St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church (Philadelphia)

St. Cyprian Catholic Church is located on the southwest corner of 63rd St. (Cobbs Creek Pkwy) and Hazel Ave. at 525 Cobbs Creek Parkway in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

St. Cyprian Catholic Church
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St. Cyprian Catholic Church is located in Philadelphia
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
St. Cyprian Catholic Church is located in Pennsylvania
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
St. Cyprian Catholic Church is located in the United States
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
St. Cyprian Catholic Church
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
DenominationCatholic
Websitesaintcyprian.net
Architecture
Completed1924
Administration
ArchdiocesePhiladelphia
Clergy
Pastor(s)Federico A. Britto
Deacon(s)Richard Nightingale

The first St. Cyprian Church was established in 2000 when Saint Carthage and Transfiguration of Our Lord consolidated.[1]

The current parish named St. Cyprian was founded in 2013 as a consolidation of six parishes in West Philadelphia:

  • Our Lady of the Rosary (founded 1886)
  • Our Lady of Victory (1899)
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord (1909)
  • Saint Carthage (1915)
  • Saint Cyprian (2000), and
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (2005)

It is named after St. Cyprian, an African nobleman who became a bishop.[2]

Reverend Msgr. Federico A Britto is the pastor, with Richard Nightingale as Permanent Deacon. The current church was built in 1924. The campus also includes a rectory, daycare, and elementary school.

EducationEdit

The parish previously had its own school.[3] In 2011 the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the closure of St. Cyprian Catholic School, as its student numbers had declined.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church. 2011-02-09. Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2020-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "History of Saint Cyprian Parish". Saint Cyprian Parish. Retrieved December 7, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "St. Cyprian". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 2009-03-12. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2020-04-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Three Catholic schools closing in Bucks County". Bucks County Courier Times. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2020-04-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 39°57′12″N 75°14′55″W / 39.953279°N 75.248559°W / 39.953279; -75.248559