We welcome all parishioners and visitors to our celebrations. St. Francis de Sales is a faith community located in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia, and part of the Archdiocese Of Philadelphia. We are united in God’s love and service to one another.

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us in celebrating God’s love.

Reverend John D. Hand

Parish News & Events

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Please keep in prayer as our current pastor Father Hand has been assigned to Our Lady of Peace Parish in Milmot Park, and please welcome to Saint Francis de Sales Reverend Monsignor Joseph Anderlonis from Saint George’s Parish in Philadelphia as our new Pastor.

Please join us on Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ the 5PM Vigil Mass as Father Hand will celebrate his last Mass as pastor. Afterwards, there will be a light refreshments in the Rectory Yard/MBS Prayer Garden to wish Father the best of luck on his new assignment. Kindly RSVP to the rectory by June 16th. Bring your memories to share.

The rectory office will not be open past 4PM starting June 20, 2016.

Going on vacation? Don’t forget the Lord! Go to www.masstimes.org for a complete list of nationwide churches and Mass times.

To all of our College, High School, Elementary and Kindergarten parishioners who have graduated or will be graduating this week – Congratulations!  As one chapter of your life is ending, a new chapter is about to be written.  Please know that along with your family and friends, your parish family is also very proud of your achievements.  Stay close to Jesus and His mother Mary.

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June 14- Flag Day

June 18- Father Hand’s last Mass as pastor @ 5PM in Upper Church

June 18- Parish Flea Market

June 18- Parish Picnic @ 6PM

June 19- Father’s Day

July 4- Independence Day

August 15- Assumption of Mary

September 5- Labor Day

October 10- Columbus Day

November 1- All Saints Day

November 2- All Souls Day

November 6- Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 8- Election Day

November 11- Veterans Day

November 24- Thanksgiving Day

November 27- First Sunday of Advent

December 8- Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 24- Christmas Eve

December 25- Christmas Day

December 31- New Year’s Eve





Click on the picture or here for further information about the 2016 Mass book  

Please Print out, fill out and give to the rectory.