Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church – Archdiocese Philadelphia

Welcome to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church. Founded by the Redemptorist Fathers in January 1882 at a time when the great Reading anthracite coal piers made Port Richmond the largest freshwater shipping terminal in the world, for the purpose of a common place to worship and educate children in the Catholic faith for those of German and Irish ancestry. The clergy and parishoners of this rich parish welcome you to this community of faith.


Rev. Dennis Fedak, Pastor                                Rev. James Gorman, Parochial Vicar    
Sr. Mary Ripp, Principal, Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School


As a result of the Pastoral Planning announcement and the loss of Father Moriarity beginning Saturday, March 5, 2016, there will be only one vigil Mass at Nativity at 5:00 P.M. for both Nativity and Our Lady Help of Christians parishioners. The 10:00 A.M. Mass will remain at Our Lady Help of Christians until further notice.

Mass Schedule          20140513_NativityBVM (3)-2200

Sundays:                                                                                             Weekdays: Monday-Saturday: 8 AM

Vigil (Sat): 5:30PM
Sundays: 8AM, 12 noon

Holy Days of Obligation:
7PM Vigil; 8AM

2535 E. Allegheny Avenue – Philadelphia PA 19134

Rectory Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am-12:00pm & 12:45pm-4:00pm
Phone: 215-739-2735  –  Fax: 215-739-2748