St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Community

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas of Tolentine
Patron of Holy Souls
Text Box: St. Nicholas of Tolentine ChurchFaith, Family & Tradition



1700 Block, South on 9th Street, Church

910 Watkins Street, Rectory

Philadelphia, PA 19148-1695


Rectory Office Hours
Monday thru Friday:
 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 

6:30 to 8:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon



(Partners with Annuniciation B.V.M. Church)


To send an email to our Rectory Office click below


Staffed by The Augustinians

Rev. Nicholas F. Martorano, O.S.A., Pastor
Rev. James Keating, O.S.A.

Rev. Robert Terrnova, O.S.A.
Rev. Howard Mc Graw, O.S.A., In Residence
Rev. Denis Wilde, O.S.A., In Residence


Faith, Family & Tradition

St. Nicholas Italian Festival, 2016



Mass Schedule

Italian Mass, Every Sunday,

8:00 AM


Saturday Evening: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00AM (Italian),

9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM


Weekdays and Saturday

8:00 AM

Eve of Holy Days:

Vigil 7:00 PM


Holy Day Schedule

8:00, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM




Our website consists of the following pages.

 Please check them out.

Anniversary Celebration, 12-19-2012

Bible Puzzles are back again

Church Bulletin, May 21, 2017

Church Calendar, May

Church History

Church Organizations

Church Staff

E Electronic Giving
Helpful Information, Augustinian website added
Mission Statement
Other South Philadelphia Churches
Parish Partnership, letter added 3/9/2017
Photo Gallery - Crowning of Mary
Stained Glass Window Gallery
St. Anthony of Padua Regional School
St. Nick's Video Gallery
Tour of St. Nicholas Church
Pope Francis Rev
Bishop Chaput
Charles Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia
The Rev. Nicholas Martorano, longtime pastor at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in South Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Rev. Nick Martorano
Our Pastor

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Congratulations to St. Anthony of Padua Regional
Catholic School’s Class of 2017, who, upon their
dedication to success, hard work and determination have
earned more than $290,000.00 in Scholarships to various
Archdiocesan High Schools! We are immensely proud of
our exceptional graduates and wish them a fruitful
academic career filled with promise.

The following 8th Grade graduates have been awarded
scholarships to Roman Catholic High School:
John Coyne John Haigh

The following 8th Grade graduates have been awarded
scholarships to Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High
Michelle Chi,     Nathan Chinnici
John Coyne,      Nadya Fam
Lindsay Gabel,      John Haigh
Zi Ye Huang,      Kenny Lee
Nicole Li,      Joseph Matteis
Peyton Nelson,      Nyla Sanabria
Ryan Schaeffer,      Gianna Silvestro
Justin Sosa,      Rio The
Alyssa Tio,      Kelly Tran
Leslie Ventura-Soto,      Marcial Zacarias
Zi Yi Zhong

Manna Bags will be distributed at all of our Masses on the
weekend of May 13th & 14th. Kindly return your filled
Manna Bag on the weekend of May 20th & 21st. Canned
food items in greatest need are: Beef Stew, Tuna Fish,
Fruit, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, and Soups. Thank you for reaching
out to people in emergency situations.
Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, May 24th Vigil Mass at 7:00PM
Thursday, May 25th
8:00, 9:00AM, 12:00Noon & 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 14th—7:05PM
Citizens Bank Park
Tickets range from $20 to $38 and a portion of all
proceeds will directly benefit the CCA. Tickets should be
purchased at:
For more info, call 215-587-5650.
We hope to see you at the ballpark!
The 30th Annual “Burrs at the Beach” celebration,
presented by the Alumni & Friends of West Catholic High
School, will be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, June 25th
from 1:00PM until 7:00PM at WESTY’S IRISH PUB in
North Wildwood, NJ. Proceeds assist needy Catholic
students with tuition financial support. Tickets are $20 in
advance & $25 day of event. For tickets/info contact Tom
Dorian (484-431-0781) or George Light (610-996-2015).
Children from K to 4th grade can participate in a special
time during the 11:00AM Mass where they will leave
Church for 20 minutes with a teacher who will discuss the
word of God at the Children’s level. They will return to
their parent/grand-parent in Church to continue with the
Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Thank you to all those who have made a gift to the 2017
Catholic Charities Appeal. The Catholic Charities
Appeal is a time for our parish to come together to extend
our love, generosity and concern to those who need it
most. Your support will Give Hope to All we serve in our
area through education, food, shelter & medical
assistance. I ask that you prayerfully consider showing
your support to this great call for action to reach our
community goal!

Parish Planning Initiatives

Click here to view our web page

box top

We are collecting Box Tops for Education labels.
 We earn $.10 for each label.
Please see collection container in the back of the church.
  Box Tops can be found on General Mills Cereals,
Ziploc Bags, and many more items!

Thank you for supporting our school.

Relive the day in photos and videos. Go to our Church
website,, and click the Italian
Festival link and you may find yourself, your favorite
entertainer and more as you view great pictures of the
whole day! Also try Youtube, click here.
Start watching for free today. This is our Parish gift to
you. Visit and register using our Parish
Code e7760b. You will be amazed at what is available
to you free for your spiritual/religious enrichment.
Programs, Books, Movies and Audios
Don’t hesitate any longer!
Our Parish Community extends a

warm welcome to all our
parishioners and visitors! If you
would like to register as a
member of our Parish Community,
please contact the

Rectory Office at 215-463-1326.

Day Care is for children
1 1/2 to 4 years old
Monday to Friday
7:30AM to 6:00PM

Cares is an after school program for
our students from 2:45 to 6:00 PM

We Welcome New Members to Our Faith Community

We are always happy to welcome new members to our parish family.

 If you would like to register as a parishioner,

please stop by our office any weekday,
Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, or by appointment.


Welcome to our  Website!


Our website is dedicated to

Saint Nicholas of Tolentine.

 It was established  on his feast day, 

September 10, 2000


It is our hope that this site will provide you with  information and enlightenment.