Ash Wednesday March 1st:

Masses at 8:30am and 7pm 

Dinner Dance
Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:00-7:00 pm
Our Lady of Hope Parish Social Hall Donation: $25 per person
RSVP on or before February 26, 2017 

MAN UP PHILLY: Men on a Mission
Man Up Philly will be holding the 9th annual Men’s Spirituality Conference in Philadelphia. Experience our area’s largest Men’s Spirituality conference first-hand and join others who are ready to Man-Up, by living our true mission as Catholic men.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
St. Joseph’s University - Hagan Arena Philadelphia, PA
For more info and to register, visit 

2017 Cultural Heritage Mass
March 25, 2017
1:30 pm Procession 
2:00 PM Mass
Sts.Peter and Paul Cathedral Basilica
Main Celebrant/Homilist: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput OFM, Cap.

Pastor's Monthly Message 

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Our Lady of Hope Parish


​Our Lady of Hope is a diverse and vibrant parish located in the Logan Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our parish truly represents the universal nature of the Catholic Church with our vibrant Hispanic, Filipino and Black apostolates. The parish was established in 1909 and the church building has been located on Broad Street since 1930. In 1993, the neighborhood entered a new era of our faith, with the merging of three local parishes: St. Stephen, Our Lady of the Holy Souls, and Holy Child. As these parishes came together, separate identities became one, bringing forth Our Lady of Hope Parish. Our parish is now home to over 1,000 parishoners. 

Church of the Holy Child is often referred to as the Cathedral of the North because of its massive structure. The Church was inspired by French Romanesque architecture. The steeple at 200 feet can be seen from afar in the area. Having been influenced by European Cathedral architecture, this is evident by the massive three story high marble carved altar.   We hope this website will help you to get to know Our Lady of Hope, our mission statement and the community, which is here to serve you, our parishioners and visitors. 

We hope to see you soon, 
Maligayang Pagdating

If you wish to make an online donation 

"The Cathedral of The North" 

Church of the Holy Child

Parokya Katolika ng Mahal na Birhen ng Pag-Asa, Simbahan Ng Santo Niño  

Parroquia Católica Nuestra Señora de La Experanza,  Iglesia del Santo Niño 

Dear Parishioners,

One of the phrases Christmas brings to mind is “Peace on Earth.” What a beautiful vision. It is a Christmas that this vision almost seems to be a possibility. We are kinder to one another. We think of others and give more than we do any other time of the year. We carry with us a spirit of peace. In the midst of the shopping, cooking, and wrapping, take some time to find even a little bit of peace and share it with others.

May the Peace of Christ be with you this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
Que la paz de Cristo esté con ustedes para la Navidad y el Año Nuevo.

In Christ,
Rev. Efren Esmilla, Deacons, and Parish Staff 

Mass Schedule/Misas 

Weekend/Fin de Semana

Saturday Evening/ Sábado en la Noche:

4:30pm English 


8:30am English

10:30am Spanish/ Español

12:30pm English except 3rd Sunday of month in Tagalog/ Ingles maliban sa ika-3 Linggo ng buwan sa Tagalog

Weekdays/En Semana (Monday-Saturday, Lunes-Sábado)

8:30am In the Chapel/En la Capilla


Saturday/Sábado: 4:00-4:30pm 

Sunday/Domingo: 10am or after mass/ A Las 10am o después de la Misa


Rosary and Novena to Our Mother Of Perpetual Help 

Every Wednesday at 9am 

First Friday of the Month 

7pm: Holy Hour (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary 

8pm: Mass

Legion of Mary 

Every Monday at 7pm in the rectory basement