2:00 PM14:00

Our Lady of Knock Mass

The Mayo Association of Philadelphia cordially invites you to attend our annual Our Lady of Knock Mass on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Commodore John Barry Irish Arts & Cultural Center at 6315 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Immediately following Mass please join us for a buffet dinner featuring salad, a choice of Stuffed Pork with Applesauce or Salmon with Lemon and Dill Butter with Mixed Vegetables and Potatoes. Dinner, including coffee, tea and dessert, will be $25 per person.

Please R.S.V.P. for dinner by emailing

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1:30 PM13:30

Come Back Home "Welcome Mass"

Welcome back to Swampoodle and see the parish of your Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and maybe even a wedding.  On May 20th, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, who teach and run the school, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who minister to the parish and community along with the members of the parish, would like to invite you to join them in prayer at Mass.  After Mass coffee and tea will be served, in the hall and we will be able to take a tour of the school and auditorium.  St. Martin DePorres Church is handicapped accessible and there is parking in the school lot.  St. Columba Church was founded in 1895 and constructed in 1904 for a largely Irish Catholic congregation, and it features Celtic Crosses and statues of St. Brigid, St. Columba, and St. Patrick.  In Many cases, Swampoodle and Saint Columba were a starting point of many immigrants as they found a new home, a new country and a new parish.  The Mass will also be streamed live on Facebook if you can't make it.  Please contact Eileen Barrilli if you would like to attend 215-205-3221 or .

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4:00 PM16:00

Mayo Day & Spring Social

  • Commodore John Barry Center for Art and Culture (map)
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We will start at the Irish Memorial for a commemorative service, honoring our ancestors with a wreath and flowers.  

6:00 PM at the Irish Center We will plant a tree, in keeping with our 2017 Ball theme "Tree of Life".  

6:30 There will be a dinner available; chicken, beef, vegetable, potatoes, salad and rolls.  Cost will be $25 that will include dinner and a drink ticket.  Music by John Shields and I am asking for donations for the dessert table.  Please RSVP to Lisa Maloney for a proper head count for the dinner.    

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