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, Game 6

Church Bulletin, June 25, 2017

Church Calendar, June

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 - Feast of Corpus Christi
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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Relive the day in photos and videos. Go to our Church
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To help with the rising cost of living, you are reminded
that Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
applications are now available. There are new guidelines
which permit individuals that qualify to receive a rebate
between $250 and $650 from property taxes or rent paid
last year. Funding for this rebate program is made
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call United Social Services, Monday–Friday between
10:00AM & 4:00PM at 215-923-1900 and a staff member
will assist you.

The Rectory Office will be closed in the
evenings during the months of July and August.
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).
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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.

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.