June 23, 10:15 am

Walk with Him through West Philly!

A show of unity, a display of the pride we have in our community’s diversity, and a great and ancient Catholic tradition, the Corpus Christi procession unites the Body of Christ around His Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Join us as we carry Him Who carries us through the streets of West Philadelphia.

A bilingual Mass for both our English-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities will be at 10:15 am, with the traditional procession following, and benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the steps of the school. Afterwards, do join us for a delicious spread of refreshments in the parish hall. All are most welcome!

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!

Yayoi Numazawa – Violin
Daniel Han – Violin
Che hung Chen – Viola
Branson Yeast – Cello

Selections by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.

Event is preceded by a meet-and-greet in the school auditorium with nibbles-style catering provided by Vietnam Cafe. Come for face painting, balloon animals, and music! FREE, but let them know you’re coming!


On behalf of the parish and school of St. Francis de Sales United by the Most Blessed Sacrament, we would like to congratulate this year’s confirmandi, sealed with chrism and the Holy Spirit by Bishop John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Philadelphia, on March 24, 2019. May the gifts of the Spirit fill your lives and deepen your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Remember, you are dust; to dust we all return.

October 31: The Eve of All Saints — Hallowe’en

  • 5 pm: Msgr. Joe and the other priests-in-residence will be giving out candy and glow-in-the-dark rosaries until we run out from the porch of the rectory. Adults: stop by for a little cider and beer!

November 1: The Solemnity of All Saints
A Holy Day of Obligation

  • 7 am: Simple Mass
  • 7 pm: Solemn Mass with cantor and organ.
    Note: All Saints is an archdiocesan holiday. The rectory offices will be closed.

November 2: The Commemoration of the All the Faithful Departed — All Souls

  • 6:30 am: Lay-Led Morning Prayer (Lauds) from the Office of the Dead.
  • 7 am: Simple Mass
  • 5:30 pm: Lay-Led Evening Prayer from the Office of the Dead.
    Memorial candles will not be available this year. 

Each Monday in November, beginning November 5.

  • 6:30 am: Lay-Led Morning Prayer from the Office of the Dead for the parish dead. Prayer books provided.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them.

Pray for the dead; the dead pray for us.