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Mass Times

Sundays: 1:00 p.m.
First Fridays: 8:15 a.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 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.

New Saturday Mass location (except for First Saturday)
Holy Family Chapel is on the 2nd floor of the old convent at Historic St. Mary’s Church, 119 South Prince St., Lancaster. The entrance is in the rear of the building via the parking lot. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and the chapel will be to your left. If all the spaces are full, there is additional parking on the street and in the parking garage across the street.

Holy Mass: 7:30 AM

Holy Rosary and Confessions begin at 7:05 AM

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.

4. Going forward, on Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 pm at St Joseph’s, if you go to Confession behind the screen in either confessional, the traditional form will automatically be used.

This is in addition to Confessions that are heard every Sunday from 12:15-12:45 pm before the Traditional Latin Mass.

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