News & Events

  • Weekday Masses (6/14/2020) - I greatly admire the faithful who attended Mass last Saturday and Sunday. It was a real physical presence that communicated parish unity which felt lost during the pandemic The streaming of the Mass live on Sunday has made some people feel all is not lost. I am also grateful for you contributions by mail and [...]
  • Returning to Masses (5/28/2020) - Pentecost Sunday is the beginning of the work of the Holy Spirit in the community of the Church. We should participate as actively as possible in the evangelization of the uninitiated. We use the Gospel and the liturgy to effectively convert others to the faith. Beginning on June 6th, we will celebrate the liturgy publicly, [...]

Message from the Pastor

 

Welcome to the official website of Holy Family Parish in Manayunk, Philadelphia

Dear Friend,

Ever since its founding in 1885, our parish has been a welcoming one. Following in the spirit of our founders, generation after generation have tried to live in the spirit of the Holy Family.

Our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents provided a beautiful church, school and other parish buildings. The present parishioners who are the recipients of that generosity are grateful to them as this legacy is passed on to future generations.

Beginning in 1885, the spiritual needs of our members have been well-served. Thousands upon thousands, known and unknown, have worshipped here. Countless children have been baptized. Many couples have exchanged vows. Loved ones have been buried. But most important of all, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been celebrated uninterruptedly for the past 129 years.

I hope that you will visit our website regularly, and find the information provided meaningful and spiritually uplifting as you travel on your faith journey.

May our heavenly patrons, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family bless and protect you always.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Monsignor Patrick E. Sweeney
Pastor