Where we worship: St. Nicholas of Tolentine

Apr 21, 2015 403

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish has something that no other church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has: a weekly Sunday Mass conducted in Italian. The 8 a.m. Mass helps some congregants connect with their Italian heritage, said the Rev. Nicholas F. Martorano, pastor of St. Nicholas since 1984.

"They like the tradition. They want to keep the language. They just enjoy being able to celebrate the Mass with the Italian language even though they speak English," Martorano said. "It's nostalgic, too, for some," added Martorano, a/k/a Father Nick, who grew up in the neighborhood and the parish.

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