On August 12th, a decree was issued by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to relegate Mater Dolorosa church to profane but not sordid use. It has been serving as a worship site for Holy Innocents parish since July of 2013. The decree means that it will no longer be used as a church.
The annual Feast Day Mass this Saturday at 4 PM, September 17th, will be the final Mass at Mater Dolorosa. All are invited to attend.