The Philadelphia Carmelites

carmel of St. joseph and St. anne



Statement from the Philadelphia Carmel 

Mass Schedule 

Our regular schedule will be as follows: Holy Mass will be at 7:00 am Sunday through Friday. Mass on Saturdays will be at 8:00 am. Please note that the Saturday Mass will be said using the 1970 Missal (Novus Ordo Missæ). The following times will be different from the regular schedule:

On January 24, Mass will be at 8:00 am in the Ordinary Form.
On January 25, Mass will be at 7:00 am in the Extraordinary Form.
On January 26, Mass will be at 8:00 am in the Ordinary Form.

We will be back to normal on January 27th, with a 7 am Traditional Latin Mass.

Christmas Photographs

We have uploaded pictures of previous Christmases at the Carmel here. We hope you enjoy them!

New Hours for the Avila Bookshop 

The unique “monastery ambience” of the Avila Bookshop has a beautiful setting and a large array of religious books, apparel, gifts for all seasons and ages, and a room dedicated just to Catholic children’s books and toys.  We support many “mom & pop” Catholic vendors.  

As a special treat, while shopping at the monastery store, you can see items used “behind the cloister” by the sisters and learn about Carmelite life. So, please come to see and shop.  You won’t be disappointed!

Shop Hours:

Wednesdays:  10 AM – 4 PM

Fridays: 1 PM – 4 PM – and Black Friday (Nov. 26) 10 AM – 4 PM



For prayer requests and other business for the Carmelite Monastery of Philadelphia, please write to:

Mother Prioress at
Carmel of St. Joseph and St. Anne
1400 66th Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19126.

May God Reward You.


Masses are celebrated by priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Masses on Sunday through Friday are said in the Extraordinary Form whereas Holy Mass on Saturday is said in the Ordinary Form. 

Please note that public Masses may be canceled at any time without prior warning due to circumstances beyond our control.


Sundays and Weekdays:  7 am
Saturdays: 8 am

Sunday Mass is sung.
Please note the schedule changes listed above.


1400 66th Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19126

Alternate Times for the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass)

are available at St. Mary Catholic Church, in addition to other locations


There is free parking in the lot on 66th Street.


The nuns are cloistered and therefore do not use technology, but the chaplain and a small group of volunteers may be able to answer your inquiry. For vocational information and prayer requests, please write directly to the address listed above.

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