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Mass Schedules

Sunday Anticipated Mass
5:15 pm (Saturday) in Basilica

8:00am in Basilica
9:30am in Basilica
11:00am in Basilica
12:30pm Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel
6:30 pm in Basilica

Monday to Friday
7:15 am in Cathedral Chapel
12:05 pm in Cathedral Chapel

12:05 pm in the Cathedral Chapel – Miraculous Medal Novena prayers recited following the 12:05 pm Mass

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

All Confessions in the Cathedral Basilica
Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM
Saturday: 4:15-5:00 PM in Basilica
Sunday: 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM in Basilica
12:00 PM in Spanish in Chapel

La Santa Misa en español y los Sacramentos

La Santa Misa es celebrada en español los domingos a las 12:30 PM en la capilla de la Catedral.

Para los días de precepto por favor mirar el boletín parroquial.

El horario para el Sacramento de la Reconciliación o Confesión es de 12:00 a 12:30 pm los domingos en la capilla.

En el 2017 los Bautismos en español se celebrarán en: Enero 29, Abril 30, Julio 30 y Octubre 29. Los Bautismos en inglés se celebran el primer domingo del mes. Para la celebración de Bautismos y Matrimonios en español, por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial al 215-561-1313.

Para programar una visita al hospital, para recibir la Comunión, y para la Unción de los enfermos, por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial al 215-561-1313.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Upcoming Community Concert:The Same Stream Choir
Friday, September 29th, 2017 – 8:00 PM.  The Same Stream Choir, under the baton of artistic director James Jordan, will return to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for an 8 pm concert as a part of the Annual Society for Catholic Liturgy conference. Open and free to the public. Conductor James Jordan […]

Archdiocesan Rosary
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00pm.  Join us in Reciting the Holy Rosary at the Cathedral Basilica. Free parking at 222 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  The meditations on the rosary that accompany each mystery are the soul of the Rosary. They are what give the Rosary it’s life, purpose and power. The Rosary isn’t simply […]

Cathedral Parish Vigils and additional events For Life
The Cathedral Parish will lead the prayer vigil in front of Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Apple (8th & Arch) on Wed. October 11, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Wed. November 1, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Planned Parenthood on 12th and Locust. To sign up for a 1 hr prayer vigil shift please […]

White Mass, October 8, 2017 (not Oct. 1)
At the 11:00 am Parish Mass in the Basilica. The White Mass (St. Luke Mass) which is typically celebrated near the Feast of Saint Luke (October 18), the Evangelist and Physician, brings together many in the medical profession to ask the Lord’s blessing upon the great variety of their works.

Sidewalk AdvocatesTraining by Dr. Monique Ruberu
-Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00-6:00pm   Location: The Neumann Room, located behind the Basilica, next to Our Lady of the Apostles Garden. There is no cost to attend and a free early dinner will be provided. Free parking available at 222 North 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!  Sidewalk Advocates training is an opportunity to […]

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Events for Young Adults

Discipleship Series
Perhaps more than ever, young Catholic Adults need the opportunity to encounter the Lord as members of his Church with a focus on following him more completely. Following the Lord as his disciples is a life-long experience of living the Christian life and needs a good foundation and the support of others. This series is designed to provide young adults with some solid formation as disciples of the Lord today.

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 24, 2017

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 17, 2017

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 10, 2017

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Ministry and Volunteer Opportunities

You are cordially invited and encouraged to consider sharing your time, talent and treasure with your Parish and your fellow Parishioners by volunteering for one or more of the parish ministries, committees or groups. Please contact the Parish office at 215-561-1313 for more information.

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Welcome to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Francis Patrick Kenrick initiated the building of this magnificent Church in 1846. It was continued through the tenure of Saint John Neumann and completed in 1864 by Bishop (later Archbishop) Wood. You are invited to not only learn more about our Cathedral Basilica through this website but also to join us for liturgy, for private prayers and for a tour of our imposing Basilica.

Keys and Sword Award

Each year, the Cathedral Basilica acknowledges a member of our religious or civic community with our prestigious Keys and Sword Award, named in honor of Saints Peter and Paul, which recognizes extraordinary commitment and selfless dedication in service to others. It acknowledges one whose actions reflect the Gospel values of faith, valor, selfless service, personal sacrifice and respect.