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This is the Friday we call Good. Join us for as we commemorate the suffering and death of our Lord who saved us–one and all.

This liturgy was prerecorded on April 7, 2020.

We also invite you to consider reflecting on the themes of Christ’s Passion and Death with our choir. In the absence of this year’s Tenebrae concert, our choir director, Isabel Boston, put together a moving presentation from Lenten concerts of years past with meditative texts to put us in the right headspace for the Triduum.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving, PayPal, Venmo (@SFDSPhiladelphia), or CashApp ($SFDSPhiladelphia). Checks may be dropped off or mailed at our address: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Holy Triduum, the most sacred time of the liturgical year, begins with the Church’s commemoration of our Lord’s Last Supper with the Twelve. Join us as we unite ourselves (at a distance) in the sacrifice of the Mass–and lay our Lord in the Repository for Good Friday.

This Mass was prerecorded April 7, 2020.


In compliance with the directives of civil authorities and in obedience to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the liturgies of Holy Week will be celebrated here at Saint Francis de Sales Parish in a private manner. They will be filmed and distributed online for devotion.

  • April 5: Palm Sunday Mass will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook beginning at 10:15 am. Palm will be available on Palm Sunday at noon in the front of church; Fr. Matt will be wearing a mask and glove as he distributes.
  • April 9: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper for Holy Thursday will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook at 7 pm.
  • April 10: The Passion of the Lord on Good Friday will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook at 3 pm.
  • April 12: Easter Sunday Mass will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook beginning at 10:15 am.

Mass for April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Join us this week for the Mass of Palm Sunday! As we enter into Holy Week and the mysteries of the Triduum, we greet the Son of David as he comes to Jerusalem.

Fr. Matt will distribute palms at the main doors of the church at noon today.

Please consider donating to Saint Francis de Sales Parish. Your contribution helps support our parish in West Philadelphia in the absence of a Sunday collection.

You can give through Parish Giving, PayPal, Venmo, or  CashApp.

This Mass was prerecorded on April 5, 2020 for Palm Sunday.