Welcome to St. Katherine of Siena Church!


Welcome to St. Katherine of Siena Church in Northeast Philadelphia.   Please take the time to check out our various ministries St. Katherine of Siena has to offer.
We hope you will visit us!

Rev. Joseph S. Zaleski, Pastor
Rev. Kevin C. Okafor, Parochial Administrator, Pro-Tem

Visit Us:
9700 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114 

Rectory Phone: 215-637-7548 / 215-637-7507
Rectory Fax: 215-637-0146
Rectory Email: [email protected]

Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday 5:00 p.m.,
Sunday 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. 

First Fridays, 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

St. Katherine of Siena Welcomes Fr. William Chiriaco


After three new priests were ordained on May 18, 2024 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez released the latest round of clergy assignments for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and St. Katherine of Siena will be welcoming a new clergy member beginning in June.  Father William Chiriaco will be joining St. Katherine of Siena as a Parochial Vicar with the status of a Senior Priest. 

If that name sounds familiar, it is because Fr. Chiriaco is no stranger to Northeast Philadelphia.   Fr. Chiriaco grew up in St. Bernard's Parish and attended Father Judge High School.   Fr. Chiriaco also served as pastor of St. Anselm Parish from 2015-2019.

Most of Fr. Chiriaco's priestly ministry has been spent in the Archdiocesan High Schools as a teacher and Campus Minister.  Fr. Chiriaco currently serves as Campus Minister at Bishop Shanahan High School and is in residence at St. Agnes in West Chester.   He is also serving as temporary administrator of St. Peter's Parish in West Brandywine.

Fr. Chiriaco's tenure at St. Katherine of Siena begins on June 17.   Welcome, Fr. Chiriaco! 

Nominate Someone to the SKS Hall of Fame!

Hall of Fame

St. Katherine of Siena Hall of Fame honors those who have given their time and talents to SKS parish and/or school in ways that have upheld its mission and contributed significantly to its continued growth

We invite our parish and school community members to nominate someone you feel meets the above description.     

Nomination Process    

Nominees must be submitted via the nomination form on the attached form. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. The SKS Hall of Fame selection committee, composed of parishioners and SKS employees appointed by the pastor, will review all nominations and choose at least five (5) inductees for 2019.

Newly elected members will be inducted into the SKS Hall of Fame on Sunday November 24, 2024.

All nominees must meet the following criteria for membership in the 

                      St. Katherine of Siena Hall of Fame:

  1. Current or former parishioner - former employee – former student - persons who have a long-standing relationship with St. Katherine of Siena Parish and/or School
  2. Thirty-five (35) years of age or older
  3. Has upheld the mission of SKS and significantly contributed to its continued growth by providing leadership in the creation and development of new parish or school programs and/or providing long-term dedication to the parish or school in several different areas OR is a former student who has made notable accomplishments in their life while exemplifying the mission and values of SKS.

Download Hall of Fame Form - 2024

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Nomination forms must be submitted to:  

St. Katherine of Siena Rectory
9700 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114

2024 Lent, Holy Week and Easter Schedule


Every Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
First Fridays 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays - 4:00 p.m. in Church - February 21st, 28th
March 6th, 13th (Soup 6:00 p.m. and Stations 7:00 p.m.), March 20th, and 27th

Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, March 5 ~ 7 p.m.
(Many Confessors will be available)

Days of Grace
5:00 p.m. - March 3rd;  7:00 p.m. March 4th and 5th 

Holy Week
Passion (Palm) Sunday + March 24th
Regular Saturday evening and Sunday Mass Schedule
Palm will be distributed at each Mass
7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Service

 Holy Thursday + March 28th
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
With the ritual of the washing
of feet, and procession to the Repository
10:00 p.m. Night Prayer and close of Adoration

Good Friday + March 29th
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer followed by
Adoration at the Repository
Until the solemn Liturgy of good Friday at 3 p.m.

Holy Saturday + March 30th
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Confessions
11:30 a.m. Blessing of Food
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Liturgy

Easter Sunday + March 31st
6:30, 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon


It’s time for the Wearing of the Green! Get Your SKS St. Patrick's Gear!

2024 Shirt Logo

It’s time for the Wearing of the Green!

This year you can display your SKS Pride 5 ways...Hooded and Crew Sweatshirts, Hooded Full Zip Sweatshirts, Quarter Zip Sweatshirts or V- Neck Sweaters all with the above logo. Adult and Hooded and Adult Crew are Heathered Navy Blue, ¼ Zips, Full Zips and V neck sweaters are White or Navy Blue with Kelly Green and Navy embroidery Children’s Hooded are Navy

Download the Order Form:
Download 2024 St Patrick Shirts


SKS 2024 Lenten Day of Service


LentSKS Lenten Day of Service

Students, Families and Parishioners are invited to      

participate in one or all the day’s projects on this

Very Special Day of Service

     Saturday March 16th ~ McBride Hall

10:00 a.m. Caring for Friends Cook-in

11:00 a.m. ~ Assembling Blankets for Project Linus

11:15am - Making Rosaries With the Catholic Daughters

12:00 Noon ~ Delivering Flowers to Parish Shut-Ins

This is a wonderful way to give back and give thanks for all the blessings in your life…..hope you can join us!

       "Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are."
~Saint Mother Teresa 

Download our form to participate below:

Download 2024 Lenten Day of Service

Ash Wednesday Schedule


Wednesday, February 14, Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence from meat. On this day, Christians throughout the world pause to mark their foreheads with Ashes. It is an outward sign of their inner desire to reform their lives. The three hallmarks of Lent are Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. As we begin this holy season of Lent, take a minute to reflect on how you will incorporate these three practices into your daily Lenten journey.

Ashes will be distributed during each of the Masses on Ash Wednesday.

Masses will be celebrated at 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm.