St. Nicholas of Tolentine
Patron of Holy Souls
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
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 &
St. Nicholas Italian Festival, 2016
Italian Mass, Every Sunday,
Saturday Evening: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00AM (Italian),
9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Weekdays and Saturday
Eve of Holy Days:
Vigil 7:00 PM
Holy Day Schedule
8:00, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM
Click here to learn more ...
An exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college
basketball’s national championship tournament. Each
card has 8 teams randomly assigned (2 from each region).
The teams are represented by their seed numbers and
regions in the tournament. To play the game, participants
simply add up all the points scored by their teams through
the tourney. The top 45 and bottom 4 scoring game cards
all win prizes from $1,000 to $20. Donation is $10.00. No
knowledge of Basketball or Teams is necessary. Just
Luck! Sellers needed Call the Rectory office.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING
8TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS.
Milay Scholars awarded to:
John Haigh and Payton Nelson.
SS. John Neumann & Maria Goretti High School
Scholarships awarded to:
Michelle Chi, Nathan Chinnici, John Coyne, Nadya Fam,
Lindsay Gabel, ZiYe Huang, Kenny Lee, Peyton Nelson,
Nyla Sanabria, Gianna Silvestro, Rio The, Alyssa Tio,
Kelly Tran, Leslie Ventura, ZiYi Zhong
Our parish recently received notification of the
performance of our high school students on the First
Semester Report. We are particularly proud of those who
demonstrated academic excellence.
SS. John Neumann & Maria Goretti
The following students ranked top ten:
Frank Gatto, III, Gabriel Bendotti, Julia Kinney, Jenna
Liberi, Amanda Kinney, Dante Liberi, & Allyson
Frank Gatto, III, Camrin Neiss, Julia Kinney, Jenna
Liberi, Jayla Parker, Susan DiPietro, Amanda Kinney,
Dante Liberi, and Allyson Elizabeth Nelson.
Sophia Trischitta, Gabriel Bendotti, Francis Curtosi,
Dana DeMeo, Alexandra Nuccio, & Gabriella Punzo
MERION MERCY ACADEMY
Distinguished Honors: Josephine Messina, Jane Pham
Honors: Lindsay Messina
Second Honors: Lucie Cusack
SOUTH PHILLY LIONS CLUB
VALENTINE’S DINNER PARTY
No Significant other needed!
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples anymore.
Come and celebrate life, love, and all your friendships at
our annual dinner dance party on Tuesday, February 21st
from 6:00-10:00PM at The Waterfall Room, 2015 Water
St. Cost $45 per guest, includes Horsd’Oeuvres, buffet
dinner, open bar, and dancing. Entertainment by “The
BelAirs” (the areas foremost doo-wop group). There will
be a money raffle, 50/50 drawing and favors. For
reservations call Barbara Ricci at 215-336-3932.
FORTY HOURS DEVOTION
Will begin on Sunday, February 26th at the 11:00AM
Mass, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day
until 7:00PM Mass. Monday and Tuesday Adoration
from 8:30AM-7:00PM Mass. Solemn closing on Tuesday,
February 28th at 7:00PM.
LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC
HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Sunday, February 26th, from 1:00-3:00PM. There will be
Mass in Auditorium at 12:00PM, followed by donuts and
coffee. Meet their administration, faculty, students and
staff. Come see what makes Little Flower so special!
There will be a financial aid presentation at 1:45PM. For
more info, visit www.littleflowergirlhighschool.org. or
call 215-455-6900 x162
ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST
Ashes will be distributed after all
Masses & Prayer Service
8:00, 9:00AM, 12:00Noon &7:00PM
3:00PM Prayer Service
12TH ANNUAL—LENTEN FILM SERIES
Takes place in the Rectory meeting room on
Monday evenings at 7:00PM
Come to one or come to all. A simple and entertaining
way to do something special and inspirational for Lent.
No Registration required.
Monday, March 6th—God’s Not Dead 2-Grace Wesley
has a great love of life, teaching her students. This all
stems from her love for Christ. One of her students,
Brooke, hurting over the loss of the brother, reaches out
to Grace for help. Grace shares her faith and hope in
Christ with Brooke who one day asks an honest question
about Jesus in the classroom. Grace’s response lands her
in big trouble—almost before she even finishes giving
ST. NICHOLAS & ANNUNCIATION
UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE
8 Part Study Featuring Jeff Caving
This study provides the easiest way to understand the
Bible. Unlocking the mystery of the Bible makes the
complex simple. It helps you to uncover the story woven
throughout the scripture, so that you can get the “Big
Picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about.
The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for
you, a love that you are now called to share with others.
Begins Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00PM—St.Nicholas
Meeting Room. Call the Rectory office to register at 215-
ST. ANTHONY’S REGIONAL SCHOOL &
ST. NICK’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
“JERRY BLAVAT DANCE PARTY”
Friday, March 24th
E.O.M. Hall, Front & Moore Sts. Cost $40 includes:
Buffet, Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee, Tea and Dessert.
BYOB, Silent Auction & 50/50.
For tickets call the Rectory office 215-463-1326.
ST. NICK’S CHURCH IS GOING TO
A NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY...
“A BRONX TALE”
Saturday, April 1st. Dinner at Tony’s Di Napoli in
York. Cost $250: includes bus, show and dinner. Bus
leaves from 9th & Mifflin Sts. at 10:15AM and will be
returning home 10:30PM. Deposit of $75 due at sign up.
For more info, call the Rectory office 215-463-1326.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
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
ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE VOLUNTEERS
We can use volunteers as Lectors at Mass to
strengthen our Liturgy. Please call Fr. Nick
if you can help or for more information.
Parish Planning Initiatives
Click here to view our web page
We are collecting Box Tops for Education
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.
ST. NICKS ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Relive the day in photos and videos. Go to our Church
www.stnicksphila.com, 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,
FORMED—CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION
Start watching for free today. This is our Parish gift to
you. Visit Formed.org 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 AND CARES PROGRAM
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
students from 2:45 to 6:00 PM
We Welcome New Members to Our Faith
We are always happy to welcome new members to our parish family.
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.
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