one parish – you are part of the Universal Church founded by Jesus Christ!