St. Thomas Aquinas
Pastoral Planning Area
Deanery Description
South Philadelphia and Northern Liberties
N.W. corner of 17th and Morris Sts.
January, 1885
1719 Morris St. 19145
Rev. Msgr. Hugh J. Shields
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.
Confession Schedule
Saturdays, 3:30-4 PM.
1631 S. 18th St. 19145

Students Attend: St. Thomas Aquinas Independence Mission School
Aquinas Center: 1700 Fernon St. 19145
Director Aquinas Center: Dr. Bethany Welch (
Phone: 267-928-4048
School Principal
Mr. Vince Mazzio
Report on the Parish School
Access 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.
Parish Other
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.
Report to Pastor


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