Saint Matthias Church

 128 Bryn Mawr Avenue ▪ Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Rectory: (610) 664-0207 ▪ Fax: (610) 664-3559


Religious Education (PREP) and Youth & Young Adult Ministry Offices: (610) 664-1942

Parish Job Opportunity:

Director of Music/Organist

Saint Matthias Roman Catholic Church serves the People of God in Bala Cynwyd, Merion & Wynnefield - All Are Welcome!



                                   Please Pray for Vocations



Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.                           John 6:54




Mass Schedule:          


                          - Saturday Vigil Mass:  5:00 PM 


                          - Sunday:  8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM 

                          - Monday through Friday:  7:30 AM     


                          - Saturday:  8:00 AM 


                          - Holydays (Ascension Thursday, August 15, November 1 and December 8):

                             6:30 PM Vigil, 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM


  Holy Week Schedule:


                          - Holy Thursday, April 17

                               - Morning Prayer (Lauds) - 8 AM

                               - Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:30 PM

                                Our Church will remain open for Adoration until

                               - Night Prayer - 11 PM


                           - Good Friday, April 18

                               - Morning Prayer (Lauds) - 8 AM

                                Our church will be open all day for visits

                               - Confessions: 1 - 2 PM

                               - Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion - 3 PM

                               - Stations of the Cross - 7 PM


                             - Holy Saturday, April 19

                               - Morning Prayer (Lauds) - 8 AM

                               - Easter Egg Hunt - 11 PM

                               - Blessing of Easter Food - 12 Noon

                               - Easter Vigil - 8 PM (No 5 PM Mass)


                              - Easter Sunday, April 20

                                - 8:30, 10:30 AM, and 12 Noon (No 7 PM Mass)





Sacrament of Reconciliation: 


                         - Confessions are heard on Saturdays at 4:15 PM, on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM,

                            or at any time by appointment. 




Sacrament of Baptism:           


                         - The Sacrament of Baptism is administered every Sunday at 11:30 AM


                         - Arrangements are made in advance at the Rectory.


                         - Sponsors must be approved by a letter from their respective Pastors.


                         - First-time parents attend Pre-Jordan Meeting prior to Baptism, which is arranged at a

                            mutually convenient time




Sacrament of Marriage:           


                         - Arrangements must be made with the Pastor at least six months in advance.


                         - Pre-Cana instructions are required.



                         - Weddings may be scheduled on Saturdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM,

                            or on Friday evenings.

Adoration of The Most Blessed Sacrament                                        World Meeting of Families


                           Those who wish to make a visit before the Blessed Sacrament should ring the bell at the

                           church door closest to the rectory during regular business hours to be buzzed in. 

                           Please close the door tightly behind you when leaving.     


                           Monthly First Wednesday All-Day Adoration begins following the 7:30 AM Mass

                           and concludes with Benediction at 7 PM.




Becoming a Registered Parishioner of Saint Matthias Parish

                           New to our Parish and/or haven’t registered yet?  Welcome to Saint Matthias!  
                           Introduce yourself to Monsignor McCulken outside after Mass,
                           then come to the Rectory to be registered.  It only takes a few minutes.




Our Parish Staff:

                Rev. Monsignor Michael T. McCulken, Pastor

                Rev. Charles E. Gormley, Retired Priest


                John J. Yura, M.A., Parish Business Manager


                Peggy Haley, Director of Parish Outreach & Coordinator of Religious Education


                Katherine Bryson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry




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An Encounter with St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has received a gift from Lisieux: the first-ever reliquary of a

family, which contains first-class relics (relics of the bone) of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and of her

parents, Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin. The Carmelite Monastery in Oak Lane invites you to a day

of prayer in the presence of the relics on the first Sunday of every month, starting Sunday, December

1, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every month Maureen O’Riordan will give a conference on some

aspect of the spirituality of the Martin family at 1:00 p.m. Benediction of the Most Blessed

Sacrament at 3:30 p.m. The Carmelite Bookstore will be open from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For

details, please see

Click here for a schedule of dates and lecture topics.















 Directions to Saint Matthias




 Parish Bulletin: 

          April 13

          April 6

          March 30

          March 23

          March 16

          March 9

          March 2

          February 23

          February 16

          February 9

          February 2

          January 26

          January 19

          January 12

          January 5

          December 29

          December 22

          December 15

          December 8

          December 1

          November 24

          November 17

          November 10

          November 3

          October 27

          October 20

          October 13

          October 6

          September 29

          September 22

          September 15

          September 8

          September 1

          August 25

          August 18

          August 11

          August 4

          July 28

          July 21

          July 14

          July 7

          June 30

          June 23

          June 16

          June 9

          June 2

          May 26

          May 19

          May 12

          May 5

          April 28

          April 21

          April 14

          April 7

          March 31

          March 24

          March 17

          March 10



 Upcoming Parish Events:

   Please consult the weekly

          bulletins above


     - All Wednesdays in Lent:

       Benediction, Stations of the 

       Cross, and Confessions at

       7:00 PM


     - Patronal Feast Concert:  

       May 14, 2014 7:00PM



  Parish Calendars:



            January 2014






 Ministries Schedules:



            January 1

            January 2014






 Counters Schedules:




            January 2014





 2013-2014 PREP Schedule



 St. Charles Seminary Appeal   



 Information on the ethics of the

 Affordable Care Act:

 Health Insurance Options and

 the Ethics of the HHS Mandate







 Daily Readings



 New Roman Missal: 

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         to the Office for Worship




  Mass and Confessions with

  Archbishop Chaput at the





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  Our Pastor

  Our Patron Saint

  Parish History

  Parish Ministries &

  Parish Mission Statement

  Stations of the Cross

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  Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  Archdiocesan Vocations Office

  Saint Charles Seminary


  Graduate School of Theology 
    & Program of Catholic Studies
    at Saint Charles Borromeo


  Mass Times For Travelers

  Once Catholic


  World Wide Marriage
      Encounter - Phila. Area


  Catholic Relief Services

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For more information on vocations in the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit:

or call the Archdiocesan
Vocations Office at

All calls are confidential.

Please continue to pray for our Seminarians and for an increase in vocations to the Sacred Priesthood, as well as those discerning a vocation.