Masses for the Solemn Feast and Season of Christmas are as follows: Masses for the Fourth Week of Advent Saturday, 5:00 pm Sunday, 7 am, 10:15 am (Solemn w/ organ), 12 pm (Spanish) Masses for the Solemn Feast of the Nativity (Christmas) Monday, Dec. 24: 5 pm Vigil “Family” Mass; 12 am “Shepherds’ Mass” at Midnight (Carols and organ begin at 11:15 pm). Tuesday, Dec. 25 No 7 am MassĀ  10:15 am Mass of Christmas Morning 12 pm Spanish Mass Masses in the Octave of […]


Wednesday, December 19, 7 pm Join the Choir of St. Francis de Sales for its annual Christmas concert by candlelight–a West Philadelphia tradition! Music will feature arrangements of traditional and modern Advent and Christmas music, as well as selections from Porter, Holst, Bennett, and Rutter. Come behold our magnificent French organ (the largest in the Delaware Valley), now uncovered for the first time in four years! A dessert and hot chocolate reception follows (per usual) in the parish hall. Freewill donations accepted at the door. […]

Shine Forth: A Candlelight Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 13 7 pm Join us for an evening of candlelight, music, and the season’s good cheer, as we wait in joyful hope for the Coming! A freewill offering of $5 suggested (at the door). All funds gathered go towards the renovation of our West Philadelphia architectural landmark! A light dessert reception will follow in the parish hall.