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Mass Times

Sundays: 1:00 p.m.
First Fridays: 8:15 a.m.
Holy Days of Obligation: 12 noon
Daily Traditional Latin Masses are offered at St. Mary’s Chapel, 217 Maple St., Wrightsville, PA 17368. The schedule is announced on a weekly basis. To receive the schedule, please sign up for our mailing list.

Rosary prayed 12:30 p.m. every Sunday


There are currently a few options for the Traditional Form of Confession in Lancaster:

1. Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the main church at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Lancaster.  Fr. Olkowski is in one confessional, and Fr. Pistone is in another. If you seek the traditional absolution, simply tell Fr. Olkowski that you attend the Traditional Latin Mass, and he will automatically provide the traditional form.

2. On all Sundays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in the Confessionals in the Upper Church.

3. Select weekdays at St. Mary’s Chapel, 217 Maple St., Wrightsville, PA. Confessions are offered 30 minutes before Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 45 minutes before on Thursdays. The schedule is announced on a weekly basis. To receive the schedule for Masses and Confessions, please sign up for our mailing list.

The Golden Key to Paradise – Perfect Contrition


Fr. Tcheou celebrates his first Sunday as pastor of St. Joseph Church with a Solemn High Mass for the Lancaster Latin Mass Community (June 20, 2021).

Father received special permission from Bishop Gainer to celebrate the votive Mass of St. Joseph* to commemorate his new pastorate at St. Joseph church. It was especially appropriate as Father’s Day was observed on the same Sunday in the United States. Special thanks to the Knights of the Altar Society who provided nine servers for the occasion and volunteer choir members from Philadelphia.
* A votive Mass may be offered on any day by indult (i.e., special permission granted by competent ecclesial authority).

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