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.

Christmas Schedule & Christmastide

December 24: Christmas Eve

  • 9 am: Mass of the Day
  • 5 pm: Vigil Mass for Children and Families. There will be no confessions heard on Christmas Eve.
  • 7 pm: Solemn Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord (Vietnamese, Upper Church)
  • 9 pm: Solemn Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord (Spanish, Upper Church)
  • 12 am Solemn Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord. Carol service starts at 11 pm.

December 25: Christmas Day

  • 8:30 am in Vietnamese
  • 10:15 am in English
  • 12 noon in Spanish

There is no 7 am Mass on Christmas Day. 

The Octave of Christmas (December 26-31)

  • Daily Mass will be offered at 9 am instead of the usual 7 am.

Please note: the 9 am Mass on December 31 does not abrogate attending for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on January 1.

January 1: Mary, the Mother of God

A holy day of obligation.

  • We return to our usual Saturday/Sunday Mass schedule.

*Please check back for our schedules for the celebration of the feast of our patron, St. Francis de Sales, on January 24, and the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) on February 2.