Fauré Requiem Mass

Fauré Requiem Mass

Sunday November 6th at 5:00pm

At this season of All Souls, all are invited for a memorial Eucharist, at which we will remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us to the Kingdom of Heaven.

The complete Requiem Mass setting by Gabriel Fauré will be offered as it was intended to be heard, in the context of the liturgy.

  • Sung by the Saint Paul’s Adult Choir
  • Conductor: Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, Director of Music
  • Organist: Joseph Russell, Organ Scholar

The sanctuary will be illuminated with candles, and votive candles will be available for individual lighting. You are invited to submit the names of loved ones to be held in remembrance and listed in the service leaflet.

Please submit the name(s) by Wednesday November 3rd. Alternatively, you may call the Parish Office, 215-242-2055.

Beer and Bible – Begins Oct. 21  


Saint Paul’s Beer and Bible is back! Beginning on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing once a month thereafter, all are invited to join a group of beer enthusiasts and connoisseurs for a time with the Bible in the Swift Bird Room. You don’t have to know the Bible before you join us; we will all learn together. We will be studying Paul’s Letter to the Galatians-an interesting and engaging letter. Please bring beer and snacks to share. Child care will be provided. Beer and Bible will be led by Manny.

Listening to the Other, Native American Voices – Oct. 25 @ 7 p.m.


Listening to the other, Native American Voices -Rev. Emmanuel Mercer will speak about his pilgrimage with Saint Paul’s youth to the Standing Rock Reservation.
Tuesday Evenings, October 25 and November 1 at 7 p.m.

  • October 25, Dispossession ~ This session will explore how native people were dispossessed of their lands, in Pennsylvania, New England, and the northern Plains where our youth visit each summer.
  • November 1, the New Creation ~ We will explore the way the native spirituality promises a new future for native peoples. How does it challenge western Christians?

Benefit Concert and Silent Auction – Nov. 4

  • Date: Friday November 4th, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Proceeds from this event will support the Saint Paul’s Choir as it travels to London in July 2017 for a week-long Choral Residency at Saint Paul’s Cathedral.  More about the trip.

  • Ticket details and online purchase here.  Discount of 10% on individual tickets purchased before October 21st.
  • Seraphim and Cherubim Sponsorships are available
  • Donations of any size are very welcome and tax deductible.

matsukawaDaniel Matsukawa, Bassoon, accompanied by Zach Fritsch-Hemenway and Joe Russell.

Daniel Matsukawa has been Principal Bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2000.  He studied at the Juilliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, has appeared with national and international orchestral ensembles, and is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes.  He will be the featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in January 2017.


1013872-eiffel-towerBid on a fabulous array of items, including

– vacation homes in Nevis, Paris, and local retreat spots
– theater, opera, and orchestra tickets
– fine dining and gourmet food
– paintings, crafts, and jewelry
– sporting events
– many other one-of-a-kind items

Online catalog and pre-bidding will open two weeks ahead.  Stay tuned for announcements and auction link.


oakscloister1-squareThe Oaks Cloister at 5820 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

One of the most magnificent private residences in Philadelphia.  Designed in 1900 by Joseph Miller Huston, architect of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, this elegant Tudor estate stands on a hill overlooking the greenery of Fairmount Park.  Superbly restored by its owners, Dr. Russell Harris and the late Mr. John Casavecchia, The Oaks Cloister has the distinction of achieving historical certification as one of Pennsylvania’s treasured landmarks.

Directions    |   Valet Parking    |    Open bar and light supper

Youth Visit to Winding Brook Farm – Oct. 14


Saint Paul’s Youth will be going to the Winding Brook Farm for our monthly community-building  event on Friday, October 14. This promises to be an incredible evening of pure and simple fun. There are several activities to choose from, like haunted hay rides and the hay maze. We will depart from Saint Paul’s at 4 p.m. and return by 8 p.m. Each participant should bring $25 in pocket money for snacks and some of the activities. Saint Paul’s will provide tickets for a portion of the hayrides. Mrs. Christine Fitzpatrick will be joining us on this trip to provide additional support. Please contact Manny: emercer@stpaulschestnuthill.org if you have questions about the event.


For more information on our youth programs, please click here.