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).

Please note that on Friday, December 3rd, Mass will be said at 7:00 am using the 1970 Missal in English.

Carmel Benefit Concert

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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