St. Timothy Church welcomed parishioners for the noon Mass on Sunday, March 22, celebrated by the pastor, Father Michael Olivere. The church is located at Levick and Battersby streets in Northeast Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)


Father Michael Olivere celebrates the Liturgy of the Eucharist at St. Timothy Church.




Eric and Lina Lee and their two daughters

Eric and Lina Lee participate in the Mass with their two daughters.

Paul and Aida Wigerman

Paul and Aida Wigerman follow the Mass with their missalette.

Usher Joseph Iyszkiewicz

Usher Joseph Iyszkiewicz helps take up the collection.

Betty Malloy

Betty Malloy

Imahni Lassiter and her aunt Nicole Ierro

Imahni Lassiter (left) prays with her aunt, Nicole Ierro.

Melissa Little

Melissa Little


As the universal church heads into Holy Week, worshipers at St. Timothy’s are framed by the paschal candle and the 12th station of the cross, “Jesus Dies on the Cross.”


Eucharistic Minister Diana DeMatteo, cantor Marie Herbert

At right, extraordinary minister of holy Communion Diana DeMatteo offers the chalice to a parishioner as cantor Marie Herbert, center, leads the congregation in song.


Father Michael Olivere, pastor, prays the blessing over the people at the end of Mass.


Amber Miller, Faith Weldon, Erin Weldon

From left, altar servers Amber Miller, Faith Weldon and Erin Weldon lead the entrance procession.

Spencer Parcells

Spencer Parcells


The spectacular rose window dominates the rear of St. Timothy’s and frames the parish choir, which sang during the Mass.


Amanda Weber and Danilynn Harkins

Amanda Weber (left) and Danilynn Harkins

lector Bessie Neumerski

Lector Bessie Neumerski proclaims a reading from Scripture.


Rick Mullen prays before mass

Rick Mullen prays before Mass.