About Us

  • Holy Inn
  • St. Joachim
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • Mater Dolorosa

For almost 90 years the parish of Holy Innocents has served the people and the neighborhood of Juniata. Monsignor Martin Lynch founded the parish on its December feast day and built the parish one building at a time. For 25 years Mass was celebrated in the “Red Chapel” until out beautiful cross-shaped church was constructed in 1953. The church has 7 entrances, a biblical number representing completeness, or spiritual perfection.

Seven entrances also spell out the word, WELCOME, or in Spanish BIENVENIDOS. For eight decades our five pastors of Irish descent have welcomed people from many countries. Presently Holy Innocents is the home for people from over 20 different countries, taking the words of Jesus to heart, “That all may be one.”

Our IHM sisters have been welcoming and teaching our children since 1929. Thousands of boys and girls have been schooled in the Catholic faith through the selfless efforts of our sisters and our many lay teachers. In the Fall of 2006 we welcomed St. Lucy Day School to become part of the parish family. St. Lucy’s educates children who are visually impaired.

And now the good people of Holy Innocents serve as the parish “doors.” Each one of us is called to “welcome the stranger.” Each one of us is called to “serve the needy.” And may each of us, through God’s grace, always remain open to the Lord’s challenge.

In 2013, Holy Innocents Parish was formed as a result of the merger of Holy Innocents Parish, Saint Joan of Arc, Mater Dolorosa, St. Joachim, and Ascension of Our Lord.

This merger is the result of ongoing Archdiocesan restructuring that will ultimately strengthen parish communities throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia positioning them for future growth and sustainability. It is hoped that the result will be revitalized parishes throughout the Archdiocese that are better equipped to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of future generations.

Holy Innocents Parish Mission Statement

We, the parishioners of Holy Innocents Parish, rooted in and flowing from a deep love of God and neighbor, and nourished by the Eucharist, pledge to live, proclaim, and give witness to the Gospel of Jesus. Holy Innocents Parish, a multi-cultural community of communities, through the richness of our faith and the diversity of our gifts, is committed to making Jesus’ vision, “that all may be one” a reality.

Declaracion De La Mision De Los Santos Inocentes

Nosotros, los feligreses de la parroquia Los Santos Inocentes, arraigados en y manando de un profundo amor a Dios y al prójimo, y alimentados por la Eucaristía, nos comprometemos a vivir, proclamar, y dar testimonio al Evangelio de Jesucristo. La parroquia de Los Santos Inocentes, una comunidad multicultural de comunidades, por medio de la riqueza de nuestra fe y la diversidad de nuestros dones, está dedicada a hacer realidad la visión de Jesús, “que todos sean uno.”

Holy Innocents Tuyên Ngôn Sứ Mệnh

Chúng tôi, những giáo dân của giáo xứ Holy Innocents , bắt nguồn từ và chảy ra từ một tình yêu sâu sắc của Thiên Chúa và tha nhân, và nuôi dưỡng bởi Thánh Thể, cam kết sống , rao giảng và làm chứng cho Tin Mừng của Chúa Giêsu. Giáo xứ Thánh Innocent , một cộng đồng đa văn hóa của các cộng đồng , thông qua sự phong phú của đức tin và sự đa dạng của những món quà của chúng tôi , cam kết thực hiện tầm nhìn của Chúa Giêsu, " rằng tất cả có thể là một " thành hiện thực.