Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Evenings by Appointment
History of Saint Cyprian Parish Founded: July 1, 2000; re founded July 2013
St. Cyprian parish is a consolidation of four parishes. The history of these parishes spans more than 100 years: Our Lady of the Rosary: 1886, Our Lady of Victory: 1899, Transfiguration of Our Lord: 1909, St. Carthage: 1915 . In 2000, Transfiguration of Our Lord and St. Carthage were merged. In 2005, Our Lady of victory and Our Lady of the Rosary were merged. For all of our parishioners, these have been years of significant change and adaptation.
The members of this new St. Cyprian Parish bring both the love of their former parishes and their spirit of faith and hope to the creation of yet a new and expanded faith community. The territory encompassed by this new parish, includes a vast portion of West Philadelphia and almost 2000 persons, young to "seasoned."
Already active and alive, our new parish moves forward in UNITY, FAITH AND HOPE.
Who is St. Cyprian? ST. CYPRIAN was born an African nobleman about 200 A.D. He converted to Christianity. Later he became a priest then a bishop. He directed the church during a time of persecution, always stressing the theme of UNITY.
Prayer of Saint Cyprian Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant, St.Cyprian, of Your Spirit always within us and your continued presence in us and of our oneness with you and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in FAITH, UNITY, and HOPE, guided by the Holy Spirit. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.