Tuesday, April 16 7 pm: Tenebrae Choral Service and Meditations Holy Thursday, April 17 7 pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the mandatum (washing of the feet). Msgr. George Strausser presiding. Church will remain open for adoration and devotions after our Lord is reposed and the altar stripped. 11 pm: Night Prayer (compline) with the Religious of the Assumption. The upper church closes afterwards. Good Friday, April 18 9 am: Morning Prayer. Books provided. 3 pm: Solemn Stations of the Cross 4 pm. *In Spanish* […]

A Neighborhood Chamber Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Palm Sunday, April 14 Kids activities in the School Hall, 1:30 pm CONCERT in the church, 3 pm The Philadelphia Orchestra invites you to a free Neighborhood Chamber Concert hosted by St. Francis de Sales, as part of a series in which the music and musicians of the Orchestra are introduced to new audiences and venues outside of Verizon Hall. Enjoy a concert by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the marvelous acoustics of de Sales! Featuring: Yayoi Numazawa – Violin Daniel Han – Violin […]


Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm Join the Choir of Saint Francis de Sales as we meditate on the death of Jesus during our annual choral service of Tenebrae. A service of lamentations, readings, and hymns, Tenebrae brings us into the contemplative darkness and stillness of Holy Week—and so discover the light of hope that cannot be extinguished. This is a singularly beautiful liturgical event that is rarely celebrated. All welcome.