Novena and Feast Day Visitors’ Tips


Free parking is available in the lot next to the Shrine.

Two-hour street parking is available on Broad Street. If you park in the middle of Broad Street (this is a South Philadelphia quirk) you can park for as long as you like. However, please do not park in a turn-lane or on any striped pavement - you may be ticketed or towed. Please use the utmost caution if you park in the middle of Broad.

Other Transportation

Visitors from New Jersey can also take the PATCO line in to the city. The Shrine is about a mile walk from the stop at 13 & Locust, or you can transfer to the Broad Street Line (BSL) Southbound, ride two stops and get off at the Ellsworth-Federal Station.


Roses will be available for sale before each Feast Day Mass. The tent will be set up in the front of the Shrine by the entrance to the breezeway. Roses are $2.00 each, and all proceeds benefit the Shrine. Thank you for your generosity! Roses will be blessed during each Liturgy, along with any religious articles you bring or purchase at our Gift Shop.

Hotels near us

If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting Philadelphia, here is the list for the nearby hotels that you may consider to visit.

Have a tip?

If you are a long-time devotee of Saint Rita, or if you visit South Philadelphia often and have advice for our visitors, email us at so we can publish your tip!