St. Thomas Aquinas

Pastoral Planning Area: 630
Deanery: 8
Founded: 1885
Address: 1719 Morris St. 19145
Phone: 215-334-2312
Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Hugh J. Shields
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Dominic Tran Minh Duc
In Residence: Rev. Kurniawan Diputra, C.M. (Chaplain, Indonesian Apostolate)
Permanent Deacons: Deacon Cristobal Chavac
Other Parish Information:

Business Manager: Ralph A. Citino (
Coordinator of Religious Education: Joanne Gledhill
Parish Outreach Staff: Rev. Joseph Dinh C. Huynh (Vietnamese); Rev. Aloysius D. Setiyawan, C.M. (Indonesian); Sr. J. Santibanez, M.S.B.T. (Hispanic); Sr. Josefina Mendez, M.S.B.T.

Aquinas Center: 1700 Fernon St. 19145
Director Aquinas Center: Dr. Bethany Welch (
Phone: 267-928-4048

Mass Times: Vigil Mass, Saturdays, 4 PM; 5:30 PM (Spanish). Sundays, 7:30 AM; 8:30 AM (Vietnamese); 10 AM; 11:30 AM (Indonesian). Holydays, 8:30 AM, 7 PM. Weekdays, Monday to Saturday, 8:30 AM (Chapel).
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wednesdays, 7 PM (Chapel).
Adoration Room (church entrance through rectory yard): Weekdays, 9 AM-3:30 PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 AM-Noon.
Confessions: Saturdays, 3:30-4 PM.
Students Attend:

St. Thomas Aquinas Independence Mission School


1631 S. 18th St. 19145

School Principal: Mr. Vince Mazzio
Accessibility Information:

Church: Accessible entrances, curb cuts, ramps and parking near accessible entrances for churches with parking lots. Sufficiently wide and level approach or gradually sloping ramp to door; doorway wider than 32 inches, with automatic door or one that is easily opened with minimum pressure or usher assistance; parking spaces large enough to accommodate vans with access aisle for discharge on either side of van; parking spaces designated with proper signage.


Wharton St. from 21st St. to 18th St.; to Reed St.; to 17th St.; to Dickinson St.; to Broad St.; to McKean St.; to 20th St.; to Moore St.; to 21st St.; to Wharton St.

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