St. Michael Roman Catholic Church at 1445 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 US - Home
Founded in 1831 by the first wave of Irish immigrants coming to America for the sake of religious freedom and economic opportunity, and site of the Nativists riots of 1844, St. Michael’s today continues to serve the needs of its resident members, its alumni and the new immigrants from all over the world who are still coming to our neighborhood.
We welcome your visit both here on line and in person.
We the people of St. Michael Parish are a Catholic Christian Community.
We desire to deepen our relationship with God and each other through prayer and worship.
We choose to accept and to love one another as God loves us. In this we proclaim Jesus as Lord.
We the people of St. Michael Parish recognize our call to grow as a Christian Community. Accepting the privilege and the challenge of this call, we envision our parish as:
A COMMUNITY THAT WORSHIPS GOD BY: participating in prayer and in weekly Eucharistic Liturgy, and participating in the sacramental life of the Church.
ONE THAT CREATES AND NOURISHES CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BY: providing opportunities for people to meet in an environment of Christian fellowship.
A COMMUNITY THAT PROCLAIMS THE GOOD NEWS BY: sharing the Good News of Jesus in our lives and in our deeds.
A COMMUNITY THAT TEACHES THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST BY: using the liturgy and parish activities to help people come to a clearer and deeper understanding so that they can live and be a witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
A COMMUNITY THAT SERVES THOSE IN NEED BY: helping both local and distant communities by generous acts of charity and by attending to their spiritual needs. We realize that this statement is merely the end of the beginning.
We pray for God's guidance and strength to continue to respond to this call to be a Christian community