Welcome to St. Agatha·St. James Parish
As the ”mother Catholic church" of University City and West Philadelphia, we seek to extend the loving care of God to everyone—students and non-students; local residents and visitors; Catholics and non-Catholics.
Our beautiful church is located at 3728 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (SE corner of 38th and Chestnut).
Our universities are home to the first Newman Center in the United States and we offer many university-oriented activities. Our main Newman Center is at 3720 Chestnut St; it houses the parish offices and the St. Bede Chapel.
Sunday Masses in Church
9:30am 11:30am 5:30pm 9:00pm
Stations of the Cross during Lent
Will be in Church at 6:00pm every Fridays during Lent.
Every Wednesday Candlelight Adoration and Mass
Adoration starts at 8:30pm, with mass at 9:15pm.
Masses in St Bede Chapel, Newman Center:
- From Moday to Friday at 12:05pm
- Korean Mass, First and Third Saturdays at 5:30pm.
- Spanish Mass, Second and fourth Saturday at 5:30pm.
For other masses click HERE
Confessions are heard thirty (30) minutes before each Sunday Mass. You may also request confession from a priest following daily Masses.
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