Church Bulletin

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. Jorge Cleto, 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



St. Nicholas Italian Festival, 2017


Video of Festival, by

 Nanci Sumner



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


Church History

Church Organizations

Church Staff

E Electronic Giving
Helpful Information, Augustinian website added
Mission Statement
Other South Philadelphia Churches
Photo Gallery - School Christmas Play, 12/19/2017
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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God Bless you!

Have a Blessed day.



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Merry Christmas and a
Holy and Happy New Year!
“God is with us,” Emmanuel, Born of Mary under
the protection of St. Joseph. This is a Great Love
story for each of us and for every family in the
God’s love for us cannot be overpowered by
anyone or anything. Even by the birth of a child
in a manger, amidst animals and shepherds, God
expresses His power and love for us, His children.
Light comes into the darkness of the night and into
any darkness we may experience because of sin,
fear, problems and uncertainty. God’s love is
poured out on us and protects and defends us in all
circumstances, even the most trying.
Let this powerful, unconditional love carry you
into 2018 and be for you a shield against that
which wants to harm your peace and relationship
with God and others. Make this your Best Christmas
and Year ever because you trust in God’s
Love for you. Again Merry Christmas and a
Happy, Healthy and Holy New Year!
Fr. Nick
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.
The Pro-Life Union offers emotional,
material and spiritual support to women and
families in need as they make the choice for life. Their
maternity home, Guiding Star Ministries offers housing,
referrals, and support to pregnant women and their
children. Guiding Star is a tangible expression of their
commitment to life. The PLU also answers a local
pregnancy hotline, meeting the needs of callers with
emotional help, guidance and referrals to pregnancy
centers and medical resources. They encounter mothers
who are considering abortion, through the pregnancy
hotline and also while sidewalk counseling at abortion
facilities. 24/7 hotline: call or text 610-626-4006.
Visit our new CD and Video book rack, at the Watkins St.
side entrance of the Church. There is no fee, just a small
donation if you can.
St. Nicholas Church has plaques available at our St. Jude
Shrine. If you would like to have a memorial candle in a
loved one’s name, contact the Rectory office.
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.

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.