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. Children welcome!


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.